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Submitted by Melva Taylor

The Sterling Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
October 15, 1948 -Friday,  pg 15 col. 1

Leona Lane Bride in Lovely Fall Wedding
At a beautiful fall wedding Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Leon church, marriage vows were exchanged by Leona Lane, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lane, and Gerald Rebert, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Rebert of Tampico.  The double ring ceremony was read by the Rev. Hollis Wharton before an altar decorated with palms, baskets of fall flowers and candelabra.  The wedding party approached the altar on a white carpet.
The couple was attended by Mr. and Mrs. Harold Crancall, jr., of Tampico. Dale Crandall of Tampico was ring bearer and was dressed in a white suit.  June Rebert of Tampico, niece of the bridegroom, was flower girl and wore a pink organdy floor length dress.
Lloyd Wildman sang "Always" and "I Love You Truly," accompanied by his mother, Mrs. S. G. Wildman.
Wears White Satin
The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a white satin gown styled with a sheer net yoke in off the shoulder effect.  The bodice was fitted and the long sleeves came to points over the hand. The full skirt extended into a long train.  The illusion fingertip veil was edged in Chantilly lace and was held in place by a tiara of pearls.  Her jewelry consisted of pearl earrings, gift of the bridegroom, and a pearl necklace which had been worn by her mother on her wedding day.  White roses centered with pink carnations made up her bouquet.
The matron of honor was gowned in pink net over taffeta with a fitted bodice and full skirt. She wore pearls, gift of the bride and she carried a shower bouquet.
For her daughter's wedding, Mrs. Lane chose a kelly green suit with black accessories.  Mrs. Rebert was attired in a gray silk dress and black accessories. Their corsages were pink carnations.
Raymond Rebert, brother of the bridegroom, and Vesta Vittitow, uncle of the bride, served as ushers.
Receive in Home
Following the wedding, a reception for 60 relatives was held at the Lane home.  Rooms were decorated in pink and white, wedding bells, and baskets of cut flowers.  The three tiered wedding cake topped with a minature bridal couple was baked by Mrs. Fred Lofgren.  Geraldine and Shirlee Koehler and Alzada Spath were the waitresses and wore white organdy aprons, gifts of the bride.
Mrs. Raymond Rebert of Tampico, sister-in-law of the bridegroom cut the wedding cake, Mrs. Harold Rebert of Tampico had charge of the bride's book, Mrs. Vesta Vittitow, aunt of the bride, poured and Marlene Plautz had charge of the gifts.
The couple left for Chicago, the bride wearing a fuchsia suit with gray accessories and the corsage from her bouquet. They will reside in a furnished apartment in the W. C. Lane home.
Miss Lane received her education in the Leon rural school and the Prophetstown high school.  Mr. Rebert graduated from the Tampico high school and served 15 months in the army, eight months of which were spent overseas.  He is engaged in farming.

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