On Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, Mary Edwina Fuson and Eric Lane Stearley exchanged wedding vows at St. Patrick’s Church in Terre Haute.
Mark J. Fuson gave his daughter to be married in the ceremony officiated by Father Rick Ginther and Monsignor Larry Moran.
Mary was born and raised in Terre Haute. She is the daughter of Mark and Susan Fuson; granddaughter of the late Esten and Norma Fuson of Terre Haute, and Edward and the late Mary Edwina McCabe of Wichita, Kan.; and step-granddaughter of Mary McCabe, also of Wichita. She graduated valedictorian from John Paul II Catholic High School in 2005, and received her bachelor of science degree in education from the University of Dayton in 2009. Mary was trained as a yoga instructor while living in India, currently teaches yoga at the Wabash County YMCA, and is working toward an integrative nutrition certificate.
Eric, editor of The Paper of Wabash County, was born and raised in Wabash County. He is the son of J. Kirby Stearley of Indianapolis and Amy (McKillip) Stearley of Wabash; and the grandson of Jim and the late Mary Stearley of Brazil, Ind., and Jack and Judy McKillip of Wabash. He graduated valedictorian from Northfield High School in 2008, and studied at Indiana University in Bloomington, graduating with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and a minor in business in 2012.
A wedding party of 16 joined the couple in the ceremony. The wedding party included Mary’s twin siblings, David and Grace Fuson; cousin, Neil Toth; maid of honor, Samantha Cottrell; and bridesmaid, Megan (Hollen) Smith; as well as Eric’s sister, Taylor Stearley; cousin, Brooke McKillip; and best man, Bryce Baer.
The newlyweds took a cruise to the Bahamas for their honeymoon.
The couple currently reside in downtown Wabash.