LISBON - Allan and Joyce Rankin, Lisbon, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1 with an 18 day Alaskan cruise. The were also thrown a surprise dinner party, hosted by their family, at the Dutch Haus on July 2.
The former Joyce Ann Wells, daughter of the late William and Emma Wells, married Allan Rankin, son of the late Paul S. Rankin and Mary Kelly, on July 1, 1961.
Mr. Rankin is a retired heavy equipment mechanic.
Allan and Joyce Rankin
Mrs. Rankin worked for at the Columbiana County Courthouse for two years before becoming a homemaker.
They have three children, Douglas Rankin, Lisbon; Jeffrey Rankin, Tennessee; and Eric Rankin, North Lima. The couple also have 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.