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Martha Bell Case Gaunce
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Birth: Dec. 20, 1916
Miami County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 19, 1977
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA


Miss Martha Belle Case, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Case, and Robert Gaunce, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gaunce of Kansas City, Kansas, were united in marriage Sunday, Nov. 17th in Kansas City, MO. The service was solemnized at the Central Reorganized church of Jesus Christ. Rev. A. E. Ferher of the Pilgrim Lutheran church read the service before the alter which was profusely banked with palms, pink and white chrysanthemums and tall candelabras with burning tapers. Mrs. Albert Hitchcock at the organ played the wedding music. She accompanied Miss Jeanett Dunn who sang, "I Love You Truly" and "Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms".

The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, wore a gown of white satin with long sleeves and full cicular skirt with a long train. Her full length veil of tulle and lace fell from a halo of seed pearls and blossoms. She carried a shower bouquet of white roses. The matron of honor, Mrs. Jane McPherson, wore a floor length gown of pink silk marquisette. She carried a bouquet of Talisman roses. Carol Ann Gaunce, niece of the bridegroom, was a flower girl and was attired in a floor length pink taffeta gown. Patrick McPherson was best man. The ushers were: William Dickinson, Kansas City, and Horace McAllister of Fort Scott.

A reception in the church parlor followed the ceremony.
The bride, who has been employed at the Brentil photo laboratory in Kansas City, received her schooling in Olathe, Kansas City and St. Louis. She was graduated from the Keister College of Designing in Kansas City.

The groom received his education at Olathe and from the Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C. He is now employed by the Green Jewelery company in Kansas City.

The young couple will be at home to their friends at 926 East 30th street, Kansas City, MO.

Among those who attended the wedding of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gaunce in Kansas City were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Case and Betty Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Spaulding, Mr. and Mrs. W. F. White, Mrs. Belle Case, Dr. and Mrs. I. E. Stewart, Mrs. Earl Price, Clifford and Anna Lee, Mrs. James Higgins, Miss Ada Remington, Miss Marie Thompson, Mrs. R. V. Ayers and Jean, Miss Jo Ann Cochrane, Mrs. R. G. Clark, Mrs. L. J. Eddy, Mrs. Joseph Fowler, and Mrs. H. D. Polson.


Martha Bell was born deaf. She was very proficient at sign language and at reading lips, even though she pretended sometimes she couldn't read lips. I remember one time when I tried to give her a little leather coin purse that my brother had made in school. She took it, put some coins in it and gave it back to me. I was only about 5 and I was trying desperately to make her understand that the purse was for her, not me. She just kept pretending she didn't know what I was saying. I still have that little coin purse in my treasure box.

She was one of the sweetest people I have ever known.
Family links: 
  John Leland Case (1891 - 1973)
  Candace Marie Kitchen Case (1891 - 1972)
  Robert Lee Gaunce (1916 - 1975)
Johnson County Chapel and Memorial Gardens
Overland Park
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Kelly
Record added: Oct 11, 2010
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Martha Bell <i>Case</i> Gaunce
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