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Couples announcements for May 2013




W.E. “Bill” and Lucille Rice of rural Baldwin will celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary with an open house on Sunday, May 12th from 2 to 4 pm at the Castle Tea Room located at 1307 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence. They are honored to hold this celebration at the same location as their wedding reception on April 25, 1948. Their four children and their families will host this event.


Naff and O’Hare

Mark and Cindy Naff, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Naff to Daniel O’Hare, of Tonganoxie, Kansas. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kansas University and is a registered nurse at KU Medical Center. The future groom is the son of Mike O’Hare and Sheila O’Hare, Tonganoxie. He is a 2005 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and is employed with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. The couple plan a Sept. 7, 2013, wedding at Circle S Ranch in Lawrence.


Dunn and Morris

Don and Janice Dunn, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Jared, to Stephanie Morris, daughter of Ted and Kim Morris, McPherson. Jared is employed as a designer at Fleishman-Hillard, a public relations and marketing firm, in Kansas City, Missouri, and Stephanie is pursuing her master’s degree in psychology. Their wedding will be held on October 19, 2013 at The Guild in Kansas City, Missouri.


Hudnall and Serna-Macia

Sally and John Hudnall of Lawrence, Kansas and Beatriz Macia and Gonzalo Serna of Medellin, Colombia announce the engagement of their children, Christopher and Laura. Christopher graduated from Lawrence High School and Kansas State University. He is a Commercial Insurance Producer with VanGilder Insurance Corporation in Denver. Laura graduated from Calasanz High School and Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana in Medellin. She is an International Business Development Manager with Teliax in Denver. The couple plan a September 7 wedding at Church of the Holy Ghost in Denver.



Tom and Gaye (Scott) Groene were married on April 26, 1953 at Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield, Kansas. They are the proud parents of four children, Marsha (Mark) Buhler, Lawrence, Kansas, Scott (Christy) Groene, Moab, Utah, Brett (Sandy) Groene, Lawrence, Kansas and Jonathan (Jennifer) Groene, Lawrence, Kansas; 13 grandchildren, and four great-granddaughters. They plan to celebrate in Colorado in July with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.


Harper and Guffey

Jim and Liz Harper, and Jim and Mary Guffey, all of Perry, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Kate Harper and Ryan Guffey. The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2007 and Baker School of Nursing in 2012. She is currently employed as a registered nurse for St. Francis Health Center in Topeka. The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He works as a lawn care professional for New Earth Lawn and Landscape in Lawrence and is also a professional waterfowl hunting guide in Kansas. Kate and Ryan are planning an October 2013 wedding.



Walter (Bill) and Sharon Englebrecht will celebrate their 50 year wedding anniversary on May 3rd with a card shower. No public celebration is planned. Bill graduated from Eudora High School in 1960 and Sharon graduated from Lawrence High School in 1963. They have lived in the Lawrence and Eudora, Kansas area all of their married life. They have 2 sons Kenny and Rick and 4 grandsons Brandon, Cole, Connor, and Cooper. Cards can reach them at 690 N. 1190 Rd., Lawrence, KS 66047


Thames and Dickenson

Tom and Lisa Stofac of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Thames, to David Dickenson, son of Kirk and Cindy Dickenson of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The future bride will graduate from Baker University School of Nursing this month. She will begin working at Overland Park Regional Medical Center following the wedding. The future groom received a bachelor’s degree in Business from Baker University in 2011. He is currently working toward a Masters of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City. The wedding will be June 1, 2013, in Lawrence. The couple will reside in Kansas City, Missouri.


Johnson and Myers

Caitlin Johnson and Dustin Myers were married October 6, 2012 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence with Dr. Peter Luckey, officiating. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Chris Johnson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Lori Myers, Lenexa, Kansas. Matron of honor was Christine Krzanowsky Smith. Best man was Devon Myers. The bride’s attendants were Michael and Dane Johnson, The groom’s attendants were Katie Maxon and Jace Smith. Flower girls were Ailey and Imrie Johnson, ring bearer was Luke Smith. Haley Myers was the reader. Guestbook and program attendants were Katie Rhodes Corkill, Carolyn Gilmore, Marita Robinson, Julie Schrack and Riggs Skepnek. Ushers were Austin Reed and Ryan Scott. Pianist was Jenny Memmott. A reception was given at Liberty Hall following the ceremony. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence Free State High School and the University of Kansas. She is a sign language interpreter in video relay service and a freelance interpreter in both Kansas and Missouri. The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Emporia State University. He is the head of the business department at Lansing High School. The couple reside in Edwardsville, KS.


Searight and Lamborn

Dr. Lowell (Henry) and Karen Searight of Hiawatha, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Maggie Louise Searight, to Spencer James Lamborn, son of Richard and Lori Lamborn of McLouth. Maggie is a graduate of Hiawatha High School and the University of Kansas with degrees in Psychology and Human Biology. She will begin medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in July. Spencer, a graduate of McLouth High School, will complete his Paramedic certification from Johnson County Community College in December. The wedding will be held June 15, 2013 in the Virgin Islands. The couple will make their home in Kansas City, Kansas.


Montgomery and Ausherman

Justin and Heather Courtney of Baldwin city KS, and John Montgomery of Holyrood KS are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Chelsy Montgomery to Landon Ausherman son of Bruce and Shelley Ausherman of Baldwin city KS. The future bride is a 2011 Baldwin High School graduate. She is currently attending Neosho County Community College seeking a degree through their surgical technician program, and is currently employed by ComfortCare Homes Of Baldwin City KS. The future groom is also a 2011 Baldwin High School Graduate, and is currently gainfully self-employed in the farming business. They are planning a May 25th 2013 wedding at Worden United Methodist Church just outside of Baldwin City.


Carpenter and Potter

Andrea and Lucas, together with their families, are pleased to announce their engagement. The couple will be wed in May of 2014 in Lawrence, KS. Lucas Carpenter, son of James and Debra Carpenter is originally from Lawrence. Andrea Potter, daughter of Dave Potter and Lori Trojan, is originally from Windsor, England.



Les and Darlene Atkinson, of Lawrence, were married May 25, 1963 in Emporia. Les was a school teacher for many years leaving South Junior High to become a chemist at Farmland Industries. Darlene was a Registered Nurse for 44 years and retired from Lawrence Memorial Hospital in the maternal child unit. They have four children, Kim and Kyle Tilley, Denise and Dave Alphson, Brian and Lea Atkinson, and the late Cynthia Atkinson; and six grandchildren. They enjoy traveling in retirement and spending time with family and friends. An open house will be held June 2 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, 3001 Lawrence Ave. No gifts please.



Darrell and Phyllis Norris, Baldwin City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date with their children and grandchildren. Phyllis Anderson and Darrell Norris were married May 19, 1963 at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence. Darrell owned and operated Quality Electric for 36 years. Phyllis raised their children and was a long distance telephone operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Darrell is a private pilot. The couple enjoy traveling extensively. They have three children, Kim (Tom) Farmer, Baldwin City, Doug (Anissa) Norris, Eudora, and Melissa (Mike) Howard, Eudora; and seven grandchildren, Caleb, Colby, Gunnar, Halle, Carlee, Lauren and Emily.



Ron & Sandy Thornton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Fri 17 May. No reception is planned. Ronald William Thornton Jr. & Sandra Kay Smith were married 17 May 1963 in Cumberland, MD. Ron retired in Apr 1996 after 35 years with Hercules Power Co/Alliant Tech Systems. Sandy retired in Oct 2010 after 13 years with LMH. The couple have 3 children: Ron III, Leavenworth, Ronda Rene Barta (Myk), Eudora, & Micheal Evan, Eudora. 3 grandsons and 2 step granddaughters.


Casper and Curtiss

Mr. and Mrs. James Casper of Mountain Home, AR are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jana Kathleen Casper, to Clinton Everett Curtiss son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fink, Omaha, NE and Pat Curtiss & Martha Coffman, Lawrence, KS. Ms. Casper is a graduate of McPherson High School. Mr. Curtiss is a graduate from Manhattan High School and Johnson County Community College. A July wedding is planned.


Brown and Malcolm

Ken and Roberta Brown of Guthrie, OK, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elspeth Brown, to William Malcolm, son of Tom and Rhonda Malcolm of Lawrence, KS. She is a 2007 & 2010 graduate of UCO. He is a 2004 FSHS, 2008 Washburn and 2010 UNCO graduate. The wedding is June 15 in OK.



George and Meredith Taylor were married on May 20, 1953 in Long Branch, New Jersey. They are the parents of six children, Jena (Joshua) Garcia, Peru, Illinois, Abby (Gary) Silver, Kittrey, Maine, Kara (Cary) Grimm, Topeka, Kansas, Joli (deceased) (Dan) Peters, Tucson, Arizona, Lori Taylor, Topeka, Kansas and Andy Taylor, Las Vegas, Nevada; 8 grandchildren. They are planning celebrations with children and grandchilren.



Randy and Marty Ragle, formerly of Lawrence, will be celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on May 26th. The couple met in 1971, while both were KU stu- dents. They were married in 1973, and lived in Law- rence until 1992. They then moved to Durango, Co. where they currently reside. Their son, Luke Ragle, also lives in Durango.


Brown and Sievers

Jeff Sievers of Briggsdale, Co. and Racheal Ferguson of Topeka, Ks, announce the engagement of their daughter, Destri Sievers to John Brown, of Baldwin City, Kansas. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of St John High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from McPherson College and is an Office Administrator at RD Johnson Excavating. The future groom is the son of David and Twilla Brown of Baldwin City, Kansas. He is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin City High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from McPherson College and is the Assistant Manager of Perishables at Hy-vee. The couple plan a June 1, 2013, wedding at Free Methodist Church in Lawrence.


Parker and Wyatt

Bryan and Julie Wyatt of Lawrence, and Keith and Denise Parker of Colonial Beach, Virginia are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Wyatt and Adam Parker. The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned an Associate’s degree in Interior Design from Johnson County Community College and is a design consultant at Paradise Carpet One. The future groom is a 2005 graduate of Colonial Beach High School. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Virginia Tech. He is currently a Lieutenant in the United States Army. The couple plan an August 3 wedding at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence, Kansas.


Chaney and Czyz

Mitchell and Susan Chaney of Brownsville, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nell Katherine, to Joseph Ross Czyz, son of Bo and Joanne Czyz of Overland Park. Katie graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and is in the process of obtaining a Masters Degree in Communication Studies. She is currently employed at Litigation In- sights in Overland Park. Joe also graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and is self-employed. A September 2013 wedding is planned in Lawrence at Danforth Chapel with the reception following in the Crystal Ballroom of The Eldridge Hotel.

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