Bowens celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bowen ... then

Richard and Sandra (Narehood) Bowen, of Port Royal, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

They were married on Aug. 12, 1967, at White Memorial UCC in Milroy.

They are the parents of Leslie Sheaffer and husband, Shawn, of Reedsville, and Tracy Shade and husband, Todd, of Lewistown.

They have three grandsons, Jayson and Jaycub Sheaffer, and Trent Shade.

They celebrated with a surprise anniversary party on Aug. 27, hosted by their daughters and attended by family and friends at the Reedsville Fire Co.

He is retired from Standard Steel and Brookline Nursing Home, and served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

They attend A New Beginning Church in Spruce Hill.

They attribute the success of their marriage to love, compromise, faith and prayer.