Dr. John and Nancy Traubert

WELLSBURG – Dr. John W. and Nancy Traubert of Topsail Beach, N.C., formerly of Wellsburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family reception and dinner at the Canaan Valley Resort in Davis, W.Va.

They were married on June 22, 1963, at St. John’s Newman Center on the Ohio State University campus, with the Rev. Richard Dahl officiating.

He is the son of the late John F. and Ellen L. Traubert. He is a graduate of West Virginia University and received a master’s degree from OSU. He practiced medicine in Wellsburg and served as the Brooke County coroner and health commissioner. He then became the chairman of the Department of Family Medicine at the WVU School of Medicine.

She is the daughter of the late Melvin H. and Helen B. Bigler. She received a registered nursing degree from Massilon City Hospital and bachelor and master degrees from OSU. She was a faculty member of the West Liberty State College School of Nursing and later was a psychiatric nurse at Valley Community mental Health in Morgantown.

They have four children: Jean Bridges; John; Steven; and David. There are 10 grandchildren.