On the day of their wedding, family members converged at the Irvington Methodist Church. Mr. Carey's family hailed from New Castle while Miss Kessler's people drove in from Kokomo. They held their reception in the church as well. The couple did not remain in Irvington for very long as they moved to Broad Ripple and later into Washington Township as Mr. Carey was a rising star within the company. Mrs. Carey stayed home and raised the couple's two children, Leslie and Brian. Devout Methodists, the pair were charter members of the Epworth Methodist Church on Allisonville Road. They took their vows seriously on this date in 1948 and remained together for the rest of their lives.
|Walter Carey united in matrimony with his lovely bride, Merry Jo Kessler, on May 16, 1948, in the Irvington Methodist Church.|
|The Deed is Done! Mr. and Mrs. Carey exited the Irvington Methodist Church on May 16, 1948.|
|Merry Jo and Walter Carey opened gifts inside the Irvington Methodist Church on May 16, 1948.|
|Mr. and Mrs. Carey cut the cake inside the Irvington Methodist Church on May 16, 1948. Nearby, family members from New Castle and Kokomo, Indiana watched the ritual.|
|Walter and Merry Jo Kessler Carey joyously greeted guests after marrying at the Irvington Methodist Church on May 16, 1948.|