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Couples announcements for September 2010

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Armstrong

Allison Coverdell, Maryville, Mo., and Luke Armstrong, Lawrence, were married July 24, 2010, at Harmony Vineyard Church in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Emily Carroll and Nathan Beard officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rodney and Juledene Coverdell, Maryville. The groom is the son of Jack Armstrong, Westfield, Wis., and Kathi Hartog, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Brooke Coverdell. Best man was Benjamin Aber. Bridesmaids were Megan Rust, Lacey Auffert and Jenni Mann. Groomsmen were Tyler Emery, Alan Wegener and Eric Mann. Ushers were Tyler Coverdell and Chris Bier. Musicians were Sue Aber, piano, and Kyle Lewis, violin. A reception followed at the church. The bride is a graduate of Maryville High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in management and marketing from Northwest Missouri State University and is a customer service representative at Apria Health Care. The groom is a graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Kansas State University and is a commercial underwriter at American Family Insurance. The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.

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Moran

Nicole “Nikki” Marie Cruise and Matthew “Matt” Joseph Moran, both of Lawrence, were married June 5, 2010, in the Crystal Ballroom at The Eldridge Hotel, with Carmen Hocking officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Cathy Cruise, St. Louis. The groom is the son of Robert and Jan Moran, St. Louis. Matron of honor was Liz Brockland. Bridesmaids were Christy Hoffman and Jaclyn Mosely. Best man was Tim Moran. Groomsmen were Chris Rohlfing and Elliot Duemler. Readers were Maggie Rose and Jean Dolan. Music was provided by The Good Foot. A reception followed at the ballroom. The bride earned a geological sciences degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in December 2002. The groom earned a fine arts degree from Kansas University in December 2006. The couple reside in Mission.

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Lawrenz and Taylor

Ronald and Pamela Taylor, Weeping Water, Neb., along with Ronald Lawrenz, Lawrence, and Linda Barrington, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their children, Kimberli Taylor, Weeping Water, and Preston Lawrenz, Baldwin City. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Weeping Water High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics from Baker University in 2005. Since graduation, she has been employed by Cerner Corporation where she currently is a contract consultant. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School. He is employed by the Federal Aviation Administration in Olathe as an air traffic controller. The couple plan an Oct. 9, 2010, wedding at the Worden United Methodist Church in Baldwin City.

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Mailen

James and Vonda Mailen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11 with a private celebration with family and friends. Vonda Roseanne Craig and James Perry Mailen were married Sept. 11, 1960, in Clay Center. James and Vonda are graduates of Clay Center High School and moved to Lawrence in the mid-1960s. Vonda was employed by Kansas University’s Watkins Memorial Health Center where she retired after 39 years of service. James was employed by Rusty’s IGA in Lawrence for several years and then by KU Facilities Operations where he retired after 25 years of service. The couple have two sons, Troy James and wife Gail, Tonganoxie, and Todd Patrick, Lawrence; a daughter, ShyAnne Lynn Mailen, Lawrence; and seven grandchildren.

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Koch

Kenneth and Carol Koch, Home, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 19 at St. Gregory’s Church Hall, 1310 Carolina St., Marysville. Carol Brecheisen and Kenneth Koch were married July 2, 1960, at the Assumption Catholic Church in Topeka. Kenneth is from Axtell. Carol is formerly of the Clearfield community, south of Eudora, and graduated from Baldwin High School. They have lived in Home since 1977. They have five sons, Kelvin, Bradley, Jeffery, Wayne and wife Sarah, and Troy; and five grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Banks

Margaret and John Banks, Osage City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 3411 Iowa. Margaret Decker and John Banks were married Sept. 11, 1960, in Lebanon, Mo. John graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence and retired from Kmart Distribution Center in March 1997. Margaret graduated from Center High School in Springfield, Mo., and worked at Medical Arts Pharmacy as a delivery driver. The couple have four daughters, Debbie Heath and husband Gary, Tonganoxie, Diana Huseby and Mary Banks, both of Lawrence, and Sharon Watson and husband Doug, Lyndon; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at 828 Prospect Ave., Osage City, KS 66523.

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Wilbur

Ray and Marian Wilbur, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an afternoon reception, hosted by their sons and grandsons, for family and friends July 30 at Maceli’s. Marian Mathews and Ray Wilbur were married June 4, 1960, at Christ Cathedral in Salina. Both are retired teachers. Ray taught in Goodland and Moundridge, and Lincoln, Neb. He then taught for 30 years at Lawrence High School. He finished his career at Bishop Seabury Academy with 12 years of part-time teaching. Marian taught in Salina and McPherson. She finished her career with 28 years at West Junior High School and 12 years at Bishop Seabury Academy as a volunteer librarian. Both Ray and Marian are active in a number of volunteer organizations in Lawrence including Friends of the Library, Meals on Wheels, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Trinity Episcopal Church and Audio-Reader. They have two sons, Michael and wife, Katie, Wilton, Conn., and Patrick and wife, Candi, Lawrence; and three grandsons.

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Bristol

Clyde and Marilyn Bristol, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Circle S Ranch, Lawrence. Marilyn McLucas and Clyde Bristol were married Sept. 11, 1960, at Second Presbyterian Church in Topeka. Clyde retired from Roadway Express after 30 years of service, and Marilyn retired from Mercantile Bank. Hosts for the celebration are their children, Troy and Leah Bristol, Todd and Laurie Bristol, and Shawn and Amie Bristol. They have seven grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Williams

Joyce and Melvin Williams, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Train Depot (Lawrence Visitor Information Center), 402 N. Second St. Joyce Box and Melvin Williams were married Sept. 30, 1960, at First Baptist Church in Basehor. Melvin graduated from Basehor High School and retired from Delta Airlines in 1994. Joyce also graduated from Basehor High School and retired from Lawrence Memorial Hospital in 2007. The couple currently own and operate MJ Ranch outside of Lawrence. They have four children, Robin Sparks, Pittsburg, Mo., Scott Williams, Los Angeles, and Mark Williams and Kendra Williams, both of Lawrence; and eight grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Smith

Walter “Smitty” C. and Mae Fern Smith, Medicalodges Eudora nursing home, former longtime residents of Bonner Springs, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the farm home of David and Dorothy Klamm, 16639 Metro Ave., Bonner Springs. The Smiths were married Sept. 9, 1935, in the county courthouse in Versailles, Mo. The couple met as members of the 4-H organization during the early 1930s. Their children, Dwight (Sharon) Smith, Elaine Brauer and her family, and Nancy Thomas and her family, are organizing the event.

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Wright and Craig

Mike and Julie Craig announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Craig, to Cory Wright, all of Baldwin City. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree with a major in athletic training and a minor in health and physical education from Emporia State University in May. She is employed at Baker University. The future groom is the son of Steve and Kathy Wright, Baldwin City. He is also a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School. He will earn bachelor’s degrees in interdisciplinary business and biology from Baker University in December. The couple plan a Nov. 20, 2010, wedding at Baldwin First United Methodist Church.

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Hoyt and Langford

Buddy and Irene Langford announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacinta Langford, to Nicholas Hoyt, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University, and is the owner of marketing company LangfordMedia. The future groom is the son of John Hoyt and Jane Hoyt, both of Lawrence. He is a graduate of Free State High School and KU, and is an engineer at GBA in Lenexa. The couple plan a Nov. 26, 2010, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

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Laut and Mosher

Edward and Donna Laut along with Paul and Kathleen Mosher announce the engagement of their children, Emily Laut and Nicholas Mosher, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in English and geology, both from Kansas University, a master’s degree in science writing from The Johns Hopkins University, and is employed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. The future groom is also a graduate of Lawrence High, earned a bachelor’s degree in theater design from KU, and is employed with Midwest Information Technology Solutions. The couple plan an Oct. 8, 2010, wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

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Nguyen and Swain

Randall and Linda Swain, Lawrence, along with Dung and Khoa Dao Nguyen, Wichita, announce the engagement of their children, Mimi Nguyen and Jameson Swain, both of Chicago. The future bride is a graduate of Wichita North High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in sociology and marketing from Wichita State University and a Master of Business Administration from Baker University, and is the associate trade marketing manager at Dyson Inc., Chicago. The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Kansas University and is an application developer at onPeak, LLC, Chicago. The couple plan an Oct. 2, 2010, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

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Lobit and Vormehr

Alana Taesue Lobit and Nathan Frederick Vormehr, both of Los Angeles, were married in a double ring ceremony June 19, 2010, in an outdoor wedding held at the Williams’ Estate in Lawrence. The bride is the daughter of Edgar Jay Lobit and Hui Suk Lobit, both of Los Angeles. The groom is the son of Vicki Vormehr, Lawrence, and the late Stephen Vormehr. Co-maids of honor were Athena Lobit and Alyssa Lobit. Best man was Jorde Matthews. Bridesmaids were Katy Vormehr and Amy Vormehr. Groomsmen were Philip Tavasci, Kyle Nelson and Richard “French” Sayer. The bride and groom are the owners of a retail boutique named No. A (Number A) in the Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles. The couple reside in Los Angeles.

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Hargis and Rivotto

Tony Rivotto and Kristina Lisbon Rivotto, Shawnee, formerly Lawrence, along with Dave and Lynn Hargis, Kansas City, Kan., announce the engagement of their children, Kailey Janice Lisbon Rivotto, Shawnee, to Christopher Alan Hargis, Overland Park. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Kraig R. Lisbon. She is a 2004 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in radiological science from Avila University in 2009 and a certificate in radiation therapy from Washburn University in July. She is currently employed by Overland Park Regional Hospital and is pursing a career working with cancer patients. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Piper High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University in 2006. He completed the Johnson County Regional Police Academy in 2007 and has served as a police officer for the city of Leawood since 2007. The couple plan a Nov. 6, 2010, wedding at The Loretto in Kansas City, Mo.

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Jones and Neuhart

Charles and Carolyn Jones announce the engagement of their son, Jason Jay Jones, all of Lawrence, to Jesica Ann Neuhart, M.D., Prairie Village. The future groom is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree and master’s degrees, all in education from Washburn University, and is an educational consultant for Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Topeka. The future bride is the daughter of Eddy and Margene Neuhart, Jefferson City, Mo. She is a graduate of Jefferson City High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a medical degree from UMKC School of Medicine, and is a pediatrician for Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a Nov. 6, 2010, wedding at Christ Community Church, Leawood.

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Riffel

Sarah Kimberly Johnson and Brandon Daniel Riffel, both of Lawrence, were married April 26, 2010, in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, with the Rev. Laki officiating. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Julie Johnson, Topeka, and Jamie and Jerry Medaris, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Tom and Laura Riffel, Overland Park. A reception was given May 30 at the Garden House at Lake Shawnee in Topeka. The bride earned a degree in psychology from Kansas University in May 2009. The groom earned degrees in economics and political science from KU in May 2009. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Palmer and Yates

Mark and Tina Yates announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Christine Yates, to Nicholas Allen Palmer, all of Lawrence. The future bride graduated from Free State High School and is pursuing a degree in elementary education from Washburn University. The future groom is the son of Troy and Peggy Palmer, Berryton. He graduated from Lawrence High School, earned an associate degree in general studies from Johnson County Community College, and is employed as a senior on site specialist with IKON. The couple plan a Dec. 31, 2010, wedding at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

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Gilmore and Clough

Keith and Anita Gilmore, Appleton City, Mo., and Allen and Teresa Clough, Perry, announce the engagement of their children, Amanda Rose Gilmore, Lawrence, to Jason Allen Clough, Perry. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Appleton City High School. She is a senior customer service advocate at Prescription Solutions in Overland Park and is currently attending Kansas University studying pre-pharmacy. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Kansas State University in 2007 and operates a lawn mowing business serving the Lawrence and Oskaloosa areas. The couple plan a March 19, 2011, wedding at The First Christian Church in Lawrence.

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Grieb

Owen Grieb and Yoko Eto, both of Tokyo, formerly of Lawrence, were married March 28, 2010, at the Aoshima Shinto Shrine on Aoshima Island, off of Miyazaki, Japan. The ceremony was led by Chief Priest Yasutaka Nagatomo. The bride is the daughter of Chizumi Eto of Saiki, Japan, and the late Yuji Eto. The groom is the son of Steven Grieb and Carol Grieb, both of Lawrence. Prepared tributes were made to the couple by the groom’s father and sister; the bride’s uncle, Kiyohiko Kan, and her sister, Yuri Eto; and friends: Kevin Campbell, David Trevino, Takao Shibata, Eri Uchida and Saori Shibata. The groom’s sister, Lauren Grieb, accompanied him into the hall. The bride’s brother, Shinsuke Eto, accompanied her into the hall. The reception was held at the Aoshima Palm Beach Hotel in Miyazaki, Japan. The bride is a graduate of Kansas University and is teaching English as a foreign language at Bunkyo University Junior and Senior High schools. The groom is a graduate of KU School of Law and is working for the firm of Deloitte-Touche Tohmatsu. The couple reside in Tokyo.

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Humbert and Garlow

Stephen and Janet Garlow announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Garlow, all of Lawrence, to Steven Humbert, Manhattan. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School and is employed by the Parks & Recreation Department of the City of Manhattan. The future groom is the son of Greg and Terri Humbert, Eudora. He is a 2005 graduate of Wamego High School, earned an emergency medical technician certification from Highland Community College, and is employed by 5 Star Vending and Pepsi Cola in Manhattan. The couple plan a Jan. 1, 2011, wedding at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

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McCoy Jr. and Gleason

Emily Tangmo, Missoula, Mont., announces the engagement of her daughter, Rauna Gleason, Lawrence, to Darrel McCoy Jr., Raytown, Mo. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Raymond Tangmo. She graduated from Sentinel High School in Missoula, is attending the University of Phoenix, and is employed by USD 497 as an elementary school kitchen manager. The future groom is the son of Wanda Eckert, Raymore, Mo., and the late Darrel McCoy Sr. He is a graduate of Peculiar High School, is attending Vatterott College, and is employed by DJ’s Place. The couple plan a July 16, 2011, wedding at Lake Jacomo, Mo.

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Nelssen and LeMay

Louie LeMay, Council Grove, and Pam Nelssen, Manhattan, announce the engagement of their children, Sheena LeMay and Travis Nelssen, both of Lawrence. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Roberta LeMay. She is a 2004 graduate of Council Grove High School, attended Emporia State University, and is employed at Allen & Purcell Insurance. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Riley County High School, attended Kansas State University, and is the manager of Sunflower Natural Pet. The couple plan a Oct. 23, 2010, wedding at The Granada in Emporia.

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Boyd

Stephani Heider, Lawrence, and Robert Boyd, Overland Park, were married July 17, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Chris Heider, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Robert Jr. and Anne Boyd, Overland Park. Maid of honor was Sarah Heider. Best man was Mike Magnusson. Bridesmaids were Linsey Morningstar, Katie Allen, Emily Frank, Kim Bui, Sammie Nakama, Shelly Bennett, Saranne Bergen and Marja Edwardson. Groomsmen were Kit Leary, Paul Morris, Tom Eberline, Nick Orrick, Don Czyz, Steve Clodfelter, Joe Loner and Brian Loftus. Ring bearer was Brock Delmez. Ushers were Matt Heider, Leon Delmez, Jeremiah Gress and Stephen Swirczynski. Bridal attendants were Britani Congleton and Anna Arnone. Program attendants were Jean Orr, Elizabeth Orr, Emily Houston and Holly Houston. Reader was Katy Delmez. A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in sports management in 2007 and a master’s degree in sports studies in 2009, both from Kansas University. She is a special events coordinator for Kansas Athletics. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Blue Valley High School in Overland Park. He attended KU and is enrolled in the Professional Golfers’ Association Certification program. He is an assistant golf professional at Hallbrook Country Club in Leawood. The couple reside in Lenexa.

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Braden

Lindsey Bierig and Airman First Class Andrew Braden, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 4, 2010, at the home of the groom’s parents, with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Teresa Marshall, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Scott and Cammie Braden, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Jamie Miller. Best man was James Braden. The bride was escorted down the aisle by her mother. Ceremony coordinator was Windell Scott. Guestbook and gift table attendants were Mollie and Nichole Bierig. DJ was Bob Pulliam. Ushers were Andrew Boyd and Mike Braden. Photographers were Sean and Darla Buhlig. Servers were Vickie Scott, Raquel McLean and Darla Buhlig. A reception was given at Westside Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She is currently attending Pinnacle Career Institute in Lawrence, where she will graduate with a certificate in medical billing and coding in April. The groom is also a graduate of FSHS. He is enlisted with the Kansas Air National Guard and is based out of Forbes Field in Topeka, where he is apart of the 190th Air Refueling Wing’s Security Forces Squadron, and currently holds the rank of Airman First Class. The groom also works part-time with Dillons in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Sheriff

Darlene and Don Sheriff, rural Linwood, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary in Rome, Italy, following a Mediterranean cruise. Darlene Kulhman and Don Sheriff were married on Columbus Day, Oct. 12, 1950, in Fort Collins, Colo. Don is a retired U.S. Air Force major and a retired data processing manager from Trans World Airlines. He is a life member of the Lawrence Breakfast Optimists and a past governor of Kansas District Optimists. Darlene is a retired advertising consultant from Woolworth Co. The couple have two daughters, Kathy Lathrom, Olive Branch, Miss., and Melanie Proctor, Four Seasons, Mo.; two sons, Howard, Coffeyville, and R. Earl, Boone, Iowa; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Cox

Larry and Mary Cox, Olathe, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 9 at De Soto United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 8760 Kill Creek Road, De Soto. A buffet-style dinner will be served. Reservations must be received by Sept. 30 at (913) 782-8769 or coxfamily50@gmail.com. Mary Buckley and Larry Cox were married Oct. 14, 1960, at the Methodist Episcopal Church in De Soto. Both are graduates of De Soto High School and previously lived in Lawrence for 20 years. Larry is retired from DuPont. The couple have two sons, Mark and wife Lori, Florida, and Bryan and wife Chris, Colorado; and four grandchildren. Cards can be sent to 11820 Moonlight Terrace, Olathe, KS 66061.

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Grosdidier

Jay and Helen Grosdidier, Eudora, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a Mass and reception hosted by their children for family and friends, Oct. 2 at Holy Family Parish in Eudora. The couple were married Sept. 30, 1940, at Sacred Heart Parish in Baileyville. Jay owned and operated the Kaw Valley Implement business from 1955 to 1978. Helen worked for Weaver’s Department Store in Lawrence for 20 years. They have two sons, Don and wife Mary, and Kenny; a daughter-in-law, Marilyn Lindeen and husband Bob, all of Eudora; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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Phillips and Skevington

Bruce and Laura Phillips, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Phillips, Lawrence, to Mary Skevington, Leawood. The future groom graduated from Lansing High School. He earned a psychology degree from Kansas University in May 2009 and is a reintegration coordinator with TFI Family Services in Topeka. The future bride is the daughter of Anthony and Constance Skevington, Leawood. She graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Overland Park. She will earn an applied behavioral science degree from KU in December and is an outdoor pursuits program manager at KU Student Recreation Center. The couple plan a May 21, 2011, wedding at Redemptorist Catholic Church, Kansas City, Mo.

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Maurer

Juliann Drumm Mitchell and Erik Charles Maurer, both of Jacksonville, Fla., were married May 1, 2010, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, with the Revs. Paul McLain III and Michael Tierney officiating. The bride is the daughter of Julie Motley Mitchell, Lawrence, and the late Jackson Churchill Mitchell. The groom is the son of Gary and Jane Maurer, Medina, Ohio. Maid of honor was Megan Dambro. Best man was David Maurer. Bridesmaids were Leah Darby, Renee Petrik, Holly Motley, Angela Johnson and Sarah Jeanne Mitchell. Groomsmen were Marc Kudley, Jack Mitchell II, Benjamin Rivet, John Paluga, Martin Ginnan and Jordan Mitchell. Honorary groomsman was Charles Maurer. Keeper of the petals was Kylie Motley. Bearer of the rings was Caeden Motley. Keeper of the heralders was Tierney Motley. Program attendants were Adrienne Dopf and Melissa Kudley. Prayers were given by Rex Horning. Readings were recited by the Rev. Michael Tierney and Gary Maurer. Organist was Elizabeth Stephens. Personal attendants were Ashley Winters and Kelli Berry-Szrot. Honorary Mitchell family member was Herminia Zavala. Vocalist was Leah Darby. A special tribute for the late Jackson Churchill Mitchell was given by his sons, Jack Mitchell II and Jordan Mitchell. A reception was given at the Evan Williams Estate in Lawrence. The bride graduated from Wellington High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Kansas University in 2000 and a master’s degree in community health from KU in 2004. She became a Certified Health Education Specialist in February. She is a health program coordinator for Northrup Grumman in St. Augustine, Fla. The groom graduated from Medina High School in 1998. He earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from Ohio State University in 2003 and is a banker with Bank of America in Jacksonville. The couple reside in Jacksonville.

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Constance

Elizabeth Ann Stephens and Samuel H. Constance, both of Kansas City, Kan., were married May 30, 2010, at the Clubhouse on Baltimore in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Vicki Penner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ann Stephens, Lawrence, and David and Janice Stephens of Garden City. The groom is the son of Virginia Constance and Dennis Constance, both of Lawrence. Matron of honor was Erin Brown. Best man was Colin Constance. The bride’s attendants were Matthew Petty, Carolyn Enders and Erin Bird. The groom’s attendants were Mason Pine, Dustin Borland and Chris Ingram. Ushers were Zachary Davis, Zane Davis and Cassady Auchard. A reception followed at the Clubhouse on Baltimore. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and a master’s degree from Loyola University in Chicago. She is a fourth-year medical student at Kansas University School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kan. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree and Master of Business Administration degree, both from KU. He is a creative project manager with Intouch Solutions in Overland Park. The couple reside in Kansas City, Kan.

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Lafond and Brackbill

Ashley Lafond, Lawrence, and Shawn Brackbill, Altoona, Pa., were married June 12, 2010, at the Evan Williams Estate in Lawrence, with Riley Cougar officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Alea Lafond, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Richard and Linda Brackbill, Denver, Pa. Bridesmaids were Allison Foster, Nicole Lafond, Lauren Mitchell, Suzie Blackburn and Kendra Smalter. Groomsmen were Harris Khlar, John Davis, Chris Richards, Justin Jarboe and Cale Parks. Flower girls were Rylie Carson and Gracie Schrader. Ringbearers were Huck Schrader and Mason Thomas. Photographer was Dalton Paley. A reception followed at the Williams Estate. The bride is employed as a music publisher with Domino Publishing and the groom is a music and fashion photographer. The couple reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Hinchey

Julie Brynds, Lawrence, and Carl Hinchey, Overland Park, were married July 22, 2010, at Della Terra Mountain Chateau in Estes Park, Colo., with the Rev. Lynn Humston officiating. The bride is the daughter of Earl and Adrianne Brynds and Judy Brynds, all of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Chuck and Nema Hinchey, Conifer, Colo., and Judy Hinchey, Overland Park. Maid of honor was Ashleigh Anderson. Best man was Joe Brynds. Ushers were Cody Bonham, Marshall Bonham and Dalton Bonham. Flower girls were Kaedence Brynds and Sarah Hinchey. Ringbearer was Marty Hinchey. A reception followed at Della Terra Mountain Chateau. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School and is employed at Golden Hill Family Dentistry in Lakewood, Colo. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Bishop Meige High School, a 2008 graduate of Kansas University, and is employed at Ericcson in Boulder, Colo. The couple reside in Thornton, Colo.

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