David and Judi Kirker of Bethlehem are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today, Aug. 5.
They were united in marriage Aug. 5, 1972 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethlehem, with the Rev. William Kurz officiating.
Judi Kirker is the daughter of the late Charles "Murray" Showalter and the late Grace St. Myers Showalter. She is a document specialist for WilliamsLee in Wheeling.
Kirker is the son of the late James Kirker and Pauline Puskavich Kirker of McMechen. He is a millwright with RG Steel; he has worked for the former Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel (now RG Steel) for 42 years.
They are the parents of three daughters. The family includes Wendy Hodorowski and her husband, David, of Bellaire; Kelly Kiziminski and her husband, Trent, of Bethlehem and Corrine Wheeler and her husband, Charles "Frank," of Wheeling. They have nine grandchildren.
Their family is planning a small celebration for their special day.