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Retirement home couple renews wedding vows

February 14, 2001

Retirement home couple renews wedding vows



WILLIAMSPORT - Catherine and James Bachtell renewed their wedding vows Wednesday in a Valentine's Day ceremony before family and residents of a Williamsport retirement home.

The couple have been married 59 years and decided Valentine's Day would be a romantic time to reaffirm their love, said Francis "Bob" Kefauver, a resident of the Homewood retirement community where the Bachtell's live.

The ceremony was conducted by the Rev. Reginald Rice in the activity room at Hilltop, which is Homewood's assisted living residence.

The couple was attended by their son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Joan Bachtell, as best man and matron of honor.

Residents helped staff members decorate for the wedding and built an arch for the bridal couple to stand under while saying their vows.

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