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					Johnson-Kirk Wedding Planned for Spring Mr. and Mrs. Junior E. Kirk of 519 Bowman Ave., East Alton, are announcing the engagement of their elder daughter Ruth Ann, who will marry Electronics Technician Guy .Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson of 73 E. Penning Ave., Wood River. The couple plans an early April wedding. The bride-elect is a 1961 graduate of East Alton-Wood River Community High School, and attends Illinois State Normal University in Normal. Her fiance, a 1960 graduate of the same high school, is attending ele????? ???? Portsmo???, Virginia Transcribed from Blanche (Barton) Sheppard's newspaper clippings Miss Kirk Honored At Bridal Shower Miss Ruth Ann Kirk was honored at a bridal shower Tuesday evening given in the home of Mrs. William Barton, 606 Brookwood Ave., Rosewood Heights. Mrs. Barton's co-hostess was Mrs. Robert Vaughn. Blue and white decorations were used. Refreshments were served to the 25 guests by the hostesses assisted by Miss Jane Hudson, Mrs. James Gassaway, Mis Jonice Lee and Miss Nancy Hoover. Miss Kirk. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junior E. Kirk of 519 Bowman Ave., East Alton, will be married in April to Guy Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson, 73 E. Penning Ave., Wood River. Transcribed from Blanche (Barton) Sheppard's newspaper clippings Johnson-Kirk Miss Ruth Ann Kirk, daugbter of Mr. and Mrs. Junior E. Kirk, 519 Bowman Ave., East Alton, was married at 7:30 p.m. Saturday to Guy Franklin Johnson in First Baptist Church, East Alton. The Rev. Thomas McDermand officiated at the ceremony. and the couple received afterward in the church social room. Miss Faye Wallace was maid of honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Kay Keasler and Miss Margaret Harpole. Miss Rita Jean Kirk and Cindy Barton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willliam J. Barton, served as junior bridesmaid and flower girl. Robert Vaughn Jr. served as ring bearer. The bridegroom's cousin, Gary Ralston, was his best man. Terry Lee Vaughn and the bride's brother, James R. Kirk, were groomsmen. Mr . Johnson's cousin, Terry Brummer of Bunker Hill, was junior groomsman. The bride wore a gown of bouquet taffeta with Chantilly lace panels in the skirt which ended in a chapel train. Her lace-edged veil was secured to a queen's crown with a teardrop pearl. The women attendants appeared in light blue dresses and bowed hats of light blue and carried cascades of pink roses and white pompons. Following a honeymoon in Hot Sprinks, Ark., the bride will continue her studies at Illinois State Normal University, and her husband will be stationed with the Navy in Iceland. Miss Kirk Becomes The Bride of Guy Johnson Miss Ruth Ann Kirk daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Earl Kirk, 519 Bowman Ave., East Alton was married on Saturday April 7, at 7:30 p.m., to Guy Franklin Johnson. son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Johnson, 73 Penning Ave., Wood River at the First Baptist Church in East Alton. The Rev. Thomas McDermand officiated at the candlelight service. Ava Sue and Sharon Brayman, friends of the bride served as candlelighters. They were dressed in light blue dresses and wore white corsages. The church was decorated with candelabra, palms, bouquets of pink and white flowers and white satin bows. The bride given in marriage by her father was wearig a gown of bouquet taffeta with chantilly lace appliqued panels on the front of the dress with chantilly lace scallops around the bottom of the gown and at the scalloped neckline. The full skirt ended in a chapel train. Her veil was silk illusion edged in lace with a queen's crown of lace and pearls, accentuated with a tear drop pearl. She carried a cascade of white roses around pink cymbidium orchids. Miss Faye Wallace, East AIton. friend of the bride served as maid of honor: Miss Margaret Harpole, student nurse in St. Louis, friend of the bride, and Miss Kay Keasler, attending college in Chicago, friend of the bride were bridesmaids. Miss Rita Jean Kirk, sister of the bride was the junior bridesmaid. They wore gowns of sky blue mamselle nyion lace over taffeta made with scalloped neck line and sleeves and a full skirt. Their hats were shaded blue bows with face veils and they wore white shoes and gloves. The

maid of honor and the bridesmaids carried pink roses and pompons, and the junior bridesmaid carried a nosegay of pink and white flowers. Gary Ralston, East Alton, cousin of the groom served as best man and Terry Vaughn, Pearl Ill., cousin of the brlde, James Kirk, brother of the bride, and Terry Brummer. Bunker Hill. cousin of the groom, served as groomsmen. Cindee Barton daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Barton served as flower girl and wore a dress of the same material and style as the bridesmaids and carried a basket of pink and white flowers. Robert Vaughn, Jr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vaughn, Sr., served as ring bearer . Mrs. Kirk, mother of the brIde, chose for the wedding a navy blue dress of lace and chiffon worn with pink gloves and hat with navy shoes. Her corsage was pink carnations Mrs. Johnson, mother of the groom, chose a dress of powder blue with matching shoes, hot and purse with white gloves. Her corsage was pink carnations. The reception was held in the church social room and was decorated with blue and white bells, bouquets of blue and white flowers, white candles and blue and white crepe paper streamers. After the reception the couple left for a honeymoon at Hot Springs, Arkansas. The former Miss Kirk graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in June, 1961 and is now attending Illinois State Normal University, Normal. Ill. Mr. Johnson graduated from East Alton-Wood River High School in June 1960 and is now serving in the Navy as an Electronics technician, seaman first class. When the couple returns from their honeymoon the bride will resume her studies at the University and the groom will leave for a tour of duty in Iceland. . The organist for the wedding was Mrs. Moses Sandbach andl the vocalist was Mrs. Dale Chestnut. Serving at the reception was Miss Jane Hudson, Wood River, and the Misses Janice Lee. Carol Fox of East Alton and Diane Tokarz, Normal, Ill. Dawn Kay Taylor was in charge of the guest book. Out of town guests were Mrs. Edith Galloway, Pleasant Hill, who pinned on the bride's veil as she had for her mother and Mrs. Walter Chestnut, her grandmother; Mr. J. A. Long, Pleasant Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Chestnut and daughters of Highland; Mrs. Earnest Cambron and Ronnie Edwards, Pearl; Miss Marcella Grebel, Edwardsville; Mr. and Mrs. John Marinko, Alhambra; Mr. and Mrs. Ed Brummer, Bunker Hill; Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kays, Edwardsville; Mr. and Mrs. William Andrews and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Pittman, Florissant, Mo., and Miss Diane Tokarz, Normal. Transcribed from Blanche (Barton) Sheppard's newspaper clippings


				
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