Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Whitney and Richter

Jill Richter and Justin Whitney

Ron and Sheryl Richter, Green, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Renee Richter, Lawrence, to Justin Wayne Whitney, Lawrence, son of Wayne and Judy Whitney, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Blue Valley-Randolph High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Kansas University. She is a labor and delivery nurse at KU Hospital.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and accounting from KU. He plans to graduate from Washburn University Law School in 2007. He works part-time as a flight instructor.

The couple plan an Aug. 12, 2006, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Kraus and Elliott

Kristen Elliott and Joshua Kraus

Richard and Jeanette Elliott, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Elizabeth Elliott, to Joshua Kraus, son of Paul and Debra Kraus, Hays.

The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Johnson County Community College and Kansas University, where she majored in interior design.

The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School in Hays and a 2005 graduate of KU, where he majored in history and minored in geography. He is an ensign in the U.S. Navy and attends flight school at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Milton, Fla.

The couple plan an Oct. 7, 2006, wedding at Williamstown Assembly of God Church in Perry.

Engagement

van de Liefvoort and Hallagin

Kelsey Hallagin and Matthias van de Liefvoort

Appie and Els van de Liefvoort, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Matthias Kolijn van de Liefvoort, Lawrence, to Kelsey Lane Hallagin, Burlington, Colo., daughter of Greg and Ginny Hallagin, Burlington, Colo.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Burlington High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and business administration from Kansas University, where she received a master's degree in accounting and information systems in December 2005. She is employed by Grant Thornton, a public accounting firm in Kansas City, Mo. She is the granddaughter of Blanche Hallagin, Goodland, and Marilyn White, El Dorado.

The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biomechanical engineering in December 2005 from KU. He is the grandson of Maria and Jacob Jan Haagsma, Amstelveen, Netherlands, and Christina van de Liefvoort, Arnhem, Netherlands.

The couple haven't set a wedding date.

Engagement

Patterson and Wolford

Amber Wolford and Jason Patterson

Sherry Wolford, Perry, and Gary Wolford, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Dawn Wolford, Pleasanton, to Jason Allen Patterson, Pleasanton, son of Dean and Sherri Patterson, Pleasanton.

The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is pursuing an associate's degree in criminal justice at the University of Phoenix.

The future groom attended Baldwin High School. He works for Ash Grove Aggregates.
The couple plan an Aug. 13, 2006, wedding in Perry.

Anniversary

Wilson

Joan and Dick Wilson

Dick and Joan Wilson, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary from July 16-22 with their children in the Rocky Mountains.

Richard H. "Dick" Wilson and P. Joan Fink were married July 5, 1956, in Quinter.

Their children are Rick and Leslie Wilson, Indianapolis; Steven and Michelle Wilson, Overland Park; and Rolf and Patricia Geyling, Tujunga, Calif. They have 10 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Dick and Joan retired and moved to Lawrence in 1992.

Anniversary

Larson

Bud and Gwen Larson

E. L. "Bud" and Gwen Larson, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at their home.

They were married Aug. 7, 1946, in Abilene. They moved to Lawrence on their 57th anniversary from Wichita, where they had resided for 33 years.

Bud retired in 1985 from Kansas Gas & Electric Co. after 34 years. Gwen retired in 1985 from St. Francis Hospital, where she worked as a physical therapy assistant.

Their son, Warren "Mike" Larson, and his wife, Georgia, of Las Cruces, N.M., visited earlier to celebrate the occasion. Their daughter, Jill Bradney, and her husband, Ed, Lawrence, will celebrate with them on Sunday. They also have five grandchildren.

Anniversary

Hadley

Faye and John Hadley

John and Faye Hadley, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Friday at their home.
Faye Hulce and John Hadley were married Aug. 11, 1946, at the bride's mother's home in Lawrence.

John retired in 1990 from Kansas Public Service. Faye retired in 1992 from Douglas County Senior Center.

Their children are John Jr. and Glenda Hadley, Glenrock, Wyo., and Ed Hadley, Overland Park. They have four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Their children request a card shower for their parents. Cards may be sent to 2067 E. 1500 Road, Lawrence 66044.

Wedding

Konkel

Natalie Schmidt Konkel and Jeff Konkel

Natalie Schmidt and Jeff Konkel were married June 3, 2006, at the Osborne Chapel on Baker University's campus in Baldwin with Torrez Dawson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Marilyn Schmidt, Lawrence, and Jim Schmidt, Hendersonville, Tenn. The groom is the son of Jim and Mary Ellen Konkel, Harper.

Matron of honor was Nicole Berry. Best man was Greg Ingram. Bride's attendants were Nathan Schmidt, Mary Douglas, Raegan Copp and Tonya Mater. Groom's attendants were Thaisa Thomas, Devin Konkel, Mark McCann and Ricardo Ruiz. Flower girl was Lily Berry. Ring bearer was Zach Konkel. Ushers were Daniel Berry and Kris Williams. Guest book attendants were Abby and Thomas Schuh. Bride's helpers were Caitlin, Cassidy, Abby and Madison Konkel.

A reception was given at Pachamama's restaurant in west Lawrence.

The bride is a 1995 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in middle secondary education in 2000 from Kansas University, where she earned a master's degree in school counseling in 2005. She is a guidance counselor at Baldwin High School.

The groom is a 1991 graduate of Chapparal High School. He attended Fort Hays State University and KU. He is a site acquisition consultant at SSC Inc. in Overland Park.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Roesler

Lindsay and Chad Roesler

Lindsay Putnam and Chad Roesler were married May 13, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with Barb Clinger officiating.

The bride is the daughter of David and Lisa Putnam, Oakland, Iowa. The groom is the son of Steve Roesler and Sheila Roesler, both of Junction City.

Maids of honor were Jennifer Robinson and Sara Turner. Best man was Joseph Ziegler. Bridesmaids were Paige Kraus, Emily Fish, Meredith Carr, Kristin Burns and Leslie Putnam. Groomsmen were Mike Kraus, Jimmie Kirkland, Doug Smit, Darrin Wegner and Tom Roesler. Honorary groomsman was the late Bradley Heyka.
Flower girls were Peyton Wegner and Dylan Ziegler. Candle lighters were Summer Smith and Jennifer Wolff.

Ushers were Zachary Putnam and Tyler Putnam. Reader was Charlotte Holden. Guest book attendant was Rebecca Busse.

A reception was given at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence.

The bride is a 1996 graduate of Riverside High School in Oakland, Iowa, and a 2001 graduate of Kansas University. She is an executive recruiter at The Chase Group in Overland Park.

The groom is a 1991 graduate of Junction City High School and a 1995 graduate of KU. He is senior vice president at Independent Brokerage in Topeka.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Vannicola and Beth

Jason and Nicole Vannicola

Nicole Beth Miller and Jason Vincent Vannicola were married June 10, 2006, at First Christian Church in Lawrence with Ben Glover officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Fred and Diane Miller, Morrowville. The groom is the son of Vince and Deb Vannicola, Lawrence.

Matron of honor was Mindy Mitchell. Best man was Dave Howard. Bridesmaids were April Hayman, Lindsay Vannicola and Tiffany Regnier. Groomsmen were Daniel Vannicola, Nate Miller and Joseph Vannicola. Flower girl was Kayenta Frye. Ring bearer was Bryce Miller.

A reception was given at Eagles Lodge.

The couple reside in Eudora.

Wedding

Lind and Gisel

Steven and Krystal Lind

Krystal Ann Gisel and Steven Tyler Lind were married July 8, 2006, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence with Tom Brady officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Dee Gisel, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Loren Lind, Whiting, and Teresa Lind-White, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Elizabeth Mohr. Best man was Brandon Lind. Bridesmaid was Alexis Hamilton. Groomsman was Anthony Vega. Flower girl was Lili Ramerez. Guest book attendant was Lindsey White. Programs were distributed by Fay Sergent.

The bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She is employed by Dr. Brown D.D.S. M.S. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2005 WyoTech graduate. He is employed by Jack Ellena Honda.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Reynolds

Jill and Kyle Reynolds

Jill Kettler, Olathe, and Kyle Reynolds, Lawrence, were married Jan. 21, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Mark Klawonn officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Hubert and Sarah Kettler, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Dan and Georgia Reynolds, Abilene. Grandparents of the bride are John and Betty Clayton and Lourena Kettler. Grandmother of the groom is Audeen Reynolds.

Matron of honor was Lara Sursa. Maid of honor was Ande Hoy. Bridesmaids were Lesley Darnall and Emily Reynolds. Best men were Justin and Thad Reynolds. Groomsmen were Dave Duer and Ryan Wedel. Flower girls were Kylie and Sarah Hutfles. Ring bearer was Layton Reynolds. Readers were Mindee Reynolds and Tyler Darnall.

Ushers were Neil Edson, Dustin Hildebrand, Daniel Regan, Ron Sursa and Michael Armstrong. Stacie Ballentine attended the guest book. Music was provided by Kelly Ewy, Jon Kettler, Jeff Emert and Theresa Davenport.

A reception was given at Abe and Jake's Landing in Lawrence. The couple took a honeymoon trip to the Bahamas.

The bride is a Tonganoxie High School graduate and earned a bachelor's degree in public relations from Kansas State University. She works in marketing at the Sunflower Group in Overland Park.

The groom is an Abilene High School graduate and received a bachelor's degree in finance from Bethany College. He is employed by FC Stone at the Kansas City Board of Trade.

The couple reside in Olathe.

Wedding

Bulmer

Brandon and Erica Bulmer

Erica Andreanne Quinlan and Brandon Kyle Bulmer were married June 18, 2006, at Beaches Sandy Bay, Negril, Jamaica.

The bride is the daughter of Richard and Sandra Quinlan, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Greg Bulmer, Ottawa, and Robin Johnson, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Mackenzie Quinlan. Best man was Loren Baldwin. Bridesmaids were Robi Murray, Payton Bulmer and Amanda Simon. Groomsmen were Greg Murray, Ricky Bulmer and Justin Zirkle. Flower girl was Molly Murray. Ring bearer was Colby Murray. Ushers were Colton Johnson, Jake Johnson and Blake Murray.

Photographer was Renate Rea.

A reception was given July 1 at Steve's Place in Lawrence.

The bride is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance from Kansas University in 2002. She is a 2005 graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. She is employed at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of Ottawa High School and a 2002 graduate of the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center. He is employed with the Douglas County Sheriff's Department.

The couple reside in Lawrence.