65th: Paul and Jane Thorn

Jane and Paul Thorn will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on April 4. They were married by the Rev. James Stewart at the Bartlett Methodist Church in Bartlett.

Thorn is the son of the late W.A. Thorn and Clara (Miller) Thorn. He is retired from Bell Atlantic Telephone Co. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Mrs. Thorn is the daughter of the late Dayton Sr. and Leota (Kinney) Goddard.

They are the parents of two daughters, Paul West (son-in-law Michael) and the late Carla McDaniel.

They are the grandparents of Brett (Sarah) West, Ryan (Rachel) West, Erica (Ben) Mackley, Chad (Jess) McDaniel and Gwen (Derik) Geitgey. They are blessed with 11 great-grandchildren, Emily and Hannah West, Addison West, Caleb and twins Owen and Quinn Mackley, regan and Rory McDaniel and Brandt, Eleanor and Jackson Geitgey.

Since the entire family was able to get together this past Christmas, it is planning to be all together this summer and celebrate both their 86th birthdays and their 65th wedding anniversary.

Over the years they have been involved in various community organizations. Their lives are now centered around family and those great grandchildren. They are active in the congregation at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Belpre.

The Thorns would enjoy hearing from those who have been part of their lives over the years. Feel free to send a note to 2320 Route 339, Belpre OH 45714.