Myers-Lash Kari Myers and Bryan Lash announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Harold and Sue Myers, Baldwin. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1994. She is employed as a shipping/sales associate at McFarlane Aviation Inc. in Baldwin. The future groom is the son of Darlene and Ike Taylor, Baldwin, and Curtis and Phyllis Lash, McLouth. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1994 and North Central Kansas Vo-Tech, where he received certification as a heavy equipment operator. He is employed at DB Excavating in Spring Hill. The couple plan a July 1, 2006, wedding at First Baptist Church in McLouth.
Buscher and Rippel
Rippel-Buscher Gary and Karen Rippel, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Suzanne Rippel, to Duane William Buscher, son of Bill and Sharon Buscher, Topeka. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Hayden High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Italian from Kansas University in 2005. She is employed by DaimlerChrysler in Overland Park. The future groom graduated from Hayden High School in 2000 and KU in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He is the store manager at Wheat State Pizza in Gardner. The couple plan a fall 2006 wedding.
Marcellino and Altman
Altman-Marcellino William W. Jr. and Debby Kay Altman, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Bailey Altman, Scottsdale, Ariz., to Dr. Thomas Richard Marcellino, Scottsdale, Ariz., son of Griff and Kathryn Hawkinson, McPherson, and Thomas and Lara Marcellino, Mesa, Ariz. The future bride received a bachelor's degree in human development and family life from Kansas University. She is a member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She is in long-term care administration. Whitney is the granddaughter of William W. Sr. and Nella Mae Altman, Clearwater, and Roy and Marlene Harris, Derby. She is the great-granddaughter of Moscelene Farney, Wichita. The future groom graduated with honors in biology from KU. He is a member of the Beta Theta Phi fraternity. He received a medical doctorate from KU's School of Medicine. He is a family practice resident with The Mayo Clinic Arizona. Thomas is the grandson of Dr. John Richard and Joan Johnson, McPherson. The couple plan an Aug. 12, 2006, wedding at Elim Lutheran Church in Marquette with a reception at the McPherson Country Club.
Ballard-Hammerschmidt Larry and Barbara Ballard, Hutchinson, and Lloyd and Cheryl Hammerschmidt, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Katie Ballard, Lawrence, and Dain Hammerschmidt, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Hutchinson High School. She received a degree in elementary education from Kansas University in 2005. She is a graduate student at Ottawa University. The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2003 graduate of KU's School of Engineering. He is employed by Bird Engineering in Shawnee. Grandparents of the couple are Lloyd and Irene Ballard, Haviland, and Bill and Sharon Sutton, Greensburg. The couple plan a May 13, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Willhite-Young Katie Willhite and Brooks Young were married Sept. 24, 2005, during an outdoor ceremony in Lawrence with the Rev. Jonathon Jensen officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kristi Willhite, Lawrence, and the late Michael Willhite. The groom is the son of Michael and Barbara Young, Lafayette, La. Maid of honor was Betsy Willhite. Best man was Derrek Young. Bridesmaids were Darcy DeVictor and Amanda Price. Groomsmen were Adam Budny and Justin Claypool. Corinne Brinkerhoff was an honor attendant and reader. Megan Winter was an honor attendant. Benjamin Kruse was a reader. Scott Glaves, Eric Hale, Brandon Jordan and Michael Riney were ushers. Ring bearer was Connor Young. Flower girls were Torre Fisher and Leah Willhite. Lauren Zingre was vocalist. A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Drake University. She is the director of communications for the Better Business Bureau, serving Alaska, Oregon and western Washington. The groom is a graduate of Nickerson High School and Kansas University. He received a doctorate of podiatric medicine from Des Moines University. He is employed as a podiatry resident at Tacoma General Hospital. The couple reside in Auburn, Wash.
Supancic and Moore Supancic
Moore-Supancic Elizabeth Bronwen Moore and Dennis Joseph Supancic Jr. were married Sept. 30, 2005, in the Malott Room at the Kansas University Memorial Union with Ronald Ricley officiating. The bride is the daughter of Garry and Virginia Moore, Olathe. The groom is the son of Dennis and Sheila Supancic, Lawrence. Matrons of honor were Heather Cummins and Jessica Moore. Best men were Mike Balding and Greg Collins. Flower girls were Abegail Moore and McKayla Sullivan. A reception was given in the Kansas Room in KU Memorial Union. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Olathe South High School. She received an associate's degree in nursing from Johnson County Community College in 2004. She is a registered nurse at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Baldwin High School. He received an associate's degree in nursing from Johnson County Community College in 2004. He is employed at PHS as a registered nurse. The couple reside in Overland Park.
Gens-Wilmes Kiersten Lynn Gens and Aaron Rylee Wilmes were married Nov. 12, 2005, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Michael Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Janet and Bob Gens, Massillon, Ohio. The groom is the son of Cheryl and Duane Wilmes, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Christine Ziel. Best man was Robert Gens. Bridesmaids were Angela Bremer, Christine Gens and Lisa Harlan. Groomsmen were Brian Gens, Steve Segebrecht and Adam Wilmes. Flower girl was Kylee Bremer. Ushers were Jeremy Bowman, Dave Goodwin, Brad Harker and Mike Walters. An evening reception with cocktails, dinner and dancing was given at Alvamar Country Club. The couple took a honeymoon to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The bride is a 1997 graduate of Clemson University and works for Hallmark Cards. The groom is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 1999 graduate of Kansas University. He graduated in 2004 from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn. He is an optometrist in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Warren Gerald and Catherine Warren, rural Douglas County, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house for family and friends on Sunday. They were married April 8, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Gerald attended schools in Osage County. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, 3rd Division, 3rd Tank Battalion from 1951 to 1953. Gerald farmed and worked for Clinton, Marion and Willow Springs townships. He also worked as a supervisor for facilities and operations at Kansas University from 1986 to 1995, when he retired. Catherine graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954. She worked as a quality checker for Hallmark Cards for more than 33 years until retiring in 1998. Their children are Peggy Warren, Overbrook; Cindy Nesvarba, Topeka; Brenda Leach, Olathe; and Kelly Coleman, Lecompton. They also have four grandchildren. The family suggests a card shower. Cards may be sent to them at 535 N. 500 Road, Overbrook 66524.
Reynolds-Braddy Gary Braddy, Lawrence, and Barbara Braddy, Seward, announce the engagement of their son, Aaron Braddy, Seward, to Devon Reynolds, Hoisington, daughter of Harold and Tina Reynolds, Hoisington. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Hoisington High School. She is a student in the nursing program at Barton County Community College. The future groom is a graduate of St. John High School. He works at Roto Mix in Hoisington. The couple plan a May 20, 2006, wedding at the Barton County 4-H Building in Great Bend.
Levings and Graves
Graves-Levings Perry and Gloria Graves, Lawrence, and David and Christy Levings, Osawatomie, announce the engagement of their children, April Graves and Damian Levings, both of Lawrence. The bride-to-be attended Lawrence High School and received her General Educational Development degree in 2000. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at Haskell Indian Nations University. She is a customer service representative at Sunflower Broadband in Lawrence. The future groom is a 1991 graduate of Paola High School. He is a union carpenter employed with George J. Shaw construction in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a Sept. 2, 2006, wedding at Steve's Place in Lawrence.