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Stemples’ 75th Wedding Anniversary


Whereas, MR. & MRS. EARSEL STEMPLE of 42 Island Avenue in Buckhannon, West Virginia, were united in holy matrimony on September 6, 1944, & have been blessed to be married for 75 years during this upcoming week; and, 

Whereas, EARSEL & his bride, MARDELL, reared three loving daughters together, being namely Sandra Bennett, Becky Jackson (husband Doug), & Melodie Stemple, (husband Scott); and,

Whereas, in addition to their loving children, the STEMPLES have two grandchildren, Steven & Sarah, & three great grandchildren, Zoe, Kayleigh, & Hallie; and,

Whereas, the STEMPLES have dedicated their long, hardworking, & wonderful lives together to their family, but also to enjoying many recreational activities including camping & sports, & especially baseball & football which they still avidly follow!; and, 

Whereas, both of the STEMPLES have long been quality residents & valuable contributors to our high quality of life in our B-U community, MR. STEMPLE turning 95 in October, & MRS. STEMPLE having just turned 94 in July; and, 

Whereas, the STEMPLES’ loving, family members & friends have organized a very special diamond wedding anniversary celebration for them on Sunday, September 1, 2019, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Buckhannon; and, 

Whereas, our City now desires to recognize & honor our wonderful, Buckhannon residents, EARSEL & MARDELL STEMPLE for their amazing resiliency & longevity by bestowing upon them our City’s Diamond Wedding Anniversary Honor.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID W. McCAULEY, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BUCKHANNON, pursuant to the power & authority duly vested in me, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 1, 2019 to be “EARSEL & MARDELL STEMPLE DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY DAY” throughout our City of Buckhannon. 

To further memorialize the STEMPLES’ special day, I further now hereby present to them, the key to our City, & lapel pins as our City of Buckhannon’s most special gifts in celebration of their 75th wedding anniversary!  May good health continue for our wonderful celebrants, EARSEL & MARDELL STEMPLE!  

Given under my hand & the official seal of 

The City of Buckhannon, this 1st day of September, 2019

David W. McCauley, Mayor