Orville and Betty Simpson Jr. of Belmont will mark 60 years of marriage on March 2, 2017. They were united in marriage at East Richland Friends Church with a ceremony performed by Eldridge Reed.

The Simpsons are retired dairy farmers. Both belong to the Belmont County Farm Bureau. Orville is the son of the late Orville Sr. ad Ethel Simpson. Betty is the daughter of the late Harry and Verna Carpenter.

The couple's children are Janice (the late Marvin "Wayne") Burkhart of Jacobsburg, Marilyn (Thad) White of Flushing, and Donald (Danette) Simpson of Belmont. They have 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

The couple will celebrate with an open house on March 4, 2017 from 2-4 p.m. at the Belmont Gym.