BioM: Johnson, Ila M. #2 (1941)
Contact: Audrey Roedl
Surnames: Johnson, Millard, Jolivette, Kauffman, Dahl
The Loyal Tribune 19 June 1941
Johnson, Ila M. (15 JUN 1941)
Immediate relatives and friends attended the wedding of Miss Ila Marie Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sigward Johnson of Loyal, to Verland Harvey Millard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Millard also of Loyal at the Greenwood United Lutheran church on Sunday evening at 8 o’clock. Candlelight illuminated the altar, and baskets of cut flowers and palms were used in the decorations at the church. The Rev. A. E. Norson read the rites.
Mrs. A. E. Norson played the organ throughout the double ring ceremony for which the bride chose a white moiré taffeta gown with short puffed sleeves and a shower bouquet of pink roses and lilies of the valley. Her long veil was bordered with Chantilly lace and fell from a tiara of lace and orange blossoms. A five-strand pearl necklace was her only jewelry.
Miss Ardis Millard, sister of the groom, was maid of honor, and she was attired in aqua taffeta with white accessories and a pearl necklace. The bridesmaid, Miss Elaine Jolivette, of Greenwood, cousin of the bride wore peach taffeta. Both attendants had rose corsages. Raymond Johnson, best man, brother of the bride attended Mr. Millard. Mrs. Albert Dahl and Mrs. Louis Behrens sang during the service. Dale Kauffman and Norman Jolivette acted as ushers at the church.
A lunch was served at the home of the bride’s parents, and 50 guests attended the reception. Peach, aqua, and white streamers decorated the dining room, and a white wedding bell was suspended from the ceiling. A three tiered wedding cake baked by the bride’s mother centered the table.
Mr. and Mrs. Millard were graduated from Loyal High School in 1938 and 1940, respectively, and will reside at Loyal on the farm of the groom’s parents. They were honored at a prenuptial shower at the bride’s parent’s home on Tuesday evening, May 27. Another shower was given them on Thursday evening, June 5, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Millard.
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