60th: Robert and Virginia Smeltzer

Robert and Virginia Smeltzer

Robert and Virginia Smeltzer of New Matamoras are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

Eloping at 17 and 16 years old, they were married Dec. 12, 1956 in Richmond, Ind. Justice John R. Longstreth was the officiating minister.

Smeltzer is the son of Melvin and Bertina Smeltzer. He retired from Ormet Corp. Mrs. Smeltzer is the daughter of Fred and Genevieve Brown. She is a homemaker.

They have two children, Joni Thomas of New Matamoras and Mark (Simone) Smeltzer of Texas. Grandchildren are Gretchen (Ronnie) Earley of New Matamoras and Michael and Sarah Smeltzer of Texas. Great-grandchildren are Camron and Keenan.

They are members of Lawrence Baptist Church.

A family dinner is planned. Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 171, New Matamoras, Ohio, 45767.