August 10, 2008

The Helmintollers

Vincent and Glennis Helmintoller of Roanoke, Va., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the pavilion area of Menno Haven in Chambersburg, Pa. The event was a combination family reunion and anniversary party.

The party was co-hosted by Mrs. Helmintoller's sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Larry Lehman, and her brother and sister-in-law, Frederick and Kathleen Horst, and Mr. Helmintoller's sister, Rhoda Helmintoller. About 100 people attended the event. The couple also was honored at a dinner in Charleston, N.C., on June 21, given by their son, Vincent Helmintoller III of Charlotte, N.C..

The Helmintollers were married on June 21, 1958, at Salem Reformed Church in Hagerstown by the Rev. Joseph Clem, now deceased. Mrs. Helmintoller is the daughter of the late Martha and Melvin Horst. She is retired from Virginia Western Community College.


Mr. Helmintoller is the son of the late Vincent W. and Helen Helmintoller. He is retired from Allstate.

They also have a daughter, Kimberly Stogner of Winston Salem, N.C., and two grandchildren.

They are active members of First Baptist Church of Roanoke, and active in the Roanoke community.

The Millers

Danny and Juliana "Judy" Miller of Hagerstown were honored on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party at the United Auto Workers Local 171 hall in Hagerstown.

The dinner and dance was hosted by their daughters and their spouses, Cheryl and Herbie Null, and Barbara and Keith Sprecher.

Sixty-five family members, friends and neighbors from Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania and College Station, Texas, attended the event. A video was shown of the couple's 50 years together.

The Millers were married on Nov. 9, 1957, at Christ Reformed United Church of Christ in Cavetown by the Rev. Richard P. Fennel.

Mr. Miller is the son of the late Clifford L. and Mae E. Martin Miller. He worked for 36 years at M.P. Moller Organ Works, until the company closed. He then worked for Hagerstown Organ Co.

Mrs. Miller is the daughter of the late Leonard N. and Viola C. Hoffman Stevens, and the foster daughter of James A. Sharon and the late Pauline Sharon. She worked at Ravenwood Lutheran Village, and for 20 years at Washington County Hospital.

The couple's oldest daughter, Deborah Lyn Miller Taylor, died in 2007. They have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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