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Couples announcements March 26, 2005




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.

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