Lou and Shirley Zimmerman of Calabash, N.C., formerly of Wheeling, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, July 1.
They were united in marriage July 1, 1972 at Vance Memorial Presbyterian Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. G. Kenneth Gates.
Shirley Zimmerman is the daughter of the late Donald and Flornce Bixler Jefferys. She is a graduate of Wheeling High School and a graduate of Ohio Valley General Hospital School of Nursing. She is a retired respiratory therapist at Ohio Valley Medical Center, Wheeling.
Zimmerman is the son of the late Chester C. and Katherine Klieves Zimmerman. He is a graduate of Wheeling High School. He is a retired respiratory therapist at Ohio Valley Medical Center.
They are the parents of five children. The family includes Katherine Zimmerman of Calabash; Rebecca Hanson and her husband, Keith, of Calabash; Laura Snedeker and Rick Evans of Wheeling; Jeffery Snedeker of Berry, Ky., and Timothy Snedeker of Loveland, Ohio. They have six grandchildren.
A quiet celebration is planned.