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Saturday, January 12, 2008

CHARLESTON -- Theresa Catherine Hobbs and Eric Michael Seiler exchanged wedding vows in an afternoon ceremony June 30, 2007, at Saint Henry Church in Charleston. Monsignor Richard Rolwing celebrated the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stowell Hobbs of Charleston. Parents of the bridegroom are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Seiler of Benton.

The bride's sister, Mary Clare Emerine of Benton was the matron of honor. Bridesmaids were Laurie Fullen of Germantown, Tenn., and Emily Wright of Sikeston, sisters of the bride; Julie Smith of Charleston, friend of the bride; and Lisa Seiler of Benton, sister of the bridegroom.

Brian Gilpin of Scott City served his friend as best man. Groomsmen were Derek Emerine of Benton, cousin of the bridegroom; Mark Seiler of Benton, uncle of the bridegroom; and Jay Cookson of Morley and Chevy Slusher of Benton, friends of the bridegroom.

Ring bearer was the bride's nephew, Noah Fullen. The flower petals were placed by the bride's nephew and niece, Jacob Fullen and Stella Wright. Jarett Seiler, cousin of the bridegroom, and Chad Stull, friend of the bridegroom, served as ushers. Attending the guest book was friend of the bride, Samantha Thorton. Acolytes were cousins of the bridegroom, Nick and Brandon Menz. Cousins of the bride, Danielle Duenne, Kate Duenne and Tori Duenne, presented the offertory gifts. Scripture readings were delivered by Mr. and Mrs. Derek Emerine.

Musicians before and during the ceremony were organist and soloist, Terry Parker; flutist, Robert Fruehwald; and harpist, Chadie Fruehwald. Ringing the church bells were the bride's uncle, Dan Duenne, and her former teacher and family friend, Chris Starr.

The couple's honored guests were the bride's grandmother, Ruth Duenne; the bride's godmothers, Liz Carney and Barbara Pattengill; the bridegroom's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Menz and Louis Seiler; and the bridegroom's godparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Seiler.

A dinner reception and dance hosted by the bride's parents was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Kelso following the ceremony.

On Friday evening, the bridal party and families were treated to a fish fry hosted by the bridegroom's parents.

Following a honeymoon at Kentucky Lake, the couple reside in Scott City with their pets, Ace and Cabella. The new Mrs. Seiler is a teacher in the Sikeston R-6 School District, and Seiler continues his career in farming.