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WINDHAMMillers hold joint anniversaryPlanned double wedding, but military service interfered

Chad Dryden Published: March 26, 2003 12:00 AM

Charles and Betty Miller of Garrettsville and Rondel and Glenna Miller of Normantown, W.Va. celebrated their respective golden wedding anniversaries with a joint celebration at the Windham Church of Christ fellowship hall.

Rondel Curtis Miller and Glenna Marie Norman were married March 1, 1953, while Charles Leory Miller and Betty Irene Hannah were married six days later on March 7. The brothers were in the Armed Forces at the time. A double wedding had been planned but Charles did not get back from Korea in time.

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Both weddings took place in Shock, W.Va. at the home of Charles and Rondels grandfather, the Rev. Leroy Miller. Rondel and Glenna served as the best man and maid of honor for the wedding of Charles and Betty.

About 90 people attended the celebration, including Malissa Hannah, the mother of Betty Miller. The party was hosted by George and Kate Miller, Gene and Patty Miller, Willard and Carolyn Miller and Edsel and Louise Minney.

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Charles and Betty have a son, Steve (Deanna) Miller of Paintsville, Ky., and three grandchildren.

Charles is retired from Price Brothers in Kent after 19 years of service and Circle Mold and Machine in Tallmadge following 16 years of service. Betty is retired from Windham Exempted School, where she was a cook for 10 years.

Rondel and Glenna have four children, Shirley (Danny) Dawson of Shock, W.Va., Debbie (Roger) Harris of Shreve, Karen (Eugene) Queen of Lockney, W.Va., and Randy Miller of Normantown, W.Va. They have eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Rondel is retired from the United States Air Force, where he served for 22 years, and the Gilmer County Board of Education after 22 years. Glenna is retired from the U.S. Postal Service following 24 years of service.

From left, are Charles and Betty Miller of Garrettsville and Glenna and Rondel Miller of Normantown, W.Va. The brothers and their wives recently celebrated their respective golden wedding anniversaries at the Windham Church of Christ fellowship hall. The couples were married six days apart. A double wedding had originally been planned, but couldnt be held since Charles was unable to return from duty in Korea in time.

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