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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Edmondson and Winn

Teresa Edmondson and Christopher Edmondson, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Jason Edmondson, Overland Park, to Amy Winn, Overland Park, daughter of Francine Winn, Fairway, and the late Robert Winn.

The bride-to-be graduated from St. Teresa's Academy in Kansas City, Mo., in 1993. She graduated from Kansas University in 1997 with a degree in business administration. She works as a senior pension administrator for EIP Corp. in Overland Park. She is the granddaughter of Larry and Joan Winn, Prairie Village, and Julie DeBoe, Overland Park.

The future groom is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. He graduated in 1998 from KU with a degree in economics. He works as a supervisor in the IT department at Sprint in Overland Park. Jason is the grandson of Donald K. Edmondson, Lawrence.

The couple plan an Aug. 5, 2006, wedding.

Engagement

Pressgrove and Nikkila

John and Miriam Nikkila, Kearney, Neb., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Nikkila to David Pressgrove, son of Martin and Barbara Pressgrove, Baldwin.

The bride-to-be is employed as a graphic designer by Morris Press in Kearney, Neb. In Craig, Colo., she will be an assistant cross country coach for Moffat County High School and pursue opportunities in design.

The future groom is employed by The Craig Daily News in Craig, Colo., and is Moffat County young life director.
The couple plan an Aug. 12, 2006, wedding at Cornerstone Berean Church in Kearney, Neb. A reception will follow at the Minden Opera House in Minden, Neb.

Following the honeymoon, a reception will be given from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 20 at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin.

Engagement

Deere and Hess

Hess-Deere

The parents of MartiKay Gwen Hess and Aaron Joseph Deere, both of Baldwin, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cheryl Asche, Ottawa, and Doyle Hess, Lyndon. She is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School and is employed by the Kansas State Bank in Baldwin.

The future groom is the son of Michael and Dianna Deere, Baldwin. He attended Baldwin schools and is employed by M&D Construction in Baldwin.

The couple plan an Oct. 14, 2006, wedding at Dunn's Landing, south of Baldwin.

Engagement

Anderson and Hess

Hess-Anderson

The parents of Amber Rose Hess and Kevin Dale Anderson, both of Spring Hill, announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cheryl Asche, Ottawa, and Doyle Hess, Lyndon. She attended Baldwin schools and is a 2005 graduate of Ottawa Future Visions. She is employed by KG Insurance in Olathe.

The future groom is the son of Dan and Deanna Anderson, Spring Hill. He is a 2002 graduate of Spring Hill High School and a 2004 graduate of Longview Community College. He is the owner and operator of Anderson Sod in Spring Hill.

The couple plan a July 7, 2007, wedding.

Engagement

Salb and Epperly

Wanda and James Epperly, Lawson, Mo., and Sally and Frank Salb Sr., Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Heather Epperly, Lawrence, and Frank Salb Jr., Lawrence.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lawson High School, Lawson, Mo., and Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo. She is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker McGrew Real Estate and owner of Twilight Studios Photography, both in Lawrence.

The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas State University. He is a financial analyst with American Century Investments in Kansas City, Mo.

The couple plan a Sept. 23, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Cross and Knight

Jim and Bette Knight, Santa Fe, N.M., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Knight, Kansas City, Mo., to Lee Cross, Kansas City, Mo., son of Gerald and Lovetta Cross, Highpoint, N.C., formerly of Lawrence.

The bride-to-be graduated from Hutchinson High School, Hutchinson Community College and Kansas University. She is employed by PRISM Business Media as an art director and marketing specialist. She is the granddaughter of Lorraine Stum, Jetmore.

The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. He attends the University of Missouri at Kansas City Law School. He is the grandson of Jean and Mary Cross, Tonganoxie.

The couple plan a July 8, 2006, wedding at the Loose Park Rose Garden in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Wilson and Allen

Anna Allen and Christopher Wilson, both of Boulder, Colo., announce their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Brad and Susan Allen, Lawrence. She is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 2002 from Kansas University and a master's degree in secondary English education from Boston University in 2005. She is a buyer for an online fabric retailer.

The future groom is the son of Tom and Jan Wilson, Salina. He is a 1998 graduate of Salina Central High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry from KU in 2002 and a master's degree in public health from Boston University in 2004. He attends the University of Colorado-Boulder School of Law.

The couple plan a Nov. 4, 2006, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Miller and Simpson

Simpson-Miller

Ron and Mary Jane Simpson, Columbus, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jill Simpson, Lawrence, to Reed Miller, Lawrence, son of David and Linda Miller, Salina.

The bride-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Columbus Unified High School. She is a 2001 Kansas University graduate. She is director of national chapter development for the KU Alumni Association.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Salina High School Central. He plans to graduate from KU in December. He is a customer solutions consultant for Golf Course Superintendents Association of America.

The couple plan a Sept. 9, 2006, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Holding and Daniels

Daniels-Holding

Daniels-Holding
Bobby E. and Patricia Daniels, Lawrence, and Alice Daniels, McLouth, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Marie Daniels, Lawrence, to Christopher Mark Holding, Lawrence, son of Virgil and Annette Holding, Lawrence, and Michelle England, Perry.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Free State High School and Pinnacle Career Institute. She is a massage therapist.

The future groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He is employed at Victory Sportswear as a screen printer.

The couple plan a Sept. 2, 2006, wedding at Lawrence Evangelical Friends Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Rannebeck

Bray-Rannebeck

Marilyn Bray and Dennis Rannebeck were married April 8, 2006, at the First Lutheran Church in Topeka with the Rev. Elwyn Luber officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Arthur McCune, Lawrence, and the late Dorothy McCune. The groom is the son of Lila Rannebeck Jones, Holton, and the late Virgil Rannebeck.

Maid of honor was Teri Wolfe. Best man was Dennis Rannebeck. A dinner and dance reception was given at Maceli's.

The bride is retired from Hallmark Cards. The groom works for Martin Tractor in Topeka.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Olds

Juett-Olds

Juett-Olds
Hannah Juett and Nathan Olds were married Aug. 27, 2005, at First Christian Church in Lawrence with the Rev. Randy Beeman officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Teresa Hilliard, Lansing, and Jeff and Heather Juett, Union, Ky. The groom is the son of Teresa Olds, Lawrence, and the late Michael Olds. The bride is the granddaughter of Richard and Patricia Hilliard, Aberdeen, Md.; Marilyn Juett, Georgetown, Ky.; and Robert Wilson, Dayton, Ohio. The groom is the grandson of Mabel Stoneback, Lawrence.

Special maid of honor was Abbie Hilliard. Maid of honor was Jessica Applegate. Bridesmaids were Heather Olds, Crystal Bedrosian, Carah Medill, Lauren Larson and Carrie Babb. Best man was Peter Perme. Groomsmen were Dustin Jamison, Chris McGinness, Chris Langlais, Nick Kostner and Danny Lenz. Special ushers were Daniel Juett and Timothy Juett. Ushers were Tim Harrod, Joe Harrod, Joshua Wilson and Glenn Davidson. Candle lighters were Katie Pettis and Kale Pettis. Flower girl was Macey Klima. Ring bearers were David Juett and Thomas Juett.
Vanessa Thomas was soloist, and Max Mayse was organist.

A reception was given at the church following the ceremony. The couple took a honeymoon to San Diego.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Lansing High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Saint Mary in 2004. She is pursuing a Master of Science degree in counseling psychology at Avila University.

The groom is a 1999 graduate of Free State High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Kansas University in 2003. He graduated from Johnson County Regional Police Academy in 2005 and is employed as a police officer for the Overland Park Police Department.

The couple reside in Overland Park.

Wedding

Butler

Tracy Ann Steele and Craig Delany Butler II were married April 8, 2006, at Olathe First Baptist Church in Olathe with the Rev. Roger Robertson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of James Steele and Charlene Newbanks, both of Olathe. The groom is the son of Craig and Karen Butler, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Lori Dobbins. Best man was Aaron Butler. Bridesmaids were Lacy Szuwalski and Beth Stewart. Groomsmen were Bryan Duncan and Jason Sullivan.

A reception was given at the Olathe Trail Riders Club.

The bride is a 1998 graduate of Olathe North High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in health promotion in 2002 from Emporia State University. She works at Johnson County Parks and Recreation.

The groom is a 1991 Lawrence High School graduate. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology education and physical education in 1997 from Emporia State and a Master of Arts degree in school leadership in 2004 from Baker University. He is employed by the Shawnee Mission School District.

The couple reside in Merriam.

Wedding

Bender

Susan Heiman and Theodore Bender were married July 9, 2005, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Don and Ginny Heiman, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jack Bender, Eudora, and Crys Galivan, Leesburg, Va.

Matron of honor was Laura Kelly. Best man was Paul Bender. Bridesmaids were Anne Catlla and Kelly Heiman. Groomsmen were Tom Grubbs and Troy Shaw.

Readers were Emily Bender and Donna Patton-Bryant. Vocalists were Laura Bender and Kelly Heiman. Flower girl was Rylee Trowbridge. Ring bearers were Ben Horning and Calvin Horning. Ushers were Wade Kelly and Sergio Catlla.

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

The bride is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in atmospheric science in 2005 from Kansas University.

The groom is a 2000 LHS graduate. He graduated from the School of Engineering at KU in 2005. He is serving in the U.S. Navy as the assistant public works officer at Naval Air Station in Kingsville, Texas.

The couple reside in Kingsville, Texas.

Anniversary

Stokes

Jim and Jean Stokes, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with family and then plan to take a trip to the Canadian Rockies in August.

Jim Stokes and Jean Strout were married June 29, 1946, in Concord, Mass.

Jim graduated from North Carolina State University. He retired in 1982 after more than 35 years with the DuPont Co. He served in the U.S. Navy. He has done various volunteer work and currently serves on the advisory board for the executive director at Presbyterian Manor.

Jean completed the Chamberlain School of Retail in Boston in 1943. She then worked at Filenes in Boston. She also has done volunteer work, most recently at Lawrence Memorial Hospital South. She is a member of P.E.O.
Their children are Jim and Jackie Stokes, Bettendorf, Iowa, and Suzi Koelling, Wichita. They have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Harnar

Paul and Retta Harnar, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Lawrence Country Club.

Paul Harnar, Lawrence, and Retta Lou Jones, Nickerson, were married June 15, 1956, at Trinity Episcopal Church.

Their children are Jeff and Janet Harnar, Lawrence; Kelley O'Connor, Shawnee; and Kristyn and Monte Nieder, Baldwin. They also have five grandchildren.

Anniversary

Mayhew

Mayhew

Roy and Maxine Mayhew, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary July 13.

They were married July 13, 1956, in the First Congregational Church in Seneca. They moved from Marysville to Lawrence in 1977.

Roy served his Army tour of duty in Korea from 1953 to 1955. Then he worked for the Kansas Department of Transportation for 39 years, retiring in 1994. Maxine is a homemaker.

They have two children, Debra Arellano, Maryland, and Monte Mayhew, Florida; and three grandchildren. Their family is requesting a card shower for the couple. Cards may be sent to: 2711 Bonanza St., Lawrence 66046-5137.

Anniversary

Putthoff

Harold and Connie Putthoff, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at the VFW Hall in Tonganoxie.

They were married June 23, 1956, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Tonganoxie by the Rev. Paul C. Hart, of Keokuk, Iowa.

Harold was raised near Montrose, Mo., and retired from the City of Tonganoxie.

Connie was raised near Montrose, Iowa, and worked for the State of Kansas and is a volunteer at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

They remain active with the Tonganoxie Historical Society and are charter life members of the VFW and its Auxiliary.

Their children are Stanley and Audrey Putthoff, Fulton Mo.; Cindy Putthoff, Summerville, S.C.; Terry and Brenda Putthoff, Parkville, Mo.; and Kerry and Treasa Putthoff, Tonganoxie. They have 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Altman and Huffman

Steve and Patsy Huffman, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Anne Huffman, St. Louis, to Harlan Cribbs Altman IV, St. Louis, son of Harlan Cribbs Altman III and Pam Altman, both of Dallas.

The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism in 2004 from Kansas University. She is the granddaughter of Dean and Rosalie Burkhead and Don and Kathy Gillihan.

The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 2004 from KU. He is district manager for Worldwide Express. The groom is the grandson of Harlan and Virginia Altman and Arliss Phillips.

The couple plan a Dec. 2, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.