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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Barnds and Stoppel

Meghan Barnds and Chris Stoppel

Paul Barnds and Dr. Shawn Sabin, Prairie Village, and Kathryn and Dean Lawrenz, Mountain City, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Barnds, to Chris Stoppel, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Olathe East High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history and communications studies at Texas Christian University, and a juris doctorate from the University of Colorado in 2008. She is an assistant attorney general for the state of Kansas.
The future groom is the son of Dr. Larry and Nancy Stoppel, Washington. He is a 1997 graduate of Washington High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration, and a master’s degree in accounting and information systems, both from Kansas University, and a master’s degree in higher education from Iowa State University in 2005. He is the associate director for New Student Orientation at KU.
The couple plan an Aug. 28, 2010, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Ruggles and Pilshaw

Anthony Ruggles and Heather Pilshaw

Russell and Patricia Pilshaw, Lenexa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Pilshaw, to Anthony Ruggles, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology, with a minor in behavior analysis, from Kansas University in 2005, and is studying for a graphic design degree. She is an office manager at The Pexco Company, LLC.
The future groom is the son of Kendal and Gloria Ruggles, Chanute. He is a 2002 graduate of Chanute High School. He served in the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base in North Dakota from May 2004 to May 2008, and as a reservist for the U.S. Air Force at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita since May 2008. He is a field service technician at Heubel Material Handling.
The couple plan a July 3, 2010, wedding at Shawnee Mission Park.

Engagement

Abicht and Schnose

Dr. Travis Owen Abicht and Elise Anne Schnose

Dr. Gregory and Linda Schnose, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elise Anne Schnose, to Dr. Travis Owen Abicht, both of Westwood.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She will receive her medical degree from Kansas University Medical Center in May, and start an obstetrics and gynecology residency at University of Illinois, Chicago, in June.
The future groom is the son of Paul and Mary Abicht, La Crosse, Wis. He is a 1997 graduate of Logan High School in La Crosse. He earned a chemistry degree from KU in 2001 and a medical degree from KUMC in 2005. He will finish a general surgery residency at KUMC in June and start a cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago in July.
The couple plan a Sept. 18, 2010, wedding at St. John’s the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Scholtz and Kary

Gregory Scholtz and Susan Kary

Susan Kary, Ozawkie, and Gregory Scholtz, Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Ronald Bruggeman, Ozawkie, and Gayle Johnson, Tempe, Ariz. She is a 2002 graduate of Jefferson West High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Kansas University, a master’s degree in nutrition from KU Medical Center, and is pursuing a doctorate in medical nutrition science at the medical center, where she works as a graduate research assistant.
The future groom is the son of Simon and Pamela Scholtz, Lawrence. He is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from KU, and plans to earn a master’s degree in molecular biotechnology from KUMC next May. He is molecular laboratory scientist for a clinical laboratory in Overland Park.
The couple plan a May 23, 2010, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

Engagement

Bloom and Howell

Myriam Bloom and Matthew Howell

Paul and Sheila Bloom announce the engagement of their daughter, Myriam Bloom, all of Lawrence, to Matthew Howell, Lexington, Ky.
The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. She will earn a bachelor’s degree in graphic arts and illustration from Missouri State University, in Springfield, in May.
The future groom is the son of James and Vivian Howell, Liberty, Mo. He is a 2002 graduate of Blue Springs South High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Missouri State, and is studying for a doctorate in public administration at the University of Kentucky.
The couple plan an Aug. 7, 2010, wedding in Parkville, Mo.

Anniversary

Fuston

Margaret and Donald Fuston

Donald and Margaret Fuston, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. April 10 at Lecompton United Methodist Church.
Donald Fuston and Margaret Bacon were married April 9, 1950, in Bronson.
The couple met at Moran Rural High School and have lived in the Lawrence area for nearly 46 years.
They have two sons, David Fuston and wife Michele Simmons, Liberty, Mo., and Andrew Fuston, New York City; a daughter, Annette Fuston, Wichita; and five grandchildren. A third son, Paul Fuston, died in 2008, and is survived by his widow, Debbie Fuston, Topeka.
The couple requests no gifts.