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Date: 11/28/2020 at 22:14:32

KIESTER - MCFARLIN In an impressive candlelight service at William Penn college chapel at 8 o’clock Sunday evening, June 29, 1941, Mr. and Mrs. Vern McFarlin of Searsboro gave their daughter Moana Kathryn McFarlin, in marriage to Donald Paul Kiester, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Kiester of Oskaloosa. Rev. Leslie H. Barrett of Boston, Mass., uncle of the bride, officiated at the single ring ceremony. The bride was attended by Miss Edith Ragan, maid of honor, and the bridegroom by Dale McFarlin, brother of the bride. Prof. H.M. Baylor of Penn college played nuptial music at the organ and among the selections were “Indian Love Call” and “Love’s Old Sweet Song.” He accompanied Mrs. Mildred Lytle of Oskaloosa as she sang “I Love You Truly.” As Prof. Baylor played Lohengrin Wedding March the bridal procession moved to the altar where the service was performed. The bride was attired ina lovely white slipper satin gown with a long train. Her long veil was held in place with a tiara of pearls. She carried an arm bouquet of Easter Lillies and sweetheart roses. The maid of honor was gowned in a beautiful blue chiffon gown and Miss Colleen Fudge of Searsboro, the bridesmaid, wore peach taffeta and carried colonial bouquets. David Gertsma was ring bearer and carried the ring on heartshaped white satin pillow. He wore a white satin suit. Little Misses Lola and Beverly Eflin were flower girls. Dale DeVault, Robert Burggraaf, Eugene McCormick and Shuell Jones were ushers. The bride’s mother wore a robin egg blue dinner gown and a corsage of sweetheart roses, while the mother of the groom was attired in an aqua blue dinner gown and a corsage of white orchids. The reception was held at the college women’s residence building reception hall. Mrs. A. Crumbaugh and assistants served punch and heart-shaped cakes to 150 guests. Following the services the wedded couple left on a short honeymoon. They will be at home to friends in the middle of July. (June 30, 1941; source unknown - likely Oskaloosa Herald).


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