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Couples announcements October 11, 2014




James and Irene Blom of Lawrence will celebrate their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Irene, a graduate of Kansas University, first met Jim, an Airman 1st Class, at Pawnee Avenue Church of God in Wichita. They were married at First Church of God, Lawrence. The Bloms are proud parents of Jamie Blom of Hamilton Square, NJ and Doug Blom of Blythewood, SC. Doug is married to Tammy and they have two daughters, Eve and Audrey. Jim is a retired systems analyst from Telecordia in Piscataway, NJ. He is a committed master gardener and prolific photographer. Irene is a retired library assistant from Middlesex, NJ schools. She is an avid KU sports fan, an adept worker of crossword puzzles, and pen pal to her youngest granddaughter, Audrey. Jim and Irene retired to Lawrence from Middlesex, NJ in 2002. Both are active members of BridgePointe Community Church. They will be celebrating with their family and friends at a drop-in reception from 2 – 4 in the afternoon at 809 Eldridge St., Lawrence on Saturday, October 18, 2014. We wish them many more happy years of marriage.


Borntrager and taylor

Mr. and Mrs. David Borntrager of Haven announce the engagement of their daughter, Susan Borntrager to Jesse Taylor son of Todd and Ginny Gillmore of Saint George, Timothy Taylor and Sandra Herd of Lawrence. Ms. Borntrager is a 2011 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education and is the Lead Teacher at Ellsworth Childcare and Learning Center. Mr. Taylor has a degree from MATC in Automotive Technology and is a Robot Operator and Welder at Holscher Inc. The wedding is planned for November 2014 in Manhattan, Kansas.


Parkinson and Eshelman

The engagement of Laura Donnelly Parkinson, daughter of Mary Parkinson of Lawrence and the late Wayne Parkinson, to Parker Eshelman, son of Grant and Darlene Eshelman of Shawnee, is announced by the bride’s mother. Laura is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School, and a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri in Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in convergence journalism. Parker Eshelman graduated from Shawnee Mission Northwest High School in 2002, and received a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri in 2006. The couple lives in New York City. Laura is a video producer for RFI Studios, and Parker is a photo editor for The Wall Street Journal. The couple is planning a June wedding in Kansas City.


Inman and Gregoire

Tim and Colleen Gregoire of Lawrence, KS are excited to announce the engagement of their son, Maxwell David Gregoire, to Shasta Nicole Inman, originally of Poplar Bluff, Mo. Gregoire is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School, and he earned a B.S. in physics and math in 2012 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Gregoire is a current Ph.D. candidate in atomic, molecular, & optical physics at the University of Arizona in Tucson. Inman is the daughter of Merl Jr. and Sheila Inman of Poplar Bluff, Mo. She graduated in 2007 from Poplar Bluff High School and in 2011 from the University of Nebraska, earning a B.A. in English and women’s & gender studies. Inman will graduate in May 2016 with a J.D./M.A. in gender & women’s studies from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law. The couple plan a May, 2015 wedding in Poplar Bluff.


Maly and Severance

John and Beverly Maly of Augusta, KS, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Maly, to Isaac Severance, son of David Severance and Vashti Winterburg, of Lawrence. Amanda is a 2009 graduate of Augusta High School in Augusta, KS. She graduated in 2013 from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems. She currently works for the University of Kansas as the Contract and Supplier Enablement Specialist. Isaac is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. He graduated in 2013 from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and a minor in History. He currently works for the University of Kansas as a Buyer. An April 2015 wedding in Lawrence is planned.

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