Anniversaries Announcements for 6/22

June 24, 2002

The Spanglers

William M. And Elsie E. (Duffey) Spangler of Smithsburg were guests of honor at a 65th wedding anniversary celebration Saturday, March 23, at Willowbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church in Boonsboro. Guests attended from Michigan, Missouri, Wisconsin, Idaho, Maryland, Tennessee, Illinois, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and New York.

The Spanglers were married April 2, 1937, in Hagerstown by the Rev. R.S. Daubert.

They are both retired.

Mrs. Spangler, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Duffey of Greencastle, Pa., volunteers at SDA Community Services in Hagerstown.

Mr. Spangler, who is known as "Bill" or "Gary," is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Spangler of Hagerstown. He has volunteered at the prisons in Hagerstown for 29 years. He is evangelist for the Pennsylvania Conference of Seventh-day Adventist Church and has traveled to Africa, Europe, Venezuela and Thailand.


The Spanglers have five daughters: Patricia Milliard of Birch Tree, Mo.; Beverly Grenci of Hagers-town; Lois Fulton of Berkeley Springs, W.Va.; Virginia Campbell of Falls River, Wis.; and Ramona Bibi of Niles, Mich.; two sons, Lynnwood Spangler and Kim Spangler of Smithsburg; 30 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, with two more on the way.

The Davelers

Mr. and Mrs. Harry E. Daveler of Hagers-town, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a surprise party Saturday, April 13, at The Grill at Park Circle. Family members attended the dinner hosted by their children, Barbara and Gil Thurston and Bobby and Debbie Daveler.

The Davelers were married on Good Friday, April 11, 1952, by Pastor L. Boyd Hamm at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Daveler is the daughter of the late Henry and Jayne Kennedy Dick of Hagerstown. She worked for W.F. Prior Co., and is a housewife.

Mr. Daveler is the son of the late John and Rachael Thomas Daveler of Thurmont, Md. He retired from the Hagerstown Fire Department after 30 years of service.

They have six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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