2009-12-17 / Church News

Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. James Barnhart Mr. and Mrs. James Barnhart On October 17,1959, Marlene Golden of Piney Plains, Md., became the bride of James “Tink” Barnhart of Warfordsburg, recently a gathering of immediate family celebrating 50 years of marriage was hosted by their children, Jimmy Barnhart and wife Tracy of Warfordsburg and Kimberly Barnhart- Hulock and spouse Steve of Chambersburg.

The Faith Center in Warfordsburg was used for the celebration with the Presbyterian Women preparing a wonderful homecooked meal.

Marlene was raised on a farm in Piney Plains, Md. She is the daughter of the late Marvin and Dorothy Golden. Her father operated a sawmill on the farm and he took his chainsaws to Warfordsburg to Palmers General Store for repair.

Tink was working in that small store and met Marlene when she came with her father to the store. The rest as they say is history. That small store became the lifetime career of both Tink and Marlene, who operated it together until retirement. Tink is the son of the late James E and Gwendolyn Barnhart.

Tink and Marlene have played an active role in the lives of their five grandchildren: TJ and Bo Divelbliss and Alexandra, Christian and Elijah Barnhart, all of Warfordsburg. Tink still enjoys tinkering with small engines in his shop at home and Marlene enjoys cooking and tending to her flowers and garden.

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