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Couples announcements for July 2016



Russell and Boydston

Mike & Judie (Mott) Russell of Mesa, Ari­zona and Ben & Kay (Richards) Boydston of Lawrence, celebrated their 55th wedding an­niversaries together in June. They were both married at Plymouth Congregational Church in 1961 in Lawrence.



Brenda and Jerry Little, of Lawrence, KS, will celebrate 35 years together on July 2, 2016. They were married in Topeka, KS at the Rein­isch Rose Garden in Gage Park on July 2, 1981. They are proud parents of Megan Stew­ art, Des Moines, IA and Melissa Kuennen, Grimes, IA.


Johnson and Myrick

Stefani Leigh John­ son and Brett Hunter Myrick, both of Wash­ington, D.C., were mar­ried April 23, 2016 at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Al. The couple met at Harvard where they re­ceived law degrees. The bride is a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in Wash­ington, D.C., she gradu­ated magna cum laude from N.Y.U. She is the daughter of Dr. Maria L. Johnson and Burney P. Johnson of Homewood, Al. The groom is an at­torney for the Depart­ment of the Interior in Washington, D.C., he graduated summa cum laude from Drake Uni­ versity. He is the son of Annette M. Galluzzi of Baldwin City, KS and Jeff Myrick of Hutchin­ son, KS.


Lounsbury and Halpin

Parents Mr. Patrick Halpin and Mrs. Erin Callahan-Halpin, Lawrence, KS, along with Mr. James Lounsbury, Williamston, MI, and Mrs. Rene Rafalowski, Spring, TX, are pleased to an­nounce the engagement of their children Brendan Halpin and Cassandra Lounsbury. Brendan grew up in Lawrence KS, is a 2006 Lawrence High Lion graduate, and a 2011 KSU Wildcat Construc­tion Science and Man­agement graduate. He is a Project Manager with PCI, in OP, KS. Cassandra grew up in Williamston, MI, is a 2006 Williamston High Hornet graduate, and is currently studying Hu­man Services at Washburn University. She is the District and Re­gional Manager with Simplicity Laser, in OP, KS. Brendan and Cas­sandra will be joined in Holy Matrimony at Corpus Christi Catholic Church on Aug. 13, 2016.


Cullor and Bracciano

Joe and Lisa Brac­ciano of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Spencer Cullor, son of Gary and Sally Cullor of Fort Scott, KS. The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy at the University of Kansas. She is currently work­ing as an Information Services Educator at Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City, MO. The future groom is a graduate of Fort Scott High School and earned a Bachelor's de­gree in Business at the University of Kansas. He owns and operates a real estate investment company in Lenexa, KS. The couple are planning a fall 2016 wedding in Lawrence.



Melvin and Norma Walter will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with family and friends with a re­ception July 24, 2016 from 2 ­ 4 pm at the Big Springs UMC. They were married July 21, 1946 in Topeka, KS.



Frank and Edna Day, Lawrence, will celeb­ rate their 60th wedding anniversary on August 4th, 2016. Frank S. Day, Cov­ ington, Ga., and Edna M. Lorentzen, Carthage, Mo., were married on Aug. 4th, 1956, in Napa, Calif. They had two daugh­ ters, Diana Meyers, Lawrence, deceased, and Amanda Krauss, Lansing, and four granddaughters. Edna was a R.N. working for Howard F. Joseph, M.D. Frank has volunteered for Audio­ Reader for over 30 years.


Strole and McLennon

Don and Linda Strole proudly an­nounce the engagement of their son, Nick Strole, to Leigh McLen­non, daughter of Dave and Donna McLennon, Sydney, Australia. Nick is a 2006 graduate of Bishop Seabury Academy in Lawrence. He is cur­rently a PhD Candidate and Teaching Assistant in French at the Uni­versity of Illinois at Urbana­-Champaign. Leigh is a PhD Candid­ate in English at the University of Mel­bourne (Australia). She is presently employed as an Editorial Project Manager at a publish­ing company in Urbana, IL. Nick and Leigh look forward to the chal­lenge of planning an in­ternational wedding.



Joe and Lucy Ramirez will celebrate their 60th wed­ ding anniversary with family and friends on August 6, 2016 in Lawrence. They were married on August 4, 1956 in Osage City, KS.


Oberzan and Byrne

Lauren Oberzan and Devin Byrne of Lawrence, Kansas, have announced their en­gagement. The future bride is the daughter of John Oberzan and Karen Oberzan, both of Lawrence, Kansas, and the future groom is the son of Jay and Peggy Byrne of Leavenworth, Kansas. Lauren is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Kansas. She graduated magna cum laude from Michigan State Uni­versity College of Law, and is employed as an Associate with Barber Emerson law firm in Lawrence, Kansas. Devin is a 2006 gradu­ate of Immaculata High School, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Account­ing from the University of Kansas. He is em­ployed as an Analyst at the Sprint headquarters in Overland Park, Kan­sas. An October 2016 wedding is planned in Lawrence.

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