BioM: McKenna, Mary E. (1951)


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Surnames: McKenna, O’Donnell, Schmitz


----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.)   08/30/1951


McKenna, Mary E. (22 AUG 1951)


The Rev. Norbert E. King was the officiating clergyman when Miss Mary E. McKenna and Douglas T. O’Donnell, Marshfield, exchanged nuptial vows at 9 o’clock Wednesday morning, Aug. 22, 1951, in St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Loyal.


The bride, who was escorted to the altar by her father, wore an entrained gown of white marquisette over satin with seed pearls and bugle beads embroidering the bodice.  A tiara held her blusher veil in place and she carried a shower bouquet of white gladioli, tea roses and sweet peas, on white lacelon, pearl earrings completed her costume.


Miss Agnes A. McKenna, Loyal, was her sisters only attendant.  She was attired in a gown of blue net over taffeta.  A blue headpiece and gauntlets matched her gown.  Pearl earrings and necklace were her accessories.  Her shower bouquet included asters and red and yellow carnations on blue lacelon.


Leroy Schmitz, Spencer, a cousin of the groom, was best man.


Ushering for the ceremony were David McKenna, Marshfield, the bride’s brother, and Marlin Schmitz, cousin of the groom.


Michael McKenna, brother of the bride, served at the Mass.


The bride’s mother viewed her daughter’s wedding in a navy crepe dress, with white accessories.  She wore a corsage of pink and white carnations.


The groom’s mother wore a brown two piece dress with white accessories, with a corsage of pink and white carnations.


A breakfast was served at the home of the bride’s parents for the wedding party.  At the dinner, served at 1:00 p.m. at the church hall, the beautiful four layer wedding cake topped by a miniature bride and groom, provided the centerpiece.  Later it also served as the centerpiece at the reception.  The cake was baked by the Loyal Bakery.


The reception was held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the home of the bride’s parents.


The bride, a graduate of St. Mary’s Catholic School of Greenwood, and Greenwood High School, and the Milwaukee Beauty School, now operates the Swirl and Curl Beauty Shop, 114 E. 3rd St., Marshfield.


Her husband, a graduate of Granton High School, also attended the Technical College in Chicago for two years.  He is employed by Gus A. Krasin, Marshfield, as a draftsman.


The couple will be at home to friends at 104 N. Palmetto St., Marshfield, when they return from southern Wisconsin.


Guests at the wedding were from LaPorte, Ind., Hammond, Ind., Calumet City, Ill., Marshfield, Spencer, greenwood, Neillsville, Humbird, Wis. Rapids, chili and Willard.



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