Mr., Mrs. Robert Ward observe 73rd anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ward, of Wellsboro, observed their 73rd wedding anniversary Nov. 29, 2013.

They were married by the Rev. R.N. Dutton in Elmira, N.Y.

They are members of the First Baptist Church, Wellsboro.

Mrs. Ward is the former Leona Jones. She is a homemaker.

Mr. Ward served in the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp S91 (Watrous Camp) from 1933 to 1935 and served in the Army during World War II. He retired in 1974 from the Wellsboro Post Office after 30 years of service.

They are the parents of two sons, Robert Jr., of Perry, Ga., and Tom, of Columbia, S.C., and two daughters, Sylvia Wilson, of Mansfield, and Diane Jackson, of Huntington.

There are 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.