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Lee, Thomas wedding

Monday, November 1, 2004

Jessica and Kenneth Thomas
ARAPAHOE -- Jessica Dawn Lee and Kenneth C. Thomas Jr., both of Arapahoe, were united in marriage Sept. 4, 2004, at the United Methodist Church in Arapahoe with the Revs. Hyeongdong Beck of Arapahoe and Scott Mustion of Hershey officiating.

Parents of the couple are Darryl and Carolyn Lee of Danbury, Melvin and Gail Martin of Red Cloud and Kenneth Thomas Sr., of Independence, Mo.

Grandparents of the couple are Carol Helm of McCook and the late Griffith Helm, James and Gwen Lee of Danbury, Helen Thomas of Linn Valley, Kan., and the late Herb Thomas and the late Raymond and Maxine Scott.

The bride wore a white, satin, floor-length gown with a halter, square-shape neckline. It was encrusted with embroidery, sequins, pearls and rhinestones. The v-split front was accented with matching beaded embroidery that repeated down the front, hem and 96 inch train. She carried a bouquet of blue, green and white flowers. The bridegroom wore a black tuxedo with a blue vest and blue boutonniere.

The matron of honor was Taune Warembourg of Boulder, Colo. The bridesmaids were Angela Hitt and Christina Lee of Danbury, both sisters of the bride, Josefina Martinez of McCook and Cassie Spencer of Culbertson. They each wore a two piece, floor-length, green, satin dress and carried a smaller, bouquet similar to the brides.

The bride's personal attendant was Crystal Day of Hastings.

The best man was Philip Thomas of Red Cloud, brother of the bridegroom. The bridegroomsmen were Roger Scott of Holbrook, uncle of the bridegroom, Kris Vontz and Zach Hall of McCook and Michel Hitt of Danbury, brother-in-law of the bride. They each wore black tuxedos with green vests.

The flower girls were Ashley and Heather Treese, nieces of the bridegroom. They wore blue, satin, floor-length dresses with bows in the back. They carried white baskets of blue, green and white flowers.

The ring bearer was Spencer Rice of Wilsonville. He wore a tuxedo that matched the bridegroom's.

Ushers for the ceremony were Eugene Thomas of McCook, uncle of the bride, James Scott of Arapahoe, uncle of the bridegroom, and Charles Treese of Red Cloud, brother-in-law of the bridegroom. They wore tuxedos that matched those of the bridegroomsmen.

The candlelighter was Angel Treese of Red Cloud, sister of the bridegroom. Her blue dress matched those of the bridesmaids.

The pianist was Robin Marks of Indianola. The vocalists were Christina Lee, sister of the bride, Justin Day of Hastings and Kenneth Ashley of Independence, Mo., uncle of the bridegroom.

The reception was at the Ella Missing Center in Arapahoe. Host couples were Edward and Linda Thomas of McCook, uncle and aunt of the bride, and Kenneth and Donna Ashley of Independence, uncle and aunt of the bridegroom. Gift carriers were Barbara Dunn of Bartley, aunt of the bridegroom, and Austin Rice of Wilsonville. Ryan Rice of Wilsonville was the bubble attendant.

Servers were Dorothy Scott of Holbrook, aunt of the bridegroom, Cathy Thomas of McCook, aunt of the bride, and Karol Raney of Wallace, great-aunt of the bride. The cake servers were Joyce Green of Casper, Wyo., and Eleanor Skiles of Danbury, both great-aunts of the bride.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of Twin Valley High School, a 2001 graduate of McCook Community College and a 2004 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a degree in accounting. The bridegroom is a 1999 graduate of Rogersville High School in Rogersville, Mo. The couple are employed at Wal-Mart in McCook. They live in McCook.