BioM: Spry, Beverly Jean (1959)


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Surnames: Spry, Gould, Antrum, Haslow, Urbanz, Paasch, Helm


----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 12/31/1959


Spry, Beverly Jean (Marriage - 27 Dec. 1959)


On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 27, Miss Beverly Jean Spry and Walter E. Helm were united in marriage in a ceremony performed at 2:30 o’clock in the Evangelical United Brethren church at Chili. The Rev. George Gould, uncle of the bride, of Glimanton, and the Rev. E. S. Antrum officiated.


The church was festive for the occasion with large baskets of white mums and pompons, palms and altar rail bouquets and candelabra. A large wedding candle graced the altar.


The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a floor length gown of white peau de soie, made with a wide v-neck, long sleeves and chapel train which was pleated from a dropped waistline in the back. A crown of seed pearls and rhinestones held her veil of imported French illusion. She carried a bouquet of white fuji mums.


The bride, who is a homemaking teacher at the Abbotsford high school, designed and made her gown, as well as those of the bridesmaids.


Miss Janet Spry, her sister, was maid of honor. Miss Barbara Haslow of Chili, Miss Gwen Urbanz of Willard, and Miss Edith Paasch of Marshfield, were bridesmaids.


They were attired in street length champagne colored brocade accented with a caramel colored velveteen cummerbund. They wore feather hats, elbow length gloves and shoes in matching colors and carried nosegay bouquets of bronze, yellow and white mums.


Norman Helm of Freeport, Illinois, was best man and Don Spry of Chili, Eldon Helm of Pearl City, and Roland Helm of Belleville, Illinois, were groomsmen. Roger Helm and Robert Spry ushered.


Parents of the bridal couple are Mr. and Mrs. Phelps B. Spry of Chili and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Helm of Granton.


Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the church parlors from 3:30 to 5:30 and an 8:00 o’clock wedding supper was served at the Casa Loma at Marshfield. On Jan. 2, Mr. and Mrs. Helm will greet friends at a wedding dance at Eagles’ Hall, Marshfield.


Mr. and Mrs. Helm left on a short wedding trip to northern Wisconsin and Minnesota and are at home at Route 1, Granton, where the groom is engaged in farming. The bride, a graduate of Stout State College, Menomonie, will continue with her teaching duties here.


Out of town guests at the wedding were from Palmetto, Florida; Freeport and Woodstock, Illinois; Eau Claire, Melrose, Milwaukee, Marshfield, Granton, Augusta, Fairchild, Abbotsford, Neillsville, Willard, Spencer, Mineral Point, and La Crosse, Wisconsin, Lansing, Michigan; and Minneapolis, Minnesota.



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