Happily ever after

Hawkeye Care Center couple holds commitment ceremony

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ
AT LEFT: Mary Kline and George Miller professed their love for one another during a commitment ceremony held Monday afternoon at Hawkeye Care Center. David Shearer, minister of the Marshalltown Church of Christ, served as officiant. A reception followed, where a tiered blue and white wedding cake was served.

T-R PHOTO BY SARA JORDAN-HEINTZ AT LEFT: Mary Kline and George Miller professed their love for one another during a commitment ceremony held Monday afternoon at Hawkeye Care Center. David Shearer, minister of the Marshalltown Church of Christ, served as officiant. A reception followed, where a tiered blue and white wedding cake was served.

Theirs is a romance years in the making. Mary Kline and George Miller once met years ago through mutual friends, and earlier this year, their friendship blossomed into a romance. Monday afternoon, they professed their love for one another in a commitment ceremony, held in Hawkeye Care Center’s courtyard.

Miller moved to Hawkeye Care Center in March, and Kline followed in April. They approached staff about an interest in getting married, desiring the ceremony to be held on Aug. 14 — the day before Kline’s birthday.

“Our activities director, Amanda Freeland, planned the ceremony and put in a lot of work,” said social worker Sonya Perez.

The pair was decked out in blue, to match their blue and white bridal theme. Kline walked down the aisle, then was seated next to Miller. David Shearer, minister of the Marshalltown Church of Christ, served as officiant.

“They make a nice couple,” said Esther Gough, who served as Maid of Honor.

After vows and rings were exchanged, guests made their way into the care center’s sunroom, where a reception — complete with a tiered blue and white wedding cake — followed.

“They just love spending all their time together,” said social worker Carol Adair. “They are both very easy-going, everybody likes them, and they’re just fun, and very much in love.”

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