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60th anniversary: Roberts

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By Sharon Warner

Noble and Frances Maxson Roberts have been married for 60 years. The couple was married on Sept. 1, 1951 by the Rev. Minor Cole in Dumas, Ark.

Frances Roberts began her professional career as high school English teacher and for 21 years was assistant professor of English at Campbellsville College, now university.

Noble Roberts’ professional life included high school teacher, coach and principal. He served as chairman of the biology department and professor of biology at Campbellsville College.

For several years he was director of the Louisville and Jefferson County Public Health Laboratories. He holds a doctor of philosophy degree in biology and chemistry.

He served in World War II as a signalman on U.S. Coast Guard Landing Ship Tanks (LST) 793, making assault and other landings with marines and soldiers on Japanese-held islands.

They have two daughters, Marian, wife of Greg Biagi, who lives in Shelbyville, and Rachel, wife of Arthur Weinblum, who lives in Pittsburgh, Pa. They have three grandchildren, Megan Biagi Kirts, married to Jake Kirts; Molly Weinblum and Samuel Weinblum.

The couple resides in Shelbyville.