EAST SPRINGFIELD - Louis "Butch" and Barbara Hemshrodt of East Springfield recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a party given by their children at the East Springfield Fire Department social hall.
They were married on Oct. 6, 1961.
She is the daughter of the late Lawrence "Shorty" and Rose Gibbons.
He is the son of Virginia Hemshrodt of Richmond and the late Lorn Hemshrodt. He retired from Weirton Steel Corp.
They have three children: Brian of East Springfield, Brenda Cook of Wintersville and Beverly Long of East Springfield.
There are eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.