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Couples announcements for July 2014

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Engagement

Johnson and Willis

Bradley and Kathy Willis, of Lawrence, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Willis, to Garrett Johnson, son of William Johnson, Mission, KS, and Robyn Whitaker, Greenville, OH. The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Kansas. She is currently employed with Central National Bank in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Fredonia High School, Fredonia, KS, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Kansas. He is currently employed with Enrollment Management at the University of Kansas. The couple is planning an August 30, 2014 wedding at First Christian Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Hutchens and Ross

Shannon Rae Hutchens and Jacob Andrew Ross, both of Lawrence, Kansas were married on May 31, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with Reverend Mitch Todd officiating. The bride is the daughter of Rebecca Hutchens, Liberty, Missouri, and James Hutchens, Independence, Missouri. The groom is the son of David Ross, Lawrence, and Connie Ross, Spicewood, Texas. A reception was held following the wedding ceremony at The Arterra Event Gallery in Lawrence. The bride obtained her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Sinclair School of Nursing at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006. She now works as a registered nurse in the Medical Intensive Care Unit at The University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas. The groom obtained his Bachelors of General Studies from the University Of Kansas in 2008. He is now employed by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical as a Firefighter/EMT. The couple resides in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Dvorske

John and Kathleen Dvorske were married on July 4, 1964 in East Chicago, Indiana. They reside in Lawrence, Kansas at Brandon Woods. John retired from Yellow Freight System in Overland Park, Kansas after twenty five years of service. Kathleen, a lifelong grade school teacher, retired on the same day as John from Holy Trinity School in Lenexa, Kansas. They have three sons: John (Erika), Stephen (Jeana), and Thomas (Tiffany). They have six grandchildren. Their marriage will be blessed at St. John’s parish followed by a reception at Maceli’s

Engagement

Day and Holland

Mr. Edward Day of Chicago, Illinois, and Mr. & Mrs. Tom & Barbara Holland, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children Courtney Ellen Day and George Thomas Holland III. Courtney is a 2006 graduate of Eastern Illinois University and currently works for the The University of Kansas Medical Center. Thomas is a 2004 graduate of The University of Kansas and is the owner of an online marketing firm, The Dark Horse Group. The couple are planning a September wedding at the Blue Jacket Crossing Vineyard & Winery in Eudora with Rev. Peter Luckey of Plymouth Congregational Church officiating.

Anniversary

Shuck

Warren and Elsie Shuck were married July, 18, 1954. The family will celebrate with an open house reception from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm July 20 at Union Pacific Depot, 402 N. 2nd St., Lawrence, KS. No gifts please.

Anniversary

Baron

Frank and Betty Baron intend to continue celebrating, with a family trip to Berkeley, CA, where they were married in the garden of the First Unitarian Church, on July 12, 1964. Frank taught German at KU, and Betty taught English at various colleges in the Kansas City area. They have two children, Christopher and Maya, and a daughter-in-law, Beth Skinner. Maya drew the sketch above.

Engagement

Bellinder and Benson

Nicole Bellinder and Adam Benson, both of Kearney, MO announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Geoffrey and Brenda Kirkendall of Lawrence and Jerry Bellinder of Manhattan, KS. He is the son of Gary and Sharon Benson of Liberty, MO. The future bride graduated from McLouth High School in May of 2004. She earned an Associates of Science degree in 2005 from Coffeyville Community College. She is employed by MOST Programs in Kansas City, KS. The future groom graduated from Liberty High School in May of 2001. He attended Missouri Western State University for three years and attended Metropolitan Community College at Blue River where he earned his Fire Fighter and Emergency Medical Technician licenses. He earned his Paramedic license at Central Jackson County Fire Protection District. He is employed at the City of Liberty Missouri Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic. The couple plans an evening wedding on January 2, 2015 at St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, MO.

Engagement

Stoltenow and Hamm

Jessica Stoltenow and Justin Hamm, together with their parents, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Lorie and Rick Sawyer, Lawrence, and Scott and Lisa Stoltenow, Eudora. She is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School, earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Care Administration from University of Phoenix and is employed by LMH at Lawrence Pulmonary Specialists in Lawrence. The groom-to-be is the son of Lenette Hamm, Baldwin. He is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High and is employed by TFM Communications in Lawrence. The couple currently reside in Eudora. A December 13, 2014 wedding is planned in Lawrence

Anniversary

Noe and Byrne

Keith Noe and Carol Byrne were married July 25, 1964 in Stanton, California. They will celebrate 50 years of marriage Saturday, July 26th. Keith and Carol have four children Carl (Jaana) Noe, Travis (Michelle) Noe, Jason (Jeri Anne) Noe and a daughter, Angela Noe, who went home to be with the Lord in 1987. They are blessed with 10 grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to their 50th Anniversary reception on Saturday, July 26th, at the First United Methodist Church, 867 Highway 40, Lawrence, 1:30-4:30 p.m. They will renew their vows at 2:00 p.m. Square dancing will be at 3:00 p.m. They request no gifts. Your presence will be their gift.

Anniversary

Peck

Arthur and Lillie Nitsch Peck were married on July 25th, 1954 in Junction City, Kansas. Arthur is retired and Lillie retired from the Lawrence Country Club. They will celebrate with a family dinner. They have four children, eight grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 930 E 15th St. J3 Lawrence, Ks 66044.

Engagement

Nichols and Shult

Jessica Nichols and Eric Shult, together with their parents, announce their engagement. The future bride is the daughter of Deborah Nichols and Charles Nichols of Lawrence. Jessica is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO, in 2008, and completed her doctorate of Optometry at Southern College of Optometry, Memphis, TN, in 2012. She is an Optometrist with Fairway Eye Center in the Kansas City metro area. The future groom is the son of Kathleen Kress and the late Paul Shult of Bakersfield, CA. Eric graduated from the University of Kansas with his Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2008. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Memphis in 2012. He is a Psychologist at Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, MO. The couple currently reside in Fairway, KS. A May 2015 wedding is planned in Kansas City.

Engagement

O'Neal and Scott

Mike and Nancy Scott announce the engagement of their son, Rob Scott, to Caitlin O’Neal. Caitlin is the daughter of A.C. O’Neal and the late Cheryl O’Neal of Rolla, Missouri. Rob is a graduate of Lawrence High School and the University of Kansas. He is currently employed by Perceptive Software in Lenexa, Kansas. Caitlin is a graduate of Rolla High School and Missouri State University. She is employed by Cerner Corporation in North Kansas City, Missouri. The wedding is planned for Aug. 30, 2014 in Kansas City, Missouri.

Engagement

Selden and Huff

Rachel Selden and Derek Huff, together with their parents, announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan and Joe Walters of Rochester, NY, and Richard and Sandra Selden of Ankeny, IA. She is a 2006 graduate of Barker High School in Western, NY, earned her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from Syracuse University, and is employed by Jones Huyett Partners in Topeka, KS. The groom-to-be is the son of Darrell and Debbie Huff, Lawrence. He is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School, earned his bachelor’s degree at Washburn University in Mass Media, and is employed by Entercom Communications Kansas City. An October 12, 2014 wedding is planned in Lawrence.

Engagement

Louise Sheldon-Sherman and Munch

Jim Sherman and Jan Sheldon, Lawrence, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Ann Louise Sheldon-Sherman, to Steven John Munch. Steve is the son of Michael and Joli Munch, Bellevue, Nebraska. Jenna is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women’s Studies from the University of Kansas and a law degree from Stanford Law School. She is a law clerk for a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Steve is a 2002 graduate of Bellevue East High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts in History and Sociology from the University of Kansas. He is completing a Ph.D./JD program at Northwestern University in Chicago. An October 2014 wedding is planned in Lawrence.

Wedding

Shockley and Haney

Morgan Tyler Shockley, of Lawrence, Kansas, and Andrew Jeffrey Haney, of Lecompton, Kansas were married on June 6th, 2014 at The Church of San Bernardino da Siena in Tivoli, Italy with the Honorable John Grieco officiating. The bride is the daughter of Will and Toni Shockley, Lawrence, Kansas. The groom is the son of Jeffrey and Barbara Haney, Lecompton, Kansas. The bride obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in May 2014 and is now employed as a Residential Care Specialist at Kids TLC in Olathe, Kansas. The groom has been employed by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as a Correctional Officer in Lawrence, Kansas since 2010. The couple, who reside together in Lawrence, Kansas, are planning a fall wedding reception.

Engagement

Stover and Halgren

John and Kathryn Stover of Lawrence, KS are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Joy Elizabeth Stover, to Steven Roy Halgren, son of Gael Halgren, San Diego, CA. Joy graduated from Lawrence High School and Northwestern University, with a BA in Economics. She is a Lead Analyst in the Information Technology department at Helzberg Diamonds in North Kansas City, MO. Steven is a graduate of Homestead High School, Cupertino, CA and Long Beach State University, with a BA in English Education. He is a Director, Technical Solution Sales, at Ericsson in Overland Park, KS. The couple will be married on October 4, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence.

Anniversary

Ballinger

What started as a blind date in December 1962 and a wedding on July 26, 1964, has continued for 18,262 days (50 years). Saturday, July 26, 2014, Linda and Jim Ballinger will renew their vows at 2:00 PM, at the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City, where they were married. They have two daughters, Heather Ballinger and Deena Winkeler; son-in-law, Jay Winkeler; and three grandchildren, Fox, Teegan, and Quinn Winkeler . Linda and Jim are proud and happy to have achieved this milestone and to have joined both sets of parents and three sets of grandparents, who also spent fifty plus years in wedded bliss.

Anniversary

Campbell

Dr. William and Kay Campbell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Big Cedar near Branson on July 11th. They were joined by their three children and their families for a dinner in their honor. Bill and Kay were married in Iola, Ks on July 11, 1964 at the First Presbyterian Church.

Anniversary

Coachman

Nick & Tina Coachman will celebrate their 40th anniversary on July 20th. They were married in 1974 at the home of Tina’s parents on the Kickapoo Reservation in Horton, KS. They raised two sons, Nick Jr. (Julie) who lives in Littleton,CO & David (Mary) who lives in Shawnee, KS. They have a four month old granddaughter, Evelyn Noelle. Nick Sr. is retired from Haskell Indian Nations University and Tina continues to work there in the Housing Dept. Nick says : “We met on a blind date at Haskell and are still together growing old in Love”. Cards of congratulations can be sent to : 2011 RiverRidge Rd. A-3, Lawrence,Ks. 66044

Anniversary

Culver

Dr. and Mrs. Warren T. Culver celebrate their 70th Wedding Anniversary, July 29, 2014. Warren and Katherine married in Penns Park, Pennsylvania, 1944. Their life together included Warren’s career as an Air Force physician and hospital commander at Forbes AFB, Topeka, Kansas. Military life was followed by another 15 years serving the Lawrence community with a civilian ophthalmology practice. Lawrence residents since 1968, Warren and Katherine have been faithful members of the Lawrence First United Methodist Church for 46 years. They were blessed with five children: Ron (wife Leigh), Lee (wife Marty), Barbara, Warren Jr. and James (wife Mona), and now have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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