Margie and Vernon Stoecker, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on Jan. 29. The couple have a son, Randy Stoecker and daughter-in-law Gwen, Raleigh, N.C.; a daughter, Sharon Spratt and son-in-law Dennis, Lawrence; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts. Cards can be sent to them at 4851 Harvard Road, Apt. 201, Lawrence, KS 66049.
Ernest and Rosetta Aldrich, Lawrence, were given a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party Jan. 8 at the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence. Ernest Aldrich married his high school sweetheart Rosetta Shaughnessy on Jan. 14, 1961, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. With the exception of living in Lecompton for a few years, the couple have always resided in or near Lawrence. Ernie spent most of his career working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company before retiring. He now enjoys working part-time for the city of Lawrence at the Eagle Bend Golf Course. Rosie was a homemaker and held intermittent jobs while their children were in school. The couple enjoy traveling, collecting rocks, riding ATVs, working with wood, mentoring their children and grandchildren, and spending time with their immediate and distant family members. The couple have two children, Kim Aldrich Braun and Dave Aldrich; four grandchildren, Sasha Johnson, Ben Van Sickel, Jack Aldrich and Dylan Aldrich; and a great-grandchild.
Hoehn and Crawford
Jessica Hoehn and Tyler Crawford, both of Overbrook, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jeff Hoehn, Wellsville, and Becky Whaley, Baldwin City. She is a 2005 graduate of Baldwin High School, a 2009 graduate of Baker University, and is a registered nurse at Stormont-Vail Healthcare in Topeka. The future groom is the son of Scott Crawford, Gardner, and Dana Crawford, Baldwin City. He is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High and is employed at Rice Precision Manufacturing in Baldwin City. The couple plan an April 30, 2011, wedding at The Clarice L. Osborne Memorial Chapel at Baker University in Baldwin City.
Sawyer and Alexander
Michael and Peggy Sawyer, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Sawyer, to Travis Alexander, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in business administration, with a minor in human resources, at Baker University and is employed by Prosoco as a human resources assistant. The future groom is the son of James Alexander, Newnan, Ga., and Ann Alexander, Topeka. He attended Lawrence public schools and is a graduate of East Coweta High School in Newnan. He earned an information technology degree from Johnson County Community College and is employed by The World Company as a senior information technology technician. The couple plan an August 2011 wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.
Caplan and Cornelius
Richard Caplan and Nancy Kaiser-Caplan, Kansas City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah “Sadie” Katherine Caplan, Dallas, formerly of Lawrence, to Matthew Tate Cornelius, Dallas, formerly of East Bend, N.C. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and is the interactive/online marketing coordinator at STA Travel in Dallas. The future groom is the son of Jerry and Nancy Cornelius, East Bend. He is a 1999 graduate of Forbush High School in East Bend. He earned bachelor’s degrees in English literature and dramatic arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2003 and is an account executive at Range Online Media in Fort Worth, Texas. The couple plan a Sept. 10, 2011, wedding at Kirk Hall at The Central Library in Kansas City, Mo.
Hay and Johnson
John and Megan Hay announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Hay, to Chase Johnson, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. She is currently attending Johnson County Community College and is studying dental hygiene. The future groom is the son of Steve and Cheryl Johnson, Southlake, Texas. He is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High, is currently attending Kansas University as a political science major and is a member of the Kansas Army National Guard. The couple plan a spring 2012 wedding at The Eldridge Hotel in Lawrence.
Brenn and Fishburn
Doug Brenn, Lawrence, and Tonya Brenn, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlan Brenn, to Cory Fishburn, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School and will graduate from the University of Northern Colorado with a marketing degree in May. The future groom is the son of Adrian and Debbie Fishburn, Lawrence. He is also a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High and is currently employed with the city of Lawrence. The couple plan an Oct. 29, 2011, wedding in Osawatomie.