ELIDA — Mr. and Mrs. Miles Hefner are celebrating 76 years of marriage. A card shower would be appreciated.
Hefner and the former Betty Painter were married July 8, 1944, in Lexington, Kentucky.
They are the parents of two children, James Hefner, of Tucson, Arizona, and Cathy Root, of Lima. A son, John W. Hefner, is deceased. They have five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Hefner retired as president of Tilton Corp. after 50 years of service. He served in World War II in the Army Air Corps. His wife was a homemaker and gardener, canning her own goods.