Rowlands 65th anniversary
John “Jack” and JoAnne Rowland of Warren celebrated 65 years of marriage the weekend of Sept. 25, 2020.
Mr. Rowland and the former JoAnne Wise were married Sept. 25, 1955, at the Christian and Missionary Church in Youngstown. The Rev. Donald Irvin was pastor at that time.
Jack and JoAnne both graduated from Howland High School.
Jack served as assistant fire chief at Howland Fire Department for 25 years, and also worked at Time Stone Farms in Cortland.
JoAnne drove school bus for 35 years, and worked at her parent’s business, Wise Florist and Greenhouses, in Howland.
They have five children, Jeff, John, Julie, Jerry and Jamison. They also have 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, who are all over the country, mostly in Texas and Florida.
The couple have been active members of North Mar Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Warren for the past 65 years.