70 years: James and Betty Roos

James and Betty Roos of Tell City will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children from 2 to 4 p.m. July 6 at the Hoosier Heights Country Club, 3822 Mozart St., Tell City. The couple is requesting no gifts.

James Roos and Betty McDaniel were married on July 8, 1949, in St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Dale.

Jim and Betty have lived their lives almost entirely in Southern Indiana. They started dating while attending Dale High School and married at the end of Jim’s freshman year at Evansville College. Betty worked as a secretary, while Jim commuted to Evansville daily on a football and academic scholarship. When Jim graduated, he began teaching and coaching football, basketball, and baseball at Tell City High School. After teaching and coaching at Washington High School, he moved on to become principal at Ireland High School for two years and principal and superintendent for a year at Rockport High School before taking the job of General Manager of the Guy Ramsey Development Company in Tell City in 1964, where he worked for 31 years. Since Jim’s retirement in 1995, he and Betty have lived in Christmas Lake Village, Evansville, and Tell City, where they currently reside.

They had five children, Mike (Minsun) Roos of Cincinnati; Pat (Paul) Swiz of Evansville; the last Eric Roos; Scott (Butch Griffin) Roos of Tell City; and Tina (Steve) Root of Evansville. They have three grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

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