LIMA — Mr. and Mrs. Duane Bowers are celebrating 40 years of marriage. A family get-together is planned for a later date.
Bowers and the former Wilma Griffith were married Oct. 17, 1980, at Zion Church, Elida, by the Rev. Michael Seaney.
They are the parents of two children, Adam (Corie) Bowers, of Cairo, and Sarah (Russell) Patterson, of Columbus. They have three grandchildren.
Bowers is retired from Minister Machine. His wife is an Avon representative.