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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.