Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 25, 2011

Eddie and Mary Koster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 3. They were given a surprise party by their children with many friends and family attending

They were married July 3, 1961, at Sydenstricker Church in Ironton.

Eddie is retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation and Mary is retired from Bryant’s Health Center.

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They have four children: Debbie (Rick) Stamper, Kim (Joe) Holtzapfel, Missy (Lonnie) Campbell and Eddie (Tansy) Koster. They have five grandchildren, Rick (Chasity) Stamper, Jimmy (Tiffany) Stamper, David Crossan, Kaitlin Thompson and Issac Koster. They have two great-grandchildren. They also have five step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.