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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Bauer and Beale

Brett Beale and Luke Bauer

Gail Beale, Topeka, and Bruce and Nancy Beale, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brett Allison Beale, to Luke Daniel Bauer, son of Duane and Judy Lewis, Clay Center, and Brian Bauer, Clay Center.

The bride-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Topeka High School and a 2004 graduate of Kansas State University. She is a licensed cosmetologist and assistant salon manager of Ulta Salon in Olathe.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Clay Center Community High School and a 2004 graduate of Kansas State University. He is an assistant manager with Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

The couple plan a Dec. 1, 2006, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Flowers and Benschoter

Jimmy Flowers and Michelle Benschoter

Danny and Tina Stice, Lawrence, and Mike and Joyce Benschoter, Mesa, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Renee Benschoter, to Jimmy Lee Flowers, son of Jeff and Pam Flowers, Eudora.

The bride-to-be graduated from Dobson High School, Mesa, Ariz., in 2000. She received an associate's degree in liberal arts in 2006 from Johnson County Community College, where she attends nursing school. She is employed by Dillons in Lawrence.

The future groom graduated from Eudora High School in 2001. He received auto body and collision repair certification at Kaw Area Technical School. He graduated from Johnson County Technical School with machinist certification. He is employed by Progress Vanguard in Lawrence.

The couple plan an Oct. 14, 2006, wedding at Victorian Veranda Country Inn in Lawrence.

Engagement

Williams and Taylor-Klein

Bryan Williams and Paige Taylor-Klein

Terry and Susan Klein, Overland Park, and Jim and Krystal Williams, Baldwin, announce the engagement of their children, Paige Taylor-Klein and Bryan J. Williams, both of Northglenn, Colo.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology in 2006 from Kansas University. She is pursuing a master's degree in human resource management.
She is employed in inside sales support at TIG in Denver.

The future groom is a Baldwin High School graduate. He earned a bachelor's degree in sport administration in 2004 from Baker University. He is a service manager at FedEx Corp. in Denver.

The couple plan an April 28, 2007, wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

Wedding

Yocum

Renee and Steven Yocum

Renee Ann Stains and Steven Michael Yocum were married July 1, 2006, at Christ Episcopal Church in St. Joseph, Mo., with the Rev. Sidney Breese officiating.

The bride is the daughter of William and Dianne Stains, St. Joseph, Mo. The groom is the son of Nic and Emma Yocum, St. Marys.

Matron of honor was Carrie Stains. Best man was Travis Yocum. Bridesmaids were Michelle Wolfe, Megan Barry, Deanne Brewka, Tracy Robotham and Laura Warner. Groomsmen were John Yocum, Dave Yocum, James Yocum, Tracy Allen and Kevin Bainter.

Ushers were Michael Stains and Zac Gallegos. Flower girl was Caydance Stains. Ring bearer was Sebastain Stains. Candle lighters were Brian Wolfe and Katie Barry. Dana Jermain was the bride's personal attendant.
A reception was given at Knights of Columbus Hall in St. Joseph, Mo.

The bride is a Savannah High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in geography from Northwest Missouri State University. She has been a geographic information systems analyst for the city of Lawrence's planning department.

The groom is a graduate of St. Marys High School and Kaw Valley Technical School. He is project foreman for Osborne-Keating Electric.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Pfeifer

Laura and Dale Pfeifer

Laura Meyer and Dale Pfeifer were married Sept. 2, 2006, at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church in Lawrence with Darrel Proffitt officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Allen and Wilma Meyer, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Wilbert Pfeifer, Hays, and the late LeeAnn Pfeifer.

Best man was Richard Pfeifer. Bridesmaids were Michele Tenerelli and Hope Hogan. Ring bearer was Noah Meyer. Flower girls were Lanie Meyer and Leah Pfeifer.

Guest book attendants were Nancy Baker and Hayley Hogan. Gift table attendants were Chris Carter and Kim Carter. Readers were Lynne Bone and Jan Pfeifer. Ushers were Tim Meyer, Ross Pfeifer, Christopher Bone and Michael Bone. Candle lighters were Sarah Pfeifer and Katherine Pfeifer.

A reception was given at St. Margaret's Family Life Center.

The bride is a Lawrence High School graduate. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in human resources and marketing from the University of Colorado and a Master of Business Administration degree from Thunderbird University. She is a development officer in Unity, Mo.

The groom earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business from Fort Hays State University and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from Kansas University. He works in the investments division of UMB Bank in Kansas City, Mo.

The couple reside in Shawnee.

Anniversary

Schell

Raymond and Dianna Schell

Raymond and Dianna Schell, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family Aug. 26 in Kansas City, Kan.

Raymond Schell and Dianna Helm were married Sept. 3, 1956, in Miami, Okla.

Raymond was born in West Plains, Mo. He has owned and operated Lawrence Window Cleaning for 45 years.
Dianna was born in Kansas City, Kan., and graduated from Wyandotte High School.

They have two daughters, Christa Sharpsteen, Lenexa, and Robin Bayless, Lawrence, and two grandchildren.

Wedding

Callaway

Ryan and Andrea Callaway

Andrea Grace Hof and Ryan Michael Callaway were married July 14, 2006, at the Columbia River Gorge Overlook in Corbett, Ore., with the Rev. James McVittie officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Henry Hof III, Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., and Marianna Hof, Lake Forest, Calif. The groom is the son of Ron and Liz Callaway, Lawrence, and grandson of Ray and Rita Callaway, Concordia.

Maid of honor was Karina Hof. Best man was Nick Wood. Bride's attendants were Philip Hof, Cathy Beaumont Smith, Kyle Sheeley and Russell Joyce. Groom's attendants were Laura Callaway, Risa Petty, Shaun Edmonson and Josh White.

Amy Douglas was photographer. Jenny Linder, Karen Hilley and Dale Tolliver played the harp, violin and cello.

A reception was given at the Viewpoint Inn in Corbett, Ore. The couple took a honeymoon trip to Olympic National Park.

The bride is a graduate of Orme School in Arizona. She received a bachelor's degree from Lewis and Clark College and earned a master's degree from Portland State University.

The groom is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a bachelor's degree from Fort Hays State University and earned a master's degree from the University of Portland.

The couple reside in Shenzhen, China, where they are teaching at the Shekou International School.