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Anniversaries

  • Anna and Danny Wardrip

    Mr. and Mrs. Danny Wardrip will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on April 26, 2016. They were married April 26, 1986, at First Baptist Church in Tell City. Mrs. Wardrip is the former Alma Shellenberger.

    Their son is Jeremy Wardrip of Tell City and their daughter is Samantha Wardrip, of Owensboro, Ky.

  • Thelma and Frederick Carter

    Frederick and Thelma (Burton) Carter celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Jan. 26, 2016. Known to the world as “Bud and Toots,” they met at an ice skating party on Deer Creek in Jan. 1941.

    Bud graduated from Tell City High School in 1941 and crossed the ocean in 1944 in a brand new B-17 bomber, named “The Joker.” Bud flew 35 missions as tail gunner out of Foggia, Italy with the 15th Air Force on The Joker. He finished World War 2 military service stateside.

  • Roberta and John Wittman

    Mr. and Mrs. John O. Wittman of Evanston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12, at St. John’s Lutheran Church fellowship hall in Evanston, with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m.

    John and the former Roberta (Bertie) Zimmerman were married Dec. 11, 1965, in a candlelight service at St. Peter’s E&R Church, in Lamar. They are the parents of two children, Cheryl (Steven) Southwood and Tina (Michael) DeVillez, both of Evanston. They have three grandchildren, Hayleigh and Allyson Southwood and John-David DeVillez.

  • William and Carolyn Coomer

    Mr. and Mrs. William and Carolyn Coomer announce their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday Nov. 20.

    Bill and Carolyn were married in 1965 by Rev. Rose at the Rome Methodist Church, in Rome, where Bill was born and raised. He is the son of the late Joseph and Mary Coomer.

  • Eula and Clyde Smith

    Eula and Clyde Smith of Tell City will celebrate their 65th anniversary Nov. 19. The couple will have a dinner at Oakwood hosted by their family.

    The Smiths were married Nov. 19, 1950, at Evangelical United Church of Christ. Eula is the former Eula Malone.

    They have two children, Becky (Steve) Yadack of Owensboro, Ky. and Mary (Raymond) Lock of Tell City. They have three grandchildren, Ray Lock, Rachel Fortwendel and Melissa Evans. They also have three great-grandchildren, Ben Fortwendel, Ethan Evans and Erin Evans.

  • Jim and Sharla Adams

    Sharla and Jim Adams celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 30, 2015, with a celebration among family and close friends.

    Sharla and Jim were married at Lincoln Boyhood Chapel on Aug. 30, 1975.

    They have two children, Jayme (Matt) Goforth and Seth (Jessica) Adams and six grandchildren, Kaden, Kennedy, Matthew, Harper, Korynne and Georgia Grace.

  • Michael and Delores Kessans

    Michael and Delores Kessans will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sept. 20, 2015.

    Michael and the former Delores Carter were married Sept. 20, 1975, at St. Paul Catholic Church.

    They are the parents of two children, Kara Kessans of West Lafayette and Mika Knable of Georgetown. They also have two grandchildren, Cole and Lyla Knable.

    Delores retired from Cloverport Independent School System as a teacher and Michael was an electrician and owned Tom’s Electric in Tell City before his retirement. 

  • McKinley (Mac) and Vivian Roberts

    McKinley (Mac) and Vivian Roberts will celebrate their 74th wedding anniversary Sept. 13. 

    Mac and the former Vivian Poole were married Sept. 13, 1941, in Owensboro, Ky.

  • Bill and Wilma Barnhart

    Mr. and Mrs. William Barnhart of Tell City recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary.

    A celebration was held June 27, at the Habig Center in Jasper, hosted by the Barnharts’ four children, Priscilla (Richard) Campbell of Newburgh; Libby (Lee) Gengelbach and Peggy Hodskins, both of Tell City; and Doug Barnhart of Cabot, Ark.

    Bill and Wilma Barnhart were married Sept. 3, 1950, at Salem United Church of Christ in Huntingburg.  Mrs. Barnhart is the former Wilma Heim.

  • Lee and Deanna Moseby

    Lee and Deanna Moseby of Evansville recently celebrated their silver wedding anniversary.

    Mr. Moseby married the former Deanna Heeke Aug. 4, 1990, at Tell City Church of Christ.

    They are the parents of two children, Breanne  (John) Benton of Chicago and Bryce Moseby, who lives in Washington state. Their daughter and her husband also recently celebrated their one-year anniversary and the two generations of couples celebrated together with a family gathering that included cake and punch. Lee and Deanna are also planning a Caribbean cruise.