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Couples announcements for August 2014

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Anniversary

Snedeger

Charles “Okie” and Jean Snedeger will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Charles Ervin Snedeger and Bonnie Jean Chapman were married August 10, 1944, in Vallejo, California. He had a 72-hour pass before shipping out for overseas duty. They didn’t see each other again for a year and a half. The couple met while Okie was in the U.S. Navy attending Kansas University. After World War II, they settled in Lawrence. They owned and operated Snedeger’s Coin Laundry for 22 years. Okie retired from the Kansas Public Service Gas Company in 1990. Jean has published many family genealogy books. The couple have two daughters, Sonnie Kemberling (Jerry) and Wendy Dalquest (Ron), all of Lawrence, a son, Charles (Sarah) Baldwin City; eight grandchildren: Steven, Amy, Jeff, Kevin, Brian, Beth, Abe and Ashley; and eight great-grandchildren: Dade, Avery, Abby, Dylan, Kaden, Zarek, Keelin and Haley. They would enjoy and appreciate receiving cards at 1510 St. Andrews Dr., #200, Lawrence, KS 66047.

Engagement

Pockrandt and Aldridge

Mr. and Mrs. Gary and Cynthia Aldridge of Lawrence, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Toby Aldridge to Bryanna Pockrandt. Bryanna is the daughter of Colonel Barry and Mrs. Deborah Pockrandt of Manhattan, Kansas. A wedding is planned to be held on October 11, 2014.

Engagement

Hawley and Craig

Brenna Hawley and Dennis Craig are pleased to announce their engagement. Brenna is the daughter of Kevin and Cathie Hawley, Waco, Texas, and Helen Hofmeister Hawley, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Dennis is the son of Mike and Julie Craig, Baldwin City. Brenna works as a web consultant at DEG Digital in Overland Park. She is a 2006 graduate of Salina High School Central and earned separate degrees in both journalism and political science from the University of Kansas. Dennis is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin City High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in theatre with a concentration in voice from Kansas State University. He works on the family farm and is active in the local theatre community. A March 2015 wedding is planned in Baldwin City.

Engagement

Hunter and Schweim

John and Leslie Hunter of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Elizabeth, to Thomas Joel (TJ) Schweim, son of Rick Schweim of Eagle River, Alaska, and Ann Holder of Asheville, North Carolina. Paige is a 2013 graduate of the University of Kansas with a BGS in film and minor in applied behavioral science. She is currently the office manager for Keys of Joy! Piano Studio in Lawrence. TJ is a 2010 graduate of College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri with a BS in computer information science. He is a software engineer with RCI Safety in Kansas City, Missouri. A late summer wedding will be held at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival. The couple will make their home in Kansas City, Missouri.

Anniversary

Chavez

Gabriel and Amy Chavez are celebrating their 30th year of marriage and love for one another. They were married Aug. 10th 1984 in Lawrence after being high school sweethearts and best friends since they attended St. John’s Catholic School. They raised their 4 children- Carlos(Molly); Chris; Alex, and their beautiful angel Alicia, who is looking down from above. They have been blessed with 4 grandchildren. They couple will celebrate with a private party for family and friends.

Anniversary

Paul and Ohmart

Harold Ohmart and Carol Ann Paul were married August 30, 1964 at the First Christian Church in Scott City, Kansas. They will celebrate their 50 years of marriage Sunday, August 17, 2014. Harold and Carol have two children Tracy (Deidra) and Todd (Natalie) and have been blessed with four grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to their 50th Anniversary reception on August 17, at Maceli;s, 1031 New Hampshire Street, Lawrence, KS from 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. They request no gifts and please come and go as your are able.

Anniversary

Sisk

Vic and Dianne Sisk celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. Married August 11, 1964, Hutchinson, Kansas. Celebrating with them a daughter, Lesley of Houston, Texas, and a son, Darrin, wife, Nikki, and five grandchildren of Belvidere, Illinois.

Anniversary

Orchard

Georgia, an active student leader, took a break from her biology studies at Grinnell College long enough to ask a dishwashing quarterback and fellow science major out on a date. They married the summer after graduating, August 16, 1964. Dick’s medical training moved them to St. Louis, San Diego and Indianapolis, adding a child to their family in each of those cities. Lawrence has been their home since 1974. She still plans the dates and he still does the dishes. You teach by example how to be good parents, grandparents, and partners for life. Congratulations, Mom and Dad, on a wonderful 50 years!!!

Engagement

Bowden and Manship

John and Adra Bowden of Lawrence, Kansas are pleased to announce the engagement of their Daughter, Raya Bowden, to Christopher Manship, son of Jim and Debbie Manship of Cave Creek, Arizona. The wedding is planned for January 10, 2015 at the groom’s home in Cave Creek, Arizona. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School, a 2011 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Biology, and a second year pharmacy student at the University of Kansas. The future groom is a 2008 graduate of Cactus Shadows High School of Cave Creek, Arizona and a 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Civil Engineering.

Wedding

Hummert and Young

Erin Higgins Hummert and Garrett Burnett Young of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, were married on July 5, 2014 at Woodend Sanctuary of the Maryland Audubon Society in Chevy Chase, MD. Erin is the daughter of Ray and Mary Lee Hummert of Lawrence, KS. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School and holds degrees in Chemical Engineering and Medicine from the KU Schools of Engineering and Medicine, respectively. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina. Garrett is the son of Sherilyn and Gary Young of Concord, New Hampshire. He is a graduate of Concord HS. Garrett has a degree in Urban History from the University of Pennsylvania where he was the Managing Editor for the Daily Pennsylvanian. Although meeting in Swaziland, the relationship was solidified during the World Cup soccer games in South Africa in 2010. Friends recall their first date as being the US/England match which ended as a tie one/one. Erin said that did not “count as a date. It was by complete chance we both even ended up at the game let alone sitting next to each other unless Alison End Fineberg had a plan we didn’t know about!” Fineberg countered that the “roomy RAV4 trunk for the ride back to Joburg was not left open and waiting for Garrett just by chance.” That was the first of many trips to South Africa for world cup matches. The wedding and the reception were on the grounds of the Maryland Audubon Society’s Woodend Sanctuary located on the outskirts of Washington, DC’s Rock Creek Park. The 40-acre property dates back to 1699 and the mansion was designed in the late 1920’s by John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial and the National Gallery of Art. The ceremony was held in “the Grove,” a wooded area, followed by cocktails on the portico, and dinner and dancing on the tented patio and in the mansion. The Reverend Jared Rardin, pastor of the South ongregational Church, Concord, NH officiated the ceremony. A friend of the couple, Tao Fineberg from Swaziland, streamed live the ceremony and reception to Swaziland and Ethiopia to friends of the couple unable to attend. The event was an international gathering with attendees from Swaziland, Ireland, Tanzania, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Canada, as well as from many states in the US, including Kansas, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New York, Illinois, Missouri, Texas, Georgia, Colorado, Iowa, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. One of the highlights of the evening occurred when the band Sound Nation played the African hit song “Doo Bee Doo” by Freshly Ground, a special request of the bride and groom, and the dance floor filled with Swazi ex-pats, friends, and family of the couple from all over. The matron of honor was Bambi Boedecker of Lawrence, a friend of the bride for over 25 years who readily shows pictures of Erin with her junior high hairstyle wearing a South Junior High black and gold basketball uniform. The best man was Joe Novotny whom Garrett met in Swaziland, where they both arrived to work at the Clinton Health Access Initiative within a week of each other in 2010 where they shared both a house and a small office for nearly three years. He recently relocated from Swaziland to Cambodia where he is working on a Southeast Asian regional initiative to eliminate malaria. The Flower Girl was Molly McDonald, a cousin and godchild of the bride, from Kirkwood, MO. The Ringbearer was Aiden Rushton the son of a friend of the groom from Newport, RI. Ushers were Jared Burnett, cousin of the groom, from Mt. Vernon, NH, and Hugh Toner IV, cousin and godchild of the bride, from Peoria, IL. Bridal attendants included Brooke Derrickson of Minneapolis, MN; Alounthith Phichith of Hillsborough, NC; Charlotte Ransom of Eugene, OR; Jhelum Tini Chatterjee of Myanmar; Lani Young of Denver CO; and, Valerie Young of Washington, DC. Groomsmen included Jason Rushton of Newport, RI; Alex Teague of Brooklyn, NY; Alex Bellos of Portland, OR; Josh Gordon of New Haven, CT; Jerry Stevens of Washington DC; and, Joshua Hummert of Manhattan, NY. After a brief trip up the New England coast to Maine, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, the couple will return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where Erin is a physician and associate professor at Bethel Teaching Hospital. Garrett is the program manager for CHAI’s Health Financing program, helping the Ethiopian Health Ministry to improve the availability and efficiency of resources in health care delivery.

Anniversary

Gottstein

John and Suzi Gottstein were married September 20, 1964. Their children will be hosting a celebration for their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, August 31, at the Lodge in Baldwin, City, KS from 3:00 - 5:00 pm. They invite all family and friends to celebrate with them. The couple requests no gifts please.

Anniversary

Schneck

Gaylord and Phoebe Schneck, were married August 22, 1954, in Lawrence, KS. They are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They have two children; Julie Petesch and Michael Schneck, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. An immediate family dinner is planned.

Engagement

Walters and Hulse

Serenity Walters of Lawrence will be marrying the love of her life, George Hulse of Independence, Missouri on October 3, 2015 in Lawence. The future bride is a 1992 graduate of Lawrence High and a 2014 graduate from National American University. The future Groom is a life long resident of Independence. He is an accomplished Tattoo Artist and Mechanic.

Engagement

Puckett and Hurd

Dennis and Heidi Puckett of Urbandale, Iowa, and Todd and Peggy Hurd of Perry, Kansas, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Kelsey Puckett and Logan Hurd on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at Chrisman Manor, Oskaloosa, Kansas. Kelsey is a graduate of Urbandale High School and Z Hair Academy in Lawrence, Kansas. She is employed at Dash Salon and Day Spa, Lawrence. Logan is a graduate of Perry Lecompton High School and attended Washburn Tech in Topeka, Kansas. He is employed at Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad in Topeka. The couple will reside in their new home in Perry, Kansas

Wedding

Mohr and Kring

Christina Mohr and Tyler Kring were united in marriage on March 1, 2014 at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, KS with Reverend Mitch Todd officiating. Christina is the daughter of Rod and Susie Mohr, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Brit & Lisa Kring and Kirsten & Mack Price, all of Lawrence. The maid of honor was Meaghan Travis, friend of the bride. Bridesmaids were; Jordan Burge, friend of the bride and Elizabeth Haire, Katherine Mohr, and Veronica Bahret, sisters of the bride. The best man was Connor Kring, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Chris Landis, Joe Vannicola, Brent Ott, and Blair Bahret, friends of the groom. Flower girls were Hannah and Caroline Kring, sisters of the groom; ring bearer was Liam Price, nephew of the groom. The bride graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with a degree in Political Science. She is employed as an analyst by Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. The groom graduated from the University of Kansas in 2013 with degrees in Economics and Anthropology. He is employed as an underwriting analyst by MetLife, Inc. in Kansas City. The couple resides in Lawrence.

Wedding

Saathoff and Brost

Rachelle Lea Saathoff and Brian Joseph Brost were married June 28, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, KS. Pastor Tom Brady, officiated. A reception was held at Abe and Jakes Landing. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Sheryl Saathoff, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jim and Jean Brost, Minnesota. Maid of honors were Renae Walters and Becky Saathoff. Best man was Riley Brost. Bridesmaids were Kelly Brost, Laura Brost, Lesley Belt, Nicole Jones, Marie Payne, Jenna Ericsson, Devon Berke, Jordan Lisher, Chelsea Veire and Danielle Jehle. Groomsmen were Chris Brost, Nick Walters, Andrew Visintine, Doug Tucker and Clint Brown. Ushers were Austin Newell, Anthony Inveen and Danny Stevens. Personal attendants were Amanda Bjork and Beth Shomin. The flower girl was Harper Brost and the ring bearer was Riggs Walters. The bride and groom honeymooned in Costa Rica before returning to Minnetonka, MN where they reside.

Engagement

Hayhurst and Riley

Neil and Caroline Hayhurst, of Washington, DC, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Hayhurst, to Patrick Riley, son of William & Gloria Riley, of Lawrence, Kansas. Patrick and Jill met at their place of employment, Hallmark Cards, in Lawrence. The couple share of a love of football and will marry in October with a tailgate inspired wedding reception. They plan to share a wedding anniversary with Patrick’s grandparents; Thomas & Josephine Ramirez, Sr. Thomas & Josephine will celebrate 65 years of marriage.

Engagement

Dreiling and Amyx

Duane and Cindy Weigel, of Hays, Kansas, Randy and Mary Dreiling, of Hays, Kansas, and Mike and Marilyn Amyx, of Lawrence, Kansas, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their children, Brandy Lynn Dreiling, to Christopher Dean Amyx. A September wedding is planned on the beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Engagement

Miller and Helm

Albert & Carolyn Miller of Eudora, KS and Elsie Burden, Monroe & Ann Helm of Ozawkie, KS, announce the upcoming marriage of their children, Katherine Miller & Brendan Helm on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora. Katherine graduated from JCCC & KCCME where she specialized in Early Childhood & Montessori Education. She is employed at Blue Valley Montessori School in Overland Park. Brendan graduated from Kansas University Fire & Rescue & is employed at Time Warner Cable in Overland Park. The couple reside in their home in Eudora with their 3 dogs Madison, Molly, & Daisy.

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