CORSICANA, Texas - Maxine and Russell H. Bankes Jr., formerly of Weirton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday. A family dinner will be held in their honor at their home in Corsicana.
They were married May 19, 1951, at the Leona Avenue Church of Christ in Shadyside, Ohio, where Russell was the local minister. The ceremony was performed by Russell Bankes Sr., father of the groom.
Russell served churches in Shadyside and Weirton as well as Corsicana, where the couple has resided for 26 years.
Maxine grew up in Shadyside and was a registered nurse working at hospitals in Wheeling and Weirton.
They have two children, Mark of Dickson, Tenn., and April Johansson of Amarillo, Texas.
There are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.