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The Shanks celebrate 60 years

April 29, 2011

Ralph Leon and Betty Jean Shank of Hagerstown celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on March 24, 2011. A dinner was hosted in their honor at Academy Theatre Banquet & Conference Center by their sons and daughter-in laws. A meal was catered by Applause Caterers.  

The Shanks were married March 24, 1951, at Grace Brethren Church in Hagerstown, by the Rev. Walter Lepp.  

Mrs. Shank is the former Betty Faith of Clear Spring.

Mr. Shank retired from Greyhound Bus Lines after 25 years of service.  

Mrs. Shank was employed at Town and Country Store in Hagerstown for 15 years, and later retired from Rainbow Daycare.  

The Shanks are the parents of four sons: Ralph Shank Jr., married to Susan of Roanoke, Va.; Rick Shank, married to Tina of Greencastle, Pa.; Larry Shank, married to Sharon of Hagerstown; and Michael Shank, married to Danielle of Hagerstown.  

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They have nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.   

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