West and Forkenbrock
Jennifer Lee West, Abilene, and Scott William Forkenbrock, Lawrence, were married Sept. 26, 2008, at Saint Andrew's Catholic Church in Abilene, with the Rev. Henry Baxa officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Janet West, Abilene. The groom is the son of Ron and Connie Forkenbrock, Manhattan. Maid of honor was Maria West. Best man was Jeff Forkenbrock. Bride's attendants were Casey West and Chris West. Groomsmen were Brad Forkenbrock. Ring bearers were Cayden West and Colten West. Flower girl was Caryss West. A reception was given at the Seelye Mansion in Abilene. The bride is a graduate of Abilene High School. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Fort Hays State University, a master's degree in education from Kansas University, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from Washburn University. She is a registered nurse in the emergency room at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. The groom is a graduate of Immaculata High School in Leavenworth. He earned a bachelor's degree in education from Kansas State University and a master's degree in educational technology from Mid-America Nazarene University. He is a teacher and coach for Central Junior High School in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Rothwell and Rockhold
Don and Kenna Rothwell announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Rothwell, to Kyle Rockhold, all of Lawrence. Kyle is the son of Greg and Kelley Rockhold, Oskaloosa. The future bride is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and Baker University. She is employed with Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom is a graduate of Oskaloosa High School. He is employed with R.D. Johnson Excavating Co. in Lawrence. The couple plan a Nov. 8, 2008, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.
Harris and Haeffner
Rob and Marleen Harris announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Harris, all of Lawrence, to Zach Haeffner, Baldwin City. Zach is the son of Randy and Diane Haeffner, Baldwin City. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Baldwin High School. She is a senior at MidAmerica Nazarene University. She is studying secondary education history and government. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Baldwin High. He is employed with Harris Heating and Cooling. The couple plan a May 9, 2009, wedding in Baldwin City.
Corrales and Clark
Marissa Corrales and John Clark will marry Nov. 14, 2008, in Lawrence, and unite their children, from left, Jake, Kayla, Trevor, Tyson and Trinity. Marissa is a physical therapist and John is a neurologist at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Freeman and Goodison
Felicia Freeman, Lawrence, and Ben Goodison, Mound City, were married Aug. 30, 2008, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Joshua Longbottom officiating. The bride is the daughter of Alfred and Cheryl Freeman, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Ward and Margaret Goodison, Mound City. Maid of honor was Melanie Freeman. Best man was Grant Goodison. Bridesmaids were Emma Prochaska, Nellie Ryan, Sally Williams, Tarrah Goodison and Kasey Barton. Groomsmen were David Archer, Austin Allen, Troy Hunt, Jake Miner and Jacob Summers. Vocalist was Lauren Mayhew. Candle lighters were Laura Poskochil and Lesley Gillaspie. Reader was Erin Goodison. Ushers were Jesse Franzen, Jarod Kennedy, Jeremy Mathia and Brandon Olson. Guest book and program attendants were Alissa Freeman, Jennifer Freeman, Jessica Freeman, Alexa Moreno and Aubrey Morris. Cake cutters were Amanda Beem and Raychele Freeman. Favor attendants were Fantayzia Gibbs, Stormi Gibbs, and Lacey Kittsmiller. A reception was given at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lawrence. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She attended Baker University and Pittsburg State University. She plans to complete a bachelor's degree in communication at Arizona State University. She is a leasing consultant for Mark-Taylor Residential in Gilbert, Ariz. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Linn-County High School. He attended Kansas University. He earned a bachelor's degree in construction management from Pittsburg State University in May. He is a project supervisor for CECO Concrete Construction in Tempe, Ariz. The couple reside in Chandler, Ariz.
Axcell and Bennet
Shelly Axcell and David Bennett, both of Lawrence, were married Aug. 9, 2008, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Revs. Pat Malone and Mick Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bill and Nan Axcell, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Gary and Mary Bennett, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Kelsey Gowin. Best man was Brian Bennett. Bridesmaids were Erin Bennett, Leah Tacha, Gretchen Huffman, Ashley Webb, Becky Bayouth and Stephani Heider. Groomsmen were Tom Bondurant, Pat Fritzel, Chris Koenig, Michael Connolly, Chris Maynard and Tyler Padden. Readers were Michele Huerter and Margie Bennett. Ushers were Erick Axcell, Matt Axcell, Michael Bennett, Patrick Bennett and Luke Huerter. Soloist was Dylan Hilpman. Flower girl was Parker Stewart. Ring bearer was David Nelson. Program attendants were Michelle Cook and Jackie Cook. A reception was given at Abe & Jake's Landing. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She plans to graduate from Baker University in December with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas University in 2004. He is employed with Innovative Dealer Solutions. The couple reside in Lawrence.