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Ceremony Held

The marriage of Marla Mae Ranck, of Parkesburg, PA, daughter of Paul Robert and Twila Dawn Ranck, also of Parkesburg, to Benjamin Kyle Zook, of Pamplin, son of Ben. B. and Cynthia Fern Zook, of Pamplin, took place on May 17 outside at the Outer Banks, Corolla, NC.

The Rev. Ken Hash officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a white satin gown overlaid with white lace and adorned with white flowers and white satin buttons down the back. Her chapel-length train was perfect for a beach wedding. Her bouquet featured a seashell filled with white flowers, grasses, and shells.

Miss Barbara Ranck, of Parkesburg, PA, served as her sister's maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Miss Ashley Zook, sister of the groom, of Pamplin, and Miss Elizabeth Ranck, Miss Martha Ranck, and Miss Catherine Ranck, sisters of the bride, of Parkesburg, PA.

Joshua Zook, of Pamplin, was his brother's best man. Groomsmen were Daniel Ranck, brother of the bride, of Parkseburg, PA; Tyler Stoltzfus, cousin of the groom, of Prospect; Daniel Petersheim, of Farmville; and Stickland Warfel, of Arizona. Ring bearer was Carter Ranck, nephew of the bride, of Pennsylvania.

Program attendants were Derek and Logan Stoltzfus, cousins of the groom, of Prospect.

The rehearsal dinner was given by the parents of the groom at the Outerbanks, Corolla, NC. A bridal shower was given by sisters of the bride in Honeybrook, PA. An engagement party was given by Ashley Zook, sister of the groom, in Prospect.

Receptions were held after the wedding at Corolla, NC; on June 24 at Rockville Mennonite Church, Honeybrook, PA, by the parents of the bride; and on June 30 at Calvary Chapel, Prospect, by the parents of the groom.

After a wedding trip to Sarasota, FL, the couple now resides in Prospect.

The bride, a 2005 home school graduate, is the owner of Sparkle and Shine Cleaning Service.

The groom, grandson of Curties and Fern Yoder, of Prospect, is a 2006 home school graduate. He received a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Rosedale Bible College, Irwin, OH, in 2008 and an Associate Degree in Biblical Studies with concentration in Youth Ministries from Rosedale Bible College in 2009. In 2011 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Religion: Youth Ministries from Liberty University, Lynchburg. He is a full time student at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and Graduate School, Lynchburg, currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Religion with Discipleship Ministries concentration. He is employed as a farrier and horse trainer and works in the family business.