Barbara Martha (1952)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
Surnames: Rude, Ives, Kirchberg, Janney, Normington, Smith, Keefe, Harris, Scott, Kuehl, Styers, Parliament, Zimmerman, Merkel, McKean, Larson, Millard, Larsen, Naedler, Schafer, Blocher
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 14, 1952
Rude, Barbara Martha (Marriage - 9 February 1952)
Wedding vows were exchanged on Saturday, February 9 by Barbara Martha Rude and Lt. William Mackey Ives at the Frist Congregational Church at seven o’clock before 100 guests.
The Rev. R. Banks Blocher officiated at the double ring candlelight ceremony. Vows were repeated before an altar banked with baskets of white gladiolus and yellow acacia and bouquets of yellow jonquils.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rude of 518 W. Fourth Street, and the groom is the son of Col. and Mrs. W. M. Ives, Jr., of Tokyo, Japan.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, chose a ballerina gown of white nylon marquisette over satin with a lace jacket. She wore long lace gloves. Her fingertip veil of illusion and a bridal bouquet of white camellias edged with lace and lilies of the valley completed her ensemble.
Miss Esther Kirchberg of Milwaukee, her maid of honor, was attired in a ballerina gown of Lilac taffeta and carried a bouquet of jonquils, violets and white hyacinths.
John Janney of Wauwatosa, a friend of the groom from Ripon College, was his best man. Charles Normington of Mt. Clemens, Mich., a cousin of the bride, and Jerry Smith ushered.
Michael Keefe of Lake Geneva, a cousin of the bride, served as ring-bearer, and Nancy Normington of Mr. Clemens, Mich., also a cousin of the bride, acted as flower girl. She was attired in a gown that duplicated the bride’s.
Miss Anna Rae Harris, the soloist, was accompanied by Mrs. Jess Scott at the organ.
Following the ceremony a reception was held at the Merchants Hotel for 85 guests. The party room was artistically decorated with baskets of white gladiolus with yellow acacia and baskets of yellow jonquils.
The young couple will make their home at 930 Osage Street, Manhattan, Kansas.
The bride attended Ripon College and the University of Minnesota. She is a member of the Pi Tau Pi Sorority.
The groom was graduated from Ripon College with the class of ’51 and is a lieutenant in the Army.
Guests from out of town attending the ceremony included Mr. and Mrs. August Kuehl, the bride’s grandparents, of Marshfield, Mrs. J. A. Normington and Charles and Nancy of Mt. Clemens, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Keefe and Michael, Lake Geneva, Esther Kirchberg of Milwaukee, John Janney, Ripon, Aleta Styers, South Bend, Ind., Betty Jane Parliament and Louis Zimmerman of Ripon College, Deborah (unreadable), Minneapolis, Donald Merkel, Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. McKean of Tomah, Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Larson, Wausau, Hazel Millard, Eau Claire, Mrs. Bradley Larson of Marshfield, Fern Naedler and Miss Mabel Schafer of Marshfield.
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