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Couples announcements for April 2014




It was a windy, dusty day! So, Roger Pine stopped by Delbert & June Erhart’s to suggest removing the clean laundry from the clothes line before he tilled the neighboring field for planting. Sue Erhart answered the door...in curlers! A spark flew! A date ensued...and Roger & Sue (Erhart) Pine married on a soggy April 4th, 1964 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Attendants: Cindy (Erhart) Pratt, Sharon (Pine) Sabraw, Cheri (Kitlen) Armbrister, Kathy (Ruehlen) Martin, Steve Pine, Larry Larson, Jim Congrove, & Jon Erhart. Organist: Dan Abrahamson. Much to Raymond Pine’s (father of the groom) disappointment, corn planting was momentarily suspended but a good showing from the farming community was enjoyed due to the rain-soaked wedding day! The couple’s get-away “car” was a plane flown by “Uncle Dean” to Ottawa where the car was secretly stashed! The couple honeymooned in a cabin at Twin Oaks Resort in the lovely Grove, Oklahoma. Promotional material lists cabin rates at: “$6.50-$11.50 per day for 2!” Roger & Sue have raised a family, farmed Douglas County land and been in business together throughout their marriage. Together they enjoy family, friends, church and community service, KU & KSU sports, gardening, BLT’s, & homemade brown bread ice cream! Roger & Sue will be honored Saturday, April 12th with a high falutin’ family bonfire and weiner roast (if not too dry) in the backyard. Cards of congratulation may be sent to: 20758 Golden Road, Linwood, KS 66052. Your love for and devotion to one another are inspiring! Happy 50th!


Davis and Holland

Gary and Donna Davis, Tonganoxie, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Davis, to Cody Holland, son of Chuck and Sharon Holland and the late Diana Holland, Neosho, MO. Both Taylor and Cody will graduate in May from Pittsburg State University with degrees in education. The wedding will be June 7, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.



John and Pat Anderson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on April 18. They were married April 18, 1964, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lillis, Kansas. John is retired from the Union Pacific Railroad, and Pat is retired from the University of Kansas. Celebrating with them are their son and his wife, Jeff and Jill Anderson, and their grandsons, Jake and Brady, Lenexa, Kansas.



Leo and Wilma (Larsen) Lutz, members of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 11. The couple were married at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Long Beach, CA on April 11, 1964. Their children and spouses, David and Angelica Lutz, Costa Mesa, CA and Laura and Brad Elkins, Sacramento, CA are hosting a small family dinner on April 12 at the Eldridge Hotel.



Dana Maxine Gude and Jason Graham Miles were married on Saturday April 13, 2013 at the Wiley farm, home of groom’s grandparents near Reno, KS. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Annette Gude, Olsburg Ks. The groom is the son of Steven and Crystal Miles, Lawrence, Ks. The bride arrived by a carriage, being pulled by her own horse Benny, and escorted by Greg, her father. Buggy drivers were Bob and Becky Avery, Olsburg, Ks. Dr. Gary Teske, Trinity Lutheran Church officiated the open prairie style ceremony. Guitar and vocal musicians were Rusty Rierson, friend of the couple and Lenay Marteney, cousin of the bride. The bride was attended by her sister Amber Gude, Wichita, KS as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included her cousin Erinn Marteney, and friends Elizabeth Gillett, and Emily Grauerholz. The groom was attended by Trevor Fousek, Houston, Texas as best man. Groomsmen included his cousin Tyler Miles, and friends Brett Grauerholz and Ryan Fronk. A Unity box (hand maid by the couple from family farm fences, houses, and barns) was presented by Taylor Shelton. The flower girls were Macy Shelton and Katie Lowry, and the ring bearer was Blake Schweder. Ushers were Jake Mussallem and Tyler Marteney cousins of the bride and Austin Wiley and Trent Miles cousins of the groom. Guest attendants were Bethay Marteney, cousin of the bride and Christy Wiley, cousin of the groom. Bridal Assistants were Amy Hodges, Lenay Marteney, and Stephanie Marteney. A Wiley family cowbell was rung at the end of the ceremony, by June Hagenbuch, great aunt of the groom. The reception was held in Wiley farm’s historic native stone dairy barn, built originally in 1942 by the groom’s great grandparents. The couple, with the help of family and friends spent hundreds of hours cleaning, fixing, and upgrading the barn for two years prior to the wedding, to restore it to functional use. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Blue Valley High School, Randolph, KS and earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 2011 and a Masters of Biomedical Engineering in 2013 from Kansas State University. She is employed as a design engineer with RBC Medical equipment, Lenexa. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School, earned a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 2011 and will graduate in 2014 with a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Kansas State University. He has accepted an internship with Oakridge Equine Hospital.


Haider and Willoughby

Mike and Kristi Haider of Denver are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lyn Haider, to Thomas Franklin Willoughby, son of Mark and Barb Willoughby of Lawrence. The couple were engaged February 8, 2013. Jessica is a 2007 graduate of Legacy High School and a 2011 graduate of Colorado State University. She was an honors scholar and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double major in Business and Spanish. Jessica is currently employed as a Project Manager at SCL Health Systems in Denver. Tom is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of Kansas. He graduated with a degree in Business Management. Tom is currently employed with PepsiCo in Denver. The wedding will be May 23, 2014 in Denver, Colorado.


Swank and Hull

Tom and Julie Swank of Iowa City, Iowa, and formerly of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie, to Jack Hull, son of Rob and Marilyn Hull of Lawrence. The future bride and groom are 2007 graduates of Free State High School. Katie graduated from Miami University of Ohio in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration and currently works as a corporate recruiter for McGladrey LLP. Jack graduated from the University of Kansas in 2011 with a degree in Business Administration and currently works as an investment representative for American Century Investments. The couple will be married on August 30 in Lawrence, and will reside in Prairie Village.


Scotts and Beck

Sara Stotts and Stefan Beck of Denver, Colorado are thrilled to announce their engagement. Sara is the daughter of the Miles Stotts II. Topeka and the late Kathy Jardon. Stefan is the son of Dennis and Tracey Beck of Boulder, Colorado. Stefan proposed marriage to Sara at the Hol N Roc, west of Baldwin City, which is owned by Sara’s maternal granpdarents, Marvin and Norma Jardon. That location has been in the family over 100 years and is very special to the couple. Sara is currently enrolled in the University of Colorado Accelerated Nursing (UCAN) program and will graduate in December 2014. Stefan is the Beer Director of The Kitchen restaurant in Boulder. The couple will be married in fall 2015 in Colorado.


Kennedy and Holtkamp

Barbara and Kevin Kennedy of Ellsworth, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Kennedy, to Dallien Holtkamp, son of Bonita and Gary Holtkamp of Branson, Missouri. Jill is a 2000 graduate of Ellsworth High School. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education and with a Master of Science degree in special education in 2005. Jill is currently employed at Shawnee Heights USD #450 in Tecumseh, Kansas. Dallien is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology. Dallien currently owns and operates Turformance Lawn Services, LLC in Lawrence, Kansas. The couple is planning a June 28, 2014 wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.


Newstrom and Nevels

Cole and Vickie Newstrom of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Linaya Newstrom, to Eric Nevels, son of Janet Nevels of Topeka and Dr. Charles Nevels of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Linaya is a graduate of Bishop Seabury Academy and attended Johnson County Community College. She is employed at Nordstrom in Overland Park. Eric is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School in Topeka. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas, and is currently studying for his MBA. He is employed at AIG in Olathe. The couple will be married on August 16, 2014 at Free Methodist Church in Lawrence.

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