Gumps mark golden date

Wedding Day, 1968

Wedding Day, 1968

Mr. and Mrs. Gump

SIDNEY — Neawana Sue and Lanny Edward Gump will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, March 2, 2018.

Lanny and the former Sue Baker were married March 2, 1968, in the Port Jefferson Methodist Church in Port Jefferson. The Rev. Byron B. Burke performed the ceremony on a cold day that saw some snow. Witnesses were matron of honor Martha (Rohr) Ely, bridesmaid Sonja Canode, sister of the bride, best man Douglas Evans, cousin of the bridegroom, groomsman Fred Ely and ushers Sam Limbert and Mike Leckey. The bride’s brother, Larry Rutherford, escorted her down the aisle because her father was ill.

Lanny is the son of the late Maud “Mickey” and Earl Gump.

Sue is the daughter of the late Neva and Elmer M.”Pat” Baker. She has two living brothers, Howard Rutherford, of Nolensville, Tennessee, and Larry Rutherford, of Springfield, and a living sister, Sonja (Canode) Fisher, of Kettering. Three other brothers, James Rutherford, Philip Baker and Marvin E. Baker, and two sisters, Betty (Rutherford) Church and Carol (Baker) Beach, are deceased.

The Gumps have a son and daughter-in-law, Andy and Rhonda Gump, and a daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Tom Marvin, all of Sidney. They have two grandchildren.

Lanny retired from LeROI Dresser after 44 years of service. Sue is employed by Fairlawn Local Schools as the superintendent’s secretary.

The couple enjoy spending time with their grandchildren and watching their granddaughter’s volleyball and softball games.

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