---- — Melissa McMahan of Carbondale and Jason Voss of Carbondale were united in marriage on July 20, at Rend Lake Resort.
The bride is the daughter of Douglas and Linda McMahan of Mt. Vernon. She is the granddaughter of Aileen and the late George W. Waggoner and Louis and Wilma McMahan, all of Mt. Vernon. She is a 2004 graduate of Webber Township High School, a 2005 graduate of Rend Lake College with both associate of arts and associate of science degrees. She earned a bachelor of science degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2007 and will graduate in December with a master’s degree from SIU in reading and language studies. She is a teacher at Trico Junior High School.
The groom is the son of Kenneth and Susan Voss of Mascoutah. He is the grandson of Robert and Lois Waeltz of New Athens and Dave and Betty Kronemeyer of Mascoutah. He is a 2002 graduate of Mascoutah Community High School and a 2005 graduate of Southwestern Illinois College with an associate of science degree in radiological technologies. In 2009, he earned an associate of science degree in aviation flight as well as a bachelor of science degree in aviation management. He is an assistant flight instructor at Southern Illinois University, a CT/MRI technologist at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He is a 2nd Lieutenant in the Illinois National Guard and a pilot candidate to fly aerial refueling military aircraft.
The couple were united in marriage by the Rev. Gale Lowery. The maid of honor was Ashley Snow of Bluford, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Katelyn Lewis of Mt. Vernon, friend of the bride; Sherri Churillo of Herrin, friend of the bride; and Stephanie Waggoner of Carbondale, cousin of the bride. The flower girls were Kylie Snow of Bluford, niece of the bride and Sarah Voss of Mascoutah, niece of the groom.
Best man was Brandon Voss of Mascoutah, brother of the groom. The groomsmen were James Hodel of Heyworth, friend of the groom; Justin Hogman of Shiloh friend of the groom; and John Kaufman of Olatahe, Kan., friend of the groom. The ring bearers were Brett Snow of Bluford, nephew of the bride and Caleb Voss of Mascoutah, nephew of the groom.
Following the service, a reception was held at Green Hills Country Club in Mt. Vernon.