Ron and Patricia Black, of Darlington, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on June 24, 2015.
Ron Black married the former Patricia McCarville at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Calamine on June 24, 1950.
The couple has six children; Nancy Donahoe, Kerry (Kate) Black, Al (Dianne) Black, Richard (Jeanne) Black, Steve (Lisa) Black, all of Darlington and Julianne (Michael) Wiegel of Poplar Grove, Ill.
They also have 18 grandchildren (eight granddaughters and 10 grandsons): Jessica, Jason & Denise Donahoe; Chadd, Nikki & Scott Black; Jackie, Keith, Brandon & Lydia Black; Dylan & Jade Black; Andrew, Liana & Alicia Wiegel; Wade, Tyler & Hayden Black. There are also 18 great-grandchildren (eight great-granddaughters and 10 great-grandsons): Dillon Donahoe; Ian & Wren Black; Mitchell & Maxton Martin; Morgan & Riggs Black; Tayte, Madelyn, Chayse & Cayle Hirsch; Lexie, Bella, Ruby, & Vera Black; Brecken & Lennox Wiegel; and the newest great-grandson, Kanon John Ruf who was born June 24, 2015, on their 65th wedding anniversary.
The couple celebrated with family dinners at the home of their granddaughter Nikki and Gary Martin, and later out on the town with their children and spouses.