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Couples announcements September 27, 2014




Ken and Pat Hahn Blair celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary. They were married on September 25, 1954 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Topeka, Kansas. The family of three children and spouses, six grandchildren, one great grandchild, nieces and nephews, will gather for church and dinner on Sunday September 28. Ken was employed at the Allen Press for 43 years and Pat was a Floral Designer at Owen’s Flower Shop for 22 years. They live in a Town Home at the Presbyterian Manor.



Lee & Jo (Carney) Connell, Shawnee, KS are celebrating 60 years of marriage. They were married Sept. 26th, 1954 at the Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence, KS where both grew up. The couple has 3 children; Kim (Jerry) Eisenhower, Dee Connell & Tracy Connell. They have 3 grandchildren, Nicki, Lauren & Taylor & 2 great-grandchildren, Kaylan & Dalton. A family celebration is planned.



Harold & Jeanne Longaker of Lawrence, KS will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Married October 7, 1954 in Warrensburg, MO. They have 5 children, 11 loving grandchildren and 12 wonderful great grandchildren. Harold and Jeanne enjoy traveling, playing cards and spending time with family. Friends and family may send cards to 7164 78th St. Meriden, KS 66512.



Rex & Mary Ann Nicolay will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on October 2nd. They are retired & live on their farm south of Eudora. They will celebrate with immediate family. They have 2 sons, Mark Nicolay, Eudora & Monte (& Lori) Nicolay, Spring Hill; 3 grandsons & 3 great-grandchildren.


Sloan and Graves

Steve and Carol Sloan of Lawrence and Thomas and Trudy Graves of Overland Park are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Amanda Sloan and John Graves, both of Lawrence. Amanda is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School and a graduate from Johnson County Junior College with a degree in food and beverage management. She is the general manager of BurgerFi, Lawrence. John is a 2005 graduate of Rockhurst High and earned degrees from KU in English and political science. He is employed with Penn Gaming as a food and beverage manager. They will be married at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lawrence on October 25, 2014.


Beaver and Green

Krysta Dawn Beaver and Patrick Lee Green, along with their parents, are excited to announce their engagement. Krysta is the daughter of Beverly and T.M. Beaver. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 2006 and later earned her bachelor and doctoral degrees from the University of Kansas. She is currently a clinical assistant professor of audiology at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Patrick is the son of Tracy and the late Jan Green. He graduated from Lawrence Free State High School in 2006 and later earned his bachelor degree from the University of Kansas. He is currently employed as a producer at Bazillion Pictures in Kansas City, MO. Krysta and Patrick currently live in Lawrence, KS with their dog, Pickles. The wedding date is October 18, 2014.


Gallagher and Watgen

Collin Watgen, and Chelsea Gallagher were married on July 18, 2014 at St. John the Evangelist Church, in Lawrence KS. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Debora Gallagher, Topeka. The groom is the son of Tom and the late Heather Watgen, Lawrence. Maid of Honor was Courtney Chaffins. Best Man was Tommy Watgen. Chelsea graduated from Rolla High School in 2007 and KU in 2013 with a degree in Music Therapy. She is currently employed at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing and Rehab in Olathe, KS. Collin graduated from Free State High School in 2006 and KU in 2010 with a degree in Music Education. He is currently working at Frontier School of Excellence in KCMO.

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