Lindsay Rene Sowder, Toronto, and John Howard Hill III, Lawrence, were married June 6, 2009, at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple in Wichita, with the Rev. Ira DeSpain officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Sowder, Toronto. The groom is the son of John II and Debra Lee Hill, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Stephanie Nelson. Best man was the groom’s father. Bridesmaids were Christyn Haberly, Kaylee Mann and Jennifer Heim. Groomsmen were Leo Monterrey, Craig Frydendall and Brad Stroud. Flower girls were Corinne Nelson and Avery Nelson. Ringbearer was Sutton Nelson. Ushers were Jamie Nelson, Ben Smith, Kyle Nichols, Ibraheem Suberu, Scott Cleland, Paul Nuzum, Dane Hill and Jason Clemensen. Candlelighters were Rani Aguilar, Kristen Gerdel and Holly Van Cleave. Readers were Bob Berends and Emma Meador. Gift attendants were Hannah Van Cleave, Hope Van Cleave and Addison Van Cleave. Guest book attendants were Alyssa Cleland and Angel Nuzum. Program attendants were Micaela Hill and Jillian Hill. Cake attendants were Becky Smith, Karen Hall and Nancy Van Cleave. Bride’s personal attendant was Karla Lira. Videographer was Riann Deere. A reception followed at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Eureka (Kan.) Junior/Senior High School and earned an associate degree from Neosho County Community College in 2000, a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in physical education in 2003, and a master’s degree in physical education, both from Pittsburg State University in 2004. She is the assistant volleyball coach at Pittsburg State. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School, and earned associate degrees from Highland Community College, a bachelor’s degree in education with an emphasis in physical education from Baker University in 2002, and a master’s degree in physical education in 2005 from Pittsburg State. He is the head baseball coach at Fort Scott Community College. The couple reside in Fort Scott.
Katrina Kline, Lawrence, and Michael Zlatkovsky, Eagle River, Alaska, were married May 17, 2009, at Powell Gardens, Kingsville, Mo., with the Rev. Judy Long O’Neal officiating. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Helen Kline, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Alexander Zlatkovsky and Yulia Pechersky, Eagle River, Alaska. Maid of honor was Anna Belcher. Best man was Eric Tomsen. Bridesmaid was Lauren Baker. Groomsman was Ian Hoffbeck. Music assistant was Leona Richling. Usher was Kris Kline. A reception followed at Powell Gardens. The bride was a valedictorian at Free State High School and graduated with honors from the University of Evansville. The groom was a valedictorian at Eagle River High School and also graduated with honors from the University of Evansville. The couple reside in Bloomington, Ind.
James “Jerry” and P. Joan McGriff, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house hosted by their children and grandchildren, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the couple’s home, 4205 Goldfield. The couple were married June 14, 1959, Argos, Ind. Joan and Jerry grew up in northern Indiana and were high school sweethearts. Jerry started as a programmer at United Telecommunications and retired after 33 years as a budget consultant with Sprint. Joan was a homemaker but held various jobs later including work as a dental assistant. They have two sons, David and wife Nancy, Provo, Utah, and Kevin and wife Susan, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter Penne Baker and husband Jim, Lawrence; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
George F. and Marilyn McCleary, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 13 in the Alton Ballroom at Pachamama’s. Friends and relatives came from Ohio, New Hampshire, Florida and California to attend the celebration, including the best man, Bill Parchen, from Aiken, S.C. George F. McCleary and Marilyn Baldwin were married June 13, 1959, at Northminster Presbyterian Church, Springfield, Ohio. Marilyn retired from elementary teaching in Lawrence in 1999 and George is entering his 36th year of teaching at Kansas University. They have three sons, Joseph and wife Heather, Centennial Colo., John and wife Zoe, Centreville, Va., and Frank, Blue Springs, Mo., and four grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Roy and Ann Shobe, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at 1308 Lawrence Ave. The couple were married June 26, 1949, in Denver. Roy graduated from Englewood (Colo.) High School in 1944 and Ann graduated from St. Francis High School in Denver. The couple have spent their married life in Denver, Oberlin, Ottawa, Garnett and Lawrence. They are members of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Roy served with the occupation forces in Japan after World War II and served 33 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Englewood and Oberlin. Ann was a homemaker. They have four sons, Ken, Oberlin; Don, Lawrence; Joe, Wichita; and Andy, Fayetteville, Ark.; five daughters, Cindy Whiteley, Lawrence; Becky Cooper, Edmond, Okla.; Debby Gunsleman, Lawrence; Sandy Rush, Oberlin; and Christy Shobe, Lawrence; 17 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Stu and Melanie Lorenzo, Lawrence, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with family and friends at 7 p.m., July 11 at the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence. Stu Lorenzo and Melanie Wilson were married on July 7, 1979, at First Christian Church, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Ron Goodman officiating. Stu graduated from Jefferson County North High School in 1974 and has been employed with Allied Glass for more than 21 years. Melanie graduated from Lawrence High School in 1977 and has been with Penny’s Concrete for more than 14 years. The couple are members at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. They have three sons, Justin and wife Kelly, Lawrence, Josh, Emporia, and Jake, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.
Gadberry and Laughlin
Gary and Therese Laughlin announce the engagement of their daughter Amber Rae Laughlin, all of Baldwin City, to Zack “Hat” Gadberry, Glencoe, Okla. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in biology at Oklahoma State University and has been accepted into the Radiology Tech Program at Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, Okla. She is a pharmacy technician at Wal-Mart Pharmacy in Stillwater. The future groom is the son of Roy and Kathy Gadberry, Stringtown, Okla. He is a 2004 graduate of Stringtown High School. He earned an associate degree in animal science from Eastern Oklahoma State College, a bachelor’s degree in animal science (pre-veterinary) at Oklahoma State in 2008, and is studying for a master’s degree in agriculture education at Oklahoma State. He is employed at Ralph’s Packing Company, Perkins, Okla. The couple plan a July 25, 2009, wedding at Mehan Union Church in Stillwater.
Chalmers and Ray
Kerry Chalmers, Baldwin City, and Mark Ray, Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of the late Walter and Margret Chalmers. The future groom is the son of Bill and Sharon Ray, Lawrence. The couple plan an Oct. 17, 2009, wedding at Worden United Methodist Church in Baldwin City.
Amanda Atwell, Surprise, Ariz., formerly of Lawrence, and Jose Casas, Surprise, Ariz., were married May 29, 2009, at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Sun City, Ariz., with the Rev. Martha Conner officiating. The bride is the daughter of William Atwell, Lawrence, and Angela Atwell, Surprise, Ariz. The groom is the son of Ismael Casas and Maury Hernandez-Casas, Surprise, Ariz. Maid of honor was Kaley Houk. Best man was Jose Lopez. Bridesmaids were Kristy Larocca, Gloria Cameron and Alby Gamboa. Groomsmen were Roberto Navarro, Mario Navarro and Patrick Bishop. Flower girls were Alyssa Atwell, Abby Pruzinski, Jasmin Navarro and Juliana Perez. Ringbearer was Fransisco Navarro. A reception was given at Salon Barcelona Reception Hall, El Mirage, Ariz. The bride attended Lawrence High School and graduated early from E-Institute in Arizona. She will graduate with associate degree in social work this December, then pursue a master’s degree at Arizona State University. The groom attended Peoria (Ariz.) High School, is a head cook at Applebee’s Restaurant, and is preparing to attend a Culinary Arts Institute to become a professional chef. The couple reside in Surprise, Ariz.
Nancy Coleman and Joel Rife, both of Albuquerque, N.M., were married May 30, 2009, at the Salsa del Salto Inn, near Taos, N.M., with the Rev. Tim Maiz officiating. The bride is the daughter of Hal and Ruth Coleman, Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Betty and Otho Lovering of Albuquerque. The groom is the son of Max and Wilma Rife, Lawrence. The bride’s personal attendant was her sister, Linda Hobson. The groom’s personal attendant was his brother, Kurt. A reception and dinner followed at the inn. The bride earned a bachelor’s degree from Metropolitan State University in Denver, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from New Mexico State University and is a fourth-grade teacher in the Rio Rancho School District. The groom earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from Kansas University, and is a professional engineer and associate at the engineering firm of Camp, Dresser and McKee in Albuquerque. The couple reside in Albuquerque.
Forrest and Susie Budd, Lawrence, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday. A dinner is planned for a later date. Forrest Budd and Susie Rogers were married July 15, 1939, in Lawrence, and have continued to maintain their home here. Forrest attended Kansas University from 1937 to 1939. He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor in 1976, after 35 years of service. Susie is a homemaker; she worked part-time at Cole’s Grocery for a number of years. The couple requests no gifts.
Theron and Dixie Harper, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday. A card shower will be hosted by their children. The couple is planning a trip to Branson, Mo. Theron Harper and Dixie Deems were married July 17, 1949, at the home of the bride’s parents in Butler, Mo. The couple own and operate Deems Farm Equipment Inc., the John Deere dealership in Lawrence. They have three sons, T. Kevin and wife Becky, Eudora, Rod and wife Barbara Woodruff, Overbrook, and the late S. Kyle, who died in June 1995; two daughters, Kathi Hunsinger and husband Chris, Baldwin City, and Libby Spring and husband Jim, Eudora; 11 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Cards and well wishes may be sent to Deems Farm Equipment Inc., 1110 E. 23rd St., Lawrence, 66046.
James and Mildred Cooper, Lawrence, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 5 with a family gathering at their son Brian’s home in Shawnee. The couple were married July 2, 1944, at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. James was a pilot in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. He attended Kansas University and worked at Kansas Power and Light/Westar for 37 years. Mildred also attended KU and is a homemaker. She is active at Plymouth Congregational Church. They have two sons, Gary and wife Betty Jo Switz, Alburquerque, N.M.; and Brian, Shawnee; and a daughter, Rosie Shelton and husband Charlie, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.
Krug and Stauffer
Louise Stauffer, Holland, Mich., and Nick Krug, St. Charles, Mo., were married June 6, 2009, at The Eldridge Hotel, with Michael Lynn, uncle of the bride, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Clay Stauffer and Barbara Griffin, Holland, Mich., and Susan Lynn and Brian Wolfe, Iola. The groom is the son of Veronica Krug, St. Charles, Mo., and the late Bruce Krug. Maid of honor was Kelly Schetzsle. Best man was Caleb Krug. Bridesmaids were Kelly Alexejun, Dana Bremner, Lindsay Metcalf and Corie Dugas. Groomsmen were Tim Stauffer, Aaron Stauffer, Thad Allender and Jake Harrell. Usher was John Nowak. Flower girls were Audrey Lynn, Maris Lynn and Sidney Thornton. A reception followed at The Eldridge Hotel. The bride graduated from West Ottawa High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and an master’s degree in creative writing, both from Kansas University. She will begin pursuing a doctorate in creative writing in August from KU and is a graduate teaching assistant at the university. The groom graduated from Duchesne High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from KU, and is a photographer at the Lawrence Journal-World. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Silva and Johnson
Kristi Silva, Los Alamos, N.M., and Jarrett Johnson, Lawrence, were married June 27, 2009, at La Posada de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, N.M., with Don Lucero officiating. The bride is the daughter of Richard Silva, Albuquerque, N.M., and Diana Honnell, Los Alamos, N.M. The groom is the son of Michael and Kathleen Johnson, Lawrence. Best man was Eric Johnson. Groomsmen were Chris Johnson and Gabriel Silva. Bridesmaids were Sarah Snow, Julie Anderson, Angelique Saiz and Adrienne McFarland. A reception followed at La Posada de Santa Fe. The bride is a graduate of Los Alamos (N.M.) High School, Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and the University of Texas at Austin. She is studying for a doctorate in public health. The groom is a graduate of Baldwin High School, Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., and the University of Texas at Austin. He is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Garching, Germany. The couple reside in Munich, Germany.
Butell and Hunziker
Dominique Butell, Baldwin City, and Christopher Hunziker, Princeton, were married June 19, 2009, in an outdoor ceremony at the home of friends in Princeton, with Jack Murphy officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Colleen Butell, Baldwin City, and Linda Anderson, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Luke and Marcella Hunziker, Princeton, and Kim and Jay Tucker, Ottawa. Matron of honor was Suzanne Gaut. Best man was Zach Wolfe. Bridesmaids were Ashley Butell-Smiley, Stephanie Welch, Brandi Vogel and Katie Wilkerson. Groomsmen were Billy Harris, Corey Tucker, Tyler Wiederholt and Casey Coates. Junior bridesmaid was Brooklyn Butell, daughter of the bride. Ushers were Shawn Butell, Chad Musick, Ben Harris, Derick Dryden, Aaron Nichols and Brett Callaghan. A reception was given at Celebration Hall in Ottawa. The bride is a graduate of Baldwin High School and attended Kansas State University. The groom is a graduate of Central Heights High School, in Richmond, and attended Fort Scott Community College. The couple reside in rural Franklin County.
Ken and Rowena Pine, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 1. A dinner at the WeatherVane in Charleviox, Mich., was attended by relatives from Texas, Maryland, Illinois, Kansas and Michigan. Ken Pine and Rowena Nehrbass were married Jan. 28, 1949, at Centenary Methodist Church in Lawrence. After Ken’s combat service in Europe during World War II, he graduated from the School of Business at Kansas University. A few years with J.C. Penney were followed by 27 years with Met Life. His retirement jobs were with Mallott and Roach Hardware. Rowena worked for First United Methodist Church, in Lawrence, for 33 years, in several capacities after attending Baker University and KU. In 1981, she was considered diaconal minister after completing seminary course work. Upon retiring from the church, she served as chaplain for Lawrence Presbyterian Manor for eight years. The have one daughter, Penny Hemphill and husband Charles, Lawrence, and two grandchildren.
White and Heddy
Lyjah White, Oskaloosa, and Jason Heddy, Pensacola, Fla., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Gary White, Oskaloosa, and Sandra White, Lawrence. She graduated from Oskaloosa High School and attended Dodge City Community College before entering the military as an air traffic controller. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in human resource management from Thomas Edison State College in December. The future groom is the son of Joe and Jill Heddy, Pensacola. He graduated from Washington High School, in Pensacola, and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from University of West Florida. He is a senior contracting officer for the government at General Service Administration. The couple plan a Sept. 12, 2009, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.
Claassen and Sacks
Darrel and LaRita Claassen, Newton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Claassen, to Jacob Sacks, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Newton High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Kansas University in 2007 and 2008. She is a tax accountant at Marks Nelson CPA in Overland Park. The future groom is the son of Sony Sacks, Newton, and the late Gregory Sacks. He is a 2003 graduate of Newton High and earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management from KU in 2007. He is studying for a Master of Business Administration degree from Baker University. He is the Internet sales manager at Crown Toyota and an assistant basketball coach at Haskell Indian Nations University, both in Lawrence. The couple plan an August 2009 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Westerman and Larson
Lee and Kim Larson announce the engagement of their daughter, Elena Larson, all of Lindsborg, to Kyle Westerman, Clay Center. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Smoky Valley High School, in Lindsborg, and earned a sports management degree from Kansas University in 2008. She worked for KU Center for Research for three years and currently resides in Overland Park and is employed with Virtual Inventories Inc. and 24 Hour Fitness. The future groom is the son of Dirk and Denette Westerman, Wakefield. He is a 2004 graduate of Wakefield High School and a May graduate of Fort Hays State University. The couple plan a Feb. 13, 2010, wedding at the Evangelical Covenant Church in Clay Center.
Horsfall and Chrisjohn
Charles Chrisjohn, Lane, and Eileen Chrisjohn, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Chrisjohn, to Kellen Horsfall, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Central Heights High School and will attend the Kansas University School of Pharmacy this fall. She is employed at Walgreens Pharmacy in Ottawa. The future groom is the son of Scott and Jana Horsfall, Hays. He is a 2002 graduate of Garden City High School and is attending KU. The couple plan an Aug. 1, 2009, wedding at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence.
Dudley and Lantz
Stephanie Renee Lantz, Lawrence, and Ronnie Jay Dudley, Tonganoxie, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Ric and Darlene Lantz, Lawrence. She is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School and attended Kansas University for two years, majoring in psychology. She is employed by Vangent, Inc., in Lawrence, and plans to attend Johnson County Community College in the fall. She serves on the Stranger Township Fire Department in Tonganoxie. The future groom is the son of Bob and Lynn Dudley, Kansas City, Kan. He is a 1994 graduate of DeSoto High School and attended Kansas City Kansas Community College and KU for Fire Service Training. He is employed with TFM Comm, in Lawrence, and also serves as a firefighter on the Stranger Township Fire Department in Tonganoxie. The couple plan a Sept. 12, 2009, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.
Sears and Wilson
Sears-Wilson Jessica Sears, Baldwin City, and Spencer Wilson, Vinland, were married May 23, 2009, at Mildale Farm in Edgerton, with Logan Light officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Melissa Sears, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Bill and Cheryl Wilson, Vinland. Maid of honor was Melissa Sears. Best man was Brad Wilson. Bridesmaids were Elise Rock, Holly Maygers, Brooke Fox, Kristen Alley, Kendyl Washburn and Minnie Guzman. Groomsmen were Brian Hodges, Bobby Gerry, Austin Bryan, Casey Nelson and Grant Catloth. Ringbearer was Jacob Brewer. Flower girls were Claire Norris and Sadie Fox. Ushers were Brian Sears, Brandon Sterry, Brice Priestley and Brandon Davis. Programs attendants were Conner Alley, Matthew Pendry and Ryan Pendry. A reception followed at Mildale Farm. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School and plans to earn a professional sales degree with a minor in Spanish at Harding University in December. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School, is an accounting major at Harding, and plans to graduate in May 2010. The couple reside in Searcy, Ark.
Hollis and Bishop
Lindsay Brianne Hollis, Wichita, and Eric Wayne Bishop, Leoti, were married May 9, 2009, in Lawrence, with Tom Jacobs officiating. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Linda Hollis, Wichita. The groom is the son of Leslie and Patricia Bishop, Leoti. Acoustic guitar and vocal music was performed by Tom Jacobs. Donna Pitman gave a reading titled “The Mystery of Destiny.” A reception was given at the Springhill Suites Ballroom in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Wichita Southeast High School and Kansas University. She is a social work specialist for the State of Kansas. The groom is a graduate of Leoti High School and KU. He is a computer engineer at Meier’s Ready Mix in Topeka. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Robins and Sauvage
Caroline Sauvage, Mâcon, France, and Colin Robins, Miami, were married June 20, 2009, at L’Iglise de Saint Pierre in Mâcon, with Gérard Colon and Patrice Sauvage officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gilbert and Christine Sauvage, Mâcon. The groom is the son of C. Richard Robins and Catherine Hale Robins, Lawrence. Best man was Robert Robins. A reception was given at Château d’Aine à Azé in France. The bride earned a doctorate from Université Lumière Lyon. The groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Macalester University and a master’s degree from Oregon State University, and plans to earn a doctorate from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2010. The couple reside in Lyon, France.
Carey and Durnal
Dr. Gerald and Donna Carey, Blue Springs, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Christine Carey, to Evan William Durnal, both of Mission. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Blue Springs South High School and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006 and 2007. She is an English teacher and coaches softball and basketball at the Freshman Center in Blue Springs. The future groom is the son of Chet Durnal, Denver, and the late Betty Bullock. He is a 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular bioscience from Baker University in 2005, and is studying for a master’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Central Missouri. He is a chemist at Midwest Research Institute in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan an Aug. 1, 2009, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.
Hamilton and Clark
Phil and Patricia Hamilton, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexis Hamilton, to Emery Clark, both of Overbrook. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2007. She is a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom is the son of Phil and Susan Clark, Overbrook, and Mary and Dan Hacker, Lecompton. He is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2004 graduate of the advanced diesel technology program at WyoTech in Laramie, Wyo. He is a field service diesel technician at Martin Tractor in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 19, 2009, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.
Duggins and Downing
Audra Dawn Duggins and Heath Alan Downing, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Lenora Brown, Lawrence, and the late Dale Duggins. She is a graduate of Free State High School and is studying for a hospitality degree with an emphasis in event planning. The future groom is the son of Dailen and Sherry Downing, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School and plans to earn a degree in music. The couple plan an Aug. 7, 2009, wedding at Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence.
Norman and Doris John, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, hosted by their daughters and grandchildren, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at Southside Church of Christ, 1105 W. 25th St. The couple were married Aug. 16, 1959, in Garden City. Norman worked with Stephens Insurance and retired in 2007. He recently went back to work at DCI. Doris worked as a nurse in various doctors’ offices and at Brandon Woods. The couple have lived in Lawrence for 35 years. They have two daughters, Cheryl Bell and Pam Robertson, both of Lawrence; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Robert and Madeleine Schehrer, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with a dinner party hosted by their daughters. The couple were married July 25, 1959, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lawrence. Robert is the retired senior partner of Schehrer, Bennett, & Lowenthal, CPAs, where he practiced public accounting for 33 years. He currently provides tax planning and financial services for a small group of clients, serves as a Eucharist minister at Corpus Christi Catholic Church and enjoys working on his farms in east central Kansas. Madeleine has enjoyed showing horses and raising, showing and selling canaries. She began selling antiques in downtown Lawrence in 1996, and retired recently. She enjoys gardening, sewing and her annual trip to Disney World with her husband, children and grandchildren. They have three daughters, Amy Byers and husband Tim, Overland Park; Elaine Randel and husband Randy, Shawnee; and Nancy Jones and husband Joe, Lawrence; and eight grandchildren.
Carl and Isabelle Schaake, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 1. The couple were married in Miami, Okla. Carl, a Lawrence native, is a retired farmer and Marine Corps veteran, serving in World War II. Isabelle, originally from Virginia, attended the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia. Since retiring, she has enjoyed volunteering, traveling and playing bridge. They have a daughter, Sarah Leonhard and husband John, near Oskaloosa, and two grandchildren.
Taul and Harding
Nickie Taul and Russ Harding, both of Farmington, Ark., were married April 25, 2009, at Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Maria Campbell officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jimmie and Carol Taul, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Howard and Connie Harding, Joplin, Mo. Matron of honor was Becky Bentley. Best man was Jay Mirus. Maid of honor was Katy Taul. Bridesmaids were Shannon Mirus and Summer Taul. Groomsmen were Brent Hager, Brian Leeper and Jason Newton. Ringbearers were Brevin and Cole Flory. Flower girls were Rylee Bentley, Taylor Finney, Maison Flory and Aftyn Willis. Ushers were Mark Flory and Chris Looney. Candlelighters were Justin and Katelyn Christie. Scripture reader was Cheryl Burnett. Vocalists were Michele Finney and Kaj Willis. Pianist was Trilla Lyerla. Guestbook attendants were J.J. Flory and Becky Saathoff. Program attendants were Haley and Tyler Davis. Personal attendant was Brandie Reynolds. Cake servers were Amara Davis, Michelle Hirschmann and Christie Willis. Reception hostesses were Dana Crawford, Martha Christie, Teresa Flory, Tricia Hartpence, Margaret Kalb and Trudy Rice. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture economics from College of the Ozarks in 2003 and a master’s degree in agriculture extension and education from the University of Arkansas in 2006. She is a 4-H agent for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service in VanBuren, Ark. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Joplin High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in poultry science with a minor in agriculture business in 2004 and a master’s degree in operations management in 2006, both from the University of Arkansas, and is a general production manager for Tyson Foods in Springdale, Ark. The couple reside in Farmington, Ark.
Flory and Pearson
Tara Flory, Lawrence, and Darin Pearson, Williamstown, were married May 16, 2009, at Free Methodist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Rick Burchham and Merle Flory officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Flory, Lawrence, and the late Eldon Flory. The groom is the son of Gary and Janis Pearson, Williamstown. Maid of honor was Karen Flory. Best man was Daryl Pearson. Bridesmaids were Tori Pearson, Rebecca Skinner, Staci Hoisington Root and Tacy Gray Fleury. Groomsmen were Trent Flory, Conrad Roberts, Paul Juedes and David Juedes. Junior groomsmen were Weston Flory and Tucker Flory. Candlelighters were Debbie Pearson, Adrianne Houdek and Shelle Verkler. Bride’s personal attendant was Kelly Carr. Assistant to the groom was David Dunn. Honorary couple were Shawn and Tiffany Ball. Ushers were Steve Flory, Ralph Flory, Kent Morgison and Greg Wyatt. Flower girl was Susannah Flory. Ringbearer was Collin Flory. Scripture readers were Amy Brooker and Kristi Reimer. Program attendants were Valerie Schlotfeldt and Mimi Urish. Guest book attendants were Corey Ann Dunn and Elizabeth Johnson. Gift attendants were Addie Juedes and Amber Dann. Reception attendants were Pete and Kelly Carr, Don and Kathy Flory, Merle and Judy Flory, Rob and Marleen Harris, Kalie Harris, Courtney Harris, Kenna Heim, Dustin and Katie Mortenson, and Loren and Kristin Thompson. Wedding coordinators were BJ Kelly and Barbara Nonken. Reception coordinators were Jeff and Lindsey Foster. A reception was given at the Flory Family Farm in Baldwin City. The bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from John Brown University in 1997 and a master’s degree in teaching and leadership from Kansas University in 2005. She is a reading specialist in the De Soto School District. The groom is a 1987 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and earned an associate degree from Dodge City Community College in 1990. He is the golf course superintendent of Alvamar Country Club. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Tichenor and Stout
Brian and Bobbi Tichenor, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Travis Kent Tichenor to Rachel Lynn Stout, both of Olathe. The future bride is the daughter of Kevin and Corinna Stout, both of Abilene. She is a 2006 graduate of Abilene High School and is a teller for the Bank of Blue Valley, Overland Park. The future groom is also the son of Janelle Rouse, Topeka. He is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and is a commercial loan processor for the Bank of Blue Valley, Overland Park. The couple plan a September 2009 wedding at the Eisenhower Rose Garden in Abilene.
Davis and Hecht
Hannah Davis and William Hecht, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement along with their parents, Michael Davis, Kansas City, Mo., and Kim Dalman, Liberty, Mo., and Bill and Sandy Hecht, Effingham, Ill. The future bride graduated from Liberty Senior High School. She is a Spanish major at Kansas University and plans to graduate in December 2010. The future groom graduated from Free State High School and earned an exercise science degree at KU. He is employed at Peak Performance in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 5, 2009, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Fulks and Williams
Deidra Fulks, Lawrence, and Preston Williams, Bentonville, Ark., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Anthony Fulks, Bryant, Ala., and Debbie Fulks, Lawrence. She is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and earned an associate degree in mortuary science from Kansas City Kansas Community College in May. The future groom is the son of Timothy Williams, Harrison, Ark., and Lois Cobb, Gentry, Ark. He is a 2002 graduate of the Alternative High School in Siloam Springs, Ark., and is an assistant manager at Wal-Mart. The couple plan a Sept. 19, 2009, wedding at Rotary Arboretum in Lawrence.