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Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Baruth and Stromberg

Lauren Baruth and Jeffrey Stromberg

Ken and Karen Baruth, Murietta, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Baruth, to Jeffrey Stromberg, both of Lawrence. Jeffrey is the son of Dale Stromberg, Getzville, N.Y., and Linda Stone, Fort Scott.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Batavia High School, Batavia, Ill. She is a graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy in Lawrence. She is employed with Beauty Brands in Kansas City, Kan.
The future groom is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School. He is employed with Sunflower Broadband.
The couple plan a Sept. 27, 2008, wedding at Liberty Hall in Lawrence.

Engagement

Taylor and Mailen

Russell Mailen and Kelly Taylor

Ken and Brenda Taylor, Emporia, along with Gregg and Diane Mailen, Ottawa, announce the engagement of their children, Kelly Taylor, Emporia, and Russell Mailen, Waxahachie, Texas.
The future bride is a graduate of Hartford High School in Hartford. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Kansas University. She is employed with Boston Financial Data Services in Lawrence.
The future groom is a graduate of Palmer High School in Palmer, Texas. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from KU. He is employed with Hawker Beechcraft in Wichita.
The couple plan a Sept. 27, 2008, wedding at Messiah Lutheran Church in Emporia.

Anniversary

Enos

Paul and Carol Enos

Carol and Paul Enos, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in their home on July 5. Their event was hosted by their children.
Carol Curt met Paul Enos at Kansas University. They were married on July 5, 1958, in Neodesha, the bride's home town. Paul received a Bachelor of Science degree in geology from Kansas University, a Master of Science degree in geology from Stanford University and a Doctorate of philosophy degree in geology from Yale University. He was employed for six years as a research geologist by Shell Development Company in Coral Gables, Fla., and in Houston, before joining the geology faculty at the State University of New York in Binghamton, N.Y. From 1982 through 2000, he was Haas Distinguished Professor at KU.
Carol received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from KU, a Master of Science of Teaching degree in French from SUNY-Binghamton, and a Masters of Arts degree in English from KU. She taught English in Centralia, Wash., Anderson Creek, N.C., and Binghamton, N.Y. She taught at Lawrence and Free State High Schools until retirement in 1997 and continues active research on Shakespeare's life. The couple has traveled worldwide, largely in conjunction with geologic research. They plan to continue traveling for geology, Shakespeare and grandchildren.
They have four children: Heather Enos and Ross Wohlert, Orange, Conn.; Mischa Enos and Mark Martin, Houston; Kevin Enos, Lawrence; and Curt Enos, Virginia Beach, Va.
They have five grandchildren.

Anniversary

Ellis

Gary and Ruth Ellis

Gary and Ruth Ellis, Perry, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a buffet reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. July 19 at the Branded B Ranch, 7418 74th St., 7 miles north of Highway 24 on Jefferson County Road 237 at Newman. The event will be hosted by their children and assisted by their grandchildren.
Gary Ellis and Ruth Willkomm were married July 19, 1958, at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Perry, with the Rev. John Quigley officiating.
Gary retired from Goodyear after 41 years. Ruth retired from Perry USD #343 after 27 years.
They have six children: Dr. Theresa King and Jerry Bollig, Perry; Debbie and Danny Bolden, Lawrence; Kimberly and Scott Urie, Scotland; Jay Ellis, Lawrence; Robert Ellis, Olathe; and Joshua and Torrie Ellis, Perry.
They have seven grandchildren.
Your presence is your gift.

Anniversary

Brosa

Julius and Carol Brosa, Topeka, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Topeka. Family and friends are welcome to attend the reception.
The couple was married July 6, 1958, in Ives Chapel Methodist Church.
Carol Brosa grew up in Baldwin City and graduated from Baker University in 1955.
Their two children are Cynthia Irvine and husband Edward, and Melinda Rittgers and husband Alan.
They have five grandchildren.
The couple requests no gifts.

Wedding

Lewis and Lesko

Laura and Danny Lewis

Laura Lesko and Danny Lewis, both of Eudora, were married May 31, 2008, at St. Charles Church in Parma, Ohio, with the Rev. John T. Carlin officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Chris Lesko, Westlake, Ohio, and Francine Scheske, Strongsville, Ohio.
The groom is the son of Jane Lewis, Surprise, Ariz.
Matron of honor was Kristen Kurilec. Best man was Justin Kout. Bridesmaids were Michelle Emrich, Francine Thome, Erin Penning and Natalie Zumwalt. Groomsmen were Bobby Valenti, Nick Mangosing, Trent Jones and Brian Luke. Ushers were Chris Lesko, John Vigil, Heath Peterson, David Ochoa, Matt Thompson, Chris Tyrrell and Johnnie Watkins.
A reception followed at DeLuca's Place in the Park in Lorain, Ohio.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Parma Senior High School, Parma, Ohio. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in public relations from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Mich. She was a sports information assistant at the University of Houston. She was an assistant director of media relations for Kansas University Athletics Department. She is the state director of communications for March of Dimes, Overland Park.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Cactus High School, Phoenix. He played football for Phoenix College in Phoenix. He was a football letter winner for KU and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from KU in 2004. He was an intern for Williams Educational Fund for KU Athletics. He is an assistant director of alumni programs for Kansas Alumni Association.
The couple reside in Eudora.

Wedding

Knight and Fender

Luke and Michelle Fender

Michelle Knight and Luke Fender, both of Lawrence, were married May 17, 2008, at the South Park gazebo in Lawrence, with the Rev. Paul Gray officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Donald and Wanda Knight, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Edward Fender and Linda Drennon, both of Topeka.
Maid of honor was Allison Kerns. Best man was Dustin Burr.
A reception followed at Heartland Community Church in Lawrence.
The bride is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Emporia State University in 1997. She completed the Graduate Education Program at Avila University in December 2007.
The groom is a 1997 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Kansas University.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Bonner and Kitterman

Jodi and Taylor Bonner

Jodi Kitterman, McLouth, and Taylor Bonner, Stafford, were married June 7, 2008, at St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Lenexa, with the Rev. Wayne Castle officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Reta Kitterman, McLouth.
The groom is the son of Steve and Kara Bonner, Stafford.
Matron of Honor was Penny Burchett. Maid of honor was Holly Kitterman. Best man was Clint Bonner. Bridesmaids were Jessica Folsom and Tanisha Domann. Groomsmen were Brent Knoche, Tommy Dearing and TJ Dearing. Flower girls were Jordyn Folsom and Paige Jones. Ring bearer was Antone Vinduska. Candle lighters were Kennedy Knoche and Ceri McAferty. Ushers were Tony Pelnar and Ryan Rewerts. Wedding attendants were Aimee McDonald, Leah Bonner and Shawna Knoche. Reception attendants were Elizabeth Owsley and Stephanie Biggs.
A reception followed at Lenexa Community Center.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of McLouth High School and a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University. She is a first-grade teacher in De Soto.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Stafford High School and a 2002 graduate of Fort Hays State University. He is a marketing specialist for John Deere in Lenexa.
The couple reside in Shawnee.

Wedding

Carnagie and Sanders

Allison and Brent Carnagie

Allison Sanders, Lawrence, and Brent Carnagie, Eudora, were married April 12, 2008, at Eudora Church of Christ, with the Rev. Brian Gochenour officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Richard and Regina Sanders, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Dale and Susan Carnagie, Eudora.
Maids of honor were Ashley Hart and Aly Barland. Best man was Drew Carnagie. Bridesmaid was Chelsea Carnagie. Groomsmen were Trevor Brooks and Travis Sanders. Guest book attendant was Nicole Bowser. Greeter was Danielle Carnagie. Ushers were Ryan Carnagie and Jerrad Born. Flower girl was Jaden Brooks.
A reception followed at Eudora Church of Christ.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She is a 2006 graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy in Lawrence. She is a senior stylist at Beauty Brands in Lawrence.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Eudora High. He attended Ottawa University and received an associate's degree in liberal arts from Johnson County Community College in 2004. He is a service managing coordinator at Fed Ex Ground in Shawnee.
The couple reside in Eudora.

Wedding

Lewis and Berry

Natalie and James Lewis

Natalie Brooke Berry and James Todd Lewis were married May 31, 2008, at Ann Street United Methodist Church in Beaufort, NC., with the Rev. Caswell Eure Shaw Jr. officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Cathryn Berry, Rocky Mount, N.C.
The groom is the son of Richard and Catherine Lewis, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Leslie Barnes. Best man was the groom's father, Richard Lewis. Bridesmaids were Molly Norton, Meredith Custer, Morgan Lasater, Kindelle Morton, Ann Berry, and Anna Lea. Groomsmen were Brandon Berry, Bix Ellenbecker, John Gallagher, John Stuart, Brandon Johnson, Kristopher Schmidt and Timothy Swanson. Greeters were Amanda Shintay and Alexandra Jachowicz. Organist was Candice Davis. Violinist was Bix Ellenbecker.
A reception followed at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.
The bride is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is employed by Wachovia Securities as an operations analyst-officer for the Business Services Group in Richmond, Va.
The groom is a graduate of Kansas University. He is regional account manager for Miele Inc. in Virginia.
The couple reside in Richmond.

Engagement

West and Forkenbrock

Jennifer Lee West and Scott William Forkenbrock

Steve and Janet West, Abilene, along with Ron and Connie Forkenbrock, Manhattan, announce the engagement of their children Jennifer Lee West and Scott William Forkenbrock, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 1993 graduate of Abilene High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Fort Hays State University in 1998. She received a Master of Science degree in education from Kansas University in 2001. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Washburn University in 2003. She is a registered nurse in the emergency room at Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
The future groom is a 1989 graduate of Immaculata High School, Leavenworth. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas State University in 1994. He received a Master of Science degree in education from Mid-America Nazarene University in 2002. He is a teacher at Central Junior High School in Lawrence.
The couple plan a Sept. 26, 2008, wedding at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Abilene.

Engagement

Freeman and Goodison

Felicia Freeman and Ben Goodison

Alfred and Cheryl Freeman, Lawrence, along with Ward and Margaret Goodison, Mound City, announce the engagement of their children, Felicia Freeman, Lawrence, and Ben Goodison, Mound City.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She attended Baker University and Pittsburg State University. She plans to receive a communication degree with emphasis in public relations from Arizona State University in 2009. She is a leasing consultant for Mark-Taylor Residential, Gilbert, Ariz.
The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Jayhawk-Linn High School. He attended Kansas University. He received a bachelor's degree in construction management from Pittsburg State University in 2008. He is a project supervisor for CECO Concrete Construction, Tempe, Ariz.
The couple plan an Aug. 30, 2008, wedding at Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence.