Miss Keating Wed Today in Abbottstown (1967)


Miss Kathleen Mary Keating, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David R. Keating, Abbottstown R. 1, and David Charles Griffith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Griffith, Idaville, were married this morning at 11 o’clock in Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Abbottstown.

Rev. John Sponsler performed the double-ring ceremony and nuptial mass.

The church was decorated with white carnations and greens, and Philip Krepps, organist, accompanied the soloists, the Misses Theresa and Mary Gojmerac. Barron Wilson and Albert Thomas, Paradise School, Abbottstown R. 1, were acolytes.


The bride given in marriage by her father, wore a fitted gown of peau de soie with round neck and long tapered sleeves. A lace panel front was accented with flowers and the skirt ended in a chapel train. The bride wore a string of pearls worn by her mother and her grandmother. Her silk illusion veil was held by a cluster of roses, lace and pearls and she carried a cascade of white roses and pink sweetheart roses with pink lover’s knots.

She was attended by her sister, Miss Diane M. Keating, whose gown was of pink de sole with white lace and pink satin ribbon at the waist and hem edge. She wore a pink ribbon headpiece and pink veil and carried pink tinted carnations and sweetheart roses with pink ribbons.

Miss Wanda F. Bailey, Thomasville R. 1, was the bridesmaid, and wore a blue satin gown with white lace and a satin ribbon a blue cabbage rose and she carried blue tinted carnations with pink sweetheart roses and ribbons.

Frank Swayze, Hanover, was best man. Ushers were Robert Baker, East Berlin and David Keating, and Michael Keating, brothers of the bride.

The bride’s mother wore a blue two-piece double-knit suit with black accessories and a red rosebud corsage. the bridegroom’s mother wore a navy blue dress with white accessories and a red rosebud corsage.

A reception was held in the church hall.

The bride is a 1965 graduate of Delone Catholic High School and is employed by the Penn Penn Service Heel Co., East Berlin. The bridegroom, a graduate of Bermudian Springs High School, is employed by Emeco Division, Standard Furniture Co., Hanover.

The couple will reside at New Oxford R. 2.

Source: Miss Keating Wed Today in Abbottstown, The Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, 1 April 1967, pp. 1, 3.

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