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Couples announcements for February 2011

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Engagement

Schoel and Jaquay

Jerome and Brenda Schoel, Salina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tina Schoel to Michael Jaquay, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Salina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University School of Nursing and is a medical surgical nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The future groom is the son of Fritz Jaquay, Plymouth, Ohio, and Nancy Jaquay, Salina. He is a 1999 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. He will graduate with a dual degree in biochemistry and neurobiology from Kansas University in May and is employed at LMH. The couple plan a June 25, 2011, wedding at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina.

Engagement

Rovenstine and Fink

Nate and Janet Rovenstine announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Mae Rovenstine, all of Lawrence, to Jacob Fink, Buffalo, Wyo. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School. She will earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in May from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okla. The future groom is the son of Kent and Angel Fink of Buffalo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma Wesleyan in December. The couple plan a May 27, 2011, wedding at Lawrence Wesleyan Church.

Engagement

Bechard and Henkelman

Raymond and Pamela Bechard, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Bechard, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Lawrence, to Erik Henkelman, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Swarthmore, Pa. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2005 and plans special events for Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Steven and Marilyn Henkelman, Swarthmore. He is a 2002 graduate of The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa. He earned double engineering degrees from Duke University in 2006, and is employed as a research assistant in the neurology department at KU Medical Center while applying to medical school. The couple plan an April 29, 2011, wedding at Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Pierce and Ideus

Ken Pierce, Oconto, Neb., and Kay Pierce, Callaway, Neb., along with Wayne and Patti Ideus, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Kimberly Pierce, Calloway, and Aaron Ideus, Lawrence. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Calloway High School. She will graduate with degree in biochemistry from Doane College in Crete, Neb., in May and plans to pursue a medical degree. The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. He earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics from Doane College in May 2010 and is employed by Reynolds and Reynolds, Inc. in the Kansas City, Mo. metropolitan area. The couple plan a June 11, 2011, wedding in Lincoln, Neb.

Wedding

Koester and Fritzel

Rebecca Lynn Fritzel, Lawrence, and Patrick Koester, Des Moines, Iowa, were married July 3, 2010, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with Deacon Joseph Cortez officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Cindy Fritzel, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Michael and Colleen Koester, Fort Myers, Fla. Maid of honor was Kylie Fritzel. Best man was Jonathan Koester. Bridesmaids were Jaclyn Simpson, Whitney Devine, Megan Davis, Taylor Simpson and Molly Fritzel. Groomsmen were Justus Koester, Aaron Koester, Eric Rodriguez, Robbie Messenger and Patrick Fritzel. Guest book attendants were Mary Moddrell and Liz Kincaid. A reception was given at The Oread. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2008 graduate of Kansas University. She is the sales coordinator for the Firesky Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Hayden High School in Topeka and also a 2008 graduate of KU. He is a set merchandiser for Crescent Crown Distributing in Scottsdale, Arizona. The couple reside in Scottsdale.

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Harrison and Malone

Keely Malone, formerly of Lawrence, and Cameron Harrison, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., were married Oct. 2, 2010, at The Woods Walk in Crested Butte, Colo., with Judge Mike Malone and Minister Jim Van Meter officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Barbara Malone, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Ken and Shannon Harrison, Colorado Springs. Matron of honor was Noelle Larson. Maid of honor was Claudine Wroten. Best man was Brandon Harrison. Bridesmaids were Kelly Evans, Michele Bennett and Stacey Simon. Groomsmen were Drew Southard, Zach Crandall, Parker Inabnet and Eric Smith. Junior bridesmaids were Mary Wroten and Brooke Wroten. Usher was Luke Malone. Soloists were Lynnette Rempel and Dot Jones. A reception was given at Maxwell’s in Crested Butte. The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas University and teaches second grade at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif. The groom earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is completing his medical residency at Stanford University. The couple reside in Palo Alto, Calif.

Wedding

Shanks and Courtney

Caitlin Elizabeth Shanks and Brett Robert Courtney, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 18, 2010, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Dennis Young officiating. The bride is the daughter of Craig and Pamela Shanks, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Craig Courtney, Kansas City, Mo., and Kristine Wilson, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Meghan Shanks. Best man was Ryan Courtney. Ring bearer was Alex Davis. Flower girl was Madeline Sics. Ushers were Jared Wilson, Jacob Wilson and Chaney Courtney. Reader was Cailie Courtney. Harpist was Tabitha Steiner. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in English and American studies, with honors, from KU in 2009, and is attending Law School at the University of Chicago. The groom is also a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from KU in 2009 and is employed by WMA Consulting Engineers in Chicago. The couple reside in Chicago.

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Schulte and Crady

Abigail Laura Schulte and Bryce Daniel Crady, both of Lawrence, were married June 5, 2010, at The Terrace on Grand in Kansas City, Mo., with Mike Jerrick officiating. The bride is the daughter of Bob and Laura Schulte, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Hal and Debby Crady, Lawrence. Bridesmaids were Allison Larsen, Alissa Jackson, Jennifer Millett, Sarah Smith, Lindsey Bledsoe, Sarah Falke, Meghan O’Neal and Jama Maxfield. Groomsmen were Mike Mondi, Scott Tallman, Andy Moddrell, Bryan Sullivan, Andy Meyer, Evan Schulte, Andrew Schulte and Zac Maxfield. Greeters were Jeni Lew and Katie Spanish. Ushers were Oliver Minnis, Zach Bradley, Dean Nickell and Mike Simmonett. Vocalist was Jane Buxton. A reception followed at The Terrace on Grand. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and Kansas University. She is a kindergarten teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School in Kansas City, Mo. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and KU. He is a professional engineer and principal with Apex Engineers Inc. in Merriam. The couple reside in Westwood.

Engagement

Conner and Gipson

Ronald and Charlene Conner, Omaha, Neb., formerly of Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Conner, to Robbie Gipson, both of Lecompton. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Eudora High School and 2006 graduate of Kansas State University. She graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in May 2010 from Creighton University in Omaha and is employed by Bloom and Associates Therapy P.A. in Topeka. The future groom is the son of Joseph Sr. and Sande Gipson, Wamego, and Cheryl Dusack, Abilene. He is a 2001 graduate of Wamego High School and is the mobile electronics manager at Best Buy in Lawrence. The couple plan a May 14, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bodiya and Treanor

Christopher Treanor and Claire Bodiya, both of Phoenix, announce their engagement. The future groom is the son of Debra Baker and Jim Alldritt, and Mike and Teresa Treanor, all of Lawrence. He is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School and Professional Fitness Institute. He is a fitness coordinator for Fireside at Norterra Community Association and owns a personal training business called TreanorBUILT Training and Nutrition Systems. The future bride is the daughter of Joan Bodiya and Dale Bodiya, both of Phoenix. She is a 2004 graduate of Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., and a 2008 graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is a laboratory technician at Creative Testing Solutions and is also a strength and conditioning coach for high school soccer players. The couple plan a May 2011 wedding in Phoenix.

Engagement

Chadwick and Nanne

Dennis and Judy Chadwick, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Merry Chadwick, Anchorage, Alaska, to David Nanne, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from St. Olaf College in 2007 and since graduation has been employed as a high school choir director in the Anchorage Public Schools. The future groom is the son of John and Beth Nanne, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2009 and is employed as a mechanical design engineer with a company serving the baking industries in the United States and Canada. The couple plan a July 16, 2011, wedding at Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

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Uhlmansiek and Mishler

Kenneth and Debbie Mishler announce the engagement of their son, Keaton Mishler, all of Lawrence, to Lauren Uhlmansiek, Swansea, Ill. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Kansas University in 2008 and is also a winter 2012 candidate to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Graceland University. The future bride is the daughter of Paul and Joyce Uhlmansiek, Swansea. She is a 2004 graduate of Belleville Township High School East. She is a 2007 alumna of KU and is also a spring 2012 Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. The couple plan a June 25, 2011, wedding in Leawood.

Engagement

Toplikar and Skepnek

Katy Toplikar and Will Skepnek, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Dave and Diane Toplikar, Lawrence. She is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. She is a 2006 graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy, a licensed cosmetologist, and is a stylist at Statements Hair Salon in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Bill and Susan Skepnek, Lawrence. He is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School, a 2006 graduate of KU, and will graduate from Washburn School of Law in 2012. The couple plan a June 11, 2011, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

Engagement

Petr and Vaughn

David and Mary Beth Petr, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Petr, to Trevor Vaughn, both of St. Louis. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Abilene (Texas) Christian University and a juris doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, Calif. She is an attorney for Missouri State Public Defender System. The future groom is the son of Brian and Clarice Kohlscheen, Norman, Okla. He is a graduate of Norman (Okla.) North High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and a Doctor of Osteopathy from Oklahoma State University School of Medicine. He is a resident in anesthesiology at Des Peres Hospital. The couple plan an April 16, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Walrod and Woodworth

Paul and Cherri Walrod announce the engagement of their daughter, Loryn Walrod, all of Eudora, to Andrew Woodworth, Olathe. The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Eudora High School. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in international studies with minor in religion from Baker University in May 2012. The future groom is the son of Kent and Amy Woodworth, Olathe. He was home-schooled. He plans to earn a bachelor’s degree with dual majors in history and English literature and a minor in German from Baker University in May 2012. The couple plan a June 25, 2011, wedding at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church.

Engagement

Lafond and Johnson

Mark and Alea Lafond, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lafond, to Robert Johnson, both of Seattle. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral sciences from Kansas University in 2008 and is employed in the Nordstrom Corporate offices as a women’s shoes product coordinator for Nordstrom.com. The future groom is the son of Charles and Karen Johnson, Edmond, Okla. He is a 2001 graduate of Edmond (Okla.) North High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2005 and a law degree in 2008, both from KU. He is an attorney at the Law Offices of Floyd, Pflueger and Ringer in Seattle. The couple plan a Sept. 24, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Sharpe and Dunlap

Abigail Sharpe, and Michael Dunlap, both of Raleigh, N.C., were married June 26, 2010, in an oceanside ceremony on Whalehead Beach in Corolla, N.C. The bride is the daughter of Rita and Randy Sharpe, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Julia Rogers and Jerry Schultz, Nellysford, Va. Attendants were Jennifer and Marcel Templet, Jessica Seybold and Ryan McDowell. The bride is a science teacher in Rye, N.Y. The groom is the national dealer development manager for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. The couple reside in Nyack, N.Y.

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Jones and Neuhart

Jesica Neuhart, M.D., Jefferson City, Mo., and Jason Jones, Lawrence, were married Nov. 6, 2011, at Christ Community Church in Leawood, with the Rev. Reid Kapple officiating. The bride is the daughter of Eddy and Margene Neuhart, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Charles and Carolyn Jones, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Dr. Rebecca Edwards. Best man was Cimarron Evans. Bridesmaids were Dr. Melissa Combs, and Erica Lam. Groomsmen were Scott Cinnamon and Jared Comfort. Ushers were Sam Court and Eric Bracken. Candle lighters were Holly Bracken and Lisa Criswell. Greeter/program attendant was Sarah Bracken. Guestbook attendant was Heather Chamberlin. Bride’s personal attendant was Emily Beydler. A reception was given at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo. The bride is a graduate of Jefferson City High School, Mo. 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 groom is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, all in education from Washburn University, and is an educational consultant for Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Topeka. The couple reside in Prairie Village.

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Rosencrants and Peavey

Kelsey Rosencrants, Lawrence, and Glenn Peavey, Salina, were married Oct. 16, 2010, at Unity Church of Lawrence, with the Rev. Don Layne officiating. The bride is the daughter of Patrick Rosencrants, Lawrence, and Kathy Rosencrants, Eudora. The groom is the son of Larry and Kathy Hartman, Salina. Maid of honor was Kristin Morrell. Best man was Anthony Hartman. Bridesmaid was Sabrian Rodriguez. Groomsman was Timothy Morrell. Ringbearers were Dagen Morrel and Tyler Maldonado. Flower girl was Averie Hartman. Usher was Kasey Morrell. A reception was given at Knights of Columbus in Lawrence. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Free State High School and is a student at Kansas State University. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Central High School in Salina and is currently serving in the U.S. Army. The couple reside in Manhattan.

Anniversary

Orlowski and Orlowski

Janice and Don Orlowski, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family on a Caribbean cruise in March. Janice Smith and Don Orlowski were married Feb. 11, 1961, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lawrence. Don earned a civil engineering degree from Kansas University in 1966. They returned to Lawrence in 1974, after living in Salina, Springfield, Ill., Overland Park and Houston. Don worked for Farmland Industries until his retirement in 2003. Janice continued working in retail sales until her retirement in 2010. They have a daughter, Mary Green, Lawrence; and four grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

Anniversary

McCain

Donna and Fairley McCain, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday by renewing their vows at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., with a reception to follow. The couple were married Feb. 10, 1961, in Fort Riley. Fairley retired from Sprint and his cow-calf operation in Jefferson County. Donna retired from the Kansas Department of Labor. They have two daughters, Tana Hoffman, and son-in-law, Jeff, Effingham, and Lori Coder, and son-in-law, Jay, Smithville, Mo.; and five grandchildren. The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Matthews and Boeck

John Matthews, St. Louis, announces the engagement of his daughter, Emma Matthews to Nolan Boeck, both of Lawrence. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Rosemary Menke. She is a 2005 graduate of Parkway West High School in St. Louis, and earned a bachelor’s degree in ceramics from Kansas University in December. The future groom is the son of Randy Boeck, Omaha, Neb., and Lena Little, Tucson, Ariz. He is a 2002 graduate of Canyon Del Oro High School in Tucson, and the manager of Wheat State Pizza in Lawrence. The couple plan an April 9, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Petersilie

Art and Ethyl Petersilie, Lecompton, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Friday at the Topeka Steak House in Tecumseh. Art Petersilie and Ethyl Rainbolt were married Feb. 18, 1951. They have five children, 11 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. ഥ

Wedding

Barker and White

Sommer White and Chad Barker, both of Lawrence, were married Aug. 7, 2010, at Victorian Veranda Country Inn in Lawrence, with the Revs. Ron Channell, Joseph Canfield and Chris Barker, father of the groom, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Kay White, Lawrence. The groom is the son of the Rev. Chris and Pam Barker, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Kim White. Best man was Allen Barker. Bridesmaids were Julie White, Kira Barker, Katie White, Kara Svoboda, Katie Stohs and Kayley Hall. Groomsmen were Connor Barker, Chase White, Mitchell White, Mark Betzen, Brandon Falley and Anton Sandoval. Flower girl was Zoe White. Ringbearer was Preston Shanks. A reception followed at the Inn. The couple reside in Waxahachie, Texas.

Engagement

McEnroe and McDonald

Anne McEnroe and Joseph McDonald, both of Providence, R.I., announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Bruce McEnroe and Michelle Tamburini, both of Lawrence. She is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in classical languages and creative writing from Kansas University in 2007 and a master’s degree in classics and ancient history from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England, in 2008. She is pursuing a doctoral degree in classics at Brown University in Providence. The future groom is the son of Michael and Donna McDonald, Ham Lake, Minn. He was home-schooled. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Greek and Latin from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and is also pursuing a doctoral degree in classics at Brown University. The couple plan an Aug. 6, 2011, wedding at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.

Engagement

Thede and Borland

Karen A. Thede and Dustin Borland, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Dennis Thede, Boone, Iowa, and the late Annette Thede. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. She is a retail office supervisor at First State Bank & Trust in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Thomas Borland, Las Vegas, and Jana Montgomery, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts from KU and is a kitchen manager at 23rd Street Brewery in Lawrence. The couple plan a June 5, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

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Loch and Dressman

Alyce Loch, Lawrence, and Adam Dressman, Frankfort, were married Aug. 14, 2010, at St. Isidore’s Catholic Church in Manhattan, with the Rev. Keith Weber officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Angela Loch, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Ivan and Marilyn Dressman, Frankfort. Maid of honor was Kristen Wilkerson. Best man was Greg Dressman. Bridesmaids were Amy Bice, Madeline Heck and Kylie Dressman. Groomsmen were Eric Broxterman, Jeff Stowell and Anthony Halling. Ushers were Matt Rosentreter, Zach Simon and John Loch. Personal attendant was Kimberly Dressman. A reception followed at Wareham Opera House in Manhattan. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in family studies and human services, with an emphasis in gerontology, from Kansas State University in May 2010. She is the social services designee at Frankfort Community Care Home. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Frankfort High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from K-State in May 2010. He farms with his father and also does custom farm work for area farmers. The couple reside in Frankfort.

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Harwood and Wessels

Jenica Wessels and Sam Harwood, both of Lawrence, were married Jan. 1, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Kara Eidson officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Ginny Wessels, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bob Harwood and Susie Harwood, both of Lawrence. Maid of honor was Amanda Weishaar. Best man was Joe Wessels. Bridesmaids were Jenn Stueckler, Lisa Lord, Sydney Seratte, Haley Harwood and Brittany Harman. Groomsmen were Sam Wessels, Matt Yeilding, Ryan Russell, Sameer Hashmi and Eddie Seto. Ringbearer was Parker Hoesch. Flower girl was Presley Hoesch. Ushers were Robert Ruark (the bride’s grandfather), Taylor Bussinger, Andy Waller and Haley Elmers. A reception was given at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and a minor in chemistry from Baylor University in December 2010. She will attend Kansas University Medical School in July and is currently teaching pre-school in Waco, Texas. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High. He is studying exercise physiology at Baylor and will earn a bachelor’s degree this May. He is currently working at Allied Multicare Chiropractic Clinic in Waco and plans to continue his education at Cleveland Chiropractic College. The couple reside in Waco.

Engagement

Beeghley and Reavis

Charles and Barbara Beeghley, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Esther Beeghley, to Trenton Reavis, both of North Manchester, Ind. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Penn Foster High School and was formerly employed at DEFCO, Inc., in Twelve Mile, Ind. The future groom is the son of Doug and Diane Reavis, North Manchester. He is a 2004 graduate of Manchester High School in North Manchester and is a 2006 graduate of the University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima. He is employed at Koenig Equipment in Huntington, Ind. The couple plan a March 19, 2011, wedding at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

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