A double-ring, candlelight ceremony was performed Friday evening, September 11, at the Orleans Church of Christ, uniting in marriage Jennie Lee Johnson and Walter Edward Fagen. Evangelist Donald G. Hunt of Ottumwa performed the ceremony.
Nuptial music was by Mrs. Donald Hunt at the piano. She also accompanied the vocalists, Mr. and Mrs. Lafe Culver of Ottumwa who sang "Wither Thou Goest", "Because" and "Together With Jesus." White baskets of delphinium and spider mums and candelabra marked the chancel.
The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown styled with a long-sleeved lace bodice and full pleated satin skirt. Her veil of chantilly lace was caught into a queen's crown of seed pearls. She carried a bouquet of pink roses.
Sherill Johnson served her sister as maid of honor. Her street-length gown was mint green in color and she carried an arm bouquet of white carnations and mums. The bridesmaids were also sisters, Regina and Rowena Johnson, whose dresses were also mint green. The flower girl, Janice Johnson, and ring bearer, Karen Johnson, and one candlelighter, Kristin Johnson, were sisters of the bride, and Diane Johnson, a cousin, was also a candlelighter.
Ted Stoltz of Mystic attended his friend as best man. Groomsmen were Doug Gilliland and Mike Gibson of Ottumwa. Mr. Gilliland, Mr. Gibson, and Charles Johnson, brother of the bride, served as ushers.
The bride's mother wore a beige dress with brown accessories and a corsage of white carnations. Mrs. Fagen wore a dark printed jersey with brown accessories and a white carnation corsage.
The reception followed the ceremony at the home of the bride's parents. At the serving table were Mrs. J. D. Graves, the bride's aunt, Mrs. Burton Barber, and Nathalie Smith, friends of the bride.
Mrs. Fagen is a graduate of the Davis county community high school and attended the Midwestern School of Evangelism in Ottumwa. Mr. Fagen is a graduate of the Sigourney High School and the Centerville Community college. He is employed by the Sigourney Elevator company at Sigourney, where they have made their home.