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Couples announcements October 23, 2010



Beisner and Jerkovich

Elizabeth Beisner, Lawrence, and Nick Jerkovich, Olathe, were married Aug. 14, 2010, at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence, with the Rev. Steven Beseau officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kent and Diana Beisner, Lawrence. The groom is the son of George and Joan Jerkovich, Salina, and the late Monica Jerkovich. Maid of honor was Anna Allen. Best man was Bryan Haeusser. Bridesmaids were Allyson Taylor, Adria Butler and Becky Blevins. Groomsmen were Josh Lorg, Vincent Jerkovich and Jordan Jerkovich. A reception was given at Maceli’s. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a concentration in Spanish from Kansas University in May. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Salina. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communications studies with minors in business and south Slavic languages from KU in 2009. The couple reside in Overland Park.


Naff and Philhour

Amanda Naff, Lawrence, and Chad Philhour, Kansas City, Mo., were married Aug. 21, 2010, at Central United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo. with Jim Simpson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Cindy Naff, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Kim and Patty Philhour, Jacksonville, Fla. Maids of honor were Amy Naff and Sarah Naff. Best men were Nick Philhour and Lee Philhour. Bridesmaids were Allison Wright, Marcie Cooperman and Tamara Dugard. Groomsmen were Greg Frazier, Adrian Robertson and Jeff Green. Flowergirl was Chloe Philhour. Ringbearer was Wyatt Helmer. Guestbook attendants were Emma Benezette and Katie Lawrence. A reception was given at Penthouse of Club 1000, Kansas City, Mo. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in interior design with an art history emphasis from Kansas University and is employed by TK Architects. The groom is a 1996 graduate of De Soto High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from KU and is also employed by TK Architects. The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.


Bratt and Flory

Mary Faith Bratt, Norton, and Andrew John Flory, Lawrence, were married Sept. 5, 2010, at Blue Jacket Crossing Winery in Eudora, with Nolan Washatka officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Mary Ahlemeyer, Logan. The groom is the son of Randy and Cheryl Flory, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Tamara Gillespie. Best man was Aaron Flory. A reception followed at the winery. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Norton Community High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary social studies education in 2002, and a master’s degree in social studies curriculum and leadership this summer, both from Kansas University. She has taught social studies at Santa Fe Trail High School for seven years. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Washburn University and Johnson County Community College, and has been employed by the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department for six years. The couple reside in rural Lawrence.


Wilcom and Wilcox

Jerry and Geraldine Wilcox, Hutchinson, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Eudora Community Center, 1638 Elm St., Eudora. Geraldine Musick and Jerry Wilcox were married Sept. 18, 1960, at St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Eudora. Both graduated from the Lawrence High School. Jerry graduated from Draughons College. He worked at the Douglas County engineer’s department and Reuter Organ, and retired from the USD 308 in 2004. Geraldine worked at Lawrence National Bank, before moving to Hutchinson in 1962. She retired from Network Management Group Inc. in 2003. They have two children, José and Kim Rivas, Hutchinson; and Dan and Sara Wilcox, Baldwin City; and four grandchildren. The couple request no gifts. Cards may be sent to the couple at 7204 Redwood Road, Hutchinson, KS 67502.



Roger and Deana Coffey, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th anniversary this month. The couple were married Oct. 22, 1960, in Pittsburg. They have four children, Staci Rodriguez, Lawrence; Shaun Coffey and wife Patty, Lawrence; Stephany Coffey, Wichita; and Thane Coffey, Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.


Ackerman and Nicholson

Daniel Nicholson, Lawrence, and Liezl R. Ackerman, Janesville, Wis., announce their engagement. The future groom is the pastor at Lawrence Christian Center, and the future bride will assist him in the church. The couple plan an Oct. 30, 2010, wedding at Lawrence Christian Center.

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