The bride, Rachel Haney, daughter of Diane Haney of Sikeston and John Haney of Charleston, Mo., graduated in 2003 from Sikeston High School and is currently a student at Southeast Missouri State University majoring in Criminal Justice. She is currently employed by Focus Bank in Sikeston.
The groom, Benjamin Tyler Barker, son of Jeff and Debi Barker of Sikeston, grandson of Dick and Sue Beall of Malden, and the late Chester and Edith Barker of Malden. A 2005 graduate of Poplar Bluff High School. He was awarded a Bachelors Degree in Business with an emphasis in Computer Science In 2010 from Murray State University. He is an Assistant Vice President at Focus Bank in Sikeston.
The bride was given in marriage by Mason Davis, son of the couple with Rev. Kurt Schuermann performing the double ring ceremony.
Matron of honor was Lisa Stone, sister of the bride from Sikeston. Attendants: Heather Barker, sister-in-law of the groom from Malden, Tasha Kirk, friend of the bride from Blodgett, Mo., Amanda Shelton, cousin of the groom from Jonesboro, Ark. Flowergirls were Kaylee Davis and Lily Grace Barker, daughters of the bride and groom.
Bestman was Andrew Barker, brother of the groom from Malden. Groomsmen were Joel Barbour, friend of the groom from Kansas City, Mo., Brett Colvin, friend of the groom from Springfield, Mo., and Blake Lawson, friend of the groom also from Sikeston. Ushers were Wade and Blake King, nephews of the groom both from Malden. Guitarist, Dustin Hanes, friend of the couple from Little Rock, Ark. Soloists, Dustin Hanes and Anna Ferrell from Charleston, Mo. Music selections were "A Parents Prayer" sung by Anna Ferrell and Dustin Hanes. "Marry Me" sung by Dustin Hanes, "A Thousand Years" sang by Anna Ferrell. Guestbook attendant was Kelsey Hodge, niece of the bride.
The Reception was held at Leilanee's Wedding Garden and was coordinated by Cathy Swiney, Shanna Collins and assisted by Beverly Hanes all of Poplar Bluff, Mo.
The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Orange Beach, Al. Rachel and Benjamin will reside in Sikeston, Mo.