Longtime Paden City residents Jack and Barbara Glover will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at an open house on Saturday, March 9.
The Glovers will welcome guests from the area who have known them in various walks of life over the past 50 years. The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the new Athletic Association Building on 4th Avenue in Paden City.
Jack Lee Glover and Barbara Sue Kerns were born and raised a few miles from each other on Indian Creek in Tyler County. Both are graduates of Tyler County High School. They married in 1963, about a year after he left the Navy.
Jack and Barbara Glover today
The Glovers briefly lived in Lima on Indian Creek before moving to a small house in Paden City in May of that year.
Jack worked at the Union Carbide plant in Sistersville for 23 years, retiring in 1996. Before that he worked at Corning Glass in Paden City; Olin Matheison Co. in Hannibal, Ohio; and Allied Chemical in Moundsville.
A registered nurse and graduate of West Virginia Northern Community College, Barbara worked at Wetzel County Hospital in New Martinsville and retired from Ormet in Hannibal. Both she and her husband worked as emergency medical technicians on Paden City's volunteer ambulance squad.
As a young man, Jack preached periodically at churches of Christ in the Ohio Valley and elsewhere. He served as a deacon at the Paden City Church of Christ and has been an elder there for three decades.
The Glovers have four sons, four daughters who they refuse to call daughters-in-law, and 12 grandchildren.
Snacks will be provided at the open house, so if you plan to attend, please RSVP to Randy Glover by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.