BioM: Ridenour, Shirley A. (1948)
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Surnames: Ridenour, Puro, Ganger, Priestly, Yeater, Makkinen, Stark, Gill, Luoma, Shrock

----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 04/15/1948

Ridenour, Shirley A. (4 APR 1948)

A lovely wedding ceremony was solemnized Sunday afternoon, April 4, 1948, at three o’clock when Miss Shirley Ann Ridenour, daughter of Mrs. Ida Ridenour, 112 West Garfield Ave., Goshen, Ind., became the bride of Onnie Puro of Bristol, Ind., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Puro of Owen, (Clark Co.), Wis.

The Rev. Willis Ronk, pastor, performed the ceremony at the First Brethren Church in Goshen in the presence of 200 friends and relatives of the couple. The altar of the church was banked with palms, ferns, and flowers and presented a perfect background for the marriage service. Four tall baskets of white stock and Easter lilies were used along with five seven branch candelabra with lighted tapers.

Mrs. Dale Ganger of New Paris, served as matron of honor and Miss Betty Priestly of Goshen, and Mrs. Paul Yeater of Ashland, Ohio, were bridesmaid. Arvo Puro of Cleveland, Ohio, brother of the groom, was best man and the ushers were Reino Makkinen of Chicago, a cousin of the groom, and Harold Stark of Goshen.

The bride entered the church on the arm of her uncle, Donald Gill of this city, who gave her in marriage. She was beautifully gowned in ivory slipper satin and her dress was fashioned with a deep net yoke with satin inserts, long close sleeves ending in points at the wrist and a rippling skirt with full length train. Her fingertip veil was of net and she carried a white prayer book topped with a white Cattelya orchid and tied with a shower of white satin ribbons.

Miss Betty Goldmsith, organist, played a medley of bridal airs during the half hour preceding the ceremony, and Miss Betty Rowsey of Ashland, Ohio, sang "Oh Promise Me" and "Entreat Me Not To Leave Thee," just before the entrance of the wedding party. The traditional wedding marches were used for the processional and recessional.

Mrs. Ganger, matron of honor, wore a frock of aqua marquisette fashioned with off the shoulder lines and tiered skirt. She carried an arm bouquet of yellow carnations and wore a tiara hair arrangement of yellow maline and carnations. The bridesmaids, Miss Priestly and Mrs. Yeater, wore similar gowns of mulberry colored marquisette in off the shoulder style with small bustles. Their bouquets were of shaded pink and lavender sweet peas with showers of white ribbons and their headdresses were of white maline and sweet peas in tiara style.

The bride’s mother wore a spring print dress with brown accessories and her corsage was of white gardenias.

A reception was held in the social rooms of the church immediately after the ceremony for one hundred twenty-five guests. Mrs. George Luoma, sister of the groom, and Miss Anola Shrock of Goshen, presided at the coffee service during the reception and the three tiered wedding cake was served by Mrs. Donald Gill of Goshen, Ind.

The couple left on a short wedding trip and on their return will live in Bristol, Ind., where they have leased an apartment. For traveling the bride wore a gabardine suit in pastel green and as a corsage she wore the white orchid, which she carried during the marriage ceremony.

The bride was graduated from Goshen High School, class of 1944, and the groom was graduated from the Owen, Wis. High School, class of 1941. The groom served 26 months with the U.S. infantry and 19 months overseas, where he saw combat service in Italy.

The groom is an accountant, employed at the Bristol Manufacturing Co., and Mrs. Puro is employed at the Penn Electric Switch Co. in the payroll department.



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