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75th year for Palestine couple

EAST PALESTINE — Norman and Rosetta Kimble of East Palestine will celebrate 75 years of marriage on Feb. 18.

They both spent their childhood years in Petersburg, Ohio, where at one time, they were next-door neighbors.

They were married in New Waterford in 1946 while Norman was on furlough from the United States Army Air Force. Following the wedding, Norman was assigned to serve in the Philippines and was deployed overseas for a year. After his return, the married couple operated the Amoco gas station in Petersburg until moving to East Palestine in 1953.

Rosetta spent many years as an employee of Herriott Trucking Company at their State Line Terminal. Norman retired from Cummins Diesel in Hubbard in 1992 and remains a very active member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 66. Both are members of St. John Lutheran Church where they continue to attend church services regularly.

They have two daughters, Cindy (Gary) Clark, and Juley (Bob) Lewis of East Palestine, four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, their anniversary party will be postponed until spring or early summer. Invitations will be issued at a later date.

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