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Marriages & Engagements > 1952 - Bette Jane Hollis - Lawrence G. Deets

Submitted by Melva Taylor

the Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
June 16, 1952 - pg 3 col 4 & 5
June Wedding In Trinity Church Saturday Evening
A beautiful June wedding took place Saturday evening in Trinity Evangelical United Brethren church with a setting of palms at the chancel, lighted tapers in two candelabra and pink and white gladioli and pink larkspur in the  altar vases. The nuptial pair, Miss Bette Jane HOllis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Hollis, Rock Falls, Route one, and Lawrence G. Deets, son of Mr. and Mrs. LaVere Deets of the Buell road, Rock Falls, spoke their vows at seven o'clock.
A double ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. E. J. Larson, pastor the church.  The Rev. D. E. Harrington, of Chicago, cousinof the bridegroom, played approopriate music on the organ.  Mrs. Paulline Wallick of Bloomingtonm Ind., also a cousin of the bridegroom, sang "Becasue" and "I Love You Truly."
Miss Donna Fritsch, the bride's cousin, was her maid of honor, and John Bushman, friend of the bridegroom, was best man.  The ushering was done by Alfred Waters jr., and Lyle Nelson. A friend of the couple, Francis Hussung, took the wedding pictures.
Given in marriage by her father, the bride was beautiful in a ballerina length gown of white net and lace over white satin.  The fitted bodice of pleated Chantilly lace was topped with a jacket featuring a Peter Pan collar and sleeves pointed over the hands.  A Chantilly lace panel in an apron effect in the skirt was edged with nylon tulle.  Her nylon tulle fingertip veil was fastened to the headdress of the same material and trimmed with lace.  The bride carried a Bible to which a lavender orchid corsage was attached.  Pearl earrings were the bridegroom's gift.
The maid of honor wore an orchid dress styled the same as the bride's gown except for a cape instead of jacket.  She had an orchid headdress and matching shoes and carried white gladioli in a colonial bouquet.
For her daughter's wedding Mrs. Hollis selected a navy blue sheer dress and accessories in white.  The bridegroom's mother was attired in navy also and her accessories were matching.  Their corsages were red roses.
White carnations were the boutonniers for the men in the wedding party.
The wedding reception was held in the church parlors where decorations were in the bride's colors, orchid and white.  A four tiered heart-shaped cake in orchid and white was adorned with a miniature bridal pair ornament and surrounded by greens.  Orchid tapers in crystal holders added to the beauty of the table.
After the traditional cut in the cake by the bridal pair, the cake was served by Mrs. Robert Eller.  Mrs. E. C. Sowers presided at the silver coffee service.  The serving was done by the Misses Caroline Beachler and Bobette Polte.  Miss Yvonne Albus registered the guests in the bride's book, and the Misses Betty Rhodes, Phyllis Krone and LaVonne Plautz displayed the wedding gifts.
When the newlyweds left on a wedding trip the bride was wearing a pink and grey suit, large white picture hat, white accessories and the orchid from her corsage.  She was graduated from Rock Falls Township high school and until her marriage was cashier at Walgreen's drug store in Sterling.
Mr. Hollis is an alumnus of Rock Falls Township high school and the University of Chicago.  He spent 25 months in the U.S. Army with 13 months' service in Japan and Korea.  He is an employe of the International Hrvester Co., in Rock Falls.
Upon their return the coule will reside in an apartment they have furnished at 406 Second avenue, Rock Falls.
Out of town guests were from Rockford, Chicago, Dixon, Polo, Woosung, Brookville, Bloomington, Ind., Lyndon, Milledgeville, Savanna, Woodhull, Sandwich and Tampico.

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