Irwin and Barbara (Slayton) Blessing of Camp Conley W.Va. observed their 31st wedding anniversary on March 31, 2012. The couple was married by The Rev. J.O. Bush on March 31, 1981.
Barbara has been employed for eight years at McDonald’s of Gallipolis, Ohio, and she is a crew trainer, biscuit maker and a grill cook. Due to the Gallipolis, Ohio, McDonald’s rebuilding the restaurant, Barbara is currently working since June 2012 at McDonald’s of Point Pleasant W.Va., but will be back in the Gallipolis, Ohio, McDonald’s in mid-September 2012.
Barbara is the daughter of Loretta (Wears) Slayton of Apple Grove, W.Va, and the late Walter Slayton. She is the granddaughter of the late Daniel Slayton and the late Ella Mae (Long) Slayton, and the late Carl Wears and the late Earthley (Wamsley) Wears.
Irwin has been employed for 16 years at Pleasant Valley Hospital. He is a cook.
Irwin is the son of Betty (Crump) Kearns of New Haven, W.Va., and the late Ralph Alonzo Blessing and the grandson of the late Carl Crump and the late Nellie (Herdman) Crump.
The couple has two daughters and sons-in-law, Charles and Marsha (Blessing) Connolly III of Point Pleasant, W.Va., and Kevin and Misty (Blessing) Craig of Willow Wood, Ohio.
The couple has six grandchildren, Elijah David Connolly, Caleb Joshua Connolly, Autum Nicole Craig, Sean Logan Craig, the late Jozee Ryder Craig, and the late angel baby born too soon Craig.