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James Edward Malach to Shirley Marie Goy

Residing on a farm north of Sublette will be newlyweds. Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Malach. Mrs. Malach who before her marriage was Shirley Marie Goy, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Goy of Maytown Ill. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Malach of Sublette.

A portrait gown of sculptured candlelight satin fashioned with a demure neckline bodice and a graceful skirt with a lace appliqued panel which swept into a full chapel train was worn by the pretty bride for her Saturday, August 20th wedding at St. Patrick's church, Maytown. Her headress was a mantilla of exquisite ivory lace fashioned very simply. For something old she carried a sequin studded ivory lace fan of L.J. Fischer's of Amboy with a cluster of white orchid and tube roses and a shower of the same flowers. She also carried a sterling silver rosary, a going away gift from Mrs. Fischer. She wore a rhinestone necklace and earrings, a gift of the groom. The bride's father gave her away in marriage.

Rev. Sylvester Eye officiated at the 9:30 a.m. double ring ceremony. Mrs. Ivo Henkel of Sublette was vocalist and Mrs. Amor Lauer of Sublette, organist, accompanied her with her selections which included "On This Day Oh Beautiful Mother" ; "Ava Maria" and "O Lord I Am Not Worthy". The church choir sang the nuptial mass.

White satin bows and streamers marked the pews of the immediate family.

Miss Lucy Goy, sister of the bride, as maid of honor, wore a portrait gown of lime green satin, styled with a high neck accented by a deep bertha of chantilly lace, a fitted bodice and lace panniers falling into soft folds at the skirt. She wore matching mitts and her headress was a cornet braid of lime green satin. She carried a lime green satin fan with a cluster of blossoms of yellow and orchid gladiolas with a shower of callaglads.

Misses Francis and Claudia Malach, sister of the groom, were bridesmaids. Francis wore a portrait gown of pink satin fashioned identical to the maid of honors. Her mitts matched her gown and her headress was a cornet of pink violet satin. She carried a satin fan of the same color with clusters of yellow glads and a shower of callaglads.

Claudia wore a portrait gown of yellow satin fashioned like that of the maid of honor and matching mitts. Her headress was a cornet braid in the same color as her dress and she carried a fan of yellow with clusters of blossoms of orchid and showers of callaglads. All attendents carried rosaries, a gift of the bride.

Bill Boyle of Sublette, friend of the groom was best man and ushers were Joe Goy, of Maytown, brother of the bride and Ray Lauer of Sublette, friend of the groom.

Little Sharon Goy, sister of the bride, was flower girl, wearing a portrait gown of white satin fashioned like the maid of honor and matching mitts. She wore a wreath of roesbuds in her hair and carried a basket of rose petals. The gold braclet she wore was a gift of the bride.

The brides mother wore a black sheer dress with black and white accessories and the grooms mother wore a green and white sheer crepe dress with sandalwood accessories. Both wore corssages of callaglads.

A breakfast was served by Mrs. Harold Goy and Mrs. Albert Montavon at the home of the bride's parents at and the wedding dinner at 1 o'clock at the Nachusa House in Dixon, was for the immediate family. Five hundred friends and relatives attended the reception held from 9 to 12 o'clock. Vivian Leffelman, Joan Sharkey, Mary Jo Malach and Marcella Malach were in charge of the gift table.

The bride was wearing a navy and white polka dot crepe dress with white accessories and a white orchid when she and the groom left for their trip through the western states.

A graduate of the Amboy Township high school and of St. Charles School of Nursing in Aurora, for the past two years the bride has been employed in the general duty nursing staff of the Amboy Public Hospital. The groom attend Marmion Military Academy, Aurora and graduated from the Amboy Township high school. For the past few years he has been engaged in farming.

Friends and relatives from Chicago, Aurora, Indiana, Dixon, Rockford, Joliet, Walnut, Ohio and Mendota attended the wedding.

The Evening Telegraph, 30 August 1949

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