Ralph and Dorothy Martin

Ralph and Dorothy Martin of Columbus will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family celebration at a later date.

Mr. Martin and the former Dorothy Horning were married March 14, 1947, in Noblesville, Indiana, by the Rev. Charles Morse.

Mr. Martin is retired from Arvin Meritor.

Mrs. Martin is a homemaker.

The couple have five children, Lucille Branaman of Seymour, Janice Webster of Fort Wayne, the Rev. Les Martin of Beach Park, Illinois, Marsha Dawkins of Leo and Brad Martin of Columbus. They also have 15 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren and counting.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5633.