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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Ross

Season Wiggins and Jesson Ross

Season Wiggins and Jesson Ross, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.

The future bride is the daughter of Tammy Montayne, Lawrence. She is attending Washburn University's School of Nursing. She plans to graduate in December 2006.

The future groom is the son of John and Janet Ross, Lawrence. He owns Cut-N-Edge Inc. Lawn & Landscape Services.

The couple plan a July 15 wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and a July 30 Lawrence reception.

Engagement

Murphy

Angela Anderson and Jerry Murphy

Jonathon Shelton, Samual Shelton and Megan Murphy announce the engagement of their parents, Angela Anderson, Lawrence, and Jerry Murphy, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is employed by Trinity Respite Care. The future groom works for Star Signs & Graphics Inc.

The couple plan a June 4 wedding at the Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.

Engagement

Johnson

Annette Musick and Philip Johnson

John and Gloria Musick, Wellsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Annette Musick, Olathe, to Philip Johnson, Overland Park, son of Philip and JoAnn Johnson, Princeton, Mo.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Evelyn Musick, Lawrence. She is a 1993 graduate of Wellsville High School. She received degrees in biology and psychology from Pittsburg State University in 1997. She is a quality assurance auditor at XenoTech Laboratories in Lenexa.

The future groom is a 1988 graduate of Princeton High School. He graduated in 1992 from Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in accounting. He is a cost controller at Danisco in Gardner.

The couple plan a June 18 wedding at Tauy Baptist Church near Wellsville.

Wedding

Perkins

Jessica and Michael Perkins

Jessica Clark and Michael Perkins, both of Lawrence, were married Dec. 4, 2004, at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Jim Clark, Topeka, and Mark and Nancy Reddy, Topeka. The groom is the son of Perry and Joyce Perkins, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Kate Clark. Best man was Lance Andrews. Bridesmaids were Danielle Clay, Anne Hochstein and Sarah Bracken. Junior bridesmaid was Megan Reddy. Groomsmen were Jeff Clay, Jon Savio and Steve Clay. Dylan Martinez was junior groomsman.

Ring bearers were Lochi Sampson and Caelan Rogers. Flower girls were Sadee Sampson and Maggie Davis. Ushers were Ron Elder, Tim Lowry, Shane Maendele and Bill Tofflemire. Candle lighters were Alyson Stypulkowski and Courtney Tucker. Guest book attendants were Sarah Church and Meredith Hart.

A reception was given at the Eldridge Hotel in downtown Lawrence.

The bride is a Topeka High School graduate. She attended Kansas University and graduated from Baker University's School of Nursing. She is a registered nurse at Lawrence Family Practice Center.

The groom is a Washburn Rural High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in public relations at Washburn University. He is a branch manager and loan officer for Columbian Bank.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Simmons

Jennifer and Robert Simmons

Jennifer E. McGinn, Lawrence, and Robert M. Simmons, Tulsa, Okla., were married May 1, 2005, in Tulsa, Okla., with the Rev. Donald Badgley officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Terry and Suzanne McGinn, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Loren and Elizabeth Simmons, Tulsa, Okla.

Matron of honor was Chrissy Hoffman. Best man was Lamar Calloway. Maid of honor was Marie Tigchelaar. Bridesmaids were Julie McGinn and Alisha Harris. Groomsmen were Ted Badgley, Andrew Davison and Lee Platt.
Candle lighter was Rachel Simmons. Pianist was Rebekah Northrip. Vocalist was Brooks Robinson. Flower girls were Lauren Calloway and Zahnee Badgley.

A reception was given at Citi Plex Towers Atrium.

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She attended Hastings College, Hastings, Neb., and then graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Okla. She is employed through Key Personal and is working for Shelter Insurance.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of American Liberty Academy. He received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 2003 and a master's degree in business administration in April from Oral Roberts University. His business provides contract labor to companies in Tulsa and the surrounding areas.

The couple reside in Tulsa, Okla.

Anniversary

Engel

Don and Shirley Engel

Don and Shirley Engel, Pomona, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today.

Shirley McCune and Donald Engel were married May 21, 1955, in Superior, Neb. They lived in Harvard, Neb., until 1976 when they moved to the Pomona area.

Don retired from Farmland Industries in 1996 after 37 years of service. Shirley worked at Harvard State Bank, Harvard, Neb., for 12 years and retired from Douglas County Bank in 1993 after 17 years of service.

The couple's children are: Jeanie and Don Engel Jr., Gibbon, Neb.; Jerry and Barb Engel, Pomona; Doug and Mary Engel, Joplin, Mo.; and Dennis and Brenda Engel, Kansas City, Mo. They also have nine grandchildren.

Their children will play host to a family celebration in June.

Engagement

O'Connor

Tamara Mann and Casey O'Connor

Harold and Marilyn Mann, Coffeyville, Ron and Debbie O'Connor, Baldwin, and Becky O'Connor, Ottawa, announce the engagement of their children, Tamara Mann, Oklahoma City, and Casey O'Connor, Oklahoma City.

The future bride is a 1995 graduate of Field Kindley Memorial High School, Coffeyville, and a 2001 graduate of Kansas State University, where she studied mass communications and public relations. She is a government affairs specialist for State Farm Insurance Co.

The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2001 graduate of Kansas State University, where he studied graphic design. He is IT supervisor for Farmers Insurance Group.

The couple plan a July 9 wedding in Caney.

Engagement

Kreutzer

Brittanny Bublitz and Michael Kreutzer

Bruce and Rita Bublitz, San Antonio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittanny Bublitz, Lawrence, to Michael Kreutzer, Hays, son of Allen and Deborah Kreutzer, Hays.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She graduated from Kansas University in 2004 with a degree in journalism. She is an account executive for Star 102 Radio in Kansas City.

The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Thomas Moore Prep High School in Hays. He graduated from KU in 2004 with a chemical engineering degree. He is an independent agent for AFLAC in Kansas City.

The couple plan a Sept. 10 wedding at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe.

Engagement

Hird

Susie Allen and Randy Hird

Susie Allen and Randy Hird, both of St. Louis, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jean Allen, St. Louis. She is a graduate of Cleveland High School, St. Louis. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biological chemistry from Fontbonne University in St. Louis. She is a YMCA fitness instructor and lifeguard.

The future groom is the son of Lou Ann Burke, Wichita, and the late Dr. Wayne Hird. He is a Lawrence High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in business from MidAmerica Nazarene College in Olathe. He is a telecommunications consultant.

The couple plan a spring 2006 wedding in St. Louis.