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Greene & Bell Wedding


Newspaper clipping from unnamed source with a hand written date, Sept. 18, 1949, along the side:

Miss Patricia Lee Bell and Robert Greene Marry Sunday

Miss Patricia Lee Bell, the lovely daughter of Mrs. Fay M. Bell, Lynn St., and Robert Clyde Greene, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Greene of Newport, Ohio, were married yesterday afternoon in St. Andrew’s Methodist church.  The pastor, the Rev. Thomas Zumbrunnen, officiated at the exchange of vows.

A standard filled with white gladioli and greenery formed the center of the bridal setting, and at either side were seven-branched candelabra in which burned white candles.  The family pews were marked with satin ribbon bows and sprays of greenery. 

A half hour of bridal music was provided by Mrs. Monroe Cunningham, preceding the ceremony, and during this time guests were seated by Gail McVey and W. E. Lallathin, both of Marietta. 

Donald Greene, of Newport, O., served his brother as best man. 


                                                The Bride

Given in marriage by her cousin, Gerald Maple of Goffs, the pretty young bride wore a white lace gown, the full skirt being of ballerina length, and around the bottom was a wide band of net.  A Peter Pan collar was at the round neckline and extending from this to the waistline in the front were small white velvet buttons.  A narrow white velvet ribbon circled the bride’s waist and fell into short streamers.  On her head was a head-hugging cap of white net, and circling this were flat leaves of white velvet.  She carried a colonial bouquet of white baby mums, centered with white gardenias. 

Miss Janet Bell, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor, and she wore [a] bright blue velvet gown, made on lines similar to that of the bride.  She carried a colonial bouquet of pink baby mums. 

Mrs. Bell, mother of the bride, wore a rose crepe dress, gray accessories, her felt hat being trimmed with feathers.  On her shoulder was a corsage of white carnations. 

Mrs. Greene, mother of the bridegroom, wore a green dress, black accessories and her shoulder corsage was of yellow roses.

The wedding reception was held in the church chapel, there the traditional bridal colors of white and green were seen in flowers in bowls placed throughout, and palms and ferns.  A tiered wedding cake, topped with a bride and groom, centered the bride’s table. 

Later when Mr. Greene and his bride left for a wedding trip, she changed to a suit of black and matching accessories, her smart felt hat being trimmed with feathers.  On her shoulder she pinned a corsage of white gardenias.  After their honeymoon, they will go to Martins Ferry, Ohio, to make their home. 

The new Mrs. Greene graduated from Parkersburg High School.  For the past three years, she has been employed by the Imperial Ice Cream Co., in the division of Fairmont Foods Co.  She has been an active member of the Junior Dept. of the Parkersburg Woman’s Club.

Mr. Greene graduated from Newport High School, and Mountain State College in this city.  He is employed by the Quaker State Oil Co., in Marietta.