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Couples celebrate 50 years

| February 3, 2014

 

Anniversary: Oscar Rose Steak and Seafood House was the site of 50th wedding anniversary celebrations for Jim and Mary Lou Overholt, Jon and Suellen Husted, Terry and Arlene Reddick and Judy and Larry Blair. Jim was unfortunately not able to make the dinner. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

Anniversary: Oscar Rose Steak and Seafood House was the site of 50th wedding anniversary celebrations for Jim and Mary Lou Overholt, Jon and Suellen Husted, Terry and Arlene Reddick and Judy and Larry Blair. Jim was unfortunately not able to make the dinner. Beacon photo by Josie Sellers

COSHOCTON – Four local couples recently gathered together at Oscar Rose Steak and Seafood House to celebrate marriage milestones.

Jon and Suellen Husted, Terry and Arlene Reddick, Judy and Larry Blair and Jim and Mary Lou Overholt have all celebrated or are about to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

“We were all high school sweethearts and grew up together and are still in love with the same man,” Judy said.

They are all thankful for their spouses and to still have their health.

“It’s hard to comprehend that we are celebrating our 50th anniversary,” Arlene said. “The time has just passed so quickly.”

Common interests and learning to give and take have helped the couples have successful marriages.

“Marrying a good guy helps too,” Judy said.

Suellen also said it’s important to hang in there.

“If things don’t go right at first give it another try,” she said.

Jon also had a piece of advice for young people considering marriage.

“Get your education and a decent job before getting married and having children,” he said.

After having supper at Oscar Rose, which included favors made by Suellen, the couples went to Judy and Larry’s house to enjoy cake and reminisce with their wedding albums.

There is one picture of Jon and Suellen’s special day that will always stand out for Suellen.

“I was walking down the aisle and he turned and looked at me,” she said.

Arlene has fond memories of her and Terry’s reception.

“It was at my parents and I enjoyed it because it was different,” she said. “You usually just had cake and punch at the church.”

Jon and Suellen were lucky enough to relive their wedding memories at two other special weddings.

“Both of our daughters were married at the same church as we were and by the same minister,” he said.

Children and grandchildren are very special to all four of the couples, who each had two children.

“We’ve all been a big part of our grandchildren’s lives and have been able to help take care of them and be there when we were needed,” Suellen said.

Suellen and Jon were married Dec. 27, 1963, Terry and Arlene on Aug. 31, 1963, Judy and Larry on Feb. 26, 1964 and Jim and Mary Lou on June 9, 1963.

“I think the success of our marriage has a lot to do with faith in God and good friends,” Mary Lou said.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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