BioM: Hales, Mary Jo (1966)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Hales, Highsmith

----Source: The Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark County, Wi) 14 July 1966

Hales, Mary Jo (09 July 1966)

Miss Mary Jo Hales, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Myrie Hales, Manawa, formerly of Loyal, was given in marriage by her father, Saturday, July 9 to William Morter Highsmith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Highsmith, Fort Atkinson, at the Methodist Church in Manawa.

Altar decorations included American Beauty roses and lighted white tapers. Stephen Sperry was the soloist, and he sang “The Lord’s Prayer” and “He.”

The bride chose for her wedding a white satin entrained Sheath floor-length gown trimmed with seed pearls and lace, and a mantilla lace veil. Her bouquet included a white orchid, pink rosebuds and stephantotis.

Miss Aimee Houck, Clarendon Hills, Illinois, was the mad of honor; Miss Barbara Jean Halpin, Hartland, he bridesmaid; and Kim Weihmuller, Kaukauna, junior bridesmaid.

The adult aides were attired in floor-length empire styled frocks having pale pink skirts and deep pink brocade bodices. They carried cascades of pink roses. The junior aide wore a pale pink brocade floor-length dress and matching bonnet, and also carried a bouquet of pink roses.

Best man was Robert Herbert, Fort Atkinson; Duncan Highsmith, Fort Atkinson, the groomsman, and ushering were Tom Rogers, Lester Wallschlager, and Walter Weihmuller.

Following the 3 p.m. ceremony a reception was held at the bride’s parental home with the dinner being served at the Horel Weyauwega at Weyauwega.

The bride is a graduate of Wayland Academy, Beaver Dam and is a student at the University of Wisconsin. The groom is also a student there. The couple will make their home in Madison.

Guests attending the wedding came from Loyal, Greenwood, Weyauwega, Hartland, Milwaukee, Manawa and Kaukuana and from Evansville and Owensvile, Indiana.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel