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Whitaker, Virginia & Leekley, Edmond Marriage 1953


Posted By: Bruce Atkinson (email)
Date: 11/23/2018 at 20:45:11


Baskets of Garden flowers and candelabra graced the altar of the Plymouth Presbyterian church on June 7th for the wedding of Miss Virginia Lodene Whitaker and Edmond Mark Leekley. The bride is the niece of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Siebens, in whose home she has lived since early childhood. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Leekley of Westfield.
Rev. E. Miller of Le Mars read the wedding vows at 3:00 p. m. on Sunday June 7. Miss Mabel Long presided at the organ for the double ring ceremony. She accompanied Miss Marilyn Huebner who sang “Always” and “Because” before the ceremony and “The Lord’s Prayer” while the couple knelt on a white satin pillow at the altar.
Attendants were Miss Thea Leekley as bridesmaid and Norma Kay Siebens as junior bridesmaid. Daryl J. Siebens was bestman and Robert Whitaker and Clifford Whitaker were ushers.
The bride given in marriage by her uncle John E. Siebens, was lovely in a white chantilly lace over satin wedding gown fashioned with a fitted bodice, bouffant skirt, ballerina length. She wore lace mitts and a shoulder length veil of illusion. Her colonial bouquet was of white rose buds centered with a corsage of roses.
The bride’s attendants wore mint green ballerina length gowns of lace and net over taffeta. They wore lace mitts and hats in matching shade and carried colonial bouquets of yellow roses.
The bride’s aunt wore a pink mesh ensemble with white accessories and the groom’s mother a grey silk print frock with white accessories. Each wore a white sweet pea corsage.
Following the afternoon ceremony a wedding reception was held in the beautifully decorated church parlors for 150 guests. A three tiered wedding cake, all white, surrounded with yellow roses, centered the buffet table. During the reception hours, Miss Betty Klemme sang “I love you Truly” and “Through The Years.” Miss Lois Jean McCorkell sang “God Gave Me You.”
Dining room hostesses were Mrs. Oscar Mentzer and Mrs. Harvey Taylor. Serving at the buffet table were Mrs. L. M. Crabil, Mrs. Dale Leekley, Misses Ellen Hoppe and Evonne Siebens.
Recording the guests were Miss Carly Davis and dis¬playing the gifts were Misses Joan Coyle and Donna Clarey.
Serving honors, went to. Joyce Sampson, Maurine Fry, Lucille Clarey, Connie Gabel, Elizabeth Tone, Janice Gabel and Norma Sheron. Mrs. Ed Swain cut and served the wedding cake.
Kitchen hostesses were Mesdames Glen Gabel, Milton Atkinson and William Timmins.
The bride and groom are both graduates of Akron high school. The bride is employed as bookkeeper for Gassman Motor Co. and the groom is employed with Adams Implement both in Akron. After a short honey¬moon the couple will be at home in Akron.
For traveling the bride chose a brown orlon dress with white accessories and wore a rose corsage.

~Copyright © 1953; Le Mars Globe Post (Le Mars, Plymouth County, Iowa) of 15 June 1953.


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