Bob and Barbara Witmer of Columbiana will be honored for their 50th anniversary with an open house from 3 to 5 p.m. July 29. Friends and family are invited to attend this celebration hosted by their family on the homestead at 14340 Green Beaver Road, currently the home of their granddaughter and her husband, Brianne and Brian Bagwell.
The former Barbara Helmuth, daughter of Alvin and Elsie Helmuth, and Mr. Witmer, son of Paul and LaRue Witmer, were married on Dec. 28, 1962.
Mr. Witmer is a retired farmer, John Deere dealer, educator, teacher and administrator.
Mrs. Witmer is a retired educator and teacher.
They are both active members of Greenford Christian Church.
The couple has four children, Mark (Linda) Witmer, Beth (Steve) Martin of South Carolina, Jon (Michele) Witmer of Venetia, Pa. and Mike Witmer of Columbiana. They also have 11 grandchildren.