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Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling, Illinois
September 8, 1946 - Tuesday, pg 9, col. 5
Plight Marriage Vows at Tampico Methodist Church In Sunday Ceremony
Ardeth Crandall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold H. Crandall of Tampico, and Clark Woolums, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Woolums of Prophetstown, were married Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Methodist church in Tampico, the Rev. Hollis Warton, pastor, reading the double ring service.
The church was decorated with cut flowers.  The couple were attended by Mrs. Kenneth Watson of Princeton, close friend of the bride and Jack Woolums, brother of the bridegroom.
The bride wore a blue street-length dress with black accessories and her corsage was of pink and white carnations.  She wore a strand of pearls, gift of the bridegroom.
Mrs. R. F. Woods played the traditional wedding march and accompanied Miss Donna Peter who sang, "Oh Promise Me," and "I Love You Truly."
Mrs. Watson wore a blue street length dress with white accessories and her corsage was of red and white carnations.
Mrs. Crandall, mother of the bride chose a dark blue dress and black accessories and her corsage was of red and white carnations.
Donald Crandall, brother of the bride, and Kenneth Woolums, brother of the bridegroom were ushers.
A reception followed the ceremony in the Crandall home.  The serving table was decorated in pink and white and centered with a 3-tiered wedding cake of pink and white with a miniature bride and bridegroom.  Waitresses were Mrs. Burdette Toppert, Mrs. Harold Crandall, jr., and Mrs. Harold Plautz.
The couple left on a short honeymoon and will be at home at the Woolums farm east of Prophetstown upon their return.
Mrs. Woolums attended grade school in Portland, Mich., and high school in Tampico.
Mr. Woolums attended Jackson Street rural school near Prophetstown and was graduated from the Prophetstown high school in 1943.  He served with the navy two years, receiving his discharge in May, 1946.
Guests were present from Walnut, Prophetstown, Princeton, Erie and Tampico.

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