Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chipps Sr.

STEUBENVILLE — Mr. and Mrs. Richard Chipps Sr. of Steubenville celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary during a surprise party July 11 at Scaffidi’s Restaurant attended by family and friends.

Chipps and the former Mary Utzler were united in marriage on July 11, 1953, at Calvary United Methodist Church by the Rev. John Lane Williams.

He is the son of the late Arthur and Flossie Chipps. He worked in the blooming mill at Weirton Steel Corp., retiring after 39 years of service.

She is the daughter of the late Frank and Lucille Utzler. She worked as a bookkeeper at LaBelle Wholesale in Steubenville.

They have three children: Richard Chipps Jr. of Toronto, Marlene Ailing of Dover, Ohio, and Charlene Ianniello of Coshocton.

The couple have three grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.