Our family is blessed to be celebrating the 50th wedding anniversary of Bunny and Bruce Boone today, Oct. 6, with a Mass and brunch at St. Stephen Catholic Church.
Father Babu Joseph Elamturuthil will celebrate the Catholic Mass and blessing for the couple at 9:30 a.m. followed by brunch at 11 a.m.
The couple met at St. Mary’s Hospital, where they both worked. A wise patient urged Bruce to ask Bunny out on a date, and the rest is history. They were married Oct. 5, 1963, at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church in Beckley, W.Va. They have continued to live their lives immersed in their church, family and friends. They are the parents of three children, Lisa (and Scott) Willis, Chris (and Nila) Boone, and Jeffrey (and Amy Price) Boone. Their greatest joys have been their grandchildren, Emily and Abby Willis and Sara and Nick Boone.
Bruce retired from Huntington Alloys, and Bunny retired as a Registered Nurse from St. Mary’s Hospital. They have devoted themselves after years of paid work to improving the lives of the poor in the local area through their volunteer service to the E.C.C.H.O. food and clothing pantry in Milton, W.Va.
They are planning a road trip to the University of Missouri with their children and grandchildren for a football game this fall.