Larry and Jeanette Akers of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Aug. 3.
The were united in marriage Aug. 3, 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Wheeling, with the late Rudolph Bischoff officiating the ceremony.
Jeanette Akers is the daughter of the late John and Jeanette Marshlenski. She is a graduate of Wheeling High School. She worked in the office of Bloch Brothers Tobacco Co.
Akers is the son of the late Melvin "Doc" and Ruth Akers. He is a graduate of Martins Ferry High School and is a four-year veteran of the Marine Corps. He retired as manager of Moore's Lumber Co. and the Wheeling Job Service as a disabled veterans' representative.
They are the parents of a son. The family includes Brian and his wife, Venus. They have five grandchildren.