Phlipots celebrate 50 years

Wedding day, 1960

Wedding day, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Phlipot

RUSSIA — Conrad and Mary Phlipot, of Russia, will celebrate 50 years of marriage on Saturday, Oct. 24, with a Mass of thanksgiving at 5 p.m. at St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia.

Conrad and the former Mary Balster were married on Oct. 24, 1970, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Coldwater. The Rev. Henry Balster, uncle of Mary, officiated the ceremony. Witnesses to the wedding were the late Esther Moeller, Clara Walter, Pat Balster, Diane Christian, the late Nick Phlipot, Marion Phlipot, Ed Larger and Jim Murchal.

Conrad and Mary are the parents of Tom and Brandi Phlipot, of Russia, Todd and Kathy Phlipot, of Versailles, and Karen and Paul Francis, of Sidney. They have nine grandchildren: Brody and Emmy Phlipot; Cadence and Kenlee Phlipot and Kori Oliver; Brock, Jonah and Mara Francis, and Taylore Horne. They have one great-granddaughter, Chandler McGee.

Mary is the daughter of the late Joe and Clara Balster, of Carthagena. She is the sister of the late Esther Moeller, of Springfield, the Clara Walter, of Delphos, the late Walter Balster, of Dayton, the late Richard Balster, of Coldwater, Larry Balster, of St. Henry, the late Lawrence Balster, of Carthagena, and the late Joe Balster.

Conrad is the son of the late John and Margaret Phlipot, of Russia. He is the brother of the late John and Margaret Phlipot, of Russia, Marion Phlipot, of Fort Loramie, the late Nicholas Phlipot, of Sidney, the late Victor Phlipot, of Sidney, the late Harold Phlipot, of Versailles, the late Haniretta Baltes, of Versailles, the late Erna Voisard, of Russia, the late Kathleen Wehrman, of Fort Loramie, the late Maxine Monnin, of Xenia, and the late Gertrude Schulze, of Johnstown.

The couple met at the Crystal Ball.

Mary is an auxiliary member of Wilson Health and volunteers at the hospital. She enjoys riding her bike and walking with friends. Conrad enjoys spending his time tending to flower gardens at his and his sons’ houses. They both enjoy spending time with their family and especially their grandchildren.

They are members of St. Remy Catholic Church in Russia.

A previous version of this announcement ran with Mary’s parents listed as her siblings and some names were incorrect. This is the correct version.

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