Anniversaries, Jan. 21

January 21, 2006

The Reeders

Charles and Doris Reeder of Hagerstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005. Their son, Larry Reeder, hosted a dinner for the family at Nick's Airport Inn.

The Reeders were married Aug. 2, 1945, by the Rev. Scott Wagner, now deceased.

Mr. Reeder is a U.S. Coast Guard veteran of World War II. He retired from Mack Trucks in 1986. He has been active in work for veterans.

Mrs. Reeder is a housewife.

They have three children, Sharon Kay, Larry and Allen, all of Hagerstown. They also have five grandchildren.

The Shiffletts

Mr. and Mrs. Earmon Shifflett of Halfway celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at a surprise family gathering. The event was hosted by their children and spouses, Denny and Karen Shifflett and Debby and Tom Johns.

The Shiffletts were married Oct. 7, 1955, at Christ Church by the Rev. Eyster.

Mrs. Shifflett is the daughter of Jesse and Hazel Brewer.


Mr. Shifflett is the son of the late Earmon and Era Shifflett.

The Shiffletts have four grandchildren.

The Beards

Mr. and Mrs. Francis "Tim" Beard of Ocean City, Md., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 19, at Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378. The event was hosted by their children and spouses, Brad and Kim LaFollette of York, Pa., Randy and Michelle Beard of Bremo Bluff, Va., and Tim Beard of Hagerstown.

The Beards were married on Nov. 18, 1955, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hagerstown.

Mr. Beard was employed by Pangborn Corporation for 43 years, retiring in 1998.

Mrs. Beard was a homemaker for many years; she was employed by Washington County Hospital, retiring in 1998.

They have three grandchildren.

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