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Couples announcements for October 2006

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Engagement

Donnally and Tran

Phat and Hoa Tran, Garden Grove, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lynne Thuy-Long Tran, Irvine, Calif., to Timothy Robert Donnally, Denver, son of Reaumur and Mary Donnally, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Pacific High School. She received a bachelor's degree in political science and business management from the University of California in Irvine, Calif. She is employed with IndyMac Mortgage Co. in Irvine. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in 2004 from Kansas University. He is a sales representative for IBM in Denver. The couple plan a Jan. 6, 2007, wedding at St. Columban Catholic Church in Garden Grove, Calif.

Anniversary

Hodge

Rosie and Murray Hodge, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. Second St. Friends and family are invited to attend. Rosetta Badger and Murray Hodge were married Oct. 10, 1946, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Gilbert Yearn officiating. Murray retired from Kansas Construction and now works for Westlake Ace Hardware. Rosie retired from the Lawrence school district, where she worked in the cafeteria. Hosts of the reception will be their children: Patty Craine, David and Penny Hodge, and Charlene and Terry Hodge Sr., all of Lawrence. They have six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Tade

Maydeen and Allen Tade, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Hosts will be their children. Maydeen Hendricks and AllenTade were married Oct. 12, 1946, in Newton Christian Church with the Rev. John Golden officiating. Allen retired from Cities Service Gas Co. after 41 years. Maydeen was manager of a Russell Stovers store in Wichita. Their children are Nancy and Larry Stoppel, Washington, Kan., and Jeffrey Tade, Sacramento, Calif. They have three grandchildren.

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Smith

Robert and Celia Smith, Lawrence, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 23 with a party for family and friends in their backyard. They met in Boston and were married Sept. 22, 1956, in Málaga, Spain. Robert was raised in New Mexico and Celia was raised in Málaga. They moved to Lawrence in 1967. Robert is a retired KU professor, and Celia is a medical librarian at Lawrence Memorial Hospital and a dedicated painter. They have three children, Celeste Smith, Roderick Smith and Rocio Smith, and six grandchildren.

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Bartlett

Margaret "Peggy" and Norman Bartlett, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St. Margaret Elston and Norman Bartlett were married Oct. 17, 1946. Norman is retired from FMC Corp. Peggy is retired from the Lawrence school district. Their children are Gary Bartlett, Lawrence, and Gaylene Beatty, Carbondale. The couple request no gifts.

Wedding

Page

Holly Beneventi and Dan Page were married Sept. 16, 2006, at First Christian Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Randy Beeman officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Arlene Huhn, Nevada, Iowa. The groom is the son of Patricia Page, Pratt, and the late Dr. Val Page. Clarinetist Larry Maxey played prelude music while Judy Chadwick accompanied him on the piano. Max Mayse was organist. Vocalists were Keith Huhn, Melanie Calcara and Sheri Page. Ushers were Kyle and Brian Beneventi. Kirby Beneventi was candle lighter. Ring bearer was Daniel Page. A reception was given in the Big 6 Room at the Eldridge Hotel. The bride is a professional accompanist, an adjunct faculty member at Washburn University, on staff at Kansas University and maintains a teaching studio. The groom is employed as a plumber. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Howard

Greg and Carol Howard, Lecompton, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a reception from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Perry American Legion. They were married Oct. 17, 1981, at Perry United Methodist Church.

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Logan

Carol and David Hicks, Alpharetta, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Hicks, Lawrence, to Justin Logan, Lawrence, son of Greg and Terri Logan, Coffeyville. The bride-to-be graduated from Lafayette High School in Chesterfield, Mo., in 2003. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in architectural studies at Kansas University. She plans on earning a master's degree in architecture. The future groom graduated from Labette County High School in 2002. He is pursuing an aerospace engineering degree at KU and plans on working for a flight test engineering company in Lawrence. The couple plan a July 7, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Readinger and Eaton

Robert and Susan Eaton, Elk City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Ann Eaton, to Seth Phillip Readinger, son of Michael and Renee Readinger, Lawrence. The bride-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Independence (Kan.) High School and is employed as a job coach at Class LTD, Independence. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and is attending Kansas University. He is a member of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. The couple plan a May 2007 wedding in Independence.

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Pearson and Henley

Jerry and Norma Henley, Lawrence, and Judy and Darrel Justice, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Joanie Henley, Eudora, to Michael Pearson, Wolcott, Ind., son of Wayne and Jan Pearson, Wolcott, and Karen Pearson, Battleground, Ind. The bride-to-be graduated from Lawrence High School in 1988. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business management through the University of Phoenix. She is employed by Honeywell International in Phoenix. The future groom graduated from Tri-County High School, Wolcott, in 1993, and from Purdue University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in business management. He is employed by Honeywell International in South Bend, Ind. The couple plan a summer 2007 wedding.

Wedding

Andrews

Shannon Lehman and Jason Andrews were married June 24, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Gary Teske officiating. The bride is the daughter of Don and Gretchen Lehman, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Kenny and Fran Andrews, Liberal. Maid of honor was Suzanne Bidwell. Best man was Ryan Steen. Bridesmaids were Michelle Miles, Jennifer Wierwille, Jennifer Greer and Jamie West. Groomsmen were Matt Steen, Joe Carillo, Mike Greer and Mark West. Morgan West was flower girl. Dakota Wierwille was ring bearer. Amelie Kobler and Emma Bayless were candlelighters. Ushers were Josh Andrews and Justin Andrews. Soloist was Elisa Denning. Reception host and hostess were Toby and Elisa Denning. A reception was given at Maceli's. The bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 1997 and from Neosho County Community College School of Nursing in 2001. She is employed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital's Wound Care Center. The groom graduated from Liberal High School in 1997. He received a bachelor's degree in social welfare and psychology from Kansas University in 2004. He is employed at BNSF Railroad. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Bartlett

Norman and Margaret "Peggy" Bartlett, Lawrence, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today at Holcom Park Recreation Center, 2700 W. 27th St. Peggy Elston and Norman Bartlett were married Oct. 17, 1946, in Lawrence. Norman is retired from FMC Corp., and Peggy retired from the Lawrence school district. Their children are Gary Bartlett and Gaylene Beatty. The couple request no gifts.

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Johnson

J.C. and Jill Johnson, Eudora, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday. Norma "Jill" Guy and John C. Johnson were married Oct. 13, 1956, in Eudora. They have one son, Jay A. Johnson, Eudora. J.C. worked as manager of CFCA Employee Credit Union at the Farmland plant in Lawrence. He retired in 2000. Jill worked at Jayhawk Trophy and Maupintour. She retired in 1998.

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Rahmeier and Lampe

Les and Karen Lampe, Shawnee, and Robert and DeAnn Rahmeier, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Anne Lampe and Nathan Rahmeier. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park. She graduated from St. Louis University in 2004 with a degree in English and a minor in mathematics. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kansas University in 2003. They will graduate from the KU School of Law in May 2007. The couple plan an Oct. 28 wedding at Church of the Resurrection in Leawood.

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Fizell

Sarah Elizabeth Carkhuff and Jason Richard Fizell were married May 27, 2006, at Grace Episcopal Cathedral in Topeka with the Very Rev. Steve Lipscomb officiating. The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Margaret Carkhuff, Topeka. The groom is the son of Richard and Jeanne Fizell, Olathe. The maids of honor were Kathryn Jensen and Emily Carkhuff. The best men were Joshua Baze and Zachary Baze. The bridesmaids were Melanie Kaba, Andrianna Natsoulas and Laura Murray. The groomsmen were Beau Collier, Matthew Bachand and Emily Heath. The readers were Cassandra Payton and Bridget Elmer. The ushers were Jeffrey Shappard, Matthew Dunbar, Lukas Pfannenstiel and Seth Hoffman. A reception was given at the Kansas History Museum in Topeka. The bride is a graduate of Topeka High School and Kansas University. The groom graduated from Olathe South High School and KU. The couple reside in Washington, D.C.

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Barnes and Stout

Deni Stout and Jacob Barnes, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dale and Candi Stout, Baldwin. She graduated from Baldwin High School and is employed at Hair Experts. The future groom is the son of Jerry Barnes, Lawrence, and Karen Rist, Mazon, Ill. He is a graduate of Baldwin High School and employed by the city of Lawrence. The couple plan a Nov. 25, 2006, wedding at Osborne Chapel, Baker University.

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Whitaker IV and Peterson

Paige Peterson and Edward Parrish Whitaker IV were married Sept. 16, 2006, in Las Vegas. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Joyce Peterson, Edwardsville, and Tracy Powell, Lawrence, and David Powell, Lecompton. The groom is the son of Edward and Margaret Whitaker, Bristol, Tenn. A dinner reception was given at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. The bride, who is formerly of Lawrence, graduated from Burbank High School in California and attended the University of Nebraska. She is a professional actress, dancer and model. The groom is from Bristol and graduated from Farham College in Virginia. He owns a mortgage company. The couple reside in Toluca Lake, Calif.

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Williams and Tullis

Mike and Debbie Tullis and Sam and Dorlene Williams announce the engagement of their children, Ashlee Nichole Tullis and Daniel Eugene Williams, all of McLouth. The couple plan a Nov. 11, 2006, wedding at First Baptist Church, McLouth.

Anniversary

Adams

Eldon and Isabel Adams, Ozawkie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Branded B Ranch, Meriden. They were married Oct. 31, 1956, in Topeka. Isabel retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone in Topeka after 34 years and is now a substitute mail carrier in Meriden. Eldon has farmed all his life and worked at Santa Fe Railway in Topeka for nearly 30 years. The couple remain active in 4-H, Eastern Star and Masons. Hosts for the reception will be their children, Debbie Adams, Ozawkie, Chris and Susan Adams, Meriden, Amy and Bill Mitchell, Ozawkie, Brian and Stacie Adams, Meriden, and Vicki and Jason Dressler, Topeka. The couple have 16 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.

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Braddy

Devon L. Reynolds and Aaron P. Braddy were married May 20, 2006, outdoors at the Barton County 4-H Building in Great Bend, with Don Paden officiating. The bride is the daughter of Harold and Tina Reynolds, Hoisington. The groom is the son of Garry Braddy, Lawrence, and Barb Braddy, Seward. Matron of honor was Rachel Laymon. Best man was Ryan Elsen. Bridesmaid was Mindy Reynolds. Groomsman was Derrick Reynolds. Junior bridesmaid was Kandice Hamor. Flower girl was Kylie Winholtz. Ring bearers were Micheal Laymon and William Laymon. Ushers were William "Bucky" Fields and Chuck Christens. A reception followed at the 4-H Building. The bride graduated from Hoisington High School and is employed at Town & Country Supermarket. The groom graduated from St. John High School and is employed at Roto-Mix and Town & Country Supermarket. The couple reside in Hoisington.

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Kesinger and Ehling

Michael and Lori Ehling, Pittsburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Ehling, Baldwin, to Joel Kesinger, Baldwin, son of Kent and Jane Kesinger, Baldwin. The bride-to-be graduated from Frontenac High School in 1998 and earned an associate's degree in applied science from Colby College. She is a registered veterinary technician at Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital. The future groom graduated from Baldwin High School in 2000 and attended Fort Scott Community College. He is a warehouse manager at IDI Distributors Inc. in Lenexa. The couple plan a Feb. 3, 2007, wedding at Osborne Chapel, Baker University.

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Paradise and Miller

Jill Paradise and Jeff Miller were married Sept. 30, 2006, in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, with Mary Bartolucci officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jack and Nancie Paradise, Overland Park, and Caylen and Mike Vickers, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Charles and Christine Miller, Leawood. Maid of honor was Nick Paradise. Best man was Kelly Miller. Ring bearer was Riley Paradise. A reception was given Oct. 6 at Lake Quivira Country Club. The bride graduated from Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor's degree in advertising at Kansas State University. She works for Delta Air Lines. The groom graduated from Blue Valley Northwest High School and earned a bachelor's degree in communications at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He works at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The couple reside in Boston.

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Gray and Peters

Nizam and Robin Peters and Patricia Gray, all of Florida, announce the engagement of their children, Shikira Robin Peters and Travis Scott Gray, both of Florida. The bride-to-be earned a degree in microbiology from Florida Atlantic University in 2006. The future groom is operations coordinator at General Contractor. The couple plan a Dec. 29, 2006, wedding at Delray Country Club, Delray Beach, Fla. Shikira is the granddaughter of Donald and Willa Sawyer, Baldwin.

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Potter and Sue Hartford

Kelli Hartford and Jonathon Potter were married Aug. 26, 2006, at the Helemano Community Chapel, Oahu, Hawaii, with U.S. Army Chaplain Raymond L. Estes officiating. The bride is the daughter of Randall and Myrna Hartford, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dirk and Eva Potter, Little Rock, Ark. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. The groom graduated from Free State in 2003. He serves in the U.S. Army. The couple reside in Wahiawa, Hawaii.

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