Golden year for Calcutta couple

CALCUTTA – Gene and Betty Ankrom, Calcutta, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today. They were honored during a family dinner on Feb. 16 at the East Liverpool Motor Lodge.

The former Betty Heupp, daughter of the late William and Caroline Heupp, married Gene Ankrom, son of the late Earl and Inez Ankrom, on Feb. 23, 1963 at the Weirton Heights Memorial Baptist Church by the Rev. Charles Thorman.

They have three children, Scott Ankrom, Baltimore, Md.; DeAnna (Wade) Campbell, Gilbert, Ariz.; and Dawn (Bill) Burgess, Rootstown; and two grandchildren.