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Love Couple: Maggie & Samuel Wiley

Bride’s Name: Maggie Wiley

Bride’s Occupation: Retired Seamstress, Retired Nursing Assistant, Homemaker

Groom’s Name: Samuel Wiley

Groom’s Occupation: Retired Steel Worker

Wedding Date & Location: January 9, 1947—Merrillville, Indiana

How Many children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren in your family? Both: 10 children, 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

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Tell us your love story. Groom: We met through Maggie’s sister and her friend at a local hangout.

What do you love best about one another? Both: We love being able to be with one another. We also love entertaining our family and friends together.

What’s the key to the success of your relationship? Groom: Being able to work together, trusting in God to help make a way for our family and loving one another unconditionally. Also being able to love one another when mistakes are made.

Why do you want to be included in JET love? Groom: So people will realize that marriages can last and know that there will be good times and bad times together. Being able to have hard times together makes you count all of your blessings. Daughter Olivia: Our mom was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia 5 years ago. Although it has affected our entire family, my dad continues to stay by her side as her health declines. She receives daily home health care. Our parents have been through a lot over the years, but their faith has always remained strong. There continues to be laughter through it all.