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Couples announcements for June 2017



Herod and Aiken

Johnny and Cyndy Herod of Lee's Summit, MO, formerly of Lawrence, KS, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Rachelle (Rae) Pualilia Herod to David Michael Aiken, son of Ronald Aiken, Lawrence, and Sheila Aiken, Colorado. Rae is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School, receiving her associ­ate's degree in Hospit­ality Management from Johnson County Com­munity College, and completing her bachel­ or's degree in Hotel & Restaurant Administra­tion at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. David is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence Free High School. The couple lives in Kansas City, MO and works for the BeerKC Restaurant Group. They plan a 2018 wedding in Kansas City.



Gary and Linda Stanwix, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 9, 2017. Gary Stanwix and Linda Beers were married on June 9, 1967 in Lawrence, KS. Gary is retired from Black Hills Energy and Linda is retired from Lawrence Public Schools. The couple have one son, Kyle Stanwix, Lawrence and one daughter, Jennifer Hamon, Lawrence. They also have 4 granddaughters and one great grandson.


Garrison and Bode

Henry Bode Jr. of Towanda, KS and Robin Ridgeway of Blue Springs, MO announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha May Bode, to David Dean Garrison Jr., son of David Dean Sr. and Kelly Garrison of Vinland, KS. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Blue Springs High School in Blue Springs, MO. She graduated from Kansas State University in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and is attending a master’s program in marketing at Southern New Hampshire University. She is currently employed as a Channel Sales Specialist at Merck Animal Health in De Soto, KS. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Baldwin High School in Baldwin City, KS. He graduated from Johnson County Community College in 2012 with an associate’s degree in Construction Science and Management. He is currently employed as a Foreman for Sunflower Paving Inc. in Lawrence, KS. The couple is planning a September 23, 2017 wedding at the Vinland United Methodist Church, Vinland, KS, followed by a reception at the Vinland Fair Grounds.



Paul and Lauren Buskirk will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, June 20th. They were married in 1992 in Pacific Grove, California. Mrs. Buskirk is the daughter of Rei Yoshinobu of Seaside, California and the late Cynthia Saxon of Pacific Grove, California. She is employed as the counselor at Saint John Catholic School. Mr. Buskirk is the son of Jeanne Buskirk of Lawrence, Kansas and the late Ronald Buskirk. He is the Associate Athletics Director with Student Athlete Support Services at the University of Kansas. They have two daughters of the home: Sierra Rae Buskirk and Maria Hope Buskirk.



John and De Vonna Oehlert were married on June 17, 1972 in Boone, Iowa. They are blessed with 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

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