Marshall and Jann Ball celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family party. The party was hosted by Louise Ball, Marshall’s mother. They are the parents of Christine (Corey) Wiktor of Buffalo, N.Y., Rebecca (Dave) King of Spencerport, N.Y., and Michael Ball of Fredonia, N.Y. They have three grandchildren: Taylor, Paige and Abram King.

Ball and the former Jann Stevens were married Feb. 3, 1973, in Levant Wesleyan Church, Falconer, N.Y.

Ball is employed by Chautauqua County Department of Weights and Measures. Ball serves as an umpire for softball and as a referee for basketball. Mrs. Ball is the director of Compeer Chautauqua. She is an active member of the Bethlehem Lutheran Church.