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Couples announcements for February 2007

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Engagement

McQueeney and Dobski

Anthony and Mary Dobski, San Antonio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Marie Dobski, San Antonio, to John William McQueeney, son of John J. and Ann McQueeney, and Debra McQueeney, all of Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Incarnate Word High School in San Antonio and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She is employed as a nurse at Dallas Children's Hospital. The future groom is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and received a Bachelor of Science in business from TCU. He is employed as director of leasing at RadioShack Corp. The couple plan a March 3, 2007, wedding in Fort Worth.

Engagement

Bowser and Born

Nicole Born, Eudora, and Josh Bowser, Topeka, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Doug Born, Hampton, Va., and Jeanette Born, Eudora. The future groom is the son of David Bowser, Topeka, and Darlene Bowser, Eudora. Nicole is a 2003 graduate of Eudora High School. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in nursing at Baker University. Josh graduated from Eudora High School in 2002. He joined the U.S. Air Force following high school and is employed by the 190th Air Refueling Wing Fire Department in Topeka. The couple plan a June 23, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Rahmeier and Lampe

Anne Lampe and Nathan Rahmeier were married Oct. 28, 2006, at the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, with the Rev. Yolanda Villa officiating. Anne is the daughter of Les and Karen Lampe. Nathan is the son of Bob and DeAnn Rahmeier. The matron of honor was Jessica Nittler. The bridesmaids were Emily Zimmerman, Deanna Durrett, Kendall Purcell and Meghan Huslig. The best men were Jacob Rahmeier, Casey Rahmeier, Caleb Rahmeier, Brad Woods and Paul Lampe. Ushers were Riley Scott, Justin Weigel, Tyler Huslig and Cash Schilling. Readers were Seth Reibstein, Tom Nittler and Riley Scott. Candlelighters were Alyssa Lampe and Chance Schilling. A reception was given at the Arcadian Event Site in Overland Park. Anne graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park and St. Louis University. Nathan graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas University. The couple plan to reside in Chicago after graduating from the KU School of Law in May 2007.

Anniversary

Seymour

Todd and Jeannot Barnes Seymour, Lawrence, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Todd Seymour and Jeannot Barnes were married Feb. 9, 1957, in Birmingham, Mich. They are graduates of Kansas University. Todd is retired president of the KU Endowment Association, and Jeannot was employed as a graphic designer for KU's university relations. Since retirement, she has been active with Trinity Episcopal Church and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. They also enjoy traveling to New Mexico and Las Vegas. Their daughter is Bunny Seymour-Bierlaagh, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They have one grandson. Plans are under way for a celebration later this year.

Engagement

Lawrence and Hetrick

Lloyd and Jeanie Hetrick and Richard and Marcell Lawrence, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Pamela Hetrick and Matthew Lawrence, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in social welfare at Kansas University. The future groom is 2002 graduate of Free State High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in finance from KU. He plans to work for HighPointe Financial Group in Leawood. The couple plan a June 30, 2007, wedding at Lawrence Free Methodist Church.

Wedding

Way

Julie Megan Sorge and Henry Way were married Jan. 12, 2007, at Danforth Chapel on the Kansas University campus, with Dr. James Woelfel officiating. The bride is the daughter of Nadine Sneidar, Amherst, Va., and the late Gary Sorge, formerly of Altoona, Pa. The groom is the son of Jerome Way, Bristol, England, and the late Jane Way. The maids of honor were Mauresa Guelzo, Susannah Hawes and Melissa Bagley. The best man was Josh Long. The groom's honor attendant was Celia Way. A reception was given at the Summerfield Room in the Adams Alumni Center. The bride received a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in world history at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, and a Master of Arts in English at KU. She is employed as a college English instructor. The groom graduated from Monmouth School in Monmouth, Wales. He received a Bachelor of Arts in geography at Oxford University and a Master of Philosophy in geography at Cambridge University. He is pursuing a doctorate in geography at KU. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Fishburn and Davis

Scott and Gayle Davis and Allen and SanDe Fishburn announce the engagement of their children, Jenny Davis and Matthew Fishburn, all of Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002 and received a degree in agricultural economics in 2006 from Kansas State University. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of LHS and a 2001 graduate of Fort Scott Community College. He is employed by the city of Lawrence. The couple plan a March 31, 2007, wedding at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Johnson and Berens

Allison Berens and Joshua Johnson, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Wayne and Gayla Berens, Quinter. The future groom is the son of Steven and Terri Johnson, Lawrence. Allison is employed as customer relations/marketing representative for Great Plains Compounding Center in Lenexa. Joshua is pursuing an undergraduate degree at Baker University. The couple plan an Oct. 20, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Fager and Grosdidier

David and Karla Grosdidier, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Grosdidier, Eudora, to Jake Fager, Eudora, son of Terry Fager, Salina, and Nancy Fager, Wichita. The future bride graduated from Eudora High School and is pursuing a degree in animal science and industry at Kansas State University. She plans to apply to the veterinary technology program at Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods in Kansas City, Mo., and is employed by Arbor Creek Animal Hospital in Olathe. The future groom graduated from Salina South High School and received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology at Kansas State University. He is employed by Black and Veatch in Overland Park. The couple plan a May 26, 2007, wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. A reception is set for June 9 in Eudora.

Engagement

Simmons and Rukes

Dan and Debra Rukes, Overbrook, announce the engagement of their daughter, Candice Rukes, Lawrence, to Aaron Simmons, Lawrence, son of John and Susan Simmons, Shawnee. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Santa Fe Trail High School and received a Bachelor of Science in journalism in 2005 from Kansas University. She is employed as a production coordinator for Live Nation in Kansas City, Kan. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Leavenworth High School and is pursuing a communications degree at KU. He is a sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The couple plan a July 28, 2007, wedding at Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Fike

Joe and Janet Fike, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Fike, Lawrence, to Grace Berry, daughter of Mike and Nancy Berry, all of Topeka. The future bride graduated from Hayden High School in Topeka and received a degree in interior architecture from Kansas State University. She is employed at SDG Home Collection in Lawrence. The future groom graduated from Free State High School and attended K-State. The couple plan an April 21, 2007, wedding at Christ the King Church in Topeka.

Engagement

Masten and Jensen

Steven and Deena Jensen, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hollie Marie Jensen, Baldwin City, to Robert Linn Masten, son of John and Pam Masten, all of Oak Grove, Mo. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School and received an Associate in Applied Science in veterinary technology in 2006 from Colby Community College. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Oak Grove High School. He is employed as a union carpenter in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan an April 21, 2007, wedding at Dunn's Landing.

Anniversary

Hammer

Lou and Lorraine Hammer, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 9 with family and friends at a Sweetheart Banquet at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence. They were married Feb. 9, 1947, at the Lutheran church in Claflin. Lou retired in 1986 after 38 years as purchasing agent at the Lawrence Paper Co. Lorraine retired in 1989 after 35 years in the department of physiology and cell biology at Kansas University.

Wedding

Hutchins

Stacy J. Zuzzio and Jeffrey W. Hutchins were married Sept. 30, 2006, at Annunciation Catholic Church in Baldwin City. The bride is the daughter of Ted and Karen Zuzzio, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of William and Sarah Jane Hutchins, Dover, Del. Matrons of honor were Amelia Wilkerson and Courtney Ruder. Bridesmaids were Kandis Trieb, Kayla Watts and Beth Schield. The flower girl was Ava Huntoon. Best men were Michael Hutchins and Marke Cross. Groomsmen were Tony Zuzzio, Henri Ewell and Micah Weichert. Ring bearer was Asa Ruder. Guests were seated by Jeff Brown and Mark Greim. A reception was given at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lawrence. The bride is a graphic designer at Digital Graphiti Studios in Overland Park. The groom is employed as store manager at CVS Pharmacy in Independence, Mo. The couple reside in Merriam.

Wedding

Sayler

Tara Ledbetter and Ryan Sayler were married Oct. 21, 2006, at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence, with Pastor Paul Taylor officiating. The bride is the daughter of Calvin and Karen Ledbetter, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jess and Betty Sayler, Burlington. The maid of honor was Dana Bigham. The best man was Curtis Ledbetter. Bridesmaids were Rachel Paradies and Hallie Fitzgerald. Groomsmen were Cleto Coronado and Jack Lichlyter. Ushers were Travis Trober and Darren Bigham. Candlelighters were Tori Sayler and Katie Reeves. The flower girl was Megan Sayler. Ring bearer was Aiden Brady. A reception was given at Steve's Place. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Donahey and Sebring

Ronald Sebring, Topeka, and Patricia Robinett, Tecumseh, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Sebring, Topeka, to Kiel Donahey, Lawrence, son of Robin and Nancy Donahey, Lawrence. Cassie is a 2000 graduate of Seaman High School in Topeka. She received a visual arts education degree in 2006 from Kansas University and is working on an internship. Kiel is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is pursuing a nursing degree at Neosho County Community College. The couple plan a July 21, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Lindholm

Duaine and Donalda Lindholm, Worden, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 at Worden United Methodist Church, 294 E. 900 Road. Laurel Duaine Lindholm and Donalda Mae Hobson were married Feb. 24, 1947, in the church parsonage at Worden. They have lived in the Worden area all of their married life. Their daughters, Terrie Lindholm and Connie Taylor, will host the open house. Their oldest daughter, Cheryl, died of breast cancer in August 2002. Duaine and Donalda have five grandchildren and eight great-grandsons. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Lawson

Pete and Arlene Lawson, Eudora, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. March 4 at their home, 622 E. 14th Place. Their children will host the event. Pete Lawson and Arlene Westerhouse were married March 7, 1942, in the former Eudora United Methodist parsonage. Pete graduated from Eudora High School in 1941. He entered the U.S. Navy in May 1942 and served in the South Pacific for 17 months as a guard on Tinian Island, where atomic bombs were assembled. He was discharged in October 1945 and began mechanic's training for Ship Winter Chevrolet in Lawrence. He also worked for Rothberger Motor Co. and Broers Chevrolet, both in Eudora, before purchasing the building in 1962. Pete and his business partner, Ray Warmker, renamed the building Pete and Ray's Garage. After Warmker's death, the business changed to Pete's Garage, which he operated until he retired in 1975. Arlene graduated from Eudora High School in 1940 and worked for District Judge Paul Rankin at the Douglas County Courthouse for three years. She served as assistant city clerk for the city of Eudora until 1963 when she became city clerk. She retired in September 1988. Their children are Kenneth and Sharon Lawson, and John and Karen Kaye Spitzli, all of Eudora. They have four granddaughters and six great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Ramseyer

Fred and Ruth Ramseyer, Lawrence, will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary on March 1. Fred A. Ramseyer and Ruth Arlene Metsinger were married March 1, 1939, in Lamar, Mo. Their children are Roger Ramseyer, Gardner, and Mary Ann Marquette, Springdale, Ark. They have three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Burnett and Coffin

Dale and Terri Coffin, Oskaloosa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amelia Kay Coffin, Oskaloosa, to Mark Ryan Burnett, Wamego, son of Lynn and Marcia McGhee, Lawrence. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of McLouth High School and attended Emporia State University. She is employed at the Peruvian Connection in Tonganoxie. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of McLouth High School. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in agricultural economics at Kansas State University. He plans to graduate in December 2007. He is employed at Downey Ranch in Wamego. The couple plan a June 16, 2007, wedding at McLouth First Baptist Church.

Engagement

Mulvihill and Hunziker

Gary and Chris Hunziker, Ames, Iowa, and Pat and Vickie Mulvihill, Perry, announce the engagement of their children, Megan Hunziker and Joseph Mulvihill, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Ames High School and is pursuing a master's degree is architecture at Kansas University. She plans to graduate in May. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and received a degree in business marketing in 2006 from KU. He is employed by PlattForm Advertising in Olathe. The couple plan a June 23, 2007, wedding in Ames. A local reception will be given July 7 at the American Legion in Perry.

Anniversary

Leslie

Bill and Betty Leslie, Lecompton, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. March 11 at their home, 2067 E. 600 Road. They were married March 7, 1947, in Oskaloosa. Bill and Betty graduated from Lecompton High School in 1944. Bill was a lifelong farmer in the Lecompton area, and Betty worked for the Douglas County Treasurer's Office and the Kansas University Endowment Association. Their children are Dennis Leslie, Lawrence; and Bonny Fugett and Jim Leslie, both of Lecompton. They have eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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