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.