Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Moore and Jones

Candace and Christopher Moore

Jones-Moore
Candace Lynn Jones and Christopher Alan Moore were married Sept. 10, 2005, at Lawrence Bible Chapel in Lawrence with Larry Sherraden officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dr. David and Vicci Jones, Baldwin. The groom is the son of Mark and Debi Moore, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Tabitha Jones. Best man was Michael Dunn. Bridesmaids were Katie Beth DeSchepper, Rory Soderling and Keri Moore. Groomsmen were Mark DeSchepper, Brian Meyer and Jack Gunselmen. Miriam Hilmer sang and played the guitar.

Ushers were Bo Blevins, Bobby Blevins, Jacob Spradlin and Erick Vaughn. Ring bearer was Jacob Landgrebe. Flower girl was Courtney Williams.

A dinner was served in the reception hall of the church.

The bride is a 1999 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications in 2003 from Baker University. She works in classified advertising for the Lawrence Journal-World.

The groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 2004 from Kansas University. He works as a laboratory technician for Prosoco in Lawrence.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Trybom

Marvin and Marie Trybom

Trybom

Marvin and Marie Trybom, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Sunday.

Marie Uhlrich and Marvin Trybom were married Feb. 14, 1946, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Clifton.

Their children are Gene and Shirley Trybom, Lawrence; Nancy and Bob Chute, Casa Grande, Ariz.; Judy and Marvin Hauschild, Lawrence; Robert and Rita Trybom, Lawrence; Linda and Joe Bollig, Baldwin; and Angela Trybom, Lawrence. They have 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Murray

Millard and Leola Murray

Murray

Millard and Leola Murray, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 19 at their Lawrence home.

Millard Murray and Leola Bond were married Feb. 20, 1946, at the bride's parents' home in Eudora. Millard served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the Charles Lawrence and the LSM 243. He is a retired farmer and carpenter. Leola was a seamstress and worked at McCollum Hall at Kansas University.

Their children are Mike Murray, Auburn; Dennis Murray, Lawrence; Gary Murray, Clinton; Kathy Hamilton, LaHarpe; Jane Lamb, St. George; and Jean Eberhart, Baldwin. They also have 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Merriam

Annie and Daniel Merriam

Merriam

Daniel and Annie Merriam, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family.
They were married Feb. 12, 1946, in Philadelphia.

After Dan's tour in the Navy during World War II, the couple moved to Lawrence, where Dan attended Kansas University. He earned his doctorate from Kansas University in 1961 and earned a Doctor of Science degree from Leicester University (England) in 1975.

Dan and Annie traveled extensively during their marriage, living in New Mexico, Texas, California, England and New York, before returning to Kansas in the 1980s. Even though Dan has been emeritus at KU since 1997, he continues to be actively involved with the Kansas Department of Geology. Annie is a member of Beta Sigma Phi, an international women's friendship network. She is an artist, working in mediums from oil paints and watercolors to crochet and needlework. She is working on a book of genealogy for the family.

They have six children and 13 grandchildren.

Anniversary

Woody

Wayne and Mary Ellen Woody

Woody
Wayne and Mary Ellen Woody, Baldwin, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and cruise to Alaska with friends later this year.
The couple were married Feb. 11, 1956, in Hutchinson.
Their children are Mike and Sue Woody, Des Moines, Iowa; Richard and Mary Woody, Overland Park; David Woody, Baldwin; and Cathy Creviston, Wellsville. They have eight grandchildren.

Anniversary

Anderson

Theresa and Mel Anderson

Anderson

Mel and Theresa Anderson, St. Joseph, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day.

They were married Feb. 14, 1956, in Savannah, Mo.

Mel is a veteran of the Korean War having served with the U.S. Marine Corps. He retired as vice president of Alvamar Inc. and was owner and operator of Mexican food franchises. Theresa is a homemaker.

The couple's children are Garry and Carole Anderson, Naperville, Ill.; Greg and Susan Anderson, Liberty, Mo.; Dana Robinson, San Diego; and Susan Barnett, Meriden. They have 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to the couple at 3907 Wellington Drive, St. Joseph, MO 65406.

Engagement

Cooper

Madonna Bockelman and Brett Cooper

Bockelman-Cooper
Richard and Dorothy Bockelman, Shawnee, and Jean and Diann Cooper, Shawnee, announce the engagement of their children, Madonna Renee Bockelman and Brett DeKesel Cooper, both of Kansas City, Kan.

The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering from Marquette University in 1999 and a Master of Science degree in physical therapy in 2003 from Kansas University Medical Center, where she is pursuing a post-professional doctorate of physical therapy. She is a physical therapist for Kansas City, Kan., School District.

The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics education in 2000 and a master's degree in mathematics in 2003 from KU. He is a mathematics instructor for William Jewell College, Washburn University and KU Continuing Education.

The couple plan a July 22, 2006, wedding at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Lenexa.

Engagement

Adams

Nicholaus Adams and Meghan Ralston

Ralston-Adams

James and Susan Ralston, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Ralston, Prairie Village, to Nicholaus Adams, Overland Park, son of Marla and Mark Gorman, Fort Scott, and Jerry and Judy Adams, Riverton.

The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in human biology and psychology in 2003 from Kansas University. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Creighton University in 2004. She is a registered nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.

The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Fort Scott High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education in 2002 from KU. He is a biology teacher at Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park.

The couple plan a June 2006 wedding at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Pepple

Matt Pepple and Kimberlee Belcher

Belcher-Pepple
Sam and Debbie Pepple, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Matt Pepple, Lawrence, to Kimberlee Belcher, Dardanelle, Ark., daughter of Richard and O-Ja Belcher, Chicago.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Dardanelle High School, Dardanelle, Ark. She received bachelor's degrees in psychology and advertising in 2005 from the University of Missouri, where she also received a master's degree in strategic communications. She is a research specialist at Fleishman-Hillard International Communications in St. Louis.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. He received a degree in history. He is employed in media research.

The couple plan a Sept. 22, 2006, wedding in St. Louis.

Wedding

Webb

Kari and Troy Webb

Bitler-Webb
Kari Bitler and Troy Webb were married Dec. 23, 2005, in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

The bride is the daughter of Dan and Diane Bitler, Burlington. The groom is the son of Mary Webb, Sedan, and the late Ronald Webb.

A reception was given Jan. 14, 2006, in New Strawn.

The bride graduated from Lebo High School in 1994 and Emporia State University in 2000. She is a parole officer for the Kansas Department of Corrections in Olathe.

The groom graduated from Sedan High School in 1988 and Emporia State University in 1993. He has a master's degree in education from Baker University. He is an eighth-grade science teacher at Baldwin Junior High School.

The couple reside in Baldwin.

Engagement

Brubacher

Jesse Brubacher and Sharyn Harley

Tom and Hope Harley, Goshen, Ind., and Jim and Lois Brubacher, Walton, announce the engagement of their children, Sharyn Harley and Jesse Brubacher, both of Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Bethany High School, Goshen, Ind. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in holistic nutrition from Clayton College in Birmingham, Ala. She is a nutrition consultant for Metabolic Research Center in Lawrence.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Hesston High School. He earned a degree in architecture arts at Kansas University in 2003. He works for Rockhill and Associates in Lawrence.

The couple plan an April 22, 2006, wedding at Krause Dining in Lawrence.

Engagement

Ingram and Rhoton

Lindsey Rhoton and Corey Ingram

Bob and Debbie Rhoton, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Rhoton, Lawrence, to Corey Ingram, Lawrence, son of Bill and Denise Ingram, Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She graduated in 2005 from Kansas University with degrees in communication studies and English. She is media coordinator with Glynn-
Devins Advertising in Overland Park.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. He attended Johnson County Community College and KU. He is a firefighter and emergency medical technician with the city of Lenexa and co-owner of Silverleaf Lawn and Landscape in Overland Park.

The couple plan a Sept. 30, 2006, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Johns and Jenks

C.J. Johns and Mickie Jenks

Jenks-Johns
Terry and Janice McKenzie, Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mickie Jenks, Perry, to C.J. Johns, Perry, son of Kevin and Tammie Jones, Ottawa, and Les and Barb Johns, Minneapolis.

The bride-to-be is a 1995 graduate of Eudora High School and a 2000 graduate of Maple Woods with a degree in veterinarian technology. She is employed at Eudora Animal Hospital.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Ottawa High School. He is employed at New Haven Angus Ranch.

The couple plan a Sept. 23, 2006, wedding a St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora.