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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Anniversary

Haverty

Al and Nancy Haverty

Al and Nancy Haverty will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family today at the Circle S Ranch.
Al Haverty and Nancy Hampton were married May 10, 1958, in Salina.
Al was born and raised in Lawrence. He is a graduate of Kansas University. He served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. After marrying, the couple moved to Texas, where he was stationed. They later returned to Lawrence, where they built a home and raised their children. Al owned and operated Haverty Real Estate & Insurance.
Nancy was born and raised in Salina. She attended KU. She is devoted to her family and is a homemaker.
They have five children: Betsy and Jerry Hoke, Lawrence; Tim and Jennifer Haverty, Leawood; Jennifer and Kent Brown, Wichita; Dina Haverty, Lawrence; and John and Carrie Haverty, Topeka.
They have six grandchildren.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Grossman and Poggio

Jennifer Grossman and Andrew Poggio

John and Joan Grossman, Carroll, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Grossman, to Andrew Poggio, both of Overland Park. Andrew is the son of Dr. John Poggio and Anne Poggio, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 1996 graduate of Kuemper Catholic High School, Carroll, Iowa. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1999. She received a master's degree in curriculum leadership from Emporia State University in 2004. She is a doctoral student at Kansas University, studying curriculum and instruction, and is employed by McGraw Hill Education.
The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from St. Louis University in 1998. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 1999, studying at the University of Padua in Italy. He received a master's of education degree from Boston College in 2001. He is a doctoral candidate for educational statistics at the University of Iowa and is employed by Computerized Assessment and Learning in Lawrence.
The couple plan a Sept. 13, 2008, wedding at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Grossman and Poggio

Jennifer Grossman and Andrew Poggio

John and Joan Grossman, Carroll, Iowa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Grossman, to Andrew Poggio, both of Overland Park. Andrew is the son of Dr. John Poggio and Anne Poggio, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 1996 graduate of Kuemper Catholic High School, Carroll, Iowa. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1999. She received a master's degree in curriculum leadership from Emporia State University in 2004. She is a doctoral student at Kansas University, studying curriculum and instruction, and is employed by McGraw Hill Education.
The future groom is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from St. Louis University in 1998. He was the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in 1999, studying at the University of Padua in Italy. He received a master's of education degree from Boston College in 2001. He is a doctoral candidate for educational statistics at the University of Iowa and is employed by Computerized Assessment and Learning in Lawrence.
The couple plan a Sept. 13, 2008, wedding at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Steffey and Dizney

Katie Jo Dizney and Monte Steffey II

Monte and Danelle Steffey, McLouth, announce the engagement of their son, Monte Steffey II, to Katie Jo Dizney, both of Adrian, Mo. Katie is the daughter of Warren and Teresa Dizney, Adrian, Mo.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Adrian High School and is employed by United Health Care Insurance in Overland Park.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Eudora High School and is employed by Ace Pipe Cleaning Inc. in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple plan a Sept. 13, 2008, wedding in Harrisonville, Mo.

Engagement

Shockley and Neil

Albert Charles Neil and Nicole Renee Shockley

William and Toni Shockley, Lawrence, and Terri Shockley, Kansas City, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Renee Shockley, to Albert Charles Neil, both of Lawrence. Albert is the son of Aileen Neil, Kansas City, Mo., and the late William Neil Sr.
The future bride is a graduate of Park Hill High School, Kansas City, Mo. She received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Missouri Western State University in 2007. She is a preschool teacher at Children's Learning Center in Lawrence.
The future groom is also a graduate of Park Hill High School. He is studying computer science at Highland Community College in Perry.
The couple plan a May 31, 2008, wedding at South Park in Lawrence.

Engagement

Crepinsek and Mullis

Kelsey Shannon Mullis and Dana Marie Crepinsek

Dan and Sherry Crepinsek announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Marie Crepinsek, all of Arma, to Kelsey Shannon Mullis, Baldwin City. Kelsey is the son of Lyndon and Kathi Mullis, Baldwin City.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Northeast High School in Arma. She received a bachelor's degree in business administration in management from Pittsburg State University in 2007. She is the granddaughter of Henry and Virginia Pichler, Franklin, and Ann Crepinsek, Arma, and the late John Crepinsek.
The future groom is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. He is studying construction management at Pittsburg State University. He is the grandson of Erma Hadl, Lawrence, and Bill and Anne Mullis, Damascus, Md., and the late Kenneth and Marjorie Shannon, Kansas City, Kan.
The couple plan a June 14, 2008, wedding at the Pittsburg Memorial Auditorium in Pittsburg.

Engagement

Powell and Ryan

Jami Powell and William Ryan

Kevin and Lisa Powell, Lawrence, along with Bill Ryan, Olathe, and Karen Wray, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Jami Powell and William Ryan, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2005 Lawrence High School graduate. She is studying Spanish and anthropology at the University of Denver and plans to graduate in 2009.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School. He received a bachelor's degree in history from Kansas University in 2006. He is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army at Fort Carson, Colo.
The couple plan an Aug. 30, 2008, wedding at the Inverness Hotel in Denver.

Engagement

Grob and French

Michael French and Janice Grob

Janice Grob, De Soto, and Michael French, Lagrange, Ky., announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Virginia Grob, Lawrence, and the late Don Grob. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School and Kansas University. She is a substitute teacher in De Soto and Eudora school districts.
The future groom is the son of Jim and Almeta French, Shelbyville, Ky. He is a graduate of Butler High School, Shively, Ky., and Morehead University, Morehead, Ky. He is employed in the cable industry as a manufacturer representative for W. Whitaker & Associates.
The couple plan a June 14, 2008, wedding at St. John's Catholic Church in Lawrence.