Happy anniversary wishes go out to John and Janet (Steel) Hefright of Stone Creek Ridge, Huntingdon, who are celebrating 70 years of devotion in marriage. They were married Jan. 8, 1949, in the St. James Lutheran Church in Huntingdon. Their wedding announcement in The Daily News archives describes a “picturesque setting” with spruce, white roses and candles and the bride wearing a beautiful white satin gown and carrying a bouquet of white roses with a white orchid. Music included “Dreams” by Wagner, “A Lovely Rose is Blooming” by Brahms, “I Love Thee” by Grieg, “Through the Years” by Youmans, and “The Lords Prayer.” Seventy years later, everyone who knows and meets Janet and John can instantly see their love and commitment to each other.
John is retired from Valley Rural Electric Cooperative. Janet once worked in the office of the Huntingdon and Broad Top Railroad. After John’s retirement they spent years volunteering at the J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon. They have been lifelong members of St. James Lutheran Church, where they were both baptized and married and taught Sunday school, but these days they mostly worship at Mount Zion Lutheran Church near their home on Stone Creek Ridge (and where many generations of Janet’s family worshipped). They enjoy watching the deer, birds and other wildlife at their home on Stone Creek Ridge.
They are adored by their nieces Cindy (Steel) Rooney and husband, John, Cheryl (Steel) Carrico and husband, Jason, of Virginia; their nephew, Chuck Steel of West Virginia; and great-niece and great-nephew, Elise and David Roache of Virginia.
Happy anniversary, John and Janet!