66th anniversary: Bruce and Joy Gilman

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By Sharon Warner

Bruce and Joy Gilman have been married for 66 years. The couple was married on July 23, 1945. She is the former Joy Sharpe of Farmersburg, Ind.


They were members of Centenary Methodist Church for about 41 years. Now they are members of the First Christian Church and have lived in Shelbyville for 43 years. He worked for the both the U.S. and Kentucky departments of transportation and is now retired.

They are the parents of C. Thomas Gilman of Burlingame, Calif., and Joseph Gilman of Smyrna, Ga., and have three grandchildren, Emily, Natalie and Hannah Gilman.