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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Patton and Seymour

Brooke Seymour and Ryan Patton

Paul A. Seymour III and Helen Seymour, both of Lawrence, and J. Michael and Mary Patton, Wichita, announce the engagement of their children, Brooke Seymour and Ryan Patton, both of Lawrence.
The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School and Baker University's School of Nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse in cardiac thoracic surgery at Kansas University Medical Center.
The future groom graduated from Wichita Collegiate High School and is pursuing a finance degree at KU.
The couple plan a June 9, 2007, wedding at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Hill and Miles

Sarah Hill and Steven Miles

John and Nancy Miles, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their son, Steven John Miles, Lawrence, to Sarah Michelle Hill, Wichita, the daughter of Patrick Hill and Dana Jirovec, both of Wichita.
The future bride graduated from Bishop Carroll Catholic High School in 2001 and received a Bachelor of General Studies in speech-language-hearing at Kansas University in 2006. She is pursuing a graduate degree in speech language pathology at KU.
The future groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 1994 and attended KU. He is employed as chief information officer at ABLE Inc. in Bonner Springs.
The couple plan an Aug. 4, 2007, wedding at the Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa in Lahaina, Hawaii.

Engagement

Jacob and Masterson

Kevin Jacob and Ashley Masterson

Dan Masterson and Diane Masterson, both of Fairview Park, Ohio, and Mike and Pam Jacob, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Masterson and Kevin Jacob, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Fairview High School. She attended Johnson County Community College and is a 2006 graduate of the Ohio Academy of Pet Styling. She is employed at Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended the University of Arizona and is pursuing a degree in economics at Kansas University. He is employed at Emprise Bank.
The couple plan an Oct. 9, 2007, wedding in Las Vegas. A local reception will be held at a later date in Lawrence.

Engagement

Drews and Tajchman

Becky Tajchman and Mike Drews

Becky Tajchman and Mike Drews, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Lloyd and Paula Tajchman, Topeka. The future groom is the son of Gwen Drews, Topeka.
Becky is employed by Community Children's Center-Head Start in Lawrence.
Mike is employed by Cumulus Broadcasting in Topeka.
The couple plan a July 7, 2007, wedding at the Great Overland Station in Topeka.

Engagement

Spletstoser and Windholz

Kim Marie Windholz and Jared Troy Spletstoser

Brian and Shirley Windholz, Russell, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kim Marie Windholz, to Jared Troy Spletstoser, both of New York City, son of Gary and Marilyn Spletstoser, Center, N.D.
The future bride is a 1996 graduate of Russell High School. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration from Kansas University in 2000. She lived and worked in Lawrence until 2006. She is employed as a clinical research associate for United BioSource Corp. in New York City.
The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Center High School and a 1999 graduate of the University of North Dakota. He earned a master's degree in 2001, and a doctorate in medicinal chemistry in 2004, both from KU. He is completing post-doctoral research at Columbia University in New York City as a fellow for the American Cancer Society.
The couple plan a June 16, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Warren and Wilson

Andrew Dale Warren and Kasey Kay Wilson

Ronald R. Wilson, rural Centropolis, and Kimberly K. Wilson, rural Overbrook, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasey Kay Wilson, to Andrew Dale Warren, son of Ronald D. and Dinia K. Warren, Tallassee, Ala.
The future bride is a 1997 graduate of Baldwin High School and received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Kansas State University in 2002.
The future groom is a 1997 graduate of Northlake High School in Covington, La. He received a Bachelor of Science in biology and science education from Louisiana College in 2001.
They plan to graduate from the University of Houston's College of Optometry in May.
The couple plan a May 27, 2007, wedding at the Kansas Museum of History in Topeka.

Engagement

Owen and Norman

Melissa Norman and Jason Owen

Melissa Gail Norman and Jason Timothy James Owen, both of Tonganoxie, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Charles Norman and Lynley Cordell, both of Tonganoxie. The future groom is the son of James Owen, Bonner Springs, and Patricia Witt, Topeka.
Melissa is a 2001 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and is pursuing a bachelor's degree at Washburn University. Jason is a 2001 graduate of McLouth High School and received a bachelor's degree in advertising from Washburn in 2005.
The couple plan a May 5, 2007, wedding at Danforth Chapel, Kansas University.

Wedding

Gragg

Jessica and Jason Gragg

Jessica Swinford and Jason Gragg were married on Nov. 25, 2006, at Indian Hills Church of God in Lawrence, with Pastor Glenn Davis officiating.
The bride is the daughter of John and Jennifer Swinford, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Mark and Beth Gragg, Salina. The matron of honor was Jessica Williams. The best man was Curtis Viar. Bridesmaids were JoAnn Swinford and Heather Leach. Groomsmen were Corey Saunders and Darren Gragg. Ushers were John Swinford and Sam Terry.
A reception was given at Black Tie Affair in Lawrence.
Jessica graduated from Lawrence High School in 2005 and attended Johnson County Community College. Jason graduated from Salina Central High School in 2005. He is a private in the U.S. Army.
The couple reside in Fort Drum, N.Y.

Wedding

Nicholson

Chris and Kymber Nicholson

Kymber Stimac and Chris Nicholson were married on March 17, 2007, at Kansas University's Danforth Chapel, with Judge Pro Tem Peggy Kittel officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Danna Stimac, Lone Jack, Mo. The groom is the son of Harvey Nicholson, Topeka, and Gaye Nicholson, Lawrence.
The maid of honor was Brandi Kocek. The best man was Robert Dye. Bridesmaids were Tanya Kocek and Jerri Demaranvile. Groomsmen were Chris Craig and Mark Edmonds.
Ushers were Richard Neis and Jimmy Thompson. Flower girls were Mickela Kocek and Kaitlyn Nicholson.
A reception was given at the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence.
The bride graduated from Fort Collins High School in Fort Collins, Colo., in 1999. She is employed at Vangent Government Solutions in Lawrence.
The groom graduated from Lawrence High School in 1996. He is employed as a sports field manager by the city of Olathe.
The couple reside in Eudora.

Anniversary

Young

Lyle and Faye Young

Lyle E. and Faye Young, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a gathering for their family on April 8 at their home.
Lyle Young and Faye Hysell were married on April 10, 1947, at Ellsworth Presbyterian Church. They have lived in Lawrence since 1955.
Lyle was a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for 40 years, retiring in 1984. Faye served in the Cadet Nurses Corps and graduated from the Ellsworth School of Nursing as a registered nurse. She worked for the Reed Medical Group for 17 years and retired in 1984.
Their children are Bob Young and wife Sherry, Topeka; and Barbara Innes and husband Bob, Overland Park. They have four grandchildren.

Anniversary

Elston

Gary Lee and Linda Rose Elston, Lawrence, are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. They were married on April 27, 1962, in Lawrence.
Gary worked for Aquila Inc. and is retired.
Their children are Cheryl Nunn, Spring Hill; Mark Elston and wife Cheryll, Baldwin City; and Kim Elston, Lawrence.
The couple request no gifts.

Engagement

Fruetel and Fritzel

Molly Fruetel and Patrick Fritzel

Tim and Cindy Fritzel announce the engagement of their son, Patrick Fritzel, to Molly Fruetel, all of Lawrence. The future bride is the daughter of Gordon and Cheryl Fruetel, Richmond, Va.
Molly is a 2000 graduate of Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, Conn. She graduated with honors from Kansas University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts in speech-language-hearing. She received a Master of Education in communication disorders from the University of Virginia in 2006. She is employed as a speech-language pathologist at Nottingham Elementary School in Eudora.
Patrick is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended KU and received a degree in construction management from Johnson County Community College in 2005. He is employed as a job superintendent for Gene Fritzel Construction.
The couple plan a July 7, 2007, wedding in Naples, Fla.