Melissa Ann Crockett and Kevin Lewis Meske were united in marriage on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, 2014, at a 5:30 p.m. ceremony at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, officiated by the Rev. Michelle Spies, with a reception following in the lodge’s banquet center.
The bride is the daughter of Mary H. Loy of Jerseyville and the stepdaughter of the late Frank E. Loy. She is a 1986 graduate of Jersey Community High School, a 1999 graduate of Greenville College, and a 2003 graduate of University of Phoenix. She is a self-employed freelance writer and site photographer operating as Studio Sixpence. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member of the business department at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.
The groom is the son of Kenneth and Barbara Meske of Vermilion, Ohio, and the late Patricia Meske. Serving in the U.S. Army and as a municipal police officer previously, he has been employed by Penn National Gaming for the past 12 years in the security department at Argosy Casino Alton, but with a recent promotion and transfer, he is working at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.
The couple’s attendants were their three sons, Jeremy Shipley and Reid Mustain of Alton, and Matthew Meske of South Carolina.
The couple honeymooned at Pere Marquette Lodge and enjoyed day trips to St. Louis, Missouri and Springfield, Ill. Currently residing in Alton, the couple will soon make their new home together in the Charles Town, W.V., area.