Mr. and Mrs. Francis Bell will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Jan. 30, 2013.
The former Mary Louise Gardner and Francis H. Bell were married in Kenton on Jan. 30, 1943.
Mrs. Bell is a homemaker and Mr. Bell worked at Sheller-Globe, Lima until his retirement.
The couple have four children: Judy (Lewis) Hanna, David (Sandy) Bell, Stephen (Donna) Bell and Kevin (Cathy) Bell. The have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The couple will celebrate their anniversary in Florida. There will be an open house in May for family and friends to celebrate Mary’s 90th birthday, as well as the 70th anniversary. Friends are asked to send them a card shower at the following address in Florida: Post 70078, Box 7, 912 Villa Way, Sebring, Fla., 33876.