Irene and Edward Waxham

Edward and Irene (Maxson) Waxham of Lexington, Ky., celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at a recent family gathering in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Ed and Irene, formerly of Whitaker Road, Fredonia were married on March 19, 1945 at the bride’s parent’s home in Hanover. They have four children: Warren Waxham of Lexington, Ky, Janet Tiffany of Centerburg, Ohio, Wendy Louden of Centerburg, Ohio and Leonard Waxham of Fredonia. They also have five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Irene retired from Quality Care in 1991. Edward, a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II, was known locally for his love of organic gardening throughout his retirement years.