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Couples announcements November 30, 2013




Martha and Ralph Gage recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a dinner with family and friends at the Adams Alumni Center. Martha Ann Senter and Ralph D. Gage Jr. were married Nov. 23, 1963, at the First Baptist Church in Ottawa. Ralph retired in August after more than 40 years with The World Company, where for many years he was chief operating officer. He continues to be a member of the company’s board of directors. Prior to that he worked at newspapers in Salina, Kan., and East St. Louis, Ill. Martha retired earlier after a career in education. She taught elementary school in Salina and later headed the education department at Ottawa University, where she worked 15 years, taught at Mid-America Nazarene University, and was head of the teacher education and licensure department at the Kansas State Department of Education, where she worked for 10 years. The Gages have two children, Susan, Tualatin, Ore., and Paul, Washington, D.C., and two grandchildren, Sam and Abby, of Tualatin.


Weigel and Gordy Berquist

Thirteen years after meeting in their 4th grade classroom, Aileen Gordy Berquist and Adam Patrick Weigel rediscovered each other while working for Headquarters Counseling Center in Lawrence, KS. Adam proposed to Aileen while she was flying a plane over Clinton Lake, after which the couple took separate flights to different corners of the world to pursue their interests in public service and exploring different cultures. Aileen is a Peace Corps volunteer working with at risk youth in rural Africa to reduce the rates of HIV/AIDS transmission and promote Life Skills. Adam is teaching English at a school in the Patagonia region of Chile. After their tours have ended, the couple will pursue further education in Bilingual and Bicultural Education and plan to work with immigrant populations in the United States. Aileen is the daughter of Dr. Kent and Dena Berquist, and Adam is the son of Maure and Theresa Weigel and grandson of Margene and Harris Clark.


Mohr and Kring

Rod and Susie Mohr are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Mohr, to Tyler Kring, son of Brit & Lisa Kring and Kirsten & Mack Price, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2009 graduate of Free State High School. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Environmental Studies. The future groom is a 2008 graduate of Free State High School. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a Bachelor of General Studies degree in both Economics and Anthropology. The couple plans a March 1st, 2014 wedding in Lawrence.


Harper and Guffey

Kate E. Harper and Ryan J. Guffey united their lives in marriage on October 12th, 2013 at Abe and Jake’s Landing in Lawrence, with Rev. Carmen Hocking officiating. A reception was held there immediately following. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Liz Harper, of Perry, KS. The groom is the son of Jim and Mary Guffey, of Perry, KS. The matron of honor was Sara Dreher, sister of the bride. Attendants were Bridget Guffey-Acker and Kelci Bouray. The best man was Jim Guffey, father of the groom. Groomsman were Steven Morrison and Logan Hurd. The 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 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He works for New Earth Lawn and Landscape and also works as a professional waterfowl hunting guide in central and northeast Kansas. The couple reside in Lawrence.


Johnson and Sheler

Kristy Johnson, daughter of Larry and Peggy Johnson, and James Sheler, son of Cliff and Patty Sheler, were married on June 15th, 2013 at Maceli’s in Lawrence, Kansas. The reception followed immediately after at Maceli’s. James and Kristy currently reside in Olathe, Kansas. James currently works as an engineer for Union Pacific based out of Kansas City, and Kristy is currently a clinical pharmacist working in Lenexa, Kansas.

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