Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Tummons

Scott Tummons and Kerry Gaines


Larry and Linda Richardson, Camden Point, Mo., and Robert Gaines, Davenport, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerry L. Gaines, Topeka, to Scott W. Tummons, Topeka, son of Donald and Virginia Tummons, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a 1991 graduate of North Platte High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1995 from Northeast Missouri State University. She is employed as the executive director of Douglas County Court Appointed Special Advocates in Lawrence.

The future groom is a 1988 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He is employed at Goodyear Tire Co. in Topeka.

The couple plan an Oct. 8 wedding in Weston, Mo.

Anniversary

Hawkins

Harold and Betty Hawkins

Harold and Betty Hawkins, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday with a family dinner.

Betty Anderson and Harold Hawkins were married July 10, 1945, in Dodge City.

Harold was active in the Air Force. He retired from Boeing in 1980 after 42 years of service. Betty retired from H&R Block in 2002 after 28 years of service. They moved to Lawrence in 2002.

They have a daughter, Susan Seay, Nixa, Mo., four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to 2930 Peterson Road, Apt. S, Lawrence 66049.

Anniversary

Cushing

Ned and Betty Cushing

Ned and Betty Cushing, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception June 25 at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence. Their children were hosts.

Ned Cushing and Betty Pile were married June 27, 1945, in Winfield. They are both Kansas University graduates.

Ned joined the U.S. Navy V-12 program in 1942 and, after being commissioned, was assigned to crash boat duty in Mayport, Fla.

Their children are Ann Conner, Salina, and Bill Cushing, Downs. They have four grandsons.

Engagement

Stultz

Brian Stultz and Melissa Dayton


Daniel and Kay Dayton, Overland Park, and Howard and Regina Stultz, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Ann Dayton, Overland Park, and Brian Cole Stultz, Baldwin.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science degree from Kansas University. She is marketing coordinator for TouchNet Information Systems Inc. in Lenexa.

The future groom is a Baldwin High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from KU. He is a carpenter for Howard Stultz Construction in Baldwin.

The couple plan an Aug. 27 wedding in South Park.

Engagement

Peterson

Greg Peterson and Erinn Barcomb


Erinn R. Barcomb and Greg Peterson, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Nicole Barcomb, Wichita, and the late L.E. Barcomb Jr. She is a 1997 Maize High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2001. She is pagination editor at The Ottawa Herald.

The future groom is the son of Jay and Kathy Peterson, Mission Hills. He is a 1996 graduate of Shawnee Mission High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology in 2001 from KU, and a Master of Science degree in biology in 2004 from Pittsburg State University. He is a microbiologist with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

The couple plan a Nov. 19 wedding at the Lawrence Visitor's Center.

Wedding

Martin

Chelsea and Brian Martin

Chelsea Mitts and Brian Martin were married April 2, 2005, at Danforth Chapel with the Rev. Duland officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tim and Anita Mitts, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Wayne Sr. and Talaine Martin, Lawrence, and Donna Logan, Lawrence.

Maids of honor were Brianne Washee and Teal Mitts. Bridesmaids were Rachel Harvey and Jamie Hemme. Personal attendant was Anna Harvey. Best man was Wayne Martin Jr. Groomsmen were Nathan Hill, Jason Goolsby and Jim Harrod. Ushers were Ben Washee and Troy Anderson. Flower girls were Elizabeth Mitts, Brianne Martin and Khia Sheridan. Ring bearers were Andrew Washee and Kendrick Martin. Candle lighters were Audi Morrison and Alex Mitts. Organist was Wanda Haney. Music was provided by DJ Sincere. Guest book attendants were Jamie Morris and Jessica Morris.

A reception was given at the Eagles Lodge.

The bride is a 2001 graduate of West Plains High School. She attended Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. She is a loan officer at Citifinancial.

The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Kansas University. He works in sales and marketing at Kansas Furniture Factory Outlet.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Williams

Ginger and Adam Williams

Ginger Diane Ray and Adam Wade Williams were married Jan. 6, 2005, at the Fiesta Premier Resort in Costa Rica.

The bride is the daughter of Beverly Phillips, Lawrence, and James Ray, Sugar Land, Texas. The groom is the son of Judy Williams, Holton, and the late Larry Williams.

Maid of honor was Jodie Pogge. Best man was Philip Williams. Thirty friends and relatives joined the couple in Costa Rica to witness the marriage.

A reception was given at the Holton Country Club after the couple's return.

The bride is a 1997 Lawrence High School graduate. She received an associate's degree in hospitality management from Johnson County Community College in 1999 and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting. She is a part-time bookkeeper and wedding coordinator at the Victorian Veranda Country Inn Bed & Breakfast. She also works part-time for Waddell & Reed of Lawrence as a financial advisor's assistant.

The groom is a 1995 Holton High School graduate. He received a bachelor's degree in economics from Kansas University in 2003. He is a loan officer at UMB Bank and property manager at Oread West.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Preston

Floyd and June Preston

Floyd and June Preston, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Friday with family at the Mono Inn on Mono Lake near Lee Vining, Calif.

Floyd Preston and June Daus were married July 8, 1945.

Floyd taught petroleum engineering at Kansas University for 36 years before retiring in 1991. Since then, the Prestons spend about eight months of the year traveling in the U.S. and Canada collecting butterflies for the McGuire Center for Entomology and Biodiversity in Gainesville, Fla., a unit of the University of Florida.

Their children are Bruce and Linda Preston, Fort Collins, Colo.; Harold and Kathy Preston, Carrollton, Texas; Donald Preston and Bobby Chapman, Kenmore, Wash.; and Steven and Sonia Preston, Port Orchard, Wash. They also have two grandsons.

Engagement

Perme

Kara Gray and Joshua Perme

John and Laura Gray, Lansing, and Peter and Vickie Perme, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Kara Gray, Lansing, and Joshua Perme, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lansing High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree and a master's degree in physics from Kansas State University. She is working on a doctorate in physics at the University of Colorado.

The future groom is a Free State High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at K-State. He is working on a Master of Divinity at Denver Seminary.

The couple plan a July 16 wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing.

Engagement

Noll

Michelle Lynn and DJ Noll


Larry and Diana Lynn, De Soto, and Dale and Gayle Noll, Leavenworth, announce the engagement of their children, Michelle Lynn, Lawrence, and DJ Noll, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of De Soto High School and Southwest Missouri State University. She is employed at AG Edwards in Lawrence.

The future groom is a graduate of Leavenworth High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Kansas University and a master's degree from Washburn University. He is employed at Hope Street Academy in Topeka.

The couple plan an Aug. 5 wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Rinnert

Stacey Scott and John Rinnert


Roger and Mary Ann Scott, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Lyn Scott, to John Murray Rinnert, son of Jerry and Mary Ann Rinnert, Longmont, Colo.

The future bride is a Lawrence High School graduate. She received a bachelor's degree in film studies from Kansas University and a master's degree in film editing from The American Film Institute in Los Angeles. She is a senior producer/editor at PlattForm Advertising in Olathe.

The future groom is a graduate of Longmont High School. He attended KU, where he is employed as a media producer in the Instructional Development & Support Department.

The couple plan a Sept. 24 wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Heston

Shannon Wilson and Bradley Heston

Steve and Marcia Wilson, Perry, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Marie Wilson, to Bradley Dean Heston, son of Tom and Jodi Ragan, Oskaloosa, and Ron Heston, Oskaloosa.

The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and a 2005 graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy, Lawrence. She is employed by Static Hair Salon, Lawrence, and Oskaloosa Animal Clinic.

The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Oskaloosa High School and a 2003 graduate of Northeast Kansas Technical College, Atchison. He is employed by Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Topeka.

The couple plan a Sept. 3 wedding in Perry.