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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Farmer and Swenson

Katherine Ann Farmer and Joshua Lee Swenson

John and Phyllis Farmer, Lenexa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Ann Farmer, to Joshua Lee Swenson, both of Olathe.
The future bride is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in interpreting and American Sign Language from William Woods University in Fulton, Mo. She is a total-loss specialist with Farmers Insurance in Olathe.
The future groom is the son of John Swenson, Garden City, and Lori Clark, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in athletic administration, both from William Woods University. He is a property claims adjuster with Farmers Insurance in Olathe.
The couple plan a July 17, 2010, wedding, at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Phipps and Lobell

Rebecca Ann Phipps and Samuel Steven Lobell

Brad and Carla Phipps announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Phipps, all of Lawrence, to Samuel Steven Lobell, Topeka.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School and a 2005 graduate of Arizona State University. She plans to graduate from Kansas University School of Medicine in May and pursue a career in obstetrics and gynecology.
The future groom is the son of Steven and Anne Lobell, Topeka. He is a 2002 graduate of Washburn Rural High School and a 2006 graduate of Kansas State University. He also plans to graduate from KU School of Medicine in May and pursue a career in anesthesiology.
The couple plan a May 7, 2010, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Brown and Pacey

Mark Pacey and Eryn Brown

Eryn Brown and Mark Pacey, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Rusty Brown, Kansas City, Kan., and Pam Brown, Lawrence. She is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University in 2006 and is studying for a Master’s of Business Administration degree, also at KU. She is an account underwriter for Farmers Insurance in Olathe.
The future groom is the son of David and Carol Pacey, Manhattan. He is a 2002 graduate of Manhattan High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from KU, in 2006, and is studying for a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering, also from KU.
The couple plan a May 22, 2010, wedding at Circle S Ranch in Lawrence.

Engagement

Decker and Naderi

Stephanie Decker and Pooya Shawn Darius Naderi

Jack and Sara Decker, Sedgwick, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Decker, to Pooya Shawn Darius Naderi, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a graduate of Valley Center High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in journalism, Russian language and literature, psychology and sociology, all from Kansas University. She earned a master’s degree in sociology from KU and is a Ph.D. candidate in sociology at KU. She is the managing editor for The Sociological Quarterly.
The future groom is the son of Kazem Naderi and Marzie Salarie, Portland, Ore. He is a graduate of Tigard High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in social science from Western Oregon University, a master’s degree in sociology, from Portland State University, and is a doctoral student in sociology at KU.
The couple plan an April 30, 2010, wedding at The Eldrige Hotel in Lawrence.

Wedding

Lukkes and Kennedy

Kateena and William Kennedy II

Kateena Kay Lukkes, Tyndall, S.D., and William Schuyler Kennedy II, Lawrence, were married Oct. 10, 2009, at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Tyndall, with the Rev. Sandy Aakre officiating.
The bride is the daughter of LeWayne and Pam Lukkes, Tyndall.
The groom is the son of Diane Kennedy, Lawrence, and the late William S. Kennedy.
Maid of honor was Andria Marquardt. Best man was Chris Aragon. Bridesmaids were Suzanne Toms and Janet Kennedy. Groomsmen was Cody Lukkes and Christopher Kennedy. Junior bridesmaids were Megan and Jeni Schmidt. Ringbearer was Lucas Kennedy-Eker. Flower girls were Hadley Marquardt and Madison Kennedy.
A reception was at Tyndall (S.D.) Community Building.
The bride is a graduate of Bon Homme High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of South Dakota and a paramedic certification from Avera McKennan School of EMS.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Kansas University.
The couple reside in Kansas City, Kan.

Wedding

Wedel

Ryan Wedel and Caitlin Day Wedel

Caitlin Morgan Day, Topeka, and Ryan Benjamin Wedel, Abilene, were married Sept. 12, 2009, at Evan Williams’ Estate, in Lawrence, with the Rev. Anthony Bedora officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Robert Day and Gwen Beegle, Easton, Md.
The groom is the son of Steven and Cynthia Wedel, Abilene.
Maid of honor was Arden Day. Best man was David Duer. Bridesmaids were Stephanie Litton and Robyn Dipman. Groomsmen were Travis Litton and Kyle Reynolds. Bridal attendants were Lisa Martinez, Allison Kauffman, Rachel Kennedy and Hannah Pitsenberger. Ushers were Kyle Klassen, Brad Chindamo and Thad Reynolds. Junior groomsman was Brody Litton.
A reception followed at the Estate.
The bride is a graduate of Topeka West High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Washburn University and a master’s degree in management from Baker University. She is a branch manager at Central National Bank in Lawrence.
The groom is a graduate of Abilene High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Emporia State University. He is the Lawrence market manager at Landmark National Bank.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Frost

Marti and Mike Frost, Lawrence, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Nov. 20-22 with their family in Branson, Mo.
The couple were married Nov. 28, 1969, at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Mike has worked for the city of Lawrence in the sanitation department for more than 20 years. He also works as a grain truck driver for Schaake Farms. Marti has worked for Kansas Secured Title for 12 years.
They have two daughters, Jacque Underwood and husband Michael, Eudora, and Jenny Leming and husband Michael, Lawrence; a son, Jamie and wife Cheri, Edgerton; and five grandchildren.

Engagement

Wedd and Grace

Lynsey Michelle Wedd and Kevin Patrick Grace

Lynsey Michelle Wedd and Kevin Patrick Grace, both of Denver, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Greg Wedd, Lawrence, and Shana Wedd and Mike Hurst, both of Tonganoxie. She is a 2002 graduate of Tonganoxie High School and a 2007 graduate of Kansas State University School Of Architecture.
The future groom is the son of Jim and Rita Grace, Jefferson City, Mo. He is a 2002 graduate of Helias High School, in Jefferson City and a 2007 graduate of the KSU School of Architecture.
The couple plan a December 2009 wedding, in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Arnold and Most

Travis Most and Andrea Arnold

Roger and Nancy Arnold announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Arnold, all of Baldwin City, to Travis Most, Shawnee,
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Baldwin High School and a 2008 graduate of Kansas State University. She is a loan processor with Hilco Mortgage.
The future groom is the son of Randy and Donna Most, Atwood. He is a 2001 graduate of Atwood High School and a 2006 graduate of K-State. He is a senior consultant with MarketShare Consulting.
The couple plan a June 26, 2010, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Baldwin City.

Engagement

Riffel

Brandon Riffel and Sarah Johnson

Sarah Johnson and Brandon Riffel, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Jerry and Jamie Medaris, Lawrence, and Robert and Julie Johnson, Berryton. She is a 2006 graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University in May.
The future groom is the son of Tom and Laura Riffel, Lawrence. He is a 2001 graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School and earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science, both from KU, in May.
The couple plan an April 26, 2010, wedding in Maui, Hawaii.