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Couples

Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements

Engagement

Markley and Hoag

Caroline Markley and Chase Hoag

Martin and Rebecca Markley, along with and Chuck and Lisa Hoag, announce the engagement of their children, Caroline Markley and Chase Hoag, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2008 graduate of Free State High School. She is studying elementary education at Emporia State University and is employed as a resident’s assistant at the university.
The future groom is a 2009 graduate of Free State. He is studying secondary education social sciences at Emporia State and is employed as an avid tutor by USD 253 at Emporia Middle School.
The couple plan a July 30, 2011, wedding at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Overall and Wickey

John Wickey and Megan Overall

Gage and Mary Overall, Caldwell, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Overall, to John Wickey, both of Shawnee.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Caldwell High School 2002. She earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Baker University in 2007 and will complete a doctorate in physical therapy at Rockhurst University in May 2012.
The future groom is the son of John and Ruth Wickey, Tonganoxie. He is a 2003 graduate of Tonganoxie High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kansas University in 2008 and is an assistant branch manager at US Bank in Lawrence.
The couple plan a May 2011 wedding in Florida.

Engagement

Berry and Burman

Nathan William Burman and Nicole Catharine Berry

Walter and Catharine Berry, Lawrence, along with Don and Gina Burman, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Nicole Catharine Berry, Kansas City, Mo., and Nathan William Burman, Manhattan.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in interior design from Kansas State University in 2009 and is employed as an interior designer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The future groom is also a 2003 graduate of Free State. He is studying for a bachelor’s degree in economics at K-State.
The couple plan a June 2011 wedding in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Winter and Beckman

Matthew Beckman and Megan Winter

Robert and Teena Winter, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Winter, to Matthew Beckman, both of Encinitas, Calif.
The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Kansas State University in 2001, a Juris Doctor from Kansas University in 2005, and is an attorney in the San Diego office of Fisher & Phillips, LLP.
The future groom is the son of William and Susan Beckman, Peoria, Ill. He is a graduate of Peoria Notre Dame High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Creighton University in 1999 and is the director of Digital Partnerships for Active.com.
The couple plan an Oct. 1, 2011, wedding in San Diego.

Wedding

Buxton and Alvey

Dayna and Brett Buxton

Dayna Alvey, San Ramon, Calif., and Brett Buxton, Lawrence, were married July 4, 2010, at Memory Garden in Monterey, Calif., with Brian Lyke officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Robert Alvey, San Ramon, and Caron Oclassen, Sun Valley, Idaho.
The groom is the son of Scot and Jane Buxton, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Rebecca Rioux. Best man was Bryan Anthony. Bridesmaids were Lisa Anthony, Lindsay Simpson, Kristine Burkman, Sarah Buxton, Julia Alvey and Ashlee Crow. Groomsmen were Andy Alvey, Sam Agnew, Nick Reimond, Owen Cox, Patrick Roberts and Kevin Appleby. Musicians were Tom Bukovac and Sarah Buxton.
A reception followed in the garden.
The bride is a 2001 graduate of California High School in San Ramon and a 2006 graduate of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, Calif.
The groom is a 2001 graduate of Lawrence High School and a 2006 graduate of Kansas University.
The couple reside in Kansas City, Mo.

Wedding

Buxton and Bukovac

Tom Bukovac and Sarah Buxton

Sarah Buxton, Lawrence, and Tom Bukovac, Cleveland, were married Nov. 20, 2010, at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville, Tenn., with Chris McHugh officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Scot and Jane Buxton, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Norma Bukovac, Willowick, Ohio.
Maid of honor was Larissa Dumas. Best man was Greg Sarley. Bridesmaids were Julia Pilant, Julia Strompolos, Whitney May, Betsy McHugh, Leslie DiPiero and Dayna Buxton. Groomsmen were Jimmy Lee Sloas, Bob Bundy, Billy Davis, Shawn Fichter, Rick Reith, Jedd Hughes and Brett Buxton. Soloists were Al Anderson and Wendy Moten.
A reception followed in the ballroom.
The bride is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and is a singer/songwriter in Nashville.
The groom is a session guitar player in Nashville.
The couple reside in Nashville.

Anniversary

Thomas

Georgia and Keith Thomas

Keith and Georgia Thomas, Lawrence, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner.
The couple were married March 11, 1951, in Pawnee Station.
They have a son, Dwayne K., and daughter-in-law, Elisa, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Debbie L. Harrison, and son-in-law Bruce, Louisville, Miss; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Cards may be sent to the couple at 660 E. 1450 Road, Lawrence, KS 66046.

Anniversary

Sturdy

A 50th wedding anniversary for Sharon and David Sturdy of rural Vinland Valley will be given by their children from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at The Lodge in Baldwin City. A cake-cutting ceremony is planned for 2 p.m.
The couple were married March 3, 1961, in Kansas City, Mo.
They lived in Lawrence until moving to Vinland Valley in 2003. David graduated from Vinland High School and retired from Farmland Industries. Sharon graduated from Pleasanton High School and is retired from Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
The couple request no gifts.