Jennifer Anne Forbes and Derek Russell Franke, both of Yorktown, were united in marriage on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in a small family ceremony. Pastor Roberta Parillo officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sallie Smith of Victoria. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Ruppert of Yorktown, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Day of Victoria, and Louise Day of Victoria. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Franke of Yorktown. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Metting, Carol Guzman, and Cleveland Stehle, all of Yorktown. The bride was given in marriage by her son, Samuel Forbes. Organist was Kelly Weischwill. Shelby Franke, the groomʼs sister, served as Maid of Honor. Lane Strieber, friend of the groom, served as Best Man. Ring bearer was Samuel Forbes. A family reception was held after the ceremony in the First United Methodist Church hall. Wernerʼs from Shiner catered a family dinner. A large reception for extended families and friends will be held on November 26 at 5D Steakhouse and Lounge. The bride is employed at St. Michaelʼs Catholic School as a Pre- K - 4 teacher. The groom is employed at Franke Farm Services.


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