Marvin and Diana Harness celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 29, 2017, at the 5 p.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Parish in Union with Father Joseph Post officiating. A dinner reception followed at Hagie’s restaurant, with wedding party members, family and friends in attendance.
Mr. Harness and the former Miss Bocklage were married April 14, 1967, at St. Ignatius of Loyola in Concord Hill. The couple have five children, Cynthia and Gerry Williams, Jeff and Kelly Harness, Jennifer and Jeff Smith, Jason and Jill Harness, and Jeremy Scott Harness.
They also have 12 grandchildren, Courtney, Spencer and Morgan Williams, Austin, Alec, Marvin Caleb and Benjamin Harness, Tyler, Anneliese and Jamieson Smith, and Mia and Evelyn Harness, with a new addition expected in September.
After the celebration, the couple enjoyed a vacation in Florida given by their children.