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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Anniversary

Graham

Glenna and Wendell Graham

Glenna and Wendell Graham, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Lawrence Wesleyan Church, 3705 Clinton Parkway.
The couple were married Aug. 11, 1961, in Sterling.
Wendell retired after 35 years in banking. He is now employed as a para-professional in the special education department at Lawrence High School. Glenna was employed at the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department for 23 years. She retired in 2004.
They have two daughters, Michele Russell, Overland Park, and Lori Larison and son-in-law, Wayne, Olathe; a son, Mike, and daughter-in-law, Sally, Hays; and eight grandchildren.
Cards may be sent at 3503 W. 10th St., Lawrence, KS 66049.
The couple request no gifts.

Wedding

Gibler and Weatherford

Jessica and Mark Weatherford

Jessica Rose Gibler, Lecompton, and Mark Edwin Weatherford, Stull, were married May 21, 2011, at Mustard Seed Church in Lawrence. Scott DeGroff officiated.
The bride is the daughter of David and Rhonda Gibler, Lecompton.
The groom is the son of John and Kathy Weatherford, Stull.
Maid of honor was Margaret Kuhlman. Best man was Jacob Laughlin. Bridesmaids were Kristin Weatherford, Kylie Blythe, Lauren McGarity, Leah Rutledge and Mary Cox. Groomsmen were Willie Brooks, Garrett Jones, Anthony Meals, Mark Higgins and Justin Brock. Musicians were Samantha Foster and Garrett Jones (saxophone), Amy Jones (piano) and Joy Metz (guitar). Flower girls were Claira Weatherford and Victoria Weatherford. Ringbearer was Daniel Callahan. Ushers were Brian Gibler, David Weatherford, Stephen Weatherford, Bill Weatherford, Michael Weatherford and Aaron Weatherford. Greeters were William Blythe and William Weatherford. Guest register attendant was Kara Evans. Reception hosts were Katie Luse, Savanna Shuck and Samantha Clement.
A reception was given at Stull United Methodist Fellowship Hall.
The bride earned an associate degree in horticulture this spring from Johnson County Community College. She is employed in the floral department at the Hy-Vee in Manhattan.
The groom is studying Spanish at Kansas State University and plans to graduate in 2012.
The couple reside in Manhattan.

Wedding

Faletra and Cox

Amanda and Reid Cox

Amanda Faletra, Lawrence, and Reid Cox, Shawnee, were married April 16, 2011, at Stony Point Hall in Baldwin City. Craig McElvain officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Sabine Jones, Lawrence, and Joseph Faletra, Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.
The groom is the son of Stephanie Spring and Henry Cox, Shawnee.
Maid of honor was Karen Steward. Best man was Brett Cantrell. Bridesmaids were Christina Henry, Ashley Coffman, Nicole McWilliams, Kailey Mesler and Jessica Nichols. Bridesman was Luke Henry. Groomsmen were Thomas Cox, Eric Cox, Brian Stevens, Matthew Wiggins, Josh Dinning and Kevin Goll. Flower girl was Andreja Henry. Ringbearers were Gavin and Connor Jones. Readers were Amanda Wiggins, Margit Hentschel and Aaron Fodge. Greeters were Jamie Ryckman, Ashley Spring and Alaina Schiffelbein. Ushers were Evan Toren and Gabe Krieshock.
A reception followed at Stony Point Hall.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Kansas University in 2009 and is a music teacher at Eudora Elementary School.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Shawnee Mission Northwest High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information systems in 2005 and a master’s degree in human health/human performance sciences and sport management in 2007, both from Baylor University.
The couple reside in Olathe.

Wedding

Sampson and Higgins

Jan and Matthew Higgins

Jan Annette Sampson and Matthew David Higgins, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., were married June 4, 2011, at The Lost Dutchman in Divide, Colo., with the Rev. Dave Ruckman officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Gary and Sherlyn Sampson, Loveland, Colo.
The groom is the son of Victoria Higgins, Sebastopol, Calif., and the late Dana Higgins.
Maid of honor was Sarah Nelson. Best man was Nick Brown. Bridesmaid was Angela Roy. Groomsman was Paul DeVecchi. Flower girl was Hunter Higgins, the daughter of the groom. Ringbearer was Dana Marie Higgins, the daughter of the bride and groom.
A reception followed at The Lost Dutchman.
The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Kansas University and is studying for a master’s degree in nursing at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She is a registered nurse in the Cardiac Care Unit at Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs.
The groom is a graduate of El Molino High School. He is the owner of Accu-Pro Coatings, a painting and coating business, in Colorado Springs.
The couple reside in Colorado Springs.

Wedding

Conley and Wondrack

Michele and Wally Wondrack

Michele Conley and Wally Wondrack, both of Lawrence, were married April 23, 2011, at the home of Greg and Bronda Silvers, Lawrence, with Judge Robert Fairchild officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Larry and Jennifer Smith, Leavenworth, and Daniele Gardner, Santa Barbara, Calif., and the late Ken Gardner.
The groom is the son of (Ret.) Col. Walter Wondrack and Dorothy Wondrack, both of Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Sarah Conley, daughter of the bride. Best man was Dale Roubison. Bridesmaids were Jordan Wondrack, daughter of the groom, and Renee Belford. Groomsmen were Kurt Clausing and Greg Silvers. Violinist was Jerry Wohletz.
A reception followed at the home of Greg and Bronda Silvers.
The bride is a graduate of Leavenworth High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas University and is employed in foreign purchasing by Tytan International in Lenexa.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree from KU and is employed in sales at Pinstripes on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Lorenz and Runge

Justin Runge and Kate Lorenz

Tom and Sue Lorenz, Lawrence, along with Erik and Renee Runge, Lincoln, Neb., announce the engagement of their children, Kate Lorenz and Justin Runge, both of Lawrence.
The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree from Kansas University and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. She is a judicial executive assistant at the Kansas Court of Appeals.
The future groom earned a bachelor’s degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a master’s degree from the University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa. He is a graphic designer at the Kansas Secretary of State Office.
The couple plan an Oct. 7, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Osburn and Heffner

Kirsten Osburn and Ted Heffner

Bill and Nikola Osburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Kirsten Osburn, to Ted Heffner, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School. She is attending nursing school at Neosho County Community College and is employed by Neuvant House.
The future groom is the son of Michael and Donna Heffner, Lawrence. He is a graduate of Free State and is attending culinary school at Johnson County Community College. He is employed by The Eldridge.
The couple plan a Sept. 10, 2011, wedding at Clinton Lake.

Engagement

Bergman and Miller

Andrew Ross Miller and Stephanie Gayle Bergman

Fred and Gayle Bergman announce the engagement of their daughter Stephanie Gayle Bergman, all of Leavenworth, to Andrew Ross Miller, Tonganoxie.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Leavenworth High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design from Mid America Nazarene University in 2009 and is employed as an art director for New Creature in Rogers, Ark.
The future groom is the son of Ken and Tammy Miller, Tonganoxie. He is a 2003 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Mid America Nazarene University in 2008 and has been employed by BNSF Logistics for the past three years in Springdale, Ark.
The couple plan a Sept. 24, 2011, wedding at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Leavenworth.

Engagement

Woytinek and Holl

Aaron Jude Holl and Amanda Rothwell Woytinek

Amanda Rothwell Woytinek and Aaron Jude Holl, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Pamela Rothwell, Lawrence, and the late Glenn Rothwell. She attended Lawrence High School and has worked as a customer service representative.
The future groom is the son of Leon Holl, Belleville, and Renee Holl, Lawrence. He graduated from Lawrence High and has worked as a welder.
The couple plan a May 12, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.