BioM: Kirkley, Mary F. (1966)
Surnames: Kowieski, Kirkley, McTeague, Schmitt, Nystrom, Janczak, Grabowski, Lasowitz, Tomaszkiewicz, Herman
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 03 Feb 1966
Kirkley, Mary F. (8 JAN 1966)
On Saturday, Jan. 8, 1966, at high noon a solemn nuptial mass was celebrated at Our Lady of Mr. Carmel Church by Rev. Eugene Faucher, James C. Kowieski, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kowieski, Glenview, Ill., and the late Frank Kowieski too Mary Faith Kirkley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Kirkley of Sheridan Road, Chicago, as his bride.
She wore an off white satin sheath dress with an empire waist. A very long wide train flowed from the cowl neck of her dress. On her head the bride wore a satin crown with a blusher veil, she carried a corsage of Amazon lilies and stephanotis.
The bride's attendants were Bridge McTeague, Judy Schmitt and Nikki Nystrom, wore dresses with blue velvet tope and three shades of blue brocaded full length skirts.
They wore blue velvet bows as a headpiece. The girls carried green ivy with green tinted carnations.
Top hats and tails were the formal attire of the groom and the best man, who was Robert Janczak and the usher, Don Grabowski and William Lasowitz.
The miniature couple were Tammy Tomaszkiewicz, niece of the groom, and Kevin Kirkley, brother of the bride. Tammy wore a full length blue velvet dress, a bow in her hair, and carried a basket of green tinted carnations and ivy. Kevin was attired like the groom.
The bride's mother wore a peacock blue ribbon knit suit with black accessories, while the groom's mother wore a shocking pink silk serge suit, lace trimmed with brown accessories. Each wore gardenia corsages.
The bride attended Immaculate High School and De Paul University, Chicago. The groom attended Taft High School and the University of Illinois, Champaign.
The reception was held at Allegrettes for about one hundred guests. Those from out of town who attended were John Allen, New York; Paul Hollywood, New Jersey, and the bride's uncle, Robert Lockwood, from California. From Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) were Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Misfeldt and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Herman, and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Herman from Janesville, the groom's aunts and uncles.
James is the grandson of Mrs. Charles Herman Mrs. John Kowieski of Thorp, Wis.
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