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Couples announcements for June 2015




Richard & Helen (Sedgwick) Oelschlaeger were married on June 10, 1955. A celebration will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds 4-H building in Tonganoxie, KS. Friends and family may come to visit from 2-5 pm. Cake and punch will be served. Hosted by the couples 5 children, 11 grandchildren, & 12 great-grandchildren.


Larkin and Cottrell

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Tucker of Topeka happily announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Lesley Cottrell, to Keith Allen Larkin, son of Raymond and Gloria Larkin of Hoisington, KS. Erin graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor's Degree in English/Women's Studies and is employed at the University of Kansas. Keith holds Master's Degrees in Education and Special Education and teaches at Olathe East High School. The couple will be married on October 10, 2015, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church in Topeka.


Schroer and Mishkin

Grace Ellen Schroer, daughter of James Schultze and Grace A. Schroer of Vinland, Kansas, was married on February 12 to Max Mishkin, son of Jeremy and Barbara Mishkin of Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Judge William H. Yohn Jr. officiated the ceremony in his chambers in Philadelphia. The couple met their freshman year in college as members of the Harvard University Band—she a clarinet player, he a tubaist. The bride, 27, received a master’s degree in public health from Emory. The groom, 28, received a law degree from Yale. Grace is a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. Max is a law clerk to Judge Yohn. The couple will reside in Bethesda, Maryland.


Burch and Lisher

Mr and Mrs. John Burch of Lawrence announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa, to Michael Lisher, son of Bob and Diana Lisher. Melissa, a 2013 graduate of St. Olaf College, is employed as an alumni relations consultant at Pennington & Co., in Lawrence. Michael, a 2014 graduate of Baker University, is employed as a financial analyst at Payless Shoesource in Topeka. The couple is planning a November 28th wedding in Lawrence.


Greenstein and Woodard

Kaylee Cassandra Greenstein and Jacob Robert Woodard were married on March 21, 2015 at Mildale Farm in Edgerton, Kansas. Kaylee is the daughter of Terry and Barbara Greenstein of Cheney, KS. Jake is the son of Robert and Marlene Woodard of Lawrence, KS. Kaylee is a 2008 graduate of Andale High School. She received her Bachelor's degree from Kansas State University in 2012, and she earned her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University in 2014. Jake is a 2008 graduate of Free State High School. He graduated from Kansas State University in 2012 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Finance. Jake is an analyst for a commodities trading firm, and Kaylee is a pediatric occupational therapist. After a honeymoon in Costa Rica, they now reside in Houston, TX.


Abney and Eisenstein

Lauren Abney and Cory Eisenstein were married February 21,2015, at the Sofitel Chicago Water Tower in downtown Chicago with the Rabbi David Levinsky officiating. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Cheryl Abney, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dr. Byron and Lori Eisenstein, Northbrook, IL. The bride's twin sisters, Brooke and Livi Abney were the Co-Maids of honor. Best man was the groom's brother, Lee Eisenstein. Bridesmaids were Ashley Brantman, Nicki Eisenstein, Colleen Krout, Elizabeth Winter Lewis, Angie Raksanyi and Emily Ward. Groomsmen were Sammy Carl, Kevin Kaspers, Scott Komblatt, Ryan Leavitt, Sean McMahon, Michael Perlmutter and David Treinish. Flower girl was the groom's niece, Avery Eisenstein. A night of dinner and dancing followed at the Sofitel. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School and a 2008 graduate of University of Kentucky. She is employed by Kargo Mobile in digital advertising. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, IL and a 2007 graduate of University of lndiana. He works in real estate at Peak Properties. The couple reside in Chicago.


Lewis and Barlow

Kathryn Lewis and Angela Barlow of Lawrence are so proud to announce their engagement. They will be married on the Summer Solstice of 2016 (June 20), surrounded by loving family and friends.


Tucker and Tilley

Jim & Barbara Tucker of Baldwin City, KS are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber, to Daniel Tilley, son of Virginia Tilley of Tucson, AZ. Amber is a graduate of Baldwin High School and a graduate of Haskell Indian Nations University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Science, Ecology Emphasis. She is employed as a Life Scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, Lenexa, KS. Daniel graduated from Lassen High School in Susanville, CA and served in the U.S. Army. He is employed at the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, Leavenworth, KS. They plan a September 26, 2015, wedding in Linwood, KS.


Weatherwax and Brack

Scott and Vickie Weatherwax of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie, to Codi Brack, son of Rose Brack of Moss Point, MS. Cassie is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School in Lawrence and earned her Bachelor's degree in Mathematics from the University of Kansas in 2008. She is employed at Nitto Denko Automotive in Kansas City, MO. Codi is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed at Emery Sapp & Sons in Kansas City, MO. A September 2015 wedding in Lawrence is planned.


Bettis and Cooper

Michael and Pamela Perry of Great Bend and Toby Bettis of Wilsonville, Oregon are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Bettis, Great Bend, to Cameron Cooper, Garnett. Rachel graduated from Great Bend High School in 2008, and earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University in 2012. She is also a May 2015 graduate from Fort Hays University with a Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She has recently accepted a job with the Early Childhood Special Education program in Paola, KS. The future groom is the son of Scott and Terri Cooper, Garnett. He is also the grandson of Rosalie Burkhead and the late Dean Burkhead of Lawrence. Cameron is a 2006 graduate of Anderson County High School, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business from Kansas State University in 2010. He is employed as an Assistant Vice President at Patriots Bank. The couple will be married on December 12, 2015 at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Church in Kansas City.



Jim and Ann (Cervera) were married on June 26th, 1965 at the First Presbyterian Church in Chicago Heights, Illinois. They have four sons and eight grandchildren (so far). Mike married Jenny Sindelar and we were blessed with a grandson, young Michael, and the twins Mia and Chloe. They presently live in Omaha, Nebraska. Mark married Jill Hilton and they gave us two Kansas babies, Sophie and Dominic. They reside in Lawrence. Matt married Dana Lutz and they welcomed two more grandchildren, Elle and Gina. They live in California. Mitch married Jennifer Simpson and all were delighted with the birth of our grandson John. An anniversary celebration is planned for later this Summer.

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