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Katie Lynn White and Jacob Thomas Safley were united in marriage Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009. Pastor Jeremiah Johnson officiated the service at Grace Lutheran Church in Lexington.
The bride is the daughter of Brad and Terri White of Hardin. Her grandparents are Allen and Dorothy White of Hardin and Sterling Noelker of Lexington and the late Colette Noelker.
The groom is the son of Tom and Lorna Safley of Jefferson, Iowa. His grandparents are Bob and Fran Safley of Jefferson, Iowa and Donald and Barbara Lynk of Marshalltown, Iowa.
Dana White of Hardin, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Other bridal attendants were Emily Finley of Hardin, friend of the bride; Maggie Lock of Overland Park, Kan., cousin of the bride; Nicole Edwards of Carrollton, friend of the bride; and Haley Dunn of Muenster, Texas, friend of the bride.
Stanton Safley of Jefferson, Iowa, brother of the groom, was the best man. The groomsmen were Justin Walker of Paton, Iowa, friend of the groom; Joe Campbell of Latimer, Iowa, friend of the groom; Josh Qualey and Sam Sides, both of Sherman Mills, Maine, friends of the groom.
Ushers were Jacob Noelker of Norborne, cousin of the bride; Gabe Lock of Carrollton, cousin of the bride; Bill Frederick and Mitchell Larson, cousins of the groom, both of Jefferson, Iowa.
Nicole Edwards, friend of the bride, was the soloist during the service and sang, “When You Say Nothing at All.”
The bride wore a strapless Paloma Blanca wedding gown and a custom-made veil from Ida’s Custom Veils in Overland Park, Kan.
The reception was held at the Carriage House in Lexington. Mark Neer provided DJ service. Food and cake was furnished by Kitchen Konnections of Bogard. Decorations and flowers were provided by Rita Hays of Hardin. Photographer was Dice Photography of Liberty.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Hardin-Central High School. She graduated in 2007 from the University of Missouri, Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Ag Business Management. She is employed by Monsanto Company as an Asgrow/DEKALB sales manager.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Jefferson-Scranton High School in Jefferson, Iowa. He received his carpentry practitioner diploma in 2004 from Marshalltown Community College in Marshalltown, Iowa. In May 2006, he received an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agriculture Production Technology from Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He is owner/operator of Safley Construction and is also engaged in farming.
After a honeymoon in Minnesota, the couple is residing near Hardin.