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Couples announcements November 3, 2012




Bill and Colleen Gehrke, Lawrence, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a summer trip. Bill Gehrke and Colleen Wilson were married Nov. 4th, 1957 at Crystal Lake Methodist Church in Crystal Lake, IA. Bill was in the US Air Force for 10 years at Forbes Field in Topeka. He was the owner of Bill’s Alignment in Lawrence, and retired from there in 1999. Colleen retired from Kansas City Life Insurance Company in KCMO in 1999. They have a daughter, JoAnn Kibbee, Harveyville; a son, Monte Gehrke, Lawrence; 5 grandchildren and 6 great- grandchildren.


Diffley and Dewey

Jessica Diffley, Lawrence, and Michael Dewey, Denver, were married May 26, 2012, at Space Gallery in Denver, with Bryan Lee officiating. The bride is the daughter of Keith and Diane Diffley, and the granddaughter of Duane and Vera Miller, all of Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jay and Jeanne Dewey, Lakewood, CO. He is also the son of the late Mary Dewey. Maid of honor was Natalie Baumchen. Best men were William Dewey and Zachary Hillman. Bridesmaids were Cari Chapin, Allison Stoppel and Lisa Wright. Groomsmen were Erik Diffley and Clayton Dewey. Ringbearer was Michael Diffley. Flower girl was Patricija Frieberga. Usher was Chris Outcalt. Personal attendants were Kristen Snyder and Lindsay Silsby. Day of coordinator was Louise Volpe. A reception followed at Space Gallery. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and the University of Kansas. She is employed as the Individual Giving Coordinator at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. The groom is a graduate of Platte Canyon High School and the University of Colorado. He is a third year medical student at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. The couple reside in Chicago.


Benteman and Phillippe

Mrs. Mary Benteman would like to announce the engagement of her daughter Amber Tremain Benteman to Brett Phillippe, son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Phillippe. Currently Amber and Brett are both students, studying at the University of Kansas. The wedding will be taking place June 15, 2013.


Montgomery and Aligo

Chad and Chris Montgomery, Olathe, and Gerard and Linn Aligo, Tonganoxie, announce the engagement of their children, Amy Montgomery and Tony Aligo, both of Chicago. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School and a 2007 graduate of Pittsburg State University. She is the Practice Management, Manager for the Academy of General Dentistry. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and a 2008 graduate of Pittsburg State University. He is a Finance and Accounting Recruiter with Marco & Associates. The couple plan a May 10, 2013, wedding in Kansas City, MO.

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