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.
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.
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.