50th: John and Joellen Miller

John and Joellen Miller

John and Joellen Miller will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 27. The couple were married Aug. 27, 1968 at Harmar Hill Church of Christ in Marietta by the late Jess Nutter. A reception at the Betsey Mills Club followed the ceremony. John is the son of the late Clyde and Sara (Duer) Miller of Marietta and Joellen is the daughter of the late James and Edith (Kern) Hay of Marietta.

The couple have three children, Matthew (Jeanette) Miller of Waterford, Miki (Monte) Rowland of Waterford, and Mandy (Tim) Sutherland of Rittman, Ohio. They also have four grandchildren, Monte “David” Rowland, Michael Rowland, Sara Rowland, and Jody Sutherland.

After John retired as a teacher from Warren Local School District and Joellen retired from Coldwater Creek, the couple have been enjoying the leisure time of retirement. They enjoy reading, enjoying their grandkids, photography and traveling to the mountains when they get a chance.

John and Joellen celebrated their anniversary this summer with a family trip to Holden Beach, N.C.