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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Conner and Gipson

Crystal Conner and Robbie Gipson

Ronald and Charlene Conner, Omaha, Neb., formerly of Eudora, announce the engagement of their daughter, Crystal Conner, to Robbie Gipson, both of Lecompton.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Eudora High School and 2006 graduate of Kansas State University. She graduated with a Doctor of Physical Therapy in May 2010 from Creighton University in Omaha and is employed by Bloom and Associates Therapy P.A. in Topeka.
The future groom is the son of Joseph Sr. and Sande Gipson, Wamego, and Cheryl Dusack, Abilene. He is a 2001 graduate of Wamego High School and is the mobile electronics manager at Best Buy in Lawrence.
The couple plan a May 14, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Bodiya and Treanor

Christopher Treanor and Claire Bodiya

Christopher Treanor and Claire Bodiya, both of Phoenix, announce their engagement.
The future groom is the son of Debra Baker and Jim Alldritt, and Mike and Teresa Treanor, all of Lawrence. He is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School and Professional Fitness Institute. He is a fitness coordinator for Fireside at Norterra Community Association and owns a personal training business called TreanorBUILT Training and Nutrition Systems.
The future bride is the daughter of Joan Bodiya and Dale Bodiya, both of Phoenix. She is a 2004 graduate of Horizon High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., and a 2008 graduate of the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is a laboratory technician at Creative Testing Solutions and is also a strength and conditioning coach for high school soccer players.
The couple plan a May 2011 wedding in Phoenix.

Engagement

Chadwick and Nanne

Merry Chadwick and David Nanne

Dennis and Judy Chadwick, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Merry Chadwick, Anchorage, Alaska, to David Nanne, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from St. Olaf College in 2007 and since graduation has been employed as a high school choir director in the Anchorage Public Schools.
The future groom is the son of John and Beth Nanne, Pakenham, Ontario, Canada. He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo in 2009 and is employed as a mechanical design engineer with a company serving the baking industries in the United States and Canada.
The couple plan a July 16, 2011, wedding at Boe Chapel on the campus of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn.

Engagement

Uhlmansiek and Mishler

Keaton Mishler and Lauren Uhlmansiek

Kenneth and Debbie Mishler announce the engagement of their son, Keaton Mishler, all of Lawrence, to Lauren Uhlmansiek, Swansea, Ill.
The future groom is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from Kansas University in 2008 and is also a winter 2012 candidate to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Graceland University.
The future bride is the daughter of Paul and Joyce Uhlmansiek, Swansea. She is a 2004 graduate of Belleville Township High School East. She is a 2007 alumna of KU and is also a spring 2012 Doctor of Pharmacy candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The couple plan a June 25, 2011, wedding in Leawood.

Engagement

Toplikar and Skepnek

Will Skepnek and Katy Toplikar

Katy Toplikar and Will Skepnek, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Dave and Diane Toplikar, Lawrence. She is a 2002 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Kansas University. She is a 2006 graduate of Z Cosmetology Academy, a licensed cosmetologist, and is a stylist at Statements Hair Salon in Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of Bill and Susan Skepnek, Lawrence. He is a 2000 graduate of Free State High School, a 2006 graduate of KU, and will graduate from Washburn School of Law in 2012.
The couple plan a June 11, 2011, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

Engagement

Petr and Vaughn

Trevor Vaughn and Hannah Petr

David and Mary Beth Petr, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Petr, to Trevor Vaughn, both of St. Louis.
The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Abilene (Texas) Christian University and a juris doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, Calif. She is an attorney for Missouri State Public Defender System.
The future groom is the son of Brian and Clarice Kohlscheen, Norman, Okla. He is a graduate of Norman (Okla.) North High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Harding University in Searcy, Ark., and a Doctor of Osteopathy from Oklahoma State University School of Medicine. He is a resident in anesthesiology at Des Peres Hospital.
The couple plan an April 16, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Walrod and Woodworth

Loryn Walrod and Andrew Woodworth

Paul and Cherri Walrod announce the engagement of their daughter, Loryn Walrod, all of Eudora, to Andrew Woodworth, Olathe.
The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Eudora High School. She plans to earn a bachelor’s degree in international studies with minor in religion from Baker University in May 2012.
The future groom is the son of Kent and Amy Woodworth, Olathe. He was home-schooled. He plans to earn a bachelor’s degree with dual majors in history and English literature and a minor in German from Baker University in May 2012.
The couple plan a June 25, 2011, wedding at the Lawrence Free Methodist Church.

Engagement

Lafond and Johnson

Robert Johnson and Nicole Lafond

Mark and Alea Lafond, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Lafond, to Robert Johnson, both of Seattle.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral sciences from Kansas University in 2008 and is employed in the Nordstrom Corporate offices as a women’s shoes product coordinator for Nordstrom.com.
The future groom is the son of Charles and Karen Johnson, Edmond, Okla. He is a 2001 graduate of Edmond (Okla.) North High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 2005 and a law degree in 2008, both from KU. He is an attorney at the Law Offices of Floyd, Pflueger and Ringer in Seattle.
The couple plan a Sept. 24, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Wedding

Sharpe and Dunlap

Michael and Abigail Dunlap

Abigail Sharpe, and Michael Dunlap, both of Raleigh, N.C., were married June 26, 2010, in an oceanside ceremony on Whalehead Beach in Corolla, N.C.
The bride is the daughter of Rita and Randy Sharpe, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Julia Rogers and Jerry Schultz, Nellysford, Va.
Attendants were Jennifer and Marcel Templet, Jessica Seybold and Ryan McDowell.
The bride is a science teacher in Rye, N.Y.
The groom is the national dealer development manager for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, in Woodcliff Lake, N.J.
The couple reside in Nyack, N.Y.

Wedding

Jones and Neuhart

Jesica Neuhart Jones and Jason Jones

Jesica Neuhart, M.D., Jefferson City, Mo., and Jason Jones, Lawrence, were married Nov. 6, 2011, at Christ Community Church in Leawood, with the Rev. Reid Kapple officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Eddy and Margene Neuhart, Jefferson City.
The groom is the son of Charles and Carolyn Jones, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Dr. Rebecca Edwards. Best man was Cimarron Evans. Bridesmaids were Dr. Melissa Combs, and Erica Lam. Groomsmen were Scott Cinnamon and Jared Comfort. Ushers were Sam Court and Eric Bracken. Candle lighters were Holly Bracken and Lisa Criswell. Greeter/program attendant was Sarah Bracken. Guestbook attendant was Heather Chamberlin. Bride’s personal attendant was Emily Beydler.
A reception was given at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo.
The bride is a graduate of Jefferson City High School, Mo. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a medical degree from UMKC School of Medicine, and is a pediatrician for Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.
The groom is a graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, all in education from Washburn University, and is an educational consultant for Southeast Kansas Education Service Center, Topeka.
The couple reside in Prairie Village.

Wedding

Rosencrants and Peavey

Kelsey and Glenn Peavey

Kelsey Rosencrants, Lawrence, and Glenn Peavey, Salina, were married Oct. 16, 2010, at Unity Church of Lawrence, with the Rev. Don Layne officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Patrick Rosencrants, Lawrence, and Kathy Rosencrants, Eudora.
The groom is the son of Larry and Kathy Hartman, Salina.
Maid of honor was Kristin Morrell. Best man was Anthony Hartman. Bridesmaid was Sabrian Rodriguez. Groomsman was Timothy Morrell. Ringbearers were Dagen Morrel and Tyler Maldonado. Flower girl was Averie Hartman. Usher was Kasey Morrell.
A reception was given at Knights of Columbus in Lawrence.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Free State High School and is a student at Kansas State University.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Central High School in Salina and is currently serving in the U.S. Army.
The couple reside in Manhattan.

Anniversary

Orlowski and Orlowski

Janice and Don Orlowski

Janice and Don Orlowski, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family on a Caribbean cruise in March.
Janice Smith and Don Orlowski were married Feb. 11, 1961, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Lawrence.
Don earned a civil engineering degree from Kansas University in 1966. They returned to Lawrence in 1974, after living in Salina, Springfield, Ill., Overland Park and Houston. Don worked for Farmland Industries until his retirement in 2003. Janice continued working in retail sales until her retirement in 2010.
They have a daughter, Mary Green, Lawrence; and four grandchildren.
The couple requests no gifts.

Anniversary

McCain

Fairley and Donna McCain

Donna and Fairley McCain, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday by renewing their vows at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vt., with a reception to follow.
The couple were married Feb. 10, 1961, in Fort Riley.
Fairley retired from Sprint and his cow-calf operation in Jefferson County. Donna retired from the Kansas Department of Labor.
They have two daughters, Tana Hoffman, and son-in-law, Jeff, Effingham, and Lori Coder, and son-in-law, Jay, Smithville, Mo.; and five grandchildren.
The couple request no gifts.