Harold and Mary Keener of Mount Joy celebrated their 70th anniversary on Dec. 27 with family and friends at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. After a time of food and fellowship, the couple's children and their spouses, also with several great-grandchildren, presented musical selections. There was a time of sharing by family members, which included stories from childhood, reflections on the farm history leading into the Keener potato business, and acknowledgments of God's faithfulness.
They were married on Dec. 15, 1948, at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church by the Rev. Noah Risser.
Mr. and Mrs. Keener are the parents of Herb Keener, husband of Barb, Columbia; Carolyn Hoover, wife of Leon, Fresno, Calif.; Joyce Weaver, wife of Nelson, New Holland; Steve Keener, husband of Marilyn, Mount Joy; Willy Keener, husband of Barb, Elizabethtown; Jeff Keener, husband of Cathy, Mount Joy; Kathy Shantz, wife of Stan, Lancaster; and Julie Newman, wife of Pete, Sidney, British Columbia, Canada. They have 23 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Keener is retired from Harold Keener and Sons Potatoes of Mount Joy. Mrs. Keener was a homemaker.
Mr. and Mrs. Keener attend Elizabethtown Mennonite Church.