Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements


Forshee and Parkinson

Sarah and Matthew Forshee

Sarah Parkinson, Lawrence, and Matthew Forshee, Concordia, were married Sept. 11, 2010, at Deer Creek Golf Club in Overland Park, with Cynthia Dunham officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Gerald and Sandra Parkinson, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Mike Forshee, Concordia, and Virginia Forshee, Phoenix.
Maid of honor was Angela VanCoevern. Best man was Chad Grattan. Bridesmaids were Tricia Dunham and Jamie Nellans. Groomsmen were Geoff Forshee and Travis Howard. Ushers were James Isom and Brian Baldwin. Ring bearer was Connor Forshee. Flower girl was Addison Forshee.
A reception followed at Deer Creek Golf Club.
The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and Kansas University.
The groom is a graduate of Concordia High School and Kansas State University.
The couple reside in Manhattan.


Ruggles and Pilshaw

Heather and Anthony Ruggles

Heather Pilshaw, Lawrence, and Anthony Ruggles, Chanute, were married July 3, 2010, at Shawnee Mission Park, with Jacob Cloud officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Russell and Patricia Pilshaw, Lenexa.
The groom is the son of Kendal and Gloria Ruggles, Chanute.
Maid of honor was Veronica Pilshaw. Best man was Colby Early. Bridesmaids were Alissa Hughes, Janelle Quinlan, Stephanie Whitehead, Kim Baker and Barbara Smart. Groomsmen were Casey Ruggles, Nathan Ruggles, Joe Wylie, Chris Newman and Mike Pilshaw. Ushers were Matt Whitehead and Ethan Ruggles. Attendants were Leslie Cloud and Karen Routsong. Flower girl was Adolyn Ruggles. Ringbearer was Kai Ruggles.
A reception was given at Bacchanalia in Overland Park.
The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Kansas University and will earn a graphic design degree from Johnson County Community College in May. She is employed by The Pexco Company and is the owner of Brooklyn Willow Design.
The groom is a graduate of Chanute High School. He is serving in the military with the U.S. Air Force Reserve and is employed by Heubel Material Handling.
The couple reside in Lawrence.


Jones and Urban

Devan and Brett Urban

Devan Jones and Brett Urban, both of Lawrence, were married July 9, 2010, in Cancun, Mexico.
The bride is the daughter of Keith and Debra Jones, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Michael and Sandra Urban, Lawrence.
Bridesmaids were Sarah Carver, Stacey Wattier and Ally Karasek. Groomsmen were Brandon Urban, Aaron Urban and Connor Jones. Flower girl was Grace Urban. Ringbearer was Caleb Carver.
A reception was given in Cancun and Lawrence.
The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a nursing degree and is a registered nurse at PRA International.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High and Kansas University. He will attend Creighton School of Dentistry in the fall of 2011.
The couple reside in Lawrence.


Day and Day

Chris and Larry Day

Chris and Larry Day, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 17 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The couple were married Dec. 17, 1960, in Utah.
They lived in Lawrence from 1966 to 1988 and from 2000 to the present. They lived in Pensacola, Fla., for 12 years. The Days also lived in Buenos Aires right after they were married, and again from 1974 to 1975 with their children.
Both have worked in education. Chris worked in the Lawrence and Pensacola school districts, and Larry worked at Kansas University and the University of West Florida.
They have a daughter, Stefani Day and husband Christopher , Salt Lake City; a son, David and wife Jennifer, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.



Tom and Alberta Pyle

Tom and Alberta Pyle, Eudora, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving Jan. 1 with family and friends. Following the Mass, the family will celebrate with a family dinner.
Alberta Schopper and Tom Pyle were married Dec. 30, 1950, at Holy Family Church in Eudora by the bride’s uncle, the Rev. Henry Grosdidier.
Tom owned and operated Pyle Meat Company for 50 years. Alberta was a homemaker and baker. They are members of Holy Family Church in Eudora.
The couple have four sons, Joe and wife Andrea, Eudora, Ed and wife Mary, Lenexa, Pat and wife Sandy, Olathe, and Tom, Eudora; three daughters, Rose House and husband Dave, Bernadette Fulks and husband Roger, and Roberta Lehmann and husband Dirk, all of Eudora; 34 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to the couple at 1639 Elm St., Eudora, KS 66025.


Breithaupt and Brenn

Nancy and Douglas Brenn

Nancy Breithaupt and Douglas William Brenn, both of Lawrence, were married Oct. 10, 2010, in an outdoor wedding at the groom’s home in Lawrence, with the Rev. Bob Giffin officiating.
The bride is the daughter of the late Donald and Evelyn Breithaupt.
The groom is the son of Melynn McGrew, Lawrence.
Matron of honor was Kris Oehlert. Best man was Glenn Breithaupt. Maid of honor was Dinah Hirst. Bridesmaid was Sylvia Haas. Groomsmen were Kenny Breithaupt and Jeri Breithaupt. Flower girls were Jaelyn Haas and Allison Haas.
A reception followed at the groom’s home.
The couple reside in Lawrence.