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Robert E. Clayton to Lorraine June Kennay

Residing in Amboy are Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Clayton who were wed in early July at the Lee Center Congregational Church. Mrs.Clayton is the former Lorraine June Kennay daughter of the John Haefners of West Brooklyn. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Clayton, Amboy.

Baskets of White Gladioli and fern, banked by a lighted cross and candles were used in decorating the church altar for the evening wedding. Rev. Donald Voss officiated. Mrs. Chris Ullrich, Franklin Grove was the organist and Mrs. Donald Spotts, Lee Center, soloist.

Given in marriage by her stepfather the bride was lovely in a gown of white. The dress, a Martha Washington original was designed with a lace over satin bodice that had long sleeves of Chantilly lace, pointed at the wrist and a low scalloped neckline. The skirt of tulle panels edged with Chantilly lace. The brides waist length vail was held in place by a tiara of seed pearls. She carried out the tradition of something old, new, borrowed and blue. Her cascade of red roses bouquet was on a white bible.

Miss Betty Breeson, West Brooklyn as maid of honor wore a dress of orchid. Her necklace was a gift from the bride and she carried a colonial bouquet of carnations.

Bridesmaids, Patsy Williams, Amboy and Marie Morris, West Brooklyn cousin of the bride wore gowns almost idential to the maid of honor. Miss Williams in sunshine yellow and Miss Morris in nile green.

Misses Mary Jane Haefner, West Brooklyn, half sister to the bride and Thresa Tancula, Chicago, cousin of the bride were Junior bridesmaids. Kathy and Linda Lilves, Amboy, nieces of the bridegroom, as flower girls, donned gowns of blue nylon and lace. They carried baskets of rose petals and wore floral headpieces.

Leo Zimmerly, Amboy, brother-in-law of the bridegroom served as best man and Ralph Wolff, Dixon, Uncle of the bride and William Stanbaugh, Rockford, cousin of the bridegroom were groomsmen. William Kennay, West Brooklyn, brother of the bride and Richard Clayton, cousin of the bridegroom were junior groomsmen. Tony Clayton, cousin of the bridegroom was ringbearer. Ushering were Ronald Breeson and George Mace, West Brooklyn and Roger Schnell, Franklin Grove.

The brides mother wore a sea blue nylon dress with white accessories. White accessories were also worn by the grooms mother with her dress of sky blue frosted nylon. They both wore pink carnations.

A reception was held in the church basement following the ceremony. Mrs. Leo Zimmerly, Amboy, sister of the bridegroom and Mrs. Howard Wellman, Lee Center, served the four tier cake. Mrs. Fielding Smith, Lee Center poured coffee; Mrs. John Eisenberg, Amboy, served punch. Miss Donna Sword, Ashton, cousin of the bride, had charge of the guest book and Mrs. Kenneth Scaggs, West Brooklyn; Miss Beverly King, West Brooklyn; Miss Barbara Tancula, Chicago cousin of the bride, and Beverly Breeson, Ashton, were in charge of the gifts. Mrs. Scaggs also made small floral arrangements.

Elizabeth Breeson, West Brooklyn; Dale Clayton, Compton, cousin of the bridegroom; Vernon Schnell & Horace Hackman, West Brooklyn; William Stanbaugh, Rockford and Raymond Degner, Amboy, assisted in the kitchen.

When the newlyweds departed for a honeymoon trip to Wisconsin and Michigan, the bride wore a green, strapless dress with a white and silver stole.

Bob is now employed by the H.D.Hume Company, Mendota, Lorraine is employed by the Freeman Shoe Company Dixon.

Dixon Evening Telegraph 26 July 1955

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