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Yinger - Schoonover

March 15, 2008
St. Elizabeth Roman Catholic Church in Philippi was the setting for the Nuptial Mass uniting Jennifer Ann Schoonover and U.S. Air Force 2nd Lt. Steven Scott Yinger in marriage. The Rev. Father Andrew Kranyc, pastor of St. Elizabeth Church, celebrated the double-ring ceremony at 1:30 p.m. on May 26.

The bride is the daughter of Gary E. and Kathleen L. Schoonover of Philippi and the granddaughter of Eugene Schoonover of Belington, the late Lelia Schoonover and the late Joseph and Catherine Patricia Gonzalez.

The bridegroom is the son of R. Scott and Charlene Yinger of Westminister, Md., and Colleen and Kofi Anoh of Bella Vista, Ark., and the grandson of Robert and Barbara Yinger of Ophelia, Va., and Dr. John and Jackie Campbell of Thurmont, Md.

Serving as matron of honor was Amy Unger of Thornton, lifelong friend of the bride. The bride was further attended by bridesmaids Sarah Harris of Philippi, friend of the bride, Andrea Schoonover of Philippi, sister of the bride, Heidi Schoonover of Philippi, cousin of the bride, Vada Woodford of Glenville, friend of the bride and Sara Schoonover of Kingwood, cousin of bride.

Joseph Propst of Philippi served as best man while the bridegroom was attended by David Ritter, of Reisterstown, Md., friend of the bridegroom, Timothy Schoonover of Philippi, brother of the bride, Justen Spencer of Owings Mills, Md., friend of the bridegroom, James Haslup of Fulton, Md., friend of the bridegroom and Marcus Jenkins of Westminister, nephew of the bridegroom.

Alexis Jenkins of Westminister, niece of the bridegroom, served as flower girl and Logan Cushing of Morgantown, friend of the bride, served as ring bearer.

Eucharistic gifts were presented by Gary E. Schoonover and R. Scott Yinger, fathers of the bride and bridegroom. Anna Lou Stemple and Beth Longo, friends of the bride, served as Eucharistic ministers. Readings were given by Joseph P. Gonzalez of Clarksburg, uncle of the bride, and Dr. John Campbell, grandfather of the bridegroom. During the lighting of the unity candle, Randell Schoonover of Kingwood, uncle of the bride, sang “When You Say You Love Me” accompanied by Kim Linderman of Morgantown, friend of the bride. Josh Long of Thurmont, cousin of the bridegroom, and Abebrum Schoonover of Kingwood, cousin of the bride, served as greeters.

Following the wedding Mass, members of the Air Force ROTC unit from West Virginia University provided a traditional “Saber Arch” for the presentation of Lt. and Mrs. Yinger.

The bride wore an all over beaded lace sheath gown with a beaded trim empire neckline and a sweep train. Her veil was of Lace Mantilla. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, red roses and stephanotis, accented with pearls.

The bridesmaids wore apple red gowns and carried bouquets of white calla lilies.

The mothers of the bride and bridegroom wore apple red gowns.

All wore pearl accessories and in the tradition of “something old” the bride also carried a cameo brooch, which had belonged to her grandmother Schoonover. The bride’s hair was styled for the occasion by Tammy Weaver, friend of the bride, and Cindy Jenkins, the bridegroom’s stepsister, assisted the bride with her makeup.

The church was decorated with arrangements of white calla lilies and red roses.

The wedding reception was at the Glen Elk Garden in Clarksburg where a buffet dinner was served by Joe and Penny Booth and the staff of J. and P. Catering of Philippi. Penny Booth also assisted at the cutting and serving of the wedding cake, which was prepared by Pamela Freeman of Moatsville.

The tables were decorated with arrangements of white calla lilies and red roses. Introductions and music for dinner and dancing were provided by Alex O’Neal of Fairmont. Photography services were provided by Bruce Short and Cecil Springer of Creations by Short of Philippi. Floral services were provided by Thornhill’s Florist of Philippi.

Following a honeymoon trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple traveled to San Angelo, Texas, where Lt. Yinger is currently stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base.

The new bride is employed as a curriculum specialist for the San Angelo Independent School District Head Start program in Tom Green County, Texas.

Both the bride and bridegroom are graduates of West Virginia University.

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bride is the former Jennifer Schoonover



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