Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Thomas and Stiles

Emily Thomas and Matt Stiles

Jim and Susan Thomas along with Joe and Becky Stiles announce the engagement of their children, Emily Thomas and Matt Stiles, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School and a May 2010 graduate of Kansas University School of Education. She is studying for a master’s degree in curriculum and teaching and will be employed by the De Soto School District in fall 2011.
The future groom is also a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High and a May 2010 graduate of KU School of Education. He is studying for a master’s degree in education.
The couple plan a July 9, 2011, wedding at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Goger-Ozark and Van Syoc

Brian Van Syoc and Shauna Goger-Ozark

Steve and Julia Ozark, Lawrence, along with Pat and Glenda Van Syoc, Topeka, announce the engagement of their children, Shauna Goger-Ozark, Lawrence, and Brian Van Syoc, Topeka.
The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School and is attending Allen County Community College.
The future groom is a graduate of Washburn Rural High School and is also attending ACCC.
The couple plan a Nov. 5, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Nieder and Summers

Brityn Nieder and Steve Summers

Mike and Sheri Nieder, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brityn Nieder to Steve Summers, both of Lee’s Summit, Mo.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. She is a technical recruiter at Yoh Telecom in Overland Park.
The future groom is the son of Lana Lombardo, Independence, Mo., and Daryl and Debbie Summers, Raytown, Mo. He is a soccer coach for KC Select.
The couple plan a June 2011 wedding in Hermann, Mo.

Wedding

Young and Van Kirk

Julie and David Van Kirk

Julie DeAnn Young, Miami, Okla., and David Spencer Van Kirk, Boise, Idaho, were married Oct. 10, 2010, at Lyons Twin Mansions in Fort Scott, with John Van Kirk officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Dee Young, Miami.
The groom is the son of John and Jane Van Kirk, Boise.
A reception was followed at Lyons Twin Mansions.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of Miami High School. She will obtain a certified pharmacy technician license in the spring of 2011 and is the lead pharmacy technician at Haskell Health Center.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Cole-Valley Christian High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Corban University and is a software quality engineer with Garmin International.
The couple reside in Olathe.

Wedding

Kunze and Farmer

Jordan and Denise Farmer

Denise Kunze, Goleta, Calif., and Jordan Farmer, Lawrence, were married Oct. 2, 2010, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Jeremy Farmer officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Daryl Kunze, Santa Ynez, Calif., and Angelique and John Jackson, Pangburn, Ark.
The groom is the son of Jim Farmer and Lori Farmer, both of Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Samantha Kirkman. Best man was Ryan Robinson. Bridesmaids were Bailey DeReus and Kristen Kunze. Groomsmen were Brent Ott and Geoffrey Christie. Ushers were Dominick Kunze and Dustin Riat.
A reception was given at the Lawrence Visitor’s Center.
The bride is a graduate of Searcy (Ark.) High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in Russian and East European studies from KU, and is a graduation adviser at KU.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned an associate degree in automotive technology and management from Wyoming Technical Institute and is an automotive technician at Ed Bozarth Chevrolet.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Lewis and Larsen

Christopher and Allison Larsen

Allison Yvonne Lewis, Lawrence, and Christopher Gene Larsen, Wahoo, Neb., were married June 26, 2010, at Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Ronald Pogue officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Warner and Pam Lewis, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Mary Larsen, Wahoo, and the late Ron Larsen.
Maid of honor was Molly Winter. Best man was Tim O’Connor. Bridesmaids were Kristen Mulder, Anne Dillon, Katy Belot, Abby Crady, Jennifer Millett and Joceyln Babcock. Groomsmen were Andrew Celmer, Nicholas Lewis, Justin Rice, Travis Tollefson and Brett Eddie. Flower girl was Josie Bartek. Ringbearer was Connor Allen. Groom’s best buddy was his son, Nathan Larsen. Readers were Andrea Robinson and Suzanne Nass. Candle lighter was Patti Walker.
A reception was given at The Oread.
The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and Arizona State University. She is a sales representative for SkinMedica.
The groom is a graduate of Wahoo High School. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska and the University of Nebraska Medical School, and completed the residency program on head and neck surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology at Kansas University Medical Center.
The couple reside in Fairway.

Wedding

Chappell and Steffey

Cody and Rebecca Steffey

Rebecca Chappell, Lawrence, and Cody Steffey, Ozawkie, were married Oct. 23, 2010, at Ozawkie United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Ronald Shultz officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Gordon and Becky Chappell, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Mahlon and Cindy Steffey, Ozawkie.
Maid of honor was Kaylee Denning. Best man was Ryan Yarnell. Bridesmaids were Kara Kellison and Amy Breithaupt. Groomsmen were Josh Weis and Joel Houk. Flower girl was Hunter Bilynsky. Ringbearer was Cannon Cramer.
A reception was given at the American Legion in Perry.
The bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School. She attended Johnson County Community College and is employed at St. Marys Chiropractic in St. Marys.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Oskaloosa High School. He earned a radiologic technology degree from Washburn University in 2009 and is employed at Kansas State University with the Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The couple reside in Wamego.

Wedding

Niedenthal and McElroy

Alek and Erin McElroy

Erin Marie Niedenthal and Aleksander Peter McElroy, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 4, 2010, at Holy Trinity Orthodox in Overland Park, with the Revs. Chris Rowe and Tim Sawchack officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Michael and Susan Niedenthal, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Arvel McElroy, Olathe, and Lyne Tumlinson, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Aimee Niedenthal. Best man was Doug Brickell. Bridesmaids were Kassia Mosher and Sara Finney. Groomsmen were Eric Saler and David Creed. Crownbearer was Stephen Johnson. Godparents and sponsors were Roy and Susan Clark.
A reception was given at Liberty Hall.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in theater design from Kansas University in 2009 and plans to graduate with a master’s degree in theater design from the University of Georgia in 2012.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High and earned a bachelor’s degree in environmental geology from Kansas University in May 2010.
The couple reside in Athens, Ga.

Wedding

Wilmes and Kincaid

Megan and Scott Kincaid

Megan Wilmes and Scott Kincaid, both of Kansas City, Mo., were married June 19, 2010, at Harmony Vineyard Church in Kansas City, Mo., with Jeff Timlick officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Allen and Janis Wilmes, Kansas City, Mo.
The groom is the son of Steve and Nancy Kincaid, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Katie Kimber. Best man was Tyler Kincaid. Bridesmaids were Leanne Thurman and Nancy Kaczinski. Groomsmen were Chris Bell and Joe Bell. Flower girls were Ariah Taube and Kate Wolf. Ringbearer was Luke Wolf.
A reception was given at the home of the bride’s parents.
The bride is a graduate of Platte County High School and Northwest Missouri State University. She is employed at St. Luke’s North Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and will complete an information systems degree in the summer of 2011. He is a computer programmer with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.