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Couples announcements October 13, 2007




Shelly Bonfantine and Roy Edwards were married July 7, 2007, at Faith Lutheran Church in Albuquerque, N.M. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Janice Bonfantine, Albuquerque. The groom is the son of R.A. and Terry Edwards, Hutchinson. The maid of honor was Dana Glover. Best man was Ross Edwards. Roy is head men's golf coach at the University of Colorado. He previously was the men's and women's assistant golf coach at Kansas University. The couple reside in Boulder, Colo.



Katie Pruitt and Adam Cheney were married Aug. 4, 2007, at St. John's Catholic Church, Beloit, with the Rev. Joseph Kieffer officiating. A reception followed at Captain's Quarters, Beloit. The bride is the daughter of David Pruitt, Beloit, and Jane Pruitt, Beloit. The groom is the son of Darrel and Bonnie Cheney, Hunter. The maid of honor was Kimberly Young. The best man was Lance Cheney. Bridesmaids were Emily Oetting, Nicole McClain and Tara Pruitt. Groomsmen were Jason Cheney, Aaron Cheney and Chris Pruitt. Ushers were Lance Bergmann, Jake Brown, Adam Horting, Clint Meitler and Brian Waymaster. Flower girl was Shea Larson. Candle lighters were Jessica Cheney and Dana Cheney. Katie is a 2001 graduate of St. John's Catholic High School, Beloit, and a 2005 graduate of Kansas University. She is currently a third-year law student at KU. Adam is a 1999 graduate of Sylvan Unified High School and 2000 graduate of Kansas Technical College. He is employed by Action Plumbing in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.



Paul and Winnie Getto, Lawrence, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Wednesday with a family dinner at the Eldridge Hotel, where the couple first met as part-time employees while attending college. They were married Oct. 10, 1942, in Montgomery Ala., where Paul was stationed and working as a dentist in the Air Force Dental Corps from 1942 to 1946. Winnie worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Montgomery. The couple returned to Lawrence in 1948, where Paul practiced dentistry in the Lawrence National Bank building until retiring in 1971. Their children are Jane Getto, Lawrence, Charles Getto, Lenexa, and Paul Getto, Topeka. They have five grandchildren.



Bill and Jean Hegeman will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reaffirmation of their marriage Oct. 27 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, Lapeer, followed by a reception from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at First Church of the Nazarene, Lawrence. They were married Oct. 29, 1957, in Liberty, Mo. Both are lifetime Lawrence residents. Bill worked for Farmland Industries for 31 years and Western Extralite for 11 years before retiring. Jean was a homemaker and worked for Dillons for 10 years before retiring. Their children are Becky Grammer, Annette Glahn, Lisa Zweiner, Mike Hegeman and Mark Hegeman. They have 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.



Everett and Doris Nottingham, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family reunion dinner at 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at Sunnyside School. They were married Oct. 19, 1947, at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Everett is a retired dairyman and farmer. Doris is a homemaker. Their children are David Nottingham, Lawrence, Lyle Nottingham, Paris, Texas, and daughter-in-law Linda Nottingham, Sharpsville, Ind., wife of the late Dale Nottingham. Everett and Doris also have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.



Carol and Victor Carr will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon Oct. 21. Flowers also will be placed in the couple's honor at the 9 a.m. worship service of First Christian Church. They were married Oct. 20, 1962, in Kansas City, Mo. They have lived in Lawrence since 1964. Victor was employed by Allen Press, Meseraull Printing and Mainline Printing, Topeka, and is now retired. Carol was employed by Plymouth Congregational Church, First Christian Church, and retired from working with the Lawrence office of the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Their children are Gayla Schmitz and Linda Pickerel, both of Lawrence. They have two grandchildren. The family welcomes cards, sent to 230 Mich., Lawrence 66044.


Strausz and Scarlett

Lesha Scarlett and Matthew Strausz, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Rod and Betty Wenger, Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Paul Strausz, Moundridge, and Linda Smith, Nixa, Mo. Lesha graduated from Lawrence High School and attended Johnson County Community College and Kansas State University. She is an orthodontic assistant for Dr. Shelly McColm and a part-time Realtor for Coldwell Banker McGrew. Matthew graduated from Moundridge High School and attended Kansas University and Kansas State University. He runs a company working with alcohol ignition interlock devices and electronic offender monitoring. The couple plan a Nov. 10, 2007, wedding in Hesston.


Bristow and Wendler

Rees Wendler and Danny Bristow, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of David and Tammy Wendler, Lawrence, and Janet Reese, Chattanooga, Tenn. The future groom is the son of Bernie and Linda Bristow, Leavenworth. Rees graduated from Lawrence High School in 1993 and from Kansas University in 1999. She is news director at KLWN radio in Lawrence. Danny graduated from Lansing High School in 1994 and from KU in 2006. He pursuing a degree at the KU School of Medicine. The couple plan a Jan. 4, 2008, wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.


Meats and Diers

Rayna Diers, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Cari Diers, to Craig Meats, both of Oklahoma City. The future groom is the son of Arlin and Sandy Meats, Auburn, and Ken and Wanda Pyle, Claremont, Calif. The father of the bride is Gary Diers, Hays. Cari graduated from Muncie Christian School in Kansas City, Kan., and is pursuing a degree at Kansas University. Craig graduated from Claremont High School and received a degree in criminal justice from Washburn University. He is employed by FedEx. The couple plan an Oct. 27, 2007, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.


Amyx and Jerome

Don and Janet Breithaupt, and Jon and Carol Amyx, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Jay Amyx, Lawrence, to Tracy Jerome, daughter of Ernie Simon and June Simon, all of Eudora. Tracy is a 1994 graduate of Eudora High School. She is employed by Hallmark Cards. Jay is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed at the Downtown Barber Shop in Lawrence. The couple plan a Nov. 3, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.


Rice and Marker

Craig Rice, of Florida, and Donna Scott, Oklahoma City, announce the engagement of their son, Eric Rice, to Sarah Marker, both of Casper, Wyo. The future bride is the daughter of Duane and Lynn Marker, Casper. Sarah graduated from Natrana County High School and attended Portland State University. She is employed at Wyo Central Credit Union. Eric graduated from Lawrence High School. He is employed at Power Service Inc. in Casper. The couple plan an Oct. 26, 2007, wedding at Spearfish Canyon Lodge in Lead, S.D.

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