Kennedy and Hastings
Bernard Kennedy Jr. and Darla and Richard Sturdevant announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Michelle Kennedy, to Logan Wayne Hastings, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned an associate’s degree from Coffeyville Community College in 2000, and a bachelor’s degree in human services, with an emphasis in families and children, from Ottawa University in 2002. She is the scheduling coordinator at Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Larry and Judy Hastings, Parsons, and Sharon and Gary Baldwin, Chanute. He is a 1998 graduate of Parsons High School and earned an automotive technology certificate from the Universal Technical Institute in Houston in 2001. He is a customer service manager at Dale Willey Automotive in Lawrence. The couple plan a Nov. 14, 2009, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.
Thomas and King
Chuck and Susan Thomas announce the engagement of their son, Micah Thomas, all of Lawrence, to Jessica King, Blue Springs, Mo. The future bride is the daughter of Mike and Vicki King, Blue Springs, Mo. She is a 2004 graduate of Blue Springs High School and a 2009 graduate of Rockhurst University and Research College of Nursing. She is a registered nurse at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned an accounting degree from Kansas University in 2007. He is a camp director for Youthfront Inc., Kansas City, Kan. The couple plan a Nov. 14, 2009, wedding at Jacob’s Well Church in Kansas City, Mo.
Mike and Kathy Wortman, Lincoln, Neb., along with Gene and Carol Allton, Hutchinson, announce the engagement of their children, Carrie Wortman and Steve Allton, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Hutchinson High School, Kansas State University and Kansas University’s School of Law. She is a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals in Topeka. The future groom is a graduate of Buhler High School, KU and the KU School of Law. He is a staff attorney for Legal Services for Students at the university. The couple plan an Oct. 31, 2009, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.
Margaret and Harold Jones observed their 60th wedding anniversary Friday. The couple were married Sept. 25, 1949, at the First Methodist Church in Osage City. Margaret is a graduate of Baker University. After serving with the U.S. Army in Europe during World War II, Harold attended and graduated from Kansas University. Soon after their marriage, they moved to Redfield, S.D., and eventually owned the weekly newspapers at Redfield and Webster. They retired in 1980 and moved to Lawrence on Nov. 1, 1990. They have a daughter, Lynette Eastwold and husband Paul, St. Paul, Minn.; a son, Steven and wife Mary, Summit, N.J.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. All members of the family gathered at their son and daughter-in-law’s home on Lake George, N.Y., to celebrate the anniversary from June 25 to 30.
Larry and Carol Tripp, Lawrence, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary Sunday with family. The couple were married on Sept. 27, 1969, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Larry retired from U.S. Bank after 36 years of service. Carol drove a school bus for the Lawrence School District and worked in the dental field until joining her husband in retirement. The couple have four children and six grandchildren.
Jamie Machele Rehmer, Eudora, and John David “J.D.” Greer, Leawood, were married June 8, 2009, at South Park, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Kevin Wood officiating. The bride is the daughter of James and Belinda Rehmer, Eudora. The groom is the son of Joseph and Beth Greer, Leawood. Maid of honor was Kendra Bearden. Best man was Tyler Harnett. Bride’s attendant was Amber Parks Seymour. Musicians were Justin Klass and Kate Wasserman. Program attendants were Ellen Beard and Molly Jensen. Master of Ceremonies was Steven Rehmer. A reception was given at the Signs of Life Art Gallery in Lawrence. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Eudora High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from MidAmerica Nazarene University. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Blue Valley North High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas University. The couple moved to South Korea to teach elementary school at Bucheon Poly School.
Lori Haas, La Crosse, and Robert Brubaker, Lawrence, were married June 13, 2009, at St. Michael Catholic Church, in La Crosse, with the Revs. Julian Haas, uncle of the bride, and Rene Labrador officiating. The bride is the daughter of Maurice and Debbie Haas, La Crosse. The groom is the son of Bob and Edna Brubaker, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Jenny Werth. Best man was Patrick Shelton. Bridesmaids were Christine Werth, Tauni McCleary, Amy McKinsey and Melissa Jerome. Groomsmen were Jamie Haas, Seth Franklin, Johnny Brubaker and J.R. Nelson. Flower girl was Mirah Janda. Ringbearer was Ethan McCleary. Servers were Mikayla Janda, Alex Nathanson and Cheyenne Balaz. Mass readers were Donna Nathanson, Lorraine Berland and Fredd Haas. Programs attendants were Ashley Lang and Morgan Haas. Organist was Kathy Amrein. Singers were Melissa Pinkey, Cathy Dowling and Galen Schmidtberger. Gift attendants were Ida Liggett and Alfreda Schmidt. Eucharistic ministers were Mary Stietz and Tom Haas. Bridal assistant was Sharon Haas. Ushers were Darin Haas, Eric Haas and Justin Haas. Cake servers were Judy Matranga and Pat Petz. Candlelighters and guest book attendants were Rayanne Pralle and Jayme Cahoon. A reception followed at the church. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and earned an elementary education degree from Kansas Wesleyan University in 2008. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned dual degrees in criminal justice and psychology, with a minor in sociology, from Kansas Wesleyan in 2008. He is an assistant manager at Hy-Vee in Manhattan. The couple reside in Manhattan.
Jamie Scott and Brandon Miller, both of Lawrence, were married June 26, 2009, at The Eldridge Hotel, in Lawrence, with Judge Jim George officiating. The bride is the daughter of Windell and Vickie Scott, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jeff Miller and Taunya Miller, both of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Alexa Moreno. Best man was Gary Russell. Bridesmaids were Alex Scott and Sara Scott. Groomsmen were Rodney Theno and Cameron Schmitt. Gift attendants were Lindsey Bierig and Mollie Bierig. Ringbearer was Hunter Plake. Flower girl was Brooklyn Maas. Wedding coordinator was Teresa Marshall. A reception followed at The Eldridge Hotel. Both the bride and groom are graduates of Free State High School. They reside in Lawrence.