Posted: Jan. 19, 2013 5:39 pm Updated: Mar. 2, 2013 6:15 pm


After honeymooning in Negril, Jamaica, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bernard Ott are at home in St. Louis.

Mr. Ott and the former Miss Kelsey Marie Eling exchanged wedding vows Aug. 11 in Quincy.

The bride, of Springfield, Mo., is a daughter of Tim and Becky Eling of 1716 Springmeier Drive. The bridegroom, of St. Louis, is a son of Bernard and Cynthia Ott of 1121 Kentucky.

The bride was given in marriage by her father during the 2 p.m. ceremony conducted by the Rev. Harold Bender. Music was provided by Glenn Boettger, organist, and Michele Clevenger, vocalist.

Maid of honor was Keriann Steitz of St. Louis, and matron of honor was Jenna Bailey of Highland. Bridesmaids were Hannah Ott and Hayley Ott, both of Quincy and sisters of the bridegroom; Amy Williams of Springfield; and Katherine Aslin of Wildwood, Mo.

Best man was Jacob Ott of Edwardsville, brother of the bridegroom. Groomsmen were Matt Bailey of Highland, Ryan Stauffer, Keith Wickenhauser and Michael Tulley, all of St. Louis, and Ryan Decker of Waterloo, Iowa.

Ushers were Cory Eling of Wood River and Connor Eling of Charleston, brothers of the bride, and David Jackson of St. Louis and Ryan Orf of St. Charles, Mo.

Flower girl was Emily Wagner and ring bearer was Benjamin Eling, both cousins of the bride.

The bridegroom's parents hosted a rehearsal dinner Aug. 10 in Tiramisu. A reception began at 6 p.m. in the Oakley-Lindsay Center.

The bride graduated from Quincy High School in 2006 and from Missouri State University in 2010. She is a radiation therapist at Memorial and St. Elizabeth's Cancer Treatment Center in Swansea and a radiologic technologist at Cardinal Glennon Hospital in St. Louis.

The bridegroom graduated from Quincy High School in 2006 and from Westminster College in 2009. He will graduate in May from St. Louis University School of Law.


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