Lorene and Robert Whitaker

LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Robert Whitaker celebrated 50 years of marriage with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Abbey of Westminster United Methodist Church. The couple request gifts be omitted. They will travel to Hawaii in the fall.

Whitaker and the former Lorene Coolidge were married Sept. 4, 1965, at Westminster United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robertson.

They are the parents of four children, Bob (Shana) Whitaker, of Lafayette, Cheryl (Adam) Brayton, of Lima, Deven (Jackie) Whitaker, of Lima, and Christi (Matt) Warnecke, of Indian Lake. They have 12 grandchildren.

Whitaker retired from Nash Finch as a truck driver. His wife retired from Allen East schools as a bus driver.


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