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Robert Whiting to Alice Mekeel

Miss Alice Mekeel daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Mekeel of Harmon became the bride of Robert Whiting, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ayres of White Rock in a ceremony held at St. Flannens Rectory in Harmon at 2:30 Dec. 30 Rev. Fr. David Murphy officiated.

Miss Ann Mekeel, sister of the bride was bridesmaid. Richard Mekeel brother of the bride attended as best man.

Bobby Grooms nephew of the groom served as ring bearer.

The attractive bride was radiant in her gown of white satin. Scallops surrounded the low neckline and the sleeves were long, tapering to points. A tigh fitting bodice with a full hooped skirt completed the gown. Her only jewelry was a strand of pearls a gift of the bridegroom.

Ann Mekeel, bridesmaid, wore a pink dotted swiss complemented with blacknet mitts.

A navy blue suit with a white shirt was worn by the ring bearer.

Both mothers wore black and corsags of red roses.

The reception was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Mekeel. After the bridal pair made the initial cut of the cake the remainder was served by Mrs. Maynard Grooms, sister of the bridegroom. Mrs. James Mekeel, sister-in-law of the bride poured. Mrs. Fred Powers and Mrs. Wade T. Bennett assisted. Mrs. E. Burke sister of the groom was in charge of the brides book.

Those present for the wedding supper were Father Murphy, Mr. and Mrs Julius Mekeel, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ayers, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Bennett and daughters Mary and Caroline; Mr. and Mrs. James Mekeel and daughter Jan, Mrs. E. Burke, Mrs. Maynard Grooms and son Bobby; Joseph, Richard and Ann Mekeel.

Mrs. Charles Beard; Mrs. George Leonard; Mrs. Emmet Giblin served.

The newlyweds left on a short wedding trip and are at home on the Rock Bend Farm near Grand Detour.

Mrs. Whiting is a graduate of Sterling High School and from the Scoville School in Sterling. For three years she has been employed by Drs. Collins and Anderson in Dixon.

Mr. Whiting is a graduate of Dixon High School. After retiring from the service he attended the University of IL for two years.

The Evening Telegraph, 07 January 1949

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