GREENVILLE — Kenneth and Anna Lee Stryker will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4, at the Brethren Retirement Community, 750 Chestnut Street in Greenville. Their friends and family are invited and they request that no gifts be given.
Kenny and the former Anna Lee Myers were married Aug. 19, 1944 in Arcanum Methodist Church by the Reverend Tom Bennett Maurer. They both graduated from Arcanum High School in 1942. He served in the U.S. Navy until 1946.
Kenneth is a 1950 graduate of Wilmington College and received his master’s degree in 1953 from Miami University. He taught at Monroe Preble High School until 1969 and National Trail High School until his retirement in 1983.
Anna Lee worked at Master Electric in Dayton, Moraine Products, and part-time at Monroe Preble High School. She also worked as a secretary at Sohio Stop 127, and Farmers Home Administration/USDA, where she retired in 1984.
The couple were active members of United Church of Christ in West Manchester from 1950 to 2013 and are now attending the Methodist Church in Greenville. Kenneth is a Mason and Anna Lee is a member of Eastern Start.
They are the parents of Kent (Cally) Stryker of West Jefferson, Alan Stryker of Centerville, and Lynn (Libby) Stryker of Bellbrook. They have five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.