Myron and Phyllis Bell will celebrate their 72nd wedding anniversary on Thursday, Sept. 3.

The former Phyllis Jean Bowman and Walter Myron Bell were married Sept. 3, 1948 in her parents’ home.

Myron is retired from farming and the Dana Corporation. Phyllis is also retired from the Dana Corporation.

They have been members of White Branch Church of the Brethren for over 70 years. They currently reside at Forest Ridge in New Castle.

Myron and Phyllis are the parents of eight children: Charles (Peg), Rex (Susan), Julianne Stout (Greg), Ross, Jeanna Stout(Jeff), Mariellen Miller (Brad), David (Jennifer), and Trecia Carpenter (Rob).

They also have 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.