ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. William “Bill” Bell Jr. are celebrating 65 years of marriage with a family gathering.
Bell and the former Jean Swickrath were married June 24, 1953, at the Wesleyan Church, North Liberty, Indiana, by the Rev. Murland Bell.
They are the parents of two children, Lois (Pat) Wainscott, of Elida, and Dona (Don) Kihara, of Wapakoneta. They have three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Bell is retired from General Dynamics, Lima. His wife is retired from Trim Trends, Spencerville.