O’Hurley-Van Saun Sarah O’Hurley, Canton, Mass., and Joseph Van Saun, Lawrence, were married Jan. 2, 2009, at St. Mary of the Assumption, Brookline Village, Mass., with the Revs. Thomas Fleming, James McCune and Jack Ahern officiating. The bride is the daughter of Neal and Christine O’Hurley, Canton, Mass. The groom is the son of Paul and Debbie Van Saun, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Tricia O’Hurley. Best man was Michael McQueeney. Bridesmaids were Katie Bennett, Lizzie Boyle, Lindsay Cope, Ally Lynch, Liz O’Hara, Maya Sirur, Heather Sokolower and Kristen Van Saun Toner. Groomsmen were Jess Criswell, Gordon Glover, Chris Lucarz, Chris O’Hurley, Jack O’Hurley, Derek Sbrogna, Ryan Toner and Patrick Watkins. Flower girls were Caroline Arend and Elaina Van Saun. Ringbearers were Jeffrey Arend and William O’Hurley. Greeters were Carli Lynch and Michael O’Hurley. Altar server was Shawn Lynch. Eucharistic minister was Michelle Lynch. Soloist was John O’Hurley. A reception was given in the Cityview Ballroom at The Seaport World Trade Center, in Boston. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh, N.C. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Boston College in 2005 and is studying for a Master of Science degree in nursing from Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Boston College in 2004 and a Master of Science degree in accounting from Kansas University in 2005. He is a certified public accountant for AEW Capital Management in Boston. The couple reside in Brookline Village, Mass.
Barker and Vrooman
Zach and Dana Barker, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kenyon Beth Barker to Peter Aikins Vrooman, both of Fairway. The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree from Baker University in 1998 and a master’s degree in social work from Kansas University in 2003. She is a social worker for Good Shepherd Hospice, Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Penelope Vrooman, Kansas City, Mo., and Robert Vrooman, Overland Park. He is a 1988 graduate of The Barstow School and earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1993. He is a vice president and financial consultant with RBC Wealth Management (Royal Bank of Canada), Leawood. The couple plan a June 13, 2009, wedding at the Simpson House, Kansas City, Mo.
Lemesany and Koelling
Elissa Lemesany, Lawrence, and Austin Koelling, Tecumseh, announce their engagement along with their parents, Bill Lemesany and Mary Lemesany, both of Lawrence, and Curtis and Debra Koelling, Olathe. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in linguistics from Kansas University in 2006. She is the property manager of Parkway Properties, Lawrence. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from KU in 2005. He is a switchman/conductor for Union Pacific Railroad. The couple plan a Sept. 26, 2009, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.
Wingebach and Abel
Jodi Wingebach and Mark Abel, both of Eudora, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Cindy Wingebach, Eudora, and the late Tom Wingebach. She is a 2004 graduate of Eudora High School. She graduated from Pinnacle Career Institute in August 2008 as a certified medical assistant and is employed at American Dermatology Associates in Shawnee. The future groom is the son of Chris and Theresa Abel, Eudora. He is a 2006 graduate of Eudora High School and plans to earn a business management degree from Emporia State University in December 2010. He is employed at FedEx Ground in Lenexa. The couple plan an Aug. 1, 2009, wedding at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora.
Charles and Kathy Hagen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. June 28 at West Side Presbyterian Church, 1024 Kasold Drive. Charles Hagen and Kathy Sullivan were married May 31, 1959, at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. The couple moved to Lawrence in 1961. Charles worked for the U.S. Postal Service starting as a railway mail clerk and later retired from the station manager position at the Jayhawk Post Office on 23rd Street. Kathy volunteered at school, 4-H, church and community groups and was a homemaker. She started Prairie Flowers, and her husband joined her as the grower when he retired from the post office. The 20-year business sells cut flowers at the Lawrence Farmers’ Market. They are active members of West Side Presbyterian Church. They have three daughters, Esther Wisdom and husband Alan, Falls Church, Va., Kathy Kapplemann and husband Tom, Lenexa, and Beth Key and husband Brian, Wichita; a son, Charlie and wife Laura KingHagen, Overland Park; and seven grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Wrightsman Dayrl and Helen Wrightsman, Linwood, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends June 12. Dayrl Wrightsman and Helen Miller were married June 12, 1949, in Lawrence. Dayrl worked at Farmland Industries in Lawrence and also farmed. Helen worked for Southwestern Bell for 33 years in Lawrence and Kansas City, Kan. They have a daughter, Darla Scott and husband Leonard, Osawatomie; two sons, Greg and wife Michelle, Winfield, Pa., and the late Jeff; three grandchildren; and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
Parks and Seymour
Don and Sheryl Parks, Anderson, Mo., and Belinda and Jim Rehmer, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Parks, to David Seymour, both of Tonganoxie. The future bride graduated from Eudora High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Friends University. She is the patient billing coordinator for Lawrence Plastic Surgery. The future groom is the son of Michael and Janice Seymour, Tonganoxie. He graduated from Tonganoxie High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kansas University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Baker University. He is a programmer analyst for Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the information technology department. The couple plan a July 18, 2009, outdoor wedding in Lawrence.
Woodward and Davis
Woodward-Davis Jon and Vickie Woodward announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Woodward, to Joshua Davis, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School, earned an associate’s degree from Johnson County Community College, and will earn a dual bachelor’s degree in eMarketing and business administration from Franklin University in April 2010. She is employed by Landrum & Brown Inc. in Overland Park. The future groom is the son of Roger Davis, Marquette, and the late Peggy Davis. He is a 1996 graduate of McPherson High School and attended Kansas University. He is a mediator for an online consulting firm based in Texas. The couple plan a May 1, 2010, wedding at Liberty Hall.
Melody Katherine Keim, Mesquite, Texas, and Michael Robert Jordan, Lawrence, were married March 14, 2009, at Reflections on Spring Creek in Plano, Texas, with the Rev. Lan Leavell officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Nancy Keim, Mesquite, Texas. The groom is the son of Dean and Joyce Jordan, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Kristin Roberts. Best man was Ramin Zangeneh. Bridesmaids were Kristy Balthrop, Lindi Farris-Hill, Jana McIntosh and Caitlin Wilbur. Groomsmen were Lance Elizondo, Tommy Johnson, Chris Orlando and Max Phillips. Ushers were Drew Deal, Jager Loyde, Byron Martin and Brett Wiard. Guestbook attendant was Diana Wiard. Gift attendant was Kristen Jordan. Bride’s attendant was Meredith Cook. Flower girls were Sophia Flores and Gracie Flores. A reception followed at Reflections on Spring Creek, with music provided by members of the University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Poteet High School in Mesquite, Texas, and earned a music education degree with a vocal emphasis from the University of North Texas in 2009. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a music education degree with an instrumental emphasis also from the University of North Texas in 2009. The couple reside in Lewisville, Texas.
Harvey and Gunn
Kelly Gunn and Robert Harvey, both of Lawrence, were married Nov. 22, 2008, in Placencia, Belize. The bride is the daughter of John and Toni Toma, St. Louis. The groom is the son of Harry and Sue Harvey, Rigby, Idaho. A reception was given at The Eldridge Extended in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Parkway North High School, St. Louis, and Kansas University. She is employed by Conestoga Rovers & Associates, Topeka. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Johnson County Community College. He is self-employed. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Palos and Shiney
Georgia Lucky Palos, Lawrence, and Justin Henry Shiney, Wichita, were married June 5, 2009, in their backyard in North Lawrence, with Merrill Evans officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dean Constantine Palos and Diana Palos, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Lee Henry Shiney, Kechi, and Linda Kay White, Kansas City, Mo. Maid of honor was Anna Jackson. A reception followed in their backyard. The bride is a graduate of Kansas University and Massage Therapy Training Institute. She is a massage therapist at Kinetikos in Lawrence. The groom is self-employed at Shiney Independent, a local custom screen printing business. The couple reside in Lawrence.
Adlof and Lewis
Suzanne Marie Adlof, Lawrence, and Tad Jay Lewis, Overland Park, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Bobby Adlof, Texarkana, Texas, and the late Treva Adlof. She is a 1998 graduate of Redwater High School, Redwater, Texas. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in speech-language pathology from University of Central Arkansas in 2002 and a Master of Arts degree in speech-language pathology from Kansas University in 2004. She is a Ph.D. candidate in speech-language-hearing sciences and disorders from KU and will be a postdoctoral researcher at Learning Research and Development Center in Pittsburgh, beginning Aug. 1. The future groom is the son of Tim and Kristine Lewis, Concordia. He is a 1997 graduate of Concordia High School and earned a Bachelor of General Studies degree in economics from KU in 2007. He is employed by Rocky Mountain Emergency Vehicles. The couple plan a July 4, 2009, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Skelton and Wuerdeman
Jay and Beth Skelton, Perry, and Sharon and David Contrerez, Lyons, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirstie Skelton to Scott Wuerdeman, both of Oronogo, Mo. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Pittsburg State University. She is a fifth-grade teacher at Webb City Middle School in Webb City, Mo., and the head coach of the seventh-grade girls volleyball team and assistant coach of the Webb City High School track and field team. The future groom is the son of Mike and Suzy Wuerdeman, Springfield, Mo. He is a 1999 graduate of Independence High School (Kan.) and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from Pittsburg State. He is a field engineer for Crossland Construction Company Inc. The couple plan an Oct. 10, 2009, wedding in Joplin, Mo.
Horne and Popp
Edward Horne, Manhattan, and Nancy Collins, Platte City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter and stepdaughter, Laura Horne to Robb Popp, both of Richmond, Va. The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Manhattan High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kansas University in 2004 and a Masters of Library and Information Science degree from the University of Washington in 2007. She is the social sciences librarian for the University of Richmond. The future groom is the son of Robert Wayne and Rebecca Popp, Lawrence. He is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. While in Lawrence, he was a member of the Border Band and played the bass guitar and did vocals. He is the foreman of commercial construction for FMS Construction of Richmond. The couple plan a Sept. 12, 2009, wedding in Richmond.
Rodney and Linda Czerniak, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with family and with a trip this fall in the southwest United States. The couple were married June 14, 1969, in Duluth, Minn. They moved to Lawrence in 1989. Linda is the resident care coordinator for Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community and Rodney is the assembly room foreman for Reuter Organ Company. They have two daughters, Michelyn “Micci” Hiatt and husband David, Kansas City, Kan.; and Amy Moore and husband Shannon, Lawrence; a son Jason and wife Mandy, Lawrence; and seven grandchildren.
Dennis and Patty Buchholz, Lawrence, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary June 6 with a family dinner on the Plaza in Kansas City, Mo. The couple were married June 8, 1974, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora. Dennis graduated from Lawrence High School in 1973 and Patty graduated from Eudora High School in 1974. Over the years, they have enjoyed traveling, gardening and spending time with their family. They have two daughters, Angie Sommer and husband Chad, Lawrence; and Amanda Markey and husband Matt, Kansas City, Mo.; and two grandchildren.
Steve and Jane Scherer, Basehor, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration Sunday. Steve Scherer and Jane Ann Steele were married June 13, 1959, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Effingham. Steve, who was a paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., retired from Colgate-Palmolive in 1989. Jane is also retired. Their daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Mike Brock, Lawrence, and their grandchildren will play host at the anniversary celebration.
John and Joyce Dillon, Overbrook, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family on Sunday. John Dillon and Joyce Garst were married June 14, 1959, at Washington Creek Church, Lawrence. They both graduated from Overbrook High School and are the former owners of a dairy farm operation and the Overbrook Livestock Commission. They are now retired and split their time between Kansas and Arizona. They are the current owners of the Overbrook Car Wash, and Joyce works part-time at the grocery store in Overbrook. They have three sons, Jeffrey, San Francisco, Douglas and wife Tracey, Lawrence, and the late David; and four grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Ken and Ella Rundle, Medicine Lodge, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception hosted by their children and grandchildren, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 21 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 808 N. Cedar, Medicine Lodge. Ken and Ella were married on June 21, 1959, in Arkansas City. Ken taught for two years in the Towanda school district and for five years in the Nortonville school district. He was the superintendent of schools for the McLouth school district for 17 years and was a principal in CUSD 101 for the St. Paul Schools in St. Paul for 20 years. Ella worked for Hallmark Cards Inc., in Lawrence, for 13 1/2 years. She was also a secretary for the superintendent’s office in Erie for 5 1/2 years, and later for the Galesburg schools for 17 years, both in CUSD 101. The couple retired to Medicine Lodge in 2004 and enjoy spending time with their grandchildren. Their children are Margie Eck and husband Daryl, Sharon; and the late Fred. Cards may be to the couple in care of Margie Eck at 11329 SE U.S. Highway 160, Sharon, KS 67138. The couple request no gifts.
Lee and Carolyn Carlson, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Grand Lake, Colo., with family later this month. Lee Carlson and Carolyn Wheaton were married June 6, 1959, at First Baptist Church, Hutchinson. Lee is a retired American Baptist minister and Carolyn is a retired preschool teacher. They have four daughters, Christy Currier and husband Don, Ottawa; Suzanne Miller, Emporia; Lynne Shaw and husband Peter, Fairfield, Calif.; and Jennifer Lowe and husband Bill, Union, Mo.; and eight grandchildren.
Robert and Jeraldean Cooper, Stockton, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends July 11 at the Cedar Oak Lodge Resort, Stockton, Mo. Robert Cooper and Jeraldean Wensel were married June 6, 1959, at the Oxford (Kan.) Christian Church, with the Rev. Gordon Scott officiating. The couple reside at the Cedar Lodge Resort, Stockton, Mo., where they serve as managers. They have a daughter, Teresa Frye and husband Todd, Belleville; a son, Robert Jr., and wife Joy, Tonganoxie; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and an adopted daughter, Linda Morgison and husband Keith, and their family, Lawrence. Cards my be sent to the couple at 20225 S. 1527 Road, Stockton, MO 65785.
Janney and Arthur Burgess, Lawrence, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in February. The couple were married Feb. 9, 1944, in Kansas City, Mo. Arthur practiced family medicine in Oswego for 32 years. Janney worked in her husband’s office and at Oswego Hospital and taught registered nursing at Labette Community College. The couple retired in 1985 and moved to Lawrence in 1992. She was nominated in 2004 and 2008 for the Roger Hill Center’s Wallace Galluzzi Outstanding Adult Volunteer Award for her volunteer work with Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care. She also serves on the Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen board and the Unitarian Fellowship’s Social Action committee. The couple are volunteers for LINK and are members of the Unitarian Fellowship, Kansas Health Care For All, Coalition for Homeless Concerns, Older Women’s League and Lawrence Flower Club. They have five daughters, Anne Burgess, Robin Burgess and Jean Burgess, all of Lawrence; Gwen Burgess Sandal, rural Baldwin; and Susan Burgess, Poway, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Delmar and Evelyn Falen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in Wisconsin this month and later this summer with family in Estes Park, Colo. Delmar Falen and Evelyn Pilkington were married June 28, 1959, at First Baptist Church in Parsons. Delmar is a retired certified public accountant and owned his own business in Marysville for 35 years. Evelyn has a private piano studio and is an organist for First Baptist Church in Lawrence. They have two daughters, Kyra Shimizu and husband Richard, Superior, Colo., and Shyla Strathman and husband Max, Lawrence; and five grandchildren.
Richard and Pat Rinke, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a private dinner this weekend. The couple were married June 20, 1959, at the Holy Family Church in Eudora. Richard worked for KP&L a few years prior to becoming an insurance agent for over 30 years. He also served as a long-time usher at Kansas University’s football and basketball games. Pat worked at TG&Y and K-Mart before becoming a homemaker and baby-sitter for her grandchildren. They have two daughters, Kimberli Arndt and husband Mark, and Kristi Jorgensen and husband Dane; a son, Michael and wife Amy, all of Lawrence; and seven grandchildren.
Beguelin Les and Jean Beguelin, Topeka, formerly of Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with friends and family on June 26. Leslie Beguelin and Alice Jean Degner were married on June 26, 1949, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University. The couple met while attending KU. Les graduated from KU’s School of Liberal Arts and Sciences with a major in history. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and retired from the federal service (Navy, Air Force, Army, Post Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture) in 1982. Jean attended KU’s School of Fine Arts. The couple lived in Lawrence until 2005 when they moved to Topeka. They have two daughters, Kathryn Blosser, Topeka, and the late Russell Blosser; and Deborah Erhart and husband Jon, Dodge City; a son, Scott and wife Renee, Uvalde, Texas; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Their children would like to honor them with a card shower. Cards may be sent to the couple, 6241 S.W. 39th Court, Topeka, KS 66610.
Norman and Marjorie Brammell, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 27 with an open house from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church West Campus, 867 U.S. Highway 40, in Lawrence. The couple were married July 1, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa. Norman taught high school for 30 years in Wellsville. Marjorie worked at the post office in Wellsville for 22 years before owning and operating Merle Norman Cosmetics in Lawrence for 14 years. They are both retired and live in Lawrence. They have two daughters, Marianne Lyon and husband Larry, Chaska, Minn., and Sonja Merino and husband Fred, Olathe; and five grandchildren.
Wayne and Ruth Pine, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends Saturday and Sunday. Wayne Pine and Ruth Kempter were married on June 17, 1949, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University. They have two sons, Michael and wife Mary, Mulvane, and Kent, Baldwin City; and three grandchildren.
Davalos and Wainwright
Rose Mary Davalos, Hutchinson, along with Jack Wainwright, Sparks, Nev., and Cathy Wainwright, Biloxi, Miss., announce the engagement of their children, Sandra Davalos and Ken Wainwright, both of Eudora. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Joe Davalos Jr. She is a graduate of Hutchinson High School, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, a Bachelor of Arts degree in education, and a Master of Science degree in education, all from Kansas University. She is employed by Lawrence public schools. The future groom is a graduate of Edward C. Reed High School, Sparks, Nev., and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a Master of Science degree in sports medicine from the University of Oregon, Eugene. He is employed by Kansas Athletics Inc. The couple plan a July 24, 2009, wedding in Lawrence.
Stafford and Bossert
Kurt and Patti Bossert along with Mark and Karen Stafford, all of Topeka, announce the engagement of their children, Jamie Bossert and Jason Stafford, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Washburn Rural High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Washburn University in 2006. She is the owner/operator of Jersey Mike’s Subs in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Topeka West High School and is employed with Aviva in Topeka. The couple plan a fall 2009 wedding at First Lutheran in Topeka.
Whitaker and Monaghan
Amanda Whitaker and Michael Monaghan, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of David Santiago, Reno, Nev., and Leanne Miller, Denver. She is a graduate of Lawrence Alternative High School and Washburn University. The future groom is the son of John and Janine Monaghan, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School and is attending Johnson County Community College. He is employed by Hetrick Air Service at the Lawrence Municipal Airport. The couple plan a July 11, 2009, wedding at South Park in Lawrence.
Katherine Williams, Waco, Texas, and Jeremiah Shaw, Elizabeth, Colo., were married May 2, 2009, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with Judge Robert Fairchild officiating. The bride is the daughter of Algen Williams, Lawrence, and Beth Lancaster, Vallejo, Calif. The groom is the son of Kevin Shaw, Laramie, Wyo., and Betsy Wilson, Elizabeth, Colo. Maids of honor were Ollie Wenger and Sowjanya Seetala. Best men were Ken Apple and David Hardy. Ringbearer was Mason Williams. Flower girls were Mikyla Williams and Alexis Williams. Ushers were Algen Williams Jr. and Tiffany Fuller. Nickolas Passmore, son of the bride, and Wyatt Shaw, son of the groom, were presented medallions by the couple during the ceremony. A reception was given at the EconoLodge, Lawrence. The bride is a 1993 graduate of Leavenworth High School and attended Kansas University. She is the webmaster for Douglas County. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Elizabeth (Colo.) High School, and attended Mesa State College, Grand Junction, Colo. He is a deputy in the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department. The couple reside near Perry Lake.
Dexter and Hinshaw
Kristen Dexter and Matt Hinshaw, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Brian and Diana Dexter, Overland Park. She is a 2005 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School and earned an elementary education degree from Kansas University in May. She works part-time at the university, where she is studying for a masters and will begin student teaching in the fall. The future groom is the son of Gary and Kelley Hinshaw, Overland Park. He is also a 2005 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School and will graduate from KU in December. He is an engineer intern at the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka. The couple plan a July 9, 2010, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.
Nealy Anne Vicker, Newport Beach, Calif., and Jason Scott Johnston, Philadelphia, were married May 8, 2009, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Gary W. Teske officiating. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Sonja Vicker, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Richard Johnston, Irons, Mich., and the late Rita Johnston. Maid of honor was Paige Butler. Best man was Henry Butler. Flower girl was Gabby Yoder. Ringbearer was Griffin Akins. A reception was given at The Castle Tea Room. The bride earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder, a Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She owned and operated Ellipse, Inc., an education and career exploration consulting company in Newport Beach, Calif. The groom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth, and a Juris Doctorate and a Doctor of Philosophy degrees, both from the University of Michigan. He is the Robert G. Fuller, Jr. Professor of Law and director of the Program on Law, the Environment and the Economy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. The couple reside in Philadelphia.
Mary Gower Hill and William Allen Bryan Patten, both of Washington, D.C., were married May 24, 2009, at the home of bride’s parents in Lawrence, with the Rev. Ed Snow officiating. The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Marcia Hill. The groom is the son of Bryan and Kathy Patten, Lookout Mountain, Ga. Matrons of honor were Julie Ketover and Jennifer Yang Weedn. Best man was Daxter Holder. Bridesmaids were Emily Hill, Sarah Hill-Nelson, Kathleen Patten, Sarah Patten, Cara Nossaman Anderson and Dune Lawrence. Groomsmen were Bryan Wheelock, William Montgomery, Matthew Scott, Ben Rodriguez, Rustan Adcock, Ben O’Connell and Zachary Bruns. Flower girls were Hilary Griggs and Oona Nelson. Ringbearers were Mancel Adcock, Hugh Griggs, Lyle Griggs and Henry Nelson. Readers were Vanessa Hill Johnson and Jennifer Neal. Guestbook attendant was Jami Wyatt. A reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents. The bride is a 1992 graduate of The Barstow School, Kansas City, Mo., and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Yale University in 1996, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia in 2001. She is the vice-president of finance at Revolution Places, Washington, D.C. The groom is a 1992 graduate of The Baylor School, Chattanooga, Tenn., and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Yale University in 1996, and a Master of Arts degree in education policy and a Master of Business Administration degree, both from Stanford University in 2003. He is the chief financial officer of Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools, Washington, D.C. The couple reside in Washington, D.C.
Don and Dorothy Daugherty, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their children and grandchildren later this summer. Don Daugherty and Dorothy McCray were married June 27, 1959, at University Methodist Church in Madison, Wis., with the Rev. Allen C. Best officiating. In 2000, Don retired as professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Kansas University and Dorothy retired from K-State Research and Extension-Douglas County. They have a daughter, Lynn Cachey, Orland Hills, Ill.; a son, Scott, Wichita; and two grandchildren.
Bill and Mary Lou Hamlin, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a 5 p.m. Mass today at the Holy Family Catholic Church of Eudora followed by a reception in the parish hall. William Hamlin and Mary Lou Van Norman were married on June 27, 1959, in Tomahawk, Wis. The couple moved to Eudora in 1972 from Tomahawk, after Bill was transferred to the Lawrence Wickes Lumber Yard in North Lawrence. He worked in the building construction field until 2006, when he retired from Neighbor’s Construction Company. Mary Lou was a buyer for Weaver’s Department Store from 1973 to 1993. She works part-time at the Kansas City Gift Mart in Overland Park. They have been members of the Holy Family Catholic Church of Eudora since moving from Wisconsin. They have two daughters, Kim, Wichita, and Teri, Linwood; two sons, Scot, Eudora, and Steve, Towanda; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.
Andy and Helen Martinez, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today with family. Andy Martinez and Helen Chavez were married on June 27, 1959, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Andy graduated from Ottawa High School in 1955. He moved to Lawrence in 1957 and entered the plumbing trade. Andy has worked for several different plumbing companies and served on the Lawrence plumbing board. In 1974, he started his own business, Martinez Plumbing Service, in Lawrence, which he still operates today. Helen graduated from Lawrence High School in 1959. She has worked for the Kansas University Extension Center. Helen is a homemaker and also manages the Martinez Plumbing office. They have four sons, David and wife Theresa, Paul and James, all of Lawrence, and Steve, Manhattan; a daughter, Angela Minor and husband Glenn, Lawrence; and five grandchildren.