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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Paden and Herbster

Tyler Herbster and Jessica Paden

Bryan and Jody Paden, Wathena, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Paden, Topeka, to Tyler Herbster, Topeka, son of Pete and Sue Hosler, Valley Falls.

The future bride graduated from Wathena High School in 2001 and received a bachelor's degree in applied behavior science from Kansas University in 2005, and a bachelor's degree in dental hygiene from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2007.

She is employed by Flint Hills Community Health Center in Emporia.

The future groom graduated from Valley Falls High School in 2001 and received a Bachelor of Science in social welfare from KU in 2006. He is employed by TFI Family Services in Topeka.

The couple plan a Sept. 15, 2007, wedding at First Presbyterian Church in St. Joseph, Mo.

Engagement

McEnroe and Lange

Scot Lange and Emily McEnroe

Bruce McEnroe, Lawrence, and Michelle Tamburini, Anthony, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Rose McEnroe, to Scot Daniel Lange, son of Mark and Lori Lange, all of Lawrence.

Scot and Emily graduated from Free State High School in 2005.

Emily is pursuing a degree in elementary education from Kansas University, and Scot is pursuing degrees in computer science and data security from Emporia State University.

The couple plan an Aug. 2, 2008, wedding at the St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence.

Engagement

Miles and Black

Rachel Miles and Eric Black

David Miles and Deanna Miles, both of Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Miles, to Eric Black, son of Larry and Jeanne Black, Baldwin City.

The bride-to-be graduated from Baldwin High School in 2004. She is pursuing a bachelor's degree in accounting from Kansas University.

The future groom graduated from Baldwin High School in 2002. He received a bachelor's degree in communication studies from KU in 2006. He is employed by E & E Electric in Baldwin City.

The couple plan a June 28, 2008, wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.

Wedding

Brunkan

Jennie and Jason Brunkan

Jennie Lynne Roberts and Jason David Brunkan were married Dec. 31, 2006, at Club 1000 in Kansas City, Mo., with Pastor Jim Gordon officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Don and Claire Roberts, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Jim Brunkan, Grandview, Mo., and Kathy Majors, Lee's Summit, Mo.

Matrons of honor were Erika Jones Devore and Kori Gilliland Alvarado. The groom's attendants were Kirk Morales and Richard Elkins. Ring bearer was Maxwell Roberts. Ushers were Alex Roberts and Leon Roberts. Guest book attendant was Jaime Brunkan. Wedding music was provided by Sandy Aschenbrenner, Heather Claybrook and David Devore.

A reception followed at Club 1000.

The couple reside in Mission.

Wedding

Hilding

Shannon and DJ Hilding

Shannon Elizabeth Brown and Dennis Jozef Hilding were married May 26, 2007, at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Overland Park, with the Rev. Bob Lehleitner officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Robert Brown, Kansas City, Mo., and Ginger Brown, Overland Park. The groom is the son of Jerel and Krystyna Hilding, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Erica Pfeiffer. Best man was Ryan Morgan. Bridesmaids were Raichel Brown, Shara Breeze, Alysia Churchill and Madeline Hopfinger. Groomsmen were Erik Sloan, Kris Hilding, Tyson Willoughby and Clint Breeze. Ushers were Kirk Vandaveer and Johnathan Evans. Program attendants were Jack Hopfinger and P.J. Hopfinger. Guest book attendant was Mindy Woodward.

A reception followed at the Doubletree Hotel in Overland Park.

Shannon graduated from Blue Valley West High School in 2003. She received a degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2006 and is pursuing a law degree at KU.

DJ graduated from Lawrence High School in 2000. He received a Bachelor of Arts in education in 2005 and a master's degree in sports management and administration in 2007, both from KU. He is employed as event coordinator at the KU Store.

The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

LaPoint

Mitch and Jenny LaPoint

Jennifer Lee Simpson and Mitchell Shane LaPoint were married June 30, 2007, at the Tulsa Garden Center in Tulsa, Okla., with the Rev. Carol Lawson officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Tom and Alana Simpson, Tulsa. The groom is the son of Jim and Ann LaPoint, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Jordan Simpson. Best man was Scott Prater. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Davis, Ann Weber, Christie Vanderslice, Brandy Morrison and Kristin Kelley. Groomsmen were Mike LaPoint, Mark LaPoint, Matt LaPoint, John Simpson and Stephen Jones.

Flower girls were Sophia LaPoint and Elle LaPoint. Ring bearers were Dominic LaPoint and Michael LaPoint. Jill Meier was a reader, and David Dick and Dylan Mayor were ushers. Greeters were Erin Waugh and Amy Lambert.

Music was provided by a string quartet and guitarist Chad Meier. The reception was given in the mansion at the Tulsa Garden Center.

Jenny graduated in 1997 from Cascia Hall High School in Tulsa. She received a degree in journalism from KU in 2001. She is employed by CBS radio in Dallas.

Mitch is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a degree in sports management from KU in 1998. He is employed as a scout for the Dallas Cowboys.

The couple reside in Flower Mound, Texas.

Wedding

Lauer

Hannah and Casey Lauer

Hannah Sumner and Casey Lauer were married Aug. 12, 2006, at the Topeka Bible Church, with the Rev. Joe Hishmeh officiating.

The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Kathy Sumner, Topeka. The groom is the son of Stan Lauer, Salina, and Suzi Cammon, Lawrence.

Maid of honor was Shannon Wild. Best man was Kyle Evans. Bridesmaids were Heather Sumner, Shannah Sumner, Kendra Gray, Kyla Gilmore and Julia Dunn. Groomsmen were Jeff Frenya, Dane Johnson, Camille Lauer, Chris Reischman and Wade Heim.

Candlelighters were Lizzy Mueting and Carey Stephens. Ushers were Andy Barnes, Cody Gilmore and Brian Gray. Flower girl was Halle Jackson. Ring bearer was Taegan Sumner. Soloists were Camille Lauer and Sarah Leftwich. Trumpeter was David Hinkle.

A reception followed at the Great Overland Station in Topeka.

Hannah graduated from Flint Hills Christian School in 2001 and received a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Baker University. She is employed as a registered nurse at the Birthplace at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center in Topeka.

Casey graduated from Free State High School in 1999 and received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Kansas University. He is employed at the Kansas Energy Office in Topeka.

The couple reside in Topeka.

Anniversary

Edman

Bill and Joanne Edman

Bill and Joanne Edman, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 1 at the South Park Recreation Center.

They were married Sept. 1, 1957, at the First Baptist Church in Horton.

Hosting the event will be their children Von and Bev Edman, and Don and Linda Edman, all of Lawrence, and Diane and Marty Corson, Stuart, Fla.

They have six grandchildren.

Friends are invited to share in the celebration from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Pletcher

Alvah John and Verna B. Pletcher, Lecompton, will celebrate their 40th anniversary with a trip to Branson, Mo.

They were married Aug. 26, 1967, at the United Methodist Church in Stull.

John worked at The Topeka Capital-Journal newspaper for 20 years. Verna was a homemaker.

Their son, Harold, served in the U.S. Air Force in Seoul, South Korea, and retired in 2005.

He continues to live in Seoul and is employed by the National Security Agency.

Anniversary

Leek

Arnold and Nancy Leek

Arnold and Nancy Leek, Ozawkie, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a reception hosted by their family from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at 519 Ninth St. in Baldwin City.

Arnold F. Leek and Nancy Carol Greer were married Aug. 28, 1957, at the United Methodist Church in Eudora, with the Rev. George M. Boicourt officiating.

Arnold was employed at Tension Envelope in Kansas City, Mo., and Nancy worked at Kansas University.

Their children are James and Sabre Leek, Merrimack, N.H.; Gordon and Carol Leek, Cabot, Ark.; and Laura Leek, Topeka. They have 10 grandchildren.

Friends and family are invited to the reception. The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Woods

Clyde and Louise Woods

Clyde and Louise Woods, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9 at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

They were married Sept. 4, 1942, in Kansas City, Kan.

Clyde and Louise were high school sweethearts. Clyde graduated from Kansas State University and worked as a civil engineer for the Kansas Department of Transportation. He retired in 1984 after 38 years of service.

Louise worked for three years for KLWN radio in Lawrence and is a homemaker.

Their daughter is Nancy Larsen, Lawrence. They have two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The couple request no gifts.

Anniversary

Scott

Larrie and Brilla Scott

Larrie and Brilla Scott, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday with a family luncheon and reception at the Kanwaka Township Hall. Their son, Eric, and his wife, Diane, will host the event along with their four grandchildren.

Charles "Larrie" Scott and Brilla Ann Highfill were married Aug. 23, 1957, at the First Presbyterian Church in Winfield. Brilla graduated from Winfield High School, and Larrie graduated from Caldwell High School. Both are graduates of Southwestern College and Pittsburg State University.

The Scotts began their teaching careers at Winfield High School and moved to Lawrence in 1966. Larrie taught basic auto mechanics and coordinated the driver education program at Lawrence High School for 32 years. He now works part time as the courtesy van driver for Dale Willey Automotive in Lawrence.

Brilla taught business classes at West Junior High School and Lawrence High. She also was assistant principal and later principal at West. In 2003, Brilla retired as the state executive director for United School Administrators of Kansas.

Engagement

Wiles and Nowak

Jared Nowak and Kaci Wiles

Steven R. and Carolyn Wiles, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaci Wiles, to Jared Nowak, both of Chicago. The future groom is the son of Allen and Patricia Nowak, Ithaca, Mich.

The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School and received an Associate of Applied Science in interior design from Johnson County Community College. She is employed as a certified interior designer and a property manager.

The future groom graduated from Ithaca High School and received a Bachelor of Science in sports management and business at the University of Michigan. He is employed as director of tournament operations for the PGA of America, Illinois Section.

The couple plan a Sept. 8, 2007, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Virtue and Veit

Christopher Veit and Jessica Virtue

Rick Virtue and Linda Gilstrap, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Virtue, Lawrence, to Christopher Veit, Overland Park, son of Albert Veit, St. Thomas, Mo., and Pamela Veit, Merriam.

The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School, and received a Bachelor of Science in journalism and a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from Kansas University in 2006. She is employed in the operations excellence department at the Applebee's International office in Overland Park.

The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School and received a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from KU in 2005. He is employed as an engineer at Kennedy/Jenks Consultants in Mission.

The couple plan an Oct. 20, 2007, wedding at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Smith and Ruf

Brett Smith and Sarah Ruf

Eric and Judy Smith, Eudora, announce the engagement of their son, Brett Smith, Eudora, to Sarah Ruf, Oberlin, daughter of Robert and Sherri Ruf, Oberlin.

The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Decatur Community High School and attends Kansas University. She is employed by Boston Financial Data Services.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Eudora High School. He is employed by CMR Inc.

The couple plan a Nov. 10, 2007, wedding at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence.