Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Mary Louise Hunt & Rick R. Mathews Wed

Mathews-Hunt Vows
Were Solemnized Sunday, June 15, 1969
The wedding of Miss Mary Louise Hunt and Rick R. Mathews took place Sunday afternoon, June 15, 1969, at two o'clock at the First United Methodist Church in Centerville.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Louise Hunt of Centerville and the late Richard Hunt. The groom's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Friel Mathews of Cincinnati, Ia.

Mrs. Rick R. Mathews

The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Cecil Latta, pastor of the church. Linda McAnelly played traditional wedding music and provided organ accompaniment as Mrs. Phil Tisue sang "Because," "The Wedding Prayer" and "Oh, Perfect Love."

White satin bows trimmed the sanctuary pews and the church alter held arrangements of white gladioli and lighted tapers in twin candelabra.

Given in marriage by her uncle, Major Ronald Hunt of George Air Force Base, Victorville, Calif., the bride was attired in a floor-length imported Venice lace and linen gown with empire bodice and an applique wedding ring neck line. The bell sleeves featured appliques. The chapel-length train was trimmed in rose pattern lace edging. Her should-length veil was of silk illusion caught on a capulet of Venice lace.

She carried a cloud bouquet of stephanotis, white carnations, white daisies and baby's breath. She carried out the traditional something old by wearing her grandmother Condra's wedding ring and she also wore something blue and a six-pence in her shoe.

Mrs. Phil Tisue of Cedar Rapids, matron of honor, wore a pink linen A-line gown with scooped neckline and carried a springtime basket of pastel daisies, corn flowers, and delicate greens. Her headpiece was a pink linen bow with double net.

Miss Jean Gronert of Centerville, Mrs. Richard Floss of Newton, college friend of the bride, and Miss Susan Bryant of Phoenix, were the bride's attendants. Their gowns were styled after the matron of honor's and were in pastel colors of green, yellow and blue respectively, with matching headpieces of linen bows and double net. They carried springtime baskets of vari-colored daisies, corn flowers and delicate greens.

Renee Mathews, niece of the groom of St. Joseph, Mo., was flower girl. She worn a floor-length lavender linen gown and headpiece, styled after the attendants' gowns and carried a springtime basket of pastel daisies, corn flowers and feathery greens.

Ricky Hunt, cousin of the bride of Victorville, Calif., was ring bearer.

Candles were lighted by Randy Mathews, the groom's brother, and Danny Mehrhoff, Cincinnati, cousin of the groom.

Ron Mathews, brother of the groom of St. Joseph, Mo., was best man. Groomsmen were, Steve Ross, cousin of the groom, Maryville, Mo., Paul Mueller of Atlanta, Ga., David Willis, Dearfield, Ill., college friends of the groom.

The guests were seated by James Condra, cousin of the bride of Springfield, Ill., Keith Mathews, the groom's uncle of Unionville, Mo., Kenny Mehrhoff, cousin of the groom of Cincinnati, Ia., Phil Tisue, Cedar Rapids, Dwight Jones, Ames, and Neil Farnsworth, Cincinnati.

The mother of the bride wore a pink linen coat and dress ensemble with matching accessories. The groom's mother wore a turquoise suit with matching accessories. Both mothers wore white orchids. Grandmothers wore white carnation corsages.

Following the wedding a reception was held in the church parlors. The table was covered in pink satin cloth with silver appointments. A six-tier cake with ivy surrounding the base and topped with white wedding bells, centered the reception table.

Registering the 275 guests were Nancy Abbott of Centerville, and Suzanne Hambleton of Iowa City.

At the gift table were Mrs. Virgil Cassill of Drakesville, Miss Judy Bipes, Ames, college friends of the bride, and Miss Anita Lamantia of Centerville.

Hostesses for the reception were Mrs. Ronald Hunt of Victorville, Calif., Mrs. Merrill Condra, Numa, Mrs. Glenn Besse of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Kenneth Mehrhoff, Cincinnati. All were aunts of the bride and groom.

Mrs. James Condra of Springfield, Ill., poured coffee and Mrs. Ron Mathews of St. Joseph dipped punch.

For her going away costume the bride wore a pink and brown linen coat and dress ensemble with pink accessories and pink carnation corsage.

The bride is a graduate of Northeast Missouri State College in Kirksville, Mo.

The groom is a graduate of Drake University, Des Moines.

The couple will make their home in Eddyville, Ia., where both will be teaching in the Eddyville Community School system.
The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this clipping to The Jerome Journal by Geraldine Rinker of Augusta, Georgia.

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