Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Sechrist Sr. of 9181 state Route 45, Lisbon, were honored on the occasion of their 30th wedding anniversary at a surprise party at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at their home. The festivities were hosted by their children, Rodney Jr. (Carisa) and Alissa Sechrist.
The former Sharon Kay Freeman and Mr. Sechrist were married on Aug. 12, 1978, in Salineville by the Rev. Mike Hazelton of the Church of Christ.
In addition to their two children, the couple also has two grandchildren.
Mr. Sechrist plans to retire on Sept. 30 from the Village of Lisbon Cemetery.
He is a member of the Lisbon Lions Club.
Mrs. Sechrist is self-employed at Nana's Happy House Daycare.