LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Orpurt, of Lima, will celebrate 50 years of marriage Nov. 2, 2013. An open house is planned at 2 p.m., today, Oct. 27th, at Mirror Lake. The couple request that gifts be omitted.
Orpurt and the former Doris Pummell were married Nov. 2, 1963, at Harrod United Methodist Church, by the Rev. Willard Thomas.
They are the parents of four sons, John Beckett, Ed Beckett, Phil Orpurt and Willie Orpurt; and four daughters, JoAnn Graham, Vera Neth, Sandy Youngpeters and Phillis Cowan. They have 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Orpurt retired from the City of Lima. His wife retired from Marimor Industries School.