SALEM - Jack and Ruth Cramer of Salem will celebrate their 50th anniversary with an open house, hosted by their children and grandchildren at 1 p.m. July 2 at the Salem VFW.
The former Ruth Mayhew-McNeal, daughter of the late Robert and Naomi Mayhew, married Jack Cramer, son of the late Jack and Esther Cramer on July 2, 1961.
Mr. Cramer retired as a machinist from the former Eljer Plumbingware in 1982. He was also the owner of Cramer Appliance Repair until 2000.
Ruth and Jack Cramer
Mrs. Cramer was an attendant at the Southeast Laundromat and a homemaker.
The couple have eight children, Kay Williams, Massillon; Karen (Ray) Griggy, Phylis (Steve) Smith, all of Leetonia; Dale (Lisa) Cramer, Salem; Tom and Tim Cramer, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; and Jackie Andrason, Raleigh, N.C. They also had a son Randy McNeal, who is deceased; 14 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
The couple requests no gifts.