Ebbert: 50th wedding anniversary

Ben and Marcie (Orban) Ebbert celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 1, 2011. They were united in marriage on July 1, 1961 at St. Casimir’s Church in Adena by Fr. Edward Kakascik.

Ben is the son of the late Charles and Mary Ebbert of St. Clairsville, who started Ebbert’s Fruit Farm. He is retired from AT&T Wheeling office.

Marcie is the daughter of the late John and Agnes Orban of Adena. She is a retired RN from Belmont County Health Department.

They are the proud parents of 5 children and 12 grandchildren: Mike Ebbert of Belmont; Mary Beth (Kenny) Janiszewski and their children Trey, Karissa and Kaleb of Florence, KY; Marcie (Dennis) Quagliani and their children, Benjamin, Christopher, Olivia and Emily of Rancho Mirage, CA; Jill (Jay) Heroux and their children Alex, Zachary and Nicholas of Warrenton, VA; Karen Hoppin and her children Kaylee and Ketler of Belmont, OH.

In honor of their parents, the children held a dinner celebration and a special blessing was given to them at St. Mary’s Church in St. Clairsville where they are members.