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Couples announcements for July 2007

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Altman and Huffman

Kayla Huffman and Harlan Cribbs Altman IV were married Dec. 2, 2006, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Michael Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Patsy Huffman, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Cribb Altman and Pam Altman, both of Dallas. The maid of honor was Kasey Huffman. The best men were Chase Altman and Nick Gannon. Bridesmaids were Jessica Diffley, Angelica Williams, Brooke Lowe, Kelsey Cooper and Kathryn Holt. Groomsmen were Wade Carr, Michael Henderson, Daniel Dillard and Jake Williams. The ring bearer was Jack Burkhead. The flower girl was Isabelle Foster. Readers were Megan Lewis and Pam Burkhead. Ushers were Ty Lewis, Beau Wysong and Matt Fisher. A reception was given at the Eldridge Hotel. Kayla graduated from Free State High School and received a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Kansas University. She is employed as event coordinator at Meeting Professionals International. Harlan graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory School and received a Bachelor of Science in business administration from KU. He is an associate with Grubb and Ellis. The couple reside in Dallas.

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Johns and Jenks

Mickie Jenks and C.J. Johns were married March 24, 2007, at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora, with the Rev. Lisa Gardner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Janice McKenzie, Eudora. The groom is the son of Kevin and Tammie Jones, Ottawa, and Les and Barb Johns, Minneapolis, Kan. The maid of honor was Kim Taylor. The best man was Waylon Johns. Bridesmaids were Brandie McKenzie and Nicole Parks. Groomsmen were Phil Crabtree and John Griffen. Flower girls were Allison and Emily Taylor. The ring bearer was Tristan Smith. A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. Mickie is employed as a veterinary technician at Eudora Animal Hospital. C.J. is employed by Aspin Tree Service in Perry. The couple reside in Perry.

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Conyers and Morris

Christina Marie Conyers and Daniel Lester Morris were married May 19, 2007, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, with Tom Brady and Geoff Todd officiating. The bride is the daughter of Carladyne Knox Conyers, Lawrence, and the late Al Conyers. The groom is the son of John and Cathy Morris, Kansas City, Kan. The matron of honor was Olivia Trickey. The best man was John Morris Jr. Bridesmaids were Laura Johnson, Nikkie Rose, Jessica Wallis and Karen Morris. Groomsmen were John Morris III, Jason Morris, Michael Hagge and Craig Terry. Ushers were Matt Todd, Eric Trickey and Jason McGovern. Candlelighters were Jessica Morris and Cassidy Morris. The flower girl was Kristen Morris. A reception and dance were given at Steve's Place. Christina completed certified medical assistant courses at Neosho County Community College and is employed at Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Olathe. Dan is employed at Sam's Club in Lenexa. The couple reside in Lenexa.

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Westheffer

Don and Wanda Westheffer, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family trip to the Point Royale resort in Branson, Mo., and a private family dinner. Don Westheffer and Wanda Rush were married June 28, 1947, in Lawrence. Their children are Murl Westheffer Sr. and wife Carla, Lawrence, and the late Gary Westheffer. They have three grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 2202 Greenbriar Drive, Lawrence. The couple request no gifts.

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Blaylock and Johnson

Russell and Jamie Blaylock, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Lewis Blaylock, Dallas, to Leslie Butler Johnson, Dallas, daughter of Michael and Catherine Johnson, Richardson, Texas. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of W.T. White High School in Dallas and attended Southwest Texas State University. She is employed as the new hire coordinator at HKS Inc. in Dallas. The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 1999 and received a bachelor's degree in architecture from Kansas University in 2004. He is employed as an architect at HKS Inc. The couple plan a Sept. 8, 2007, wedding at Community Life Church in McKinney, Texas.

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Miner and Holloman

Dennis and Cory Miner, Naperville, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Miner, Lawrence, to Brandon Holloman, Lawrence, son of Kenneth Holloman, Grantville, and Karen Day, Rogers, Minn. The future bride graduated from Naperville North High School in 2000 and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Washburn University in 2005. She is employed as a registered nurse in the emergency department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom graduated from Derby High School in 1997 and received associate degrees in emergency medical science and fire administration from Johnson County Community College. He is employed as a paramedic for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The couple plan an Oct. 13, 2007, wedding at the Shangri La Caribe Resort in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Pickerel

Mark and Linda Pickerel, Lawrence, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary. Mark Pickerel and Linda Carr were married July 11, 1987, at First Christian Church in Lawrence. They are employed by Kansas University. Their children are Matthew and Alexander Pickerel, both of Lawrence. The chancel flowers at the July 8 service at Plymouth Congregational Church were given in honor of their anniversary.

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Krysa and Folsom

Steve and Gail Folsom, Kansas City, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Folsom, Tonganoxie, to Jonathan Krysa, Lee's Summit, Mo., son of Mitch and Jenese Krysa, Lee's Summit. The future bride graduated from Basehor-Linwood High School and attends Johnson County Community College. She is employed at Heartland Hand and Spine. The future groom graduated from Lee's Summit High School and received a Bachelor of Science in business administration and a Master of Business Administration from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. He is employed by Embarq and is a pitcher for the Kansas City T-Bones. The couple plan a Dec. 8, 2007, wedding.

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Gilbert

Verlin and Suzanne Gilbert, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children and their families July 8 at First Baptist Church in Lawrence. They were married June 28, 1957, at First Baptist Church in Woodland Hills, Calif. They have lived in Lawrence for 50 years. Verlin graduated from Caney High School and received degrees from Pittsburg State University and Kansas University. He served in the U.S. Navy submarine service from 1948 to 1952. He began his teaching career at Central Junior High School in Lawrence in 1956 and served as principal at Cordley and Deerfield schools. He retired in 1992. Suzanne lived in Independence before moving to California. She graduated from Canoga Park High School and worked at Rocketdyne, a division of North American Aviation, in Los Angeles. She received a degree in education from KU in 1977 and opened Johnnie Appleseed Preschool at First Baptist Church in 1980. Their children are Sharna Miller and husband Dale, Lawrence, the late Dana Knappenberger, formerly of St. John, and Darren Gilbert and wife Gaila, Lawrence. They have seven grandchildren.

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Duncan

Ernest and Elizabeth Duncan, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary Monday. A family celebration is planned for Sunday at the home of their son, Bruce Duncan, Olathe. They were married July 16, 1942, in Lawrence. The Duncans are former residents of Perry. They owned and operated a dairy farm for many years and were active in the local 4-H Club and Perry Christian Church. Ernest worked at the Kmart Distribution Center in Lawrence and is retired. Their other children are Wayne Duncan, Topeka; Sandra Casey, Osage City; and Rhonda Rowell, Lawrence. They have four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Shearburn and Quinn

Charles and Patricia Protasio, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheena Quinn, Lawrence, to Tylor Shearburn, Lawrence, son of Tony Shearburn, Columbus, and Suzanne Shearburn, Parsons. The future bride graduated from Baldwin High School in 1999 and Kansas University in 2003. She is employed by Ranjbar Orthodontics. The future groom graduated from Parsons High School in 2000 and received a degree in athletic training from KU in 2006. He is employed by Orthopedic Outfitters of North Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a Sept. 29, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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D'Ercole

Clemencia Gonzalez and David D'Ercole were married Oct. 14, 2006, in Pereira, Colombia. The bride is the daughter of Otto Gonzalez and Martha Botero, Pereira. The groom is the son of Fred D'Ercole and Janet D'Ercole, both of Lawrence. A reception followed in Pereira. The maid of honor was Kathy Andrade. The best man was Fred D'Ercole. Clemencia graduated from Gimnasio Pereira and Universidad Nacional de Colombia. David graduated from Lawrence High School and Baker University. He is employed as an elementary school principal at Colegio Granadino in Manizales, Colombia. The couple reside in Manizales.

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Carnagie and Sanders

Richard Sanders Jr. and Regina Sanders, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Sanders, Lawrence, to Brent Carnagie, Eudora, son of Dale and Susan Carnagie, Eudora. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2006 graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy. She is employed as a stylist at Beauty Brands. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Eudora High School. He attended Ottawa University and received an associate's degree in liberal arts from Johnson County Community College in 2004. He is attending Kansas University and is employed as a service managing coordinator at FedEx Ground in Shawnee. The couple plan an April 12, 2008, wedding at the Eudora Church of Christ.

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Templet and Sharpe

Jennifer Sharpe and Marcel Templet were married June 9, 2007, at the Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens in Denver, with Michael Dunlap officiating. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Rita Sharpe, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Philip Templet Sr., Richardson, Texas, and Laura Templet, Fort Collins, Colo. The maid of honor was Abigail Sharpe and the best man was Philip Templet Jr. Courtenay Greenleaf was the bridesmaid, and ushers were Adam Vance, Zack DiLeo, Lee Quinton, Chris Kavanaugh and Dimitri Kelly. A dinner reception and dance followed at the Lumber Baron Inn and Gardens. Jennifer is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School and is studying communication design at the Metropolitan State College of Denver. Marcel graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans in 1995 and attended Texas A&M University. He is employed at the Capital Grille. The couple reside in Denver.

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Marx and Gilliland

Lisa Gilliland and Eric Marx were married May 26, 2007, at Osborne Chapel at Baker University, with Judge Paula Martin officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Debbie O'Connor, Baldwin City; and Mike and Patty Gilliland, Osage City. The groom is the son of Kelly and Lalith Lokanadi, Lawrence; and Robert Marx, Leavenworth. The maid of honor was Laura Gilliland. The best man was Sam McCall. The bridesmaids were Rachel Wiggins and Molly Englebrake. The groomsmen were Michael Ray and Jarad Christian. Ring bearer was Tanner O'Connor. Pianist was Esther Harold. A reception was given at the Knights of Columbus in Lawrence. Lisa graduated from Baldwin High School and Kansas University. She is employed by DCCCA Inc. in Lawrence. Eric graduated from Baldwin High School. He is employed by the Lawrence school district. The couple reside in Eudora.

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Moore and Howard

Desiree Howard and Michael Moore Jr. were married July 7, 2007, at the Douglas County 4-H Fairgrounds, with Judge Jack Murphy officiating. The bride is the daughter of John Howard Jr., Kansas City, Mo., and Kathy Dagg-Howard, Lenexa. The groom is the son of Michael Sr. and Roberta Moore, Lawrence. The maid of honor was Michelle Howard. The best man was Matt Moore. Bridesmaids were Sharvest Brown, Roxanne Howard and Lisa Howard. Groomsmen were Mackenzie Moore, Mike Althouse and Chris Bosch. The flower girls were Mikayla Howard and Elizabeth Schlotzhauer. The ring bearer was Christopher Howard. A reception was given in Building No. 21 at the fairgrounds. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Greenwood

Jack and Faith Greenwood, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., with their children and spouses. They were married June 30, 1957, in Topeka. They graduated from Topeka High School and Washburn University. Before moving to Lawrence in 1987, Jack served as president and chief executive officer of the Topeka Savings Association for more than 20 years. In Lawrence, Jack was associated with the Kansas University Endowment Association, and Faith was special events coordinator for the Adams Alumni Center. From 1995 to 2000, Jack worked with Arizona State University, and Faith was employed by a Fortune 500 corporation until they moved back to Lawrence in 2001. Since 2000, Jack has been associated with two national fundraising firms as an independent contractor working with nonprofit organizations. Their children are Brad and Lisa Greenwood, Lawrence; David and Meredith Greenwood, Overland Park; Trish and Lenny Beck, Topeka; and John and Carrie Greenwood, Denver. They have nine grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Olson

Ken and Dotti Olson, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner party June 6 at Bambino's Italian Cafe. A reception hosted by Oscar and Mabel Olson also was given at the Castle Tea Room. They were married June 6, 1957, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University. Ken and Dotti are lifetime Lawrence residents and met at Lawrence High School. Their children are Eric Olson, Phoenix, and Brenda Kappelman, Lawrence. They have four grandchildren.

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Simunac

Joseph and Betty Simunac, Baldwin City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Harter Union at Baker University. Joseph Simunac Jr. and Betty Sharpe were married July 20, 1942, in Ottawa. They met while attending Baker University. Joe served in the U.S. Air Force and retired in 1969. They have lived in Baldwin City since then. Their children are Joe and Kristin Simunac, Dover, N.H.; and Bob and Emily Honse, Lawrence. They have four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Myers and Attebery

Jennifer Attebery and Joshua Myers were married April 21, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tiburcio Joe and Cathy Reyes, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Terry Myers, Festus, Mo., and Judy Smith, Overland Park. The maid of honor was Liberty Beauchamp. The best man was Tony Wiley. Bridesmaids were Raquel McLean, Nicole Attebery, Camille Romero, Jamie DeVore, Lisa Minnis, Sarah Prosser and Sarah McGee. Groomsmen were Adrian Garcia, Ryan Basel, Jeff Brown, Scott Kitsmiller, John McLean III, Tiburcio Joe Reyes II and Tiburcio Joe Reyes III. Ring bearer was Willie Dotson. Flower girl was Jordyn Garcia. Ushers were Ramon Garcia, Tony Garcia and John McLean IV. The guest book attendant was Jessica Bryant. The program attendant was Monique Murgua. A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. Jennifer graduated from Free State High School and Kansas University. She is an accountant for KU. Joshua graduated from Lawrence High School. He is employed by Commerce Bank. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Sauer and Anderton

Brooke Anderton and Joel Sauer were married May 12, 2007, at South Park in Lawrence, with Judge Robert Fairchild officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jack Anderton, Birch Tree, Mo., and Joy Anderton, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bruce and Diana Sauer, Lawrence. The maid of honor was Sara Flory. The best man was Eric Leuthold. Bridesmaids were Michelle Austin, Sarah Roberts and Natasha Sturdevant. Groomsmen were John Sauer and Brett Anderton. The ring bearer was Kaden Stribling. The flower girl was Brieanna Filley. A reception was given in the Kansas Union at Kansas University. Brooke graduated from Central State Beauty Academy and works as an office manager for Gage Management in Lawrence. Joel graduated from Lawrence High School in 1999. He is employed at Hallmark Cards in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Neuteboom and Averill

Ric and Jeanne Averill, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Trish Averill, Lawrence, to Eric Neuteboom, Lawrence, son of J.P. and Connie Neuteboom, Colorado Springs, Colo. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in musical theater at the University of Northern Colorado. She teaches theater and speech at Southwest Junior High School in Lawrence. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of William J. Palmer High School in Colorado Springs. He received a Bachelor of Arts in American history from Kansas University and is employed as a data integrity specialist at the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America in Lawrence. The couple plan an Oct. 13, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

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Kruse

Delmar and Ethel Kruse, Eudora, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 26, 2007, with a weekend celebration hosted by their children in Eureka Springs, Ark. They were married May 26,1957, at Zion Lutheran Church in Herkimer. They spent the first 30 years of their married life on a dairy farm in Bremen before moving to Eudora. Their children and spouses are Darrell and Sherry Kruse, Pratt; Don and Kris Welborn, Meridan; Allan and Cheryl Zreet, Dallas; and Steve Kruse, Ozawkie. They have five grandchildren.

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Grammer and Wickizer-Meyers

Judy and Wesley Grammer Jr., Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Shawn Grammer, Leavenworth, to Shallon Wickizer-Meyers, Leavenworth, daughter of William and Kathleen Meyers, Lansing. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Lansing High School and plans to graduate from Kansas City Kansas Community College in 2008. She is employed by Wal-Mart in Leavenworth. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed by O'Reilly Auto Parts in Leavenworth. The couple plan a Sept. 22, 2007, wedding at Santa Fe Commons in Overland Park.

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Bryan and Vinardi

Denise Bryan and J.D. Vinardi were married July 14, 2007, at Timmons Chapel at Pittsburg State University, with the Rev. Ken Butts officiating. The bride is the daughter of Butch Bryan, Coral Springs, Fla., and Alex Hornbrook, San Diego. The groom is the son of John Vinardi, Arma, and Janice Roller, Independence, Mo. The matron of honor was Jenny Sommer. The best man was Joshua Fowler. Bridesmaids were Nicole Bulger, Tiffany Haller, Ashlee Vinardi, Kristy Hackworth and Heather Rhuems. Groomsmen were Cody Rhuems, Ryan Mister, Cliff Akers, Andrew Sommer and Chris Farris. A reception was given at Daltons in Pittsburg. Denise graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002 and attended Kansas University. She is pursuing a finance degree at Pittsburg State University. J.D. graduated from Girard High School in 2002 and works in construction for his father's business. The couple reside in Arma.

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Lawrence and Hetrick

Pamela Hetrick and Matthew Lawrence were married June 30, 2007, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kay Mills officiating. The bride is the daughter of Lloyd and Jeanie Hetrick, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Richard and Marcell Lawrence, of Lawrence. The maid of honor was Lisa Hetrick. The best man was Nick Lawrence. Bridesmaids were Molly Hoss, Jessica Hobbs and Jessica Wayner. Groomsmen were Casey Place, Gordon Snyder and Shaun O'Connor. Junior bridesmaids were Courtney Parmenter and Brittany Parmenter. Flower girls were Andrianna Hetrick and Marianne Kunce. Candle lighters were Angela O'Connor and Kristen Hayes. Ring bearer was Michael Hetrick Jr. Ushers were Noah Place, Alex Place, Mark Fullerton, Zachary Parmenter and Austin Marsh. Scripture reader was Valerie Hetrick. Soloists were Joe Marsh and Shannon Marsh. Door greeters were Ryan Hunter and Christopher Sommer. Guest book attendant was Kristin Marsh. Bubble attendants were Jack Kunce and Ashley Parmenter. Cake server was Mary Place. The bride's personal attendant was Jennifer Marsh. A reception was given at Steve's Place in Lawrence. Pamela graduated from Lawrence High School and plans to receive a degree in social welfare from Kansas University in May 2008. She is employed by Hetrick Air Services in Lawrence and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Douglas County. Matthew graduated from Free State High School and received a bachelor's degree in business from KU in May 2007. He is employed by HighPointe Financial Group in Leawood. The couple reside in Olathe.

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Masten and Jensen

Hollie Marie Jensen and Robert Linn Masten were married April 21, 2007, at Dunn's Landing in Wellsville, with the Rev. Ira DeSpain officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steven and Deena Jensen, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of John and Pam Masten, Oak Grove, Mo. The maid of honor was Samantha Jensen. The best man was Brian Miller. Bridesmaids were Kristen Bell, Dawn Baus and Amanda Reinhart. Groomsmen were Todd Rainey, James Jessee and Bradley Webb. Ring bearer was Jacob Hughes. Flower girl was Emma Peeler. A reception followed at Dunn's Landing. Hollie is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School and received an associate's degree in veterinary technology at Colby Community College in 2006. She is employed as a registered veterinary technician in Kansas City, Mo. Robert graduated from Oak Grove High School in 1996. He is employed by the Carpenter's District Council in Kansas City, Mo. The couple reside in Oak Grove.

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