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Couples

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Wedding

Uhlmansiek and Mishler

Lauren and Keaton Mishler

Lauren Uhlmansiek, Swansea, Ill., and Keaton Mishler, Lawrence, were married June 25, 2011, at Countryside Christian Church in Mission, with the Rev. Tony Venturella officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Paul and Joyce Uhlmansiek, Swansea.
The groom is the son of Kenneth and Debbie Mishler, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Jackey Mattison. Best men were Chris Harber and Brad Jurgensmeier. Bridesmaids were Kara Mishler, Kelsi Mishler, Nichole Friederich, Courtney Johnston and Marti Funke. Groomsmen were Michael Younger, Henry Madera, Brian Crawford and Kyle Uhlmansiek. Ushers were Ryan Hultgren and Jonathan Schmidt. Reader was Michelle Craft. Soloist and accompanist was Nolan Frank.
A reception followed at The Lodge at Ironwoods in Leawood.
The bride attended Kansas University and will graduate with a doctorate degree in pharmacy from the University of Missouri-Kansas City this May.
The groom earned a bachelor’s degree in human biology from KU in May 2008 and will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Graceland University this January. He is employed with Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
The couple reside in Overland Park.

Wedding

Li and Garrett

Ally and Eric Garrett

Ally Li and Eric Garrett, both of Eudora, were married Nov. 12, 2011, at Maceli’s, with Lloyd Lam officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Li Qing sheng and He Dai cheng, both of Hunan, Liu yang, China.
The groom is the son of Dennis and Susan Garrett, Eudora.
Maid of honor was Janna Cook. Best man was Jason Garrett. Bridesmaid was Kristen Garrett. Groomsman was Brad Cook. Ushers were Brent Grosdidier and Brandon Grosdidier. Flower girls were Addison Garrett and Lauren Garrett. Ringbearers were Jacob Cook and Hayden Cook. Guest book attendant was Madison Jenkins. Gift table attendant was Alexis Jenkins. Cake attendants were Alexis Jenkins, Kyleigh Jenkins and Chloe Jenkins. Wedding and reception music was provided by Alonzo Beardshear.
A reception followed at Maceli’s.
The bride is a 2000 graduate of Gao Ping High School, Hunan, Liu yang, China. She graduated from Liuyang Foreign Language School in 2007, where she studied English. She is employed with Garrett’s Worldwide Enterprises, LLC of Eudora.
The groom is a 1999 graduate Eudora High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Kansas University in 2004 and is the president of Garrett’s Worldwide Enterprises, LLC.
The couple reside in Eudora.

Wedding

Rauch and Oertel

Holly and Mark Oertel

Holly Rauch, Coffeyville, and Mark Oertel, Leavenworth, were married Dec. 3, 2011, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University with the Rev. John Collins officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Stephen and Vicki Rauch, Coffeyville.
The groom is the son of Thomas and Linda Oertel, Leavenworth.
Matrons of honor were Amanda Herrmann and Laura Ghahramani. Best men were Brian Oertel and Matthew Oertel.
A reception was given at the Castle Tea Room in Lawrence.
The bride is a graduate of Field Kindley High School in Coffeyville. She earned bachelor’s degrees in theatre and film studies and dance from Kansas University, a doctorate degree in physical therapy from Rockhurst University, and is a staff physical therapist for Neu Physical Therapy.
The groom is a graduate of Pleasant Ridge High School in Easton. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Kansas University, a medical degree from KU Medical Center, and is a second-year physician resident at KUMC.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Wedding

Thomas and Stiles

Matt and Emily Stiles

Emily Thomas and Matt Stiles, both of Lawrence, were married July 9, 2011, in Lawrence, with Joe Stiles officiating.
The bride is the daughter of James and Susan Thomas, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of Joe and Becky Stiles, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Erica Lowry. Best man was Andy Stiles. Bridesmaids were Meredith Bush, Emily Meyer, Katelyn McKee and Katie Discher. Groomsmen were Ryan Ramirez, Andy Gryszowka, David Cooley and Jordan Stiles. Flower girl was Mia Lowry. Junior groomsman was Jack Lane. Ring bearer was Harry Lane.
A reception was given at Alvamar Country Club.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Kansas University in 2010. She is a second-grade teacher in the DeSoto School District.
The groom is also a 2006 graduate of Lawrence High and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from KU in 2010. He is an English Teacher and assistant football and basketball coach at Lawrence High.
The couple reside in Lenexa.

Wedding

Mishler and Younger

Kelsi and Michael Younger

Kelsi Mishler, Lawrence, and Michael Younger, Hays, were married Oct. 8, 2011, at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Mitch Todd officiating.
The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Debbie Mishler, Lawrence.
The groom is the son of James and Susan Younger, Hays.
Maid of honor was Kara Mishler. Best man was Mason Younger. Bridesmaids were Callee Souders, Megan Younger and Lauren Mishler. Groomsmen were Mark Adams, John Bowerman and Keaton Mishler. Flower girl was Jenna Gaston. Ringbearer was Deon Weeks. Ushers were Craig Mason, Jacob Skiles, Tory Weeks and Klint Werth. Soloist was Reilly Moore. Candlelighters were Hailey Johnson and Rilee Weeks.
A reception followed at Maceli’s.
The bride earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Baker University in 2010 and is a registered nurse at Pratt Regional Medical Center.
The groom earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Kansas University in 2010 and is a civil engineer at EBH and Associates in Pratt.
The couple reside in Pratt.

Wedding

Walters and VanBlarcum

Christi and Jason VanBlarcum

Christi Walters, St. Louis, and Jason VanBlarcum, Lawrence, were married Oct. 14, 2011, on the Fifth Floor Terrace, at The Oread in Lawrence, with professor Dennis Prater officiating.
The bride is the daughter of J.R. and Mia Walters, St. Louis.
The groom is the son of Charlie and Vickie VanBlarcum, Lawrence.
Maid of honor was Liz Walters. Best man was Tom Wilson. Bridesmaids were Melissa Steward, Baylee Suskin and Helyna Thompson. Groomsmen were Adam Fletcher, Daniel Quinn and George Steward. Ringbearer was Cooper Winters. Flower girl was Gracie Steward. Ushers were Lee Chusak, Steve DeBenedictis, Dave Rodwin and Kyle Schlachter. Guest book attendants were Matt Fangohr and Sandy Fangohr.
A reception was given at the Hancock Ballroom at The Oread.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of John Burroughs School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and applied behavioral science from Kansas University in 2007. She will graduate from KU School of Law this May and works as a legal intern for Johnson County Youth Court and also for the Douglas County District Attorney’s Office.
The groom is a 1993 graduate of Lawrence High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from KU in 2005 and will earn a teaching certification from Baker University this May. He is student teaching at Blue Valley North High School.
The couple reside in Lawrence.

Engagement

Wagner and Copeland

Jacob L. A. Copeland and Jessi Jean Wagner

Jessi Jean Wagner and Jacob L. A. Copeland, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Beverly Boyle, Overbrook, and the late Johnny Wagner. She is a 1999 graduate of Lawrence High School and is employed with Ace Bail Bonds, Inc. in Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of Alan and Arlene Copeland, Grantville. He is a 2000 graduate of Perry-Lecompton High School and is employed with Mid-States Materials in Big Springs.
The couple plan an Oct. 13, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Scott and Chatman

Michael Chatman and Katrina Scott

Katrina Scott and Michael Chatman, both of Lawrence, announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of David and Rhonda Scott, Lawrence. She is a graduate of Lawrence High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kansas University and a master’s degree in business administration from Baker University. She is a manager at Peoples Bank in Lawrence.
The future groom is the son of Jackie Chatman, Kansas City, Mo., and Steve Chatman, Lawrence. He is also a graduate of Lawrence High and earned a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from KU. He is completing a master’s degree in information technology from KU and is a systems analyst for Trade Wind Energy in Lenexa.
The couple plan a Sept. 2, 2012, wedding in Lawrence.

Engagement

Diffley and Dewey

Jessica Diffley and Michael Dewey

Keith and Diane Diffley, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Diffley, to Michael Dewey, both of Denver.
The future bride is a graduate of Free State High School and Kansas University. She is the volunteer coordinator at Denver Health Hospital.
The future groom is the son of Jay and Jeanne Dewey, Denver, and the late Mary Dewey. He is a graduate of Platte Canyon High School and the University of Colorado. He is a medical student at Midwestern University.
The couple plan a May 26, 2012, wedding in Denver.