Together 70 years

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Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stokes

Chuck and Kathleen (Murphy) Stokes of Westerville will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a dinner reception to be hosted by their children on Feb. 15, 2014, at the Blendon Senior Center.

The couple married on Feb. 12, 1944, at Sacred Heart Church in Columbus.

They are the parents of Pat (Brenda), John (Bambi), Kathy (Tim) and Jeff (Jennifer).

They have nine grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Stokes is a veteran of World War II.

The couple also celebrated their anniversary earlier in the year with a cruise to the western Caribbean.