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Grafel, Clapp united in Culbertson

Monday, September 8, 2003

CULBERTSON -- Kristyn Rebecca Grafel and Kris Michael Clapp were united in marriage June 28, 2003, at the United Methodist Church in Culbertson with the Rev. Dan Spearow officiating.

Parents of the couple are Kent Grafel of Culbertson, Mary Haller of McCook, Cliff and Trish Clapp of McCook and Robert and Debra Henthorn of Culbertson.

Grandparents are Don and Joan Grafel of Herndon, the late Gayle Grafel, Sam and Ilene Haller of Culbertson, Joan Haller of Fort Collins, Colo., Marlus Binderup of Culbertson, the late Bruce Binderup, Betty Clapp of McCook and the late Clifford Clapp, Sr.

The bride wore a white dress with a double row of pearls and crystals that outlined the square neckline and encircled the waistline. An adornment of pearls and sequins splashed the bodice and lower hemline of the dress. A mock apron effect wrapped from front to back and flared open from the waist to reveal an under panel, which ended in a cathedral-length train. She carried a bouquet of white roses and daisies. The bridegroom wore a black tuxedo with a black shirt, silver tie and silver vest. He wore a boutonniere of a white rose, baby's breath and greenery.

The maid of honor was Jessica Blagg of Culbertson. The bridesmaids were Kathryn Grafel of Lincoln and Karolyn Grafel of Culbertson, both sisters of the bride. They each wore lilac chiffon dresses with silver rhinestone straps. The chiffon gathered at one side of the dress to form decorative pleats across the front. They each carried single white roses with silver ribbon.

Robert Zodrow of McCook was the best man. The bridegroomsmen were Jon Rogers of McCook and Kyle Clapp of Culbertson, brother of the bridegroom. They each wore a black tuxedos with white shirts, silver ties and silver vests.

The flower girl was Nikita Blagg of Culbertson. The ring bearer was Dakota Blagg of Culbertson. Personal attendants were Leah Atchley of Knoxville, Tenn., aunt of the bride and Sheri Stewart of McCook.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Culbertson High School and a 2002 graduate of McCook Community College. She is employed at K&B Liquor in Culbertson. The bridegroom is a 1996 graduate of Culbertson High School. He is employed with Hancock Gravel of McCook, where he is a pit foreman.

The couple is making their home in Culbertson.