Shears celebrating 70 years

PIQUA — Emerson (Em) and Betty Shear are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 5, 1946, in Greenville, Ohio, in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and have resided in Piqua since 1952.

Em retired from the Fifth Third Bank in 1988 as a senior vice president of the bank. He was active in the Piqua Kiwanis Club and other civic groups. Betty is a homemaker and a former Piqua Memorial Hospital volunteer.

The couple are parents of two children, Stu and Barbara, who both reside in Piqua.