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Couples announcements for January 2015

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Engagement

Queen and Wilson

Lee and Lori Queen of Lawrence, KS are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Ann Queen, to Benjamin Mark Wilson, son of Mark and Amy Wilson, also of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated with her B.S.E. in Community Health from the University of Kansas in May of 2014. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. Leslie is employed by KC Healthy Kids as the Policy & Public Affairs Assistant. The future groom is a 2009 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received his B.S.E. in Sport Management from the University of Kansas in May of 2013, as well as his Masters of Sport Management in December of 2014, also from the University of Kansas. During his time at KU, Ben was a member of the Jayhawk Track & Field and Cross Country teams. Ben is currently employed with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. A September 2015 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS.

Engagement

Colle and Ardong

Britt and Linda Colle of McPherson, Kansas announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Kay Colle to Alexander Ardong, son of Souvanna Ardong and Anan Ardong, both of Lawrence. Kelly is a graduate of McPherson High School and attended Johnson County Community College and the University of Kansas. She is a Customer Service Coordinator for Learning Resources/Educational Insights in Vernon Hills, Illinois. Alexander is a graduate of Free State High School in Lawrence and is a Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy. He is stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station, Great Lakes, Illinois. The wedding is planned for April 4, 2015.

Anniversary

Grammer

Gerald and Virginia Grammer will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on January 10th, with family and friends. Gerald married Virginia Freeman on January 14, 1965 in Emporia, KS. During their married life, they have worked and lived in Kansas City, Kansas, Topeka, Kansas, Salina, Kansas, then back to Lawrence, Kansas. There will be a reception and dance hosted by their children, Chris Seim (Gary Neufeld) and Bill and Jane Grammer, at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 West 6th Street, in Lawrence at 7:00 p.m.

Anniversary

Weaver

Family and friends are invited to join Jessie and Joetta Weaver in celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary at North Lawrence Christian Church, 7th & Elm, Sunday, January 11th from 1PM-3PM.

Engagement

Barnes and Sumovich

Rod and Mary Barnes of Lawrence are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Maggie Barnes to Eddie Sumovich son of Ed and Millie Sumovich of Omaha, Nebraska. The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas State University for two years and graduated from Washburn University with a B.S. in Nursing. She is employed at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Gretna High School, Gretna, Nebraska. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 2007 with a B.S. in Marketing. He is currently a software designer at Cerner Corporation in Kansas City. A March 2015 wedding is planned.

Engagement

Enos and Fry

Carol and Paul Enos of Lawrence announce the engagement of their daughter, Mischa Lisette Enos to Laurence Dwight Fry, son of Betty Fry Jacobs and the late Errol Fry of Dallas, TX. The future bride holds a BA in English from Binghamton University, an MA in Linguistics from UW-Madison, and an EdD from Harvard. She currently works as a creative writing teacher with Writers in the Schools--Houston. The future groom holds a BA in Liberal Arts from Vanderbilt and an MBA from the University of Houston. He currently works as a Senior Information Systems Consultant at Spectra Energy in Houston. A May 9 wedding at the Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church in Houston is planned.

Engagement

Epperson and Gleue

Eric and Marge Epperson of Eudora, KS are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Epperson to Casey Gleue, son of Alan Gleue and Lou Rawley of Lawrence, KS and Julie Stephens-DeJonge and Bob DeJonge of Lee’s Summit, MO. Haley is a 2009 graduate of Eudora High School, and a 2013 graduate of Baker University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is currently a fourth grade teacher at Spring Hill Elementary. Casey is a 2008 graduate of Lee’s Summit West High School, and a 2012 graduate of Baker University with a bachelor’s degree in molecular bioscience. He is currently a medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. A May, 2015 wedding in Kansas City is planned.

Wedding

Louise Sheldon-Sherman and Munch

Jenna Sheldon-Sherman and Steve Munch were married on October 4, 2014, on the 5th Floor Terrace of the Oread Hotel in Lawrence, KS, with the Honorable D. Gregory Kays officiating. The bride is a graduate of Lawrence Free State High School, the University of Kansas, and Stanford Law School. She is the daughter of Jan Sheldon and James Sherman, Lawrence. The groom is a graduate of Bellevue East High School, the University of Kansas, and Northwestern University. He is the son of Joli and Mike Munch, Bellevue, Nebraska. Maid of honor was Becca Sheldon-Sherman, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Katy Anderson, Lindsey Bristow, Genevieve Brown, Kathleen Daughety, Gayle Denman, Mary Kate Haworth, Catherine Kelly, Katie Panzica, Chandra Shenoy, and Lindsey Shirack, friends of the bride. Junior Bridesmaid was Mia Moline, niece of the bride. Flower girls were Lauren Anderson, Ming Moline, and Maria Munch, friends and nieces of the bride and groom. Best Man was Joe Munch, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Nick Ayre, Anton Bengtson, Jason Boots, Jeff Dunlap, and John Wilson, friends of the groom. Junior Groomsman was Mason Sherman, nephew of the bride. Ring bearers were Grant Britton and John Munch, nephews of the groom. The ceremony was followed by a reception at the Cider Gallery. The couple honeymooned in Maui and Kauai and now resides in Kansas City. The bride is a litigation associate at Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP, and the groom is finishing his Ph.D./J.D. at Northwestern.

Anniversary

Gollhofer

Lloyd and Leila (Rahmoeller) Gollhofer, members of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS had their marriage blessed in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary January 3 at the 4 o’clock Mass by Msgr Krische. The couple was married by Fr. Thomas Donnelly at St Agnes Catholic Church on the Sarcoxie Prairie in Missouri on January 23, 1965. They have one daughter, Mary Jo, married to Allen Reed and three grandchildren, Zoe, Hannah Jo, and Davis. Lloyd and Leila will celebrate their anniversary with family and friends on the 31st of January in Lawrence.

Engagement

Wheatley and Clayton

Edward and Linda Wheatley and Andrew and Rebecca Clayton are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Kathleen Wheatley and Jesse Clayton. Kati is a 2009 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering. She is an engineer for Halliburton in Williamsport, PA. Jesse is a 2010 graduate of Free State High School and will graduate with a degree in Anatomy and Physiology from Lycoming College in Pennsylvania in the spring of 2015. A May 2015 wedding in Lawrence, KS is planned.

Wedding

Jones and Volz

Nicole Jones and Brandon Volz, both of Lawrence, were married on October 4, 2014, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence, with Fr. Jerry Volz and Fr. Jeff Ernst officiating. A reception was held following the wedding ceremony at The Oread. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Nancy Jones, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Randy Volz and Susan Volz, Topeka. Grandparents of the bride are Robert and Madeleine Schehrer, Lawrence. Maid of Honor was Abby Jones. Matron of Honor was Ellie Heath. Best Men were Jonny Volz and Ryan Elder. Bridesmaids were Aubrey Volz and Julie Heschmeyer. Groomsmen were Colin Volz and Cody Jones. Flower girl was Reagan Heath. Ring bearer was Cooper Stoetzner. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 2008 from the University of Kansas. She is employed by Northwestern Mutual as a Financial Representative. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Hayden High School. He graduated in 2010 from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. He is employed by Advisors Excel as a Radio Producer. The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Kurtz and Fluevog

Duane and Stacy Kurtz of Eudora, KS are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Kurtz to Edwin Fluevog, son of Jean and Sharon Fluevog of Lansing, KS. Taylor is a 2011 graduate of Eudora High School and attended Johnson County Culinary Program. She is a Sous Chef at Gordon Biersch Brewing Company in Leawood, KS. Edwin is a 2008 graduate of Lansing High School and a 2014 graduate of Johnson County Culinary Program. He is currently employed as a Sous Chef at Room 39 in Mission, KS. Taylor and Edwin have a June 2015 wedding planned at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City, KS.

Engagement

Little and Stewart

Jerry and Brenda Little of Lawrence, Kansas announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Annette Little to Mark Joseph Stewart, son of Robert and Suzan Stewart of Sioux City, IA. The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. She is employed as a case manager with Easter Seals of Iowa. The groom graduated from North High School in 2003, and earned a B.B.A in Finance from the University of Iowa. He is employed as a 401(k) Analyst at MidAmerican Energy Company. The couple resides in Des Moines, Iowa and are planning a June 27, 2015 wedding in Topeka, Kansas.

Engagement

Gauthier and Becker

Gail Gauthier of Lawrence, KS is pleased to announce the engagement of her daughter Lindsay Nicole Gauthier to Michael Paul Becker, son of Lawrence and Cindy Becker of Derby, KS. Lindsay is the daughter of the late Robert Gauthier. The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated in 2013 with a BA in Applied Behavior Science from the University of Kansas. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in Early Childhood Unified at the University of Kansas and is employed by Googols of Learning in Lawrence. The future groom is a 2008 graduate of Derby High school. He graduated in 2013 from Kansas State University with a BS in Architectural Engineering. He is currently employed by Professional Engineering Consultants in Lawrence, KS. A June 27th wedding is planned in Derby, KS.

Engagement

Starks and Myers

Craig and Joan Starks of Lawrence, KS are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Starks to Brett Myers, son of Craig and Ann Myers of Garden City, KS. The future bride is an Account Executive with a staffing firm in Kansas City. The future groom is a Golf Professional in Kansas City. An October 2015 wedding is planned.

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