Mr., Mrs. William Stone observe 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. William Stone, Bushnell, Fla., observed their 50th wedding anniversary March 30, 2013.

They were married by the Rev. Frederick Hasskarl at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Williamsport.

Mrs. Stone, the former Marlyn Messner, is a native of DuBoistown She is the daughter of the late Esther (Simpson) and Ernest Messner. She graduated from South Williamsport High School in 1961. She attended Lycoming College; St. Petersburg College and Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Fla. She was employed by Sperry Univac/Unisys, Clearw-ater, Fla., as an industrial engineer and cost reduction manager. She retired in 1992 after 12 years of being employed by Florida-USA Federal Credit Union as president and CEO.

Mr. Stone, a native of Williamsport, is the son of the late Ruth Bower Stone Miller and William Stone. He attended Williamsport High School and served four years in the Navy aboard the LST 1156 in Little Creek, Va. He retired in 1995 as a plumber in St. Petersburg.

They are the parents of a son, William, and a daughter, Laurie.

There are three step-grandchildren and six step great-grandchildren.

In honor of their anniversary, a family dinner hosted by their children was held at Bern’s Steakhouse, Tampa, Fla., and a bluegrass barbecue celebration also was held April 6 in Bushnell.