Mr. and Mrs. James Bell, 36156 Longs Crossing Road, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary with a renewal of vows surrounded by their family on Nov. 12 at Franklin Square United Methodist Church, with Lisa Evans officiating.
A small reception hosted by their children and grandchildren followed the ceremony.
Mr. Bell and his wife, the former Sandra Carlise, were married on Nov. 12, 1955. Mr Bell worked as a plumber and Mrs. Bell retired from the housekeeping department at Essex in Salem.
The Bells are the parents of two sons, Rick and Anna Bell of Leetonia and Mike and Amanda Bell of Leetonia; and three daughters, Mrs. Shan (Bonnie) Lancaster of Salem, Mrs. Jim (Carol) Clunen of Salem, and Mrs. Jim (Bev) Fortune of Leetonia.
They have nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.