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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Derstine and Hofer

Elise Hofer and Adam Derstine

Elise Ann Hofer and Adam Trost Derstine, both of Washington, D.C., announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Rod and Roberta Hofer, Lawrence. She is a Free State High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from Goshen College in 2004. She works for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation.

The future groom is the son of Kenton and Rhoda Derstine, Harrisonburg, Va. He graduated from Bethany Christian High School in Goshen, Ind. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Goshen College in 2004. He is a freelance video editor in Washington.

The couple plan a Sept. 23, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Harvick and Case

Christina Case and Jeffrey Harvick

Gary and Laurel Holladay, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina L. Case to Jeffrey L. Harvick, both of New Orleans.

The bride-to-be also is the daughter of C. Wayne Case, Houston. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1989. She received a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering in 1993 from Kansas University and a master's degree in international business administration at the University of Houston in 2001. She is a refining engineer at Marathon Petroleum near New Orleans.

The future groom is the son of Daniel and Sharon Harvick, North Little Rock, Ark. He graduated from Newman Smith High School in Carrollton, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Texas Tech University in 1990. He is an area manager for Hertz Corp. in New Orleans.

The couple plan a July 15, 2006, wedding in New Orleans.

Engagement

Marshall and Garcia

George Marshall and Jennifer Garcia

Connie and Andrew Garcia Jr., Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Garcia, Lawrence, to George Christopher Marshall, Lawrence, son of Dr. George and Sandra Marshall, Hilton Head, S.C.

The bride-to-be is a Lawrence High School graduate. She is employed by Cardiovascular Consultants.

The future groom is a graduate of Salina Central High School and Kansas University. He is employed by the Lawrence school district and Mid America Concessions.

The couple plan a July 8, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Blumreich and DeFries

Justin Blumreich and Ashley DeFries

S. Lucky and Pam DeFries, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley DeFries, to Justin Blumreich, son of Dorothy and Dr. Doug Iliff and Craig and Beth Blumreich, all of Topeka.

The future bride is the granddaughter of Dr. Stanley and Alice Jo DeFries, Lawrence. She is a student at Washburn University, where she is studying radiology and ultrasound.

The future groom is a graduate of Washburn University. He is employed at Security Benefit in Topeka.

The couple plan a June 2006 wedding at First Baptist Church in Topeka.

Anniversary

Van Hoesen

Gene and JoAnn Van Hoesen

Gene and JoAnn Van Hoesen, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at the Lawrence Visitors Center at the Union Pacific Depot. Friends and family are welcome.

Gene Van Hoesen and JoAnn Churchbaugh were married April 10, 1946, in Colorado Springs at the home of his parents. They later moved to Albuquerque, N.M., returning to Lawrence in 1951.

Gene served in the Pacific as a Motor Machinist Mate Second Class for the Navy during World War II. His professional career was spent with Farmland Industries, retiring in 1986 after 31 years of service.

JoAnn is a homemaker, having worked retail for several gardening shops in Lawrence. She is a former chairwoman of the Kansas University Host Family program and volunteer for the Lawrence Memorial Auxiliary.

Gene and JoAnn remain active with the Kaw Valley Blue Bird Assn.

Their children are Bob and Barbara Van Hoesen and Les and Cheryl Harrod, all of Lawrence. They have four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Harris

Maggie and Stan Harris

Stan and Maggie Harris, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the Lawrence Country Club.

They were married June 3, 1956, at the First United Methodist Church in St. John.

Stan worked as an architect and was a partner in PKG Design Group before retiring in 1993. Maggie is a homemaker and worked for Dr. Walters and Reed as a medical office manager.

Their family includes a daughter Lisa and her husband, Joe Cornwell, St. John, and four grandchildren.

Anniversary

Landis

Donald and Marylin Landis

Donald and Marylin Landis, Mission, Texas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 at the American Legion in Baldwin.

Donald Landis and Marylin Osmonson were married June 8, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

Donald is a graduate of Liberty Memorial High School. He served in the U.S. Navy. He was a farmer and retired from Lawrence Ready Mix.

Marylin graduated from Redford High School. She worked for General Motors in Detroit, Baker University and the Baldwin Ledger.

Their children are Darleen and Randy Shaffer, Lawrence; Roger and Tracy Landis, Eudora; Karen and David Suddarth, Olathe; Doyle Landis, Englewood, Fla.; and Gary and Steffenie Landis, Huntington Beach, Calif. They have 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Webb

Edwin and Merry Webb, Aloha, Ore., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Friday.

Edwin Webb and Merry Johnson were married June 2, 1956, at Danforth Chapel on Kansas University's campus.

Ed has retired from the Xerox Corp. and Merry is retired from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.

Their children are Richard Webb, Renton, Wash.; Eileen Webb, Tigard, Ore.; and Donna Cicirchi, Portland, Ore. They also have three grandchildren.

Anniversary

Pippert

Terri and Bill Pippert, Lawrence, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a family trip this month to Costa Rico.

Terri Wells and Bill Pippert were married May 31, 1981, in Mulvane.

Bill graduated from Lawrence High School in 1972 and works for LRM Industries Inc. as equipment division manager. He is the son of Albert and Betty Pippert, Lawrence.

Terri attended Wichita State University and Kansas University. She is the vice president and branch manager for US Bank. She is the daughter of Don and Wanda Wells, Mulvane, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on the Costa Rico trip as well.

They have two children, Tyler Pippert, Lawrence, and Nickolas Pippert, of the home.

Wedding

Cherry

Bonnie and NIcholas Cherry

Bonnie Brungardt and Nicholas Cherry were married March 22, 2006, in New York City.

The bride is the daughter of Timothy Brungardt, Tulsa, Okla., and Sheri Addis, Parsons. The groom is the son of Jake and Brenda Cherry, Burlington.

The couple had a reception at Tony's Italian Restaurant in Times Square.

The bride is a graduate of Labette County High School, the University of Tulsa and Emporia State University. She is employed by Hilltop Child Development Center.

The groom is a graduate of Burlington High School, Emporia State University and Kansas University. He is employed by Blue Sky Satellite.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Peterson

Brad and Kristin Peterson

Kristin Harris, Baldwin, and Brad Peterson, Stanberry, Mo., were married March 25, 2006, at Baldwin First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Nanette Roberts officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Nick and Martha Harris, Baldwin. The groom is the son of John and Joan Peterson, Stanberry, Mo.

Matron of honor was Audrey Coffman. Best man was Scott Sullins. Bridesmaids were Monica Sullins, Becky Snodderley and Mallory Sasser. Junior bridesmaid was Taylor Walter. Groomsmen were Derek Shupe, Troy Peterson and Brian Harris. Ushers were Clint Snodderley, Brian Stoll, Dan Walter and Rick Wilmes.

A dinner and dance reception was given at the Holiday Inn in Overland Park.

The bride is a 2002 graduate of Baldwin High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing in 2005 from Baker University. She is a registered nurse with the Lee's Summit Physician's Group.

The groom is a 1998 graduate of Stanberry High School. He received a bachelor's degree in business management and marketing in 2002 from Northwest Missouri State University. He is an account associate with Recover Care.

The couple reside in Lenexa.