Robert and Ruth Wharton of Buckhannon celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on Feb. 20.
The couple were married Feb. 20, 1947, in Zanesville, Ohio, at the home of Mrs. Wharton's parents.
Mrs. Wharton worked at Marietta College in Ohio and is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wharton
Robert Wharton served in the Mediterranean Theater during World War II and is a member of the Knights Templar, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He has worked in the oil and gas industry in West Virginia for more than 50 years. He is president of R.L. Wharton Enterprises and is a partner in Ross and Wharton Gas Co.
The Whartons are members of the Church of Christ and reside on Shiloh Lane where they also raise llamas. They have one daughter, Lisa Wharton, who is vice president of marketing and public relations at St. Joseph's Hospital.