|Shirley K. Mack Becomes Bride of Jerry D. Parchert
PREEMPTION--Miss Shirley Kathleen Mack and Jerry Duane Parchert were
married this afternoon in St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church,
Matherville. The daughter of Mrs. Lucille Mack, Preemption, and the late
Leo Mack, was given in marriage by her uncle, Francis R. Mack, Reynolds.
The Rev. James Morrissey officiated at the double-ring ceremony.
The bridegroom is the son of Mrs. Gloryl Parchert, Route 4,
Aledo, and the late Carl Parchert.
Floral lace applique accented the ruffle trim on the high neckline and
long sleeves of the bride's floor-length velvet gown. Matching ruffles
were repeated on the end of the detachable chapel train and lace petals
outlined in seed pearls held the bride's illusion veil. She carried a
cascade of red and white roses.
Empire gowns of crimson red velvet with ruffled trim at the
necklines and wrists were worn by the bride's attendants. They were Mrs.
Maurice A. DeBackere, Milan, the bride's sister, as matron of honor;
Mrs. Michael Palmer, Milan and Mrs. Terry Brown, Viola, sister of the
bridegroom, as bridesmatrons. their matching illusion veils were held by
velvet bows and their colonial bouquets were of ruby red roses.
Tara Lee and Darrett Brown, Viola, niece and nephew of the
bridegroom, were flower girl and ring bearer.
Arnold Parchert, Somonauk, served his brother as best man. Joseph
Docherty, Sherrard, and Allen Short, Orion, brother-in-law of the
bridegroom, were groomsmen. Ushers were the bride's cousin, Stephen
Mack, Aledo, and Chester Wynn, Rock Island.
A reception was held in the church parlors before the couple left
on a wedding trip to Arizona and California. They will reside west of Taylor Ridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Parchert are graduates of Sherrard High School. She
is a clerk-stenographer at Army Weapons Command, Rock Island Arsenal,
and is a student at Black Hawk College. A Western Illinois University
graduate, Mr. Parchert will teach mathematics at Franklin Junior High
School, Rock Island, beginning in January.