February 17, 2003

The Oakses

Robert W. and Alice M. (Cooper) Oakes of Gapland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Oct. 19, 2002, at Brownsville Church of the Brethren. Their daughter and her husband, Denise and Ralph Painter, and grandchildren and family attended the celebration.

The Oakeses were married Oct. 10, 1952, at the old Brownsville Church of the Brethren in Brownsville by the Rev. Newton L. Poling, now deceased.

Mrs. Oakes retired from Washington County Board of Education in 1996. She is active in the music program of Brownsville Church of the Brethren.

Mr. Oakes served in the Army and was stationed in Austria during the Korean conflict. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1992, after working in the Boonsboro Post Office; then retired from Meadows Insurance Co., in 2002.


The Koontzes

Paul David Koontz and Mae Florence (Kendall) Koontz were honored at a 60th wedding anniversary dinner hosted by their children and spouses.

The Koontzes were married Oct. 17, 1942, at Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown.

Mrs. Koontz is the former Mae Kendall, daughter of the late Merle and Ruth Kendall. She retired from Corning Glass Works in Greencastle, Pa.

Mr. Koontz is the son of the late Clarence and Cornelia Koontz. He served in the Army and retired from Jamison Door Co. in Hagerstown.

The Koontzes have three children, Ronald of Clear Spring, Bonnie of Needmore, Pa., and Dennis of St. Thomas, Pa. They have seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

The Beasleys

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Beasley of Hagerstown were honored with a surprise party for their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Williamsport Community Building. The celebration was hosted by their four sons, David, Jeffery, Mark and Curtis, and family members. The event was attended by family and friends.

The Beasleys were married Nov. 23, 1952, in Frederick. The Rev. Paul Harne gave the blessing for the event.

Mrs. Beasley is the former Lucretia "Pat" Beaver, daughter of the late Roy and Susan Beaver. She retired from Homewood Center in 1992.

Mr. Beasley is the son of the late Henry and Cora Beasley. He retired from Pangborn Corp. in 1992.

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