Jessica Lynn Tolbert and Nathan Brent Merryman were united in marriage on June 12, 2010. The ceremony was held at First Christian Church in Hannibal, with pastor Steve Barker officiating the double-ring ceremony. Jessica is the daughter of Greg and Debbie Tolbert, of Lake Ozark.

Brent is the son of Tom and Rita Merryman, of Kinderhook, Ill.


Jessica Lynn Tolbert and Nathan Brent Merryman were united in marriage on June 12, 2010. The ceremony was held at First Christian Church in Hannibal, with pastor Steve Barker officiating the double-ring ceremony. Jessica is the daughter of Greg and Debbie Tolbert, of Lake Ozark.
Brent is the son of Tom and Rita Merryman, of Kinderhook, Ill.
The bride was given in marriage by her father. Matron of honor was Lacey Waters, cousin of the bride. Bridal attendants were Brooke Brummell, cousin of the bride, Mallory Neese, Tiffany Kruger, Nicki Blaeuer and Sasha Butkovich, friends of the bride. Junior bridesmaid was Ashley Cunningham, cousin of the bride
Best man was Cole Merryman, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Blaine Stephens, cousin of the groom, Lance Kendrick, Chase Main, James Barnett and Ben Schultz, friends of the groom.
Ushers were Kyle Tolbert, brother of the bride, and Adam Perrine, friend of the groom. Junior groomsman was Tim Brehm, cousin of the groom.
Flower girl was Loren Cunningham, cousin of the bride, and ring bearer was Logan Cunningham, cousin of the bride.
Candle lighters were Madison Johns, cousin of the bride, and Kennedy Merryman, cousin of the groom. Guestbook attendant was Marissa Merryman, sister of the groom. Kayla Merryman and Alyssa Merryman, cousins of the groom, handed out programs and bubbles.
A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony and was held at the Quality Inn & Suites in Hannibal.  
The groom’s parents hosted a rehearsal dinner on June 11 at Fiddlesticks in Hannibal.
Bridal showers were given by Tiffany Kruger, Nicki Blaeuer, Judy Rose, Debbie Tolbert, Lacey Waters and Chris Mallinckrodt.
Jessica is a 2006 graduate of School of the Osage High School in Osage Beach, and a 2008 graduate of Hannibal LaGrange College where she earned an associates of applied sciences degree in respiratory therapy. She is currently employed at the Hannibal Clinic as a registered respiratory therapist.
Brent is a 2004 graduate of West Pike High School in Kinderhook, Ill., and a 2006 graduate of Linn State Technical College where he earned an associates of applied sciences degree in civil engineering. He is currently employed at Missouri Department of Transportation as a land surveyor.
The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Montego Bay, Jamaica and are now residing in Barry, Ill.