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Roths Named King & Queen Of Golden Wedding Party




Vernon and Ruth Roth, Archbold, were named king and queen of the 57th annual Fulton County Fair Golden Wedding Party, Sunday, Sept. 6. Standing are six of their nine children with their spouses. From left: Charles and Laura (Roth) Nafziger, Barb (Roth) and Jim Tanner, Deb and Rick Roth, Char and Ron Roth, Donna (Roth) and Terry King, and Sandy (Roth) and Mike Short. Absent were Karen (Roger) Nafziger and Connie (Kurt) Nofziger. A daughter, Joanne (Richard) Nafziger, is deceased.– photo by Mary Huber

Vernon and Ruth Roth, Archbold, were named king and queen of the 57th annual Fulton County Fair Golden Wedding Party, Sunday, Sept. 6. Standing are six of their nine children with their spouses. From left: Charles and Laura (Roth) Nafziger, Barb (Roth) and Jim Tanner, Deb and Rick Roth, Char and Ron Roth, Donna (Roth) and Terry King, and Sandy (Roth) and Mike Short. Absent were Karen (Roger) Nafziger and Connie (Kurt) Nofziger. A daughter, Joanne (Richard) Nafziger, is deceased.– photo by Mary Huber

Vernon and Ruth Roth, Archbold, were named king and queen of the 57th annual Fulton County Fair Golden Wedding Party, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 6.

They have been married for 69 years.

Vernon was born in Williams County, but graduated from Pettisville High School in 1943.

Ruth was born in Wood County. Her family moved to Fayette when she was in the eighth grade, and she graduated from Fayette High School in 1945.

It was love at first sight for Ruth. She first saw Vernon with “some other guys” at Rice’s Restaurant in Fayette (now R&H Restaurant), where she worked while she was in high school, and she “picked him out of the bunch,” Ruth said.

They were married June 25, 1946, at the house of Glen Robinson, a pastor.

Vernon farmed, and worked at the ladder factory and Sauder Woodworking before retiring for 10 years. He then worked for Kinetico in Wauseon for 10 years because he “got tired of sitting around,” he said.

He retired for the final time five years ago, when he was 84 years old.

Vernon said the secret to being married so long is “a little give and take.”

They had nine children: Barbara (Jim) Tanner, Quincy, Mich.; Joanne (Richard) Nafziger, deceased; Karen (Roger) Nafziger, Archbold; Laura (Charles) Nafziger, Pettisville; Ron (Char) Roth, Wauseon; Donna (Terry) King, Archbold; Connie (Kurt) Nofziger, Pettisville; Rick (Deb) Roth, Archbold; and Sandy (Mike) Short, Stryker.

They have 23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandson.

Forty-four couples were honored.

Archbold

Couples with Archbold addresses listed on the program were Maurice & Ruth Schmucker, Jan. 3, 1943 (2011 king and queen); Bill & Shirlee Smith, Aug. 5, 1950; Wendell & Margaret Sutton, Oct. 14, 1951; Dale & Evelyn Quillet, April 20, 1952.

Wauseon

Harlen & Joan Lawrence, May 25, 1947; James & Hazel Figy, Oct. 5, 1949; George & Gladys Rue, Nov. 26, 1952; Homer & Elizabeth Yutzy, Nov. 29, 1952;

Charles & Amy Davis, June 29, 1956; Weldon & Paulajean Drewes, Aug. 19, 1956; Richard & Mary Ann Mull, Oct. 20, 1957; Robert & Carol Batdorf, Feb. 22, 1963; Larry & Catherine Clausen, July 27, 1963.

Fayette

John & Eunice Winzeler, June 6, 1954; Melvin & Eloise Wyse, June 7, 1954; James & Arlyce Bacon, Jan. 15, 1955; Ralph & Jan Figgins, June 18, 1955; Richard & Linda Martin, Oct. 6, 1957;

Colenzo & Joy Ann Short, May 30, 1958; Neree & Geraldine Emmons, Oct. 7, 1962; Richard & Virginia Lumbrezer, July 27, 1963; Curtis & Nancy Cooley, Aug. 23, 1964.

Delta

Ellis & Evelyn Mann, March 4, 1951; John & Genevieve Mandly, Dec. 15, 1951; Harry & Jacque Bruner, Nov. 1, 1952; John & Betty Trowbridge, Feb. 15, 1953; Howard & Mary Lou Reckner, July 7, 1956;

Robert & Betty Carter, Aug. 31, 1957; Jack & Janice Howard, April 5, 1959; John & Gloria Forrest, May 22, 1959; Carl & Sharon Buehrer, July 12, 1959; Al & Char Kreuz, Aug. 22, 1959.

Swanton

Robert & Arlene Stoup, Sept. 23, 1956; Ray & Marilyn Heintschel, May 9, 1959; Larry & Cinda Freestone, Sept. 30, 1961; Ronald & Roseann Taylor, May 14, 1962; Thomas & Gisela Cain, Sept. 16, 1963; Larry & Patri- cia Summers, June 25, 1965.

Lyons

William & Ramona Schmitz, June 21, 1952; Marc & Ellen Pember, Oct. 3, 1964; Carroll & Shirley Griffeth, Nov. 28, 1964.

Metamora

George and Marjorie Flack, July 8, 1944 (2014 king & queen).


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