Lightners celebrating golden anniversary

TROY — George and Janet (Rarick) Lightner of Troy are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

They met while serving volunteer time at Brethren Volunteer Service at New Windsor, Md. They were married July 2, 1966, in Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, New Paris, Ind.

George is retired from working in the tool and die industry for many years. He now works part-time helping Jerry Stitcher at auctions.

Janet retired from the medical field serving as a receptionist for Troy Internal Medicine and Digestive Specialty Care for 22 years.

The couple has two sons, Todd and Robin of Fort Thomas, Ky., and Kurt of Queens, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

They attend First Brethren Church, Pleasant Hill.

The both enjoy working in the yard and flowers and traveling.

The Lightners will celebrate their anniversary throughout the summer with family and friends.