Donald W. Barnett, Sr. and Mary Cain Barnett of Langsville, formerly of Lorain, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.
The couple was married June 20, 1942, in the Gallia County Courthouse in Gallipolis by Judge Moore, with Bob and Roberta Hamilton as witnesses.
Barnett retired in 1976 after 30 years as a mail carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Lorain where he also served as pastor of the Faith Tabernacle Church.
After returning to Meigs County, he drove bus for the Meigs County school system, retiring from that after 11 years, in 1989. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, from 1942 to 1945. Serving under General Kruger, his tour of duty took him to New Guinea, Philippine Islands, Okinawa, and Japan.
His wife is a homemaker and has devoted her life to her family and to assisting her husband in church.
They have seven children, Martha (Billy) Elliott of Langsville; Sandra (Gary) Northup, Vinton, Ohio; Donna (Joe) Woolwine Roanoke, Va.; Deborah Hazlett, Langsville; Naomi (Leonard) Williams, Olmsted Township, Ohio; Claudia (Albert) Pelkey, New Castle, Pa.; Donald (Vickie) Barnett Jr. Langsville.
The couple has 19 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren , and two great-great-grandchildren.
Mr. and Mrs. Barnett reside at 32560 S.R. 124, Langsville, Ohio 45741.