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Wedding Announcement of Rowland Amsden Clemens and Mary Joan Focht

From the Dayton, Ohio newspaper, shortly after Jebruary 16, 1951


Miss Mary Joan Focht, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur H. Focht, of Greenville, O., and Rowland A. Clemens of Dayton, O., son of Mrs. Alice Clemens of Vermillion, were married Friday afternoon, Feb. 16, at 4:30 o'clock in the First Presbyterian chapel in Greenville. The Rev. James Smith Griffes officiated at the single ring ceremony.

The altar of the chapel was decorated with white roses and lighted with white tapers in seven branch candelabra. Nuptial music was played during the ceremony by Miss Lottie Leas, organist.

The bride, given in marriage by her father, wore a chapel length gown of champagne-colored lace and gold thread trim. The gown was styled with a fitted bodice, bracelet length sleeves, a tiny Peter Pan collar and a full skirt. She wore a matching lace bonnet and mitts. Her jewelry was an antique gold bracelet which was a family heirloom. She carried a bridal bouquet of white and yellow roses.

Miss Janice Focht was her sister's maid of honor. The best man was V. Stanley Cronin of Dayton. Frank Focht, the bride's brother, served as usher.

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride's parents.

The bride is a graduate of the Greenville high school and Miami University at Oxford, O. The bridegroom, a graduate of Cristobel high school, Canal Zone, received his engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin and his law degree from the University of South Dakota. He is an attorney at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base at Dayton.

Following a short wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Clemens will live at 259 Stroop Road, Dayton, O.

Mrs. William Van Mater Iszard, the former Miss Phyllis Leikvold, entertained at a kitchen and household shower for Miss Focht, at her home in Dayton on Friday, Feb. 9.

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