Kenneth and Ruth Hill celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with family Saturday, Nov. 3 at the First Christian Church.
The carry-in lunch was hosted by their children, Kay (Danny) Collins, Rev. Dwain (Ruth) Hill, Keith (Melanie) Hill, and Kathy (Eric) Keltner.
The original wedding announcement was published in the Nov. 11, 1948 Wilmington News Journal and read as follows:
“Miss Ruth Florea, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Florea of Sligo, and Mr. Kenneth Hill, son of Mr. C. W. Hill of near Clarksville, were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony performed by Rev. Jane Carey, retired minister of Chester Friends Church at her home near Guerneyville, on Sunday, November 7, 1948. …
“The bride was a graduate from Adams Township High School in the class of 1945 and has since been employed as a cashier at the G.C. Murphy Co.
“The bridegroom who served 18 months with the U.S. Army rebuilding in Japan after World War 2, is also a graduate of Adams High School and is now employed as a service man for the Gumley Implement Co.”
Gladys Doyle, the maid of honor, attended the 70th anniversary party, along with sister-in-law Doris Florea. Both shared funny stories about the couple.
Many of the 13 grandchildren attended and shared remembrances and appreciation for their grandparent’s faithfulness to each other and the example they have set. Also in attendance were 18 of their 19 great-grandchildren.