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Couples announcements for August 2011

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Corcoran and Crawford

Mary Katherine Corcoran, Lawrence, and Michael Shawn Crawford, Peck, were married March 12, 2011, in the Crystal Ballroom in The Eldridge, with Paul Gray officiating. The bride is the daughter of Paul Corcoran and Anna Kraxner, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jeff and Debbie Crawford, Peck. Matrons of honor were Tiffany Bragdell and Rachel Nyp. Best man was Justin Bruster. Bridesmaids were Kristina Brizendine and Amanda Crawford. Groomsmen were Jon Nyp, Chase Brizendine and Kevin Corcoran. Flower girl was Amelia Nyp. Ringbearer was Grant Nyp. Reception hosts were Jacob and Becca Paquette. DJ was Beth Breitenstein. A reception was given at The Alton Ballroom at Pachamamas. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with an emphasis in magazine design from Kansas University and is a graphic designer at Callahan Creek in Lawrence. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Mulvane High School. He studied genetics and mechanical engineering at KU and is the owner of EN-TIRE Car Care Center in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Smith and Ruff

Ashli Ruff, Eudora, and Justin Smith, Ottawa, were married July 9, 2011, at the Holiday Inn Lawrence, with Judge Robert Fairchild officiating. The bride is the daughter of Danny and Tani Ruff, Ozawkie, and Debbie Hart, Lawrence. The groom is the son of David Smith and Rhonda Smith, both of Ottawa. Maid of honor was Jessica Ruff. Best man was Michael Rincon. Bridesmaids were Wendi Burke, Serena Randolph and Lindsay Brown. Groomsmen were Ryan Smith, Kyle Smith and Michael Kennett. Flower girl was Kaydence Martin. Ringbearer was Kai Pearson. Guest book attendants were Tyler Smith and Zachary Edwards. Ushers were Lucas Monnich and Garrett Hines. A reception followed at the Holiday Inn Lawrence. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Eudora High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Emporia State University this May and is currently working for the McPherson school district. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Ottawa High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Emporia State in 2009 and is an assistant manager at the McPherson Walmart. The couple reside in McPherson.

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Barker and Isbell

Kira Barker and Justin Isbell, both of Lawrence, were married June 18, 2011, at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum, with Tony Bedora officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Pam Barker, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Kay Isbell, Lawrence, and the late Charles Isbell. Maid of honor was Ashley Isbell. Best man was Zachary Bradburn. Bridesmaids were Sarah Kingery, Sommer Barker, Amanda Barker and Jordan McColm. Groomsmen were Jared Beaty, Nicholas Bradburn, John Beaty and Shawn Tiemann. A reception followed at the Arboretum. The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Emporia State University and is studying for a master’s degree in special education from Emporia State. She is a special education teacher with the Lawrence school district. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and is a systems implementation specialist with DineEquity Inc. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Pottorff and Post

Catherine Anne Pottorff, Lawrence, and Christopher August Post, Pensacola, Fla., were married May 22, 2011, at the Catholic Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity at the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., with the Rev. Edson Wood officiating. The bride is the daughter of Col. (retired) James and Judith Pottorff, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Terrance Post, Pensacola, and the late Donna Post. Maid of honor was Lt. Andrea Filozof. Best man was Lt. Daniel Seagroves. Bridesmaids were Michelle Pottorff and Wyn Cromwell. Groomsmen were Lts. Griffin Strader and Thomas Dunne. Flower girl was Alyssa Holtman. Ushers were Lts. Alexander DeLuca, Michael White, Ty Stevens and Phys Hearn. Military Honor Guards were Lts. Kendall Polling, Jeffrey Philbin, Griffin Strader, Ty Stephens, Alexander DeLuca and Michael White. Reader was Matthew Pottorff. Gift attendants were Caroline Pottorff and Mary Hill. A reception was given at Plumbush Inn in Cold Spring, N.Y. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Seabury Academy. She earned bachelor’s degrees in management and systems engineering from the United States Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., in 2010. She is currently an Army lieutenant stationed at Fort Carson, Colo. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Pine Forest High School in Pensacola. He earned bachelor’s degrees in literature and chemical engineering from West Point in May and is currently an Army lieutenant stationed at Fort Carson. The couple reside in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Saathoff and Walters

Renae Saathoff and Nick Walters, both of Lawrence, were married June 18, 2011, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with Travis Peterson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Sheryl Saathoff, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Janice Walters, Lawrence, and the late Clifford Walters. Maids of honor were Rachelle Saathoff and Becky Saathoff. Best man was Dagan Walters. Bridesmaids were Marie Payne, Erin LeCover, Jordan Lisher, Danielle Wright and Lesley Belt. Groomsmen were Johnny Rathbun, Adam Payne, Jack Bell, Carl Lisher, Brett McBride and Jake White. Ushers were Mike Morrell, Martin Vertacnik, Devon Myers, Austin Newell and Gary Saathoff. Flower girl was Hannah Walters. Ringbearer was Riley Guenther. Honorary flower girl was Joni Lawrence. Honorary ring bearer was Brian Lawrence. Program attendants were Dylan Edmonds and Wyatt Weeks. Readers were Danny Lenz, Nicole Hunter and Beth Shomin. Soloist was Ashley Coffman. Guest book attendant was Candice Cesare. A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing in Lawrence. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2009 graduate of AIB College of Business in DesMoines, Iowa. She is a freelance court reporter at Hostetler & Associates in Overland Park. The groom is also a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High and is currently employed at Superior Wood Products in Leavenworth. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Boydston

Ben and Kay Boydston, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in August with a family dinner at The Bristol in Leawood followed by trips to Colorado and Nova Scotia. The couple met at Kansas University and were married Aug. 13, 1961, at Plymouth Congregational Church. After graduating from KU, they moved to teach and returned to Lawrence in 1969. Ben taught American history and coached football at Lawrence High School. Kay taught elementary school at Grant and Hillcrest. Since retiring, they enjoy spending time with family and grandchildren. They have a daughter, Alison Chrisco, and son-in-law, Curt; a son, Brad, and daughter-in-law, Julie, all of Lawrence; and two grandchildren.

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Corwin and Mullins

Tim and Carolyn Corwin, Hutchinson, along with Ed and Becky Mullins, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Chelsea Corwin and Derek Mullins, both of Wichita. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Hutchinson High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Bethel College in 2008 and is employed by The Center for Reproductive Medicine in Wichita. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Iowa State University in 2006 and is employed by Dell Services in Wichita. The couple plan an Aug. 27, 2011, wedding at the Botanical Gardens in Wichita.

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Consolver and Porter

J.R. and Kathy Porter announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandra Porter, all of Perry, to Kyle Consolver, Lawrence. The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She is studying for a community health degree from Kansas University. The future groom is the son of Dan and Ronda Consolver, Lawrence. He is a 2009 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is studying for a mathematics degree as well as a UKAN teach certification from Kansas University. The couple plan a Dec. 31, 2011, wedding at Perry United Methodist Church.

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Field and Barnes

Russell and Jeanette Field, Lake Mary, Fla., and Jon and Carol Amyx, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Field, to Zach Barnes, both of Prairie Village. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a master’s degree in accounting from Kansas University, is a certified public accountant and is the manager of accounting at Murphy Hoffman Co. in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Robert and Marcia Barnes, North Little Rock, Ark. He is a graduate of North Little Rock High School. He also earned a master’s degree in accounting from KU, is a certified public accountant, and is an audit manager at Deloitte in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a Sept. 16, 2011, wedding at the Hobbs Building in Kansas City, Mo.

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Taylor and Gildehaus

Roger and Christie Gildehaus announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Marie Gildehaus, to Isaac Daniel Taylor, all of Bentonville, Ark. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Bentonville High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance from Kansas University in 2010 and is the accountant at Hermes-Otto International. The future groom is the son of Isaac and Darlene Taylor, Baldwin City. He is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School. He graduated from Second Nature School of Taxidermy in 2008 and is the owner of Wildlife Damage Control. The couple plan an Oct. 1, 2011, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Bentonville.

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McCafferty and Pine

Nancy Patricia McCafferty and Jeremy Jay Douglas Pine, both of Lawrence, were married May 28, 2011, at Corpus Christi Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Michael Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Betsy McCafferty, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Beth Pine, and Jay and Pam Pine, all of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Sara Coon. Best man was Eric Pine. Bridesmaids were Emily Hilding, Sara Kapfer-Dicker and Natalie Wilkins. Groomsmen were Tristan McCafferty, Howard Ballard and Brandon Harmon. Flower girl was Amy Lock. Lector was Jim Lock. Reader was Don Guidas. Cantor was Jill Kennedy. Organist was Lisa Roush. Greeter was Jamie Stanclist. Reception musicians were John Lomas and Bill Crahan. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2008 and is a certified personal trainer at Body Boutique in Lawrence. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High and is a salesman for Laird Noller Hyundai in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Slater and Diepenbrock

Lindsey Slater and George Diepenbrock, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Darryl and Fran Slater, Edwardsville, Ill. She is a 2003 graduate of Edwardsville High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and is a producer at 6News Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Daniel and Paula Diepenbrock, Liberal. He is a 2000 graduate of Liberal High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Knox College in 2004, a master’s degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2010, and is the crime and courts reporter for the Lawrence Journal-World. The couple plan a Nov. 5, 2011, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

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Gordzica and Elder

Alex Gordzica, Lawrence, and Patti Hadl, Prairie Village, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Gordzica, to Ryan Elder, both of Merriam. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from The Kansas City Art Institute in 2008 and has been the lead creative for HypeLife Brands, in Kansas City, Mo., since February 2010. The future groom is the son of Robert Elder, Wichita, and Sharon Ferguson Elder, Topeka. He is a 2006 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He earned his A+ and Net+ certification from Wichita Technical Institute in 2009 and is an installation technician for AVI in Lenexa. The couple plan a Sept. 17, 2011, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.

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Stephens and Leiker

Laura Elizabeth Stephens and Caleb Ives Leiker, both of New York City, announce their engagement, along with their parents John and Barbara Stephens, Lawrence, and Joe and Cathy Leiker, Topeka. The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Kansas University and is the program director for SoHo Parenting in New York City. The future groom earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from KU and is a human resources generalist for The Ladders.com in New York City. The couple plan a Jan. 21, 2012, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

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Worley and Rortina

Meshell Dawn Worley and Joseph Anthony Rortina, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Lyle Worley, and Carol and Heath Roker, all of Salina. She is a student success coordinator at Pinnacle Career Institute in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Robert Rortina, Salina, and Pam Willis, Salina, and the late Carl Willis. He is a machine operator for First Management in Lawrence. The couple plan a Nov. 12, 2011, wedding at Liberty Hall.

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Lucas and Preston

Scott and Debbie Lucas, Greeley, Colo., along with Kevin Preston, Sioux City, Iowa, and Terry Preston, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Veronica Lucas and Matthew Preston, both of Loveland, Colo. The future bride graduated from Eaton High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in graphics arts from the University of Northern Colorado and is an art director at Group Publishing in Loveland. The future groom graduated from Sioux City North High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Kansas University and is a microbiologist for Reservoirs Environmental in Denver. The couple plan an Oct. 15, 2011, wedding in Loveland.

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Rauch and Oertel

Holly Rauch and Mark Oertel, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Steve and Vicki Rauch, Coffeyville. She is a graduate of Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville. She earned bachelor’s degrees in theater/film and dance from Kansas University, a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Rockhurst University, and is a physical therapist at Neu Physical Therapy in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Tom and Linda Oertel, Leavenworth. He is a graduate of Pleasant Ridge High School in Easton. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from KU, a medical degree from KU Medical Center, and is a second-year resident in internal medicine at KUMC. The couple plan a Dec. 3, 2011, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

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Maygers and Thames

Dennis and Melinda Maygers along with Tom and Lisa Stofac announce the engagement of their children, Holly Elizabeth Maygers and Matthew Blake Thames, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University this May. The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Free State. He earned a master’s degree in architecture from Kansas University this May and is currently employed with GFF Architects in Dallas. The couple plan a Sept. 4, 2011, wedding at the Victorian Veranda Country Inn in Lawrence.

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Lysen and Hosek

Rick and Vicki Lysen, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Lysen, to Justin Hosek, both of Brooklyn, N.Y. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Drake University in 2004, and is the group creative director at The Mad Park in New York City. The future groom is the son of Dave and Darla Hosek, Lawrence, and Laurie VanderPol, Lenexa. He is also a 2000 graduate of Free State. He attended Kansas University, studied jazz bass performance at the New School in New York City, and is a professional bass guitarist and a sound engineer in New York City. The couple plan an Oct. 1, 2011, wedding at the Carnegie Library in Lawrence.

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Wickliffe and McGreevy

Kevin and Lori Wickliffe announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Michelle Wickliffe, all of Lawrence, to Scott Joseph McGreevy, O’Fallon, Ill. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Wichita State University, a master’s degree in social work from Kansas University, and is a licensed master social worker in Topeka. The future groom is the son of Tim McGreevy, Wichita, and Pat and Mike Godt, O’Fallon. He is a graduate of O’Fallon Township High School and served in the Navy from 1998 to 2002. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Wichita State and is pursuing dual degrees in law and global indigenous nations studies at KU. The couple plan an Oct. 1, 2011, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Sandra and Wiechert

Allen and Sandra Wiechert, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 19. They plan to host a reception following the morning service at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday. The couple met as seniors at Kansas State University and were married Aug. 19, 1961, in College Hill Methodist Church in Wichita. Allen was as an architect in Wichita, Kansas City, Mo., and Lenexa, before beginning his 27 years of service as the university architect for Kansas University. Sandra taught in Wichita and Lenexa. After they moved to Lawrence in 1969, she was a substitute teacher before beginning 17 years of service as a reference assistant and community relations coordinator for the Lawrence Public Library. Now retired, Allen works as the audience services coordinator for the Lied Center. Sandra serves the Kansas Humanities Council as a book discussion leader. The couple began their celebration year with a winter cruise on the Rhine River. In late July, they hosted their children, their spouses and grandchildren at Snow Mountain Ranch, near Winter Park, Colo. They have two daughters, Kirstin Novak, and son-in-law, Gerry, Overland Park, and Megan Alden, and son-in-law, David, Topeka; a son, Brendan, and daughter-in-law, Debbie Wiechert, Spokane, Wash. The couple have six grandchildren. Their children are giving a tree in their parents’ honor at the Rotary Arboretum. Next spring, they will give them a long weekend at Flint Hill Ranch where they will participate in the annual burning of the Flint Hills.

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Foster

Robert and Rebecca Foster, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 4. The couple plan to celebrate their anniversary with their family in Hawaii later this fall. They were married Aug. 4, 1961, in Houston. The couple met while attending the University of Texas at Austin. Bob was the band director at Lamar High School in Houston. In 1964, they moved to Florida, where he was the trumpet teacher and the director of the Gator Band for the University of Florida. In 1972, they moved to Lawrence. Bob served as the director of bands at Kansas University through 2003 and remains a faculty member at KU. They have a daughter, Becky Egan, St. Louis, Mo., and two sons, Rob Jr., Olathe, and Randall, Nashville, Tenn. They have six grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Williams

Jim and Virginia Williams, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with their family in July at the Big Cedar Lodge near Branson, Mo. The couple were married Aug. 25, 1961, in the First Batist Church in Shawnee, Okla. They have two daughters, Jennifer Tusten, and son-in-law, Jay, Ulysses, and Ellen Chindamo, and son-in-law, Brad, Lawrence; and seven grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Reetz

Wilma and Alvin Reetz, rural Lawrence, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Aug. 18 at Old Prairie Town in Topeka. Wilma Jeffries and Alvin Reetz were married Aug. 18, 1946, in Leavenworth. Alvin retired from Farmland Industries in 1987. Wilma worked as secretary and receptionist in various Lawrence businesses. They have three daughters, Cheryl Klug, Charla Tunget, Debby Wedel, and son-in-law, Dennis; a son, Bill, and daughter-in-law, Judi Reetz; all of the Lawrence area; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

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Johnson and Ashley

Laura Johnson and Andrew Ashley, both of Lawrence, were married June 18, 2011, at the Victorian Veranda County Inn in Lawrence, with the Rev. Barb Clinger officiating. The bride is the daughter of John Paul and Ann Johnson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Butch and Karen Ashley, Eudora. Maid of honor was Lucy Conklin. Best man was Daniel Ashley. Bridesmaids were Kimberly Ashley, Katie Engelmann, Katie Ashley, Sarah Kerby and Sarah Preston. Groomsmen were Lane Johnson, Jakob Wozniak, Michael Austin and Brian Preston. Readers were Mikael and Barbara Lindstrom and David Kaleba. A reception followed at the Inn. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. She attended Kansas University and is a supervisor at World Market in Lawrence. The groom is also a 2006 graduate of Free State. He attended KU and is a manager at McAlister’s Deli in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Rovenstine and Fink

Jamie Mae Rovenstine, Lawrence, and Jacob Forest Fink, Buffalo, Wyo., were married May 27, 2011, at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, with the Revs. Bob McHenry and Jamie Prescott officiating. The bride is the daughter of Nate and Janet Rovenstine, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Kent and Angel Fink, Denver. Maids of honor were Chelsea Rovenstine and Kylie Rovenstine. Best man was Zac Fink. Bridesmaids were Charisa Cogan, Cyndi Myers and Jacey Fink. Groomsmen were Jonathan Colliver, Eric Johnston, Wade Sturges and Stephen Luttenberg. Flower girl was Mary Rose Schwarzkopf. Ringbearer was Stanley Fisher. Program attendants were Brianna Rovenstine and Brittany Rovenstine. Personal attendant was Barb Prescott. Soloists were Derek and Holly Atkinson. Ushers were Brock Rovenstine, Brad Lanpher and Luke Nettles. A reception was given at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in May. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Buffalo (Wyo.) High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma Wesleyan in December 2010. The couple reside in Bozeman, Mont.

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Hensley and Wyatt

Megan Mae Wyatt, Lawrence, and William Joseph Hensley, Midlothian, Texas, were married May 21, 2011, at Oak Creek Country Club in Sedona, Ariz., with Judge Janice Miller Karlin officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Jennifer Wyatt, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Rhonda Hensley, Arlington, Texas. Maid of honor was Katelin Karlin. Best man was Jacob Hensley. Bridesmaids were Amanda Benham, Erin Wyatt and Katelyn Wyatt. Groomsmen were Ryan McCurdy, Billy Hix and Steve Sir. Bridal attendants were Holly Heffley, Tiffany Sloan and Roni Greenwood. Flower girl was Addison Hix. Ringbearer was Oliver Morrill. Reader was Deanna Morrill. A reception followed at the country club. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University in 2009 and is a preschool teacher at Foresight Learning Center in Flagstaff, Ariz. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Midlothian High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University in 2009 and is an assistant men’s basketball coach at Northern Arizona University. The couple reside in Flagstaff.

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Ground and Scott

Amy Anne Ground and Jeff Richard Scott, both of Arlington, Va., were married May 28, 2011, in Leesburg, Va. The bride is the daughter of Lynn And Maria-Ines Ground, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Michael and Susan Scott, Monroe Falls, Ohio. A reception was given at Raspberry Plain in Leesburg. The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from James Madison University in 2005. She is employed at Ernst & Young, LLP. The groom earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Richmond in 2004. He is employed at AES Corporation, an energy company based out of Arlington. The couple reside in Arlington.

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Leverich and Craig

Annie Leverich, Shawnee, and Tyler Craig, Baldwin City, were married April 30, 2011, in Nassau, Bahamas, with Matthew Sweeting officiating. The bride is the daughter of Edward and MaryJane Leverich, Shawnee. The groom is the son of Thomas Craig, Ottawa, and Brenda Craig, Lawrence. Flower girl was Abby Hill. The bride is a graduate of Mill Valley High School, Johnson County Community College, Kansas University and Graceland University School of Nursing. She is a registered nurse in neonatal intensive care. The groom is a graduate of Baldwin High School and JCCC. He will earn a doctorate of chiropractic medicine from Cleveland College of Chiropractic Medicine in December 2012. The couple reside in Overland Park.

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Kennedy and Grob

Kala Kennedy and Kevin Grob, both of Lawrence, were married May 14, 2011, at the Mustard Seed Christian Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Paul Taylor officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rich and Judi Mahaley, Lawrence, and Chris and Paula Kennedy, Topeka. The groom is the son of Connie and Joe Davis, and Allen and Mary Grob, all of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Nichole Feurt. Best man was Michael Grob. Bridesmaids were Cassie Weatherwax and Lori Tochtrop. Junior bridesmaid was Madison Kennedy, daughter of the bride. Groomsmen were Codi Brack and Josh Rosebaugh. Flower girls were Kendall Feurt and Reece Grob. Ringbearer was Seth Mason. Ushers were Taylor Grob and Marshall Grob. Vocalists were Jeni Grob and Jayke Workman accompanied by the Free State High School Orchestra. A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s Landing. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Free State. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is the owner of Elite Excavating. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Berger and Tompkins

Steven and Pamela Berger announce the engagement of their son, Tom Berger, to Kara Tompkins, all of Lawrence. The future groom is a graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Iowa. He attended Des Moines Area Community College and Kansas University. The future bride is the daughter of Sam and Carol Tompkins, Excelsior Springs, Mo., and Crystal and Leo Butell, Baldwin City. She graduated from Baldwin High School, attended KU, and is employed with Berry Plastics. The couple plan a Sept. 9, 2011, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.

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Mozingo and Martin

Mary Sloan Mozingo, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Sarah Mozingo, to Drew Martin, both of Hutchinson. The future bride is a graduate of Ursuline Academy of Dallas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human development and family life from Kansas University and is a district human resource coordinator for Dillon Food Stores. The future groom is the son of Paul and Joann Martin, Hutchinson. He is a graduate of Nickerson High School and is an operations manager for a local collection agency. The couple plan an October 29, 2011, wedding at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

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Abrahamson

Dan and Carol Abrahamson, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary over the Fourth of July weekend with a family trip to Branson, Mo. The couple met in Bloomington, Ill., and were married July, 22, 1961, at Second Presbyterian Church in Bloomington by her brother, the Rev. George A. Isley III. Dan graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and Carol graduated from Wheaton College. The couple moved to Lawrence in August 1961. Dan worked at Reuter Organ Company. Carol was an elementary school teacher in the Lawrence school district. In retirement, they enjoy volunteering, gardening, water gardening, making music at their church and spending time with their family. They are members of First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, where they are also members of the choir and the bell choir. Dan was also the organist for 43 years at the church. They have a son, Rik, and daughter-in-law, Shannon, Lawrence; three daughters, Emily Cates, and son-in-law, Rick, Lawrence; Heather Williams, and son-in-law, Kevin, and Jennifer Towle, and son-in-law, Frank, all of Topeka. The couple have seven grandchildren.

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Craig

Carl and Suzie Craig, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family this fall. The couple were married Aug. 27, 1961, at First Christian Church in Lawrence. Carl is a retired journeyman power line man and a business owner. Suzie is a homemaker, Carl’s bookkeeper and an artist. They have a son, Jay, Foxpoint, Wisc.; two daughters, Carol Craig, Roeland Park, and Joan Eidson, and son-in-law, Ed, Coronado Island, Calif.; and an honorary son, David Shaw, and honorary daughter-in-law, Kelly, Las Vegas; four grandchildren; and four honorary grandchildren.

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Donovan and Lloyd

Nicole Michelle Donovan, Osawatomie, and John Richard Lloyd, Lawrence, were married Aug. 9, 2010, in a beach ceremony, at the Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Mexico. Nicole is the daughter of Coleen and Bill Donovan, Olathe. Rich is the son of Dicksie Lloyd, Lawrence, and John Lloyd, Towson, Md. A reception was given Sept. 24 at The Grand Loft in Osawatomie. The bride is a graduate of Osawatomie High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University and a master’s degree in school psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is a school psychologist in the Mount Pleasant school district. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from KU and is the assistant director of finance at the Four Seasons Hotel New York. The couple reside in New York City.

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Johnson and Watkins

Kirsten Laine Johnson, Austin, Texas, and Patrick Reid Watkins, Lawrence, were married May 7, 2011, at The Winfield Inn, in Kyle, Texas, with Judge Paula Martin officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Linda Johnson, Austin. The groom is the son of Dan and Phyllis Watkins, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Amy Emerson. Best man was Andrew Watkins. Bridesmaids were Erin Skalak, Jessica Pfeiffer and Taylor Johnson. Groomsmen were Matt Watkins, DJ Watkins and Ryne Johnson. Musician was W.C. Beck. Readers were Katie Winter and Kelly Sharp. Flower girl was Hailey Watkins. House party attendants were Tricia Watkins, Meghan Johnson, Larissa Romero. Ushers were Dakota Loomis, Connor Treanor, Colin Baumchen and Will Stinson. A reception followed at the Inn. The bride is a graduate of Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, Texas. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, a master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of North Texas, and a doctorate degree in clinical psychology from the University of Denver. She is a postdoctoral psychology resident at the Kansas City Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. The groom is a graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Southwestern University and a juris doctor from Kansas University School of Law. He is employed at Orrick and Erskine, a law firm based in Kansas City, Kan. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Patterson and Wakeman

Will and Dena Patterson, Pittsburg, along with Richard and Mary Wakeman, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Patterson and Curtis Wakeman, both of Pittsburg. The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Frontenac High School. She plans to earn a biology degree with an emphasis in physical therapy from Pittsburg State University in May 2012. The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in wood manufacturing engineering technology from PSU in 2010 and is employed by Westhoff Interiors Inc. in St. Paul. The couple plan a Sept. 24, 2011, wedding at the First Church of the Nazarene in Pittsburg.

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Schelar and Anstandig

Bill and Judy Schelar, Lawrence, along with Barry and Lisa Anstandig, Arlington Heights, Ill., announce the engagement of their children, Kelsey Schelar and Matthew Anstandig, both of St. Louis. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health sciences in 2008 and a doctorate in physical therapy in May 2010, both from Saint Louis University. She is employed by SSM Physical Therapy in St. Louis. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights. He earned a bachelor’s degree in aeronautics from Park College Saint Louis University in May 2006 and is employed as a financial analyst with Airport Terminal Services in St. Louis. The couple plan an Oct. 29, 2011, wedding at Oliva on the Hill in St. Louis.

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Blevins and Squires

David and Sheryl Blevins, along with Gary Squires and Merry Wilde, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca Ann Blevins, Lawrence, and Daniel Paul Squires, Overbrook. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a nursing degree from Baker University in 2010 and is a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Santa Fe Trail High School. He earned an agricultural economics degree from Kansas State University in 2007 and is a farm marketer for Cargill in Topeka. The couple plan an Oct. 22, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

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