Ed and Margaret McCurdy will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on March 15. They were married on March 15, 1945 in Vandalia by Justice of the Peace, Clint Moore.
The couple’s attendants were Wes and Grace DeTienne, Ed’s brother-in-law and sister. Margaret is the daughter of the late Floyd and Edna Campbell, who were of Middletown. Ed is the son of the late Charles “Buck” and Iva May McCurdy, who were of Vandalia.
The McCurdys lived in the Vandalia area after their marriage and later moved to Middletown where they raised their family. They owned and operated “Ed and Mag’s Cafe” in Middletown for 15 years. In 1990, they moved to Wellsville, where they still reside. Ed is a retired carpenter. He worked at The Harbison Walker Brick Plant and part-time for Myers Funeral Home. Margaret worked at The International Shoe Factory, Bobbi Brooks Garment Factory, and retired from the IGA Supersave in Wellsville.
They are the parents of five daughters. Their daughters and sons-in-law are Judy and Don Canterbury, of Wellsville; Edna and Bill Berry, of Wellsville; the late Patti Long and Jim Long, of Paris; Debbie and the late Allen Welch, of Vandalia; and Vicki and Steve Lemasters, of Mexico.
The McCurdys have six grandchildren: Hanna and Lynn Bass, of Chandler, Arizona; Aaron and Donna Welch, of Laddonia; Amy and Chuck Bishop, of Montgomery City; Ashley Welch, of Vandalia; Brad and Becky Lemasters, of St. Charles; and Greg Lemasters, of Warrensburg.
They have 11 great-grandchildren: Alli, Luke, and Dillon Bass; Jerry Dreisewerd; Alexis and Aaliyah Walch; Rhett and Bryce Bishop; Alizabeth Welch; Amelia, and Davis Lemasters.
A card shower is being held to help them celebrate. Cards may be sent to 220 Highway ZZ, Wellsville, Mo. 63384.