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Ralph, Mary Jo Koontz Mark 60 Years

By Staff | Jun 8, 2016

Ralph and Mary Jo Koontz, of New Martinsville, will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary June 14.

An open house reception will be held in their honor on June 11, 3-5 p.m. at Quinet’s Court Restaurant in New Martinsville, W.Va. All friends and family are invited to the Magnolia Room to share their memories with them. Please, cards and pictures only, no gifts.

Mary Jo is the daughter of the late Francis and Alice Lemasters of Dale, W.Va., and Ralph is the son of the late Andrew and Mabel Koontz of New Martinsville.

Their family includes Dale and his wife Malyndia, Gary and his wife Tracy, seven grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and two great-grandsons.

Ralph retired from Union Carbide after 32 years, and Mary Jo retired from the Post Office after 20 years.

They were married on the evening of June 14th, 1956 in the bride’s home at Dale, W.Va. by the late Willard E. Fortney of Clarksburg, W.Va. They honeymooned through West Virginia, Ohio, and Indiana.