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Couples announcements for April 2012

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Anniversary

Embrey

Orville and Judy Embrey, Republic, Mo., formerly of Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. The couple were married March 16, 1962, in Neosho, Mo. Orville graduated from Fairview High School and Missouri Southern University. He worked for Ethan A. Smith Moving and Storage for 23 years in Lawrence and moved to Missouri to operate a Red Wheel Fundraising franchise in 1994. Judy graduated Neosho High School and attended Missouri Southern University. She was a homemaker before working with Orville at Ethan A. Smith and then partnered with him in Red Wheel. The couple is semi-retired and enjoying traveling. They have a daughter, Jennifer Orth and husband Fabian, Hilliard, Ohio; a son, Lee and wife Julie, Lawrence; and eight grandchildren.

Engagement

Haynes and Speicher

Dave and Jyl Haynes, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Timothy Duane Haynes, Flagstaff, Ariz., to Emily Suzanne Speicher, Kansas City, Kan. The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned bachelor’s degrees in French, German, and international studies from Baker University in 2009. He is studying for a master’s degree in sustainable communities at Northern Arizona University. The future bride is the daughter of Alan and Kristi Speicher, Elk City. She is a 2006 graduate of Independence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Baker in 2010. She is studying for a doctorate in physical therapy at Kansas University Medical Center. The couple plan a May 25, 2012, wedding in Elk City.

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Morgan

Herman and Elenor Morgan, Lawrence, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at Wyndam Place Apartments, 2551 Crossgate Dr., Lawrence. Elenor Duncan and Herman Morgan were married April 20, 1942, in Bethany, Mo. Elenor attended schools in Hubbard, Iowa. She was a housewife and also had a craft store in Erie in the 1970s. Herman graduated from Walnut High School in 1938. He was a farmer and gas station owner/operator in Iowa. After moving to Kansas, he had his own ditching service and was a rural water line inspector in the Wichita area. They retired to Erie, but moved to Lawrence in 1989. They have a daughter, Sharon Morgan Aikins, Lawrence; a son, the late Larry Morgan; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

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Barnhart

Donny and Beverly Barnhart, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 21 with family. The couple were married April 21, 1962, in Michigan Valley. Don graduated from Appanoose High School in rural Franklin County. He worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation and Kennedy Glass in Lawrence. Beverly graduated from Appanoose High and attended Emporia State College. She is a homemaker and worked for Kennedy Glass for 31 years. They have a son, Raymond, Lawrence; a daughter, Dona Higgins, Perry; and two grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at 863 Locust St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

Wedding

Shuck and Wilson

Dara Lynn Shuck, Overbrook, and Cody Martin Wilson, Baldwin City, were married Feb. 4, 2012, in Brooklyn Hall at Enright Gardens in Edgerton with the bride’s grandfather, Darrell Shuck officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Laurie Shuck, Overbrook. The groom is the son of Larry and Ladonna Wilson, Baldwin City. Maid of honor was Dawn Huddleston. Best man was Chris Blum. Bridesmaid was Anna Miller. Groomsmen was Kyle Gudenkauf. A reception followed at Brooklyn Hall. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Baldwin High School, a 2010 graduate of Emporia State University, and is a naturalist for the City of Lawrence. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Baldwin High, a 2008 graduate of Pittsburg State University, and is a financial auditor for the state of Kansas. The couple reside in rural Baldwin City.

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Huffman and Gryszowka

Kasey Huffman, Lawrence, and Matt Gryszowka, Olathe, were married Oct. 8, 2011, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Mick Mulvany officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steven and Patsy Huffman, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dave and Deb Gryszowka, Olathe. Maid of honor was Kayla Altman. Best man was Andy Gryszowka. Bridesmaids were Kirby McGovern-Crist, Jessica Grier, Amy Ashurst, Kelsey Cooper, Michelle Gallagher, Alicia Foster and Erin Bassi. Groomsmen were Taylor Link, Nate Bassi, Cribb Altman, Justin Stark and Alex Smith. Flower girl was Halston Altman. Readers were Pam Burkhead and Lois Ball. A reception was given at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School, a 2006 graduate of Kansas State University, and is an account manager with KForce Staffing. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Olathe East High School, a 2005 graduate of Kansas University, and is an account sales manager with PepsiCO. The couple reside in Roeland Park.

Engagement

Cottrell and Perry

Chris and Juli Cottrell announce the engagement of their son, Kevin Cottrell, to Megan Perry, all of Lawrence. The future groom is a 2009 graduate of Free State High School. He earned an associate degree from Johnson County Community College in December 2011, is a personal trainer and cycling instructor at Genesis Health Clubs in Lawrence, and is a self-employed model. The future bride is the daughter of Mark and Joni Perry, Spring Hill. She is a 2008 graduate of Spring Hill High School and will earn bachelor’s degrees in mass media and middle/secondary education from Baker University in May 2013. The couple plan a June 10, 2012, wedding at the Victorian Veranda Country Inn in Lawrence.

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Cooper and Wiles

Mike Schwartzburg, McLouth, and Diane Cooper, Lawrence, along with Steve and Carolyn Wiles, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Megan Elizabeth Cooper and Joseph Robert Wiles, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a fashion merchandising and design degree from Johnson County Community College in 2006 and is employed with Lawrence Bank. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School. He earned an automotive service technology degree from Pittsburg State University in 2005 and is employed at Aristocrat Motors with Mercedes Benz in Merriam. The couple plan a June 9, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Heere and Gray

Rick and Ginger Heere announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa J. Heere, all of Lawrence, to Brandon W. Gray, Topeka. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a graduate of Neosho County Community College School of Nursing and is a registered nurse at Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine P.A. in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Ron and Judi Gray, Topeka. He is a 2005 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School. He plans to earn a bachelor’s degree from Southwestern College this fall and is an enlisted in-flight refueling specialist with the Kansas Air National Guard in Topeka. The couple plan a Sept. 20, 2012, wedding at Sunset Beach on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

Engagement

Dunkle and Cates

Donn and Julie Dunkle announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Nicole Dunkle, to Christopher Daniel Cates, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She will earn a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Pittsburg State University this May, will also receive a commission as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army Reserve, and is employed with the campus police department at Pittsburg State. The future groom is the son of Rick and Emily Cates, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High. He earned an associate degree in 2008 and bachelor’s degree in 2010, both in automotive technology and from Pittsburg State, and is employed with Laird Noller Automotive in Lawrence. The couple plan a June 16, 2012, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Riggins and Mitchell

Bill and Stacy Riggins, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Nash William Riggins, to Carmen Hazy Mitchell, both of Stirling, Scotland. The future groom is a 2009 graduate of Free State High School and is studying journalism at Stirling University. The future bride is the daughter of Susan Mitchell, Buchlyvie, Scotland. She is a 2008 graduate of Balfron High School and is studying primary education at Stirling University. The couple plan a Dec. 15, 2012, wedding in Crear, Scotland.

Anniversary

Hull

Paul and Mary Elizabeth “Bette” Hull, El Dorado, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today in Fellowship Hall at the Towanda United Methodist Church, 103 S. Fourth St., Towanda. The reception will be hosted by their children. Paul Gilbert Hull and Mary Elizabeth “Bette” Wheeler, both of Towanda, were married April 18, 1942, at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Smith, Ark. Paul was in the U.S. Army stationed at Camp Chaffee and Bette was teaching music in Peabody at the time. Both were educators having served as teachers, counselor and administrator and retiring from Lawrence Public Schools after 20 years. Paul retired in 1982 as principal of West Junior High School. Bette taught at Pinckney and Sunset Hills Schools. They also were employed in the public schools of Kansas City, Kan., Leon, Towanda and Peabody. Since retiring, they have lived on a farm near El Dorado, which was original owned by Bette’s maternal grandparents, Addison D. and Minnie Belle Wagoner. They also traveled 48 of the lower 50 states and also in Canada and Mexico in their motor home. They have a son, the Rev. Dr. Paul G. Hull, Jr., Boston; a daughter, Susan Green, Topeka; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

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Elston

Gary L. and Linda R. Elston, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. A vacation is planned with their children and grandchildren. Linda Neis and Gary Elston were married April 27, 1962, in Lawrence. Gary worked his entire career at the Kansas Public Service, now Black Hills Energy. Linda was a homemaker for several years, and later worked part-time at the Kansas Union and the Lawrence School District. Both are retired. They enjoy spending time with their children and grandchildren, time on their farm and gardening. The couple have two daughters, Cheryl Nunn, Spring Hill, and Kimberly Elston, Lawrence; a son, Mark and wife Cheryll, Baldwin City; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

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Smoots

Rick and Debby Smoots, McLouth, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in McLouth. Debby Stoll and Rick Smoots were married April 22, 1972, at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Rick has worked for the Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Company for over 40 years. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee during the Vietnam War. He currently works for the electric company, owns Smoots Trucking, and does custom hay in the summer. Debby was a hair stylist and then began working for the McLouth School District, driving a school bus after her children started school. She has been employed there for over 30 years. They have a son, Scott and wife Kim, Eudora; a daughter, Marcy Smoots, Pomona; and six grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at 25886 Fairmount Rd., McLouth, KS 66054.

Wedding

Hedges and Lowrance

Julie Hedges and Garry Lowrance, both of Lawrence, were married April 10, 2012, in Las Vegas with the Rev. J. O. Frehner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rich and Ginny Hedges, Lawrence. The groom is the son of the late Duane and Edith Lowrance. She is a 1989 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is a 1984 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Stiles and Discher

Katie Stiles, Lawrence, and Clay Discher, Kansas City, Mo., were married Aug. 13, 2011, at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, with Terry McIllvain and Joe Stiles officiating. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Becky Stiles, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Alan and Ann Discher, Kansas City, Mo. Maid of honor was Jesse Shroyer. Best man was Robby Discher. Bridesmaids were Jackie Discher, Emily Stiles, Lyndsay Crum, Monica Erdmann, Brooke Barnes and Kim Lisby. Groomsmen were David Bean, Joel Peace, Joe Wallace, Jeff Lacy, Kevin Keller and Mark Keleher. Ushers were Andy Stiles, Matt Stiles, John Richert and Ryan Lane. Flower girls were Mekenzie Rose and Lexie Rose. Ringbearers were Christopher DeFeo, John Charles DeFeo and Nicco DeFeo. Guest book attendant was Kenzie Rumble. Program attendant was Mindy Rupert. A reception was given at Maceli’s. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School, a 2006 graduate of William Jewell College, and is the nursing admission counselor at William Jewell. The groom is a 2003 graduate of North Kansas City High School, a 2007 graduate of William Jewell, and is a financial analyst at Maxus Properties. The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.

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Brenn and Fishburn

Kaitlan Elizabeth Brenn and Cory Scott Fishburn, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 29, 2011, at The Grand Loft in Osawatomie, with the Rev. Gary Teske officiating. The bride is the daughter of Doug Brenn and Tonya Brenn, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Adrian and Debbie Fishburn, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Annie Flory. Best man was Jay Fishburn. Bridesmaids were Kelsey Pinnick and Maggie Queen. Groomsmen were Jordan Katzfey and Brian Katzfey. A reception followed at The Grand Loft. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School, a 2011 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado, and is employed at American Family Insurance in Lawrence. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High and is employed with the City of Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Smoots and Prouty

Rick and Debby Smoots, McLouth, along with Gary Prouty, Grand Forks, N.D., and Karen Prouty, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their children, Marcy Smoots and Kevin Prouty, both of Pomona. The future bride is a 1992 graduate of McLouth High School and attended Kansas University and Kansas State University. She previously was employed at Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence and Heatron Inc. in Leavenworth and is currently employed at TVH Parts Co. in Olathe. The future groom is a 1993 graduate of Dunseth High School in North Dakota. He moved to Kansas in 1994 and is the owner/operator of Pride Services electrical company. The couple plan an Oct. 6, 2012, wedding at Enright Gardens in Edgerton.

Engagement

Ille and Muiller

Mark and Linda Ille, Ellinwood, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Ann Ille, to Joseph Charles Muiller, both of Memphis, Tenn. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Ellinwood High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washburn University last May and is studying for a doctorate at the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis. The future groom is the son of Steve and Michelle Muiller, Lawrence. He is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Washburn last May and is employed as a technician with a molecular pathology lab in Memphis. He plans to attend medical school upon the couples’ return to Kansas. The couple plan a June 30, 2012, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Wilkinson and Eagle

Lisa Wilkinson, Lawrence, and David Eagle, Melbourne, Australia, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Mark and Terry Wilkinson, Lawrence. She is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in Latin American studies in 2003 from Kansas University, and is a freelance yoga teacher and massage therapist in London. The future groom is the son of Robert Eagle, Broome, Australia, and Pauline Eyre, Melbourne. He is a 1999 graduate of St. Michael’s Grammar School, earned bachelor’s degrees in literature and cultural studies and mathematics from the University of Melbourne in 2005, and is a foreign exchange trader at Deutsche Bank in London. The couple plan a June 9, 2012, wedding at Unitarian Fellowship of Lawrence.

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Schelar and Sousa

Bill and Judy Schelar, Lawrence, and Manuel and Filomena Sousa, San Jose, Calif., announce the engagement of their children, Erin Kendra Schelar and Christopher Machado Sousa, both of San Francisco. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis in 2006 and a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2010. She is a clinical research nurse with California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Bellarmine College Preparatory in San Jose. He earned bachelor’s degrees in history, political science and American cultural studies from Washington University, and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 2009. He is an associate with the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Francisco. The couple plan a May 5, 2012, wedding at Graham Chapel at Washington University.

Anniversary

Wehr

Cecil and Kay Wehr, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in June. Kay Wilder and Cecil Wehr were married on April 28, 1962, at St. Mary’s Parish in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Cecil is now retired after working most of his career as a forklift mechanic out of the Lawrence and Topeka area and in Des Moines, Iowa. Kay has operated an in-home daycare throughout her career. They have been foster parents to over 40 newborns through Catholic Charities. The couple have three sons, Christopher and wife Sandra, Lee’s Summit, Mo., Chad and wife Esther, Olathe, and Craig wife Ashley, Wellsville; four daughters, Teresa Wehr, Glendale, Ariz., Laura Van Alstine, Lawrence, Marlena Manternach and husband Neil, Monticello, Iowa, and Valarie Rooks and husband Michael, Kailua, Hawaii; 11 grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. The couple requests no gifts.

Wedding

Inhulsen and Harvey

Cecilia JoAnn Inhulsen, Montezuma, Ga., and Matthew Glenn Harvey, Warner Robins, Ga., were married Nov. 26, 2011, at Montezuma United Methodist Church with John Moore officiating. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Christopher and JoAnn Inhulsen, Montezuma. The groom is the son of Gerald and Stephanie Harvey, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Dr. Jane Maddox. Maid of honor was Harriet Inhulsen. Best man was Jeremiah Harvey. Bridesmaids were Mary Schrock, Jessica Inhulsen, Rachel Johnson and Elizabeth Noler. Groomsmen were Andrew Kelderman, Stephen Schiete, Christopher Inhulsen Jr., James Robertson and Aaron Quinlisk. Flower girls were Anastasia Dillon and Ruth Dillon. Ringbearers were Joshua Carter Maddox and Christopher Inhulsen III. Ushers were David Dillon and Joshua Paul Maddox. Program attendants were Joshua Mihm and Nathan Mihm. Musicians were Sarah Bereza, organ; and Dr. Christopher Inhulsen, Sr., piano. Vocal quartet was Dr. Christopher Inhulsen Sr., Christopher Inhulsen Jr., Dr. Jane Maddox and Harriet Inhulsen. The bride was home schooled and graduated from Abeka Video Academy in 2003. She attended Pensacola Christian College, earned a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Georgia in 2010, and is a pharmacist at Eldercare Pharmacy in Hawkinsville, Ga. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. He graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs in May 2006 and is a mechanical engineer at the Warner Robins Air Force Base. The couple reside in Warner Robins.

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Allen and Scott

Christy Allen, Lawrence, and Taylor Scott, Wichita, were married Oct. 1, 2011, at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. William Vogler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rand and Gail Allen, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Mark and Alison Scott, Wichita. Maid of honor was Suzy Allen. Best man was Sam Park. Bridesmaids were Katherine Kruger, Kara Smith, Pam Allen and Hannah Scott. Groomsmen were Brett Boyle, Aaron Boehmler, Colin Edwards and Victor Mallin. A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School, a 2009 graduate of Kansas University, and is employed by The Navigators. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Wichita North High School, a 2010 graduate of KU, and is also employed by The Navigators. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Sigler and Porter

Jeff and Susan Sigler announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Sigler, all of Lawrence, to Denver Porter, Overland Park. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is employed at SFI Medical Publishing and is the owner of Melissa Sigler Photography. The future groom is the son of Scott and Cathy Porter, Overland Park. He is a 2003 graduate of Blue Valley High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Kansas University in 2009, and is employed at State Street in Kansas City, Mo. The couple plan a Sept. 8, 2012, wedding at First United Methodist Church West Campus.

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Nieman and Schmidt

Mark and Becky Nieman, Nortonville, along with Tom and Debi Schmidt, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Hailee Nieman, Olathe, to Kristopher Schmidt, Kansas City, Mo. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Jefferson County North High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education in 2003, and a master’s degree in education in 2009, both from Kansas University. She is a special education teacher for the Kansas City Kansas School District. The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history with a minor in economics from KU in 2004 and will earn a master’s degree in business administration from Baker University this June. He is a client relations manager at State Street Corporation. The couple plan a July 28, 2012, wedding at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Nortonville.

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