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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Claussen

Cale and Elly Claussen

Elly Willis and Cale Claussen, both of Lawrence, were married Nov. 19, 2010, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with Carmen Hocking officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Edie Willis, and Jerry and Kathy Willis, all of Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Catherine Claussen, Oberlin.
Matron of honor was Casey Carlsten. Best man was Chris Claussen. Bridesmaid was Angie Claussen. Groomsman was Garret McDougal. Flower girls were Elaine Frink and Annika Claussen. Ushers were Mark Davis and Brett Davis. Soloist was Kim Murphree, and guitarist was Sebastian Alfie. Guestbook attendant was Laura Carbrey. Music was provided by Mike Clark.
A reception was given at the Lawrence Visitors Center.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Kansas University and Kansas State University and is employed at Dale Willey Automotive.
The groom is a 1998 graduate of Decatur County High School. He earned an associate degree in automotive and diesel technology from Wyoming Technical Institute in 1999 and also is employed at Dale Willey Automotive.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Osbern and Boland

Jeremy Lee Osbern and Misti Reneé Boland

Misti Reneé Boland and Jeremy Lee Osbern, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Kevin and Carol Boland, Olathe. She is a graduate of Shippensburg Area Senior High School in Shippensburg, Pa., and earned a film degree from Kansas University. She is a production designer for film and television and an artist.
The future groom is the son of Michael and Lida Osbern, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Free State High School and also earned a film degree from KU. He is co-owner of Through A Glass Productions, a film and video production company in Lawrence.
The couple plan a Jan. 8, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Simon

Joshua and Stephanie Simon

Stephanie Diane Neis and Joshua Dean Simon, both of St. Joseph, Mo., were married Oct. 23, 2010, at Word of Life Church in St. Joseph, with the Rev. Adrian Jones officiating.
The bride is the daughter of the late Charles and Julia Neis.
The groom is the son of Bob and Linda Simon, Ozawkie.
Maid of honor was Cat Evans. Best man was Matt Spencer. Bridesmaids were Dawn Neptune and Joy Kopcha. Groomsmen were Jason Burkeybile and Steven Pratt. The bride was escorted down aisle and given away by Stan Neis. Candlelighters were Amy Miller and Amanda Simon. Ushers were Jim Neis, Dale Neis and Mark Neis. Pianist was Cami Stark. Violinist was Jillian Warman. Guest book attendant was Delores Koehler. Program attendant was Lisa Jeffers. Reception attendants were Kelly Neis, Kari Neis and Trish Neis. Greeters were Christalis Woods and Jerry Woods. Gift attendants were LaShonda Woods and Xavier Woods.
A reception was given at Millennium Youth Center at the church.
The bride is a graduate of Eudora High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences and business administration from Pittsburg State University.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Johnson County Community College and is employed with Chick-Fil-A Corp. in St. Joseph.
The couple reside in St. Joseph.