Ben and Rita Heath, Kokomo, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows Jan. 14, 2018, during a wedding ceremony aboard a cruise ship in the western Caribbean. They were accompanied on the trip by their youngest daughter and her husband.
Ben and the former Rita Keith were married Jan. 27, 1968, at the groom’s home by the Rev. Robert Harold Kline. They met through a mutual friend.
A man of many talents, Ben was a skilled tradesman at Delphi before his retirement and also had been a carpenter. Rita worked at Sonshine Daycare at Full Gospel Tabernacle.
They are the parents of Lisa Sherrow, Kokomo; Matthew (Stephanie) Heath, Galveston; and Alisha (Gary) Baird, Noblesville. Their grandchildren are Clint and Ian Sherrow and Haley Heath.