BioM: Morris, Betty J. (1953)
Surnames: Morris, Webster, Henricks, Klass, McDaniel
-----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/21/1953
Morris, Betty J. (9 MAY 1953)
The Presbyterian Church at Hannibal was the scene of a very pretty spring wedding Saturday, May 9th, 1953 at 1 p.m. when Miss Betty Jane Morris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Morris became the bride of Mr. Stanley E. Webster, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Webster of Donald.
The Rev. John Wild of Cornell officiated in the single ring ceremony.
The bride wore a white satin gown with long train and wore a net veil with a pearl beaded coronet. She carried a bouquet of pink and yellow roses.
Miss Effie Morris was her sister’s maid of honor. She wore an aqua taffeta formal and carried a bouquet of carnations and daisies.
The groom and his attendants, his brother Leland Webster, wore gray and blue suits and had carnation boutonnieres.
Donna Mae Henricks and Mary Jane Klass, nieces of the bride, were the flower girls and each carried a tiny basket with spring flowers.
Mr. Ray McDaniel, an uncle of the bride, gave her in marriage.
Mr. Ray Henricks was the usher.
During the services Mrs. Gladys Ecstrom sang “I Love You Truly” and “Because”, accompanied on the piano by Mrs. Ruth Silbaugh of Donald.
Mrs. Silbaugh played also the processional march from Mendelssohn, and the recessional. The Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin.
After the ceremony the young couple and attendants drove to Medford and had their pictures taken at Doyles.
A reception was held at the bride’s mother’s home at 4 p.m. with 100 guests attending.
Mrs. Ella Hanson was head cook and waitresses were Pat Johnston and Ruth Lein and Mrs. Bessie Blazek, assisting in the kitchen, and also Mrs. Alfred Caster of Centerville, Iowa and Miss Wanda Morris.
Stanley Webster graduated from the Donald School and from May 1950 to Feb. 1942 he served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant. Eleven months of the time was served in Korea.
Betty Jane Morris has been employed in Ohio and Milwaukee. She is a graduate of the Hannibal High School, also she has lived here all her life and her parents came here 25 years ago.
Stanley’s parents came to Donald 13 years ago.
The couple will make their home on the groom’s farm two miles northwest of Hannibal.
A wedding dance was given by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Webster Saturday night at Yager’s Hall with Rya’s Orchestra of Thorp played for the dance.
The beautifully decorated wedding cake was made by the groom’s mother.
Out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morris and Arlie of Waukesha, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Caster of Centerville, Iowa, Mr. and Mrs. John Bergent and Dan and Bob of Milwaukee, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Klass and family of Stratford, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hendricks and family of Conrath, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Webster of Preston, Mrs. Minnie Oates of Mount Hope, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Wright and Ronnie and Lloyd of Fennimore, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Riemanpp of Preston, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Berg of Rewey, Wis., Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nelson of Gilman, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kalkof and Jeanie and Jimmy of Jump River, Mrs. Ruth Silbauh of Doanld, Mrs. Gladys Ecstrom of Jup River and Rev. John Wild of Cornell.
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