June 22, 2008

The Kershners

Bob and Joan Kershner of Charles Town, W.Va., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, March 9, 2008, at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown, W.Va. The event was hosted by their two sons, Stephen Kershner and his wife, Tammy, and Craig Kershner, and his wife, Jondra.

The Kershners were married on Jan. 1, 1958.

The Rev. Richard Neal, who married the couple, officiated during the celebrations as they renewed their wedding vows.

The party was attended by friends and family, including the Kershner's seven grandchildren.

The Farrises

A 50th wedding anniversary luncheon was held honoring James "Buster" and Evelyn Farris of Hagerstown, on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2007, at the Wilson Ruritan Club. More than 50 family members and friends attended.

The event was hosted by their daughters, Donna Koons, MaryJo Gower and Barbara Shank, Mr. Farris' sister, Hazel Neibert and friend, Connie Walters.


The Rev. Nicholas W. Dohony married the Farrises on Sept. 22, 1957, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Halfway.

Mr. Farris worked as a mechanic for Gray Concrete Co., Goodyear Co. and Ewing Oil Co. He opened Farris Auto Service Center in 1995.

Mrs. Farris worked for Hagerstown Trust Co. and Maryland National Bank. After 30 years of employment with the two banks, Mrs. Farris retired as branch manager from Hagerstown Trust in May 2000. She works with her husband as office clerk for his auto repair business.

The Kunzes

Robert Leslie Kunz and Marilyn "June" Kunz celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a surprise party hosted by their families. The event was held on Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at Burough Hall in Fairplay, with 50 family and friends attending.

The Kunzes were married on April 23, 1983, at Williamsport Assembly of God Church in Williamsport.

Mrs. Kunz is the daughter of Leroy and Lillian Barthlow of Mercersburg, Pa.

Mr. Kunz is the son of the late Ernst Kunz and Anna Kunz of Hagerstown.

They have one daughter, Brandy Boward and husband Mike. They have two grandchildren.

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