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Springthorpes celebrate 60th anniversary

By Lucie Willsie

January 12, 2014

John and Berta Glenn Springthorpe were honored for their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 29 at their home. The party, hosted by their children and their spouses, was attended by family from North Carolina, South Carolina, California and Tennessee. The Springthorpes were married on New Year’s Eve, 1953, and have four children: John III (wife Karen), Bruce (wife Tammy), Celeste Tsaklis (husband John), and Dwight (wife Suzanne). The couple has 10 grandchildren: Brooke Springthorpe, Jack Lynch, Glenn Springthorpe, Dwight Springthorpe II, Jay Springthorpe, Julia Lynch Poole, Nick Springthorpe, Gordon Lynch, Glenn Lynch and Katie Springthorpe; and two great-grandchildren, Celeste Lynch and Kingston Poole. Both of John’s sisters, Clara Yokley and Sarah Denmark, along with many of their children and grandchildren, were in attendance and were treated to coffee and delicious desserts.