Richard Seeley


Gender: Male


Spouse: Elvera Mischnick

Date of Marriage: November 27, 1958

Marriage Place: Adams, NE

Elvera Mischnick and Richard Seeley are united in marriage

Bridal lines were repeated by Miss Elvera Mischnick, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Mischnick of Adams, and Richard Seeley of Westphalia, Kans., son of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Seeley of Lincoln, at 7:30 p.m. ceremony on November 27.

The altar of the Adams Methodist Church was decorated with red and white mums and red gladioli, highlighted by candelabra, for the nuptials which were read by the Rev. Donald Wilcox.

Mrs. Leal Boeschot of Adams, organist, played the traditional wedding music and accompanied Morris Coleman as he sang “I Love You Truly,” “Because,” and “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The bride

The bride was given in marriage by her father.  She appeared in a gown of white embroidered nylon tulle and plain tulle over satin, which was fashioned by her mother.  The fitted bodice featured a peter pan collar trimmed in pearls and long sleeves which came to points over the wrists.  The full skirt featured an inset of alternating scalloped ruffles of embroidered tulle and plain tulle which fell in a cascade down the front.  The train was outlined in tulle ruffles.  Her fingertip veil of bridal illusion was held by a coronet of pears and sequins.  She carried a white Bible topped with carnations.


Mrs. Jac Bye of Kearney, sister of the groom, was the bride’s matron of honor, and Miss Ruth Fritz of Adams was the bridesmaid.  They wore identically styled ballerina length dresses of red taffeta with red net over skirts.  They wore matching headdresses, and carried white lace fans accented with white carnations.

Bert Akson of Chappell and Jac Bye of Kearney, brother-in-law of the groom, served as best man and ushers were Leal Doeschot of Adams, George Mesher of Lincoln, Carlton Rhotten of Palmyrs and Darl Philpot of Tecumseh.

Miss Marjorie Wilcox of Adams was the flower girl.  Miss Marcia Ruth Stanley and Miss Meredith Coleman of Adams lighted the tapers.


Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents entertained at a reception in the church parlors.  The bride’s table was centered with a four tier wedding cake, which was cut and served by the bride’s aunt, Mrs. William Mischnick of Lincoln, Mrs. Lawona Buchler of Crab Orchard and Mrs. Dwight Lylee of Lincoln poured.

Assisting with the serving were Mrs. Leonard Dorn of Beatrice, Mrs. Ernest Gamala of Lincoln, Miss Kathleen Rhotten of Palmyra, Miss Cora Katt of Lincoln, Miss Janice Hesterman of Lincoln, Miss Sharon Upton, Weeping Water, Better DeBoer of Adams, Miss Karen Van Greuningen, Adams.

Miss Martha Hesterman, Miss Joanne Sudgen, and Mrs. Don Little arranged the gifts.

Mrs. Darl Philpot of Tecumseh was the hostess.

The bride is a graduate of Adams High School and the Lincoln National Business Institute.  She is employed by the Nebraska Hardware Mutual Insurance.  Her husband is a graduate of Beaver Crossing High School and the University of Nebraska.  He is now teaching at Westphalia.

Published in the Beatrice Daily Sun (Beatrice, Nebraska) Sunday December 14, 1958

[Great-grandson of SGS # 3950 – Richard Eugene; Keith Merideth; Willis James; James P.(# 3950); Thaddeus O’Conner (#1773); Thaddeus; John; Ebenezer, Jonas; Obadiah]