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Couples announcements for November 2009

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Harvey and Rauktis

Phyllis Harvey, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, and Robert F. Rauktis, Lawrence, were married Sept. 4, 2009, at San Francisco City Hall, with Marie O’Brien officiating. The bride is the daughter of James Harvey, Lugar Bonito Celtica, Scotland, and Eileen O’Farrell, Prestwick, Scotland. The groom is the son of Frank Paul Rauktis and Sybil Eugena O’Brien, Fairway. Maid of honor was Petis Pois Rauktis. Best man was James Proffitt. Limousine overseer was Wendell Rauktis. A reception was given at The Cliff House in San Francisco. The bride is a graduate of Notre Dame in Glasgow, Scotland, and is a cabin attendant for British Airways. The groom is a graduate of Bishop Miege High School, Kansas University and KU Medical Center. He is the garden supervisor of Chez Bay. The couple have homes in Lawrence and Scotland.

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Gaines and McNish

Stephanie Gaines, Overbrook, and Earl McNish, Baldwin City, were married Aug. 1, 2009, at First Baptist Church in Ottawa, with the Rev. Robert Cockrel officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jon and Betty Gaines, Overbrook. The groom is the son of Earl and Janet McNish, Baldwin City. Maid of honor Becky Blevins. Best man was Matthew Bowlin. Bridesmaids were Allyson Taylor, Addie Bondurant and Amber Smith. Groomsmen were Emery Baughan, Brandon Cone and Andreas Brandenberger. Flower girl was Chasity Hadl. Ringbearer was Asher Gaines. A reception was given at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City. The bride in a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School and is studying for an accounting degree at Northwest Missouri State University. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Baldwin High School.

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Young and Cagle

Rebecca Young and Brent Cagle, both of Lawrence, were married April 25, 2009, in the Gridiron Room in the Burge Union at Kansas University, with the Rev. Bonnie Kelly officiating. The bride is the daughter of J. Alan and Rita Winter, Eudora. The groom is the son of Harold and Judy Van Daveer, Olathe. Maid of honor was Andrea Thompson. Best man was Darron Ammann. Bridesmaid was Amanda Mische. Groomsman was Leo Perron. Junior bridesmaids were Kylee and Jaycee Boydstun. Bride’s assistant was Kailey Wendt. Flower girl was Emma Thompson. Ringbearer was Clayton Mische. Candlelighters were Allison Boydstun and Lucas Griffith. Page was Tyler Boydstun. Ushers were Henry Griffiths and Richard Winter. A reception followed in the Gridiron Room. The bride is a graduate of Atchison High School and attended Kansas University. She is independently employed as a respite caregiver. The groom is a graduate of Olathe South High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from KU. He is employed by Bartlett & West in Topeka. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Hathaway and Fredricks

Wayne Hathaway and Maureen Mulally, Lawrence, and Kathie Hathaway, Ottawa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Hathaway, Overland Park, to Tyler Fredricks, Shawnee. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Ottawa High School. She attended Kansas University and Wichita State University and is a nationally certified pharmacy technician at Prescription Solutions in Overland Park. The future groom is the son of Jeff Fredricks, Ottawa, and Jeri Kiefer, Lawrence. He is a 2003 graduate of Ottawa High and works at Gun-Ko Traffic Control in Olathe. The couple plan a Sept. 18, 2010, wedding in South Park in Lawrence.

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Scannell and Neufeld

Steve and Lynn Scannell, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Scannell to Darryl Neufeld, both of Boulder, Colo. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Topeka High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in biological chemistry from Grinnell College in 2005. She is employed as a medical office manager. The future groom is the son of Dan Neufeld, Vermillion, S.D., and Juliet Pattison, Yankton, S.D. He is a 2001 graduate of Vermillion High School and a earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Grinnell College in 2005. He is studying for a Masters of Education degree at the University of Colorado. The couple plan a July 2010 wedding in Boulder.

Anniversary

Henson

Jeannie and Wilbur Henson, Tonganoxie, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 31. with lunch at Famous Dave’s in Kansas City, Kan. About 50 friends and family attended the celebration. Jeannie Kissinger and Wilbur Henson were married Oct. 31, 1959, at the home of Wilbur’s parents, Claude and Ethel Henson, in Lawrence. Wilbur is retired from Southwestern Bell, now AT&T. He also served in the Navy from 1953-57. Jeannie is retired from the Kansas City, Kan., school system. The couple also are active in farming and church. Wilbur is a Tonganoxie VFW Post 9201 member, while Jeannie is active in the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She also is president of the Florence Riford Senior Center. They have a son, James Henson, of Edwardsville.

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Burgess

Arden and Donna Burgess, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner today. Arden Burgess and Donna Carpenter, were married Nov. 6, 1949, at Westside Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Arden attended Pittsburg State University. He later worked for two years as a linotype operator for the Marysville Advocate in Marysville. He then worked at the Lawrence Journal-World for 45 years, retiring in 1997. Donna graduated from Kansas University in 1947. She was employed by the Lawrence School District in food service for 15 years. They have two daughters, Jeanne Johnson, Dayton, Ohio, and Leilani Burgess, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.

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Watson and Grillot

Shannon Marie Watson and Joel Benjamin Grillot, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 17, 2009, at Zion Lutheran Church in Independence, with the Rev. Robert Leiste officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dana and Julie Watson, Independence. The groom is the son of Timothy and Janette Grillot, Parsons. Matrons of honor were Courtney Nowak and Aindrea Scott. Best men were Thomas, Morgan, Nicholas and Jared Grillot. Bridesmaids were Michelle Hirschmann, Jessica Housley and Chelsea Taylor. Groomsmen were Aron and Brandon Taylor. Ushers were Jason Watson, Brian Thomas and Wes Carrillo. Personal attendant was Theresa Paulter. Ringbearer was Trey Kimzey. Flower girl was Katie Watson. Candlelighters were Winter and Heather Grillot. Gift attendants were Sarah and Tina Grillot. Guest book attendant was Leigha Jolly. A reception was given at Independence Country Club in Independence. The bride earned an associate degree from Independence Community College and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. She is a customer service representative at Lawrence Bank. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Parsons High School, and earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Newman University in Wichita, and a master’s degree in education from Kansas University. He is a paraeducator and the assistant volleyball coach at Free State High School. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Tevis and Fulbright

Lisa Renee Tevis, Topeka, and Thomas Wayne Fulbright, Jr., Lawrence, were married July 25, 2009, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Topeka, with the Rev. Timothy Haberkorn officiating. The bride is the daughter of Randall and Pamela Tevis, Topeka. The groom is the son of Tom and Mary Fulbright, Overland Park. Maid of honor was Sara Tevis. Best man was Robert Fulbright. Bridesmaids were Rachel Tindall, Kacie Rognlie and Lindsay Kingman. Groomsmen were Ted Alsop, Chandler Hess and Andy Struble. Ushers were Cory Hadl, James Fulbright, Josh Spradlin and David Fulbright. Candlelighters were Paula and Julia Fulbright. Ringbearer was Bobby Johnson. Flower girl was Shianne Cobb. A reception followed at the church. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School in Topeka. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in strategic communications from Kansas University in 2006. She is a business development manager in marketing with Capitol Federal Savings in Topeka. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from KU in 2007. He is a history teacher at Hope Street Academy in Topeka. The couple reside in Topeka.

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Wymore

Bridgitte Annette Krug and Charles Edward Wymore III, both of Topeka, were married Oct. 3, 2009, in Topeka, with the Rev. Robert Hattle officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kevin Krug and Judy Kern, both of Topeka. The groom is the son of Ed Wymore, Alburn, and Debbie Ingenthron, Topeka. Maid of honor was Brandy Houk. Best man was Billy Boltz. Bridesmaids were Micah Williams and Christy Carter. Groomsmen were Seth Goodman and Dusty Ingenthron. Flower girl was Lilly Wymore. Ringbearer was Beckett Carter. Ushers were Justin Krug, Luke Carter and Rodney Kessler. A reception was given at the Perry American Legion. The bride is a 1993 graduate of Rossville High School and is employed by Protection One in Lawrence. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and is employed by Meadowbrook Apartments in Lawrence. The couple reside in Grantville.

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Steffet and Chappell

Gordon and Becky Chappell, Lawrence, along with Mahlon and Cindy Steffey, Oskaloosa, announce the engagement of their children, Becki Chappell, Lawrence, and Cody Steffey, Oskaloosa. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Johnson County Community College and is a certified nurse assistant at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and a 2009 graduate of Washburn University. He is a radiology technician at LMH. The couple plan an Oct. 23, 2010, wedding at Ozawkie United Methodist Church in Ozawkie.

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Keen and Ehrhardt

Houston and Carol Keen announce the engagement of their daughter, Kalli Keen, all of Baldwin City, to Kevin Ehrhardt, Baldwin, Md. The future bride is a graduate of Ottawa High School and attended Oklahoma State University. She helps manage the family farm, Rockledge Farms, and is employed by Dairy Agenda Today. The future groom is the son of James and Elaine Ehrhardt, Baldwin. He is a graduate of Fallston High School and is employed by Ehrhardt Farms Inc., where he is charge of the sales and embryo marketing. The couple plan a June 12, 2010, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

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Bell and Frick

Karen Henry Frick, Lawrence, and John Frick, Kansas City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerry Kathleen Henry Frick to Joseph William Bell, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a human ecology degree from Kansas State University in 2006 and is a manager at Plato’s Closet. The future groom is the son of Bill and Diane Bell, Lawrence. He is also a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned degrees in business administration and finance from Kansas University in 2007. He is an assistant vice president at Great American Bank. The couple plan an April 2010 wedding in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

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Henderson and Hazel

Diane Rebecca Henderson, Amarillo, Texas, and Michael John Patrick Hazel, Lawrence, were married Aug. 22, 2009, at Claxton Farm in Asheville, N.C., with the Revs. John Gingerich, grandfather of the groom, and Patrick Hazel, uncle of the groom, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Genette Henderson, Asheville. The groom is the son of Steve Hazel, Mission Hills, and Robin Gingerich, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Anne Lacy. Best man was Jonas Swartz. Bridesmaids were Lauren Brown-Brooks, Mary Patterson-Broome, Kate DeWitt, Emily Fuller, Sara Hazel, Jenni Gleason-Henderson and Lauren Young. Groomsmen was Ty Amass, Ershad Elahi, Todd Wilkins, Aaron Goldhamer, Mark Hecker, Ryan Henderson and Palmer Hoyt. A reception followed at the Claxton Farm. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Amarillo High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., in 2005. She is a third-year student at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Duke University, Durham, N.C., in 2004, and a juris doctor in 2008 from Georgetown University Law School. He recently completed a judicial clerkship with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and will be an associate with the law firm Wilmer Hale in Washington, D.C. The couple reside in Washington, D.C.

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Ferguson and Lisher

Jordan Ferguson and Carl Lisher, both of Lawrence, were married June 27, 2009, at First United Methodist Church, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Tom Brady officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kent Ferguson and Jackie Ferguson, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Mel Jr. and Charlene Lisher, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Hilary Ferguson. Best man was Chad Lisher. Bridesmaids were Candice Cesare, Rachelle Saathoff, Renae Saathoff, Kelsi Bailey, Bailey Harberg and Katy McConnell. Groomsmen were Brett Lisher, Jack Bell, Nick Walters, Ryan Eoannou, Jackson Ferguson and Taylor Martin. Ushers were Michael Lisher, Johnny Rathbun and Brett McBride. Readers were Kate Scaletty, Mandy Lisher and Sarah Heider. Candlelighters were Jessica Ely and Leslie Kirkpatrick. Guestbook attendant was Jayme Lisher. Flower girls were Kelby Meisinger, Jessica Meisinger and Eley Johnson. Ringbearer was Price Johnson. A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a business marketing degree, with a concentration in strategic communications, from Kansas University in 2008 and is employed by a medical practice in Overland Park. The groom is also a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned an associate degree in respiratory therapy from Washburn University in May and is a respiratory therapist at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. The couple reside in Overland Park.

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Cunningham and Curnes

Catelin Cunningham and Alex Curnes, both of Lawrence, were married May 30, 2009, at Stony Point Hall, in Baldwin City, with the Rev. Don Cunningham, the bride’s father, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Don Cunningham and Vicki Palmer, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bill and Denise Curnes, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Katelyn Curnes. Best men were Clarke and Luke Cunningham. Bridesmaids were Layci Kuder, Katie Cunningham and Rachel Hawkins. Groomsmen were Dan McDowell, Nathan Hostetter and Justin Bloom. Junior bridesmaids were Mattie and Ellie Beers. Ringbearers were Sam and Stephen Curnes. Flower girls were Montana and Ella Haas. Ushers were Joshua Lance and Lee Bush. Bride’s personal attendants were Kyra Flummerfelt and Pam Wiggins. Cake attendants were Nikki Willis and April Messer. Program attendants were Megan Crawford and Kristen Lance. Guestbook attendant was Millie Bush. A reception followed at Stony Point Hall. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social welfare from Kansas University in May and is employed by Healthy Families Counseling & Support in Kansas City, Mo. The groom is also a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from KU in May and is employed by Nebraska Furniture Mart in Kansas City, Kan. The couple reside in Basehor.

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Parr and Ammons

Annie Parr, Baldwin City, and Trey Ammons, Olathe, were married Sept. 5, 2009, at the World Revival Church, Lee’s Summitt, Mo., with the Rev. Bryan Riportella officiating. The bride is the daughter of J.D. and Nancy Parr, Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Don and Kim Ammons, Vancouver, Wash. Maid of honor was Ellie Parr. Best man was Don Ammons, father of groom. Bridesmaids were Kara Bridges and Allison Ammons. Groomsmen were Jimmy Dunford and Randy Ammons. Flower girls were Jillian and Jacklyn Markway. Music was provided by James and Emily Galbraith. A reception was given at the church. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2009 graduate of Baker University. She is employed by the Kansas City Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. The groom is a graduate of Baker University and is employed by Stowers Institute in Kansas City, Mo. The couple reside in Baldwin City.

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Hughes and Merrill

Amber Hughes, Lawrence, and Dimitri Merrill, Boulder, Colo., were married Aug. 1, 2009, at The Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence, with the Rev. Thad Holcombe officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steven and Ruth Hughes, Lawrence. The groom is the son of John and Toula Merrill, Boulder. Matrons of honor were Aphrodite Mangum and Melia Stockham. Best man was Joe Merrill. Groomsmen were Theo Antoniou, Collin Jackson and Kevin Heinz. Flower girls were Savannah, Sarah and Sidney Sebold. Ringbearer was Rocco Antoniou. Ushers were Cameron Hughes and Andrew Abell. Program attendants were Dawson and Leo Engelbrecht. Guestbook attendant was Maria Mamatsios. Gail Hughes, grandfather of bride, gave a reading. A reception followed at The Eldridge Hotel. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Kansas University and is a Montessori teacher at the Telluride Mountain School. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Colorado State University and is a project engineer in Telluride. The couple reside in Telluride, Colo.

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Ronan and Davis

Ashley Davis and Frank Ronan, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jacqueline Davis, New York, and Michael Davis, Lake Quivira. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School, Belmont University and the University of Limerick (Ireland,) and is a self-employed singer/song writer. The future groom is the son of Patrick and Teresa Ronan, New York. He is a graduate of Holy Cross University and is completing academic preparation to enter nursing school. The couple plan a Dec. 30, 2009, wedding at Mackree Castle, County Sligo, Ireland.

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Naff and Philhour

Mark and Cindy Naff, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Naff to Chad Philhour, both of Kansas City, Mo. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Kansas University and is an interior designer at TK Architects in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Kim and Patty Philhour, Jacksonville, Fla. He is a 1996 graduate of De Soto High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from KU and is an architect at TK Architects in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan an Aug. 21, 2010, wedding at Central United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo.

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Bjornstad and Bell

Wes and Stephanie Bjornstad, Plainville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Audrey Bjornstad to Brady Bell, both of Eudora. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Plainville High School and is a funeral director for Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Richard and Leslie Bell, Hill City. He is a 2000 graduate of Hill City High School and is employed as a cell technician for Cricket Communications in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The couple plan a July 2010 wedding in Douglas County.

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Orton and McCarty

Brianna Orton and Bryan McCarty, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Cynthia Lynn, Lawrence, and Steven Orton, Liberty, Mo. She is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a finance degree from Drake University in 2006. She is currently a student at Brooklyn Law School. The future groom is the son of Marcus and Mary Lew McCarty, Leawood. He is a 2002 graduate of Blue Valley North High School and earned a biochemistry degree from Drake University in 2006. He is currently a student at New York Medical College. The couple plan a Dec. 23, 2009, wedding at The Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence.

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Bolton and Pyle

Roger and Paula Bolton, Wichita, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Bolton to Tyson Pyle, both of Chicago. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, in Wichita, and a 2007 graduate of Kansas University. She is a product rollout coordinator at Lee Enterprises in Chicago. The future groom is the son of Kevin and Mary Jo Pyle, Halstead. He is a 2000 graduate of Halstead High School and a 2006 graduate of KU. He is an associate at OKW Architects in Chicago. The couple plan an Aug. 21, 2010, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Rowland

Lindsay Fortune and Ryan Rowland, both of Charleston, S.C., were married May 9, 2009, at the Governor Thomas Bennett House in Charleston, with the Rev. Joey Branch officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Janet Fortune, Sunset Beach, N.C. The groom is the son of Ron and Debbie Rowland, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Amber McAlhaney. Best man was Wes Brundridge. Bridesmaids were Katie Krogmeier, Jessica Ware and Megan Leach. Groomsmen were Scott Elwell, Justin Fyle and Michael Obuchowski. The bride is a 2004 graduate of the Pilgrim Academy in Galloway, N.J. She earned a bachelor’s degree in professional biology from Charleston Southern University in 2008. She is pursuing a master’s degree in occupational therapy at the Medical University of South Carolina. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Charleston Southern University in 2008 and a master’s degree in accounting from the College of Charleston in 2009. He is employed by the public accounting firm Dixon Hughes in Charleston. The couple reside in Charleston.

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Penny

Paul and Virginia Penny, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a private ceremony on Friday. The couple were married on Nov. 20, 1949, at First Christian Church in Lawrence. Paul earned a fine arts degree from Kansas University and is a noted Lawrence artist. Virginia earned a music degree from KU and teaches piano lessons to students in their home. They have five children, Alan, Mick, Gary, Chris and Melissa.

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Rooney

Alyssa Patterson, Lawrence, and Thomas Patrick Rooney, North Little Rock, Ark., were married July 8, 2009, in Aura Cozumel Wyndham Grand Bay, Cozumel, Mexico, with the Rev. Kenith Larsen officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Kala Patterson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Tom and Jessica Rooney, North Little Rock. A reception was given at the home of the bride’s parents on Oct. 17. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas University in May 2006. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Catholic High School for Boys in Little Rock, Ark. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Arkansas in August 2003 and a master’s degree in accounting and information management from the University of Texas-Dallas in December 2004. He is employed at Walsh Washburn LLP. The couple reside in Overland Park.

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Gist and Streeter

Kristina Gist and Ryan Streeter, both of Denver, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Mark Gist, Lecompton, and Karen Dirks, Longmont, Colo. She is a graduate of Free State High School and Utah Schools of Massage Therapy. She is the owner of Namaste Massage and Wellness in Centennial, Colo. The future groom is the son of Dave and Celeste Streeter, Brighton, Colo. He is a graduate of Legacy High School. He earned an associate degree in applied science from Johnson and Wales University and a bachelor’s degree in management from the University of Phoenix. He is a territory sales manager for CSK/O’Reilly Auto Parts. The couple plan a Dec. 5, 2009, wedding, at The Chateaux at Fox Meadows in Broomfield, Colo.

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Phipps and Lobell

Brad and Carla Phipps announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Phipps, all of Lawrence, to Samuel Steven Lobell, Topeka. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and a 2005 graduate of Arizona State University. She plans to graduate from Kansas University School of Medicine in May and pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology. The future groom is the son of Steven and Anne Lobell, Topeka. He is a 2002 graduate of Washburn Rural High School and a 2006 graduate of Kansas State University. He also plans to graduate from KU School of Medicine in May and pursue a career in anesthesiology. The couple plan a May 7, 2010, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Brown and Pacey

Eryn Brown and Mark Pacey, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Rusty Brown, Kansas City, Kan., and Pam Brown, Lawrence. She is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2006 and is studying for a Master’s of Business Administration degree, also at KU. She is an account underwriter for Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The future groom is the son of David and Carol Pacey, Manhattan. He is a 2002 graduate of Manhattan High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from KU, in 2006, and is studying for a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering, also from KU. The couple plan a May 22, 2010, wedding at Circle S Ranch in Lawrence.

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Decker and Naderi

Jack and Sara Decker, Sedgwick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Decker, to Pooya Shawn Darius Naderi, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Valley Center High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism, Russian language and literature, psychology and sociology, all from Kansas University. She earned a master’s degree in sociology from KU and is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at KU. She is the managing editor for The Sociological Quarterly. The future groom is the son of Kazem Naderi and Marzie Salarie, Portland, Ore. He is a graduate of Tigard High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from Western Oregon University, a master’s degree in sociology, from Portland State University, and is a doctoral student in sociology at KU. The couple plan an April 30, 2010, wedding at The Eldrige Hotel in Lawrence.

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Lukkes and Kennedy

Kateena Kay Lukkes, Tyndall, S.D., and William Schuyler Kennedy II, Lawrence, were married Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Tyndall, with the Rev. Sandy Aakre officiating. The bride is the daughter of LeWayne and Pam Lukkes, Tyndall. The groom is the son of Diane Kennedy, Lawrence, and the late William S. Kennedy. Maid of honor was Andria Marquardt. Best man was Chris Aragon. Bridesmaids were Suzanne Toms and Janet Kennedy. Groomsmen was Cody Lukkes and Christopher Kennedy. Junior bridesmaids were Megan and Jeni Schmidt. Ringbearer was Lucas Kennedy-Eker. Flower girls were Hadley Marquardt and Madison Kennedy. A reception was at Tyndall (S.D.) Community Building. The bride is a graduate of Bon Homme High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of South Dakota and a paramedic certification from Avera McKennan School of EMS. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Kansas University. The couple reside in Kansas City, Kan.

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Wedel

Caitlin Morgan Day, Topeka, and Ryan Benjamin Wedel, Abilene, were married Sept. 12, 2009, at Evan Williams’ Estate, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Anthony Bedora officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert Day and Gwen Beegle, Easton, Md. The groom is the son of Steven and Cynthia Wedel, Abilene. Maid of honor was Arden Day. Best man was David Duer. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Litton and Robyn Dipman. Groomsmen were Travis Litton and Kyle Reynolds. Bridal attendants were Lisa Martinez, Allison Kauffman, Rachel Kennedy and Hannah Pitsenberger. Ushers were Kyle Klassen, Brad Chindamo and Thad Reynolds. Junior groomsman was Brody Litton. A reception followed at the Estate. The bride is a graduate of Topeka West High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Washburn University and a master’s degree in management from Baker University. She is a branch manager at Central National Bank in Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Abilene High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Emporia State University. He is the Lawrence market manager at Landmark National Bank. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Frost

Marti and Mike Frost, Lawrence, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 20-22 with their family in Branson, Mo. The couple were married Nov. 28, 1969, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Mike has worked for the city of Lawrence in the sanitation department for more than 20 years. He also works as a grain truck driver for Schaake Farms. Marti has worked for Kansas Secured Title for 12 years. They have two daughters, Jacque Underwood and husband Michael, Eudora, and Jenny Leming and husband Michael, Lawrence; a son, Jamie and wife Cheri, Edgerton; and five grandchildren.

Engagement

Wedd and Grace

Lynsey Michelle Wedd and Kevin Patrick Grace, both of Denver, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Greg Wedd, Lawrence, and Shana Wedd and Mike Hurst, both of Tonganoxie. She is a 2002 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and a 2007 graduate of Kansas State University School Of Architecture. The future groom is the son of Jim and Rita Grace, Jefferson City, Mo. He is a 2002 graduate of Helias High School, in Jefferson City and a 2007 graduate of the KSU School of Architecture. The couple plan a December 2009 wedding, in Kansas City, Mo.

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Arnold and Most

Roger and Nancy Arnold announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Arnold, all of Baldwin City, to Travis Most, Shawnee, The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University. She is a loan processor with Hilco Mortgage. The future groom is the son of Randy and Donna Most, Atwood. He is a 2001 graduate of Atwood High School and a 2006 graduate of K-State. He is a senior consultant with MarketShare Consulting. The couple plan a June 26, 2010, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City.

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Riffel

Sarah Johnson and Brandon Riffel, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jerry and Jamie Medaris, Lawrence, and Robert and Julie Johnson, Berryton. She is a 2006 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University in May. The future groom is the son of Tom and Laura Riffel, Lawrence. He is a 2001 graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School and earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science, both from KU, in May. The couple plan an April 26, 2010, wedding in Maui, Hawaii.

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Farmer and Swenson

John and Phyllis Farmer, Lenexa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Ann Farmer, to Joshua Lee Swenson, both of Olathe. The future bride is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in interpreting and American Sign Language from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. She is a total-loss specialist with Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The future groom is the son of John Swenson, Garden City, and Lori Clark, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in athletic administration, both from William Woods University. He is a property claims adjuster with Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The couple plan a July 17, 2010, wedding, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo.

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