They were united in marriage March 24, 1951, in New Martinsville.
John is the son of the late Percy and Reva Newman of Proctor. Patricia is the daughter of the late Charlie and Lena Anderson of Kent, W.Va.
John is retired from Mobay and Patricia is a homemaker.
They are the parents of two children. The family includes Doug (Debbie) Newman of Johnstown, Ohio; and Debbie (Bill) Knisely of New Martinsville. They have four grandchildren: Gina (Trey) Locke of Gibson, Ga.; Chelsey (Jimmy) Gardner of Johnstown, Ohio; Keith (Tomala) Knisely of Paden City; and Kelly (Aaron) Woodard of Fairmont, W.Va.
John and Patricia have two step-great-grandchildren: Julian Lashbrook and Xaesia Anderson of Paden City.
They will celebrate with a family dinner.
John and Patricia Newman