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Mitchael Murphy and Ginger Bower were married April 14, 1973, at St. Patrick Church in Kent. The Kent residents will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on Sunday.
Their children are Brock (and RoxAnne) Murphy of Kent and Shannon (and Dean) Paolucci of Hudson.
The Murphys have four grandchildren.
Mitch retired in 2007 from the General Electric Lamp Distribution Plant in Ravenna, where he operated a forklift. He had 30 years of perfect attendance.
Ginger started teaching first grade in the Stow School System and finished her career as a third-grade teacher at Longcoy School in Kent. She retired in 2007 after teaching for 30 years.
The Murphys are active members of the Kent State University Newman Center and Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Mitch is an inside guard officer, third degree, with Knights of Columbus No. 15312.