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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Anniversary

Breithaupt

Delbert and Lois Breithaupt will celebrate their 50th anniversary from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 2, 2008, with a reception at the First Southern Baptist Church of Eudora, 1103 Main St.
The reception will be given by their children, Dan and Ann Basel, Eudora, and Delbert and Reta Breithaupt, Wellsville.
Delbert and Lois were married Aug. 22, 1958, in Eudora.
Delbert was an electrician for the cities of Eudora, De Soto and Baldwin City. He also worked at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. He is the city superintendent of Eudora.
Lois worked for the Eudora schools kitchens for 13 years and for the Eudora Nursing Center as a certified nursing assistant for 15 years.
They have six grandchildren, five stepgrandchildren, four great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
All family and friends are welcome.

Wedding

Pateta

Elizabeth Brinkley and Makakoloa Pateta, both of Reno, Nev., were married May 31, 2008, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Dr. Gary Teske and the Rev. Bill Ester officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Dwight and Mary Brinkley, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of the late Viliami and Mele Pateta.
Maid of honor was Susan Moss. Best man was Toni Finau. Bridesmaids were Sarah Brinkley, Darlene Moeaki, Kelly Miller and Kelly Wilson. Groomsmen were Adam Brinkley, David Vaioleti, Saia Lavulo and Nau Ne'ufi. Candlelighter was Tiffany Johnson. Musicians were Danielle Musick, soloist; and Anna Eaverson, trumpet. Vocalists were Sarah Brinkley and Deb Eaverson.
A reception followed at the Eldridge in Lawrence.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology from Kansas State University in 2001. She received a Master of Arts degree in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno, Nev., in 2004. She is the athletic trainer for the Sierra Center for Orthopaedic Rehabilitation and Washoe County School District in Reno.
The groom is a graduate of Tonga High School, Nuku'alofa, Tonga. He earned an Associate of Arts degree in architectural drafting from Honolulu Community College in 1997. He is the senior drafter for Ganthner, Melby, L.L.C. in Reno. He is a member of the Reno Zephyrs Rugby Club.
The couple reside in Reno.

Wedding

Stockham

Melia Johnson, Lawrence, and John Stockham, Meriden, were married Dec. 1, 2007, at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, with the Rev. Travis Berkley officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ted and Marcia McFarlane, Overland Park.
The groom is the son of Pam Stockham, Overland Park, and the late Norman Stockham.
Maid of honor was Bailey McFarlane. Best man was Michael Gier. Bridesmaids were Amber Hughes, Ceridwen Goulter, Marilyn Bailey, and Jennifer Goetz. Groomsmen were Kevin Cozzi, Rodney Hopkins, Chris Massey, and Ted Adams. Flower girls were Lakin Adams and Emily Farthing. "Petal chuckers" were Luke Moyer, Jack Moyer and Scott Moyer. Ushers were Evan McFarlane and Chad Stockham. Musicians were Hilary Morton and Chris Shaw, and the Free State High School Chamber Singers.
A reception followed at Liberty Hall.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from Kansas University in 2003. She received a Master of Science degree in educational technology and communications from KU in 2005. She is employed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas as an e-learning specialist.
The groom is 1989 graduate of Jefferson West High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in film studies from KU in 1996. He is employed as an information technology analyst with the university for LAN Support Services.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Nye and Grasmick

Jim and Alison Nye announce the engagement of their son, Derek Nye, all of Lawrence, to Andie Grasmick, Denver. Andie is the daughter of Steve and Anne Grasmick, Denver.
The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Overland High School, Aurora, Colo. She is a senior at Kansas University with a dual major in mathematics and political science.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in sport sciences in May 2008.
The couple plan a Jan. 3, 2009, wedding in Denver.

Engagement

Ottesen and Meyer

Gerald Meyer and Linda Meyer, both of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Meyer, to Dustin Ottesen, both of Mission. Dustin is the son of Bob and Jonni Ottesen, Overland Park.
The future bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2003 graduate of Kansas University. She is a registered nurse for Olathe Health Systems and Truman Medical Center.
The future groom is a 1995 graduate of Shawnee Mission South High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Evansville, Evansville, Ind. He is a mortgage loan originator for Hillcrest Bank and a soccer coach for Blue Valley Soccer Club.
The couple plan a Nov. 22, 2008, wedding at Valley View United Methodist Church in Overland Park.

Wedding

Akers

Jennifer Sommer, Lawrence, and Cliff Akers, Quincy, Ill., were married June 7, 2008, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Joe Sommer, Lawrence, and Linda Sommer, Eudora.
The groom is the son of Lonnie Akers, Tennessee, Ill., and Tina Lencioni, Eudora.
Matron of honor was Denise Vinardi. Maid of honor was Tiffany Haller. Best man was Doug Akers. Bridesmaid was Elena Delkhah. Groomsmen were J.D. Vinardi and John Weitholder. Flower girl was Angel Cloud. Ring bearer was Garrett Sommer. Guestbook attendant was Jodi Wingebach. Ushers were Mark Able and Tyler Wingebach. Cake servers were Stefanie Wingebach and Alisha Wingebach.
A reception followed at Knights of Columbus in Lawrence.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas University. She is employed with Capitol Federal Savings in Lawrence.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of Liberty High School in Liberty, Ill. He is employed with Chaney Inc. in Lawrence and is a member of union Local 441 in Topeka.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Rader

Heather Lynn Porter and Victor Lyn Rader were married April 8, 2008, in Las Vegas.
The bride is the daughter of James and Sandy Bustamante, Lawrence. She is a 2001 graduate of Free State High School.
The groom is the son of Richard and Betty Rader, Eudora. He is a 1995 graduate of Baldwin High School.
A reception is tentatively planned for later.
The couple first met at DishNet Co., where they both were employed. He is now self-employed in the oil business.
The couple reside in Eudora.

Engagement

Kelly and Moore

Danny and Rhonda Moore, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mandy Jo Moore, all of Baldwin City, to David Matthew Kelly, Independence, Kan. David is the son of John and Lois Kelly, Independence.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2006 graduate of Pittsburg State University. She is employed as a quality assurance coach with Farmers Insurance.
The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Independence High School and is also a 2006 graduate of Pittsburg State. He is employed as a road assist agent with TransAm Trucking.
The couple plan an Oct. 11, 2008, wedding in Baldwin City.