Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Kline and Zlatkovsky

Michael Zlatkovsky and Katrina Kline

Larry and Helen Kline, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katrina Kline, all of Lawrence, to Michael Zlatkovsky, Eagle River, Alaska.
The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School and she is a student at the University of Evansville in Indiana. She plans to graduate in May 2009 with honors and a degree in French.
The future groom is the son of Sasha and Yulia Zlatkovsky, Eagle River, Alaska. He is a graduate of Eagle River High School. He is also a student at the University of Evansville and plans to graduate in May 2009 with honors and a degree in computer science.
The couple plan a May 5, 2009, wedding at Powell Gardens, Mo.

Engagement

Rees and Dick

Jason Dick and Alphilde Rees

Alphilde Rees, Lawrence, and Jason Dick, Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Michael Rees, Lecompton, and Gretchen Byer, Olathe. She is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Kansas University in 2008. She will begin to work on a master's degree in Slavic languages and literature in the fall.
The future groom is the son of Ernest and Sheryle Dick, Kansas City, Mo. He is a graduate of Parkville High School. He is a student at KU and a supervisor at Vangent Inc., Lawrence.
The couple plan a July 12, 2008, wedding at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.

Engagement

King and Blackstock

Laura King and Garry Blackstock

Ron and Lisa King, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura King, to Garry Blackstock, both of Orlando, Fla.
The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. She is a financial analyst for Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Fla.
The future groom is the son of John Blackstock, Orlando, Fla., and Claudette Morgan, Toronto, Canada. He is a graduate of Saint Catherine High School in Spanish Town, Jamaica. He received a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Central Florida. He is a systems engineer at Lockheed Martin in Orlando, Fla.
The couple plan a Nov. 22, 2008, wedding in Orlando, Fla.

Engagement

Parsons and Fenton

Brian Fenton and Barbara Parsons

Carlton and Maria Parsons, Wallingford, Conn., and Daniel and Karen Fenton, Shawnee, announce the engagement of their children, Barbara Parsons, and Brian Fenton, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 1996 graduate of Mark T. Sheehan High School, Wallingford, Conn. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from the University of Connecticut in 2000. She received a Mater of Arts degree in ecology and evolutionary biology from Kansas University in 2007. She is a graduate student at KU studying environmental policy.
The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Shawnee Mission North High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and information technology from Kansas University in 2002. He is a web programmer for KU.
The couple plan a Oct. 25, 2008, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Wise and Bailey

Ryan Bailey and Shannon Wise

Shannon Wise and Ryan Bailey, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Jerry Wise, Topeka, and Sandy Vanatta, Lecompton. She is a 2000 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She received an associates degree from Johnson County Community College in 2004. She is a radiological technology student at Washburn University.
The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is the son of Rick and Jane Bailey, Lawrence. He is self employed in construction.
The couple plan a July 26, 2008, wedding at Abe & Jake's in Lawrence.

Engagement

Fortune and Rowland

Lindsay Fortune and Ryan Rowland

Lindsay Fortune and Ryan Rowland, both of Charleston, S.C., announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Michael and Janet Fortune, Sunset Beach N.C. She received a professional biology degree with a minor in chemistry from Charleston Southern University. She plans to attend the Medical University of South Charleston for a master's degree in occupational therapy in May 2009.
The future groom is the son of Ron and Debbie Rowland, Lawrence. He received an accounting degree from Charleston Southern University. He is studying for a master's degree in accounting at the College of Charleston.
The couple has not set a wedding date.

Engagement

Patterson and Kihm

Missy Patterson and David Kihm

Larry Patterson, Leavenworth, along with Walter and Ann Kihm, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children Missy Patterson, Leavenworth, and David Kihm, Lawrence.
The future bride is also the daughter of the late Frances Patterson. She is a graduate of Leavenworth High School. She is an art history student at Kansas State University.
The future groom is a graduated from Maranatha High School. He is an accounting and finance student at K-State.
The couple plan an Aug. 9, 2008, wedding in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Watson

Gary and Bertha Mae Campbell Watson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 29 at South Park Recreation Center, 1141 Mass. Their children will host the event.
Gary Watson and Bertha Mae Campbell were married June 29, 1958, in Almena.
They have four children: Mark and Debbie Watson, Wausau, Wis.; Douglas and Sharon Waston, Lyndon; Cherrie and Mark Preut, Nortonville; and Tammy Waston, Lawrence.
They have seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Chapman and Lewis

Megan and Benjamin Chapman

Megan Leah Lewis and Benjamin Gregory Chapman were married Oct. 26, 2007, at Saint John the Evangelist Church, Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Joe and Kim Lewis, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Janice Chapman, McPherson, and Gregory Chapman, Newton.
Bride's attendant of honor was her brother, Tyler Lewis. Groom's attendant of honor was his sister, Jessica Chapman. Best man was Ryan Ludwig. Bridesmaids were Miriam Hillmer and Brooke Sherrard. Groomsman was Aaron Dale. Reader was Nicole Proulux. Vocalist was Lynnette (Valencia) Rempel. Ushers were Cameron Cooper and Ryan Dale. Guest attendant was Sara Steinben. Program attendant was Brooke Lowe. Bride's personal attendants were Kayla (Huffman) Altman and Kelsey Cooper.
A reception followed at Alvamar Country Club in Lawrence.
The bride is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and Spanish with a minor in international relations from Truman State University, Kirksville, Mo., in 2003. She spent a year in Puerto Rico with AmeriCorps VISTA doing grant writing and nonprofit management. She received a Juris Doctorate from Kansas University in May. She will be employed as a research attorney for the Kansas Court of Appeals, Topeka, in August.
The groom is a 1999 graduate of McPherson High School. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in industrial design from KU in 2003. He plans to graduate with a Professional Masters of Architecture degree from KU in 2009. He is a legal intern with 360 Architecture in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Nuessen and Whisler

Janelle Nuessen and Shaun Whisler

Janelle Nuessen and Shaun Whisler, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Darald and Jane Nuessen, Burlington. She is a 2001 graduate of Burlington High School. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in communication from Baker University in 2005. She received a Master of Science degree in rehab counseling from Emporia State in 2008.
The future groom is the son of Ronnie and Cheryl Cross, Newton Falls, Ohio. He is a 1999 graduate of Olathe East High School. He received a Bachelor of Music degree in voice from Kansas University in 2007. He is the director of music at Central United Methodist Church and a paraeducator at South Junior High School.
The couple plan a Dec. 06, 2008, wedding at Central United Methodist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Axcell and Bennet

David Bennett and Shelly Axcell

Bill and Nan Axcell announce the engagement of their daughter Shelly Axcell to David Bennett, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She plans to graduate in December with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Baker University.
The future groom is the son of Gary and Mary Bennett, Lawrence. He is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Kansas University in 2004. He is employed with Innovative Dealer Solutions.
The couple plan an Aug. 9, 2008, wedding at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bogner and Smith

Kimberly Bogner and Ross Smith

Jim and Gayla Bogner, Lecompton, along with David Smith, Lecompton, and Patricia Huhs, Perry, announce the engagement of their children, Kimberly Bogner and Ross Smith, both of Perry.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and a 2005 graduate of Highland Community College. She is studying business communications at Emporia State University. She is employed in the laboratory department at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and a 2007 graduate of Missouri Auction School. He is employed at Leo Smith Farms and is the owner of RS Auction Service.
The couple plan a Sept. 20, 2008, wedding in Perry.