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Wedding Announcement


Posted By: Deborah Gilbert (email)
Date: 4/3/2023 at 18:17:06

Lime Springs Herald
Thursday, May 23, 1968

Delores Mohr Weds Dennis Murphy

St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Lime Springs was the setting Saturday noon for the wedding of Delores Mohr of Cedar Rapids, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mohr of Lime Springs, to Dennis Murphy of Great Lakes, Ill., son of Joseph Murphy of Iowa City, Iowa and the late Mrs. Murphy.

The double ring ceremony was performed at noon with Pastor Arden Backman officiating before an altar decorated with spring bouquets of lilacs, bridal wreath, tulips and lily of the valley. Miss Judy Strike, friend of the bride was organist, while Mary Murphy, sister of the groom sang "The Wedding Prayer" and "The Lord's Prayer."

The bride given in marriage by her father was attired in a gown of chiffon over taffeta fashioned in A-line style with scoop neckline and lace appliques of and sequins made with a semi train and long tapered sleeves. The elbow length veil of silk illusion was held in place by a petal shaped headpiece of silk organza. She wore a heart shaped cross pendant of rhinestone and pearl which was a gift from the groom. She carried a white Bible covered with pink roses and long white streamers and lace bells.

Mrs. Michael Murphy, sister-in-law of the groom was matron of honor and was attired in pastel blue satin dress fashioned with a lace bodice and full-length train. She carried a large blue rose and wore long white gloves. Her jewelry was a gold pendant, a gift of the bride.

Mrs. Roger Glawe, sister of the bride, Mrs. Richard Murphy, sister-in-law of the groom, and Mrs. Bill Reinhart sister of the bride served as bridesmaids. They wore dresses identical to the matron of honor in colors of pink, green and yellow and carried a single rose to match their dress. Their jewelry and gloves were also identical to the matron of honor.

Michael Murphy brother of the groom of North Liberty, Iowa, was best man and Roger Glawe, Janesville, Ia, Richard Murphy, Iowa City and Bill Reinhart, Cresco, Ia., were groomsmen. They wore white jackets and black trousers & all wore boutonnieres.

The bride's mother was attired in a pastel blue dress of arnel with white lace. She wore white accessories and wore a corsage of pink tea roses and white carnations. Ushers were Duane Eiffler and George Murphy.

A reception was held in the church basement for 125 guests. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Eiffler were host and hostess. Linda Mohr was at the guest book. Mrs. Clytes Eiffler, aunt of the bride was at coffee service, white Mrs. Pat Albright cut the cake and Mrs. Shirley Gerard served the ice cream. Both are sisters of the groom. Janet Murphy poured the punch, while Joyce Severson and Beverly Mahr had charge of the gifts.

Rosene and Veronica Gerard, Barbara Mahr and Jeanette Shields were table waitresses. Also assisting in the kitchen were Mrs. Louie Decker. Mrs. Clifford Nelson, Mrs. Oliver Reis, Mrs. Paul Lidtke and Mrs. Iris Johnson.

Miss Mohr was graduated from Crestwood High School with the class of 1965 and for the past 2 years has been employed at Collins Radio in Cedar Rapids where she will continue working. Mr. Murphy graduated from Iowa City high school and has spent 4 years in the Navy at Great Lakes, Ill. He will receive his discharge in July. They will make their home in Cedar Rapids.


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