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In an industry of happiness: Woman spends decades putting brides-to-be at ease

Published 05/31/2009, St. Joseph News-Press, Mo.

Racks strain against the inventory, the gowns with their taffeta and beadwork encroaching on the small shop’s walking space. Hanging everywhere is the couture of proms and christenings and, as June arrives, weddings. The attire serves the landmark events of local lives, and Phyllis Fetter toils in this industry of happiness. For years, brides-to-be have arrived at her St. Joseph shop, delighted with the chore ahead. The shopkeeper matches them, thousands of them, with dresses that will elicit tears when seen in a church aisle and praise when seen many years later in a picture album.

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