Herbkersmans celebrating 70th year
Howard and Sarah Herbkersman are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. On July 22, 1950 the former Sarah June Smith, daughter of Clifford and Eva Smith of New Waterford, married Howard Niland Herbkersman, son of Howard and Nettie Herbkersman of Columbiana, at The New Waterford United Methodist Church where they are lifelong members.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Herbkersman worked until their retirements at the Kenmar/Ethan Allen Furniture Factory in East Palestine. Howard also performed magic programs professionally with Sarah as his assistant. He was a 1949 graduate of the Chavez Studio of Magic in Los Angeles, Calif.
The couple has two children, Neil (Beatrice) Herbkersman of Columbiana and June (Doug) McLaughlin of Negley; two granddaughters; four great-grandsons; and one great-great-granddaughter. Howard resides at Whispering Pines Village in Columbiana and Sarah at Sunrise of Poland.