BioM: Rowe, Nancy Jean (1969)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Rowe, Leonard, Heideman, Reif, Shreve, Gordon, Elliott, Feldman, Sarinske, Zarnstorff, Urman

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 8/14/1969

Rowe, Nancy Jean (Marriage - 9 August 1969)

Miss Nancy Jean Rowe of Milwaukee, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byrl E. Rowe of Owen, and Bennie Lee Leonard, Jr., of the U. S. Naval Hospital, Newport, R. I., son of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie L. Leonard, Sr., of Pleasant Plains, Ark., were united in marriage Saturday, August 9, at 4 p.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Withee. The Rev. Leroy Urman performed the double-ring ceremony before the 150 guests. Bouquets of daisies and apricot carnations decorated the altar.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attired in a white rayon Sata-peau empire-styled gown, edged and appliquéd with crisp Venice lace. It featured a short ruffled sleeves and a train, attached above the waist, trimmed with a border of Venice lace. Her shoulder length veil of silk illusion and a lace edged long veil, worn by her mother on her wedding day, were fastened to a crown of daisy Venice lace with pearls and sequins. She carried a bouquet of white daisies, apricot tea roses and greens.

Miss Sharon Heideman of Withee was maid of honor. Mrs. Diane Reif of Milwaukee and Miss Mary Shreve of Owen were bridesmaids. Junior bridesmaid was Belinda Jo Leonard of Pleasant Plains, Ark. Each attendant wore an empire-styled gown of apricot rayon Sata-peau that featured Venice lace to the neckline and burnt orange velvet ribbon at the waist. Their short veils were secured to a crown of leaves and daisies. They each carried a bouquet of white daisies entwined with apricot ribbon and greens.

Glen Gordon of Pleasant Plains, Ark., served as bestman and Mr. Stephen Reif of Milwaukee and Mr. William Rowe of Owen, were groomsmen. Lawrence Rowe of Owen was junior groomsmen. Edward Rowe of Owen and Scott Elliot of Elmhurst were ushers.

Sarah Feldman was flowergirl.

“The Wedding Prayer” and “The Lord’s Prayer” were sung by Roger Sarinske of River Falls. Aileen Zarnstorff provided nuptial organ music.

A wedding dinner was held at the church and a reception at Meadowview with 150 guests attending.

The bride is a 1966 graduate of Owen-Withee High School and a 1969 graduate of Deaconess Hospital School of nursing at Milwaukee, where she has been employed in pediatrics.

The groom is a graduate of Coe-Brown-Northwood Academy at New Hampshire, and is presently completing four years with the U. S. Navy. He will be entering Midwestern University at Wichita Falls, Tex., in September, where they will live following a wedding trip through the southern states.



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