Alma Menke and John Devaney

The marriage of Alma Marguerite Menke and John J. Devaney was solemnized at St. Stephen's Catholic Church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock. The marriage lines were read by Rev. Robert Sheridan of Omaha, who was a professor at Creighton University when the bridegroom was a student there, and Rev. E. Boll celebrated the Nuptial Mass.

Hymns were sung by four members of the church choir, Mrs. A. B. Becker, Mrs. Clarence Myers, Mrs. Anna Krejci and Miss Ann Catherine Menke with Miss Alice Ziska playing the organ accompaniment. Miss Ziska played the wedding march as she did at the marriage of the bride's parents. Likewise Ignatius Henner who rang the church bell for the wedding performed the same service for the bride's parents.

The bride wore a peacock blue alpaca street dress with a small close fitting hat to match and an orchid corsage. She carried a rosary. Her sister, Joan, as bridesmaid, wore a wine alpaca street dress with black accessories and a corsage of gardenias. The mothers of both the bride and bridegroom were present with corsages of gardenias. The bridegroom's attendant was his twin brother, Joseph. Both wore dark suits.

Following the ceremony, a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents for members of the immediate families, after which the bridal couple left for a short trip to western points in the state, planning to return the latter part of the week to Omaha where they will make their home.

The bride is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Menke. She graduated from Exeter High School in 1929 and from St. Elizabeth's nurses' training school in 1933, after which she spent three years in Lincoln and for the past three years has been in Omaha. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Devaney of Omaha where the family has lived for many years. He attended Creighton University and at the present is employed as a traveling salesman.

Present from out of town for the wedding were the bridegroom's parents and brother and sister-in-law from Omaha, Misses Arliene and Ann Catherine Menke, sisters of the bride, from Lincoln, and the bride's brother-in law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Louis Vavrina and son Merwyn, of Ashland.

Fillmore County News
 Exeter, Nebraska
Thursday, December 7, 1939

John and Elizabeth Nevin Menke

(Standing - Back Row - Left to Right)
Alma (Menke) Devaney, Ann Catherine (Menke) Mooberry, Geraldine (Menke) Tieso,
 Arliene (Menke) Ragan, Mary (Menke) Vavrina and Joanna (Menke) Schuller


(Sitting - Front Row - Left to Right)
Elizabeth (Menke) Hansen, John Menke, Elizabeth "Lillie" (Nevin) Menke and
John "Johnny" Menke, Jr.