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Couples announcements for February 2013

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Engagement

Newell and Michael

Dean and Pam Newell, Oskaloosa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Renae to Kurtis R. Michael, Eudora, son of Susan Austin-Michael, Lawrence and Steve Michael, Gardner. The future bride is employed by Oral Surgery Kansas, Lawrence. The future groom is employed by E&K Construction, Kansas City, MO. A June l5th wedding is planned.

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Shannon and Prather

Randy and Lisa Shannon of Drexel, MO., announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Clare Shannon, to Garret Robert Prather, son of Brett and Angie Prather, of Wichita, KS. The bride-to-be graduated from Valley Falls High School in 2006. She received a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from the University of Kansas in 2009 and a master of Accounting from the University of Kansas in 2011. She is employed as an Auditor with Deloitte and Touche in Kansas City. The future groom graduated from Kaupan Mt. Carmel (Wichita, KS) in 2006. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor of science degree in Finance in 2010 and received a master of International Business degree from Rockhurst University in 2012. He is employed as a Project Controller at Deloitte Consulting also in Kansas City. A June 2013 wedding is planned at Visitation Catholic Church in Kansas City. The couple will reside in Kansas City.

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McIntyre and Rigg

Julie McIntyre, of Lawrence, and J.R. Rigg, of Herington, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Bernard and Darlene Katzfey, of Lawrence. She is a graduate of Eudora High School and earned her Bachelor’s degree in education at the University of Kansas. She is currently teaching 3rd grade at Broken Arrow Elementary School. The future groom is the son of the late Howard and Pat Rigg. He is a graduate of Herington High School and attended Kansas State University. He worked as a conductor for the Union Pacific railroad for 26 years. The couple plans a June 14, 2013 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

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Lange and Brown

Mark and Lori Lange of Lawrence, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsie Lange, to Joseph Brown, son of Sheri Brown of Shawnee, Kansas and Gene Brown of Raymore, Missouri. Kelsie is a graduate of Lawrence Free State High School and received a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2012. Joseph is a graduate a Shawnee Mission Northwest High School and graduated from the University of Kansas in 2012 with a BA in Religious Studies. Kelsie is currently living in Lawrence and working part-time. Joseph is living in Littleton, CO and studying at Denver Seminary. The couple will marry March 23, 2013 at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, KS.

Anniversary

Wehmeyer

Kenneth & Lena Rose Wehmeyer of Lawrence will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on February 6th, 2013. Kenneth & Lena Rose were married on February 6th, 1948.

Anniversary

Harrell

Please Join us in celebrating 65 years of Marriage. Open House on February 17th from 2:00 to 4:30 at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence. Hope to see everyone there.

Anniversary

Harrell

Alvin & Shirley Harrell will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a celebration among friends and family from 2-4:30pm on Sunday, February 17th, 2013 at the Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. 2nd St. The couple was married February 7th, 1948 in Lawrence, KS. This special occasion will be hosted by their children and grandchildren.

Wedding

Riggins and Mitchell

Carmen Hazy Mitchell and Nash William Riggins, both of Stirling, Scotland, united in marriage on December 15, 2012, at Crear, Scotland. Registrar Lorna Wilson officiated. The bride is the daughter of Sue Mitchell of Buchlyvie, Scotland. The groom is the son of Bill and Stacy Riggins of Lawrence, KS. Following the ceremony, family and close friends enjoyed an evening of Ceilidh music and dancing. The bride and groom are seniors at Stirling University.

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Kamfer and Freed

Serena Kampfer is proud to announce the engagement of her daughter Jordon Kamfer to Jerry Don Freed son of Jerry & Debra Freed. The couple is planning a September 14,2013 wedding.

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Albee and Gupta

Pravin and Lata Albee of Lawrence, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Bhavika Albee to Dr. Sunny Gupta, son of Sushil and Sudha Gupta of Newtown, Connecticut. The future bride graduated from Xavier University School of Medicine. She is currently completing her residency in Family Medicine in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. The future groom received his graduate degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is currently employed as a Sports Medicine physician with the Rothman Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A May 2013 wedding is planned at the Oread Hotel.

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Pearce and Hardtarfer

Doug Pearce, Springfield, Missouri, along with Pat and Janice Lee, Shawnee, Kansas announce the engagement of their daughter, Savannah Dawn Pearce, and Brandon Daniel Hardtarfer, both of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, Kansas. Savannah currently owns and operates a pet services business. The future groom is the son of Dan and Brenda Hardtarfer, Lawrence, Kansas. He is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. Brandon currently owns and operates an auto repair business. The couple plan a September 13th wedding in Lawrence.

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Wheeler and Ideus

Dale Wheeler, Wendy Wheeler and Wayne and Patti Ideus, all from Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Sammy Wheeler and Nathan Ideus, also from Lawrence. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School and Truman State University with a degree in textiles in 2011. She is employed in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2008 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Kansas University in 2012 and works for Exxon Mobile in Kansas City, KS. The couple plans a May 4, 2013 wedding in Lawrence.

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Davis and Benvenutti

Philip Scott Davis and Jamie Elizabeth Benvenutti announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Peter Benvenutti and Lise Pearlman of Oakland, CA. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a BA in Applied Behavioral Sciences. The future groom is the son of Scott Davis of Marshfield, MO and Sharon Cole of Overland Park, KS. He is also a graduate of the University of Kansas with a BS in Microbiology. The couple is planning a destination wedding in Orange Beach, Alabama this Summer.

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Faith and Michaels

Errika & Tres Faith wish to announce the marriage of their mother, Linda Faith to Steven Michaels the wedding is July 14, 2013. Linda is formerly of Ozawkie, KS and now lives in Silver Lake, KS. Steven is formerly from San Antonio, TX and now lives in Ozawkie, KS.

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Lesley and Broers

John and Jolene Murr of Louisiana, MO. announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lesley, to Lucas Broers, son of Roger and Judy Broers of Eudora, KS. The future bride is a graduate of Louisiana High School. She is a Pharmacy Technician in Bowling Green, MO. The future groom is a graduate of Eudora High School and attended Johnson County Community College. He is the Parts Manager at Laird Noller Ford in Lawrence, KS. The couple plan a July 20, 2013 wedding in Hermann, MO.

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Volek and Castro

Tom and Melody Volek of Lawrence, and Carlos and Mayra Castro of Matagalpa, Nicaragua are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Christopher Volek and Gema Ruby Castro. The future groom earned an engineering degree from the University of Kansas in 2010 and is working for Bass Oil Production Company. The future bride earned her engineering degree from Texas A&M College Station in 2010 and is working for Baker Hughes Oil Services. They plan a destination wedding in Cancun, Mexico this summer and will make Midland, Texas their home.

Anniversary

Anderson

Philip Anderson and Patricia McDuffie were married on February 2, 1963 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence Kansas. After graduation from the University of Kansas, Phil took a job with IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. While there, Pat finished her Bachelors degree and Phil his Masters degree. They returned to Lawrence in 1969 where he completed his Engineering doctorate and founded Kantronics, where he worked until 2001. She taught for the Lawrence School District and completed her masters and doctoral degrees before founding CTBI Business School. She sold that business and worked for the Kansas Board of Regents until her retirement in 2007. Phil and Pat have two children, daughter Rebecca and husband Randy Hewes of Norman OK and son Kenneth of Lawrence. They have granddaughters Carolyn and Kirsten Hewes.

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Warren and Wessel

Kelly Christine Warren and Adam Joseph Wessel were married on October 20, 2012 with a ceremony and reception at The Foundation Room located in the West Bottoms of Kansas City, Missouri. Kelly is the daughter of Robert Warren of Merriam, KS and Kathy Warren of Lenexa, KS. She received a B.S. in psychology from Kansas State University, a Master’s Degree in Education from Rockhurst University and currently serves as the High School Curriculum Coordinator for the De Soto School District. Adam is the son of Steve and Peg Wessel, Baldwin City, KS. He received a B.S. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Kansas and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from Baker University. He is an English instructor and head golf coach at Mill Valley High School in Shawnee, KS. After a honeymoon in Key West, the couple resides in Overland Park, KS.

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Siess and Hammer

Friends and family gathered at the Mustard Seed Church, on July 7, 2012, to celebrate the marriage of Nathan Hammer and Betsy Siess. The bride is the daughter of Virgil & Jackie Siess. The groom is the son of Gary & Julie Hammer. Bridesmaids were Emily Siess, Jamie Siess, Sierra Ronhovde, Mandy Prosser and Rachel Ecklund. The flower girl was Avianna Ecklund; assisted by Katelyn Hammer. Groomsmen were Micah Barclay, Sean Steinle, Quinn Wasson, Shawn Rebman and Isaac Willems. The reception was held at Spring Hill Suites. The bride is a science teacher at Shawnee Heights High School in Topeka. The groom is a Film major at KU and works at KU Media Productions. The couple resides in Lawrence.

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Ebmeier and Folsom

Karen Ebmeier and Carl Folsom, III were married on October 20, 2012 at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Father Matt Zimmerman officiated. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the parish hall. Karen is the daughter of Howard and Cathy Ebmeier, Lawrence, and the granddaughter of Herman & Evelyn Hallberg, Lawrence. Carl is the son of Jeanette Frevele, Kansas City, KS, and Carl Folsom, Jr., Tonganoxie, and the grandson of Joe & Mary Frevele, Tonganoxie, and Carl & Beverly Folsom, Stover, MO. Karen’s sister Jill Ebmeier, Overland Park, KS, was Maid of Honor. Best man was David Reed, Waco, TX. Bridesmaids were Christina Lester, Paola, KS, and Angela Interiano, Kansas City, KS, who are the groom’s sisters, and Sarah Graves, St. Paul, MN; Sandi Howard, Lakeland, FL; Kelcie Fincham, Augusta, GA. Groomsmen were Phil Shaw, Edwardsville, KS; Bill Folsom, Tonganoxie, KS; Kelley Sivits, Ifrane, Morocco; Brian Randel, Lawrence, KS; and Logan Cox, Lawrence, KS. Bride’s Assistant was Kelsey Lester, niece of the groom. Flower girls were Audrey & Bailey Lester, and Alani Interiano, nieces of the groom. Ringbearers were Kale Interiano and Riley Lester, nephews of the groom. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence Free State, a 2004 graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, where she was a member of Delta Zeta sorority, and a 2007 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law. The groom is a 1998 graduate of Tonganoxie High School, a 2002 graduate of the University of Kansas, and a 2005 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. Carl works for the Federal Public Defender in Muskogee, OK, and the couple lives in Wagoner, OK.

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Packard and Prendergast

Charles and Cheryl Packard of Lawrence, KS, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Angie Packard, to Ryan Prendergast, son of Connie Cronin, of Oak Lawn, IL, and Rick Prendergast, of Wayzata, MN. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from the University of Kansas, and is employed at Conde Nast Publications as the Midwest Director for Allure Magazine. The future groom is a graduate of Marist High School, Chicago, IL. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Western Illinois, and is employed at LinkedIn as the Enterprise Relationship Manager. The couple is exchanging vows in Tuscany, Italy, in early October 2013, followed by a reception with friends & family on November 2, 2013, at Salvatore’s in Chicago, IL. The couple currently resides in Chicago, IL.

Anniversary

Hale

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hale are observing their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Dick and Nancy met in 1950 while students at KU. After Dick graduated from the KU School of Journalism in 1952 he spent two years in the Army. Dick and Nancy were married Feb. 22, 1953 in Cresco, Iowa, Nancy’s home town. In 1954 they moved to northwest Kansas where they published weekly newspapers in Bird City and St. Francis. They sold the papers in 1974 and Dick resumed his career by editing national magazines. He served as Editor of Golf Course Management in Lawrence; PGA Magazine in Palm Beach Gardens, FL; and Dental Economics in Tulsa. After 18 years in Tulsa, Dick and Nancy moved back to Lawrence in 1999 where they enjoy an active retirement. Their children honored them with a dinner at Mariscos and a family gathering at the home of their daughter in Lawrence. They have four children: Steve and Sharyl Hale, Gardner; Kristin and Mike Shurtz, Lawrence; Mike and Jerri Hale, Omaha; and Sarah and Todd Wilcher, Kansas City, MO. They have eight grandchildren.

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Jacobs and Urban

Bud and Sheryl Jacobs, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, David Andrew, to Lauren Erin Urban, both of Denver. She is the daughter of Steve and Andrea Urban, Arvada, Colorado. The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, in 1999. He is a physician contracting network manager for Aetna Health Care in Denver. The future bride is a 2000 graduate of Pomona High School, Arvada, Colorado. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts, with an emphasis on Media Studies, from Colorado State University, Fort Collins, in 2004. She is a donor relations coordinator for The Colorado School of Mines Foundation in Golden, CO. The couple is planning a fall 2013 wedding in Colorado.

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