Jeff and Dona Larimer, El Dorado, and Lonnie and Cathy Kellerman, Norton, announce the engagement of their children, Lacy Larimer, Baldwin, to Josh Kellerman, Baldwin. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Flint Hills High School. She attended Butler County Community College. She is a registered nurse at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The future groom is a graduate of Norton High School. He attended Hutchinson Community College and then graduated from Kansas University. He is a state trooper in Douglas County for the Kansas Highway Patrol. The couple plan a Jan. 14, 2006, wedding in El Dorado.
Chuck and Laurel Krider, Lawrence, recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary at their home in Estes Park, Colo. Chuck Krider and Laurel Lange Wise were married Oct. 18, 1975, in Danforth Chapel on Kansas University's campus. Their children are Sean Krider, El Dorado Hills, Calif.; Shannon Krider, Folsom, Calif.; and Ryan Krider, Lawrence. They also have four grandchildren.
Kenneth and Betty Weltz, Overland Park, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Weltz, Lawrence, to Justin Poplin, Lawrence, son of Allen and Fredia Poplin, Baldwin. The bride-to-be is a senior at Kansas University where she is studying psychology and women's studies. The future groom received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas University and a juris doctorate from the University of Georgia. He is employed in the Intellectual Properties division at Lathrop & Gage Law offices in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a June 2006 wedding in Charleston, S.C.
Tracee Anderson and Jim Sowers were married April 23, 2005, at Danforth Chapel on Kansas University's campus with Judge Robert Fairchild officiating. The bride is the daughter of Brent and Kristen Anderson, Hutchinson. The groom is the son of Jerry Sowers, Atchison. Maid of honor was Erin McLain. Best man was Curt Shontz. Bridesmaids were Emily Galbreath and Ivy Heck. Groomsmen were Greg Sowers and Todd Anderson. Candle lighter was Beth Karst. Reader was Shellie Peterson. A reception was given at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Hutchinson High School and Kansas University. She is a jeweler at Diamonds By Design in Topeka. The groom is a graduate of Atchison High School and Kansas University. He is a computer programmer at Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Audrey Messer and Clint Coffman were married June 11, 2005, at the home of the bride's parents with the Rev. Don Dunn officiating. The bride is the daughter of Daryl and Kim Messer, rural Baldwin. The groom is the son of Mike and Kathy Coffman, rural Lawrence. The bride's grandparents are James and Judy Evans, Columbus; Bill and Peggy Bogle, Baxter Springs; and Joan Buergin, Columbus. The groom's grandparents are Paul and Beverly Hensler, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Kristin Messer. Bridesmaids were Ashley Coffman, Kristin Harris, Sam Oehlert and Marie Hyde. Best man was Chris Maley. Groomsmen were Kit Leary, John Aduddell, Jacob Wilson and Pat Fritzel. Flower girl was Hannah Rupp. Ring bearers were Blayne Brierton and Blaize Brierton. Ushers were Ted Jehle, Mark Maley and Matt Trowbridge. Program, gift and guest book attendants were Kacey Spangler, Krystal Spangler and Abby Spangler. Pianists were Sharon Wright and Shannon Spangler. Ashley Coffman and Zach Blevins sang a duet. Brenda Breithaupt gave the invocation. Amy Breithaupt read scriptures. Reception assistants were Janet Breithaupt, Kris Oehlert and Paulette Breithaupt. A barbecue and dance was given in the barn of Darrell and Pam Maley. The couple took a honeymoon trip to the Western Caribbean. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School. She is employed at Town Plaza Family Practice in Overland Park. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed by LRM Industries as an excavator. The couple reside in Baldwin.
Mary Elizabeth Rowden and John Bentley Gariglietti were married July 2, 2005, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. John Miller officiating. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Carolyn Rowden, Wichita. The groom is the son of the Honorable John C. and Eunice Gariglietti, Pittsburg. Maid of honor was Renee deChadenedes. Best man was Bill Fowler. Bridesmaids were Gianna Gariglietti and Betsy Gariglietti. Groomsmen were Jason Haney and Adam Gariglietti. Lector was Matthew Rowden. Ushers were Michael Rowden and Christopher Rowden. Ring bearer was Clay Jackson Haney. Guest book attendants were Katie Rotermund, Sarabeth Blakey and Kelsey Patterson. A reception was given at Paisano's Italian Ristorante. The bride is a graduate of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in Wichita. She is a 2004 graduate of Kansas University's School of Journalism. She is a long-term care insurance specialist with Genworth Financial in the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City area. The groom is a Pittsburg High School graduate. He graduated from KU's School of Business in 2004. He is a long-term care insurance specialist in the Lawrence, Topeka and Kansas City area. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Moira Ozias and Dan Brobst were married June 11, 2005, at First United Methodist in Baldwin with the Rev. Ira DeSpain officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Wilma Ozias, Downs. The groom is the son of Vern and Marilyn Brobst, Lecompton. Maid of honor was Megan Ozias. Best man was Chad Lamer. Bridesmaids were Heather Skold, Kindra Ball and Liesel Kirk. Groomsmen were Neil Taylor, Jason Ball and Brian Bass. Organist was Paula Neihouse. Guest book attendants were Wayne and Alice Skold. Cake servers were Heather Ozias and Charissa Gibbons. Punch servers were Tiffany DeJaynes and Emily Donnelli. Bride's personal assistants were Stacey Lamer and Lynn Hamilton. An outdoor reception and dance was given at the home of the groom's parents. The bride is a graduate of Downs High School and Baker University. She received a master's degree from Kansas University. She is assistant director of KU's Writing Center. The groom is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School and Baker University. He is a graduate student and research assistant in the Department of Toxicology and Pharmacology at KU. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Sheila Kaye Black and Nathaniel Scott Gonser were married June 25, 2005, at Christ Community Church in Lawrence with the Revs. Bill Hurlbutt and Mark Knight officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Debra Black, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Kit and Darla Gonser, Duluth, Minn. Maid of honor was Elizabeth Helweg. Best man was Andy Pull. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Black, Sara Corbin, Stephanie Ellis, Britny Gonser and Trisha Pull. Groomsmen were Jay Ellis, Josh Gonser, Ryan Hermunslie, Joe Pull and Troy Viland. A reception was given at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelors of Arts degree in communication studies from Kansas University. She is employed by United Cruises. The groom is a graduate of Richland High School, Colfax, N.D. He is a business student at Aakers College in Fargo, N.D. The couple resides in Fargo, N.D.
Brittanny Bublitz and Michael Kreutzer were married Sept. 10, 2005, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe with the Rev. Frank Berger officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Rita Bublitz, Detroit. The groom is the son of Allen and Deborah Kreutzer, Hays. Maid of honor was Paige Miller. Best man was Adam Fisher. Bridesmaids were Kelly Lupton, Mary Pham, Emily Metzger, Teresa Deering, Michelle Parks and Wendy Bublitz. Groomsmen were Tom Schibi, Jeff Hernbloom, Brian Drake, Jeremy Deering, Andrew Parks and Erich Bublitz. Flower girl was Alyssa Deering. Ring bearer was Bo Smith. Candle lighters and servers were Danille Banks and Kristi Banks. Readers were Andrea Whittemore, Juan Loya and Melanie Banks. Offertory gift bearers were Mark and Patty Mead. Program attendants were Mary Fraschett, Michelle Fraschett and Suzie Wilkerson. Allen Kreutzer was Eucharist minister. A reception was given at The Camelot Ballroom in Olathe. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She received a degree in journalism in 2004 from Kansas University. She is an account executive for Star 102 Radio in Kansas City. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Thomas Moore Prep High School in Hays. He graduated from KU in 2004 with a chemical engineering degree. He is an independent agent for AFLAC. The couple reside in Overland Park.
Richard and Merry Kostko, Norton, Ohio, and Carlton and Becky Schooley, Bowling Green, Ohio, announce the engagement of their children, Kara Kostko, Lawrence, and Kurt Schooley, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Norton High School in Norton, Ohio. She received a bachelor's degree from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. She is a dental assistant at Smiles Family Dentistry in Lawrence. The future groom is a graduate of Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green, Ohio. He received a bachelor's degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and a master's degree from Ohio University. He is assistant director of sport programs at Kansas University. The couple plan a July 29, 2006, wedding in Akron, Ohio.
Roger and Sharon Haack, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Bryan Robert Haack, to Carolyn Marie Taillon, daughter of James and Linda Taillon, Hammond, Ind. The bride-to-be attends Northwestern University and will graduate in June 2006. She works in recruiting for a financial firm in Chicago. The future groom graduated from Kansas University in 1999 with a degree in electrical engineering and is working for Motorola in Chicago. The couple plan an April 1, 2006, wedding in Chicago.
Lisa Harlan and Nathan Williams, both of Lenexa, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Gary and Peggy Harlan, Clinton, Ark. She is a 1992 graduate of Conway High School, Conway, Ark. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1996 from Henderson State University. She received a doctorate in molecular biosciences in 2003 from Kansas University. She is a post-doctoral fellow at Kansas University Medical Center. The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed with Western Extralite Co. in Lawrence. The couple plan a March 11, 2006, wedding at Grace United Methodist Church in Olathe.