Tipp City Herald

June 9, 1976 

Kelly, Patrick J.  -  Klabunde, Mary Kathryn 

Mary Kathryn Klabunde and Patrick J. Kelly were married on Saturday, May 29, in a candlelight service in the First Lutheran church at Troy.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin H. Klabunde, 1833 Beechwood drive, Troy.  Mr. and Mrs. Jack E. Kelly of 28 Rockleigh drive, West Milton, are the parents of the groom.  Officiating at the ceremony was Pastor David P. Matevia of Columbus, the assistant to the president of the Ohio Synod of the Lutheran Church in America.  Dan Hanneman was the organist for the wedding and Karen Krygler, the vocalist.  Decorating the altar for the 7:30 p.m. service was a large bouquet of varied Spring flowers in natural shades.  Candles in hurricane globes on tall standards lined the bridal aisle, ornamented with white bows and greenery.  The bride, escorted to the altar by her father, chose a white organza dress with a V-neckline and long fitted sleeves.  The bodice was ornamented with Venice lace and seed pearls, giving a halter effect.  The hemline of the skirt was touched with a narrow edging of Venice lace, flowing into a full train.  Her chapel length veil of illusion, accented with appliques of Venice lace, was attached to a ribboned profile cap of Venice lace and seed pearls.  The bride carried a cascade arrangement of white roses, stephanotis, baby's breath and ivy.  Serving as matron of honor was Jan Frantz.  The bridesmaids were Kristine Dick, Vivian Davis and Susie Kelly.  Their formal gowns were of polyester knit in the shade of seaspray, styled with halter necklines, empire waists and circular skirts.  A short fitted jacket with long sleeves completed each attendant's ensemble.  They each wore a white daisy accented with baby's breath in their hair and carried bouquets of mixed Spring flowers.  The flower girl Alissa DeFrances, wore a long yellow dress with a white eyelet lace pinafore and had short white gloves.  She carried a small white basket containing flowers similar to those of the senior attendants.  Attending the groom as best man was Joe Dick.  The ushers were Mike Kelly, Ron Hall and Keith Kauffman, and Branden Frantz was the ringbearer.  Mrs. Klabunde wore a formal gown in blue for her daughter's wedding.  The mother of the groom chose a long gown in coral shade, completed with a jacket.  Each had corsages of cymbidium orchids.  A reception and dance at the Moose lodge in Troy followed the ceremony.  Serving as guest registrar was Kay Kremer.  Included among out-of-town-guests were several from Wisconsin and Tennessee.  Following a wedding trip to the Smokey Mountains, the couple will be at home at 1833 Beechwood drive, Troy for the summer.  The bride, a graduate of Milton-Union high school in 1969, completed training in Miami Valley Hospital school of nursing in 1972.  She is a registered nurse, employed in the offices of Drs. E. R. Morlidge and R. O. Pyles in Tipp City.  The groom, a 1968 graduate of Milton-Union high school, attended Carson Newman college in Jefferson City, Tennessee.  He has been a substitute teacher in several area schools and is employed at Coate Burial Vault company at West Milton.  Mr. and Mr. Jack Kelly were the hosts for a rehearsal dinner on Friday evening, May 28th.  They entertained members of the wedding party and the immediate families at the Holiday Inn in Troy.

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