Many milestone birthday celebrations
Cleo (Christman) Carpenter, formerly of Lewisville, OH, will celebrate her 100th birthday July 22. She was the youngest of nine children born to John and Clara (Ackerman) Christman in Calais, OH. She graduated from Lewisville High School in 1937 and Ohio University in 1939 with a teaching certificate and taught school in Calais for a few years.
Cleo married Carl Carpenter in 1941 and raised four children: Darlene, Lyle, Carl Jr. and David, mostly near Kent, OH. She has six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She enjoyed cooking, cake and cookie decorating, vegetable and flower gardening, family history and quilting. She has completed many quilts over the years with her first at 15 and continuing until age 97.
At retirement they returned to Lewisville where she enjoyed spending time with family, friends and relatives for 30 years. For many years she ran the food pantry at the Lewisville Methodist Church and helped prepare their Election Day dinners. Cleo now resides at Elmcroft in Marietta.
An open house (no presents please) is being held on July 28 at the Lewisville Community Center from 1:30-3 p.m. following a Christman family reunion. Cards may be sent to: Cleo Carpenter, 150 Browns Rd., Apt. C-28, Marietta, OH, 45750.
Opal V. Hall of Williamstown will celebrate her 90th birthday on July 13. She was born July 13, 1929 to Gilbert and Fannie Allender of Marietta. She is the sister of the late Carole (Dean) Hopp of Marietta and the late Gilbert (Judy) Allender of California.
Opal is a 1947 graduate of Marietta High School. She married the late Dr. Gale D. Hall on June 1, 1948. Opal was active in the Williamstown Women’s Club and Mary Martha Circle at the First United Methodist Church in Williamstown. She has two children, the late Linda Altmann and Steve (Gloria) Hall of Waverly.
She has three grandchildren, Christy (Ian) Brown of Dublin, OH, Robb Altmann of Dublin, OH and Tressa (Mike) Varner of Williamstown. She has three great-grandchildren, Eli, Evan and Ben Brown of Dublin, OH. Opal will celebrate her birthday with a family gathering.
Join the family in celebration of Dale Cox’s 90th birthday with an open house July 27 from 2-4 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 312 Franklin Street in Marietta.
Cards may be sent to 720 D.A.V. Road, Whipple, OH, 45788.