Bob and Sandra Malone
Bob and Sandra Malone celebrated 50 years of marriage at a Hawaiian-themed reception on Aug. 25 at the Church Alive Ministries given by their children: Monica and Greg Clements, Haley and David Farless and Rob and Melissa Malone. They are the grandparents of Krista Clements, Mikaela Clements, Nathan Walker, Marisa Farless, Israel Farless, Carter Pierce and Maelee Cathrine Malone, and have three great-grandchildren: Rylan Walker, Avain Farless and Ella Girden. The Texas natives met in 1959 as they both attended Merkel (Texas) High School. Their courtship begin in 1960 and three years later, they were married at First Methodist Church in Merkel. They lived in Taylor, Texas, for 16 years, teaching school before moving to Cleveland in 1979 to attend New Life Bible College. After graduating from New Life, they moved back to Texas to start a Christian school, and came back to Cleveland two years later. The Malones have served 18 years as pastors of Church Alive Ministries, which is giving the anniversary couple a trip to Hawaii in October.