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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Anniversary

Stewart

George “Bill” and Dorothy “Dottie” Stewart, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30 at 1163 Delaware Drive, Tonganoxie.
George Stewart and Dorothy Papenhausen were married Jan. 26, 1946, at Quayle Memorial Methodist Church in Kansas City, Kan.
Their children are Mike Stewart and John Stewart, Olathe, and Patti Kirkpatrick, Topeka.

Wedding

Kellert and Carver

Lynn Kellert and Mert Carver, both of Lawrence, were married Dec. 19, 2010, at their home, with Carmen Hocking officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Paul Linaweaver, Polson, Mont., and the late Dorothy Linaweaver.
The groom is the son of Katherine Carver, Rowley, Iowa, and the late Virgil Carver.
Matron of honor was Jacqueline Kellert, daughter of the bride. Maid of honor was Jennifer Kellert, daughter of the bride. Best man was Chris Carver, son of the groom.
The bride earned an associate degree in nursing from Santa Barbara City College and is employed with Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
The groom attended Johnson County Community College and is employed with Systems Material Handling in Olathe.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

White and Gudenkauf

Chase and Sara Gudenkauf

Sara Rose White and Chase Joseph Gudenkauf, both of Lawrence, were married Sept. 4, 2010, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Mick Mulvany officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Nancy White, Topeka.
The groom is the son of Mark and Carol Gudenkauf, Topeka, and Dave and Julie Sutheimer, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Sara Grace. Best man was Andrew Findley. Bridesmaids were Alexah Gudenkauf, Michelle White and Therese Wozniak. Groomsmen were Eric Jimboy, Jason White and Andrew Schiefelbein. Flower girl was Violet White. Ringbearer was Kaden Raines.
A reception followed at Abe and Jake’s Landing in Lawrence.
The bride is a graduate of Hayden High School in Topeka and Kansas University. She is an intake specialist at TFI Family Services in Topeka.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and KU. He is a credit analyst for People’s Bank in Olathe.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Phelps and Alvarez

Libby Phelps and Logan Alvarez

David Alvarez and Deana Alvarez, both of Eudora, announce the engagement of their son, Logan Alvarez, to Libby Phelps, both of Lawrence.
The future groom is a graduate of Eudora High School. He attended Johnson County Community College. He has been employed with UPS since March 2010.
The future bride is the daughter of Fred Jr. and Betty Phelps, Topeka. She is a graduate of Topeka West High School. She earned a Bachelor of Health Science degree from Washburn University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Kansas University Medical Center. She has been employed with Bloom & Associates Therapy since May 2008.
The couple plan a July 9, 2011, wedding at Iberostar Cozumel in Cozumel, Mexico.

Engagement

Peterson and McCandless

Jason McCandless and Tiffany Peterson

Chuck and Margaret Peterson, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Peterson, Manhattan, to Jason McCandless, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2005 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, with an emphasis in mathematics, from Kansas State University in 2009 and is an eighth-grade algebra teacher at Fort Riley Middle School.
The future groom is the son of Pat and Debra McCandless, Lawrence. He is a 2006 graduate of Free State. He earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Kansas University in December 2010, will graduate a with master’s degree in accounting this May, and will work for BKD, LLP in Kansas City, Mo. this September.
The couple plan a July 23, 2011, wedding at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

O’Neal and Schulte

Meghan O’Neal and Andrew Schulte

Andrew Schulte and Meghan O’Neal, both of Lawrence, along with their parents, Bob and Laura Schulte, Lawrence, and Steve and Jeanne O’Neal, St. Louis, announce their engagement.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College in 2006, a Juris Doctorate from Boston College Law School in 2009, and is employed as litigation counsel with the Kansas Corporation Commission.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Nerinx Hall High School in St. Louis. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006 and is an account executive with Morningstar Communications in Overland Park.
The couple plan a May 14, 2011, wedding at the St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis.

Engagement

Simmons and Stevens

Jennifer Simmons and Justin Stevens

Mark and Betty Simmons, Holcomb, along with Maynard and Marilyn Stevens, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Simmons and Justin Stevens, both of Hays.
The future bride is a 2001 graduate of Holcomb High School, a 2007 graduate of Kansas University Business School, and is a medical receptionist in Hays.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Free State High School. He is studying physical and health education at Fort Hays State University and is a wrestling coach at Russell High School.
The couple plan May 17, 2011, wedding at Wilson Lake.

Engagement

Garrett and Fawl

Jonathan Scott Fawl and Jenna Rae Garrett

Mike and Cheryl Garrett, Carbondale, along with Mike and Roxanne Fawl, Overbrook, announce the engagement their children, Jenna Rae Garrett, Carbondale, to Jonathan Scott Fawl, Overbrook.
The future bride is studying for a physical therapist assistant degree at Washburn University.
The future groom is employed by Marion Township and also works on the family farm.
The couple plan a March 26, 2011, wedding at Grace Community Church in Overbrook.

Anniversary

Knabe

Richard and Linda Knabe

Linda and Richard Knabe, Eudora, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner today.
The couple were married Jan. 22, 1961, in Lawrence.
They have farmed 50 years together in the Eudora area.
They have a daughter, Karla Osborn, and son-in-law, Allen, Baldwin City; a son, Keith, and daughter-in-law, Jamie, Eudora; and six grandchildren.

Engagement

Bireta and Shipman

Jon Shipman and Devon Bireta

Richard and Jane Bireta, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Devon Bireta, to Jon Parker Shipman, both of Mission.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in history in 2007, and a master’s degree in education in 2008, both from Truman State University. She is a fifth-grade teacher in the Shawnee Mission School District.
The future groom is the son of Ronnie and Vickie Shipman, Malden, Mo. He is a 2003 graduate of Bernie (Mo.) High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in visual communications from Truman State and is a Web designer for Strategic Internet Solutions.
The couple plan a July 2011 wedding in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Engagement

Crisp and Ellis

Beth Ann Crisp and Jared Kyle Ellis

Beth Ann Crisp, Lawrence, and Jared Kyle Ellis, Ft. Bliss, Texas, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Celia Crisp, Lawrence, and the late Richard Crisp. She is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed at Roark and Associates in Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of Bob and Marty Fairchild, Lawrence, and Steve and Carol Ann Ellis, Sevierville, Tenn. He is a 2000 graduate of Lawrence High and is a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He redeployed in November 2010 from a 12-month tour in Iraq and is currently stationed at Ft. Bliss.
The couple plan a June 11, 2011, wedding.

Engagement

Arevalo and Lapid

Brooke Laurel Arevalo and Yariv Lapid

Robert and Teresa Arevalo, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Laurel Arevalo, to Yariv Lapid, both of New York City.
The future bride is also the daughter of Andrea Arevalo, Island Heights, N.J. She is a 1999 graduate of Central Regional High School in Bayville, N.J., a 2004 graduate of Richard Stockton College, and is employed with Forest Pharmaceuticals.
The future groom is the son of Moshe and Miriam Lapid, Givat Shmuel, Israel. He is a 2000 graduate of Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is self-employed in real-estate management.
The couple plan a June 12, 2011, wedding in New Brunswick, N.J.

Engagement

Howard and Brown

David Brown and Lauren Howard

David Howard, Perry, and Rhonda Dalquest, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Howard, to David Brown, Lawrence.
The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School and a homemaker.
The future groom is the son of Bob Brown, Lawrence, and the late Carol Brown. He is also a graduate of Free State, attended Highland Community College in Perry, and is a teller at First State Bank and Trust and a cashier and Fastrax.
The couple plan a March 17, 2011, wedding at Lecomtpton United Methodist Church.