The wedding of Miss Verna May Miner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Miner of Shirley, and Pvt, Carl Welker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Welker, of Palmer, took place at 10 o'clock Sunday morning at Grassy Hollow Baptist Church near Shirley.
The couple was attended by Miss Wilma Miner, sister of the bride, and Mr. George Arkulari, Jr. Elder Melvin Reed officiated at the singe ring ceremony.'
Preceding the service Lowell McFarland sang the Lord's Prayer.
The bride chose for her wedding, a beige spring suit, with which she wore a pale blue blouse and matching hat. Her shoulder corsage was pink carnations tied with delicate pink satin ribbon.
Her bridesmaid was attired in a pink suit, with matching accessories. She wore a corsage of white carnations.
The bridegroom, who is in the Sixth Armored Division at Fort Leonard Wood, wore his Army uniform. The best man wore a gray business suit with a white carnation boutonnaire.
Following the wedding a dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents for the bridal party.
The former Miss Miner is a Senior in Potosi High School and will graduate in May. She is secretary of P.H.S. Student Council and is sales manager of the Scholae, the P.H.S. yearbook. She has also been on the staff of the Independent Journal during the past four months.
The bridegroom has returned to Ft. Wood until he completes his basic training.
Independent Journal, Potosi, MO, Thursday, March 17, 1953