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Philip and Verna Smith (AP)
Philip and Verna Smith

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

ELKHART — Philip “Phil” and Verna (Gall-Harrington) Smith are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary.

They were married June 30, 1973, at Juno Lake in Edwardsburg, Mich.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith are campground owner-operators of Camp Wildwood, Edwardsburg, and Living Waters Camp and Retreat Center, Cassopolis. They are members of Brighton Baptist Church, Okeechobee, Fla. Since retiring, they have made seven mission trips to Haiti with International Christian Development Mission.

Their children are Randy (Pamm) Smith of Edwardsburg, Timothy Smith of Elkhart, Dixie Harrington Bloss of Elkhart, Kathy Harrington (Dale) Casto of Traverse City, Mich., and deceased children Philip H. “Flip” Smith and Candace L. (Smith) Schwartz.

They have eight grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and 14 great-stepgrandchildren.