Sunday, September 8, 2002

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Emily Ann Johnson and Patrick Wayne Johnson were united in marriage Aug. 10, 2002, at First Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Ritter performed the double ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of John and Beverly Johnson of Marble Hill. The groom is the son of Wayne and Linda Johnson of Sedgewickville, Mo.

Katie Johnson was her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Lauren Johnson, sister of the bride; Angela Self, Jessica Allmon and Heather Burton.

Best man was Chad Green, brother-in-law of the groom. Groomsmen were Luke and Josh Johnson, brothers of the bride; Andrew Miinch, cousin of the groom; and Curt Finley, brother-in-law of the groom. Ushers were Lance VanGennip, cousin of the bride, and Stuart Beussink.

Baylee and McKenzie Finley, nieces of the groom, were flower girls.

Candlelighters were Kami Green and Melissa Finley, sisters of the groom.

Tera Wills, cousin of the bride, attended the guest book.

Following the ceremony, a reception and dance was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Leopold, Mo. Servers were Sarah Long and Carrie Tracey, cousins of the bride.

The rehearsal dinner was also held at the KC Hall.

Mrs. Johnson received a degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a second grade teacher and high school volleyball coach at Woodland Schools.

The groom is a self-employed farmer.

The couple resides in Sedgewickville.