SMITHVILLE — Lowell Frantz and Marilyn Jane Bell have been married June 6, 1959 in St. John Lutheran Church, Berea, by the Rev. Clarence Luekens and will mark their 60th marriage ceremony anniversary.
The couple are the mother and father of three sons, Steve and Chin Chin of Smithville, Ron and Emily of Medina and David and Petra of Norton. They have seven grandchildren.
Mr. Frantz performed within the West Point Band, was tenor soloist with the Post Chapel Choir and sang with the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus. He was a longtime teacher of bands and choirs at Green Local Schools and went on to show for Akron Public Schools. He then was a district consultant for Aid Association for Lutherans for 13 years.
Mrs. Frantz drove faculty bus for Green Local Schools and went on to show for Akron Public Schools.
They each sang with the Cantate Singers and at present play within the Wayne County Community Band. They take pleasure in spending time with their mates and households and attending their grandchildren’s faculty and sporting occasions.
A household celebration is deliberate.