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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Poeverlein and Joliet

The Rev. Samuel and Dianne Smith, Joliet, Mont., announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Smith, Joliet, to J.D. Poeverlein, Lawrence, son of Victor and Lora Poeverlein, Lawrence.
The future bride was home-schooled and attended Montana State University in Billings. She attends Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville.
The future groom graduated from Free State High School and attends Oklahoma Wesleyan.
The couple plan a June 2, 2007, wedding at Joliet Wesleyan Church. A second reception will be given at 3 p.m. June 10 at Lawrence Wesleyan Church.

Engagement

Herder and Cornelius

Steven and Jeannie Cornelius, Topeka, and Dale and Denise Herder, Burlington, announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Jean Cornelius and Brian Lane Herder, both of Lawrence.
The future bride graduated from Washburn Rural High School and received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Kansas University. She is pursuing a master's degree in criminal justice at Washburn University.
The future groom graduated from Burlington High School and received a bachelor's degree in humanities from KU. He is completing post-graduate courses in education at Washburn University.
The couple plan a Dec. 15, 2007, wedding at Danforth Chapel, Kansas University.

Anniversary

Beers

Glenn and Rosella Beers, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner for immediate family and then a trip to Texas.
Glenn Beers and Rosella House were married April 20, 1947, in Lawrence.
Glenn was a sheet metal worker for Scott Temperature and then Norris Brothers. He retired in 1984. Rosella is a homemaker.
Their children are Linda and Gary Stanwix, Lawrence, and Marsha and Dan Farrier, Texas.
They have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Barnhart

Don and Beverly Barnhart, Lawrence, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 21 at the Lawrence Visitor Information Center, North Second and Locust streets.
Don Barnhart and Beverly Trendel were married April 21, 1962, at Michigan Valley Methodist Church in Michigan Valley, Kan. Don worked in highway maintenance for the Kansas Department of Transportation in Lawrence, and at Kennedy Glass for 10 years. Beverly has worked at Kennedy Glass for 30 years.
Their children are Raymond Barnhart, Lawrence, and Dona Higgins, Lecompton. They have two grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Hartpence

George and Aileen Hartpence, Lawrence, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 22 at the home of their son, Douglas Hartpence, 3104 Sherwood Drive, Lawrence.
George Hartpence and Aileen Myers were married on April 20, 1937, in Topeka.
The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Fletcher and McDaniel

Wayne and Jude McDaniel, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Corrie McDaniel, Lawrence, to Noah Fletcher, Seattle, son of Rick and Peggy Fletcher, Corvallis, Ore.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2005 graduate of Seattle Pacific University. She is in her first year at the Midwestern University School of Medicine in Chicago.
The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Corvallis High School and a 2005 graduate of Seattle Pacific. He is employed by Washington Mutual Bank.
The couple plan a July 14, 2007, wedding in Seattle. A Lawrence reception will be given Aug. 11.

Engagement

Breithaupt and Quinonez

Jeri and Paulette Breithaupt, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Jeffrey Breithaupt, Overland Park, to Angie Quinonez, Overland Park, daughter of Luis and Estela Quinonez, Wichita.
The future bride graduated from Garden City High School in 2002. She is pursuing a degree in business psychology at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe.
The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002. He received a degree in athletic training from MidAmerica Nazarene in 2006. He is employed at First National Bank in Olathe.
The couple plan a May 27, 2007, wedding in Guatemala.

Engagement

Ostermann and Walker

John L. and Ruth Anne Walker, Topeka, announce the engagement of their daughter, Barbara L. Walker, to Jared Ostermann, son of Russell and Charlotte Ostermann, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Washburn Rural High School in Topeka. She is pursuing bachelor's degrees in English and journalism at Kansas University.
The future groom was home-schooled and graduated in 2002. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in organ performance at KU and plans to pursue a master's degree in church music at the University of Notre Dame.
The couple plan an August 2007 wedding at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center.

Engagement

Mack and Krueger

Keri Krueger and Brian Devin Mack, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement, along with their families.
The future bride is the daughter of Ray and Mary Krueger, Sioux City, Iowa. The future groom is the son of James Mack Jr., New Mexico, and Marie Mack, Lawrence.
Keri is employed as a hair stylist at Strands, and as a conference coordinator with Connex International Inc. Devin is employed in the information technology department at Silpada Designs Inc.
The couple plan to be married today in Lawrence.

Engagement

Elsbury and Finch

Raymond and Jean Finch, Lawrence, Roger and Kelly Elsbury, and Cynthia Elsbury, all of Topeka, announce the engagement of their children, Katie Finch, Mission, and Curt Elsbury, Topeka.
The future bride graduated from Free State High School in 2000 and received a Bachelor of Arts in art history from Kansas University in 2004. She is employed as office manager at Jenkins and LeBlanc, DDS, in Overland Park.
The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Washburn Rural High School in Topeka. He received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from KU in 2006. He is employed as a manager at Red Robin in Topeka.
The couple plan an Oct. 6, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.