BioM: Stayton, Nancy (1960)

Contact: Audrey Roedl

Surnames: Stayton, Billmeyer

----Source: The Loyal Tribune ( Loyal, Clark County, WI) 04 AUG 1960

Stayton, Nancy (30 JULY 1960)

Miss Nancy Rosalie Stayton of Nekoosa and Leon Paul Billmeyer of Wisconsin Rapids were married Saturday at 11 o’clock in Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Wisconsin Rapids. The Rev. C. W. Gille celebrated the Nuptial High Mass for the daughter of Mrs. Ernest Stayton, 808 So. Section St., Nekoosa, and son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Billmeyer, 1820 Baker Dr. Wisconsin Rapids.

Mr. and mrs. John Podawilte sang “Magniicant”, “Ave Maria”, “Lord I Am Not Worthy,” and “Mother at Your Feet We’re Kneeling”. Baskets of white and orchid glads flanked the altar.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Carl Stayton of Milwaukee. She wore a floor lengty gown of scalloped Rachel white lace over a tulle ruffled underskirt with a Sabrina neckline. Her headpiece was of the same lace which held a fingertip veil of English illusion.

Mrs. James Kenny, Withee, cousin of the bride was matron of honor and Miss Arlene Billmeyer, sister of the groom was her bridesmaid. They wore identical dresses of orchid dotted swiss with tinted rooled petal caps and carried baskets of white and orchid carnations.

The mother of the bride wore a black and white eylet dress with white accessories and the groom’s mother saw the wedding in a white eylet dress with black accessories.

Richard Bord of Wisconsin Rapids was best man and Richard Hansen, Stevens Point, a cousin of the groom was groomsman. The ushers were Vern Olsen, West Allis, a brother-in-law of the bride and William Jinske, Stevens Point, cousin of the groom.

Following the ceremony a breakfast was held for twenty two guests at the Elks Club. The reception and buffet dinner for 150 was also held at the Elks. The couple are spending a honeymoon ay Niagara Falls.

The former Miss Stayton attended Loyal High School and Wood County Teachers College ay Wisconsin Rapids and is employed ay Heilmans Department Store. Mr. Billmeyer was educated at Lincoln High, Wisconsin Rapids and spent four years in the U.S. Air Force where he flew with a helicopter rescue squadron. He is now employed by the Consolidated Paper Works at Wisconsin Rapids where the couple will make their home at 1810 Baker Drive.



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