Posted: Nov. 9, 2012 9:00 pm Updated: Dec. 21, 2012 9:15 pm


St. Francis Catholic Church in Quincy was the setting for the Oct. 13 wedding of Dr. Dinita M. Bockhold and Travis L. Cooley.

The bride is a daughter of Mark and Kathy Bockhold of Columbus. The bridegroom is a son of Mike and Connie Cooley of 2301 Ranchland Drive.

The bride was given in marriage by her parents during the 1 p.m. ceremony conducted by the Rev. Bill Kempf of Normandy, Mo. Assistant celebrant was Bob Cooley of Quincy, brother of the bridegroom. Hanna Kim of Tacoma, Wash., was violinist. Readers were Rita Grawe of Gurnee, godmother of the bride, and Patsy Cooley of Quincy, aunt of the bridegroom.

Maid of honor was Deandra Bockhold of Columbus, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Brenda Davis of Moline, cousin of the bride, and Cassie King of Quincy, Sarah Burgett of Coal Valley and Hanna Kim.

Best man was Shawn Altgilbers of Quincy. Groomsmen were Joe Fessler of Payson; Scott Schoonover of Liberty; and Jamie Cooley of Liberty and Bob Cooley, brothers of the bridegroom.

Ushers were Tim Hougland of Columbia, Mo.; Eric Grawe of Quincy, cousin of the bride; and Ken Scott and Roger Scott, both of Quincy and uncles of the bridegroom.

Flower girls were Josie and Morgan Fessler of Payson, and ring bearers were Payton Cooley of Quincy and Tanner Cooley of Liberty, nephews of the bridegroom.

A rehearsal dinner was hosted by the bridegroom's parents in the Patio Restaurant. A reception, including hors d'oeuvres, was held from 7 to 11 p.m. in the Knights of Columbus Father McGivney Hall.

The newlyweds are at home in Liberty and plan a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, in December.

The bride is a May 2003 graduate of Camp Point Central High School, where she was valedictorian, a May 2007 summa cum laude graduate of Quincy University with a bachelor of science degree in biology and a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, and a May 2011 honors graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Optometry with a doctorate of optometry degree. She completed a residency in primary care and low vision rehabilitation at Kansas City (Mo.) VA Medical Center in June, and is an optometrist at Specs in Quincy and a member of the Young Professionals of Quincy.

The bridegroom is a May 2003 graduate of Quincy High School, where he was a member of the National Honor Society, a May 2005 graduate of John Wood Community College with an associate of science degree, and a May 2007 graduate of Quincy University with a bachelor of science degree in finance. He is a loan officer and assistant vice president at the Farmer's Bank of Liberty in Liberty, where he has been employed since August 2009.


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