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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Style May Kokomo Tribune Weddings Anniversaries Mr and Mrs Gregory Yancey Former Loretta Butler YanceyButler Loretta Kay Lori Butler became the bride of Gregory Scott Greg Yancey at March 19 in First Assembly of God at Delphi Brent Oliver officiated the doublering ceremony The recep tion was at Noahs Ark Daycare of the church Loretta is the daughter of Paul and Brenda Butler of Cutler 1 She is a 1984 graduate of Carroll High School and works at Indiana Packers Corp Gregory is the son of Ray and Sally Yancey of rural Lafayette He is a 1984 graduate of William Henry Harrison High School and works at Indiana Packers Lisa Mullin of Delphi was matron of honor Bridesmaids were Kris Havlik and Crystal Voorhees Katie Mullin was flow er girl Robert Birge of Romney served as best man Groomsmen were Russ Riepe Brian Yancey and Rex Neuendorf Ring bearer was Josh Mullin The couple took a wedding trip to Chicago and live in Delphi Mr and Mrs Thomas Heflin Former Trad Albright HeflinAlbright Traci J Albright and Thomas J Heflin wed at Feb 12 in the Baptist Temple at Logahsport Jonathan Gosser officiated the doublering ceremony Traci is the daughter of Michael and Linda Albright of Logansport She is a graduate of Logansport High School and attends Indiana University Kbkomo Thomas is the son of Dorothy Heflin 1714 N Indiana and the late Robert D Heflin He is a graduate of Kokomo High School and attends Indiana University Kokomo Maid of honor was Holly Settlemyre of Logansport Bridesmaids were Shantel Corcoran Heidi Cox Lisa Scott and Bobbi Barnes Dean Ramsey of Galveston served as best man Other atten dants were Sara Heflin Kris Heflin Mike Day and Jeff Schnepp Ushering were Jeff Packard and Aaron Sherrick Ryan Swank was ring bearer The couple took a wedding trip to Chicago and live in Galveston Mr and Mrs Carl Gox Former Elizabeth Gragg CoxGragg Elizabeth Ann Gragg became the bride of Carl Cox at 5 April 9 at Conner Prairie in Noblesville The Rev Richard Bailey officiated the doublering ceremony Elizabeth is the daughter of Clyde Gragg 4508 E Road 200 South Lot 265 and the late Kathryn Gragg She attended Taylor High School and works at Hoffman Co in Indianapolis Carl is the son of Pauline Cox of Indianapolis and the late Howard Cox He attended Washington High School and the University of Indianapolis He is program ana lyst of Marion County Mary Moody attended the bride David Cox of Danville was best man and Nick Gragg ushered guests The couple took a wedding trip to the Bahamas and live in Indianapolis Engagements Richard Eller Ashley Grove GroveEller Ashley Paige Grove and Richard Wayne Eller are engaged and planning their wedding for July 1 in St Johns Lutheran Church Ashley is the daughter of Tim and Conny Grove 306 Devonshire Drive She is a 1989 graduate of Kokomo High School and 1994 graduate of Indiana University Kbkomo She is a sales ana lyst at Delco Electronics Corp Richard is the son of Richard and Marian Eller 9511 W Road 100 North He is a 1985 graduate of Northwestern High School and attends IUK He works at Chrysler Corp BlackwellBerryman Brenda Jean Blackwell and Timothy Lee Berryman will wed June 11 in First United Methodist Church at West Lafayette Brenda is the daughter of Charles and Judy Wallerich of Covington She is a 1984 graduate of Covington High School and 1992 graduate of Purdue University She works at Martin Howe Associates in Dallas Tim is the son of Kenneth and Marcia Berryman of Kokomo He is a 1983 graduate of Haworth High School and 1988 graduate of Purdue He is a field engineer for Hensel Phelps Construction Co in Dallas HedrickArnold Sheri Ann Hedrick and David Alan Arnold are engaged to wed July 9 in Cornerstone Christian Center Sheri is the daughter of Don and Helen Hortert of Butler Pa She is a 1983 graduate of Knoch High School attended Vincennes University She works at Howard County Sheriffs Department David is the son of Leslie and Geraldine Arnpld 274 E Road 450 North He is a 1985 graduate of Taylor High Schopl and 1992 graduate of Purdue University Re also works for the sheriffs department Laura Coy David Brandt David Arnold Sheri Hedrick CoyBrandt Laura Ann Coy and David Richard Brandt wed June 25 in St Patrick Catholic Laura is the daughter of James arid Sandra Coy 1617 S Union St She is a 1988 grad uate of Taylor High School and attended Ball State University She is in the Air Force David is the son of David and Pauline Brandt Sr of Chicopee Mass He is a 1989 graduate of Chicopee Comprehensive school and attended Springfield Technical Community College He serves in the Air Force MilamGriffin Melissa Marie Milam will become the bride of Wesley Dale Griffin June 4 in Morning Star Church Melissa is the daughter of the late Larry Lee and Marie Milam She is a 1988 gradu ate of Western High School and 1993 graduate of Purdue University She holds a bachelor of science degree in computer technology She is a pro for International Paper in Memphis Term Wesley is the son of Dale and Mary Lou Griffin of Philo Ohio He is a 1984 graduate of Philo High School and 1988 graduate of Bowling Green State University He holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science He is a for Federal Express in Memphis Jffi TurnpaughAbbott Annabel Turnpaugh and William Abbott will weo Aug 27 Annabel is the daughter of Helen Turnpaugh of Walton and Howard Turnpaugh of Kokomo She is a 1990 graduate pf Lewis Cass High Schopl and 1991 gradu ate pf Beauty Cpllege where she works as an instructpr William is the son of Mr and Mrs William Abbott of Angola He is a 1988 graduate pf Angola High School and works at American Rpll Fprm FruittStout Heidi Michelle Fruitt and Kurtis Allen Stout have set Aug 27 for their wedding i at North Heidi is the daughter of Randy and Sharon Fruitt of North Manchester She isa 1993 graduate of Manchester High School and attends Purdue University Kurtis is the Heidi Fruitt son of Allen Kurtis Stout and Cindi Stout of Frankfort 1 He is a 1988 graduate of Kokomo Christian School and 1992 graduate of Taylor University He is a student at Ashland Theological Seminary inOhio Wesley Griffin Melissa Milam Wedding info The Kokomo Tribune has moved up deadlines for sub mission of engagement wed ding and anniversary announcements Such announcements regularly appear on Sundays Such forms need to be sub mitted two Fridays before pub lication Notices for inclusion May 22 will have to be submit ted by 4 Friday If you nave questions about such notices please call the Tribune at 4593121 Ext 252 for more information Daughters meet in Indianapolis Dorothea Burns regent Joan Smith viceregent Cecilia Cripe past regent and Mildred Dockemeyer recording secretary recently represented Kokomos Lady of Faoma Circle 902 of the Daughters of Isabella at their state convention in Indianapolis The Circle received an award for percentage increase in member ship Cripe also state senior audi tor gave a semiannual audit report The regent reported that the local circle had accrued vol unteer hours of service performed in the church community Circle 902 participated in the annual Indira State Circles baby shower one event of Daughters of Isabellas continuing support of St Elizabeth Home in Indianapolis Proceeds from a Chinese auction were contributed to the Bishops Relocation Fund another DI state project The local circle will participate in Kokomos sesquicentennial in July Mr and Mrs Jbhn Stanley Former Kathryn Butler StanleyButler Kathryn Britta Butler and John David Stanley were married at 3 March 4 in Reno Nev The Rev Delano B Hollenbeak offici ated the doublering ceremony Kathryn is the daughter of James and Alefa Butler of Pago Pago American Samoa She is a 1991 graduate of Samoana High School and is a storekeeper in me Navy on the USS Mount Hood John is the son of John and Jackie Stanley 3108 Providence Lane He is a 1986 graduate of Kokomo High School and 1987 graduate of ITT Technical Institute with a degree in heating air conditioning and refrigeration He served in the Navy as an elec tro hydraulic equipment mechan ic apprentice on the USS Mount Hood The couple lives in Vallejo Calif Mr and Mrs Daniel Sternemann Former Melanie Graver SternemannCraver Melanie Louise Craver and Daniel Thomas Sternemann exchanged wedding vows Feb 25 in Mobile Ala Richard T Johnson Jr officiated the doublering cere mony Melanie is the ward of Madeline Kopeski of West Springfield Mass She is a 1993 graduate of West Springfield High School and is an Airman in the Air Force Daniel is the son of Ted and Charlotte Sternemann 3713 Tally Ho Drive He is a 1991 graduate of Taylor High School and is an Airman First Class in the Air Force The couple took a wedding trip to New Orleans and are assigned to the 5th Medical Squadron at Minot Air Force Base She reflects on motherhood Editors note Both thesearti cles were by Carol Jackson of Galveston This first article was written was sitting in the waiting room at the hospital when my daugh ter was in labor for our first grand child Waiting for her delivery was more painful to me than my own labor ever was because 1 could do no more than wait The Miracle of Birth Grandmother vs Mother Surprising are the feelings one has upon becoming a grandmoth er for the first time I was totally amazed that I felt like a mother again when my great moment arrived I couldnt believe that becoming a grandmother and becom ing a mother were so much alike I was one of those women crazy Ive been told who absolutely thrilled at each grimace of pain I was so aware of the miracle I was being allowed to create that I never experienced severe pain or fear Becoming a grandmother however was much more painful I was with my daughter from the time she had her first contrac tion I felt the pain each time she did When my granddaughter made her appearance and I had my first glance I was filled with the same emotions I had felt when her mother was born Again I had created a miracle for had it not been for me she wouldnt have been possible in the first place The sensation of childbirth was still so vividly in my mind from own experience I pictured myself giving my daughter advice her turning a deaf ear as I had done to my own mother and her doing things in her own way As a mother I was in command of everything I did for my child but as a grandmother I can only observe Grandmothers have so many more advantages I rernem ber getting up in the night and stumbling tpward the crib diaper ing the tot bathing and doing all of the rnpunds of laundry Now grandma simply holds cuddles enjoys and loves the infant and iands it to its mother for the necessities Discipline in child rearing is a constant thing grandchild manages to totally escape it during her visits There are those things that grandmothers miss The warm emotional sensation of putting a child to your breast for its very life is no longer mine It is now passed on and I can only remember how it was The closeness need never be lost whether one is a mother or a grandmother That is one way in which there is no difference second article was written during a rare quiet tpomentof reflec tion at a time when mychildren began expressing questions on how to cope with raising their children The art of discipline As a very young child attending Sunday School I once had a teach er who made the statement We dont discipline our children dont love them but because we want others to love This phrase has followed me since that very moment When I married at 18 I immediately began to think of raising a family I managed to achieve this goal by giving bifth four times in lessthan five years Suddenly this1 phrase came Sack to me I was and still am a very caring mother but disci plining children was a large responsibility that I hadnt consid ered I soon found that each child was a very different person and each had its own special personality The first born was a son and gave me absolutely no problems as a young child If he would pick up something sharp and I explained that he shouldnt because he might hurt himself he would immediately put down the object However the second child a girl was totally the opposite She would quickly proceed to ampu tate a finger in order to find out that I was sincere with my mation I had to develop a differ ent approach It worked better for this child if I told her that no one cared if she cut herself and she would lay the sharp object down The third child was torn between examples of the other two This poor little girl couldnt keep up with either one of the oth ers so she developed her own unique style of temper tantrum I tried reasoning spaiiking hug ging ignoring and finally resort ed to threatening after this dear little child embarrassed me in public two or three times Being a firm believer that you should not threaten unless you can carry out the threat I had to stand my ground andl follow through I informed her between her screams that if she didnt stop immediate ly I would throw a glass of cold water on her She decided to test me and when I pitched the frigid liquid causing her to take a deep breath she stopped crying and the blue color immediately left her face AH the while I am saying to myself You arent doing this because you dont love her but because It somehow made rite feel a little better as I looked at my soaking child The fourth little darling the poor boy was simply lead around by the npse because the qther three influenced him so much He had managed to pick up all of the other childrens bad traits Somehow I have managed to survive raising them all with the youngest npw ready to graduate from nigh school Raising children is a fantastic challenge it ypu like challenges Ive found that you do not always win a personality test with your children because you often dash YPU have IP pre pare yourself fpr the possibility that they might npt like you from time tp time It js necessary to retain considerable restraint in order tp save your sanity Through all the years pf childrearing I cpntin ue tp tell myself that discipline is a very necessary part pf bve Delbert and Bonnie Kistler Kistler Delbert G and Bonnie J Kistler 750 West00 NorthSouth cele brated 50 years of marriage Saturday at a reception at Faith Church in Burlington The event was hosted by their children Delbert and the former Bonnie Hockersmith were married May 4 1944 at University Heights Church in Indianapolis Heedlie Cobb officiated the service They both retired from Northwestern School Corp He taught high school math and was a coach and she was ah elemen tary teacher Their children are Dave Kistler and Linda both of Kokomo and Lynn Kistler of Bemidji Minn They have three grandchildren four stepgrand Children a greatgrandchild and four stepgreatgrandchildren Mary and Malen Swope Swope Malen and Mary Swope of Andrews will celebrate their gold en wedding anniversary from 2 to 7 May 14 at an open house in their home Their children will host the event Malen and the former Mary Cunningham were married April 29 1944 in Kokomo He is a retired farmer and she retired from GenCorp in Wabash Their children are Richard Swope of Andrews Barbara Sash and Maria Alexander both of Waunakee and Jolene Baer of Urbana They have 11 grand children and three greatgrand children Erlin and Patricia Hall Hall Erlin Bud and Patricia Hall 2950 S Road 500 celebrated their sjlver wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii Erlin and the former Patricia Guy were married May in Gospel Light Mission by the Rev Leon Russell He works at Haynes International and she works at Delco Electronics Corp Their children are Michaele Hattabaugh of Kokomo and Israel Hall and Abraham Hall both of RussiaviJJe They have two grand children
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