LIGHTSVILLE — The family of Jake (Harold) and Marion Rodeheffer are asking family and friends to join them on the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. July 24 at the Moose Lodge in Greenville.
The couple was married July 15, 1946, in Covington, Kentucky. She moved from her hometown of Bella Vista, Pennsylvania, to Lightsville, where Jake’s family had a small fleet of gravel trucks and a small family farm.The couple would then move just down the road where they still reside today, to raise turkeys and eventually three children.
Eldest daughter Edna married Mike Carrico and resides in Lightsville; son Barry and wife May reside in Union City along with youngest daughter Janice, who is married to John Winger.
In conjunction with raising and hauling turkeys, he worked at both Back Stay Weld and Body Co. over the years in Union City, Ohio. She also worked on the farm and then worked at Back Stay Weld in Union City, Ohio, and Fram in Greenville.
Until recently the couple spent their winters in Thonotosassa, Florida.
They have eight grandchildren, Dale (Jennifer), Daniel (Natalia), Emily (Jason), Barry “Russell” (Lisa), Susan (Jon), John (Beth), Jenna and Jonell “Joni; 17 great-grandchildren, Chelsea, Austin, Tristen, Casey, Meagan, Caleb, Adam, Leland, Lila, Landis, Gretchen, Jeni, Oliver, Gavin, Chevelle, Colton and Amilia; and one great-great-grandchild, Kennley.
No gifts are needed, but they would enjoy reading cards from everyone.