John and Shirley Harness McClay of Lucasville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on June 21, 1964 at Bear Creek United Methodist Church in Lucasville, OH, by Reverend Franklyn Harness.
Shirley was born in Lucasville, OH, the oldest child of Homer and Virginia Roberts Harness. She taught in the Northwest Schools until retiring in 1996.
John was born in Lucasville, OH, the youngest son of Floyd and Mildred Canter McClay. He taught in the Northwest Schools until retiring in 1996.
The couple have two children, David McClay and Paula McClay White. They have a daughter-in-law, Sarah Cox McClay, and a son-in-law, Sean White. Their grandchildren are Chambers McClay, Charli McClay, Chase McClay, Jean Paul White and James White.
Since retirement, the couple has owned and operated McClay 104 Greenhouse in Lucasville. John also works as a building contractor.
They travel, enjoy their family, and the farm life. They are involved in Bear Creek United Methodist Church near Lucasville.