Mr., Mrs. Lovell observe 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph K. Lovell, of Linden, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 28, 2018.

They were married at East Point United Methodist Church, Roaring Branch. They are members of the Anthony Baptist Church, Jersey Shore.

Mrs. Lovell, the former Marian Eldora Messner, of Roaring Branch, is the daughter of the late Clair B. and M. Elizabeth Ridge Messner. She graduated from Liberty High School in 1967 and received a degree as an occupational therapy assistant from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1994.

Mr. Lovell, a native of Linden, is the son of the late Kenneth W. and Anna M. Robinson Lovell. He graduated from Williamsport High School in 1961. He retired in 1996 from the Williamsport Post Office, where he was employed as a rural letter carrier for 37 years.

The Lovells are owners of Lovells Maple Spring Farm, and co-owners of Kiess-Lovell Show Goats.

They are the parents of a son, the late R. James “Jimmy,” and four daughters, Annette, of Linden; Laura Kiess, of Jersey Shore; Angela Bowes, of Ridgefield, Connecticut; and Melana Gavitt, of Unityville.

There are seven grandchildren, and one expected in February 2019.