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Mars, Minderd & Miss Lois M. Osborne, Wedding 1946


Posted By: Viv Reeves (email)
Date: 1/12/2006 at 21:12:18

Mars, Minderd & Miss Lois M. Osborne, 06 Dec 1946

Source: From the LeMars Globe-Post, Monday December 9, 1946, Page 1, Column 4:

Lovely Candlelight Ceremony At Seney Friday Evening

The Seney Methodist Church was decked with baskets of flowers, pink carnations and fern for the wedding of Miss Lois M. Osborne, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Osborne of LeMars, to Minderd Mars, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lige Mars, of Maurice, Iowa. The candlelight ceremony was performed Friday evening, December 6th, by Rev. Paul Ouwinga of Ireton. Appropriate music was played, preceding the ceremony, by Miss Lavonne Criswell, who was attired in a blue formal gown, and lighting the candles were Donna Beth Ricke and Mrs. Andrew Mars, both wearing pink formals. Before the ceremony Miss Harriet Hawkins sang "Bless This House" and "I Love You Truly" and following the wedding she sang "The Lord's Prayer".

The bride was lovely in a gown of white net over satin trimmed with lace, sweetheart neckline, and full skirt entrain. Her fingertip length veil was caught in a beaded coronet. She carried a cascade bouquet of pink and wihte carnations.

Miss Georgine Osborne, as maid of honor, was attired in a gown of pink taffeta with a matching pink net headdress. She carried a bouquet of large white mums. The bridesmaid was Miss Harriet Hawkins who was attired in a gown of pink nylon and matching headdress. She carried a bouquet similar to the maid of honor's. Lee Hofland acted as ring bearer and the two little flower girls, dressed in white organdy formals and carrying small colonial bouquets, were Karen Kay Frerichs and Leona Pennings.

Following the ceremony a reception was held in the home of the bride's parents for 125 guests. Decorations were carried out in the bride's chosen colors. Table waitresses were Mrs. Ethel Friedman, Mrs. Rose Wickersham and Mrs. Will Frerichs of Alton, Maggie Perry and Miss Lorna Sige of LeMars. Kitchen honors to Mrs. Clifford Ricke, Mrs. Will Hawkins, Mrs. Ferne Cooper, Mrs. Richard Hawkins, Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins and Mrs. Albert Hawkins.

The bride, a graduate of LeMars high school attended Western Union College and taught school in Plymouth County. The groom was recently discharged after 43 months in service, 39 of which were spent in the Southwest Pacific Theater.

The couple will make their home on a farm near Paullina, Ia.


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