Engagement, wedding and anniversary announcements


Babcock and Wood

Jessica & Curtis Wood

Jessica Babcock and Curtis Wood were married October 20, 2012 at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence. The bride’s uncle, Pastor Richard Van Winkle, officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Susan and John Esau, Lawrence, Don and Sherry Babcock, Cape Girardeau, Mo., and Stan Hazlett, Lawrence. The groom is the son of Bob and Regina Wood, Phillipsburg, KS.
Bridesmaids were Elizabeth Hazlett, Jocelyn Gunter and Vanessa Babcock, sisters of the bride. Junior Bridesmaids were Kylie and Alexie Wood, daughters of the groom. Groomsmen were Taitum, Eric, Kalvin, and Zachary Wood, brothers of the groom. Flower girl was Kodi Wood, niece of the groom. Ushers were Kaleb and Seth Wood, nephews of the groom. Program attendants were Audrey Coomes and Peyton Wood, nieces of the groom. Soloist was Taitum Wood. Reader was Susan Esau, mother of the bride.
A reception followed at the Lawrence Country Club.
The bride is a graduate of Free State High School and the University of Kansas. She is the Chief Financial Officer for Cottonwood, Inc., Lawrence.
The groom is a graduate of Phillipsburg High School and Northwest Kansas Technical College. He is a Field Engineer with AT&T.
The couple resides in Lawrence.


Coen and Flory

Mark Flory and Jessica Coen

John and Cherry Coen, Ottawa have announced the engagement of their daughter Jessica Renee to Mark Roger Flory son of Roger and Teresa Flory of Overbrook. Jessica graduated from Ottawa High School in 2004 and from Kansas State University. She works for the Frontier Extension District as the 4-H Program Assistant. Mark graduated from Lawrence High School in 2003 and from Kansas State University. He works for Darling International in Kansas City and partners in the family’s hog operation. The wedding is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Ottawa.


Wheatley and Markowick

Jenna Markowick and Christopher Wheatley

Katherine Pryor and Jim Peterson, Lawrence, KS, Ken and Connie Wheatley, Dallas, TX, and Jennifer and Frank Markowick, Oak Ridge, NJ are pleased to announce the engagement of their children Christopher Wheatley and Jenna Markowick. Christopher earned a Bachelor’s degree in theatre and film from The University of Kansas and is employed at the USC Norman Lear Center in Los Angeles, CA. Jenna earned a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and a Master’s Degree in strategic public relations from the University of Southern California. She is employed at the Myriad Travel Marketing Agency in Manhattan Beach, CA. The couple will be married on May 25, 2013 at the Walnut Grove at Tierra Rejada Ranch in Moorpark, CA, and will travel to Vietnam for their Honeymoon. They reside in Los Angeles.


White and Frank

Kimberly White and Jacob Frank

Dr. Keith and Kay White of Lawrence, announce the engagement of their daughter Kimberly, to Jacob Frank son of Richard and Andrea Frank of Vero Beach, Florida. The future bride is a receptionist for Williams Plumbing, and the future groom is a martial arts instructor for Championship Martial Arts in Tulsa. In the fall, the couple will be entering their 2nd year of ministerial studies at Rhema Bible College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma and plan to graduate in May, 2014. A July 13, 2013 wedding is planned at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow. The couple will reside in Tulsa.