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Couples announcements for November 2011

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Engagement

Metzger and Peterson

Lynn and Susan Metzger announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Metzger, to David Peterson, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in fine arts with an emphasis in visual communication from Kansas University, is also a graduate of Z Hair Academy of Lawrence, and is a hair stylist at Salon 708 in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Ronald and Barb Peterson, Ames, Iowa. He is a graduate of Ames High School, earned a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in environmental studies from KU, and is employed by Foley Equipment Co. in Topeka. The couple plan a May 5, 2012, wedding at Alvamar Country Club.

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Tidd and Berthelsen

Terry and Lesa Tidd announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Tidd, all of Lawrence, to Jacob Berthelsen, Olathe. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Kansas State University this December. The future groom is the son of Joe and Jodi Berthelsen, Olathe. He is a 2007 graduate of Olathe Northwest High School. He will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from K-State in May 2012 and is employed as a web design student specialist for the Kansas State University Libraries. The couple plan a Jan. 7, 2012, wedding at Lawrence Free Methodist Church.

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Guenther and Thomas

Sam and Teri Smith along with Ron and Pam Thomas, all of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Erika Guenther and Jace Thomas, both of McKinney, Texas. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Randy Guenther. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 2005, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2009 and is a registered nurse at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. The future groom graduated from Free State High School in 2005, also earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn in 2009 and is also a registered nurse at Baylor University Medical Center. The couple plan a Dec. 21, 2011 wedding in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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Brady and Julian

Christine Brady and Neal Julian, both of Independence, were married Sept. 9, 2011, at Watson Park in Lawrence, with Rabbi Darren Brady officiating. The bride is the daughter of Darren and Windy Brady, Independence. The groom is the son of Mark and Mary Jo Julian, Independence. Maids of honor were Cassandra Brady and Cari Brady. Best man was Danny Julian. Bridesmaid was Leah Tucker. Groomsmen were Steven Whitson and Bobby Blaker. A reception was given at Abe & Jake’s. The bride is a graduate of Beit Midrash School, Independence Community College and The Illinois Institute of Art. She is the interior designer at Winfield House in Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Independence High School, Independence Community College and Kansas University. He is a freelance artist. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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White and Kistner

Alicia Nicole White, Lawrence, and David Aaron Kistner, Overland Park, were married Oct. 29, 2011, at Friends Evangelical Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Cloyce Thornton officiating. The bride is the daughter of Leslie and Michelle French, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jeff Kistner and Peggy Kistner, both of Overland Park. Maid of honor was Katie Stanley. Best man was Jacob Gillihan. A reception was given in Lawrence. The bride is employed in Lawrence and the groom is in employed in Gardner. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Renema and Kiefer

Jennifer Renema, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., and Christopher Kiefer, Oak Park, Ill., were married Sept. 10, 2011, at St. James Lutheran Church in Grosse Pointe Farms, Mich., with the Revs. Gerald Spice and Patrick Shebeck officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Linda Renema, Grosse Pointe Woods. The groom is the son of James Kiefer, Forest Park, Ill., and Dinah Nagy, Oak Park. Maid of honor was Sarah Renema. Best man was Nelson Sousa. Bridesmaids were Mary Sousa and Kirsten Fryer. Groomsmen were Christopher Renema and Mike Renema. Lectors were Katherine Evans and Mary Van de Putte. Musician was Kurt Heyer. Cantor was Kelly Ritter. A reception was given at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Grosse Pointe North High School in Grosse Pointe Woods. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo (Mich.) College in 2005 and a Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2009. She serves as the associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School. He currently attends Johnson County Community College and is an asset protection specialist at Target. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Quick

Ed and Colleen Quick, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in August with their children in San Francisco. Colleen Mathews and H. Edward Quick Jr. were married by their friend and Ottawa University professor, H. William Myers, on Aug. 19, 1961, at Oberlin Federated Church. Myers was assisted during the service by the Rev. Charles Scott. The couple met and graduated from Ottawa University. Ed earned a master’s degree in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. Colleen worked in the departments of pharmacology and psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. In 1969, they moved to Washington, D.C., where Ed spent the next 30 years working at the U.S. Senate. Colleen worked for almost 20 years as a medical editor for The Surgeon General of the U.S. Army. She also worked as a volunteer at the National Zoo and at the Smithsonian Institution. In 2005, they retired and moved to Lawrence, where the couple have kept busy with volunteer and university work. They have a son, Steve Quick, and daughter-in-law, Glenda, and fraternal twins Andy Quick and Vanessa Quick. The couple were preceded in death by their 12-year-old son, Teddy, in 1979.

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Wallace and Squires

Ashly Wallace and Timothy Squires, both of Lawrence, were married July 23, 2011, at the Kansas Union at Kansas University with the Rev. Dennis Matthews officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jeff Wallace, Eudora, and Gayle and Cindy Lutz, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Ken and Kathy Squires, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Richelle Chaney. Best man was Alex Travis. Bridesmaids were Ashley Davis and Erin Ashcraft. Groomsmen were Adam Van Horn and Evan Ridenour. Ringbearer was William Wise. Ushers were Jeffery Wallace and Isaac Severance. A reception was held in the Naismith Ballroom in the SpringHill Suites in Lawrence. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from KU in May and is pursuing a master’s degree in education, also from KU. The groom is a 2004 graduate of LHS. He earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and information systems from KU in 2010 and is a systems engineer for Cerner Corp. in Lee’s Summit, Mo. The couple reside in Olathe.

Anniversary

Cretsinger

Dean and Lois Cretsinger, Colorado Springs, Colo., formerly of Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception on Nov. 20 in Lawrence. The couple were married Nov. 23, 1961, in Phillipsburg. Dean is a graduate of South Dakota Northern State College and is a retired subcontractor. Lois is a graduate of Kansas University and is a retired teacher. They have two sons, Dan, Lawrence, and Steve, Topeka; and two grandchildren. Cards can be sent to the couple in care of Carolyn Bond, P.O. Box 170, Lecompton, KS 66050.

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Diedel

Ray and Barbara Diedel, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with dinner and dancing with family and friends Oct. 15 in the Holy Family Hall at Corpus Christi Church. They were married Oct. 18, 1961, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Scipio. The couple met while in high school in Garnett. They have lived in rural Douglas County for most of their marriage. Ray is retired from Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence. He is still active in the 25-year club and the retired group from the Lawrence plant. Barbara has been a volunteer at Corpus Christi Church. She is in the choir and part of the liturgy committee. Both have been active members of the Catholic community in Lawrence for many years and have been involved with Marriage Encounter, Knights of Columbus and the Empty Nesters Group at Corpus Christi Church. They have three sons, Dan and wife Christina, Lawrence, David and wife Sonia, Olathe, and Drew and wife Jennifer, Lawrence; two daughters, Debbie Antes and husband Bernie, McLouth, and Denise Sanders and husband Larry, Eudora; nine grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Ray

Bill and Sharon Ray, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with a family dinner at their home. A reception for friends and family will follow. The event will be hosted by their children and their families. Bill Ray and Sharon Redford were married Nov. 24, 1961, at the Lawrence Assembly of God Church. They have two sons, Craig and wife Lori, Silver Lake, and Mark and wife Kerry, Baldwin City; and a daughter, Kim Ray, Lawrence.

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McMichael and Schimke

Scott and Marcia McMichael, Boulder, Colo., formerly of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan McMichael, Lawrence, to Chad Schimke, Lansing. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2007 graduate of Kansas University. She is employed by Perceptive Software in Shawnee. The future groom is the son of Kevin and Joy Schimke, Lansing. He is a 2001 graduate of Lansing High School and a 2006 graduate of KU. He is employed by ExamFX of ATI based in Stilwell. The couple plan a March 2, 2012, wedding at Moon Palace Resort in Mexico.

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Keeler and Green

Katie Keeler and Ronnard Green, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Christy Keeler, Goehner, Neb. She is a graduate of Phillipsburgh High School, attended Kansas University, and is employed with Douglas County Bank in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Roosevelt Green, Kankakee, Ill., and Gloria Glover, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School and the University of West Florida. He is an Army major, currently serving as a battalion executive officer at Fort Riley. The couple plan a Jan. 7, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.

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Padden and Arthur

Philip and Gail Padden, Lawrence, along with Tom and Suzanne Arthur, Manhattan, announce the engagement of their children, Kyle Philip Padden, Willow Grove, Pa., and Lindsay Christina Arthur, Lawrence. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Kansas University and is pursuing a graduate degree at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Manhattan High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music (in voice) from KU in 2010. She is employed at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church and Signs of Life Cafe. The couple plan a Jan. 7, 2012, wedding at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.

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Burkhead and Combs

Jeannie Burkhead, Pequot Lakes, Minn., and Jeff Burkhead, Eldon, Mo., along with Stephanie and Craig Combs, Salina, announce the engagement of their children, Carrie Burkhead and Tyson Combs, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Emporia High School and is earning an early childhood development degree from Kansas University. She is employed at Hilltop Child Development at KU. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Salina South High School. He earned bachelor’s degrees in communication and psychology from KU in 2008 and is a financial advisor at Axa Equitable in Overland Park. The couple plan a Jan. 7, 2012, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

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Phariss and Price

Nancy and Larry Holmes, Lawrence, and Mitchell Phariss, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Phariss to Tyler Price, both of Kansas City, Mo. The future groom is the son of Valene Price, Snyder, Texas. The couple plan a Dec. 2, 2011, wedding at Redeemer Fellowship in Kansas City, Mo.

Wedding

Bidinger and Walter

Laura Bidinger and Jake Walter, both of Perry, were married Oct. 1, 2011, at Shawnee United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Butts officiating. The bride is the daughter of Leon and Cristy Bidinger, Perry. The groom is the son of A.C. and Dawn Walter, Perry. Matron of honor was Kallie Morris. Best man was Tony Walter. Bridesmaids were Jayme Minton, Ashley Farley and Madeline Heck. Groomsmen were Nic Bidinger, RJ Brown and Ricky Morris. Ringbearer was Dayton Morris. Flower girl was Brookelyn Bidinger. Candlelighters were Caitlyn Perron and Carver Perron. Ushers were Austin Green, Alex Green and RJ Moser. A reception was given at Parkway West in Shawnee. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with dual majors in management and marketing from Washburn University in 2009. She is the senior United Kingdom customer service representative at Essense of Australia in Lenexa. The groom is a 2004 graduate of PLHS and is a student at Baker University in Overland Park. He is the project manager at Jayhawk Fire Sprinkler in Lenexa. The couple reside in Olathe.

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Smith and Hoffman

Kristin Lynn Smith, Hutchinson, and Christopher Jude Hoffman, Lawrence, were married Sept. 24, 2011, at the Historic Fox Theatre in Hutchinson with Brady Blevins officiating. The bride is the daughter of Shelley and Mark Stephens, Hutchinson, and the late Bruce Smith. The groom is the son of John and Beth Hoffman, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Kelsey Smith. Best man was the groom’s father, John Hoffman. Bridesmaids were Kristin Wedel and Rachel Aguilos. Groomsmen were Patrick Hoffman and Gabe Hoffman. Ringbearers were Levi and Cabot Frandsen. The bride is a graduate of Hutchinson High School and Kansas University. She is a case manager with Bert Nash in Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Free State High School and attended KU. He is the systems administrator for the KU Book Stores. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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