Anniversary announcements for 2/2

February 05, 2002

Anniversary announcements for 2/2

The Showalters

Paul D. and Ruth N. Showalter of Menno Village in Chambersburg, Pa., formerly of Hagerstown, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Skyline Retreat Center, Cove Valley Camp, in Mercersburg, Pa. The event was hosted by their six daughters and spouses, Arvid and Lorraine Martin of Imlay City, Mich.; Jay and Ellen Hartzler of Belleville, Pa.; Stephen and Lucille Martin of Waynesboro, Pa.; Darwin and Carolyn Martin of Chambersburg, Pa.; Gary and Cheryl Frey of State Line, Pa.; and Ralph and Joanna Lehman of Chambersburg.

The Showalters were married Dec. 23, 1941, at the home of the groom's parents. For the first 29 years of their marriage, they were farmers near Reid, Md.

Mrs. Showalter is a homemaker and volunteers at World Treasures in Hagerstown and at Menno Haven Retirement Village.

Mr. Showalter retired from Quality Homes Inc. He also does volunteer work at Menno Village.


They have 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The Bishops

Rocky and June Bishop of Clear Spring were recently surprised with a 25th wedding anniversary party at Clear Spring American Legion Saturday, Dec. 8, 2001. The party was hosted by their four children, Tracy Bishop McCauley, Rocky Bishop Jr., Cory Bishop and Kelly Bishop, Stacey Yingling, and Jessica Cunningham. Approximately 40 friends and relatives attended the event.

The evening included dinner, dancing, a cake and toast by son Rocky.

The Bishops were united in marriage Dec. 18, 1976, in Williamsport.

The Burketts

Ernest and Josephine Burkett of Hagerstown were honored with a small dinner party at the Outback Steakhouse in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. The dinner was hosted by Cindy Oliver, Bill Baker and a granddaughter.

The Burketts were married Dec. 24, 1951, by the Rev. Charles Barnhart at United Brethren in Christ Church in Coseytown, Pa.

Mrs. Burkett worked in the health field for 25 years.

Mr. Burkett retired from Beachley Furniture after 33 years.

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