|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1895|
|Death: ||Jul. 30, 1936|
The Ottumwa Carrier, June 29, 1921. Provided by Dee Hall, Wapello Genealogy Society, April 1, 2007
The marriage of Miss Olive Lindette Reese, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Reese 309 Grand avenue, and Mr. Homer B. Sterner, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Sterner of Agency, was solemnized last evening at 8 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, with Rev. W. P. Fink of the West End Presbyterian church performing the pretty ring cememony.
The bridal party took their places in front of an alter formed of banked ferns and cut flowers as Lohengrin's wedding march was played by Miss Elizabeth Martin, cousin of the bride. Candles were used to give a particularly lovely lighting effect. Presceding the ceremony Miss Grace Sterner, sister of the groom, sang "The Greatest Wish in the World," accompanied by Miss Martin and at the close of the ceremony she sang "I Love You Truly."
The bridesmaids, Miss Florence Wheeler and Miss Zella Rush, entered first. Miss Wheeler wore a dainty frock of orchid organdy, and Miss Rush one of green organdy. They wore corsages of sweet peas. Miss Mary Reese, the sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. She wore a lovely gown of white net over yellow satin, and carried an arm bouquet of sunburst roses. Little Elizabeth Simpson, the flower girl, clad in a pretty little frock of blue ruffled organdy and carrying a basket of pink roses, preceeded the bride, who entered with her father. They were met at the altar by Rev. Fink, the groom and his best man, Mr. Clyde B. Myers.
Mrs. Sterner was a lovely bride in her exquisitely girlish dress of white chiffon satin, made with a fichu and tiny ruffles. She wore a long veil caught with orange blossoms and carried an arm bouquet of white roses and snapdragons. After the ceremony a wedding supper was served on the lawn to about fifty guests. The rainbow effect was carried out with colored lights. Mrs. Sterner was graduated from the Ottumwa high school with the class of 1913 and has since been teaching in the public schools.
Mr. and Mrs. Sterner left overland this morning for Denver and other western points. They will be at home in Ottumwa after August 1. Mr. Sterner is in the automoblis business here.
The Ottumwa Carrier, Thursday, July 30, 1936. Provided by Dee Hall, Wapello County Genealogy Society in Ottumwa.
MRS. OLIVE L. STERNER
Mrs. Olive L. Sterner, 40, wife of Homer H. Sterner of 1225 Castle street, died at St. Joseph hospital at 8 a.m. today. She was the daughter of William and Katherine Reese and was born in Ottumwa, September 9, 1895. She had lived here since. She was a member of the West End Presbyterian church. Surviving are her husband, Homer H.; her father, William Reese of Ottumwa; one sister, Mrs. F. M. Robinson of Milton, and two brothers, Thomas Reese of Des Moines and Luther Reese of Ottumwa. She was preceeded in death by four sons in infancy, one, Paul on July 28, 1936.
Short funeral services will be held at the Luther Reese home, 309 Grand Avenue, Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and at the West End Presbyterian church at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. E. R. Mitchell. Burial will be made in Agency cemetery. Friends may call at Johnston's funeral chapel until 5 p.m. Friday when the body will be taken to the home.
NOTE: There is no stone for Olive but believed to be buried next to her mother and father-in-law, Ezra and Willie Sterner and her son Paul.
William T. Reese (1866 - 1953)
Catherine Kate Evans Reese (1867 - 1930)
Homer Harold Sterner (1894 - 1971)
Paul Sterner (1936 - 1936)*
Thomas Ithel Reese (1891 - 1959)*
Olive Lindette Reese Sterner (1895 - 1936)
Luther Theodore Reese (1903 - 1978)*
Created by: Linda Goebel
Record added: May 31, 2010
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