40 years later, wedding ring found

GREENSBURG, IN (WXIN/CNN) - In time for her 45th wedding anniversary, Joyce Werner has been reunited with the wedding band she lost 40 years ago.

Rita Hellmich, the current owner of Werner's first marital home, said a contractor found the wedding ring while remodeling her bathroom.

"He said it actually just popped out like a spring on it," she said.

On the ring, Hellmich saw an engraving with initials and a wedding date. After a lot of calls, she found Joyce and Paul Werner, the couple who built the house in 1971.

Though Joyce Werner never replaced the long-lost ring, she always thought about it.

"I even said to them at Christmas this year, I really should get another wedding ring," she said.

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