The Rev. and Mrs. Jim Ross

DILLONVALE – The Rev. Jim and Phyllis Ross of Dillonvale celebrated their 60th anniversary on Thursday.

They were united in marriage by Rev. A.E. Halbert at the Toronto Wesleyan Methodist parsonage on July 3, 1954.

He is the son of the late Marion and Ruth Ross and retired from Thompson & Sons.

She is the daughter of late Mary Ellen Loper and Emerson Stone.

They are parents of eight children: Cheryl King of Cleburne, Texas; Becky Yocom of Steubenville; Patty Ross of Stafford, Va.; Ruth Ross of Manassas, Va.; Jim Ross of Linden, Va.; Donna Birge of Warrenton, Va.; and John and Cindy, who are deceased. They also have five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The couple will be celebrating their anniversary on a train trip with their family.