Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Schoel and Jaquay

Tina Schoel and Michael Jaquay

Jerome and Brenda Schoel, Salina, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tina Schoel to Michael Jaquay, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Salina. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Washburn University School of Nursing and is a medical surgical nurse at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The future groom is the son of Fritz Jaquay, Plymouth, Ohio, and Nancy Jaquay, Salina. He is a 1999 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. He will graduate with a dual degree in biochemistry and neurobiology from Kansas University in May and is employed at LMH.
The couple plan a June 25, 2011, wedding at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Salina.

Engagement

Rovenstine and Fink

Jacob Fink and Jamie Mae Rovenstine

Nate and Janet Rovenstine announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Mae Rovenstine, all of Lawrence, to Jacob Fink, Buffalo, Wyo.
The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School. She will earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in May from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okla.
The future groom is the son of Kent and Angel Fink of Buffalo. He earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Oklahoma Wesleyan in December.
The couple plan a May 27, 2011, wedding at Lawrence Wesleyan Church.

Engagement

Bechard and Henkelman

Ashley Bechard and Erik Henkelman

Raymond and Pamela Bechard, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Bechard, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Lawrence, to Erik Henkelman, Kansas City, Mo., formerly of Swarthmore, Pa.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Kansas University in 2005 and plans special events for Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is the son of Steven and Marilyn Henkelman, Swarthmore. He is a 2002 graduate of The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, Pa. He earned double engineering degrees from Duke University in 2006, and is employed as a research assistant in the neurology department at KU Medical Center while applying to medical school.
The couple plan an April 29, 2011, wedding at Redemptorist Catholic Church in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Pierce and Ideus

Aaron Ideus and Kimberly Pierce

Ken Pierce, Oconto, Neb., and Kay Pierce, Callaway, Neb., along with Wayne and Patti Ideus, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Kimberly Pierce, Calloway, and Aaron Ideus, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Calloway High School. She will graduate with degree in biochemistry from Doane College in Crete, Neb., in May and plans to pursue a medical degree.
The future groom is a 2006 graduate of Free State High School. He earned bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and economics from Doane College in May 2010 and is employed by Reynolds and Reynolds, Inc. in the Kansas City, Mo. metropolitan area.
The couple plan a June 11, 2011, wedding in Lincoln, Neb.

Wedding

Koester and Fritzel

Patrick and Rebecca Koester

Rebecca Lynn Fritzel, Lawrence, and Patrick Koester, Des Moines, Iowa, were married July 3, 2010, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with Deacon Joseph Cortez officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Tim and Cindy Fritzel, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Michael and Colleen Koester, Fort Myers, Fla.
Maid of honor was Kylie Fritzel. Best man was Jonathan Koester. Bridesmaids were Jaclyn Simpson, Whitney Devine, Megan Davis, Taylor Simpson and Molly Fritzel. Groomsmen were Justus Koester, Aaron Koester, Eric Rodriguez, Robbie Messenger and Patrick Fritzel. Guest book attendants were Mary Moddrell and Liz Kincaid.
A reception was given at The Oread.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2008 graduate of Kansas University. She is the sales coordinator for the Firesky Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz.
The groom is a 2003 graduate of Hayden High School in Topeka and also a 2008 graduate of KU. He is a set merchandiser for Crescent Crown Distributing in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The couple reside in Scottsdale.

Wedding

Harrison and Malone

Keely and Cameron Harrison

Keely Malone, formerly of Lawrence, and Cameron Harrison, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., were married Oct. 2, 2010, at The Woods Walk in Crested Butte, Colo., with Judge Mike Malone and Minister Jim Van Meter officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Mike and Barbara Malone, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Ken and Shannon Harrison, Colorado Springs.
Matron of honor was Noelle Larson. Maid of honor was Claudine Wroten. Best man was Brandon Harrison. Bridesmaids were Kelly Evans, Michele Bennett and Stacey Simon. Groomsmen were Drew Southard, Zach Crandall, Parker Inabnet and Eric Smith. Junior bridesmaids were Mary Wroten and Brooke Wroten. Usher was Luke Malone. Soloists were Lynnette Rempel and Dot Jones.
A reception was given at Maxwell’s in Crested Butte.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas University and teaches second grade at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif.
The groom earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is completing his medical residency at Stanford University.
The couple reside in Palo Alto, Calif.

Wedding

Shanks and Courtney

Caitlin and Brett Courtney

Caitlin Elizabeth Shanks and Brett Robert Courtney, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 18, 2010, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Dennis Young officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Craig and Pamela Shanks, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Craig Courtney, Kansas City, Mo., and Kristine Wilson, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Meghan Shanks. Best man was Ryan Courtney. Ring bearer was Alex Davis. Flower girl was Madeline Sics. Ushers were Jared Wilson, Jacob Wilson and Chaney Courtney. Reader was Cailie Courtney. Harpist was Tabitha Steiner.
A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club.
The bride is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree with a dual major in English and American studies, with honors, from KU in 2009, and is attending Law School at the University of Chicago.
The groom is also a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from KU in 2009 and is employed by WMA Consulting Engineers in Chicago.
The couple reside in Chicago.

Wedding

Schulte and Crady

Abigail and Bryce Crady

Abigail Laura Schulte and Bryce Daniel Crady, both of Lawrence, were married June 5, 2010, at The Terrace on Grand in Kansas City, Mo., with Mike Jerrick officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Laura Schulte, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Hal and Debby Crady, Lawrence.
Bridesmaids were Allison Larsen, Alissa Jackson, Jennifer Millett, Sarah Smith, Lindsey Bledsoe, Sarah Falke, Meghan O’Neal and Jama Maxfield. Groomsmen were Mike Mondi, Scott Tallman, Andy Moddrell, Bryan Sullivan, Andy Meyer, Evan Schulte, Andrew Schulte and Zac Maxfield. Greeters were Jeni Lew and Katie Spanish. Ushers were Oliver Minnis, Zach Bradley, Dean Nickell and Mike Simmonett. Vocalist was Jane Buxton.
A reception followed at The Terrace on Grand.
The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and Kansas University. She is a kindergarten teacher at St. Paul’s Episcopal Day School in Kansas City, Mo.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and KU. He is a professional engineer and principal with Apex Engineers Inc. in Merriam.
The couple reside in Westwood.