Klinesmiths mark golden year

Bill and Connie Klinesmith

EAST PALESTINE — Bill and Connie Klinesmith of East Palestine, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently with a dinner with family and friends.

They were married May 26, 1967 at the Trinity United Presbyterian Church in Beaver Falls, Pa (now known as the First Presbyterian Church).

They have two children, Bill Klinesmith (Gail) of Dresden, Ohio and Julie Kroah (Ken) of Newark, Ohio. They also have seven grandchildren, Theodore Klinesmith (Kayla), Alexis Klinesmith, Emerson Klinesmith, Tiffany Klinesmith, Nathaniel Kroah, Colleen Kroah and Matthew Kroah and one great-grandchild, Gabriel Klinesmith.

Bill was born in Freedom, Pa and is a retired machinist from the Norfolk and Southern Railroad. Connie was born in Butler, Pa., and is a homemaker.