NEGLEY - Merel and Joann Beverly, Shoshone Trail, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 3 with a dinner celebration, hosted by their family and friends, at the Lisbon Assembly of God.
The former Joann Bell, daughter of Larry and Marge Bell, married Merel Beverly, son of John and Delphia Beverly on July 1, 1961 in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
Mr. Beverly retired from Adolph Johnson & Sons as a construction superintendent. He was also a 25 year member of the carpenter's union.
Joann and Merel Beverly
Mrs. Beverly retired from Job & Family Services after 12 years. She was also employed by Kmart for 10 years and Sayre Electric for three years.
They are members of the Lisbon Assembly of God and the Columbiana American Legion.
The couple has two sons, Jim Beverly, Negley; and Mark Beverly, North Lima. They also have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.