Shirks celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Leister Shirk

Leister H. and Nancy L. (Neimond) Shirk, of Mifflintown, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on April 22, 1967, at Brown’s Evangelical United Brethren Church, Cocolamus, officiated by Rev. Hollinger and Rev. David Clemens.

They recently retired and moved to Mifflintown after 48 years in upstate New York. There, they raised their three children, Lori (David) Simmons of Alabama, Tina (John) Michne, of New York, and Eric (Melissa) Shirk, of Pennsylvania. They have six grandchildren and one great-grandson.

They are members of the First Baptist Church of Juniata County, and attribute the success of their marriage to their love of God and family.