Celebrating 75 in style: Ed and Wanda McCartin eloped in 1942 after meeting in church


May 9, 2017

Family and friends joined Wanda and Ed McCartin Saturday, May 6, in celebrating their 75th year of marriage.

Gary Linkel of Sweet Home picked up the couple with his 1931 Ford Model A at Wiley Creek Community where they live and transported them to Community Chapel where family and friends awaited and their son Mark McCartin is pastor.

In a short program, Pastor McCartin said that William Edwin McCartin, born April 10, 1922, and Wanda June Smith, born Jan. 9, 1925, were married May 9, 1942.

McCartin asked his parents what the secret to such a long marriage is.

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