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Couples announcements for August 2013

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Anniversary

Johnston

Clinton and Janelle Johnston celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on July 30. They were married in Lawrence KS at Calvary Temple in 1988. They have 2 children: Christopher Johnston, of Lawrence KS and Cameron Johnston, Baldwin City. They currently reside in Baldwin City, where they have lived for 22 years and have enjoyed many happy years together. They have been honored to share their lives together with their many friends and family.

Wedding

Bari and Crum

Amanda Bari and Steven Crum were married January 5, 2013 at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church with Rev. William Vogler officiating. The bride is the daughter of Theresa Bari and the late Syed Bari of Lawrence, KS. The groom is the son of Bruce and Rebecca Crum of Woodland, CA. . The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and the University of Kansas. She is in the master’s program for Speech-Language Pathology at KU. The groom is a graduate of Woodland Senior High School. He is a utility locator for Wide Open West. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Jacob and Siebenthall

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Jacob of Larned, KS, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shayla Reneé Jacob, to Aaron Banion Siebenthall, son of Linda Mets of Ventura, CA. The future bride graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in sports science. She is employed as the cheer and dance coach at Ottawa University. The future groom received a Bachelor of General Studies in history from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Education from Ottawa University. He is employed as a basketball coach and instructor at Ottawa University. A September 2013 wedding is planned in Lawrence, KS.

Engagement

Hershiser and Ianno

Craig and Marcia Hershiser, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan, to Joey Ianno, son of Ned and LuAnn Ianno, Lincoln, NE. Megan is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2007 with a degree in English. Megan is the Director of Corporate Engagement at Girl Rising, an NYC-based organization that advocates educating and empowering girls. Joey is a 2002 graduate of Southeast High School in Lincoln, NE. He graduated in 2007 from the University of Nebraska with a degree in Journalism and then earned a Masters in Communications in 2010 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Joey is an Art Director at Barton F. Graf 9000, an advertising agency in New York City. The wedding will be held at The Castle Tea Room, Lawrence, KS on September 1st.

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Noble

Archie and Marilyn Noble were married on August 10, 1963 at the United Methodist Church in Lawrence, Kansas. Archie retired from Roberts Dairy after 38 years and is currently employed at Perry Middle School, USD 343. Marilyn owned the Oskaloosa Flower Shop for 15 years and retired in 2007. They have four children, Cindy Noble, Kansas City, Debra Noble, Lawrence, Laura Claxton (Cory), Oskaloosa and Michael Noble, Winchester. They have three grandchildren, Carter Claxton, Hunter Claxton and Lexi Noble. Their children are honoring them with a reception on August 10, 2013 at the United Methodist Church, 402 Liberty Street in Oskaloosa, Kansas from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friends and family are invited to celebrate with us.

Wedding

Thames and Dickenson

Lauren Thames and David Dickenson wed on June 1, 2013, at 1st Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, Kansas. The bride, daughter of Tom & Lisa Stofac of Lawrence, is a graduate of Baker University’s School of Nursing and a labor and delivery nurse at Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park, Kansas. The groom, son of Kirk & Cindy Dickenson of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is a graduate of Baker University. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. The maid of honor was Kellie Stofac, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Holly Thames, Kelly Hefner, Alyssa Rudman, Ashley Estrada and Maci Lindsey. Special attendants were Amanda Edelman and Lindsay Ellis. The flower girl was the groom’s niece, Audrey Hefner. The best man was Steve Falconi, the groom’s best friend. Groomsmen were Blake Thames, Jeremy Hefner, David (Coop) Cooper, Michael Morefield and Jeff Milton. The ring bearer was the groom’s nephew, Ryan Hefner. The reception took place at Pachamama’s Alton Ballroom in Lawrence. After a honeymoon trip to Big Cedar Lodge in Missouri, the couple is residing in Kansas City.

Engagement

Lindburg and Vannicola

Rich Lindburg, Kansas City, MO and Jamie Stephens, Berryton, announce the engagement of their daughter Paige Lindburg to Bret Vannicola,son of Phillip & Gayle Vannicola, Lecompton. Paige graduated from Eudora High School in 2007 and from Washburn University in 2013 with a degree in Finance and Management. Paige is employed as a customer service associate at CoreFirst Bank & Trust, Topeka. Bret is a 2005 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2009 with a degree in Agri-Business and is employed by Rocking H Ranch, Berryton. They will be married on September 14, 2013 in Lawrence, KS

Engagement

Taylor and Billings

Together with their families, Mary Taylor and Dustin Billings would like to announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Nancy Taylor and Brian Taylor of Wichita, KS. She is a 2006 graduate of Kapaun Mt. Carmel HS in Wichita. She graduated from KU with an accounting degree in 2010. The future groom is the son of Doug and Brenda Billings. He is a 2005 graduate of LHS. He graduated from KU with a degree in information systems. Mary is a trade accountant with Koch Industries. Dustin is an application analyst with Ascension Health information Services in Wichita, KS. The couple plan to reside in Wichita after their wedding planned for September 27, 2013 in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

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Doudoroff

Gay Anne Galbraith and Michael John Doudoroff were married August 17, 1963 in San Marino, California. They lived for two years in Menlo Park, CA while Michael completed graduate studies and Gay taught high school. They moved to Lawrence in 1965 when Michael joined the KU Department of Spanish & Portuguese. Gay has served as a volunteer in various organizations, particularly Headquarters Counseling Center. Their son Martin, a 1989 LHS graduate, and daughter-in-law Sandy live in New York City.

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Gruber

Eric J. and Amy Gruber recently celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary with a fantastic, week-long road trip to Eureka Springs and Little Rock, Ark. The couple married July 26, 2003, at Christ Community Church, Lawrence, Kan. They have two daughters: Ember, 6; and Remi, 4. Eric is a web developer for the City of Olathe, Kan., and also an author for O’Reilly Media. Amy teaches at her own preschool, Tiny Tykes Playcare, which is ran out of the couple’s home in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Delaney

A family dinner will be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Byron and Delores Delaney. Beverly Byron Delaney and Delores Tillie Soendker were married on August 21, 1963, in Kansas City, MO, by the Rev. Ralph Roland. The couple lived in Kansas City until they moved to Lawrence in 2012. Delores is a native of Wellington, MO, and graduated from Wellington-Napoleon High School. Prior to marriage, Delores worked at Peck’s Department Store in Kansas City. Byron graduated from Hartford High School in Hartford, KY. He worked as an accountant, and retired from the City of Kansas City, MO. Family members include Delores’ siblings and their spouses: Carol and Victor Carr, Lawrence; Fern and Robert Thomann, Independence, MO; and Arlen and Jane Soendker, Wellington, MO; and several nieces and nephews. Cards and greetings would be appreciated, and may be mailed to 916 N. Gunnison Way, Lawrence, KS 66049.

Engagement

Roper and Roberts

The family of Paige L. Roper are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter to Ryan Roberts of Pomona. Ryan has his master’s degree from Kansas State University in Grain Science. His parents are Bill and Natalie Roberts. Ryan’s grandparents are Bill and Pat Roberts of Lawrence, and John and Marjorie Troy of Parsons. Paige’s father is Darren Roper. Her mother and step-father are Renee L. and Brad Richard. Her grandparents are Kenneth and Carol Roper of Eudora, and Gene and Donna Henderson (both deceased). Paige plans to go to nursing school in the fall of 2014. The couple plan a May 2014 wedding in Manhattan, KS.

Anniversary

Mick

Shawn and Cindy Mick of Eudora observed their 25th wedding anniversary this month. Mr. and Mrs. Mick were married at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence on August 13, 1988. The couple has four children: Christine, 21; Tim, 19; Zach, 16; Matt, 15.

Engagement

Frost and Wellbery

Victor and Linda Frost of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Frost, to Julian Wellbery, son of Harold Baize, Berkley, California and Caroline Wellbery, Bethesda, Maryland. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School. The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, Maryland. Kayla and Julian are Hofstra University alumni, having both obtained school of communication degrees. Kayla is currently a department coordinator for Young & Rubicam advertising in New York City. Julian works as a grip and electrician on film and television productions. The couple plans to reside in Brooklyn, New York after their November 2nd, 2013 wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Miller and Kadel

Greg and Jeanne Miller, Lawrence, and Mike and Mary Kadel, Independence, KS, announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Miller and Andrew Kadel. The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Baker University. She is a Registered Nurse at The University of Kansas Medical Center. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Independence High School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from The University of Kansas. He is employed by Sprint. The couple plan a November, 9, 2013 wedding in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Westerhouse

Eugene & Dorothy Westerhouse will celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary Sunday, August 25th at the Eudora United Methodist Church, 2084 N 1300 Rd between 1-3pm. Hosted by their children. Peggy Claggett, Mike and Bill Westerhouse and their families. Friends and family are invited to this special occasion, no gifts please.

Wedding

Kuhlman and Powell

Kelli Kuhlman and Zachary Powell were united in marriage on May 25, 2013 at the Lake of the Forest Clubhouse in Bonner Springs KS. The bride, daughter of Dan and Leah Kuhlman of Lecompton KS, is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a degree in English from Emporia State University in 2008 and a degree in early childhood education from Kansas State University in 2012. She is employed at Hilltop Child Development Center in Lawrence. The groom is the son of Debra Powell and Barry Lake of Bonner Springs and the late Michael Powell. He is a 2002 graduate of Bonner Springs High School. He earned a degree in English education from KU in 2006 and a Master’s degree in English from Kansas State University in 2012. He is employed at Shawnee Mission North High School. The couple resides in Lawrence.

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Buck

Dr. Henry W. (Bill) Buck, Jr. and Barbara Mallory were married Sept. 6, 1963 in Kansas City. Upon Bill’s completion of residency at KUMC in 1965 they lived at Westover AFB, MA for 2 years, then Lawrence since 1967. Bill was in private practice of OB-Gyn for 20 years before being Head of Gynecology at Watkins Memorial Health Center at KU for 18 years. He was a Task Force Chair in the American College Health Association for 14 years. Barbara was on the Founding Board of the Visiting Nurses Association and was on the Advisory Board of KU Natural History Museum for 2 terms. She is currently the longest serving active Docent at the Spencer Museum of Art at KU. Their children are Mallory Bryan (Dave), rural Lawrence, and Andrew Buck (Trish), Kansas City. Their grandchildren are Grant, Lauren and Jessica. They will celebrate the Anniversary with family.

Anniversary

Kreutzer

Leo and Nina (Noll) Kreutzer, members of Holy Angels Church, Basehor, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on September 3. The couple were married at Corpus Christi Church at Mooney Creek, KS on September 3, 1953. Their children are Pat and Gary Buckhave, Sunman, Ind., Joan Kreutzer, Lawrence, KS, and Beth Kreutzer, Pleasanton, KS. They have 6 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

Engagement

Jacobsen and Bentley

Terry and Mary Bentley announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen Bentley, to Travis Jacobsen son of Terry and Robin Jacobsen, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2011 graduate of Lawrence High School and is pursuing a Bachelors of Science degree in elementary education, with a concentration in English as a second language, at the University of Kansas. The future groom is a 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School and is pursuing Bachelors of Science degrees in business administration and information systems technology, with a concentration in entrepreneurship, at the University of Kansas and will graduate in May. The couple plan a June 2014 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Harrell and Miller

Rick Harrell, Scranton, and Matthew and Melinda Wells, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelbie Marie Harrell, to Kyle Lucas Miller, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School and received a CNA license from Kansas College of Nursing in 2010. She is a Pet Stylist at Pawsh Wash and Pet Health Market in Lawrence. The future groom is the son of Janice Miller, and the late Jeff Miller, of Lawrence. He is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School, and received a Associates Degree in Electrical Technology from Pittsburg State University in 2002. He is employed by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The couple plan a October 11, 2013 wedding in Baldwin City, KS

Anniversary

McMillen

Danny and Becky (McArthur) McMillen of Baldwin City, were married August 30th, 1963 at the Danforth Chapel in Lawrence, Kansas. Danny retired from Lawrence Hallmark Cards and Becky is retired from children’s programming at Baldwin City Library. They were also owners of the Lonesome Pine Greenhouse for many years. Danny and Becky are active members in their community and church. The couple have two sons, Todd (Barbara) Sanford, North Carolina and Steve (Marla) LaGrange, Kentucky and five grandchildren, Joshua (Jessica), Bethany, Jacqueline, Jordan, Trevor, and Tim and Brian Boos. The McMillen’s will be celebrating with their family at a later date.

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