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Couples announcements December 21, 2013




Roger and Shirley Lemmons of Lawrence will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their family on Dec. 28th at the Lawrence Country Club. The couple were married in Lindsborg, Ks on Dec. 29, 1963. They have 2 children, son Todd of Claremore, OK, and daughter Janna and Mike Davis of Tonganoxie. Grandchildren are Kelsey and Brett Clifton, Jentry and Mattison Lemmons, Skyler and Logan Terry, and Halle and Abby Davis.



Lois (Nieman) Llewellyn and H.E., “Lew”, Llewellyn will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on December 26th. They met at Pittsburg State Teachers’ College, after graduating were married at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Nortonville and started their life together in Riverton, Kansas. After a few years in Holton, Kansas they moved to Lawrence in the summer of 1957 when Lew accepted a coaching and teaching position at Haskell. He served for 27 years at Haskell and continues to support the college through the Foundation. They raised five children – Beth, Sally, Herb, Amy and Matt – while continuing their careers as educators. Lois taught special needs children for 22 years in the Lawrence school system and then served as the first Executive Director of Trinity Community Services, now Trinity in Home Care. Together, the Llewellyns were awarded the Kiwanis Kansas Builder of Families Award in 1978. Since 1957 they have been active members of Immanuel Lutheran church, where they have faithfully centered their lives and focused their sense of mission and service to others. In their retirement they have enjoyed international and domestic travel, extensive community service, leadership in various church related governing boards, and traveling to family homes outside of Lawrence. They will enjoy their anniversary with their children, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.


Cao and Nowasell

Mr & Mrs Mark Nowasell, Tonganoxie, are proud to announce the engagement of their son, Alex Michael to Qiwei (Claire) Cao, daughter of AnPing Teng. Claire is originally from DaQing, China. She graduated from Qingdao Technological University. Upon arriving in the United States, she earned her Masters in Civil Engineering from UMKC and is currently a Phd student there. Alex is a 2007 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Biology from The University of St. Mary in 2011, and will earn his Doctorate in Chiropractic in August of 2014. They will be wed on Jan 3rd 2014, at Alvamar Golf and Country Club in Lawrence, Ks. The family will travel to China next summer for a ceremony there, as well. Alex and Claire will reside in K C Mo.


Harper and Mock

Kevin and Becky Harper of Eudora are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Theresa Harper, to Bryce Mock, Son of Scott and Teresa Mock of Baldwin City. Theresa is a 2008 grad from Eudora High School and graduated from Ottawa University with a Bachelor of arts in Business Administration. She is currently employed at Baldwin State Bank. Bryce is a 2011 grad from Baldwin High School and received a welding technology certificate from North Central Technical College. He is currently employed with Venables Welding and Roustabout of Dumas, Texas. The couple is planning a June 28, 2014 wedding.


Naff and O’Hare

Amy Naff and Daniel O’Hare were united in marriage on September 7, 2013 at Circle S Ranch in Lawrence, with Rev. Joe Stiles officiating. Their reception was held there immediately following the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Cindy Naff, of Lawrence, KS. The groom is the son of Mike O’Hare and Sheila O’Hare, of Tonganoxie, KS. The matron of honor was Amanda Philhour, sister of the bride. Maid of honor was Sarah Naff, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Becky Squires, Heather Klotz, and Erin Smith. The best man was Clayton McDaniel, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Tom Newman, Richard Reischman and Chad Philhour. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and University of Kansas Nursing School. She is employed as a registered nurse at Kansas University Medical Center. The groom is a graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He is employed with Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The couple reside in Tonganoxie.


Smith and Davis

Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Mark Kyle Davis united their lives in marriage on January 12, 2013 at the Lawrence Art Center in Lawrence, with Thomas Ingham, uncle of the groom, officiating. A reception was held at the Art Center immediately following. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Libby Smith, Lawrence, Kansas. The groom is the son of Sheryl and Don Burggraf, Lawrence, Kansas, and Mark and Angela Davis, Kansas City, Missouri. Maid of honor was Carly Smith, sister of the bride. The best man was, Brett Davis, brother of the groom. Ellie Lou Smith, daughter of the bride, was honored during the ceremony by the groom with a special necklace representing the union of their family. The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and Kansas State University. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and the University of Kansas. He is employed by Perceptive Software in Shawnee, Kansas. The couple resides in Lawrence.

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