Couples Announcements

Barker and Vrooman

Zach and Dana Barker, Baldwin City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kenyon Beth Barker to Peter Aikins Vrooman, both of Fairway. The future bride earned a bachelor’s degree from Baker University in 1998 and a master’s degree in social work from Kansas University in 2003. She is ...

Van Saun and Van Saun

O’Hurley-Van Saun Sarah O’Hurley, Canton, Mass., and Joseph Van Saun, Lawrence, were married Jan. 2, 2009, at St. Mary of the Assumption, Brookline Village, Mass., with the Revs. Thomas Fleming, James McCune and Jack Ahern officiating. The bride is the daughter of Neal and Christine ...

Jordan and Jordan

Melody Katherine Keim, Mesquite, Texas, and Michael Robert Jordan, Lawrence, were married March 14, 2009, at Reflections on Spring Creek in Plano, Texas, with the Rev. Lan Leavell officiating. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Nancy Keim, Mesquite, Texas. The groom is the son of Dean and ...

Thellman and Thellman

Tracy Miller, Lee’s Summit, Mo., and Don Thellman, Overland Park, were married May 2, 2009, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Nancy Thellman, the groom’s sister-in-law, officiating. The bride’s daughter and groom’s son were honor attendants. A family dinner was ...

Loftin and Loftin

Jolene Frances Munger and Drew Michael Loftin, both of Lawrence, were married April 18, 2009, at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University, with the Rev. Colleen Riley officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Judy Munger, Croghan, N.Y. The groom is the son of Robert and Linda Loftin, ...

Willhite

Paul and Jewell Willhite, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at 4 p.m. Sunday at Centenary United Methodist Church. The couple were married May 31, 1959, at West Des Moines Methodist Church, in West Des Moines, Iowa. Paul earned a Bachelor of Science ...

Grammer

Fredrick and Barbara Grammer, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 6 with family. Fredrick Grammer and Barbara Hiddleston were married June 6, 1959, in Miami, Okla. Fred retired from the Lawrence Paper Company in March 2000, after 41 years of service. He also worked at ...

Reed

Ronald and Nancy Reed, Oskaloosa, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house for friends and family from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 7 at their home, 6428 Ness Road, Oskaloosa. The couple were married June 7, 1959, at the United Methodist Church in Oskaloosa. Ron worked ...

Fister and Kilmer

Garry and Jennifer Fister announce the engagement of their daughter Madeline Fister to Olson Kilmer, all of Lawrence. The future bride is a 2007 graduate of Lawrence High School and is studying for an elementary education degree at Emporia State University. The future groom is the son of ...

Williams and McCabe

Gregg and Cheryl McCabe, Kingman, along with Gary and Sheri Williams, Topeka, announce the engagement of their children, Kelsey McCabe, Manhattan, and Danny Williams, Lawrence. The future bride is a graduate of Kingman High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies with ...

Kreider

Harry and Virginia Kreider, Lawrence, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary today with family. They couple were married May 30, 1939, at the First Christian Church, in Horton. They lived in Effingham for 18 years before moving to Lawrence in 1964. Harry worked for Kansas University ...

Parker

Larry and Ethel Parker, Beloit, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends with a reception from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 307 E. Fifth St., Concordia. The couple were married June 6, 1959 in Osage City. Larry graduated ...

Preston

John and Janet Preston will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception for family and friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at the Community Hall in Perry. The event will be hosted by their children and a niece. John C. Preston and Janet Margaret Hart were married on June 6, ...

Montfoort

Jim and Emma Jean Montfoort, Topeka, formally of Overbrook, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. June 7 at Crestview Shelter House, 4901 SW Shunga Drive (two blocks north and one block east of 29th and Fairlawn), Topeka. The event will be hosted ...

McCreary

Fred and Mary McCreary, Baldwin City, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today at Three Sisters Inn, Baldwin City. The couple were married May 23, 1969, at the First Presbyterian Church in Salina. They later moved ...

Hale

Gary and Kay Hale, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday with an open house for family and friends at their home. Assisting with arrangements will be their sons, David, Lawrence, and Greg, Valley Glen, Calif., and special friend, Michelle Meyer, Lawrence. Gary and ...

Givens

Robert and Jean Givens, Lawrence, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 7 with family. Robert Givens and Jean Mason were married June 7, 1959, at Partridge Community Church in Partridge. Robert graduated from Hutchinson High School. He worked for Dillons in Hutchinson, Lyons, ...

Epperson

Elmer “Mo” and Charlotte “Charlie” Epperson, Bella Vista, Ark., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 6 at 2265 N. 1137th Road in Eudora. The couple were married May 19, 1959, at the Terra Heights Baptist Church in Topeka. They ...

Garcia and Garcia

Carrie Lloyd, Lawrence, and Brandon Garcia, Springdale, Ark., were married Nov. 8, 2008, at The Garden Room at Ozark Mountain in Fayetteville, Ark., with Jesse Bryant officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Joy Lloyd, Pine Bluff, Ark., and Dicksie Lloyd, Lawrence. The groom is ...

Guffey and Dawes

Ogene Johnson and Paula Guffey, Perry, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Guffey, to Gregory Dawes, both of Topeka. The future bride is a 1998 graduate of Eudora High School and is employed by Answer Topeka in Topeka. The future groom is son of Arlene Dawes, San Jose, Calif., ...