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Lee B. Seeley


Gender: Male


Spouse: Virginia Lee Somsel

Date of Marriage: December 19, 1971

Marriage Place: Logansport, IN

Virginia L. Somsel Weds Lee Seeley

Virginia Lee Somsel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Somsel, Rt. 5, Logansport, and Lee B. Seeley, son of Alve T. Seeley, Pleasant Valley, Iowa, were united in marriage Dec. 19 at 2 p.m.

The Rev. J. Albert Corby, officiated at the ceremony in the Broadway Alliance Church.

The bride was given in marriage by her father during the double ring ceremony.

The altar was covered with greenery and featured poinsettias and candles. In the background was a lighted nativity scene.

Ted Drye, soloist, was accompanied by Mrs. Edna Albright.

Attending the bride as maid of honor was Elaine Sue Somsel, sister, of the bride, from Logansport. Bridesmaids were Becky Rejko, Tennessee, Hazel Courtwright, Tennessee, and Shirley Long, Logansport.

Betty Somsel, sister of the bride, was flower girl. She wore a full-length baby blue dress of chiffon over taffeta with long sleeves, Tim Neff, cousin of the bride, was the ring bearer.

Assuming the duties of best man was Rick Morgan, Minnesota. Groomsmen were Jim Somsel, uncle of the bride, Logansport, Jim Neff, Royal Center, and Bill Henry, Royal Center.

The bride chose a floor length gown of white velvet designed with the bodice of white peau de sole. Accenting the top was a velvet rolled collar and velvet buttons. The sleeves ended with deep cuffs of white velvet. Falling from the belt at the waist was an A-line skirt which extended to a cathedral train. Lace velvet petals secured her three-tiered veil of silk-illusion.

The bride carried pink roses and white carnations on a white Bible, with a cascade of white carnations.

Each of the attendants carried a long-stemmed red rose with light blue ribbon attached.

The maid of honor wore an empire waistline gown of Bermuda blue chiffon over taffeta with long sheet sleeves fitted at the wrists. A floor-length veil fell from her veil. The other attendants wore blue and mauve gowns designed like the maid of honor’s. Short-length veils were attached to bows.

The brides mother was gifted with a corsage of three blue carnations.

A reception for approximately 150 guests was held in the church basement.

Hostesses were Mesdames Fran Neff, Royal Center; Lois Moss, Kewanna; Sylvia Somsel, Logansport; Mary Fairchild, Lucerne, aunts of the bride, and Mrs. Jerry Ervin, Logansport.

The bride was graduated from Logansport High School Tennessee Temple Schools in Chattanooga, Tenn. Her husband is attending Tennessee Temple Schools.

A rehearsal dinner was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oval Long, 901 Hawthorne Lane.

Following a wedding trip to Northern Indiana the couple is residing at 204 ½ Maple St., Ringgold, Ga.

Published in The Pharos Tribune & Press, Thursday, January 13, 1972 page 9

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