Burrells are feted at two events for anniversary
XAUSTINTOWN -- Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Burrell Sr., Wedgewood Drive, were honored on the occasion of their 55th wedding anniversary.
On July 22 friends of the couple gathered at Zion Lutheran Church, Youngstown, where an anniversary cake and other refreshments were served by members of DACAS Forum Health.
A family dinner was held in their honor July 31 at the Red Lobster in Niles, where the hosts were their children and spouses, Lonnie "Duke" Burrell and Connie and Russell Vinion, all of Austintown; Linda Swartzen of Boardman; and Rick and Ellen Burrell of Girard. Completing the family circle are four grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
St. Columbus Cathedral was the setting July 22, 1950, as the former Florence Mazur and Mr. Burrell were united in marriage.
Mr. Burrell served with the U.S. Army and was employed by Republic Steel Corp. prior to retiring. His wife is a homemaker. Both are members of St. Christine Church and do volunteer work with DACAS Nutrition Program.