David Paul and Hilda Marie Hayhurst of Gnadehutten recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Niagara Falls, N.Y. A week of family activities are also planned.
The couple were married on Nov. 27, 1965, in St. Andrew's Church on Monument Street in Baltimore, Md. Hilda's cousin, Jack Lutts, of Quincy, Mas., helped officiate the wedding.
David is the son of the late Raymond P. Hayhurst of North Canton and the late Wanda A. (Akers) Mangold of Hebron, Md.
Hilda is the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Gertrude (Wiley) Kammer of Baltimore, Md.
They are the parents of four sons, David Paul Jr. (Tonya) of North Canton, James Ray of Dundee, Michael Leon (Jen), AF stationed in Aviano, Italy, and Steven John of Westfield Center; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren complete the family.
Deceased are a beloved daughter-in-law, Lucinda C. Hayhurst of Dover.
Both retired in September 2010.
David worked all of his 48-year career of meat-cutting/butchering starting in Baltimore, Md., in 1971. He worked for Tilton's Custom Meats in Newcomerstown and from 1987 to 1994 both became owners/operators of Tilton's. He then worked for 16 years at Sugarvalley Meats, Sugarcreek, where he retired and still works part-time.
Hilda retired from her home-based business of 25 years of sewing and alterations. The last ten years included wedding alterations also. She is invovled in various volunteer work.
The couple are active members of Rush Community Church of the Nazarene, Uhrichsville, and had been on the Akron District Work & Witness Teams from 1994 until 2005, serving in various countries. They currently are involved as "missionary workers" with RVICS (Roving Volunteers in Christ's Service) doing monthly committed projects on teams (different each month) of two to seven couples.
Cards may be sent to the couple at: P.O. Box 822, Gnadenhutten, OH 44629.