Van and Midge Simpers will celebrate their 50th anniversary on Nov. 26.

They were married by A. Augustus Welsh in Christ United Church of Christ in Bethlehem, Pa.

This is the same minister who married both her parents and sister and brother-in-law.

He is the son of the late F. Vannort Simpers and Marian T. Gildersleeve.

She is the daughter of the late H. John Nye and Shirley LaRose Nye.

Their family includes John V. Simpers and daughter-in-law Kayt Erdahl of Kazakhstan, Brian P. Simpers and daughter-in-law Beth of Parkersburg and Carrie S. Velazquez and son-in-law Daribel of Avon, Ind. They are the grandparents of Johnathon, Corina and Josiah.