Family and friends of Bethany United Methodist Church and Sonshine Circle surprised and honored Kenneth and Bernice Theiss recently with a dinner to celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married by The Rev. Schmidt at the Syracuse United Methodist Church on April 5, 1947. Their attendants were Pauline Guinsler and Paul Beeglewho attended the dinner. A flower arrangement was presented to the honored couple and each guest attending received a booklet on the lives Mr. and Mrs. Theiss and their family.
They are the parents of Sharon (Roger) Birch and Donna (Dan) Sayre, of Racine, Ken (Debbie) Theiss of Louisville, Ky., and David (Sandra) Theiss, of Columbus. They have seven grandchildren, Danny (Crina) Sayre, of California, Dena (Frank) Lambert, of Parkersburg, Erin (Chris) Brooks and Adam (Gentry) Theiss of Louisville, Kentucky, Andrew Theiss, of Columbus, Andrew Theiss of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Christopher Theiss of Columbus. They have one great granddaughter, Zuria, of Louisville, Kentucky.
Attending the dinner were Janet and John Holman, Pam Diddle, Mary Ball, Charlie Calaway, Hazel McKelvey, Mabel Brace, Mattie Teaford, Blondina Rainer, Edie Hubbard, Rose Grindstaff, Ruth Simpson, Don and Jo Ellen Roush, Joe and Evelyn Foreman, Betty Proffitt, Kathy McDaniel, Wilma Smith, Bill and Lillian Hayman, Jeff Beaver, Tammy Beegle, Ann Zirkle, Denise and Jim Holman, Jan McKee, Joyce Weddle, Brandon Marcinko, Sheila Theiss, Martha and Arland King, Roger and Sharon Birch, Dan and Donna Sayre, Paul Beegle, Letha Proffitt, Charlene Black, Edie Taylor, Louise Frank, and Dale and Kathryn Hart.