Argabrights celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

By Bethany Royer

June 6, 2014

HOUSTON — Harold “Dick” and Marilyn Argabright, of Houston, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 14, 2014, at an open house hosted by their sisters and brothers from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Houston Congregational Church.

Harold and the former Marilyn Shroyer were married June 20, 1964, at 2:30 p.m. in the Maplewood Church by the Rev. Harold Kochesperger. It was a rainy day, but sunny after thunderstorms concluded in the afternoon.

Witnesses were Jim Argabright, brother of the bridegroom, Ruby Shroyer Argabright, sister of the bride, Joe Morelock and Phyllis Knief Morrow. The couple originally met on a blind date.

Harold is the son of the late Herbert and Dorothy Argabright. He has five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Linda Gilmore, of Houston, Rhonda Argabright, of Piqua, Ruth and Mike Birt, of Urbana, Sharon and Carl Knapke, of Maplewood, and Carol and Bill Sidders, of Quincy; and four brothers and sisters-in-law, Rick and Shirley Argabright, of Parkers Lake, Kentucky, Mike and Joetta Argabright, of Hardin, and Bernie and Ruby Argabright and Jim and Peggy Argabright, all of Lockington.

Marilyn is the daughter of Wanda Shroyer, 0f Sidney, and the late Clark Shroyer. She has five sisters and four brothers-in-law, Linda Waltz, of Sidney, Shirley and Jim Spalding, of Lexington, Kentucky, Debby and Tony Sherman, of Maplewood, Ruby and Bernie Argabright, of Lockington, and Jeanne and Larry Scott, of Covington; and a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Janet Shroyer, of Maplewood.

Marilyn plans to retire in July from Sidney Manufacturing Co., where she is an administrative assistant. Harold retired in March 2006 from his position as a laborer at ALCOA.

The Argabrights attend the Fields of Grace church in Covington. Harold enjoys guns,hunting and fishing. Marilyn enjoys crafts, sewing and gardening. They both enjoy traveling.