COLUMBUS GROVE — Mr. and Mrs. William “Bill” McDowell are celebrating 70 years of marriage.
McDowell and the former Frances Irwin were married May 1, 1949, at Congregational Christian Church, Columbus Grove, by the Rev. Willard Thomas.
They are the parents of two children, Rebecca McDowell and Robert (Susan) McDowell. They have two grandsons, three great-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.
McDowell retired from the Putnam County Auditor’s Office. His wife retired from IMCO.