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Couples announcements for May 2016




Richard and Harriet Shaffer celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 26, 2016, with family and friends at the Smith Center at Brandon Woods. Dick and Harriet were married on February 26, 1966, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Lawrence, KS, after meeting in an economics class at KU. They have been part of the Lawrence community since 1972. Dick retired as a research chemist from Interx/Merck and Harriet retired as a counselor from Lawrence Public Schools. Their family includes Susie (Mark) Fagan, Erin & Max, Lawrence, KS; Steve (Katie) Shaffer, Ryann & Matthew, Plano, TX; and Carol (Brian) Birnbaum, Andrew & Meghan, Leawood, KS.


Chance and Irland

Larry Chance and Nancy Emerson are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Chance, to Brittney Irland, of Temecula, CA. Daniel and Brittney both graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University in Salina, KS in May, 2015. Daniel graduated with an MBA and Brittney graduated with a BSN from the School of Nursing. The couple will be married May 29, 2016 in Temecula, CA and will continue to live and work in the Orange County area of California.


Ross and Lavallo

John & Cathy Ross are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Weller Ross to Gabrielle Lavallo of Evansville, IN. Weller graduated FSHS in 2006. He earned a Masters in Sport Analytics and is employed by the Buffalo Bills. Gabrielle earned a Masters in Forensic Anthropology and teaches Forensic and Biological Anthropology at Niagara College in New York. The couple will be married June 18, 2016 in Evansville, IN.



Gary & Becky Connelly's 40th Anniversary: Sunday, May 22nd, 1:30 ­- 3:30 PM at First Southern Baptist Church, 4300 W 6th St., Lawrence, KS. No gifts please.


Ricks and Dunlap

R. Wayne and Doris Ricks of Lawrence, KS announce the engagement of their daughter Kizzie Ricks of Lawrence, KS to Deondre Dunlap of Milwaukee, WI, the son of Rosalyn Dunlap of Orlando, Fl. The bride¬to¬be is a graduate of Tennessee State University (BS in biology), University of Saint Mary’s (BSN) and currently completing her Masters in Midwifery with the George Washington University/ Shenandoah University collaborative. She is employed as a Pediatric ICU nurse at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle, WA. The prospective groom is a graduate of Florida State University with a BS in Sports Medicine. He is employed as Customer Service Representative for JetBlue Airways. They currently reside in Seattle, Washington and their wedding is September 24, 2016. The ceremony will be held on the beautiful island of Aruba.



Larry & Carol Scott will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary with an open house from 2¬4pm on June 12, 2016 at the Eudora Rec Center. Larry & Carol were married May 24th 1966 in Pittsburgh, KS.

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