Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Grossman and Poggio

Jennifer and Andrew Poggio

Grossman-Poggio
Jennifer Grossman, Carroll, Iowa, and Andrew Poggio, Lawrence, were married Sept. 13, 2008, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City, Mo., with Monsignor Charles McGlinn officiating.
The bride is the daughter of John and Joan Grossman, Carroll.
The groom is the son of John and Anne Poggio, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Soraya Kelly. Best man was Mark Poggio. Bridesmaids were Rachelle Waters, Alison Schon, Melissa Suter and Jeanne Shamburg. Groomsmen were Michael Collins, Brandon Blair, Mike Grossman and Nick Grossman. Flower girl was Claire Shamburg. Ringbearer was Jacob Schreck. Usher was Jason Shamburg. Readers were Nick Grossman and Sister Nancy Schreck.
A reception was given at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Mo.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Kuemper Catholic High School in Carroll. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, in 1999. She earned 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 with McGraw Hill Education.
The groom is a 1994 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned 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 earned a master’s degree in education from Boston College in 2001 and completed his doctoral coursework in educational statistics at the University of Iowa in 2005. He is employed with Computerized Assessments and Learning in Lawrence.
The couple reside in Lenexa.

Wedding

Crady and Maxfield

Jama and Zachary Maxfield

Crady-Maxfield
Jama Nicolle Crady, Lawrence, and Zachary Anthony Maxfield, Arlington, Texas, were married Aug. 15, 2008, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Hal and Debby Crady, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Steve and Candy Maxfield, Arlington.
Maid of honor was Jennifer Myers. Best men were Jon Reyes and Matt Eklund. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Newman, Shayla Jacob, Molly O’Connor, Cathy Pierce, Stephanie Keller, Marlo Debiasse and Sacha Maxfield. Groomsmen were Brian Klapper, George Freitag, Tyler Painter, Tony Mohammed, Jesse Green and Bryce Crady. Ringbearer was Koen Myers. Flower girls were Hannah Evans and Halee Evans. Candlelighters were Kaysha Green and Morgan Green. Greeters were Jessica Green and Jenna Mumford. Program attendants were John and Karson Green. Guest book attendants were Madison Bertrand and Katlyn Green. Bride’s attendant was Abby Schulte.
A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club.
The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Kansas University and a master’s degree in education from MidAmerica Nazarene University. She is a teacher and cheer coach at Palos Verdes High School in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
The groom is a graduate of Lamar High School. He earned Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in education from KU. He is a territory manager in Medical Sales for Conmen Linvatec in Los Angeles.
The couple reside in Redondo Beach, Calif.

Wedding

Cain and Mogg

Rebecca and Matthew Mogg

Cain-Mogg
Rebecca Cain, Lawrence, and Matthew Mogg, Denver, were married May 31, 2008, at University Community of Christ in Lawrence, with Elder Michael Zabel officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Miriam Cain, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of William and Patricia Mogg, Denver.
Maid of honor was Anna Zahniser. Best man was Jonathan Davies. Bridesmaids were Sarah Marolf, Nicole Pratt and Jennifer Schumacher. Groomsmen were Erich Wagner, Michael Vickery and Neil Hunter. Wedding coordinators were Amy Davies and Krista Davies. String trio was Janice Griffin, violin; Kay Bradt, cello; and Carolyn Roy, violin. Vocalist was Amy Jeffers. Accompanist was Dan Jeffers. Guest book attendants were Lori Frasier and Alicia Davies. Program attendant was Kara Hays. Readers were Krista Davies and Amanda Hays. Ushers were Brian Cain, Christopher Cain and Keala Ahuna. Ringbearer was Brayden Mogg.
A reception was given at the Lawrence Holidome.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a management emphasis from Graceland University in 2008. She is a program analyst for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of George Washington High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in health from Graceland in 2008. He is employed with Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colo.
The couple reside in Lakewood, Colo.

Engagement

Elizabeth and Dustin Lister

Megan Pennington and Dustin Lister

Pennington-Lister
Kevin and Debra Pennington announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Elizabeth Pennington, Eudora, to Dustin Lister, Lecompton.
The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Eudora High School and attends Johnson County Community College. She is employed by Pendleton & Sutton Law Firm.
The future groom is the son of Phillip Lister, Lawrence, and Richard and Shelly Nichols, Lecompton. He is a 2006 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He attended Johnson County Community College. He is employed by Aerotech.
The couple plan a May 24, 2009, wedding at Stony Point in Baldwin City.

Engagement

Souders and DeBacker

Gina Souders and A.J. DeBacker

Souders-DeBacker
Gina Souders and A.J. DeBacker, both of Topeka, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of John Souders and Marcia Brewer, both of Topeka. She is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from Kansas University. She is employed with Ogden Publications in Topeka.
The future groom is the son of Greg DeBacker and Kathy Cutright, both of Topeka. He is a graduate of Seaman High School, Topeka. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mechanical engineering from KU and is employed by Engineered Air in De Soto.
The couple plan a June 27, 2009, wedding at Grace United Methodist in Topeka.

Engagement

Osburn and Williams

Ashly Osburn and Kevin Williams

Osburn-Williams
Ashly Denice Osburn and Kevin Wayne Williams, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of James Osburn Sr. and Nita Place-Osburn, Lawrence. She graduated from Neosho County Community College in May as a certified nurse aide.
The future groom is the son of Steven Williams, Ottawa, and Barbara Williams, Lawrence. He graduated from Labette Community College. He is employed by New Earth Lawn and Landscape in Lawrence.
The couple plan a March 21, 2009, wedding at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University.

Engagement

Banitt and Duncan

Angela Banitt and Bryan Duncan

Banitt-Duncan
Angela Banitt, Kansas City, Kan., and Bryan Duncan, Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Brian and Arlene Banitt, Rochester, Minn.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Wisconsin Lutheran College, Milwaukee, in 2002. She is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Kansas University.
The future groom is the son of Bob and Mary Jane Duncan, Olathe. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in secondary education from KU in 1995, a Master of Arts degree in school counseling from Emporia State University in 2001, and a School Leadership Licensure from Baker University in 2007. He is a history teacher and the head varsity girls’ basketball coach at Free State High School.
The couple plan a June 6, 2009, wedding, at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Rochester.

Engagement

Keling and Koerkenmeier

Darcy Keling and Joshua Koerkenmeier

Keling-Koerkenmeier
Kyle and Vicki Keling, McLouth, along with Don and Lynn Koerkenmeier, Stilwell, announce the engagement of their children, Darcy Nicole Keling, McLouth, and Joshua Michael Koerkenmeier, Stilwell.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of McLouth High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Emporia State University in 2006 and is a second-grade teacher in the Gardner-Edgerton School District.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Blue Valley High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Emporia State in 2008. He is a high school teacher and coach for the Blue Valley School District.
The couple plan a March 14, 2009, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Steward and Seele

Ciera Steward and Dale Seele II

Steward-Seele
Genevieve McCartney and Richard Steward along with Dale and Dottie Seele announce the engagement of their children, Ciera Steward and Dale Seele II. All are from Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. She graduated from Neosho County Community College as a certified nurse aide and certified medication aide. She is employed by Vangent Inc. in Lawrence.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Johnson County Community College and also employed by Vangent Inc.
The couple plan a Nov. 9, 2009, wedding at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Wedding

Rainbolt and Best

April Rainbolt and Mark Best

Rainbolt-Best
April Nichole Rainbolt and Mark Randall Best, both of Larned, were married June 14, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Larned with the Rev. William Fitzgerrel officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Debbie Rainbolt, Larned.
The groom is the son of Mike and Libby Best, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Laci Dearden. Best man was Ryan Gordon. Bridesmaids were Deanne Lock and Sarah Best. Junior Bridesmaid was Karlee Rainbolt. Groomsmen were James Rainbolt and Ry Roth. Ushers were Ray Coyle, Bryce Keast, Garrett Rainbolt, and Andrew Walton. Flower girl was Onya Rainbolt. Ringbearer was Kiah Rainbolt.
A reception followed in the fellowship hall of the church.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Larned High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in speech-language pathology from Fort Hays State University in 2006 and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Kansas University in 2008. She is a speech-language pathologist with Topeka Public Schools.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Larned High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration from KU in 2005 and a Master of Business Administration degree from KU in 2008. He is an instructor and masters advising assistant with the School of Business at KU.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Henderson and Folks

Angela and Brett Folks

Henderson-Folks
Angela Henderson, Norton, and Brett Folks, Lawrence, were married Oct. 18, 2008, at First United Methodist Church in Norton, with the Rev. Herman Lambrecht officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Vicki Henderson, Norton.
The groom is the son of Dennis and Cindy Folks, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Lisa Henderson. Best man was Nathan Burman. Bridesmaids were Emily Folks and Jenny Hildebrand. Groomsmen were Michael Sitler and Jordan Mizell. Guest book attendant was Tiffany Dunyon. Vocalist was the bride’s father. Organist was Karensa Francka. Ushers were Chance Marble and Bryce Marble. Program attendants were Ryan Blecha, Robert Blecha and Rhett Blecha.
A reception and dinner were given in the fellowship hall of the church.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Norton Community High School and a 2006 graduate of Crum’s Beauty College in Manhattan. She is employed with Pro Cuts Hair Salon in Lawrence.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a history degree from Kansas State University in 2007. He is a supervisor for a firm in Lawrence and he is also the author of “Fate of Nations.”
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Coffman

Coffman
Dale and Peggy Coffman, Lawrence, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with their daughters and their families at their home on Dec. 27, 2008.
Peggy L. Cowan and Alfred “Dale” Coffman were married Dec. 27, 1948, in Lawrence.
Dale has been in the trucking business for 35 years in Lawrence. Prior to the trucking business, he did auto body repair. Peggy is a homemaker.
They have two daughters, Joyce and husband, Jerry Cromwell, Lawrence, and Sandy and husband, Tom White, Eudora; and a son, Gary, and wife, Judy Coffman.
They have six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
The couple requests no gifts.