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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Hashman and Ross

Hannah and William Hashman

Ross-Hashman
Hannah Colleen Ross and William Robert Hashman were married Aug. 18, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Shawnee.
The bride is the daughter of Matthew and Maureen Ross, Linwood. The groom is the son of William Hashman, Bonner Springs, and Christi Hashman, Shawnee.
They are graduates of Basehor-Linwood High School. The bride graduated in 2006, the groom in 2004. He is serving in the Air Force and is studying meteorology.
The couple reside at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter, S.C.

Engagement

Taylor and Patterson

Justyn Taylor and Alyssa Patterson

Dennis and Kala Patterson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Patterson, Shawnee, to Justyn Taylor, Shawnee, son of Craig and Diane Taylor, Overland Park.

The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree in accounting in 2006 from Kansas University. She is employed as an accountant at BKD in Kansas City, Mo.

The future groom is a 1996 graduate of Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park. He is employed by Ikon Office Solutions in Kansas City, Mo.

The couple plan a July 7, 2007, wedding in Mission

Wedding

Runyan

Steve and Paula Runyan

Paula Nelson and Steve Runyan were married Nov. 18, 2006, at the Lawrence Bible Chapel, with Dave Drewry officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Pamela Nelson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Fred and Maribeth Runyan, Prescott, Mich.
Maid of honor was Leah Nelson. Best man was Seth Runyan. The bridesmaid was Kristi Lucia. The groomsman was Dan Nelson.
Flower girl was Talitha Lucia. Ring bearer was Wilbert Nelson. Candlelighters were Laura Nelson and Anavel Nelson. Ushers were Matthew Nelson, Dan Nelson and Nathan Nelson. Pianist was Shannon Harvey. The bagpipes were played by Riley Harrington. Vocalists were Fred Runyan and Kristi Lucia. Videographer was Andrew Nelson. Photographers were Steve and Sue Nelson.
A reception followed at the church.
The bride is a 1993 home-school graduate in Lawrence. She is a homemaker.
The groom graduated from high school in 1991 in Wasilla, Alaska. He works in retail sales, is a registered fishing guide and handcrafter of custom fishing equipment.
The couple reside in Wasilla.

Wedding

Whaley

Mike and Rachel Whaley

Rachel Rietz and Mike Whaley were married Oct. 28, 2006, at St. Alban Roe Catholic Church in St. Louis, with the Rev. Gerald Blessing officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Lisa Rietz, St. Louis. The groom is the son of Kim and Julie Whaley, Little Rock, Ark.
The maid of honor was Katie Rietz. The best man was Jay Clark. Bridesmaids were Kayla Lenger, Jessie Eshelman, Natalie Moreau and Kim Mannetter. Groomsmen were Jay Whaley, Justin Lynchard, Jon Robus and Scott Duncan.
The honorary groomsman was Kevin Whaley. Wedding attendants were Karen Lenger, Karen Kieffer and Lynn White.
A reception was given at the St. Louis Marriott West.
The bride graduated from Lafayette Senior High School in St. Louis and received a degree in business marketing from the University of Missouri in Columbia. She is employed at Payless ShoeSource in Topeka.
The groom graduated from Catholic High School in Little Rock and received a degree in advertising from the University of Missouri in Columbia. He is employed at Handmark Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Pennel

Gloria and Roy Pennel

Roy and Gloria Pennel, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Nov. 4 at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.
Roy Pennel and Gloria Borgstadt were married Nov. 10, 1956, at The Concordia Baptist Church in Concordia, Mo.
They lived in Windsor, Mo., for more than eight years. Roy took a job with Sears, and the couple moved to Mexico, Mo. Sears transferred him, and they moved to Lawrence in 1965.
The Pennels owned and operated Pennel Electric for more than 30 years.
They have two children, Annette Pennel and Mark Pennel, who helped in the business. Hosts of the reception were Mark and Ann Pennel. The Pennels have two grandchildren.

Anniversary

Reschke

Ralph and Mary Reschke

Ralph E. and Mary A. Reschke, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception Dec. 30 at the Eldridge Hotel followed by a Mass of Thanksgiving at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. They also vacationed in San Francisco and nearby area in July.
Ralph Reschke and Mary Ramsey were married Dec. 29, 1956, at St. Mary's Church in Dawson, Neb.
Ralph graduated from Fairview High School in Fairview and studied engineering for three years at Kansas University. He was employed by Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence for 40 years, working in machinery maintenance. He also worked overseas for Hallmark and retired in 2000.
Mary graduated from Dawson High School in Dawson, Neb., and from Commercial Extension School of Commerce in Omaha, Neb. She was employed at Kansas University, the Lawrence school district and for 26 years at Hallmark Cards. She retired in 2005.
Hosts of the reception will be their children and grandchildren. Their children are Ralph Reschke Jr., Arvada, Colo.; Christine and Joel Fritzel; Cindy and Gary Aldridge; and Tom and Trenda Reschke, all of Lawrence. They have eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The couple attended the Archdiocesan Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration Mass on June 11, 2006, at the Cathedral of St. Peter in Kansas City, Kan., with Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann officiating. More than 100 couples attended the Mass and reception.

Engagement

Kelley and McManness

Katie McManness and Christopher Kelley

Darrell and Susan McManness, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Alise, to Christopher Allen Kelley, son of Lynn and Lon Akerberg, Lawrence, and Allen and Beverly Kelley, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a degree in Spanish and international studies in 2004 from Kansas State University.
She works in medical sales for Rotech in the Kansas City area.
The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science and integrative physiology at the University of Iowa. He is employed as a multiple sclerosis research assistant at Kansas University Medical Center and will attend medical school in 2007.
The couple plan an April 14, 2007, wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Klaus

Jessica Simonich and Scott Klaus

Jessica Simonich and Scott Klaus were married Sept. 2, 2006, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Mick Mulvany officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Holly Simonich, Missouri City, Texas. The groom is the son of Del and Barbara Klaus, Wentzville, Mo.
The matron of honor was Tracy Rumans. Best man was Tim Jaeger. Bridesmaids were Melissa McNally, Lynley Britt, Malia Carlson and Jennifer Simonich. Groomsmen were Joe Corvaia, Tyson Lydndecker, Scott Walburn and Jackson Simonich.
Flower girls were Jenna Wilson, Samantha Stuber and Madeline Stuber. Ushers were Bill Parker and Eric Carlson. Lectors were Lisa Wilson and John Klaus.
A dinner and dance were given at Alvamar Golf and Country Club.
The bride graduated from Kansas University and Washburn University. She is employed as a registered nurse at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
The groom graduated from KU and is employed as an architect at Gould Evans Associates in Lawrence.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Miller

Reed and Jill Miller

Jill Simpson and Reed Miller were married Sept. 9, 2006, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ron and Mary Jane Simpson, Columbus, Kan. The groom is the son of David and Linda Miller, Salina.
The maid of honor was Jamie Simpson. The best man was Ryan Miller. Bridesmaids were Jessica Thompson, Jamie Winkelman, Lori Evans, Shauna Miller and Jana Simpson. Groomsmen were Eric Payne, Jeff Frank, Alex Krug, Chris Wittman and Bett Deuth.
Ushers were Bryan Simpson, Brett Payne, Scott Cram, Ben Hoffman and Zak Fellers. Guest book attendants were Andi Schultz and Ashely Davidson. Program attendant was Haley Murdock. The reader was Julie Cassidy.
A reception was given at Circle S Ranch.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Columbus Unified High School and a 2001 graduate of Kansas University. She is employed as the director of national chapter development at the KU Alumni Association.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Salina Central High School and a 2006 graduate of Kansas University. He is employed as collegiate sales representative at Grandstand Sportswear and Glassware.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Wertzberger and Herstowski-Wertzberger

Gregory Wertzberger and Andrea Herstowski-Wertzberger

Andrea Lee Herstowski and Gregory Kenneth Wertzberger were married June 10, 2006, at Lake View Lodge in Lawrence. The wedding was conducted in the lakeside gazebo, with the Rev. Peter Luckey officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ron and Sandra Minor, Chico, Calif. The groom is the son of Ken Wertzberger and Candice Davis, both of Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Maria Calderon. The best man was Ken Wertzberger. The reader was Sarah Wertzberger. Flower girls were Libby Davis and Emma Schafer.
A reception followed at the lodge.
The bride received an undergraduate degree in graphic design at Kansas University and a master's degree in Basel, Germany. She worked in San Francisco before accepting an assistant professorship in design at KU in 2002.
The groom earned a bachelor's degree from KU. He has worked for Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center and is employed by the Lawrence school district.
The couple reside in Lawrence.