The family of Elmer Lee Highley and Juanita Anne Newman Highley celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on Nov. 15 at their home in Leesburg. The celebration was given by the couple’s four daughters, Kim Fife (Kenny), Tammy Reser, Marianna Bennett and Jo Highley. Elmer and Juanita also have been blessed with 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, many of which joined in to share in the love filled celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. Highley were united in marriage on Nov. 15, 1958 on Paush Road in Leesburg by Reverend Milner. Robert and Della Newman Linkhart were their witnesses (sister of the bride). After the wedding the couple retreated to the home of Sterly and Anna Newman for a homecooked meal.
Fifty-five years later the couple is still going strong providing love, support and guidance for the rest of their family.