Smitherses celebrate 71st anniversary

Richard and Louise (Strobel) Smithers, of Lewistown, recently celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary.

They were married on April 30, 1943, at the Broad Street Methodist Church, Richmond, Va., by the Rev. John H. Davidson.

They are the parents of: Wayne Smithers and wife, Susanne, of Harrisburg; and Heidi Dalby and husband, William, of Lewistown.

Their grandchildren are Holly Millheim, Jeffrey Smithers, Eric Smithers and Ellen Wenrich. They have 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Richard was employed by Bell of Pa. for 35 years and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Louise worked at Ruhl’s Clothing and The Hello Shop.

They are members of the First United Methodist Church in Lewistown.