XENIA — Russ and Pat Merriman of Xenia will be celebrating their 70th anniversary. They were married June 26, 1947, at her parents home in Xenia by Rev. Clarence Smith.
They are the parents of Dave and Sheila Harris of Fairborn, Dennie Harris of Xenia, Debbie Thompson (deceased), Donald Harris (deceased) and DeAnn Richards of Xenia. They have 13 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter.
The Merrimans were foster parents in Greene County for four years, during which they fostered 36 children. Russ retired from Delco Products in 1985. Pat retired from Greene Memorial in 1993.
The family will be celebrating with a public open house 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Evangelical United Methodist Church, 195 W. Third St. in Xenia.