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Wedding

Keeler and Green

Ron and Katie Green

Katie Keeler and Ronnard “Ron” Green, both of Lawrence, were married Jan. 7, 2012, at Circle S Ranch and Country Inn with Carmen Hocking officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Christy Keeler, Goehner, Neb.
The groom is the son of Roosevelt Green, Kankakee, Ill., and Gloria Glover, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Maggie Keeler. Best man was Tom Shepard. Bridesmaids were Bryn Stewart, Michelle Harrod, Adriana Sarmiento, Kara Berger and Trinity Wright. Groomsmen were Shawn Edwards, Tim Harrod, Gino Moriera, Tom Berger, and Devante Green, son of the groom. Ringbearers were Justin Keeler and Christian Edwards. Music was provided by Mark Logan.
A reception followed at Circle S Ranch and Country Inn.
The bride is a graduate of Phillipsburgh High School and attended Kansas University. She is employed with Douglas County Bank in Lawrence.
The groom is a graduate of Lawrence High School and the University of West Florida. He is an Army major, currently serving as a battalion executive officer.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Marshall and Levitz

Meagon and Michael Levitz

Meagon Marshall, Ames, Iowa, and Michael Levitz, Overland Park, were married Nov. 25, 2011, in Wailea, Hawaii, with Vance Ali’i Rosete officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Jo Baumann, and Deb and Lynn Purcell, all of Ames. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Iowa State University and is a sales manager at The Code Project.
The groom is the son of Ken and Meryl Levitz, Overland Park. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sports administration and a master’s degree in education, both from Kansas University. He is currently coaching and completing insurance licensure in the state of Kansas.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Gordzica and Elder

Ryan and Christina Elder

Christina Gordzica, Lawrence, and Ryan Elder, Perry, were married Sept. 17, 2011, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University with Jon Ratzlaff officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Alexander P. Gordzica, Lawrence, and Patti Hadl, Prairie Village.
The groom is the son of Robert Elder, Wichita, and Sharon Ferguson Elder, Topeka.
Maid of honor was Shakerah Underwood. Best man was Chad McElwain. Bridesmaid was Megan Elder. Groomsman was Jake Thompson. Flower girl was Alyssa Gordzica, daughter of the bride. Ringbearer was Tristan Elder, son of the groom. Usher was Alexander M. Gordzica. Ceremony attendant was Dominique LeBeau. Guitarist was Connor Reynolds.
A reception was given at Van Go Mobile Arts Center.
The bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2008 and is the lead creative at HypeLife Brands in Kansas City, Mo.
The groom is a 2006 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He earned A+ and Net+ certifications from Wichita Technical School in 2008 and is an install technician at Atronic Alarms in Lenexa.
The couple reside in Merriam.

Wedding

Rhudy and Brodie

Dr. Courtney and Jeffrey Brodie

Dr. Courtney Spencer Rhudy and Jeffrey Clarkson Brodie, both of Overland Park, were married Oct. 15, 2011, at Jacobs Well in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Tom Ryan officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Marily Rhudy, Bethesda, Md., formerly of Lawrence, and the late J.D. Spencer.
The groom is the son of Bruce and Kathy Brodie, Prairie Village.
Matron of honor was Alexis Steele. Best men were David Brodie and Danny Brodie. Bridesmaids were Hayden Rhudy, Mallory Shamus, Beth Gregory and Jean James. Groomsmen were Tyler Rhudy, Harper Rhudy and Mason Rhudy. Ushers were Tommy Schrader and Jack Lapping. Greeter was Blair Taylor.
A reception followed at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.
The bride is a graduate of Lawrence High School, Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Temple University Medical School in Philadelphia, and Kansas University Medical School Residency Program in Kansas City, Kan. She practices internal medicine at KU Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan.
The groom is a graduate of Bishop Miege High School in Shawnee Mission, and Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. He is employed by Clarkson Construction, Inc. of Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Overland Park.

Engagement

Hill and Johnson

Taylor Johnson and Jessica Hill

David and Pamela Hill, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Hill, Kansas City, Mo., to Taylor Johnson, Lawrence.
The future bride is a 2006 graduate of Baldwin High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from Baker University in 2010 and is studying for a doctorate of dental surgery from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.
The future groom is the son of Jim and Tami Johnson, Garden City. He is a 2007 graduate of Garden City High School and will earn a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Kansas University this May.
The couple plan an Aug. 25, 2012, wedding at Annunciation Catholic Church in Baldwin City.

Engagement

Grittmann and Howard

Michelle Marie Grittmann and Shawn Gregory Howard

Brian and Tanya Grittmann, Brunswick, Ohio, and Greg and Carol Howard, Lecompton, announce the engagement of their children, Michelle Marie Grittmann and Shawn Gregory Howard, both of Kansas City, Mo.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of Leavenworth High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication in 2006, and a bachelor’s degree in communication studies in 2007, both from Kansas University. She is employed by the Grey Healthcare Group in Kansas City, Mo.
The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from KU in 2007 and is employed with AMC Theater’s District Office in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple plan an April 28, 2012, wedding at the Vox Theater in Kansas City, Mo.

Engagement

Arnold and Johnson

Samantha Arnold and Paul Johnson

Michael Arnold announces the engagement of his daughter, Samantha Arnold, to Paul Johnson, all of Lawrence.
The future bride is also the daughter of the late Avone Arnold. She is a 2010 graduate of Lawrence High School and is studying nursing at Kansas University.
The future groom is the son of Dale and Kathy Johnson, Lawrence. He is a 2005 graduate of Lawrence High, attended KU, and is employed at Hamm Inc.
The couple plan a July 27, 2013, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Howard and Walker

Sarah Gail Howard and Dalton James Walker

Greg and Carol Howard, Lecompton, and James and Kimberly Walker, Bonner Springs, announce the engagement of their children, Sarah Gail Howard and Dalton James Walker, both of Bonner Springs.
The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in music education from Kansas University in 2011 and is a music teacher for the McLouth School District.
The future groom is a 2007 graduate of Bonner Springs High School. He will earn a bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy from Concorde University this June.
The couple plan a May 26, 2012, wedding at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.

Engagement

Ellis and Freeman

Steven J. Freeman Jr. and Ashlee N. Ellis

Ashlee N. Ellis and Steven J. Freeman Jr., both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Michael and Paula Ellis, Lawrence. She is a 2007 graduate of Free State High School and is employed at Pizza Hut. She is studying for a bachelor’s degree in social welfare at Kansas University and will graduate in May 2013.
The future groom is the son of Steven and Stephanie Freeman, Lawrence. He is a 2006 graduate of Free State and is employed at Hallmark Cards Inc. in Lawrence.
The couple plan a May 26, 2012, wedding at Danforth Chapel at KU.

Engagement

McNabb and Stout

Michelle McNabb and Shane Stout

Janice McNabb, Lawrence, announces the engagement of her daughter, Michelle McNabb, to Shane Stout, both of Edwardsville.
The future bride is also the daughter of the late Rick McNabb. She is a graduate of Liberal High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Wichita State University.
The future groom is the son of Will and Patti Stout, Natoma. He is a graduate of Plainville High School and earned bachelor’s degrees in math education and computer science from Sterling College.
The couple plan a July 28, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.

Anniversary

Mitchell

David and Joyce Mitchell

David A. and Joyce L. Mitchell, Lawrence, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Christmas.
David Mitchell and Joyce Evarts were married Jan. 27, 1962, in Beloit.
David retired from Webster Mobile Home Service with over 30 years of service. Joyce is a homemaker.
The couple have two sons, Michael, Cheyenne, Wyo., and Jeffrey, Lawrence; a daughter, Cindy Newell, Garden City; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Engagement

Romero and Gerstenecker

Garret Roy Gerstenecker and Michaela Renee Romero

Christopher and Jeanne Romero, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michaela Renee Romero, all of Lawrence, to Garret Roy Gerstenecker, St. Charles, Mo.
The future bride is a 2004 graduate of Free State High School. She earned an associates degree in liberal arts and a licensed practical nurse certificate from Johnson County Community College and is employed at CSL Plasma.
The future groom is the son of Leroy and Michelle Gerstenecker, Farmington, Mo. He is a 2004 graduate of Francis Howell High School in St. Charles, attended Missouri Baptist University, and is employed at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
The couple plan a Nov. 3, 2012, wedding at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.