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Tampico Tornado Thursday,June 12, 1947

Miss Theresa Rose Egan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Egan of Deer Grove became the bride of Wayne Leo Peach, sonof Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Peach of Walnut in a beautiful nuptial high mass Tuesday morning, June 3rd, in St. Mary's church. Rev. Fr. A.M. Weitekamp perfomed the double ring ceremony.


Mrs. Wm Adams, organist, cousin of the bride, played a prelude of numtial music. The processional was "The Bridal Chorus" from "Lohengrin: and the recessinal was Mendelssohn's "Wedding March." At the offertory Robert Murphy of Sterling sang Rosewig's "Ave Maria" and the communion solo "Panis Angelicius" by Lambelotte was sung by Mary Pat Fitzgerald of Rock Falls. Mrs. Stephen Murphy of Sterling and the two soloists also sang the mass. Jimmy Clay and Donald Kirst were altar boys.


Vases of assorted spring flowers artistically arranged with ferns and lighted white tapers in gold candelabra decorated the church.


The lovely brunette bride entered the church down the white carpeted aisle on the arm of her father who gave her to marriage. Her traditional white slipper satin gown was fashioned with a round neckline enriched with brilliants and buttoned down the back. The long fitted sleeves pointed over the hand with buttons at the wrist. The full skirt extended into a full length train. A Juliet cap of seed pearls held the fingertip veil in place. For her only jewelry the bride wore a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom. She carried white carnations and pink roses in a semi-colonial arrangement.


Her sister, Mrs. Lloyd Henry of Dixon, served as maid of honor and wore a floor length gown of pink net over taffeta. The tight bodice of brocaded lace was cut with a sweetheart neckline and short puffed sleeves. Her matching gauntlets buttoned at the wrist and came to points over the hands. Narrow rows of brocaded lace extended to the hemline of the skirt. She carried a crystal rosary, given to her by the bride and a semi-colonial bouquet of pink carnations. Her headband was of matching flowers.


Lloyd Henry of Dixon, brother-in-law of the bride, served as best man. Clifford Akeridge of Deer Grove and Joseph Burke of Tampico, friends of the couple served as ushers.


Mrs. Egan selected a rose sheer crepe ensemble and white accessories for her daughter's wedding. The bridegroom's mother was attired in navy blue sheer with white accesories. White roses formed their corsages.


Immediately following the ceremony the bridal part enjoyed a reception and breakfast held in the Egan home for 50 and breakfast held in the Egan home for 50 relatives and friends, including Rev. Weitekamp.


The bride's table was centered with a three tier wedding cake adorned with a miniature bridal pair. The cake was graced on either side by lighted pink tapers in crystal candelabra.


Assisting with serving were Mrs. Gilbert Gleason, Mrs. Leo Egan, Mrs. Peter L. Dempsey and Mrs. John H. Egan. Catering were Mrs. Virgil McCray of Sterling and Mrs. Joseph Ege of Harmon. Mrs. J.P. Miller, aunt of the bride, served the wedding cake. Miss Lois Peach, sister of the groom, registered the guests in the bride's book.


The couple departed on a brief honeymoon. For traveling the new Mrs. Peach was attired in blue with white accessories and wore a shoulder corsage.


Theresa attended the Dixon schools and since has been home with her parents.


Mr. Peach, a veteran of World War II served Three Years in the European theatre of operations.


After their return they will reside north of Walnut where the groom is engaged in farming.

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