Stultz Harold Sr. and Sue Stultz, rural Hillsboro, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 12 at the Hillsboro Senior Center with friends and family from Lawrence, Dodge City, Pratt, Hutchinson, Goessel, Hillsboro, and Lawton, Okla. The event was hosted by their children and grandchildren. Harold Stultz and Sue Stockwell were married July 12, 1959, at the First Christian Church in Pratt. They moved to Lawrence in 1973. Harold medically retired from Kansas University in 1997 after 18 years of employment. Sue worked at KU Continuing Education for 29 years, retiring in 2004. Harold and Sue moved from Lawrence to Hillsboro in 2004 to enjoy their retirement. They have three sons, Bruce and wife Cindy, Lawton, Okla., and Mike and Harold Jr. and wife Jennifer, all of Hillsboro; and eight grandchildren.
Hundley Jerry and Judy Hundley will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, hosted by their children and grandchildren, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 15 in the fellowship hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1245 N.H. Gerald Hundley and Judith Hemphill were married on Aug. 23, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. During their married life, they lived in Manhattan, Colby, Atwood, Holcomb, Garden City, Eudora, and presently in rural Lawrence. While in Garden City, Jerry was an instructor for more than 30 years at Garden City Community College in agricultural mechanization, irrigation technology and alternative energies. He began the industrial motor controls, programmable logic controls, hydraulics and pneumatics, and industrial ammonia refrigeration programs at GCCC. Jerry also worked for Kansas State University teaching agricultural mechanization in Nigeria in 1973. Judy worked in several offices as an administrative assistant, including Fuller Real Estate, USD 457 and St. Dominic School. The couple were involved with church, 4-H, and Boy Scout activities, and hosted three students from Japan, Colombia and Russia through the American Field Service exchange program. They are now retired. They have a son, Jay and wife Gretchen, Baldwin City; two daughters, Jody Hundley, Irving, Texas, and Jane Hundley and husband David Eastridge, Lexington, Mass.; and four grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Broers Harley and Janet Broers, Wellsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception, hosted by their children, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 9 at the Ottawa Country Club, 1001 E. Logan St. Harley Broers and Janet Scott were married Aug. 9, 1959, at the First United Methodist Church in Ottawa. Harley was employed by Braniff Airways and the Federal Aviation Administration until his retirement in 2001. Janet taught in the Shawnee Mission and Blue Valley school districts and later served as principal of Cordley and Sunflower schools in Lawrence. The couple moved to the family farm in Franklin County after retiring. They have two daughters, Sharilyn Cromer and husband Bruce, Baldwin City, and Andrea Melanson and husband Dennis, Blue Springs, Mo.; and four grandchildren.
Zephier-Bullen Geraldine Zephier, Lawrence, and Michael Bullen, Minneapolis, Minn., were married June 25, 2009, in a flower garden at South Park, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Joshua Longbottom officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gerald Zephier, Lawrence, and the late Linda Zephier. The groom is the son of Dave and Sue Bullen, Maple Grove, Minn. Maid of honor was Kathleen Daney. Best man was Calvin Barnes. Bridesmaid was Terri Johnson. Groomsman was Darwan Demby. A reception followed at South Park. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence Alternative High School. The groom is a landscaper in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Rytting and Thibaudeau
Thibaudeau-Rytting Patrick and Barbara Thibaudeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Thibaudeau, all of Maplewood, Minn., to Matthew Rytting, Lawrence. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of North High School in St. Paul, Minn., and is a dietetics major at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. The future groom is the son of Kay Rytting, Lawrence, and the late Howard Rytting. He is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School and is a physics major at Brigham Young University. The couple plan an Aug. 14, 2009, wedding at the Draper Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Laster Jr. and Creasey
Creasey-Laster Ken Creasey, Lawrence, and Mary Ann Downing, Colby, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Ann Creasey, Lawrence, to James Edward Laster Jr., Denver. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a minor in communications from Kansas University in 2003. She is the manager of the Taco John’s restaurant on 23rd Street in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Kristina Laster, Largo, Fla., and the late James Edward Laster. He is a 1998 graduate of Overland High School, Aurora, Colo., and earned a bachelor’s degree in aviation technology at The Metropolitan State College of Denver in 2005. He is an aviation product support specialist at Garmin in Olathe. The couple plan an Oct. 24, 2009, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.
Martell and Schneider
Schneider-Martell Chantal Schneider and Tobias Martell, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Stephen McCabe, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Jacqueline Bittinger, Lawrence. She is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Washburn University. She is currently working on a new clothing line designed especially for plus-size women. The future groom is the son of Michael and Teresa Martell, Lawrence. He is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High, earned a degree in home inspection, and works as a handyman. The couple plan an Aug. 8, 2009, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.
Turner and Stallings
Stallings-Turner William and Sharon Stallings announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Marie Stallings to Mark Eugene Turner, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. She also graduated as a nationally registered certified medical assistant from Pinnacle Career Institute in April 2008, and is employed at Shawnee Mission Primary Care. The future groom is the son of Mike and Vicki Turner, Lawrence. He is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High and is employed by Midway Wholesale in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 12, 2009, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Baker and Crabb
Baker-Crabb Perry and Karen Baker along with Paul and Linda Crabb announce the engagement of their children, Erin Marie Baker and Blake William Crabb, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned bachelor’s degree in English from Kansas University in 2006. She is a news designer and copy editor at the Casper Star-Tribune, Casper, Wyo. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High and earned a bachelor’s degree in film from KU in 2007. He is a sports designer and copy editor at the Casper Star-Tribune. The couple plan a Sept. 6, 2009, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.