Willems and Barclay
Grace Barclay and Isaac Willems, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement, along with their families. The future bride is the daughter of Mike and Melody Barclay, Washington, Ill. The future groom is the son of Pieter and Alice Willems, Lawrence. Grace graduated from Veritas Christian School in 2006. She is attending Pinnacle Career Institute. Isaac is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. He is pursuing a civil engineering degree at Kansas University. The couple plan a June 23, 2007, wedding at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence.
Curran and Palmer
David and Tresa Palmer, Wichita, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Elizabeth Palmer, Wichita, to Michael Greg Curran II, Park City, son of Michael and Donna Curran, Baldwin City. The future bride graduated from Wichita Northwest High School in 1999 and received degrees in French, Spanish and international business from Wichita State University in 2005. She is employed as a French and Spanish teacher in the Haven school district. The future groom graduated from Baldwin High School in 1999. He received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Wichita State University in 2003. He is employed as a safety engineer at Learjet Inc. The couple plan a July 28, 2007, wedding at Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church in Wichita.
Wilson and Knight
Bree Knight, Eudora, and Jerrod Wilson, Pittsburg, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Michael Knight, and Kym and Gerald Miller, all of Eudora. The future groom is the son of Bruce and Sherri Adams, Pittsburg. Bree graduated from Eudora High School in 2003 and received a bachelor's degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from Pittsburg State University in 2006. She is employed as a fund accountant at State Street. Jerrod graduated from Pittsburg High School in 2000 and received a Bachelor of Arts in history at Pittsburg State in 2006. The couple plan a June 9, 2007, wedding at Parkway West in Shawnee.
Eason and Anderson
Mike and Ethel Wallace, Lawrence, and Demond and Deborah Eason, Hermitage, Tenn., announce the engagement of their children, Courtney Anderson and Greg Eason, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park. The couple plan a June 8, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.
Ginsburg and Eck
Kathy Remboldt Pine, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Rachel Eck, to Josh Ginsburg, both of New York City, son of Barry and Merle Ginsburg, New York City, and Karen Halbert, Santa Fe, N.M. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000. She received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2006. She plans to begin law school in New York City in August. The future groom graduated from Fieldston High School in Bronx, N.Y., in 1991. He received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1996. Josh is the principal of ArchinetOnline, a Web development company, in partnership with TPG Architecture in New York City. The couple plan a May 19, 2007, wedding in Anguilla.
Smith and Penny
William and Marlene Penny, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Penny, Arlington, Va., to Wyatt Smith, Washington, D.C., son of Timothy Smith, Scottsdale, Ariz., and the late Melodee Smith. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 1995 and received a degree in journalism from Kansas University in 1999. She works in Oval Office Operations at the White House. The future groom graduated from Cactus High School in 1996 and received a degree in political science with a minor in history from Arizona State University in 2000. He is employed as the deputy director and director of finance at The Armed Forces Foundation in Washington, D.C. The couple plan a fall wedding in Lawrence.
Denton and McGinn
Terry and Suzanne McGinn, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie McGinn, Lawrence, to Dan Denton, Topeka, son of Randy and Carole Denton, Topeka. The future bride graduated from Free State High School in 2005 and is pursuing an undergraduate degree in history education at Colorado Christian University. The future groom was home-schooled in Topeka. He attended Allen County Community College for two years and is majoring in business administration and computer information systems at Colorado Christian University. The couple plan a Sept. 2, 2007, wedding in Lakewood, Colo.
Perala and Ratashak
Karen Marie Ratashak, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Richard Walter Perala, Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Edwin and Eloise Ratashak, Clarinda, Iowa. The future groom is the son of the late Earl and Florence Perala, Virginia, Minn. Karen graduated from Clarinda High School and Iowa State University. She is employed as a representative for Ozark National Life Insurance Co. and N.I.S. Financial Services. Richard graduated from the University of Minnesota and is employed as an account executive for Yellow Book U.S.A. The couple plan a May 19, 2007, wedding at New Life Missionary Church in Bedford, Iowa.