Paul and Winnie Getto, Lawrence, will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary Sunday with their family. They were married Oct. 10, 1942, in Montgomery Ala., where Dr. Getto served four years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps. The couple met in college when they both were working at the Eldridge Hotel. They have two sons, Paul R., and daughter-in-law, Kathy, Topeka, and Charles A., and daughter-in-law, Carol, Lenexa; a daughter, Jane Getto, and son-in-law, Stephen C. Allen, Lawrence; and five grandchildren.
Harold and Jeanne Longaker, Lawrence, celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on Friday. The couple were married Oct. 7, 1954, in Warrensburg, Mo. Harold is a retired Topeka police officer and Jeanne is a retired Kansas University police officer. They have five children, 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Alta and Richard Walter, Lecompton, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Sept. 24 in Lecompton. The couple were married Sept. 14, 1946, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church in Perry. Both are retired rural mail carriers. They have three sons, Michael, and daughter-in-law, Connie, rural Lawrence, Timothy, Arlington, Texas, and Brian, and daughter-in-law, Debbie, Lawrence; four daughters, Rosalee Neibarger, rural Lawrence, Marlene Swaggerty, and son-in-law, Bob, Perry, Jackie Gieseke, and son-in-law, Joe, Overland Park, and Monica Davidson, and son-in-law, Ken, Ottawa; nine grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Dale and Lahoma Wilson, Oksaloosa, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family gathering on Oct. 15 at The Little Red Barn in Oskaloosa. Lohoma Kahle and Dale Wilson were married Oct. 14, 1951, at the Methodist Church in Council Grove. Their daughter and son-in-law will also be taking them on a trip to celebrate their anniversary in November to Branson, Mo. Dale retired from the Lawrence Paper Co. in 1992 and returned to full-time farming. He gave up farming this past year. Lahoma retired from the Oksaloosa School District in 1996, where she was a bus driver for 30 years. They both still enjoy living and working on their farm. The couple have a son, Jerry, and daughter-in-law, Lynda, Eudora; daughter, Reta Kitterman, and son-in-law, Larry, McLouth; daughter-in-law, Alana Wilson, Topeka; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; and a son, the late Larry Wilson. Cards can be sent to 7186 Buck Creek Road, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.
Winerock and Wilmer
Emily Winerock, Lawrence, and Christopher Wilmer, Toronto, Canada, were married June 11, 2011, at Hart House, University of Toronto, Canada. The wedding ceremony included a Renaissance-style processional and recessional. The bride is the daughter of Susan Elkins and Jack Winerock, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Hanna Wilmer, Toronto, and Mirec Wilmer, Warsaw, Poland. Lady of honor was Mollie Winerock Meyer. Best man was Alex Wilmer. The wedding party included friends and family from England, France, Estonia, Poland, Portugal, Canada and the United States. A Chinese dim sum reception was held at the Crown Princess Restaurant in Toronto, and an evening dinner with dancing was held at Hart House. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School, Princeton University, University of Sussex, and is a doctoral student in British history at the University of Toronto. The groom is a graduate of the University of Toronto and is a doctoral student in chemical engineering at Northwestern University. The couple reside in Evanston, Ill.
Caplan and Cornelius
Sadie Caplan, Lawrence, and Matthew Cornelius, East Bend, N.C., were married Sept. 10, 2011, in Kirk Hall at the Kansas City Central Public Library, in Kansas City, Mo., with Dr. Mark Praeger officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rich Caplan and Nancy Kaiser-Caplan, Kansas City, Mo. The groom is the son of Jerry and Dottie Cornelius, East Bend. Matron of honor was Haley Veach. Maid of honor was Emmie Caplan. Best man was Jerry Cornelius. Bridesmaids were Morgan Ash, Amanda Neuschafer, Royale Price, Kerri Saunders, Laura Sheppard and Elaine Sims. Groomsmen were Steve Buechner, Neal Chandoke, Brendan Harrington, Benjamin Lewis, Matthew Moore and Robbie Shappley. Ushers were Todd Bates and Rhett Craig IV. Ringbearer was Jaks Praeger. Flower girls were Clara Gustafson, Ava Praeger and Julia Young. A reception followed in The Helzberg Room and Rooftop Terrace at the library. The 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 and is the marketing manager at Alliance Abroad Group. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Forbush High School in East Bend. He earned dual bachelor’s degrees in English literature and dramatic art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs fellow at the University of Texas at Austin and a masters in public affairs degree candidate. The couple reside in Austin.
Metz and Howard
Bob and Kathy Metz, Huntingdon, Pa., along with Rex and Vicky Howard, Olathe, and Cheryl Howard, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Christine Metz and Cody Howard, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 1996 graduate of Huntingdon High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism and economics from Lehigh University in 2000 and is employed at the Lawrence Journal-World. The future groom is a 1993 graduate of Washburn Rural High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Baker University in 1997 and is employed at Kansas University’s School of Engineering. The couple plan an Oct. 22, 2011, wedding at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City.
Li and Garrett
Li Qing sheng and He Dai cheng, Hunan, Liu yang China, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ally Li, to Eric Garrett, both of Eudora. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Gao Ping High School. She graduated from Liuyang Foreign Language School in 2007, where she studied English. She is employed with Garrett’s Worldwide Enterprises, LLC of Eudora. The future groom is the son of Dennis and Susan Garrett, Eudora. He is a 1999 graduate of Eudora High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Kansas University in 2004. He is the president of Garrett’s Worldwide Enterprises, LLC. The couple plan a Nov. 12, 2011, wedding at Maceli’s in Lawrence.
Lindsey and Pomeroy
Joe and Robyn Lindsey, Kansas City, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren B. Lindsey, to Troy E. Pomeroy, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, Ga. She earned a photography degree from the Kansas City Art Institute. The future groom is the son of Duane and Debbie Pomeroy, Topeka. He is a graduate of Topeka High School and earned a history degree from Washburn University. The couple plan an Oct. 29, 2011, wedding at Circle S Ranch in Lawrence.
Shuck and Wilson
David and Laurie Shuck, Overbrook, along with Larry and LaDonna Wilson, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their children, Dara Lynn Shuck, Overbrook, and Cody Martin Wilson, Baldwin City. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Emporia State University in 2010 and is a naturalist at Prairie Park Nature Center. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Baldwin High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Pittsburg State University in 2008 and is a financial auditor for the state of Kansas. The couple plan a Feb. 4, 2012, wedding at Brooklyn Hall at Enright Gardens in Edgerton.
Carey and Luse
Shannon Merkel, Eudora, and David Carey, Bedford, Ind., announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgyn Carey, to Michael Luse, both of Bedford. The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Eudora High School and is a licensed agent at O’Neal Insurance & Financial Services. The future groom is the son of John and Beverly Luse, Bedford. He is a 2009 graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School and is an administrative assistant for Ambulatory Care Solutions. The couple plan a Dec. 10, 2011, wedding at River’s Edge Fellowship Church in Bedford.
Padget and Lacabarats
Steve and Barbara Padget, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Michael Padget, to Mayalen Lacabarats, both of Paris. The future groom is an epidemiologist. The future bride is the daughter of Alain and Isabelle Lacabarats, Paris. She is a lawyer. The couple plan a July 28, 2012, wedding in Varengeville, France.