Delila Rhoden of Springfield, Mo., and Bill Brown of Lawson, Mo., were married Saturday, June 25, 2005, in a beautiful outdoor 6 p.m. wedding at the home of Delila's twin sister, Delores, and her husband, Jim Honey, of Carthage, Mo.
Delila is the daughter of Darlene Sheridan of Sheldon and the late Ted Sheridan. Bill is the son of Elizabeth Brown of Nevada and the late Jack Brown.
The Rev. Scott Watson, associate pastor of First Baptist Church of Springfield, performed the double-ring ceremony with readers Delores Honey, and Joann Jones, sister of the groom, assisting with Scripture readings.
The couple's attendants were their children, Darren Rhoden of Las Cruces, N.M., and Deanna Rhoden of Kansas City, Mo., Timm Brown of Los Angeles, Calif., and Angie Brown of Lawson, Mo. Flower girl was Harmouni Cundiff, cousin of the bride, and ringbearer was Brady Rhoden, grandson of the bride. Guest book attendant was Lora Honey, niece of the bride; gift table attendant, Breanna Sheridan, niece of the bride; program attendant, Annette Honey, niece of the bride; and personal attendant, Emily Rhoden, daughter-in-law of the bride. Ushers were Don Brown and Ray Brown, brothers of the groom.
Photographers were Bob Brown, brother of the groom, and Bob Burns, a friend of the couple. Videographers were Jan Parrish, friend of the bride, Charlotte Brown, sister-in-law of the groom, and Paul Sprenkle, brother-in-law of the bride.
Dinner and reception coordinators were Karen Brooks, aunt of the bride, Delores Honey, and Melody Cundiff, cousin of the bride. Beverage servers were Ida Brown, Norma Brown and Charlotte Brown, sisters-in-law of the groom, and Nancy Mooney, aunt of the groom. Cake and punch servers were Phyllis Sprenkle, sister of the bride, and Twila Earll, cousin of the bride, Sandra Kubik, Christa Gideon, Carol Fritts and Janis Goetz, friends of the bride.
Music for the ceremony and dance following the reception was furnished by Barry Loudes and enjoyed by the 100 family and close friends in attendance. Tables were covered with white linen cloths and topped by floral topiaries, accented with colors of periwinkle and mauve.
The bride is a retired teacher from Kickapoo High School in Springfield and plans to teach at Longview Community College in Lee's Summit, Mo. The groom is employed by Hallmark in Kansas City, Mo. The couple will be at home in Lee's Summit.