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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Anniversary

McHenry

Charles and Vera McHenry

McHenry
Charles and Vera McHenry, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 17 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Lawrence.
Charles McHenry and Vera Caylor were married Nov. 5, 1949, in Kansas City, Kan.
Charles retired from Western Union in Kansas City, Mo., after 31 years of service. Vera worked part time for K.C. Orthopedic Clinic in Kansas City, Mo., and retired in 1990. After they were married, they moved to Roeland Park, and later to Cabot, Ark., and to Lawrence in 2005.
They have two sons, Chris, Lawrence, and Glenn, Woodstock, Ga.; a daughter, Pamela Williams, Arkansas; five grandsons, Jacob, Christopher, Tyler, Kyle and Dylan McHenry; and five great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Winerock and Wilmer

Emily Winerock and Chris Wilmer

Winerock-Wilmer
Susan Elkins and Jack Winerock, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Winerock, to Chris Wilmer, both of Chicago.
The future bride graduated from Lawrence High School in 1995, Princeton University in 1999, University of Sussex in 2003, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in British history at the University of Toronto.
The future groom is the son of Hanna Wilmer, Toronto, and Mirek Wilmer, Warsaw, Poland. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 2007 and is currently a Ph.D. student in chemical engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
A 2010 wedding is planned in Toronto.

Wedding

Snyder and Pearson

Amanda Snyder and Colby Pearson

Snyder-Pearson
Amanda Snyder and Colby Pearson, both of Lawrence, were married July 25, 2009, in a garden wedding at the home of the groom’s parents, David and Jane Pearson, with the Rev. Merle Rothwell officiating.
The bride is the daughter of David and Janene Snyder, Eudora.
The groom is the son of David and Jane Pearson, Vinland.
Maid of honor was Brianna Parson. Best man was Nick Gaultney. Bridesmaids were Jessica and JoJo Snyder. Groomsmen were James Parson and Luke Carpenter. Flower girl was Abby Dunbar. Caterers were Joan Rothwell and Tracy Waring. Music was provided by Michael and Stephanie Gordon.
A reception followed at the home of the groom’s parents.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Jones and Emanuel

Helen Danielle Jones and Drew Thomas Emanuel

Jones-Emanuel
Helen Danielle Jones, Lawrence, and Drew Thomas Emanuel, North Bend, Neb., were married Sept. 26, 2009, at Christ Community Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. John Allen officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Tony Jones, Lawrence, and Deborah Boehle, Baldwin City.
The groom is the son of Roch and Diane Emanuel, North Bend.
Maid of honor was Tiffany Harris. Best man was Alex Emanuel. Bridesmaids were Jennifer Hartmann, Marrissa Robinson, Rita VonSeggern and Liz Hinkle. Groomsmen were Alex Emanuel, Tyler Mensik, Tyler Hoops, Jesse Stout and Colin Lodl. Flower girl was Emma Foland. Ringbearer was Roch Anthony Emanuel, son of the bride and groom.
A reception was given at the Holidome.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2007 graduate of Wyoming Technical College.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of North Bend Central High School and a 2006 graduate of Wyoming Technical College.
The couple reside in Omaha, Neb.

Wedding

Rasmussen and Murray

Lisa and Tom Murray

Rasmussen-Murray
Lisa Rasmussen and Tom Murray, both of Boston, were married July 18, 2009, at Christ Church, Georgetown, in Washington D.C., with the Rev. Stuart A. Kenworthy officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Garret and Gigi Rasmussen, Washington, D.C.
The groom is the son of Tom and Cindy Murray, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Mina Pell. Best man was Kyle Wenski. Bridesmaids were Julia Brau, Anne Emert, Sarah Fox, Ashley McDowell and Meredith Saylor. Groomsmen were Mark Emert, Jon Ganter, Bryce McMichael, Will Rasmussen and Ryan Phelps. Ushers were Blake Allen, Eli Allen, Jason Fender, Dan Rasmussen and Rob Rasmussen. Flower girls were Lucy Bale, Duchy Bale and Posey Bale. Lectors were Emily Buckley and John Karakoulakis.
A reception was given at The Chevy Chase Club in Washington, D.C.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of The National Cathedral School in Washington, D.C., a 2004 graduate of Princeton University, and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School in 2009. She is a consultant with Angeles Investment Advisors LLC in Santa Monica, Calif.
The groom is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High School and is also a 2004 graduate of Princeton. He is studying for a Master of Business Administration degree at the Anderson Business School at UCLA.
The couple reside in Los Angeles.

Wedding

Wurdeman and Riner

Leslie and Kevin Riner

Wurdeman-Riner
Leslie Wurdeman, Overbrook, and Kevin Riner, Lecompton, were married April 25, 2009, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Mick Mulvany officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Tom and Dana Wurdeman, Overbrook.
The groom is the son of Jeff and Ronda Riner, Lecompton.
Maid of honor was Janelle Arnold. Best man was Eric Riner. Bridesmaids were Ayngela Elmore, Lesli Clark, Heather Wurdeman and Allyson Stock. Groomsmen were Jason Clough, Derek Aldrich, Adam Teal and Alan Donovan. Flower girls were Raelyn and Ashlyn Vigna. Ushers were Gabe and Greg Wurdeman.
A reception was given at Abe and Jake’s Landing.
The bride is a 2002 graduate of Santa Fe Trail High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Emporia State University Newman Division of Nursing in 2007. She is employed with St. Francis Health Center.
The groom is a 2002 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kansas University in 2008. He is employed with Westar Energy.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Finch and Fuhrman

Raelean and John Finch

Fuhrman-Finch
Raelean Fuhrman, Halifax, Pa., and John D. Finch, Lawrence, were married Oct. 4, 2008, at the Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania, with Carlisle mayor Jack Ritter officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Joe and Martha Fuhrman, Halifax.
The groom is the son of Ray and Jean Finch, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Jen Schaffhauser. Best man was the groom’s father, Ray Finch.
A reception followed at the Carlisle Barracks.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of Halifax High School and a 2005 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2002 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy.
The couple have been deployed to Afghanistan. Raelean is stationed in Kandahar province, and John is stationed in Zabul province.

Anniversary

Longaker

Harold and Jeanne Longaker

Longaker
Harold and Jeanne Longaker, Lawrence, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Wednesday.
The couple were married Oct. 7, 1954, in Warrensburg, Mo.
Harold retired from the Topeka Police Department in 1976. Jeanne retired from the Kansas University Public Safety Office in 1992. She now works for Meals on Wheels.
They have four daughters, Vicki Lister and Debbie Dabney, both of Topeka, Valita Evans, New London, Mo., and Mary Bakken, Lawrence; a son, Mark Thurman, Meriden; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.