They were married Oct. 24, 1953, in the Milford Christian Church. Rev. Noble Neff officiated.
Evar retired from Dana Corp. (Weatherhead) in Syracuse after 41 years of service. Mary Ellen retired from CTB of Milford after nine years of service.
They are blessed with four children: David (Deb) of Ligonier, Steven (Mary) of Middlebury, Kathy (Tony) McDowell of Milford, and Tom (Jacquie) of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.
They also have 10 grandchildren: Jamie, Shannan, Craig, Jason, Justin, Emily, Michelle, Renee, Caitlyn and Sarah; and nine great-grandchildren: Izzy, Shelby, Alexus, Corbin, Hayden, Grayson, Aleya, Jayda and Ashlyn.
A dinner was provided by their children on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Troup home. There were 30 present with three absent. Later in the evening, a decorated cake was served (made by Mary Troup and Emily Accoe). The Troup’s also celebrated their annual early Christmas get-together.