WELLSBURG - Ed and Irene Marks of Wellsburg celebrated their 50th anniversary on Nov. 20.
They were united in marriage on Nov. 20, 1962, at the Warwood United Methodist Church with her father, the Rev. J.Q. Geiger Sr., and her brothers, the Rev. J.Q. Geiger Jr. and the Rev. Joseph N. Geiger, officiating.
The daughter of the late J.Q. and Velma Geiger, she retired after 33 years of teaching, primarly at Brooke High School.
The son of the late Edward and Mary Belle Marks, he retired after a 44-year career with Municipal Mutual Insurance Co., where he served as president and chief executive officer.
The couple have a son, Dr. Robert of Wellsburg, and a daughter, Alica Marks Cox of Morgantown. Five grandchildren complete the family.
The couple celebrated at one of their favorite vacation spots, Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.