William "Bill" and Betty Matthews of Wheeling celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Friday, Sept. 20.
They were united in marriage Sept. 20, 1963 at First Christian Church, Wheeling, by the Rev. Hubert Barnett.
Betty Stevenson Matthews is the daughter of Virginia Stevenson of Wheeling and the late Richard Stevenson.
Bill Matthews is the son of the late Anna Mounts. He is a retired construction worker.
They are the parents of four children. The family includes Tammy Matthews of Wheeling; Tina Vetanze and her husband, Dave, of Wheeling; Billy Matthews and his wife, Kelly, of Wheeling and Lisa Hanson and her husband, Gus, of Wheeling. They have seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
A family dinner was held at the Elm Grove Eagles on Saturday, Sept. 21.