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Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hillyer mark 65th wedding anniversary

November 25, 2012
Salem News

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hillyer of state Route 9, Kensington, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6. A celebration was held at the Hartville Kitchen in Hartville with family and friends.

Mrs. Hillyer, the former Wilma Newman, is the daughter of the late Fred and Laura Newman, and was born in Central City, Pennsylvania.

Mr. Hillyer, son of the late Wilbur and Mabel Hillyer, was born in Kensington. He was a self-employed food distributor for 20 years prior to owning and operating Kensington and Hanoverton County Pride stores, along with his family. After retiring, the Hillyers have enjoyed spending their winters in Sarasota, Fla.

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The couple has four children, Linda Reeder of Alliance, Cindy (Tom) Bortner of Columbiana, Donna Wood of Fort Myers Beach, Fla., and Bennie Hillyer of Salem. They also have 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.



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