Ivan Jr. and Carol (Black) Mearkle of Clearville are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today, Nov. 21.

The couple was united in marriage on Nov. 21, 1970, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Dudley, in a ceremony performed by Father Neugebauer.

Carol is a home manager, and Ivan is a retired dairy farmer.

The couple has five children: Lisa, Clearville; Patrick, Hedgesville, West Virginia; Jason and Amanda (Snyder) Clearville; Daniel and Jennifer (Dilling) Buford, Georgia; and Erik, Clearville; and six grandchildren.

There will be no celebration at this time due to COVID-19.

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