|Scott-Modrell Marriage License|
Jerry Eneau Modrell and Leona Frances Scott were married on June 12, 1954 in Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri.
Following is a rather long newspaper article that was cut from an unknown newspaper describing the wedding in great detail. I will have to locate the newspaper so I can source this clipping. It was given to me by an aunt (the wife of one of my mom’s brothers). There are a lot of misspellings in this article and I will try to bracket [ ] those as much as possible.
Miss Leona [Francis] Scott, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Scott of Buffalo, Mo., became the bride of Mr. Jerry Modrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Modrell, of Dearborn, Mo., June 12, 1954 at the First Christian Church in Raytown. Large baskets of colorful [gladolius] and white carnations decorated the chancel. Rev. [Canegy] read the impressive double ring ceremony in the presence of the immediate relatives and close friends.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was lovely in a white lace and net gown. The lace fitted bodice had self covered tiny buttons down the front from a Peter Pan collar to the waist line. She wore matching elbow length mitts. The skirt was double net over white satin with lace incersion panels down each side. Her illusion veil fell from a band of lace and seed pearls. She carried a white Bible topped by a single Orchid, with white satin streamers.
Mr. and Mrs. “Bud” Miller, close friends, attended the couple. Mrs. Miller, who acted as matron of honor, wore pale blue nylon with a halo of blue Lilacs and carried pink Carnations. Mr. Modrell wore a navy blue business suit. “Bud” Miller, acting as best man, wore a grey business suit. Each had a white Carnation boutonnieres.
Mrs. Scott chose for her daughter’s wedding, a blue-grey nylon with white accessories. Mrs. Modrell was dressed in [biege] with white accessories. Each wore a corsage of pink Carnations.
|Scott-Modrell Wedding Photo|
Mr. and Mrs. Modrell left on a two [weeks] honeymoon trip through the West. Upon returning, they will be at home in Kansas City. They both are employed by The Kansas City Life Ins. Co.