Kathleen Oberschelp and Ryan Brooks, both of Murray, Ky., announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Phil Osborn, Cloverdale, Calif., and the late Norman and Madge Gillham. She is the niece of Pepin and Kelly Meierhofer, Las Vegas. She is a 1997 graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts and a 2002 graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor's degree in music. She is employed by Kentucky Lake Productions, where she is a sales representative. The future groom is the son of Debbie McGlaughlin, Las Vegas, and Steve Brooks, Elberton, Ga. He is the grandson of Shirley and Frank Lacy, Sun City West, Ariz., and Albert and LaFay Brooks, Lawrence. He is a 1997 graduate of the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts and a 2003 graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor's degree in radio and television journalism. He is employed as a campus minister at MSU. The couple plan a June 18 wedding at Hope Harbor Church in Murray, Ky.
Gary and Mary Bennett, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Bennett, Roeland Park, to Luke Huerter, Kansas City, Kan., son of Dr. David and Maureen Huerter, Pittsburg. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kansas University in 2002. She is completing her third year of medical school at KU's School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan. The future groom is a 1998 graduate of St. Mary's Colgan High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from KU in 2002. He is completing his third year of medical school at KU's School of Medicine. The couple plan a Sept. 3 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Rachel Christine Shurtz and John Robert Huffman III, both of Shawnee, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Eric Shurtz, Lawrence, and Annette Shurtz, Shawnee. She attends Johnson County Community College. She works for Environmental Control Systems in Lenexa as a bookkeeper. The future groom is the son of John Huffman II, Plattsburg, Mo., and Shelly Eyler, Lawrence. He attends Johnson County Community College. He is a chef at Classic Cup Cafe in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a June 5 wedding at Unity Temple on the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.
Jerry and JoAnn Burgen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with a family barbecue. They were married June 4, 1955, in Topeka. Jerry retired from Farmland Industries as a plant maintenance superintendent in 1997. He was in the Army for three years, which included a tour of duty in Korea from 1953 to 1955. JoAnn is a homemaker. Their children are Ron and Linda Burgen, Eskridge; Don and Wendy Burgen, Massena, N.Y.; JoDena and Terry Cron, Lawrence; Kirk and Stacy Burgen, Lawrence; Michelle and Keith Countess, Lawrence; and Eric and Trish Burgen, Lawrence. They have 14 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Gary and Janice Potts, Lawrence; Talaine and Wayne Martin Sr., Lawrence; and Donna Logan, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Tayve Tyler Potts and Wayne Martin Jr., both of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. She was a master hair stylist at Beauty Brands. She owns Sizzors Spa. The future groom is a 1994 graduate of LHS. He is the general manager of Royal Crest Lanes. The couple plan a July 2 wedding in Lawrence.
Tom and Deb Petersen, Carbondale, announce the engagement of their son, Jake Mark Petersen, Carbondale, to Erin Marie Powell, Wichita, daughter of Rick and Genelle Powell, Wichita. The bride-to-be graduated from Kapaun Mount Carmel High School in Wichita in 1996. She graduated from Rockhurst College in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She graduated from the Kansas University Medical Center in 2003 with a master's degree in nursing. She is employed at Via Christi Hospital in Wichita in the cardiac rehab unit. The future groom graduated from St. Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, Mo., in 1994. He attended Kansas University. He is studying broadcast communications at Wichita State University. He works at KFDI radio in Wichita as a news reporter/anchor. The couple plan a July 30 wedding in Wichita at All Saints Catholic Church.
Rebecca Diann Kletchka, Derby, and Perry Lee Hilt, Wichita, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lea and Raymond Hoover, Lawrence, and Eugene Kletchka, Oak Grove, Mo. She is a sixth-grade teacher at Derby Sixth Grade Center in Derby. The future groom is the son of Billie and Henry Hilt, St. Francis. He is a project manager at Snodgrass Construction in Wichita. The couple plan a July 15 wedding at the Wichita Botanical Gardens.
Jack and Judy Hill, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 11 with a family dinner after Mass at Corpus Christi Church in Lawrence. Jack Hill and Judy Ice were married June 11, 1945, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence. Their children are Mike and Lolita Hill, Pat Shultz, Marti and Mike Frost, and Tim and Patty Hill. They have 10 grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
Doyle and LueVern Clark, Alton, Ill., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering today. They were married June 5, 1955, in Hollandale, Miss. Their children are LeeRoy Clark, Kansas City, Kan.; Myra Jones, Lawrence; Doyle Clark Jr., Deltona, Fla.; Gwen Roberts, Alton, Ill.; Yvonne Clark, Lawrence; Rose Clark, Lawrence; Anna Clark, Alton, Ill.; Shrylene Clark, Alton, Ill.; Lonnie Clark, Flint, Mich.; Ronnie Clark, Lawrence; and Barbara Tubbs, Lawrence. They have 32 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.