Hill and Cleland
Dr. John Hill II and Debra Lee Wastell Hill, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Hill, to Scott Cleland, both of Lenexa. Scott is the son of Kenneth and Joan Cleland, Arma. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in strategic communications from Kansas University in 2005. She is employed as a dance instructor, Chiefs cheerleader and as an Arbonne Independent Consultant. The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Northeast High School, Arma. He received a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from KU in 2007. He is employed as a registered pharmacist for Walgreen's, Lenexa. The couple plan a May 10, 2008, wedding, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church.
Kaufman and Fleck
Jimmie and Opal Kaufman, Eudora, announce the engagement of their son, Stacy Kaufman, to Adriane Fleck, both of Overland Park. The bride-to-be is the daughter of James and Colleen Fleck, Madisonville, Ky. She is a graduate from Madisonville North Hopkins High School and attended the University of Kentucky. She is employed as an account executive for Estee Lauder. The future groom graduated from Eudora High School. He received Bachelor of Science degrees in international business marketing and management information systems from Kansas State University in 2001. He is employed as the manager at Sherwin-Williams floor covering store in Lenexa. The couple plan a Nov. 15, 2008, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.
Bond and Lang
Scott and Lisa Bond, Perry, and Trish and Tim Votaw, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Preston Shane Bond, to Ashley Nicole Lang, both of Overbrook. Nicole is the daughter of Rick and Dianna Lang, Dalton, Wis. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Pardeeville High School in Wisconsin. She is a student at Johnson County Community College. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He is self-employed as a carpenter. The couple plan a Sept. 20, 2008, wedding is Pauquette Park, Portage, Wis.
Michel and Kenniff
Dennis and Jeanne Michel, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Michel, to Andrew Kenniff, both of Lawrence. Andrew is the son of Chuck and Kate Kenniff, Naperville, Ill. The future bride is a Lawrence High graduate. She received a Bachelor of General Studies degree in environmental studies from Kansas University in 2007. The future groom is a graduate of Naperville North High School in Illinois. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in anthropology from KU in 1993. He is employed at Vangent Inc., Lawrence. The couple plan an April 16, 2008, wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Parker and Roubison
Katie Parker and David Roubison were married Jan. 3, 2008, in a sunrise ceremony, on the beach, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., with the Rev. Patricia Tobey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jay and Ruth Parker, Oskaloosa. She is a 2001 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Washburn University in 2006. She is employed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The groom is the son of Carl Roubison, Lawrence, and Becky Whitzel, Topeka. He is a 1999 graduate of Eudora High School. He is employed at Laser Pest Management. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Hoffman and Gotchall
Nichole Renne Gotchall and Christopher James Hoffman were married July 21, 2007, with the Rev. Royce Leitner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Don and Shelley Gotchall, Great Bend. The groom is the son of Bruce and Debbie Hoffman, McCook, Neb. Maid of honor was Makayla Gotchall. Best man was Brandon Hoffman. Bridesmaids were Hannah Gotchall, Chelsey Gotchall, Amy Masters, Breah Richmond and Mikayla Weichman. Groomsmen were Cody Emerson, Dylan Woods, Joe Bonge, Kiel Coady and Nick Rogers. Ushers were Nate James, Paul Clark and Tyler Bieck. Flower girl was Aubrey Sydow. Ring bearers were Aric Sydow and Matthew Hoffman. An outdoor reception followed the wedding. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Decatur County High School in Oberlin. She is employed as a pastry chef. The groom is a 2002 graduate of McCook High School in Nebraska. He is studying character animation through the Academy of Art. He is employed as a Web producer for the Lawrence Journal-World. The couple reside in Lawrence.
McNamee and Myers
Kindra Myers and Patrick McNamee were married Jan. 4, 2008, at Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence with the Rev. Stephen Myers officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Joan Myers, Lawrence, and Debra Myers, Lawrence. The groom is the son of William and Margaret McNamee, Leavenworth. Maid of honor was Anna Hosek. Best man was Scott Tinkham. Bridesmaids were Nicole Davis, Kathleen Jacobsen, Elizabeth McNamee, Kelly Richey and Kristen Schell. Groomsmen were Tarek Baghal, Jonathan Davis, John Keeley, Marcus Moilanen and Kenny Myers. Flower girl was Abigail Roberts. Ring bearer was Brody Heimke. Harpist was Justine Ahle. Choir was Free State Chamber Singers. A reception followed at Kansas University's Adams Alumni Center. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. She received a bachelor's degree in music education from KU in 2006. She is a music teacher at Venetucci Elementary School, Colorado Springs, Colo. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Immaculata High School in Leavenworth. He received a bachelor's degree in industrial design in 2006 from KU. He is an applications research engineer for the Gates Corp., Denver, Colo. The couple reside in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Guy and Nora Lois Neal celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on March 29 at Perkins Restaurant. The couple were married on March 25, 1943, in McAlester, Okla. Guy and Nora Lois are longtime residents of Lawrence. Guy attended Haskell Indian Nations University from 1937-1940 when he entered the Army with the Haskell unit. He was awarded the rank of Battlefield Commission. After World War II, he attended and graduated from Panhandle A&M College, Okla., in 1950. Guy worked for Williams Natural Gas Pipeline in Lawrence. He retired in 1982 as the district superintendent. They have five children: Dwayne and Kate Neal, Olathe; Dayna Hunter, Olathe; Patty Lancaster, Augusta; Janice and Joe Toth, Kansas City, Mo.; and James and Deena Neal, Rawlins, Wyo. They have 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mike and Sally Van Zuiden will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family luncheon on Sunday. The couple were married at The Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa, on April 9, 1948. They have seven children. They have 13 grandchildren, and soon to be 13 great-grandchildren. The couple live in Lawrence. Cards and well wishes may be sent to: Mike and Sally Van Zuiden, c/o Carol Bray, 3514 Clinton Pkwy, Suite A, Lawrence, KS 66047.
Knight and Fender
Michelle Knight and Luke Fender, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. Michelle is the daughter of Donald Jr. and Wanda Knight, Lawrence. Luke is the son of Edward Fender and Linda Drennon, both of Topeka. The bride-to-be is a 1993 Lawrence High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Emporia State University in 1997. She completed the Graduate Teacher Certification program from Avila University in 2007. She is employed as a substitute teacher. The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Kansas University. He is employed as a team leader for United Rotary Brush Corp. The couple plan a May 17, 2008, wedding in Lawrence.