Sunday, June 15, 2003

Jill Elisa Edmundson and James Michael Phillips were married Dec. 21, 2002, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. The Rev. Robert Klein performed the ceremony. Music was by Ethan Trana of Monticello, Ark., and Max Hetzer of New Orleans.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Peggy Edmundson of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Emmett "Mike" and Jackie Phillips of Mounds, Ill.

Matron of honor was Beth Buttrey of Cape Girardeau. Bridesmaids were Holly Collier of Jackson; and Julie and Joanie Edmundson of Cape Girardeau, and Jamee Edmundson of St. Louis. The latter three are sisters of the bride.

David Schneck of Clarksville, Tenn., was best man. The groom's attendants were Dennis Utley of Nashville, Tenn., Rachel Trana of Chicago, Ragun Moody of Monticello, and Rico Aranico of Belleville, Ill., cousin of the groom.

Candlelighter was Rachel Trana.

Snowbearer was Tyler Vaughn, son of Gene and Deana Vaughn of Jonesboro, Ill., and cousin of the groom.

Staci Bethea of Monticello attended the guest book.

The bride's mother was escorted by Jennifer Pinkston, sister of the bride, and Chad Sierman.

Mrs. Phillips received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a broker/sales associate with Coldwell Banker Hamilton Realty.

The groom received a bachelor of science degree from Murray State University and a master of arts degree from the University of Mississippi. He is a professional archaeologist and curator of collections at Southeast Missouri State University Museum.

The couple is residing in Cape Girardeau.