William and Mary Wharton of Marietta will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on Sept. 5 with dinner with their immediate family.
They were married Sept. 5, 1948, at the Church of Christ, Sixth and Washington streets, Marietta, by Oliver Johnson and Homer Utley.
He is the son of the late C.C. and Mollie Wharton. He is retired after 37 years of employment by American Cyanamid Co. (now Cytec) at Willow Island, W.Va.
She is the daughter of the late Guy and Edith Beardmore. She is retired after 21 years of employment by PNC (formerly The Central Trust Co., now Chase).
They are the parents of Mark (Julie) Wharton, Craig (Diane) Wharton, Paul (Silvia) Wharton, and Keith (Leslie) Wharton.
They have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
They are both members of the Sixth and Washington Streets Church of Christ.