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Couples announcements for October 2017

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Anniversary

Kleinschmidt

Mel and Connie Kleinschmidt, Lawrence, will celebrate 50 years on October 15, 2017. They will honor this occasion at a later time with family and friends. They are active in American Legion Post 41, serving as Commander and President of Auxiliary. Their family: Todd and Shelia Kleinschmidt, Kansas City, KS; Bruce and Kandi Bagwell, San Diego, CA; Scott and Patty Kleinschmidt, Norton, KS. They have 5 grandchildren.

Anniversary

Purvis

The children of Frank and Rachel Purvis will host a reception for family and friends on Sunday, October 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont Street. Location is handicapped accessible. Other family events have been planned in celebration of this special occasion.

Wedding

Look and Sarmiento

Kurt Look and Melissa Moore are thrilled to announce the marriage of their daughter Amanda Look to Michael Sarmiento on July 22, 2017. They were married in Chicago at Saint Clement Parish. Father Paul Seaman officiated. Attendants were Sarah D’Ambrosio, nee Look, and Erik Allen. Amanda’s three other bridesmaids were Lawrence natives, Melinda Nichols, Bani Singh, and Andrea Koch. Michael is the son of Dorothy Sarmiento and Miguel Sarmiento, both of Belleville, Illinois. Amanda and Michael are now residing in Doha, Qatar in the Middle East. Michael works as a School Counselor at an international high school and Amanda manages the Office of Special Events at Georgetown University-Qatar.

Wedding

Look and Sarmiento

Kurt Look and Melissa Moore are thrilled to announce the marriage of their daughter Amanda Look to Michael Sarmiento on July 22, 2017. They were married in Chicago at Saint Clement Parish. Father Paul Seaman officiated. Attendants were Sarah D’Ambrosio, nee Look, and Erik Allen. Amanda’s three other bridesmaids were Lawrence natives, Melinda Nichols, Bani Singh, and Andrea Koch. Michael is the son of Dorothy Sarmiento and Miguel Sarmiento, both of Belleville, Illinois. Amanda and Michael are now residing in Doha, Qatar in the Middle East. Michael works as a School Counselor at an international high school and Amanda manages the Office of Special Events at Georgetown University-Qatar.

Engagement

Gabler and Jongerius

Paul and Peggy Gabler of Lawrence are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Elise Gabler to Benjamin Ryan Jongerius, son of Bruce Jongerius and Kelly Welch of Overland Park. Rachael is a 2007 graduate of Veritas Christian High School. She received a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Baker University in 2012 and currently works at Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Kansas City. Benjamin is a 2007 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School. He received an Associates in Nursing from Hutchinson Community College in 2013 and works at Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Kansas City. The couple plan a January, 2018 wedding in Costa Rica.

Engagement

Johnson and Templeton

Robert and Fran Johnson of Lawrence are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Johnson to Bill Templeton, son of Lynda and Ken Templeton of Lake Ozark, MO. Jennifer is the granddaughter of the late Frank and Vivian Johnson and the late Bud and Josephine Petrila. Bill is the grandson of the late Pat and Mildred Patterson and the late Kenneth and Lucille Templeton. Jennifer is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Washburn University with a bachelor degree in Criminal Justice. She is employed with Farmers Insurance. Bill is a graduate of DeSoto High School and Kansas City Kansas Community College. He is a firefighter at Fire District #1 of Johnson County Kansas. A May 2018 wedding is planned.

Wedding

Carey and Fuller

Helen Carey and Nathan Fuller were married on September 16, 2017, in Central Park's South Conservatory Garden, New York, NY. The bride is the daughter of John and Mary Carey of Freehold, NJ. The bride's mother grew up in Lawrence, Kan.; her father, Robert D. Tomasek, is a Professor Emeritus of Latin American Studies at Kansas University and still resides in Lawrence. Her mother, Ruth Tomasek, died May 6, 2016, at Presbyterian Manor in Lawrence, Kan. Ruth was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and its choir and was a dedicated volunteer driver for Meals on Wheels for 25 years. The bride spent many summers in Lawrence and now visits yearly with her husband. The groom is the son of Russell Fuller of Cookstown, NJ, and Emily Logue and Peter Hoyle (stepfather), of Hamilton, NJ. The bridal party included friends Tamar Poulsen, Colleen Cassidy, Michael Zolnowski, and Christina Alaimo. The groom's party included friends Ron Seidel and John Wintermute, and Nathan's sisters, Holly Fuller and Sierra Fuller. A friend of the couple's, Meir Galimidi, officiated the ceremony and performed a poetry reading, as did the father of the groom and Jenna Frazzini, a friend of the couple's. Helen and Nathan met at The College of New Jersey in 2008 and currently reside in Morningside Heights, Manhattan. Helen works as a copy editor and blogger, and Nathan works in political activism and campaigning. They recently returned from a honeymoon in the Greek Cyclades islands.

Anniversary

Purvis

The children of Frank & Rachel Purvis will host a 65th Wedding Anniversary reception for family and friends on Sunday, October 29, from 2:00 to 4:00 in the afternoon at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont Street in Lawrence, Ks. Location is handicapped accessible. Other family events have been planned in celebration of this special occasion.

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