James and Ruby Profitt Meade celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary on February 23. The couple were childhood sweethearts in Millstone, and were married in 1952 in Letcher County. In 1954 they relocated to Cleveland, Ohio, and in 1978 moved to North Eaton, Ohio where they now reside.
He is a Ford Motor Company retiree and she is a homemaker. They enjoy gardening and spending time with their family. He is also a musician, who plays guitar, banjo, mandolin, and piano without ever taking formal lessons. Both attend Pleasant View Old Regular Baptist Church in Litchfield, Ohio, and Island Road Free Will Baptist Church in North Eaton. A surprise family celebration was hosted by their children in honor of their anniversary.
They are the parents of Charlotte Whitt of Carlisle Twp., Ohio; Brenda Baker and of North Ridgeville, Jim Meade of Elyria, Ohio, and Audrey Carey, also of North Eaton. They have eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.