Judy Kay Prindle and Eddie Ray Gibson wed

The United Church of Christ in Hyannis was the setting for the August 31 Wedding of Judy Kay Prindle and Eddie Ray Gibson.  The Rev. Louis Turner officiated at the double ring ceremony before the alter decorated with large basket of white gladiolas, large blue pointed daisies and small daisies of light blue and sky the colors selected for the candles in the candelabras.  Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Prindle of Hyannis and Mr. and Mrs. John A. Gibson, Jr. of Mullen.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore an empire silhouette gown of dacron organza.  The high neck, straight sleeves and bodice were trimmed with Venice lace.  Matching lace motifs with pearl rosette centers accentuated the A-line skirt and chapel train.  Her silk imported English veil of illusion was held in place by a crown of seed pearls.  She carried a bridal bouquet of roses and painted daisies with blue streamers.  The bride’s only jewelry was a pair of tiny pearl earrings, a gift from the groom.

Mrs. Mary Ann Stevens of Omaha, cousin of the bride, played traditional wedding music and accompanied Dennis Eggleston, a cousin of the bride, who sang, “The Lord’s Prayer”, during the ceremony.  Gary Naylor accompanied Bert Prindle, cousin of the bride, who sang, “Top of the World”, preceding the ceremony.

Mrs. Jean Hicks was matron of honor for her sister.  She wore a floor-length princess style dress of sky-blue silk chow.  Bridesmaids were Shari Gibson, sister of the groom, and Mrs. LaVon Simpson.  They wore floor-length princess style dresses of light blue silk chow.  All carried nosegay bouquets of white and blue painted daisies with blue streamers and wore white picture hats.

Dan Gibson was best man for his brother.  Groomsmen were Kenny Joe Boyer and Mike Arends.

Dana Reineke, niece of the bride, was flower girl and wore a long dress of the same light blue as the bridesmaids.  Jeff Hicks, nephew of the bride, was ring bearer.

Candlelighters were Brenda Stevens and Traci Eggleston, both cousins of the bride.  Ushers were John Hicks, brother-in-law of the bride, and Don Hapton.

The bride’s mother wore a floor-length gown of the light blue nylon, trimmed in Venice lace and the groom’s mother wore a floor-length gown of red.  Both wore corsages of roses and painted daisies.

Special guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Prindle, grandparents of the bride, and Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Reeves, grandparents of the groom.  Extra special guest was Mrs. Bertha Evert, life-long friend of the family, who was celebrating her 90th birthday.  The bridal party and guests honored her with the “Happy Birthday” song, during the reception.

Mrs. Ardith Reineke, sister of the bride, was in charge of the guest book.  At the gift table were Mrs. Betty Eggleston, cousin of the bride, Brook Merrihew, Polly Rothwell and Sandi Stevens, cousin of the bride, as gift bearer.

Personal attendants to the bride and helping with the flowers were Miss Linda Morris of Loup City, and Miss Ann Johnson of Ogallala.

A reception was held in the Fellowship Hall following the ceremony and hosted by the following friends:  Mmes. Shirley Rothwell, Donna Simpson, Minnie Miller, Shirley Merrihew and Della Hayward.

The Bride’s table featured a four-tiered wedding cake with white roses and blue bows, baked and decorated by the groom’s mother.  Serving at the reception table were Mrs. Berniece VanMatre, aunt of the bride, and Mrs. Mary Vallentine, cousin of the groom, who cut and served the cake.  Mrs. Lillian Prindle, aunt of the bride, poured the punch and Mrs. Ruby Sommers, aunt of the groom, poured the coffee.

Following a wedding trip to Estes Park, Colorado, the couple are at home in Mullen, Nebraska, where the groom is employed at Schmoker Chevrolet Oldsmobile Co., Inc.

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