Fred and Annie Mueller, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday. Their family will have a reception during Memorial Day weekend. Fred Mueller and Annie Hibbert were married March 6, 1945. Fred was in the Army, stationed in England during World War II, when he met Annie. They married and Fred returned to the United States in 1946. Annie became a U.S. citizen in 1949. They have lived in Kansas City, Leoti and Dodge City, where they spent 24 years. They spent another 24 years in Wichita. They moved to Lawrence in June 1993. Annie worked many years as a dental assistant and as a manager of gifts and Hallmark at a Wichita drugstore. Fred was a welder and sheet metal worker. Their children are John Mueller, Houston, and Susan and David Schneweis, Lawrence. They have four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Lee and Lois Helm, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 at the Indian Hills Church of God, 601 W. 28th Terrace. Hosts will be their children and grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend. Lois Bouton and Lee Helm were married March 26, 1955, in Lexington, Mo. Lee is retired from Lawrence Freight Lines after 35 years. Lois retired from Curtis 1000 after 20 years. Lois is employed part-time at Capitol Federal Savings. Their children are Lori Petrie, Lawrence, and Larry Helm, Eudora. They have two granddaughters and one great-grandson. The couple request no gifts.
Vernon and Elsie Tuttle, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 at First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora, 1103 Maine St. Friends and family are invited to attend. They were married March 24, 1955, in Mountain View, Ark. Their children are Donna and Coy Randel, Eudora. They also have two grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.
Raymond and Caroline Flory, Lawrence, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Raymond Clifford Flory and Caroline Belle Torneden were married March 6, 1955, at Clinton Presbyterian Church. Raymond served in the Air Force from January 1951 to October 1954. He then had rural milk routes, car washes and a laundromat in Lawrence. Caroline retired in 1996 as property accountant for Kansas University. They couple played host to a family dinner at Plantation Restaurant in Topeka on March 5. A church family social followed services on March 6 at the Lone Star Church of the Brethren. Hosts of the social were their children Roger and Teresa Flory, Overbrook, Rhonda and Craig Worley, Lawrence; and their eight grandchildren.
Alan and Linda Cowles, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily S. Cowles, to Ian A. Seward, son of Bernard and Joanna Seward, Denver. The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School, Overland Park. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kansas University in 2001, majoring in systematics and ecology. She is the development director of the Takshanuk Watershed Council in Haines, Alaska. The future groom attended Prescott College and is a graduate of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. He is a skilled wood artisan and works for Sea Otter Woodworks in Haines, Alaska. The couple plan a June 21 wedding in Haines, Alaska.
Leonard and Roxann Heffner, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Suzanne Heffner, Baldwin, to Jeremy Duane Portlock, Newton, son of Darrell and Terrie Portlock, Newton. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Santa Fe Trail High School. She plans to graduate in May from Baker University with a degree in elementary education. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Newton High School. He received a degree in exercise science from Fort Hays State University in 2001. He plans to graduate from Baker University in July with a Master's in Business Administration. The couple plan a June 18 wedding at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin.
Brent and Cherryl Smith, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Max Smith, Lawrence, to Kami Renee Bogart, Arkansas City, daughter of Kent Bogart and Kathy Bryant, both of Arkansas City. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Arkansas City High School. She is employed by Hyatt Regency of Wichita. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. He plans to graduate from Newman University in Wichita with a business administration degree. The couple plan a July 9 wedding in Arkansas City.
Paul and Jerri Drummond, Minneapolis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Ann Drummond, Minneapolis, to Matthew Phillip Parker, Lawrence, son of Kimball and Laura Parker, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Minneapolis High School. She plans to receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Kansas University in May. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Manhattan High School. He plans to graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from KU. The couple plan a June 11 wedding at the Smoky Hill Vineyard and Winery in Salina.
Chuck and Lois Mead, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to New York City with their family. They were married March 15, 1955, in Nevada, Mo. Chuck received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from Pittsburg State University and a doctorate from Kansas University. He retired as coordinator of health and physical education from Lawrence public schools. Lois is a retired bank officer. She works for Douglas County Senior Services as the business administrator. The couple's children are Chuck Mead and Brenda Colladay, Nashville, Tenn., and Scott and Kristy Bailey, Lawrence.
Mark and Connie Wehmeyer, Lawrence, and Brian and Rhonda Handshy, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, RaeAnn Scharenberg and Brian Handshy, both of Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2001 graduate of Kansas University. She is employed by American Family Insurance. The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2003 graduate of Fort Hays State University. He plans to pursue a master's degree in urban planning from KU after completing his Navy career. He is serving in the U.S. Navy and is stationed in Iceland. The couple plan a May 21 wedding at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.
Edward and Sylvia Kesinger, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Kesinger, Kansas City, Mo., to Jason Igleheart, Kansas City, Mo., son of the late Deborah Igleheart and Mike Igleheart, Oklahoma City. The bride-to-be is a Tonganoxie High School graduate who attended Johnson County Community College and Kansas State University. She is employed by Med 4 Home as a patient account coordinator. The future groom is a graduate of Westmoore High School and Oklahoma State University. He is employed as a sales representative by Smith and Nephew Endoscopy. The couple plan a March 26 wedding at Falcon Lakes Country Club in Basehor.
Robin Harnden and Scott Ward, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Wayne and Wanda Harnden, Attica, and the granddaughter of Mildred Olivier, Fairview, Okla. She is a 1984 graduate of Chaparral High School. She received her bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and her master's degree from Kansas University. She is a graphic designer, writer and owner of The Write Design. The future groom is the son of Don and Karen Ward, Kingman, and the grandson of Katherine May, Kingman. He is a 1985 graduate of Kingman High School and received his bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from KU. Scott is the academic and career counselor for KU's men's basketball, women's volleyball and women's tennis teams. The couple plan an Aug. 13 wedding in Lawrence.
Heather Renee Flynn and Steven Lloyd Jonson, both of Overland Park, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Bob and Cathy Flynn, Swisher, Iowa. She is a sales manager with Verizon Communications in Shawnee. The future groom is the son of Sharron Proper, Baldwin. He works for Wade Engineering Co. in Lawrence and Kansas City. The couple plan a May 7 wedding in Kansas City, Mo.
Regina G. Carter and Rafael Sanchez Jr., both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Richard and Monika Rios, El Mirage, Ariz. She is employed as a surgical technician at The Surgery Center of Johnson County. The future groom is the son of Rafael and Pamela Sanchez, Lawrence. He is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed at Kansas University in the biology department. The couple plan an Aug. 13 wedding in Lawrence.
Art and Tonie Noller, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 2 at Wyndam Place apartments, 2551 Crossgate Drive. Friends and family are invited. Arthur W. Noller and Antoinette Y. Cook were married April 2, 1940, in Lawrence. Art retired from Noller Motors of Lawrence and later worked for the Lawrence school district before retiring. Tonie retired from Maupintour in 1986. The reception will be given by their children, Nancy and Richard Main, Salina; Pat and Dan Krug, Topeka; Susan and Salvador Venegas, Dodge City; and Debbie and Darrell Huff, Lawrence. They also have 16 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Rachelle Dawn Lowe, Grandview, Mo., and Cory Wade Hilger, Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gary and Deborah Lowe, Grandview, Mo. She graduated from Ruskin High School, Kansas City, Mo. She is employed at Oakwood Worldwide in Lenexa. The future groom is the son of Thomas and Alexia Hilger, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Garden City High School and Garden City Community College. He attended Kansas University. He is employed at Amarr Garage Doors in Lawrence. The couple plan an April 16 wedding.
Kristi Willhite, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Katie Willhite, Shawnee Mission, to Brooks Young, Lafayette, La., son of Michael and Barbara Young, Lafayette, La. The bride-to-be also is the daughter of the late Michael Willhite. She is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2002 graduate of Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. She is the marketing coordinator for Marquee Selections in Overland Park. The future groom is a graduate of Nickerson High School, Hutchinson, and a 1998 graduate of Kansas University. He plans to graduate in May with a doctorate of podiatric medicine from medical school at Des Moines University. He plans to begin residency shortly after graduation. The couple plan a Sept. 24 outdoor wedding in Lawrence.
James and Susan Ralston, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their grandson, Jacob Hodges, Lawrence, to Jessica Kimple, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Kris and Melinda Kimple, Beloit. She is a 2001 graduate of Beloit High School. She plans to graduate in May from Kansas University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in secondary Spanish. The future groom is the son of David and Julie Hodges, Sterling. He is a 2000 graduate of Buhler High School. He plans to graduate in May from KU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in architecture studies. He plans to attend KU School of Medicine this fall. The couple plan a May 28 wedding at Beloit First Christian Church in Beloit.