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 - Nuptial Mass Said For U§htfl«r-Kesl«r Wedding...
Nuptial Mass Said For U§htfl«r-Kesl«r Wedding Miss Janet Marie Lightner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. 1R. Lightner of Chillicothe, became the bride of Mr. Jeffrey Frank Kesler, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kesler of Trenton* in a double-ring wedding ceremony performed Saturday, Aug. 23,1969, at St. Columban's Catholic church. The Rev. S. J. Hoppe said the nuptial mass. Denny Lightner, brother of the bride, was commentator. Mrs. Greg Neal, organist, accompanied Mr. Joseph Dietrich of Jefferson City, uncle of the bride, who sang "Blessed Be This Day" preceding the ceremony, "Sancta Maria" and "Panis Angelicus" during the mass, and "Ave Maria" at the conclusion of the ceremony. The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a floor- length gown of white dotted nylon featuring a pale blue sash at the Empire waistline, a Peter Pan collar, and long, full puffed sleeves. Medallion lace with blue accents trimmed the collar, wide cuffs, and hemline. Her bouffant elbow-length veil of white bridal illusion, a portion of which extended to a chapel length, was secured by a satin bow. The gown and veil were fashioned by the bride and her mother . The bridal bouquet was a cascade of blue daisies. Attired in a floor-length gown of blue dotted swiss and carrying a nosegay of blue daisies was the maid of honor, Miss (Peggy McClure. Her Arline igown was designed with a scooped neckline and short puffed sleeves trimmed with white lace. A matching blue sash formed a bow at the back of the gown and trailed to the floor. Gowned identically to the maid of honor and carrying nosegays of blue daisies were the bridesmaids, Miss Susie Wells of Jefferson City, Miss Laurie Leonard of Kansas City, and Miss Pam Lightner, fister of the bride. Bobby Lewis of Kansas City, cousin of the bridegroom, was the ring bearer. Miss Melissa Braden of Lee's Summit, cousin of the bride, iwas the flower girl. She was dressed like the honor attendant. ,'Serving as best man was Mr. (Richard Griffith of Trenton. The groomsmen were Mr. Scott Allen, Mr. Ron Hurst, and Mr. Bob McCracken, Trenton residents. Mr. Allen Baker of Trenton and Mr. Robert Lightner, (brother of the bride, served as ushers. A reception at Bishop Hogan School followed the ceremony. The bride's table, covered with a white cloth edged in lace, was centered with the bridal bouquet, flanked by white tapers in silver holders. The five- itiered wedding cake iced in white with accents of blue was adorned with a silver wedding cross. Serving the cake were Miss Debbie Schneider of this city and Miss Vicki Braden of Pittsburg, Kan. Miss Artie Hanlon of Kansas City presided at the punch bowl. Presiding at the guest book was Mrs. Eddie Bradley of Plattsburg. Mrs. Greg Neal was in charge of the gifts. For a wedding trip to the Lake of the Ozarks, the bride chose a sleeveless dress of em- erald green knit accented with beige accessories. The couple resides at 507 Grove in Warrensburg. Both are students at Central Mis souri State College. Mrs. Kesler, a graduate of St. Joseph Academy, has completed one year at C.M.S.C. Mr. Kesler, a Trenton High School graduate, was graduated this spring from Trenton Jun ior College, where he was president of Delta Tau Sigma fra ternity. Mr. and Mrs. John Kesler were hosts at a smorgasbord dinner for the wedding party of their son, Jeffrey Kesler, and his bride-to-be, Miss Janet Lightner, following the wedding rehearsal, August 22, at the Strand hotel restaurant here. The tables were decorated with arrangements of blue daisies with white tapers. Seated at the head table were the prospective bride, bridegroom, and their parents. Those attending, in addition to those mentioned above, were Miss Peggy McClure, Miss Pam Lightner, Miss Susie Wells, Miss Artie Hanlon, Miss Laurie Leonard, Miss Deanne Driver, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Griffith ,Mr. and Mrs. Bob McCracken, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lewis and Bobbie, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Braden and Melissa, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dietrich, Bob Lightner, Denny Lightner, Allen Baker, Scott Allen, and Ron Hurst. Mrs. James Griffith was hostess July 23 in her home, R>FD 2, Trenton, at a shower honoring the bride-elect. A shower given in honor of Miss Lightner was held August 5 in the Courtesy room of the Citizens National Bank. Hos tesses were Mrs. Louis Holloway, Mrs, Eddie Anderson, Mrs. Robert Birdsell, and Mrs. Joe Crookshanks. Miss Peggy McClure , Miss Debbie Schneider, Miss Kristi Smith, and Miss Robin Paluga entertained August 14 in the Courtesy room of the Citizens National Bank in Miss Lightner's honor. Richard Griffith was host the evening of August 20 in his home on Crowder road, Trenton, at a bachelor party honoring the prospective bridegroom. Denny and Bob LigMner, brothers of the bride-to-be, hosted a bachelor party on August 22, in Chillicothe. On the wedding day, a noon buffet dinner was served to the bride-elect and her out-of-town guests by her grandmother, Mrs. R. C. Braden, Chillicothe. To Be Guest Speaker at D.A.R. Luncheon Mrs. Clarence Kemper, Clinton, Vice-President General of the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution will be guest speaker at the 1 o'clock luncheon of Olive Prin- die chapter Monday in the dining room of the Masonic Temple. This will 'be the opening meeting of the chapter for 1969-1970. Jolly Janes Extension Club Will Meet Monday Night There will be a meeting of the Jolly Janes Extension club at 8 .o'clock Monday night in the Community room at the

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  1. The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune,
  2. 05 Sep 1969, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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