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Couples announcements December 31, 2016



Oberzan and Byrne

Lauren Oberzan and Devin Byrne, both of Lawrence, were mar­ried on October 15, 2016 at St. John the Evangel­ ist Catholic Church in Lawrence, Kansas, with Father Barnabas Eichor officiating. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds celebrated with family and friends at their reception at the Arterra Event Gallery. Lauren is the daughter of John Oberzan and Karen Oberzan, both of Lawrence, Kansas. Devin is the son of Jay and Peggy Byrne of Leavenworth, Kansas. Grandparents in attendance were Jim and Marion Byrne of Naples, Flordia. Maid of Honor was Kaylee Oberzan, sister of the bride. Best Man was James Byrne, brother of the groom. Bridesmaids were Lauren Chaney, Morgan Norwood, Banaka Ok­wuone, and Michelle Smith. Groomsmen were Brock Bulmer, Lu­ cas Krug, Tyler Pence, and Jason Snell. Flower Girl was Ruby Oberzan, niece of the bride, and Ring Bearer was Yate Oberzan, nephew of the bride. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School, and received her Bach­elor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas in 2010. She graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State Uni­versity College of Law in 2014, and is em­ ployed as an Associate with Barber Emerson law firm in Lawrence, Kansas. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Im­maculata High School, and received a Bachel­ or’s degree in Finance and Accounting from the University of Kan­sas in 2011. He is em­ ployed as an Analyst at the Sprint headquarters in Overland Park, Kan­sas. The couple reside in Lawrence, Kansas



Donna and Charles Decedue were mar­ried in New Orleans on December 27, 1966. The couple met while attending the University of New Orleans. They went on to Louisiana State University where Charles earned a PhD in Microbiology and Donna completed a Master's in Library Science. After a short stint with Duke Uni­versity, the couple moved to Lawrence with their children, Laura and Chris, in August of 1976. Charles worked for the University of Kansas, first as a laboratory adminis­trator at Malott Hall, then the Executive Director of the Higu­ chi Biosciences Center. After retiring from KU, Charles was Senior Research Fellow at Crititech until his full retire­ment in June of 2014. He now enjoys vo­lunteering for Audio Reader and occasion­ ally taking a turn on­ stage or behind the scenes at Theatre Lawrence. Donna was the Lib­ rary­Media Specialist at Hillcrest Element­ary. In retirement, she has volunteered for K­State's Master Gardener Program and is currently act­ive with LINC Kit­chen and Audio Reader. The couple will be celebrating with a trip to St. John's American Virgin Is­ lands.

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