Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Wedding

Lawless and Cobb

Holly and John Cobb

Holly Lawless and John Cobb, both of Lawrence, were married May 28, 2011, at New Life In Christ Church in Lawrence, with Paul Gray officiating.
The bride is the son of Pete and Marsha Rich, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Alan and Nina Cobb, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Andrea Rich. Best man was Kyle Cobb. Bridesmaids were Angela Craig and Samara Casper. Groomsmen were Dusty Downing and John Dahl. Junior bridesmaid was Hadley Hartwell. Junior groomsman was Ethan Lawless. Flower girl was Keira Albin. Ringbearer was Ashalynn Ekstrom. Ushers were Matt Flory and Grant Greenwood.
A reception was given at the American Legion in Lawrence.
The couple reside in Baldwin City.

Anniversary

Hann

Meredith and Richard Hann

Richard and Meredith Hann, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with their daughter and other family members July 1 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Meredith McPheeters and Richard Hann were married July 1, 1961, at the Baldwin United Methodist Church.

Engagement

Guthrie and E.

Brittany K. Guthrie and Joseph E. Cassity

Michael Guthrie, Linwood, announces the engagement of his daughter, Brittany K. Guthrie, to Joseph E. Cassity, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is also the daughter of Tracy Thomas, Iola.
The future groom is the son of James Cassity, Tonganoxie, and Roxanne King, Linwood.
The couple plan a Sept. 10, 2011, wedding in Basehor.

Engagement

Robbins and Bower

Kaitlyn Robbins and Adam Bower

Kaitlyn Robbins and Adam Bower, both of Oskaloosa, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Michael Robbins and Amy Robbins, both of Oskaloosa. She is a 2004 graduate of Oskaloosa High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Kansas State University in 2007, and is a technician at Hill’s Pet Nutrition in Topeka.
The future groom is the son of Mike and Sue Bower, Lawrence. He is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High School. He attended Pipefitters Apprenticeship Program and is a HVAC technician at Chaney Inc.
The couple plan a Sept. 17, 2011, wedding at their home.

Engagement

Langford and Freeman

Ashley Nicole Langford and Clint Freeman

Jim and Debbie Hevel announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Langford, all of Basehor, to Clint Freeman, Osawatomie.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Leavenworth High School 2003 and earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree from Kansas University in 2009.
The future groom is the son of Jeff Freeman, Topeka, and Diana Neal, Osawatomie. He is a 2002 graduate of Osawatomie High School and earned a doctorate of pharmacy degree from KU in 2010.
The couple plan an Aug. 20, 2011, wedding at Lawrence First United Methodist Church.

Engagement

Black and Schaber

Jonathan Schaber and Jennifer Black

Debbie and Blaine Smith, Tonganoxie, and David Black, Reading, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter Jennifer Black to Jonathan Schaber, both of Tonganoxie.
The future bride is a 1996 graduate of Culpeper County High School, Culpeper, Va.
The future groom is the son of Debbie and Jim Sutton, Leavenworth, and Fred Schaber, Merriam. He is a 1995 graduate of Tonganoxie High School.
The couple plan an Oct. 15, 2011, wedding at Victorian Veranda Country Inn in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Stokes

Jean and Jim Stokes

Jim and Jean Stokes, Lawrence, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.
Jean Strout and Jim Stokes were married after World War II on June 29, 1946, in Concord, Mass.
The couple met while Jim was attending the V-12 Naval School at Tufts College in Boston in 1943.
Jim worked for E.I. DuPont in the manufacturing of cellophane in Clinton, Iowa, and Tecumseh, for 35 years.
They have a son, James III and daughter-in-law, Jackie, Newnan, Ga.; a daughter, Susan Koelling, Wichita; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Retter and Christian

Johnny Christian and Alisha Retter

Alisha Retter and Johnny Christian, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Jerry Retter and Carolyn Retter, both of Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of John Christian, Eudora, and Pam Alt, Lawrence.
The couple plan a July 4, 2011, wedding at Union Pacific Depot in Lawrence.

Engagement

Uhlig and Gassner

Rachel Ann Uhlig and Bradly Gassner

Kenneth and Roxanna Uhlig, Perry, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Ann Uhlig, Shawnee, to Bradly Gassner, St. Clair, Mo.
The future bride is a graduate of Mill Valley High School in Shawnee. She earned a master’s degree in Spanish education from Truman State University and is a Spanish teacher at St. Clair High School.
The future groom is the son of Thomas Gassner, St. Clair, and the late Kathy Gassner. He is a graduate of St. Clair High School, earned a bachelor’s degree in music from Truman State and is employed by Esselte.
The couple plan a May 26, 2012, wedding in St. Louis.

Engagement

Martin and Jameson

Aftan Martin and Robert Jameson

Kelly and Allison Martin, Lawrence, along with Scott Jameson, Baldwin City, and Tanya Green, Perry, announce the engagement of their children, Aftan Martin and Robert Jameson, both of Lawrence.
The future bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in applied behavioral science at Kansas University and is a consultant for the Metabolic Research Center.
The future groom is a graduate of Free State High School. He studied in the EMT program at Johnson County Community College and is a firefighter for the City of Topeka.
The couple plan a July 3, 2011, wedding in Lawrence.