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Couples announcements for December 2011

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Wedding

Wegner and Wendel

Beth Wegner, Lawrence, and Buck Wendel, Kingsville, Mo., were married Sept. 17, 2011, at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Matthew Zimmerman officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jane and Gus Wegner, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Theresa and Kevin Wendel, Kingsville. Maid of honor was Ellen Wegner. Best man was Jeff Studebaker. Bridesmaids were Mecayla Cobb, Trisha Lassiter, Angie Scaletty and Holly Smith. Groomsmen were Dan Beyer, John Ford, Kevin Jaegers and Brett Loxterman. Ringbearers were Truman and Turner Juelsgaard. Flower girl was Katie Hulme. Ushers were Jonathan Camp, Aubrey Flynn, Ryan Mitchell and Ryan Renken. Readers were Janet McLaughlin and Emily Smith. A reception was given at Abe and Jake’s in Lawrence. The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in social work and a law degree, both from Kansas University. She is the community outreach and crime prevention specialist with the Olathe Police Department. The groom earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Central Missouri and is pursuing a master’s degree in business administration from KU. He is a client service manager at ExpertPlan Inc. in Overland Park. The couple reside in Lenexa.

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Black and Schaber

Jenn Black and Jon Schaber, both of Tonganoxie, were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Victorian Veranda Country Inn, Lawrence, with Carmen Hocking officiating. The bride is the daughter of Debbie and Blaine Smith, Tonganoxie, and David Black, Reading, Pa. The groom is the son of Debbie and Jim Sutton, Leavenworth, and A.F. Schaber III, Merriam. The bride was escorted by her brother, Jacob Black. Maid of honor was Rebecca Weakley-Jarvis. Best man was Jeff Salmon. Bridesmaids were Jennie Simach-Pantoja and Heather Salmon. Junior bridesmaids were Brittany Black and Jenna Slaughter. Groomsmen were Mark Irick and Jeremy Smith. Flower girls were Audrey Smith and Sadie Kappel. Ringbearer was Trystan Pantoja. Guest book and program attendants were Keelin Robertson and Tori Luna. Music for the wedding and reception was provided by Rick Stanley Entertainment. A reception followed at the Inn. The couple reside in Tonganoxie.

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Schneider and Schuyler

Jennifer Schneider and Jeremy Schuyler, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 29, 2011, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Travis Peterson officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kerry and Becky Schneider, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Steve and Karen Schuyler, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Allison Mazzei. Best man was Justin Schuyler. Bridesmaids were Kelsey Schuyler, Brandi St. John, Aidan Ottman and Ali Boice. Groomsmen were Frank Ryan, Zac Kohl, Brian Graves and Steven Anthony. Flower girls were Caroline and Alex Macneill. Ringbearer was Brooklynn Schuyler. Usher was Umar Firman. A reception was given at Maceli’s. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Maize High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from KU in 2008 and will receive a teaching degree from Ottawa University this month. She is a student teacher at Hillcrest School. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from KU in 2009 and is employed at Waddell and Reed in Shawnee Mission. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Phelps and Alvarez

Libby Phelps, Topeka, and Logan Alvarez, Eudora, were married July 9, 2011, at Iberostar Cozumel in Cozumel, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Fred Jr. and Betty Phelps, Topeka. The groom is the son of David Alvarez and Deana Alvarez, both of Eudora. Bridesmaids were Bridget Lavaveshkul, Cheryl Bergman, Stephanie Phelps-Roper and Adrienne Birt. Groomsmen were Tyler Whitebread, Carlos Canizales, Maximillian Alvarez and Vincent Alvarez. A scripture reading was given by Tim Phelps. A sand ceremony was performed by Joshua Phelps-Roper. A reception was given Aug. 20 at Steve’s Place in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Topeka West High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in health science from Washburn University and a doctorate in physical therapy from Kansas University Medical Center. She has been employed at Bloom & Associates since May 2008. The groom is a graduate of Eudora High School. He attended Johnson County Community College and has been employed at UPS since March 2010. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Kinley and Spreer

Meghan Kinley, Plainfield, Ill., and Kevin Spreer, Perry, were married Nov. 25, 2011, at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort in Cancun, Mexico. The bride is the daughter of Randall Kinley, Plainfield, Ill., and Donna Kinley, Vernon Hills, Ill. The groom is the son of Cindy Spreer, Perry, and the late Gary Spreer. A reception followed at the resort. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Plainfield High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Kansas University in 2006 and is the development director at Independence, Inc. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and a 2004 graduate of DeVry University. He is a senior service technician at Ingersoll Rand. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Babcock and Tibbits

Kylee Tibbits and Cody Babcock, both of Lawrence, were married June 25, 2011, at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City, with the Rev. Donald Cunningham officiating. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Donna Tibbits, Lawrence. The groom is the son of David and Barbara Babcock, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Jessica McMillin. Best man was Jesse Cheek. Bridesmaids were Tashe Campbell, Sarah Guerich, Amy Mortenson and Jami Babcock. Groomsmen were Jeremy Munck, Nick Grant, Matt Shipley and Matt Waegelein. Ringbearer was Aiden Ramirez. Flower girls were Sydnie Litchfield and Jordyn Litchfield. Ushers were Dustin, Travis and Ken Schultz. Guestbook attendant was Daisy Rose. Cake attendants were Mary Shipley and Daisy Rose. Vocalist was Adam Whitaker. A reception followed at Stony Point Hall. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School and attended Kansas University. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2009 and is a registered nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Internal Medicine Group. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He attended Johnson County Community College and is employed by Kmart Distribution Center. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Guy

Jim and Genevieve Guy, Eudora, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 21 with a family dinner at their home. They were married Dec. 8, 1951, in Columbus. They moved to Colorado before making Eudora their home in 1954. The couple have a son, Alvie and wife Reta, McMinnville, Tenn.; three daughters, Charlene Conner and husband Ronald, Omaha, Neb., Lisa Stoltenow and husband Scott, Eudora, and Teresa Rosenthal and husband Michael, Overland Park; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Pringle and Jehle

Kayla Pringle and Ted Jehle, both of Baldwin City, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Rob and Jeri Pringle, Baldwin City. She is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned an associate degree from Hutchinson Community College in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree in education from Ottawa University this December. The future groom is the son of Charles and Janet Jehle, Baldwin City. He is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High and is owner and operator of the family farm in rural Douglas County. The couple plan a June 16, 2012, wedding in Baldwin City.

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Kramer and Harrison

Kerry and Sandra Kramer along with Brian Harrison and Micky McKillip, all of McLouth, announce the engagement of their children, Tiffany Kramer, McLouth, and Ripp Harrison, Mound City. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of McLouth High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Kansas State University in 2009. She is currently attending Kansas University Medical Center and will graduate with a doctorate degree in physical therapy in May 2012. The future groom is also a 2005 graduate of McLouth High and earned a bachelor’s degree in art education from McPherson College in 2009. He is currently a teacher and coach for the Jayhawk-Linn School District. The couple plan an April 21, 2012, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

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Lock and Hyma

Ann Martha Lock, Lawrence, and Steven Winfield Hyma, Wisconsin, were married Sept. 3, 2011, at St. Lawrence Catholic Center with Monsignor Vince Krische officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Maggie Lock, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Sharon Morrow, Lawrenceville, N.J., and Jay Hyma, Wauwatosa, Wis. Maid of honor was Jessie Spiess. Best man was Jeff Hyma. Bridesmaids were Jaimie Sakumura, Kondja Kamatuka and Chelsea Atwell. Groomsmen were Phil Wampold, Mark Igl and Sean Merley. Flower girls were Amy and Kayla Lock. Ringbearer was Zachary Lock. Attendants were Alexis and Jimmy Lock. Ushers were James, Paul, David and Joshua Lock. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned an integrated studio arts degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2009. She is an admissions counselor for the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Middleton High School in Wisconsin and earned an industrial design degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2009. He is a designer for the Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. The couple reside in Milwaukee.

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Lysen and Hosek

Rebecca Lysen and Justin Hosek, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 1, 2011, in Lawrence, with Ben Bullington officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Vicki Lysen, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dave and Darla Hosek, Lawrence, and Laurie VanderPol, Lenexa. Maid of honor was Emily Lysen. Best man was Collin Hosek. Bridesmaids were Anja Winikka, Molly Hosek and Rochelle Whitchelo. Groomsmen were Barrett Hamilton, Ethan McDonald and TK Peterson. Ushers were Paul Whittemore and Christopher Santee. Storytellers were Tanner Walle and Jake Imber. Ceremony musicians were Tim Bradley, George Brahler, Tanner Walle and Danielle Parente. A reception was given at Carnegie Library with performances by the Free State Marching Band, the Sunflower Colonels, Country Mice, Mo Juiced, Tanner Walle and Danielle Parente. The 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 a creative director at MADA Design, New York City. The groom is also a 2000 graduate of Free State and attended Kansas University. He 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 reside in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Anniversary

Peaslee

Dwayne and Ruby Peaslee, Perry, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Friday. They were married Dec. 22, 1951, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, while Dwayne was attending KU. Dwayne and Ruby graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. They have lived the last 37 years in Jefferson County. The couple have a daughter, Valerie Earhart and husband Darrin, Springfield, Mo., and a son, Kyle, Milwaukee, Wis.

Engagement

Butler and Hamilton

Ashley Butler and Jacob Hamilton, both of Lenexa, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Maria Butler, Lawrence. She is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School, attended Baker University, and is employed at Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The future groom is the son of Jan Hamilton, Topeka, and JoAn Lindfors, Marquette. He is a 2000 graduate of Washburn Rural High School, a 2004 graduate of Baker University, and is also employed at Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The couple plan an April 14, 2012, wedding in Kansas City, Kan.

Engagement

Oberzan and Glover

Joseph Oberzan and Teri Hatfield, both of Lawrence, along with Clarence and Lynda Glover, Vernon, Ala., announce the engagement of their children, Meghan Elizabeth Oberzan, Kansas City, Mo., and Gregory Joe Glover, Lawrence. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and English literature, and a master’s degree in social work, all from Kansas University. She is a clinical social worker in the Genetics Section of Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Sulligent High School, Sulligent, Ala. He is a sales representative at Knology in Lawrence. The couple plan a May 4, 2012, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Betzen and Limes

Stephen and Terry Betzen, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elisabeth Betzen, to Joel Limes, both of Columbus, Ohio. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, Ohio. She is a senior designer with WD Partners, Columbus. The future groom is the son of Rick and Ruthie Limes, Columbus. He is a graduate of Westland High School, a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, and is a creative director for WD Partners, all of Columbus. The couple plan a March 9, 2012, wedding in Middleton Place Historic Plantation, Charleston, S.C.

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Rich and Heckert

Lindsey Rich and Chad Heckert, both of St. Joseph, Mo., were married Oct. 8, 2011, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University with Joe Stiles officiating. The bride is the daughter of Doug and Barbara Rich, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Rick and Kathy Heckert, Lawson, Mo. Maid of honor was Darcie Osgood. Bridesmaids were Anna Lafferty, Kelly Flanders and Rebecca Heckert. Best man was Rick Heckert. Groomsman was Chad Osgood. Ringbearer was Tyler Osgood. Program attendant was Amber Nilhas. Reception hostesses were Emily Haas and Elise Luce. Musicians were Rick Clock and Alden Schoeneberg. A reception was held at the Castle Tea Room. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in geography from KU in 2008 and is studying for a master’s degree in education at Rockhurst University. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawson High School. He is studying for a communications degree at Park University. The couple reside in St. Joseph, Mo.

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Daniel and Ulrich

Betsy Daniel, Arcola, Mo., and Jordan Ulrich, Baldwin City, were married Sept. 3, 2011, at The Spring at Jack and Linda Frost’s home in Billings, Mo., with Larry Wheeler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Pat Daniel, Arcola. The groom is the son of Marshall and Vicki Ulrich, Baldwin City. Maids of honor were Dana Hacker and LaTasha James. Best men were Luke Ulrich and Isaac Ulrich. Bridesmaids were Amanda Acree and Eimee Wakefield. Groomsmen were Chapin Deel and David Metsker. Flower girl was Ashley Daniel. Ringbearer was Chase Daniel. Soloist was Megan Doxtator. Pianist was Kay Decker. Ushers were Scott Daniel and Spencer Jacobs. Guest book attendants were Sarah Daniel and Laci Ulrich. Program attendant was Dane Ulrich. A reception was given at Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, Springfield, Mo. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Greenfield, Mo. High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2007 and a master’s degree in special education in 2010, both from Baker University. She is employed by East Central Kansas Cooperative In Education as an interrelated resource teacher for Baldwin City Elementary School-Primary Center. The groom is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Kansas State University in 2007 and is co-owner/operator of Ulrich Brothers Farms. The couple reside in Overbrook.

Engagement

Willhite and Ostrander

Betsy Willhite and Chris Ostrander, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Clint Laing and Kristi Willhite Laing, Lawrence. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas State University and is a project manager at VML. The future groom is the son of Rick and Cindy Ostrander, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Free State High School and Kansas University and is an industrial designer at Marche Design. The couple plan an April 21, 2012, wedding at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

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