September 15, 2007

The Bodens

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Boden of Clear Spring celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, June 30, 2007, at the Broadfording Church of the Brethren Fellowship in Cearfoss with their family and friends.

The dinner and event were hosted by their daughter Donna and son-in-law Charles Turner Jr. of Hagerstown, and son Alan and daughter-in-law Kim Boden of Hagerstown. Daughter Kathy Smith was in attendance. But daughters Vickie McIntosh of Virginia and Barb Mowen of Pennsylvania could not attend. More than 90 family members and friends attended the event.

The Bodens were married June 29, 1957, in Clear Spring by the Rev. J.W. Huffman, now deceased.

Mrs. Boden, the former JoAnn McCumbee of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., is the daughter of the late Ella Mae and Leo McCumbee. She is a homemaker.


Mr. Boden is the son of the late Frank and Emma Boden. He is retired from Ryder-PIE Truck Lines and now works part time for Peck's Refuse as a roll-off driver.

The Bodens have nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The Trumpowers

Vern and Arlene Trumpower of Maugansville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 4, 2007, with a dinner at Nick's Airport Inn hosted by their son and daughter-in-law, Curtis and Michelle Trumpower. Also part of the celebration was a surprise card shower and dinner at Hempen Hill.

Vernon and Arlene were married Sunday, Aug. 4, 1957, at Otterbein United Brethren Church in Hagerstown. Arlene is the former Arlene Burkholder from Coseytown, Pa. They have one son, Curtis, and two grandchildren, Miles and Shelly.

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