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Couples announcements for May 2015

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Anniversary

Lathrom

Everett & Martha Lathrom will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 8th. A celebration with family will be held on Saturday, May 16th in Eudora. Hosts will be their children, Aaron & Jeanene Lathrom, Brent & Shelby Lathrom, of Eudora, and Kyle & April Lathrom, Berryton, and their families. Please send regards in honor of their anniversary to 804 N. 1710 Rd., Lawrence, KS 66044

Anniversary

Schmitt and Brooks

Dennis & Carla (Brooks) Schmitt will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. They were married May 21, 1965 in Lawrence, where they have spent most of their married life. They have one son, Doug, and his wife Lisa of Leonardville, KS, and one granddaughter, Whitney Van Dyke (dec.). They have no special plans but to enjoy the day.

Engagement

Wells and Hovey

Elizabeth Wells and Michael Hovey of Lecompton are pleased to announce their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Garry Wells and Beverly Thrower of Lecompton. The groom-to-be is the son of John and Jackie Hovey of Topeka. The couple will wed in May 2015 at Spirit Lake in rural Jefferson County.

Engagement

Smith and Terry

Laura Smith and Dustin Terry would like to announce their engagement. Laura and Dustin are both from Lawrence, KS. Laura is the daughter of Diana and John Smith of Lawrence, KS, and Dustin Terry is the son of Denise Pickens of Lawrence, KS and Darren Terry of Tonganoxie, KS. They are having their wedding in August 2015.

Engagement

Smith and Terry

Engagement

Fameni and Lartigue

Cynthia & Willone Eubanks, Lawrence, KS and Carlton & Donna Lartigue, Michigan, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Sydney Re’ Lartigue to Wilfried Fameni, son of Elisabeth and the late Alphonse Fameni, Cameroon Africa, and Charles & Joanne Goodman, Richmond, VA. Sydney graduated from Lawrence High in 2004, and earned a Bachelors of Science in Marketing from Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA. She currently works for Hill’s Pet Nutrition in sales. Wilfried graduated from Amelia Academy in Amelia, VA. He received a B.S. in Accounting and a Masters in Accounting from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He is currently employed by MeadWestVaco, an international packaging company Richmond, VA. The couple has planned a July 31st wedding in Richmond, VA and a Lawrence, KS reception will be September 4th.

Anniversary

Sapp

Jon and Shirley (Zinn) Sapp will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a luncheon with family and friends and a Caribbean cruise. The couple wed May 15, 1965 in Reading, KS. Their children are Deborah Randall and husband, Evan; Traci Ditch; Kristin Wallau, and husband Christopher. Grandchildren are Alex and Courtney Randall, Joslyn and Dustyn Lonnis, Dylan Ditch, Taylor and Ashley Wallau. Jon retired from Westar Energy in 2002. They have lived in Colorado Springs, CO since 2002.

Anniversary

Ottinger

Two Flames still Aglow after 60 years, Carroll and Doris Ottinger will celebrate the anniversary of all their years together in Lawrence, on Sunday, May 10, 2015, 3pm at Brookwood Mobile Home Clubhouse, 1908 E. 19th St. Lawrence, KS Your Presence is our Gift!

Wedding

Noller and Wallace

Alexandra Leigh Noller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Noller of Whitefish, Montana, Christian Michael Wallace, son of Jon Wallace of Bountiful, Utah, and Danielle Clements of Lawrence, Kansas were married on April 25, 2015. The ceremony was held at First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence, Kansas with Reverend Michael Kuner officiating at the ceremony. Given in marriage by her father, the bride was attended by Calli Noller as maid of honor. The best man was London Kean, brother of the groom. The bride is currently a junior at the University of Kansas studying nursing and will earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing in May of 2016. Mr. Wallace is currently a junior at the University of Kansas studying elementary education and will earn a Bachelor of Science in Education in May of 2017 and is employed by Laird Noller Hyundai in Lawrence, Kansas. After final exams the couple will enjoy an island vacation in Saint Lucia. Following their honeymoon the couple will reside in Roeland Park, Kansas along with their two dogs Ahlia and Finnigan.

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Wilson and Hanson

Brent Wilson of Lawrence and Kelsey Hanson of Boise Idaho were married April 18th in the Boise Idaho Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Brent is the son of Dean and Shannon Wilson of Lawrence. Kelsey is the daughter of Joe and Brenda Hanson of Boise Idaho. The couple celebrated with a reception in Boise and an open house on April 24th at the Wilson home in Lawrence. The couple met in college and will return to Idaho to continue their education.

Wedding

Bireta and Stevenson

Anne Marie Bireta and Darrell Stevenson were married on July 12, 2014, at Theis Park, across from the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, with Pastor Geoff Lundy officiating. Parents of the bride are Rich and Jane Bireta of Lawrence. Parents of the groom are Fred and Esther Stevenson of Rolla, Missouri. Matron of Honor was Devon Shipman, sister of the bride; bridesmaids were Margaret Bireta, sister of the bride and Kelly Krueger, friend of the bride. Best Man was Jeremy Moore, friend of the groom; groomsmen were Frank Blum and Brandon Moore, friends of the groom. The ceremony was followed by dinner and dancing at The Terrace on Grand. A second ceremony and reception were held in Malaysia hosted by the groom's family. The couple honeymooned in Malaysia, Bali, and Paris. Anne Marie teaches second grade and Darrell is an internal auditor. They will move to Denver in June.

Engagement

Breithaupt and Newell

Don and Janet Breithaupt of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy, to Daniel Newell, son of Steve and Tanya Newell of Oskaloosa, KS. Amy graduated from Lawrence High in 2007, and earned her Bachelors Degree from Fort Hays State University in 2013. She is currently working as a Mortgage Loan Officer at Truity Credit Union in Lawrence. Daniel is a 2007 graduate of Oskaloosa, and is currently working for Rural Water District #7 in Oskaloosa. The couple is planning a June wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Evans and Titus

John and Janet Evans of Lawrence, KS are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara, to Kenneth Titus, son of David Titus and the late Anita Titus of Great Bend, KS. Kara is a graduate of Free State High School in Lawrence and a graduate of Oral Roberts University. She is employed as a District Representative for Senator Jerry Moran in Manhattan, KS. Kenneth graduated from Great Bend High School and received B.S. and M.A. degrees from Kansas State University prior graduating from the University of Kansas School of Law. He is employed as a Staff Attorney for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Topeka, KS. The couple are planning an October wedding in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Hill

Jack and Judy Hill, Lawrence, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 7th with an open house at Lawrence Union Pacific Depot from 2-4. Jack Hill and Judy Ice were married June 11, 1945, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence. Their children are Mike (Lolita) Hill, Pat Shultz, Marti (Mike) Frost, and Tim (Patty) Hill. They have 12 grandchildren, and 20 great- grandchildren. The couple requests no gifts.

Wedding

Gloshen and Ditty

Emily Irene Gloshen and Matthew Monroe Ditty wed on July 11, 2014 at Historic Holy Family Catholic Church in Eudora, Kansas. The bride, daughter of Dennis and Vicki Gloshen of Eudora and the groom, son of Cary and Leigh Ann Ditty and the late Teresa (Theno) Ditty. The Maid of Honor was Natalie Gloshen, sister of the bride and the Best Man was Zach Ditty, brother of the groom. The ring bearer/junior best man was Jason Ditty, the couples son. The reception was held at Maceli's in Lawrence, Kansas. The couple resides in Tonganoxie, Kansas.

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