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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Troupe and Flessing

Jill and Ryan Flessing

Jill Troupe and Ryan Flessing were married Dec. 15, 2007, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Edward L. Holt officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Judith Troupe, Oakland, Neb. The groom is the son of Doug and Cheryl Flessing, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Julie DePauw. Best man was Justin Paslay. Bridesmaid was Nicole Krambeer. Groomsman was Dan Gillaspie. The flower dog was B'Elanna Troupe.
A reception was given in the Green Room at the Lawrence Community Theatre.
Jill graduated from Oakland Craig Public High School and received a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. She received a Master of Social Work from Washburn University. Jill is employed as an outpatient therapist at The Guidance Center in Oskaloosa.
Ryan graduated from Perry High School and attended Kansas University. He is employed as a pharmacy technician at Dillons.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Barton and Mayhew

Monte Mayhew and Virginia Barton

Richard and Eva Radcliff, Titusville, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Carol Barton, Titusville, to Monte Nelson Mayhew, Orlando, Fla.
The future groom is the son of Roy and Maxine Mayhew, Lawrence.
The couple plan an April 26, 2008, wedding in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Wedding

Thrower and Wells

Beverly and Randy Thrower

Beverly JoAnn Wells and Randy James Thrower were married Dec. 29, 2007, at Lecompton United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Baker officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Mary Stauffer, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bill and Christine Thrower, Olathe.
Matron of honor was Lisa McGowan. Best man was Nathan McLean. Bridesmaids were Elizabeth and Bethany Wells. Groomsmen were Bill Thrower and Matt Campbell.
Flower girl was Katie Wells. Ring bearer was Nicholas Macaluso. Candlelighter was Kiara Umscheid. Guestbook attendant was Mariah Schoenberger.
A reception was given at Perry American Legion Post No. 142.
Beverly is a 2001 graduate of Washburn University. She is employed by the Kansas State Department of Education.
Randy is a 1995 graduate of Olathe South High School and is employed by Kansas University.
The couple reside in Lecompton.

Engagement

Huff and Mangino

Danielle Huff and Tommy Mangino

Darrell and Debbie Huff, and Mark and Mary Jane Mangino announce the engagement of their children, Danielle Rene Huff and Thomas Matthew Mangino, all of Lawrence.
The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 2004 and is pursuing a degree in dental hygiene at Johnson County Community College.
The future groom graduated from LHS in 2003 and received an associate's degree from Johnson County Community College. He is pursuing a degree at Washburn University and plans to attend graduate school in the fall.
The couple plan a July 12, 2008, wedding at Corpus Christi Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Coffin and Courter

Cassidy Coffin and Jesse Courter

Larry and Kim Coffin, McLouth, announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassidy R. Coffin, Lawrence, to Jesse C. Courter, Overland Park, son of Jeff and Cindy Courter, Wellsville.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and attended Emporia State University from 2002 to 2004. She is employed as a case manager assistant at Johnson County Mental Health Center.
The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Wellsville High School. He graduated from Emporia State University in 2003. He is employed as an engagement controller at Cerner.
The couple plan an Oct. 11, 2008, wedding in Leavenworth.

Wedding

Smith and Ruf

Sarah and Brett Smith

Sarah Irene Ruf and Brett Thomas Smith were married Nov. 10, 2007, at the Mustard Seed Christian Fellowship in Lawrence, with the Rev. Paul Taylor officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sherri Ruf, Olathe. The groom is the son of Eric and Judy Smith, Eudora.
Maid of honor was Jennifer Calderwood. Best man was Cory Smith. Bridesmaids were Audry Bethel, Lacey White, Erica Irvin, Amanda Hare and Amy Stratmann. Groomsmen were Monte Steffey, Brock Robson, Ricky Line, David Roubison and Joe Born.
Ushers were Ryan Ruf, Dustin Smith and Patrick Altenberndt. Personal attendant was Kate Dizney.
A reception and dance followed at Steve's Place in Lawrence.
Sarah graduated from Decatur Community High School in 2004 and is pursuing a degree in economics at Kansas University. She is employed as a senior mutual funds representative at Boston Financial Data Services.
Brett graduated from Eudora High School in 1999. He is employed as a finisher for B&K Concrete.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Bogart

Len and Edith Bogart, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by their sons and wives Jan. 6 at Teller's restaurant in Lawrence.
Len E. Bogart and Edith Godfrey were married Dec. 7, 1947, in Abilene. Edith was a teacher at Lawrence High School from 1975 to 1993. Len was a manufacturer's representative for Stanley Works, of New Britain, Conn.
Their children are Michael Bogart and wife Susan Snow Bogart, Tonganoxie; and Jay Bogart and wife Marti Krehbiel Bogart, Spring Hill.
They have three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Klinger and Sheldon

Chelsea Klinger and Brian Sheldon

Chelsea Klinger and Brian Sheldon, both of Baldwin City, announce their engagement.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Clarke Klinger, Ponca City, Okla., and Sonja and Bart Patton, Winfield. She graduated from Winfield High School.
The future groom is the son of Debbie French-Morgan and Delbert Sheldon, both of Baldwin City. He graduated from Baldwin High School and Baker University. He is self-employed in the construction industry.
The couple plan a May 17, 2008, wedding in Winfield.

Wedding

Ridenour and Johnson

Rychel and Evan Ridenour

Rychel Lee Johnson and Evan Granrath Ridenour were married Aug. 4, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Rich and Michele Johnson, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Marc and Susan Ridenour, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Emily Baucom. Best man was Shad Woodworth. Bridesmaids were Maggie Brooke and Mallory Martinez. Groomsmen were Adam Van Horn and Tim Squires.
Flower girls were Kelsey and Kylie Dumas. Ring bearer was Tanner Dumas. Ushers were Dustin Johnson, Zachory Johnson and Sean Ridenour. Program attendant was Matthew Johnson. Guest book attendant was Patrick Johnson. Gift table attendants were Nicole Berry and Stacie Garland. Bubbles were distributed by Steven Johnson and Joshua Schurer. Communion gifts were presented by Briana, Meaghan and Patrick Davis. Music was provided by Jubilate.
A reception was given at the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2007. She is employed by Johnson County Mental Health and plans to attend graduate school in the fall.
The groom is pursuing a degree in business at KU. He is employed at Natural Breeze Remodeling.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Donahey and Sebring

Cassie and Kiel Donahey

Cassie Sebring and Kiel Donahey were married July 21, 2007, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ronald Sebring, Topeka, and Patricia Robinett, Tecumseh. The groom is the son of Robin and Nancy Donahey, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Kari Morgan. Best man was Josh Spradlin. Bridesmaids were Angie Devins and Chersie Miller. Groomsmen were Dennis Mersmann and Collin Pittier.
Cassie is a 2000 graduate of Seaman High School in Topeka. She graduated from Kansas University in 2006. She is an art teacher at Tonganoxie Middle School.
Kiel graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002 and from Neosho County Community College in 2008. He is a licensed practical nurse at Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

McKnight and Hexdall

Caroline and Eric Hexdall

Caroline McKnight and Eric Hexdall were married Sept. 14, 2007, at Country Club Congregational Church in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Vern Barnet and Steve King officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Phil and Melinda McKnight, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Ken and Jan Hexdall, Sarasota, Fla., and the late Barbara Hexdall.
Matron of honor was Laura McKnight. Best man was Rex Amador. Bridesmaid was Jill McKnight. Groomsman was Scott Cassell. Flower girl was Ann Barker.
A reception was given at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.
Caroline graduated from Lawrence High School in 1993. She received a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 1997 and an educational specialist degree in school psychology in 1999, both from Kansas University. She received a doctorate in school psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2004. Caroline is employed at the University of North Carolina's Center for Development and Learning in Chapel Hill.
Eric graduated from Oswego High School in 1983 and the University of Illinois in 1987. He served in the U.S. Navy while based in San Diego. He received a degree in nursing at Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles in 2002. He is employed in the Surgical ICU and Trauma Unit at Duke University Medical Center.
The couple reside in Raleigh, N.C.

Wedding

Morgan and Soules

Jodi and Heath Morgan

Jodi Soules and Heath Morgan were married Dec. 19, 2007, at Treasure Island Resort in Las Vegas.
The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Cheri Soules, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Richard Morgan and Debbie Soph, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Amy Soules. Best man was Sean Tubbs. Bridesmaid was Katelyn Soules. Groomsman was Douglas Soules.
The reception followed at the resort.
Jodi graduated from Emporia High School and received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Emporia State University. She is pursuing a doctorate of physical therapy at Kansas University Medical Center.
Heath graduated from Free State High School and Johnson County Community College. He is employed as assistant maintenance supervisor at Naismith Hall.
The couple reside in McLouth.