Mr. and Mrs. Richard Branch of Kingsville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.
Richard and Sheila (Stevenson) were married June 27, 1964 at Eastside Presbyterian Church in Ashtabula.
The couple’s children and their spouses are: Jackie, and husband Jim, Fairbanks of Norton; Vickie, and husband Richard, Chionchio of Tallmadge; and Jim, and wife Mariana, Branch of Kingsville.
They have eight grandchildren: Amanda, Paul and Phoebe Fairbanks; Anna, Jacob and Samuel Chionchio; and Lilijana and Nicholas Branch.
Richard taught math at Edgewood High School for 31 years, retiring in 1995. He also farmed and painted homes. He now keeps busy with his trophy business of 25 years. Sheila was a dental hygienist for four years until she opened Branch’s Ceramics shop in 1971. The shop is still going strong today. Sheila is a member of Kingsville Presbyterian Church and serves as a Deacon.
Their children honored Richard and Sheila with a pig roast celebration along with friends and family June 28.