50th: James, Karen Asbury

James William “Bill” and Karen Sue (Balderson) Asbury will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 5 with an open house hosted by their children.

They were married April 11, 1964 at First E.U.B. on 16th and St. Marys streets by the late Rev. Ray N. Shaver.

She is the daughter of the late Hairl B. and Lorena F. Balderson. She is retired from Wood County Board of Education.

He is the son of the late James A. and Velda M. Asbury. He is retired from E.I. Dupont.

They are the parents of three children: Connie (Darrell) Harmon of Vienna, Jimmy (Heidi) Asbury of Vienna, and Billy (Sarah) Asbury of Parkersburg. They have four granddaughters and three grandsons.

The open house for family and friends will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 5, at Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Ave., Vienna.

It is requested that gifts be omitted.