Sam and Kitty Koch of Barnesville will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 15th. They were married at St. Mary's Church in St. Clairsville, Ohio by the Reverend Gregory Palma.

Sam is the son of the late Charles and Pauline Koch and Kitty's parents are the late Gilbert and Leona Engelmeier.

Sam worked for AT & T for 31 years and served in the Naval Reserve. Kitty owned and operated Barnesville Nursery School for 30 years and also became the Children's Librarian and Director of Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library.

They have two children, Christine Lynn of New York City and Charles Samuel Jr. and his wife Shellie of Hilliard, Ohio. Two wonderful grandsons, Hayden and Carter Koch complete the family circle.

Their children will host a party to celebrate their parents' anniversary on July 22.