William and Lutie Wolford
Bill and Lutie Wolford have been married for 60 years. They met at Ashland College (now Ashland University) when they were both students. They have been Ashland County residents since the early 1950s.
Bill grew up on a farm in Richland County and graduated from Madison High School. After graduating from Ashland College in 1952, he served two years in the Korean Conflict in the US Army. He began his career as Deputy Auditor for Ashland County (5 years) and retired as Ashland County Treasurer in 1994 (7 years). In between, he spent 25 of his working years as the managing officer, secretary/treasurer of Home Federal Savings and Loan. He has been a Lions member for 56 years – with perfect attendance! Since retiring in 1994, he enjoys woodworking and golfing.
Lutie grew up on a farm in Medina County and spent two years at Ashland College taking business courses. She worked at Hess & Clark for 11 years, then as Treasurer for the Ashland County West-Holmes Joint Vocational School (as it was called then), retiring in 1990. She very much enjoys genealogy. She’s a member of the Ohio Genealogical Association, Ashland Chapter and has written several books on her family history. She also like reading and gardening.
The Wolfords are members of First United Methodist Church, having served on various church and community committees, to include Bill’s service on the United Way Board of Trustees and Lutie’s volunteering at the Food Bank. They’ve spent 15 winters in Arizona and continue their community involvement there as well – Lutie at the Food Bank and Bill with the Lions and volunteering at the RV park.