Ronald and Minnie Smith of Marietta are celerating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 5, 1961, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Ottumwa, Iowa by Father John Collins.
He is the son of the late Encil and Dorothy Smith.
She is the daughter of the late Virgil and Grace Benson.
They are the parents of Phil (Dorothy) Smith of Dublin, Ohio; Susan (Paul) Smith of Parkersburg; and Audrea (Scott) Lehman if Westborough, Mass.
The couple have eight grandchildren: Claire Smith of Dublin; Kaitlynn Smith, Hannah Smith, Alec Smith and Adeline Smith of Parkersburg; Sam Lehman, Mary Kate Lehman and Rachel Lehman of Westborough.
She is retired from Caremark, Raleigh, N.C.
He is retired from GE Plastics.
The couple's children are hosting a celebration from 1 to 5 p.m., Saturday, July 30, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church Social Hall, 5001 Lowell Hill Road in Lowell. They are requesting no gifts but cards would be appreciated.