McDonough County, Illinois
On return from a wedding trip to Lake of the Ozarks and after Sept. 6, newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Philip G. Deems will reside in Ashton where he is employed by the Illinois Agricultural Association.
The former Miss GaNeene Crandall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Crandall of rural Roseville and the bridegroom, son of Mr. and Mrs. Orville L. Deems of near Blandinsville, were married in a double ring ceremony at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon in the First Presbyterian Church at Macomb with Rev. Burhorn officiating.
George E. Deems, Blandinsville, stood with his brother as best man and ushers were Duane Hood, Industry, Larry Reeves and Roger Riggins, both of Macomb, and Bob Foster of Blandinsville. Groomsmen were Lee Calvert, Blandinsville, Tom Koerwitz, Park Ridge, and Gene Crandall, Kirkwood.
Nuptial music was presented by Mrs. Hermon Steele, Roseville, organist and Victor Manuel, soloist. Candlelighters were Mike Crandall and Gary Crandall, cousins of the bride. Glade Deems, Blandinsville, nephew of the bridegroom was ringbearer.
Carry Parasols
Parasols on which their flowers were arranged, were carried by the attendants, Miss Lavena Crandall, maid of honor and sister of the bride, Miss Karen Vance, Roseville, Miss Marcia Crandall, also the bride's sister, and Miss Georgeana Deems, Blandinsville, niece of the bridegroom, bridesmaids.
Their white satin dresses had fitted bodices with scoop necklines and elbow length sleeves and over the short bell skirts, long tulip-shaped skirts were worn. Self-fabric bows accented the overskirts.
Miss Crandall, who was escorted by her father, was in a taffeta wedding gown made with a chapel train. Fashioned with scoop neckline and long sleeves finished in a point at the wrists, lace reembroidered with pearls, trimmed the bodice and formed a modified drop shoulder on the sleeves. Appliques of the same lace trimmed the front of the skirt and the end of the short train.
At the reception in the Lamoine Hotel decorations on the silver appointed refreshment table were in aqua and white. The tiered wedding cake was cut with a cake knife from Sweden, given as a wedding gift to the bride and bridegroom.
Sharing serving honors were Mrs. Elaine Deems, Blandinsville, and Mrs. Janet Jones, Roseville, Miss Gloria Delbridge, Swisher, Iowa, and Miss Kay Kidder. Miss Jo Scott, sorority sister of the bride, was at the guest book and Mrs. Iva Crandall, Monmouth, Mrs. Margaret Crandall, Avon, and Mrs. Diane Olson, Colchester, all cousins of the bride, arranged the gifts.
Mrs. Deems was graduated from Roseville High School and attended Western Illinois University where she affiliated with Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.
The bridegroom, a graduate of Northwestern High School, attended Lincoln College and was graduated from Western Illinois University in June of this year. He is a member of Phi Sigma Epsilon fraternity. 
Galesburg Register-Mail (Galesburg, Illinois)
Friday, September 6, 1963
[Transcribed By: Chandra Hainline]
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