Bill and Judy Richards of Winona Road, Salem, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 3. They were married at St. Jacob's Church.
Mrs. Richards is the daughter of Everett and Ruth Lovejoy of Leetonia.
Mr. Richards is the son of Silas and Ada Richards of Cleveland. He was serving in the United States Army at the time of their wedding. After he was discharged they lived in Cleveland where he helped his dad operate the family funeral home. After his parents passed away, the couple moved back to the Salem area, purchasing an 88 acre farm near Winona.
In 1973 they started Richards Moving and Storage Inc. and were an agent for Global Van Lines. Their sons Bill Jr. and Doug are presently operating the business and also started Buckeye Moving Systems Inc. a North American Van Lines affiliated agency.
Mr. and Mrs. Richards are members of Winona United Methodist Church and consider themselves very fortunate to live in such a wonderful area. They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.