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Couples announcements for May 2012

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Engagement

Pinegar and Hunter

Dan and Dena Ward, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Karissa Pinegar, to Eric Hunter, both of Garden City. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School and earned a hospitality management degree from Johnson County Community College in 2010. The future groom is the son of Sheldon and Tami Hunter, Garden City. He is a 2005 graduate of Garden City High School and earned a respiratory therapy degree from Kansas University in 2011. The couple plan a June 2, 2012, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

Engagement

Rueschhoff and Croghan

Lisa and David Rueschhoff, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, David Austin Rueschhoff, to Haley Elyse Croghan, both of Denver. The future groom is a 2010 graduate of Colorado State University. He is a research analyst for the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver and attends law school at the University of Denver. The future bride is the daughter of Rose and Jeff Croghan, Longmont, Colo. She attended CSU, is pursuing a radiology career at Redrocks College, and is employed at Broomfield Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The couple plan a June 23, 2012, wedding at Snow Mountain Ranch in Winter Park, Colo.

Wedding

Miller and Shadonix

Amanda Nichole Miller, Lenexa, and Stephen William Shadonix, Overland Park, were married April 28, 2012, at Prairie Baptist Church in Prairie Village, with Kyle Gardner officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ken Miller, Independence, Mo., and Mary McLeod, Lenexa. The groom is the son of William and Joni Shadonix, Overland Park. Maid of honor was Emma Eckert. Best man was Eric Morrow. Bridesmaids were Lauren Miller and Jessica Storm. Groomsmen were Matt Shadonix and Jason Shadonix. A reception followed at the church. The bride plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral science at Kansas University this fall and is a child care provider in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center at KU. The groom is a co-manager at Little Caesars in Lawrence. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Thomas and Guffey

Emily Thomas, Lawrence, and Nicholas Guffey, Topeka, were married April 28, 2012, at Lake Shawnee in Topeka, with Jhami Guffey officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ross and Heather Thomas, Topeka. The groom is the son of Melvin Guffey, Topeka, and Margaret Warner, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Molly Thomas. Best man was Matt Bulicz. Bridesmaid was Norah Jones. Groomsman was Christian Gilbert. A reception followed at the lake. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Emporia State University in 2009 and is a bookseller at Barnes & Noble in Topeka. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Topeka High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Emporia State in 2009 and will earn a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling, also from Emporia State, this fall. He is a toyologist at The Toy Store in Lawrence. The couple reside in Topeka.

Wedding

Bushouse and Panzica

Katie Bushouse, Lawrence, and Michael Panzica, Cleveland, were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Tom Fanta officiating. The bride is the daughter of David and Pam Bushouse, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Tim and Donna Panzica, Cleveland. Maid of honor was Kristen Bushouse. Best men were Matthew Panzica and Craig Panzica. Bridesmaids were Kate Boyd, Molly Cobb, Jenny Hansen, Liz Jordan, Meredith Panzica, Brigitte Seiler, Jenna Sheldon-Sherman and Audrey Worthington. Groomsmen were Tom Degnan, Mike Howley, Matthew Lane, Kyle LeClere, Jon Leisinger, Pat O’Brien, J.T. Staiger and Chris Tremont. Readers were Mark Bushouse and John Bushouse. A reception was given at The Oread. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University and is the marketing specialist at BDO in Chicago. The groom is a graduate of Gilmour Academy in Cleveland. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and is a real estate acquisitions associate for Burnham Capital Group in Chicago. The couple reside in Chicago.

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Flick and Monroy

John and Freya Flick, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Flick, to Aldemar Angel Monroy, both of Lee’s Summit, Mo. The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Kansas University in 2002, a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kansas University Medical Center in 2005, and a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2011. She is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Independence Pediatrics in Independence, Mo. The future groom is the son of Alfonso and Mercedes Monroy, Hawthorne, Calif. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2000, a bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2006, and a master’s degree in nursing in 2010, all from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa. He is a family nurse practitioner at Carondelet Orthopedic Surgeons in Overland Park. The couple plan a May 27, 2012, wedding at Powell Gardens in Kingsville, Mo.

Wedding

Anderson and Stauffer

Brandi Anderson, Wellsville, and Steve Stauffer, Lawrence, were married March 24, 2012, at the Ottawa Country Club with the Rev. Henry Drake officiating. The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Jennifer Rhoades, Wellsville. The groom is the son of Carolyn and John Kirby, Lawrence. Matron of honor was Noi Phetsany. Best man was Rich Breshears. The bride is a graduate of Wellsville High School and is the administrative assistant for Heartland Precision Fasteners in New Century. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and is a property/casualty and life agent for John Kirby Insurance. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Neal and McPhail

Freda Trenae Neal and Ryan Lucas McPhail, both of Lawrence, were married Feb. 25, 2012, at Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Paul Taylor officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rance and Earnestine Neal, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Gerry and Marcia McPhail, Lawrence. Maid of honor was Kenyetta Turner. Best man was Michael Blanck. Bridesmaids were Amy Kennedy, Kirsten Brown and Yolanda Neal. Groomsmen were Ashley Oelschlaeger, Kevin Bird, Robb McPhail and Randy McPhail. Flower girl was Samyra Crawford. Ringbearer was Devin Neal. Guestbook attendant was Robyn Walker. A reception followed at Maceli’s. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Baker University in 2011. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2003. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Dobski and Christensen

Tom and Marilyn Dobski, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Michael Dobski, to Katie Christensen, both of Lenexa. The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from DePaul University in Chicago and is an owner/operator of McDonald’s restaurants in Shawnee and De Soto. The future bride is the daughter of Randy and Jean Christensen, Mason City, Iowa. She is a graduate of Mason City High School. She earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is employed at O’Brien Pharmacy in Mission. The couple plan an Aug. 25, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.

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Morgan and Leifer

Ken and Patty Morgan announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Morgan, all of Topeka, to Charles Leifer, Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Fort Hays State University and is a registered nurse at St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. The future groom is the son of John and Lori Leifer, Shawnee, and Anne Owen and Mark Hodges, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Lawrence High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Kansas University, and is a computer programmer at Mediaphormedia in Lawrence. The couple plan a Sept. 15, 2012, wedding at Mater Dei Holy Name Catholic Church in Topeka.

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Zickefoose and Deck

Cindy Epperson and Bob Starr, St. Charles, Mo., along with Greg Zickefoose, Shawnee, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dillon Marie Zickefoose, to Derek Deck, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2010 graduate of Kansas University and is employed by Farmers Insurance in Olathe. The future groom is the son of Mary Ann and Glenn Deck, Lawrence. He is also a 2010 graduate of KU and is employed by Pinnacle Woods in Lawrence. The couple plan a June 2, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.

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LaGesse and Mortazavi

Jenny Heather LaGesse, Houston, and Larry Khashayar Mortazavi, Tehran, Iran, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of John LaGesse, Lawrence, and the late Diane LaGesse. She is a 1996 graduate of Newton High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in geology from Kansas University in 2000, a master’s degree in geology from Virginia Tech in 2003, and a master’s degree in petroleum reservoir systems from Colorado School of Mines in 2005. She is a petrophysicist for Chevron in Houston. The future groom is the son of Hossein and Fataneh Mortazavi, Tehran. He is a 1995 graduate of Kamal High School in Tehran. He earned a doctorate in medicine from Shahid Beheshti School of Medicine 2003 in Tehran and is a psychiatry resident at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. The couple plan an Oct. 27, 2012, wedding at The Grove in downtown Houston.

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Hime and Dulan

Brandi E. Hime, Eudora, and Silas S. Dulan III, Oklahoma City, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Darren and Joyce Green, Lawrence, and the late Brad Hime. The future groom is the son of Silas II and Sonya Dulan, Oklahoma City. The couple plan a July 28, 2012, wedding at The Berg in Kansas City, Mo.

Anniversary

Moon

Eddie and Betty Sue Moon, LaCygne, formerly of Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 at the home of their daughter, 2108 E. 29th St., Lawrence. The event will be hosted by their children. Eddie Moon and Betty Sue Talley were married June 3, 1962, at the home of her parents. The couple owned and operated Moon’s Radiator Service in Lawrence for 31 years. They were life long residents of Lawrence until they retired in 2001 and moved to LaCygne, where they still reside. They have a son, Andy and wife Michelle; a daughter, Pam Wiggins and husband Charlie, all of Lawrence; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The couple request no gifts. Cards may be sent to the couple at 301 N. Eighth St., LaCygne, KS 66040.

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Baldridge

Dayleen and Wayne Baldridge, Findlay, Ohio, formerly of Lawrence and Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open reception, hosted by family and friends, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at the Findlay-based Upper Room. The couple were married May 26, 1962, in Houston. Wayne was a pastor in Kansas City, Kan., from 1973 to 1975, and in Lawrence, from 1975 to 1985. They lived in Eudora from 1978 to 1985. The couple met and graduated from Southern Bible College, formerly in Houston. They have a son, Tim, Findlay, and a daughter, Jennifer Baldridge, Shawnee. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

O’Neal

Ron and Dolores O’Neal, Lawrence, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on June 1. The couple were married June 1, 1957, in Des Moines, Iowa. Ron is retired from the Ford Motor company and keeps busy restoring and collecting antique tractors. Dolores is a retired bookkeeper and enjoys cooking, quilting and spending time with grandchildren. They have two sons, Steve and wife Lori, Overland Park, and Brad and wife Kim, Katy, Texas; and six grandchildren.

Wedding

Nisely and Smith

Pam Nisely and Kevin Smith, both of Lawrence, were married April 28, 2012, at Big Springs United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marshall Larson officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Marie Nisely, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Howard and Freddonna Smith, Lecompton. A reception followed at the church. The bride is a 1975 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas University and is employed at Walmart. The groom is a 1977 graduate of Lawrence High. He graduated from Missouri Institute of Technology in 1979 and retired after 31 years of service from Honeywell Aerospace in 2011. The couple reside in Lawrence.

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Newton and Rankin

Beth Newton and Adam Rankin, both of Hutchinson, were married Nov. 5, 2011, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University with Judge Sally Pokorny officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rick Newton and Julie Hoffman, both of Hutchinson. The groom is the son of Frank and Sherri Rankin, Hutchinson. Maid of honor was Melissa Newton. Best man was Matt Rankin. Bridesmaids were Kari Jackson and Elizabeth Rankin. Groomsmen were Nick Estrada and Jon Ko. Usher was Nate McKee. A reception was given at the Adams Alumni Center. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Nickerson High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from KU this May and is currently attending graduate school at KU. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Hutchinson High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from KU in 2008 and is a designer at Engineered Air in De Soto. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Buchanan and Young

Robert and Julia Buchanan, Lawrence, along with Rodney and Colleen Young, Wichita, announce the engagement of their children, Brenna Buchanan, Lawrence, and Brandon Young, Wichita. The future bride is a graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from Kansas University. She is the associate project director of the Center for Design Research on Aging at KU. The future groom is a graduate of Maize High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management from Friends University and is a credit analyst at INTRUST Bank. The couple plan a Sept. 15, 2012, wedding at Central Community Church in Wichita.

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Theno and Wedel

Lisa Theno and Kyle Wedel, both of Oklahoma City, announce their engagement. The bride is the daughter of Brenda Driver, Leavenworth, and the late Russell Theno. She is a 2001 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2006 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree through the pediatric nurse practitioner program at the University of Oklahoma. The groom is the son of Dennis and Debby Wedel, Lawrence. He is also a 2001 graduate of Tonganoxie High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Kansas State University in 2006 and is a project architect at Elliott + Associates Architects in Oklahoma City. The couple plan a July 21, 2012, wedding at Circle S Ranch in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Garen

Frank and Claudette Garen, Laramie, Wyo., formerly of Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 19. Claudette J. Peters and Frank R. Garen, were married May 19, 1962, at Friends Church in Lawrence. Frank graduated from Haskell Institute in 1960. He worked at Kansas University from 1966 to 1980, and at the University of Wyoming from 1980 until his retirement in 2004. He was a regional manager for Moose International in Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska from 2009 to 2012. Claudette graduated from Lawrence High School in 1961. She worked at Laramie’s Ivinson Memorial Hospital from 1982 until her retirement in 2001. The couple have a daughter, Gail Garen, Laramie; a son, Barry, Lowell, Ark.; and two grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at 802 S. 23rd St., Laramie, WY 82070-4913.

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