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East Palestine couple celebrates golden year

June 8, 2011
Morning Journal News

EAST PALESTINE - Ira and Ruthann Dodge, Neeld Road, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10.

The former Ruthann Bailey, daughter of Wilbur and Betty Bailey, married Ira Dodge, son of Earl and Emma Dodge, on June 10, 1961 at the Centenary United Methodist Church with Thomas Hammerton officiating.

Mr. Dodge was the owner and operator of Efficiency Electric until his retirement. He is a member of the East Palestine Masonic Lodge 417, East Palestine Masonic Council 123, Youngstown Masons Chapter 93 and the Royal Arch Masons.

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Ruthann and Ira Dodge

Mrs. Dodge retired from the East Palestine Memorial Public Library. She is a member of the East Palestine Friends of the Library and the East Palestine Order of the Eastern Star 381.

The couple are members of the Centenary United Methodist Church.

They have three children, Mark (Lisa) Dodge, Scott (Tina) Dodge, and Shari (Jason) Hays, all of East Palestine. They also have seven grandchildren.



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