Elizabeth Pendleton and Thomas Grillot were married Nov. 21, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Karen Pendleton, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Timothy and Janette Grillot, Parsons. Maid of honor was Margaret Pendleton. Best man was Morgan Grillot. Bridesmaids were Melody Pendleton, Marissa Pendleton and Jessica Grillot. Groomsmen were Chris Brecheisen, Shawn Wiggins and Joel Grillot. Flower girl was Emily Silvers. Ring bearer was Mason Grillot. A reception was given at Abe & Jake's Landing, Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas State University. She is a fourth-grade teacher at Prairie Ridge Elementary in Shawnee. The groom is a graduate of Parsons High School and KSU. He is pursuing his doctorate in physical therapy at Kansas University and is employed at Neu Physical Therapy. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Katie Finch and Curt Elsbury were married Oct. 6, 2007, at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Mike Scully officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ray and Jean Finch, Lawrence. The groom is son of Roger and Kelly Elsbury, Topeka, and Cynthia Elsbury, Topeka. Maid of honor was Lakin Griffin. Best man was Daniel Elsbury. Bridesmaids were Tiffany Allison, Katie Linton and Erica Pense. Groomsmen were Chris Maynard, Josh Willett and Paul Bossert. Readers were Tommy Finch, Patrick Finch, Trish Poland and Teresa Anderson. Flower girl was Allyson Musser. Ring bearer was Carter Currie. A reception was given at Adams Alumni Center. Katie is a 2000 Free State High School and a 2004 Kansas University graduate. She is employed at Lawrence Orthopedic Surgeons. Curt is a 2000 Washburn Rural and a 2004 KU graduate. He is employed at Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Julia Lynn Thomas and Roy Charles Parker were married Jan. 13, 2007, at Faith Evangelical Free Church, in Manhattan, with Rev. Steve Ratliff officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Susan Thomas, Lawrence. The groom is the son of the late Roy and Patricia Parker. Maid of honor was Traci Hurley. Best man was Josh Robinson. Bridesmaids were Lydia Thomas and Pam Clark. Groomsman was Micah Thomas. Ushers were Jeremy Thomas, Alan Fogleman and Derrick Rollins. Candle lighters were Morgan Jones and Christy Fogleman. Pianist was Amy Barfield. Greeter was Betsy Barfield. Ring bearer was Joel Face. Flower girl was Sarah Face. Personal attendant was Laura Thomas. Servers were Michele Lovette and Daneen Hilger. A reception was given at the church. The bride is a 2002 Lawrence High School graduate. She is a family services counselor for Families First Network in Florida. The groom is a graduate of Apple Valley High School, Apple Valley, Calif. He is employed as a sales associate in Florida. The couple reside in Florida.
Hull and Zhao
Dr. Wayne and Gui Zhao announce the engagement of their daughter, Spring Zhao, to Dru Hull, all of Lawrence. Dru is the son of Bert and Vickie Hull, Lawrence. The future bride is a 2000 Free State High School graduate. Spring received a bachelor's degree from Washburn University in business management and a minor in finance. She is employed by Real Property Systems, Lawrence. The future groom is a 1998 Lawrence High School graduate. Dru received a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in business management and a minor in economics. He is a financial advisor for Edward Jones, Lawrence. The couple plans an April 26, 2008, wedding at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.
Walker and Meis
Craig and Judy Meis announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth Marie Meis, to Darrell Allen Walker, all of Lawrence. Darrell is the son of Darrell Walker and Nancy Walker, both of Hutchinson. The future bride is a Buhler High School graduate. Beth plans graduate in May from Kansas University with a management and leadership degree. The future groom is a Buhler High School graduate. Darrell plans graduate in May from KU with an information technology degree. The couple plan a June 21, 2008, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence.
Coffin and Harbaugh
Kent Harbaugh, Kiowa, and Allison Keller, Emporia, along with Dale and Terri Coffin, Oskaloosa, announce the engagement of their children Emily Sue Harbaugh and Joshua Dale Coffin, both of Ankeny, Iowa. The future bride is a 2000 Chase County High School graduate and a 2005 Kansas State University graduate. Emily is employed as a park ranger with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Saylorville Lake. The future groom is a 1997 McLouth High School graduate. Joshua plans to graduate from Emporia State University in 2008. He is employed by Unit Drilling and works in Pinedale, Wyo. Grandparents of the bride are Barbara MacGregor, Emporia, and the late John W. MacGregor, and Helen and Albert Harbaugh, Kiowa. Grandparents of the groom are Mary Pennel, McLouth, and the late Donald Pennel and Jennie Coffin, Leavenworth, and the late Lyle Coffin. The couple plan a Feb. 10, 2008, wedding in Oahu, Hawaii, with a reception to follow in Emporia.
Kliem and Grammer
Dorothy Ruth Grammer and Alex Edwin Kliem, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement, along with their parents Wesley Jr. and Judy Grammer and Lewis and Ann Kliem, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2000 Lawrence High School graduate. Dorothy is employed by Natek Inc., Lawrence. The future groom is a 2000 Free State High School graduate. Alex served four years active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps and is employed by the Douglas County Sheriff's Department. The couple plan a May 3, 2008, wedding at Stony Point Hall, Baldwin City.
Kritikos and Knoll
Bill and Susan Kritikos, Lyndon, announce the engagement of their son, Henry, Lyndon, to Amanda Knoll, Morland. Amanda is the daughter of Thomas and Erica Knoll, Morland. The future bride is a 2003 Quinter High School graduate. Amanda plans to graduate in May from Kansas University with degrees in exercise science and international studies. She is employed as a research assistant for the Energy Balance Lab at KU. The future groom is a 2003 Lyndon High School graduate. Henry graduated from KU in 2007 with a degree in psychology. He is a barista at Signs of Life, Lawrence. The couple plan a June 7, 2008, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lawrence.