Henry and Maxine Loewenstein, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family barbecue on Sunday. Henry Loewenstein and Maxine Evilsizor were married Aug. 7, 1955, at First Christian Church in Lawrence. Henry works for Allen Press Inc. Maxine is a homemaker. The couple's children are Pamela and Danny LeRow, Eudora; Jeannene Loewenstein, Lawrence; and Chris and Melissa Loewenstein, Lawrence. They have two grandsons, three stepgranddaughters and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.
Larry and Kali Schnieders, Dallas, formerly of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Anne Schnieders, Dallas, to Zachary Reeb Dyer, Lawrence, son of Col. Darrell and Barbara Dyer, Lenexa. The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Plano Senior High School, Plano, Texas. She received a Bachelor of Science in journalism in 2003 and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2003 from Kansas University, where she was a varsity cheerleader and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She received a Master of Business Administration in 2005 from the University of Denver. She is a published author. The future groom is a 1999 Olathe South High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 2003 and a Master of Science in education in 2004 from KU. He is a second-year law student at KU, where he was co-captain of the football team and member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. The couple plan an Oct. 15 wedding at the Country Club Christian Church in Kansas City, Mo.
Eniola Ajayi and Ryan Nilson, both of Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Omofolabo and Akinwumi Ajayi, Lawrence. She is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a degree in education from Kansas University in 2003. She teaches fifth grade in Liberty, Mo. The future groom is the son of Eugene and Judy Nilson, Gypsum. He is a 1997 graduate of Southeast of Saline High School. He received a master's degree in special education from KU in 2002. He teaches sixth and seventh grade in North Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a Sept. 3 wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.
Tai Gerhart and Ryan Edwards, both of Falls Church, Va., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bruce and Denise Gerhart, Hutchinson, and the granddaughter of Shalley Gasper, Lawrence. She is a graduate of Hutchinson High School and Kansas University. She is pursuing a master's degree in American history from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. The future groom is the son of Royce and Gayla Edwards, Erie. He is a graduate of Erie High School and KU. He is a tax accountant for Deloitte in McLean, Va. The couple plan an Oct. 22 wedding in Hutchinson.
Letisha Dawn Newton, Allen, and Galen Neal Adams, Lawrence, announce their engagement, along with their parents Steven and Linda Newton, Allen; Charles Adams, Santa Fe, N.M.; and Mary Ann Adams, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Northern Heights High School and Emporia State University. The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. They are employed by Drop Zone Extreme Sports in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 17 wedding in Emporia.
Bryanne Albert and Mark Strouse, both of Topeka, were married May 7, 2005, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Topeka with the Rev. Carl Dekat officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Diane Albert, Topeka, and the granddaughter of Calvin and Misty Albert, Lawrence, and Billy Walters, Salina. The groom is the son of Randy and Leta Strouse, Topeka, and the grandson of Audean Horn, McPherson. Matron of honor was Becky Kramer. Best man was Shawn Mosher. Bridesmaids were Michelle Allaire, Michelle DeWeese, Jamie Brown, Stephanie Rector, Ali Basore and Georgia Mulligan. Groomsmen were Tony Albert, Burt DeWeese, Derrick Bradstreet, Zac Fredrickson, Tyler Dansel and Mike Mumert. Flower girl was Delaney Kramer. Ring bearer was Daniel Kramer. A reception was given at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. The bride is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting and Spanish at Kansas State University. She is an assurance associate for Price Waterhouse Coopers in New York City. The groom is a Shawnee Heights High School graduate. He received a bachelor's degree in finance. He is a financial analyst at JP Morgan Private bank in New York City. The couple reside in New York City.
Lyle and Lois Brubaker, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at the Brubaker-Hodges family reunion. Lyle Brubaker and Lois Cook were married Aug. 5, 1955, in Ottawa. Lois worked for KPS for many years and retired from Cottonwood Inc. Lyle retired from Associated Wholesale Grocers in Kansas City. Their children are Shari and Dennis Meyer, Lawrence, and Terry and Patty Brubaker, Oskaloosa. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Paul and Evelyn Johnston, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Hawaii. Paul Johnston and Evelyn Griffith were married Aug. 7, 1955, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Paul is retired from Farmland Industries, and Evelyn is retired from USD 497. Their children are Paula and David Aiken, Lawrence; Mike and Julie Johnston, Bowling Green, Ky.; Merlin and Susan Johnston, St. Louis; Mark and Terra Johnston, Wichita; and Penny and Clark Eschliman, Olathe. They have 11 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.