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Parlet - Binns wedding (1944)


Posted By: Anonymous volunteer
Date: 7/23/2021 at 19:18:37

In a formal church ceremony, Miss Betty Arlene Binns, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Troy W. Binns of Oskaloosa route 5, became the bride of Donald L. Parlet, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Parlet of Oskaloosa, at 4 p.m. June 18, 1944, at the Central Methodist church, the Rev. Leo Slagg officiating.

Attending the couple were Mrs. -dwin Hogan, as matron of honor and Albert Stewart as best man.

[illegible] in white shadowed [illegible] and wearing a double strand of pearls and earrings, a gift of the bridegroom, the bride carried a bouquet of red roses. Mrs. Hogan was attired in pink shadowed organdy with a bouquet of salmon roses. The bride's mother wore blue with a corsage of pink roses. Mrs. Parlet wore navy with a red rose corsage.

Music for the ceremony was provided by William McMains at the organ and Marion Sedrel who sang "I Love You Truly" and "O Promise Me." The church was decorated with baby white chrysanthemums, gladioli, ferns, palms and candelabra.

After the wedding a reception was held in the basement of the church for the immediate families and close relatives. The bridal couple then left on a short trip and will be at home on a farm southeast of Oskaloosa.

Prior to her marriage, the bride was graduated from Oskaloosa high school and was employed at the A. & P. Tea company. Mr. Parlet attended Cedar high and has been engaged in farming.

One hundred eighty-five guests attended the affair with Max Binns of Chicago, Ill., Mrs. Vernon Hixson of Rose Hill, Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Stewart and family of Rose Hill, Pvt. and Mrs. Max E. Parlet of Brownwood, Tex., and Pvt. Forrest L. Durham of Clarinda as those from out of town. (source unknown)


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