Maury and Rhoda Hollowell of Olean celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by their children at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk on Aug. 29.
The couple was married on Aug. 28, 1948 at the First Baptist Church in Olean. The Rev. Norman J. Read officiated, with Robert P. Van Deusen serving as best man and Barbara A. Peterson serving as maid of honor for her sister.
Maury worked for several years as an accountant at the Line Material Plant, now Cooper Industries, before retiring as a materials manager in 1988. Rhoda worked briefly as secretary for the First Baptist Church after their four children attended public schools. Both served for many years in various roles at the First Baptist Church, from nursery attendant to deacon.
Mr. and Mrs. Maury Hollowell
The Hollowells have four children - Susan (Randy) Hardy of Fredonia, Steven (Tammy) Hollowell of Cuba, N.Y., Scott Hollowell of Olean, and Mark (Susan) Hollowell of Rush. They have five grandchildren.
The Hollowells continue to reside at 1512 Happy Hollow Road, where they raised their daughter and three sons. In retirement, both enjoy traveling, exercising and visiting family and friends. Maury is also an avid golfer and sports fan.