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Couples announcements for July 2012

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Anniversary

Cloud

Doug and Shannon Cloud, rural Overbrook, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on July 14. Douglas Cloud and Shannon Gamble were married July 14, 1962, in Rush Springs, Okla. They moved to Wichita after graduating from Oklahoma State University and then to Lawrence in 1967. They owned and operated Cloud Heating and Air Conditioning in Lawrence for 40 years. The couple have two daughters, Sharla Cloud and Vicki Cloud, both of Baldwin City; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; A son, Scott, died July 15, 2009.

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Westheffer

Don and Wanda Westheffer, Lawrence, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. They were married June 28, 1947, at a Methodist parsonage in Lawrence. The couple met at a New Year’s Eve Dance at the Community Building. They have enjoyed farming, building a business, and being active in the charitable organization, Abdallah Shrine. They have two sons, Murl Westheffer and wife Carla, Lawrence, and the late Gary Westheffer; and three grandchildren. Cards can be sent to the couple at 2202 Greenbrier, Lawrence, KS 66049.

Engagement

Van Dyke and Holek

John and Kathy Van Dyke announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Van Dyke, to Joseph Holek, all of Tonganoxie. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and a 2009 graduate of Kansas City Kansas Community College. She is a clerk at Tonganoxie City Hall. The future groom is the son of Bill and Diana Holek, Tonganoxie, and Julie Bartlett, Davenport, Fla. He is a 2001 graduate of Tonganoxie High. The couple plan an outdoor September 2012 wedding in Overland Park.

Wedding

Long-Christian and Coleman

Elizabeth Long-Christian, Basehor, and Kyle Coleman, Lawrence, were married May 5, 2012, at Booth Farms in Lawrence, with Hank Booth officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Rebecca Long, Kansas City, Mo., and Vickey Long, Basehor. The groom is the son of Bret and Kelly Coleman, Lecompton, and Kim and Andy Booth, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Tori Booth. Best man was Brian Lewis. Bridesmaids were Riah Hardin, Rachel Cook and Hannah Cook. Groomsmen were Scott Long, Cameron Coleman and Corey Coleman. Flower girl was Scout Meyers. Ringbearer was Truman Meyers. A reception was given at Steve’s Place in Lawrence. The bride is a graduate of Basehor-Linwood High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas University and is also employed by KU. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed by Natural Breeze Remodeling in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Hay and Johnson

Jillian Hay and Chase Johnson, both of Lawrence, were married April, 28, 2012, at the Eldridge Hotel, with The Rev. Peter Luckey officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Megan Hay, rural Baldwin City. The groom is the son of Steve and Cheryl Johnson, Southlake,Texas. Maid of honor was Chloe Hay. Best man was Alex Johnson. Bridesmaids were Mallory West and Kyleigh Garman. Groomsmen were Landon Hay and Dylan Hay. A reception followed in the Eldridge Hotel Ballroom. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. She graduated from Johnson County Community College’s dental hygiene program this May and is a registered dental hygienist in Overland Park and Lawrence. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High and also attended KU. He is a member of the Kansas Army National Guard and is employed at McCarthy Chevrolet, Olathe. The couple reside in Overland Park.

Engagement

DeLange and Cobb

Darrin and Jill DeLange, Girard, announce the engagement of their daughter, Logan Ashleigh DeLange, to Kyle Thomas Wayne Cobb, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Girard High School and earned a graphic design degree from Kansas University in 2009. The future groom is the son of Alan and Nina Cobb, Lawrence. He is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed by Knology. The couple plan a July 2012 wedding in Girard

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Nelson and Helmer

Robert and Dolly Nelson, Duncan, Okla., and Robin Nelson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Nelson, to Charles R. Helmer, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Kansas University in 2010 and a master’s degree in social work from Washburn University this May. The future groom is the son of Charles F. Helmer, Lawrence, and Alice and Dan Walton, Bolivar, Mo. He is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High. He attended Johnson County Community College and is a zone maintenance supervisor at KU. The couple plan a Sept. 29, 2012, wedding in Baldwin City.

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Van Nostrand and Kopecky

Patricia and Tom Martin, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Curtis Van Nostrand, Lisbon, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Marie Van Nostrand, to Walter John Kopecky III, both of Lawrence. The future bride is 2000 graduate of Central High School in Cape Girardeau. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006 and a master’s degree in flute performance from Kansas University this May. She is a freelance flutist and teacher in the Lawrence and Kansas City areas and is also an announcer for Kansas Public Radio (KANU-FM). The future groom is the son of Walter II and Valerie Kopecky, Creve Couer, Mo., and Susan Kopecky, Maryland Heights, Mo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 2006 and is a software engineer for Garmin International in Olathe. The couple plan a Dec. 1, 2012, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

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Ball and Wheeler

William and Carolyn Ball announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ball, all of Lawrence, to Michael Wheeler, San Antonio. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in music education at Wichita State University and plans to graduate December 2013. The future groom is the son of Merl and Jo Anna Wheeler, San Antonio. He is a graduate of Judson High School in San Antonio and is serving in the U.S. Air Force. The couple plan a July 21, 2012, wedding at University Congregational Church in Wichita.

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Hansen and Kesinger

William Hansen, McLouth, and Tom and Debra Burns, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Hansen, to Kyle Kesinger, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2001 graduate of McLouth High School and a 2005 graduate of the University of St. Mary. She is a payroll/benefits specialist with the Lawrence Public Schools. The future groom is the son of Kevin and Connie Kesinger, Lawrence. He is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School and is a foreman with John Rohrer Contracting Co., Kansas City, Kan. The couple plan a Sept. 22, 2012, wedding at the Historic Taylor Barn in Lawrence.

Wedding

Butler and Hamilton

Ashley Butler, Lawrence, and Jacob Hamilton, Topeka, were married April 14, 2012, at Memorial Hall, in Kansas City, Kan., with Eric Turner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Maria Butler, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jan and Therese Hamilton, Topeka, and JoAn and Allan Lindfors, Marquette. Maid of honor was Becky Wenger. Best man was Adam Rombough. Bridesmaids were Laura Cornett, Breanna Pence and Kelsey Pence. Groomsmen were Rich Bayha, Jake Smith and Dave Hendershot. Ushers were Jacob Butler and Aaron Roberts. Ringbearer was Connor Moore. Flower girl was Lorelai Matteson. A reception followed at Memorial Hall. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School, attended Baker University, and is employed with Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The groom is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School in Topeka and Baker University. He is also employed with Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The couple reside in Gardner.

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Ledom

Chuck and Mary Ledom, Lawrence, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary on June 26 with friends and family at their son’s home in Leawood. Mary Sommer and Chuck Ledom, were married June 26, 1957, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. They have four sons, Mark and wife Lisa, Greg and wife Lynn, John and wife Karen, and Josh and wife Melissa; four daughters, Becky Allen and husband Tim, Susan Timper, Teresa Reddick and husband Paul, and Kathy Lisbon and husband Keith; 26 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Mozingo and Martin

Sarah Catherine Mozingo and Drew Anthony Martin, both of Hutchinson, were married Oct. 29, 2011, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, with The Rev. Robert Baldwin officiating. The bride is the daughter of Mary Sloan Mozingo, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Paul and Joann Martin, Hutchinson. Maid of honor was Kim Taylor. Best man was Tim Patrick. Bridesmaids were Michelle Mahaffey and Tonia Freeman. Junior bridesmaid was Olivia Taylor. Groomsmen were Derek Martin and Justin Freeman. Ringbearer was Joey Taylor. Flower girl was Madeline Taylor. Ushers were Chris Taylor and Chris Bailey. A reception was given at Lawrence Country Club. The bride is a graduate of Ursuline Academy of Dallas and Kansas University. She is a district human resource coordinator for Dillons Food Stores. The groom is a graduate of Nickerson High School and attended Hutchinson Community College. The couple reside in Hutchinson.

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Hoisington and Matthews

Jana Hoisington, Denver, and Greg Matthews, Boulder, Colo., were married March 31, 2012, at Free Methodist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Rick Ostrander and Mike Jordahl officiating. The bride is the daughter of Thomas Hoisington and Susan Hoisington, both of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Matt Matthews and Diana Matthews, both of Lawrence. Bridesmaids were Hilary Eastman, Staci Root and Ashley Cumings. Groomsmen were Zak Weis and Cory Hadl. Candlelighter was Charis Cumings. Scripture reader was Barb Bradley Hagerty. A reception followed at the church. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2000 graduate of Taylor University in Upland, Ind. She earned a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Denver Seminary in 2011 and is employed with the Foundation for Excellence in Learning and Education. The groom is a 1988 graduate of Lawrence High and a 1993 graduate of Kansas State University. He earned a master’s certificate in geographic information systems from the University of Colorado at Denver and is employed with the U.S. Geological Survey. The couple reside in Boulder.

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Warren and Burr

Misty Dawn Warren, Lawrence, and Dustin Dallam Burr, Baldwin City, were married June 30, 2012, at Community Bible Church in Lawrence, with The Rev. Shaun LePage officiating. The bride is the daughter of Donald and Maria Cumpton, Liberty, Mo. The groom is the son of Lance Burr and Johnita Burr, both of Lawrence. Vocalists and guitarists were Beth LePage and Nate Morsches. A reception was given at Famous Dave’s in Lawrence. The bride is a 1993 graduate of Interlochen (Mich.) Arts Academy and earned a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Arizona in 1997. She is a freelance harpist, harp teacher, member of local music group, Angel Road, and also does independent contract work with Black Top Tools, Inc. in Liberty. The groom is a 1992 graduate of Lawrence High School, attended Kansas University, and is employed with Blue Collar Distro in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Ellis and Freeman

Ashlee Nicole Ellis and Steven Joseph Freeman Jr., both of Lawrence, were married May 26, 2012, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University with Judge Robert Fairchild officiating. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Paula Ellis, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Steven Sr. and Stephanie Freeman, Lawrence. Man of honor was Ryan Ellis. Best man was Kendall Freeman. Ringbearers were Ryland Freeman, Mason Ellis and Brian Lewis. A reception followed at Building 21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School and is employed at Pizza Hut. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in social welfare at KU and plans to graduate next May. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Free State and is employed at Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Caplan and Craig

Elizabeth Mackenzie Kaiser Caplan and William Rhett Craig IV, both of Columbia, S.C., were married May 19, 2012, at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville, S.C., with The Rev. Buz Wilcoxon officiating. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Caplan, Kansas City, Mo. The groom is the son of Dr. William Craig III, Greer, S.C., and Cheryl Craig, Greenville. Matron of honor was Sadie Cornelius. Best man was Tyler Gregg. Maid of honor was Laura Alliman. Bridesmaids were Laura Lebar and Jessica Portwood. Groomsmen were Kent Barber, Will Hamilton, Taylor Miller and Jeff Morris. Flower girls were Clara Gustafson and Ava Praeger. Ringbearer was Jakson Praeger. Ushers were Todd Bates and Matthew Cornelius. Program attendants were David Brice and Thomas Crawford. A reception followed at Wyche Pavilion, Greenville. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish with a minor in Latin American studies from the University of South Carolina-Columbia and is employed by the South Carolina Immigrant Victim Network. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Hyde School in Bath, Maine. He earned bachelor’s degrees in actuarial science and statistics from USC Columbia, and is employed by Colonial Life and Accident Insurance Company. The couple reside in Columbia.

Anniversary

Murphy

Martha and David Murphy, McLouth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. July 28 at the McLouth Baptist Church. The couple were married July 26, 1962, in Long Beach, Calif. David is retired from Berry Plastics and Martha is retired from Allen Press. They have a daughter, Kellee Carder and husband Ron; two sons, Scott and wife Melissa, and Brian and wife Felecia; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

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Mills

Fred and Jeanne Mills, Shawnee, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip through France on a river cruise this spring. A small family dinner hosted by their daughter and her husband will be held in July. Jeanne Doege and Fred Mills were married July 21, 1962, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie. The couple have a daughter, Jan Carson and husband Tim, Topeka; a son, the late Jon Mills; and three grandchildren.

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Statler

Eldon and Charlene Statler, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family party at the home of their daughter, Carolyn. Charlene Revey and Eldon Statler were married July 24, 1952, in Bentonville, Ark. Eldon served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955. He retired from Hercules, Inc. in 1994. Charlene retired from Mercantile Bank in 1994. The couple have two daughters, Carolyn and Rick Durrant, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Nancy Walker, Lawrence; five granddaughters; and two great-grandsons.

Engagement

Taylor and Ortiz

Mark and Cheri Taylor, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney D. Taylor, to Logan A. Ortiz, both of Manhattan. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. She is studying interior architecture at Kansas State University. The future groom is the son of Luis and Stacey Ortiz, Fort Riley. He is a 2008 graduate of Leavenworth High School and is studying engineering at K-State. The couple plan a June 22, 2013, wedding at Kansas State Gardens in Manhattan.

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Eneihen and Hardison

Edward and Sharrai Eneihen, Tecumseh, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alaura Sharrai Eneihen, rural Shawnee County, to Phillip Damien Hardison, Kansas City, Kan. The future bride is a 2012 homeschool graduate and will attend Allen County Community College in the fall. The future groom is the son of Russell Hardison Jr., Wellsville, and Valerie Waite, Kansas City, Kan. He is a 2011 graduate of Turner High School in Kansas City, Kan., and will attend Washburn Technical Institute in the fall. The couple plan a Sept. 15, 2012, wedding at Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence.

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Walthall

Richard and Janice Walthall, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a private reception Sunday at Corpus Christi Church. Janice Marie Marks and Richard Lee Walthall were married July 28, 1962, at St. Stanislaus Church in Rossville. Janice is a retired school teacher from the Lawrence School District and Eastern Kansas Cooperative. Richard is owner of Kansas Electric Construction. The couple enjoy spending time with their family. They have three sons, Barry and wife Bobbie, Brad and wife Valerie, all of Lawrence, and Brian and wife Cami, Columbia, Mo.; a daughter, Bridgett Wagner and husband Andy, Lawrence; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Henley and Morain

Nicole Renee Henley and William Alfred Morain II, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Delmar and Sandra Henley, Lawrence, and Laura and Jerry Melton, Lansing. She is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School and a manager at Culver’s Restaurant. The future groom is the son of William and Rene’ Morain, Lawrence, and Tami and Dewayne Strutz, Vancouver, Wash. He attended Lawrence High and is a manager at Taco John’s. The couple plan a Sept. 1, 2012, wedding in Burcham Park in Lawrence.

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Clark and Frager

Hallie L. Clark and Charles G. Frager, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Terry Clark, McLouth, and Lori Clark, Lawrence. She is employed at Stepping Stones Childcare in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Gary and Susan Frager, Lawrence. He is a store manager at Radio Shack in Lawrence. The couple plan a May 1, 2013, wedding in Lawrence.

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McCormick and Imel

Michael and Mary McCormick announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy McCormick, to Brian Imel, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in evolutionary biology and ecology from Kansas University in 2004 and is an environmental scientist for the State of Kansas. The future groom is the son of Dr. Terry and Marilyn Imel, Goodland. He is a 2002 graduate of Goodland High School. He attended KU and Johnson County Community College and is a maintenance technician at ICL Performance Products. The couple plan a Dec. 7, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.

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Hoffman and Lower

Scot and Donna Hoffman announce the engagement of their daughter, Janell Hoffman, all of Lawrence, to Travis Lower, Phillipsburg. The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She attended Johnson County Community College and is employed at Associates in Dentistry in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Phillipsburg High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2008 and is employed with Freightquote.com in Lenexa. The couple plan an Oct. 27, 2012, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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McCabria

Bob and Cherry McCabria, Eudora, celebrated their 60th anniversary July 20 with a family party. Cherry Koch and Bob McCabria were married July 20, 1952, at St. Paul Evangelical and Reformed Church in Eudora. Both graduated from Eudora High School. Cherry continued her education at Baker University and later Kansas University, where she earned a master’s degree in special education. She taught special education for many years in the Lawrence School District, retiring from Lawrence High School. Bob was a longtime farmer in the Kaw Valley bottoms, retiring from farming in the late 1990’s. The couple have two sons, Rory, Shawnee Mission, and Russ and wife Cheryl, Riley; a daughter, Robyn Kelso and husband Mike, Eudora; and five grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

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