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Wedding

Walters and Porter

Sunday, Dec. 5

Sarah Walters and Weston Porter, both of Columbia, were married September 5 at Capital Bluffs Event Center, Jefferson City. Dr. Monte Shinkle performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Kelle Walters, Wooldridge. The groom is the son of Tony and Donna Porter, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capital Bluffs Event Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 4 at Domenico's Italian Restaurant. The bride is a 2015 graduate of Christian Fellowship School, Columbia; a 2019 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a BS in Math and BA in Political Science; and is currently attending the University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia, pursuing a JD degree. She is a Legal Associate for Agents National Title Insurance Co. The groom is a 2016 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2021 graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia, with a BA Political Science degree. He is a Sales Representative for Leilo, Relaxation Beverage Company, based out of New York. A wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic is planned for January 2022. The couple resides in Columbia.

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Verslues

Sunday, Dec. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne L. Verslues, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today with a family luncheon at Nick's Restaurant, Jefferson City. Wayne L. Verslues and Brenda K. Walther were married December 5, 1981, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Greg Higley officiated. They were attended by Julie Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; Joyce Rackers, Linn; Sandy Holzer, Jefferson City; DeeAnn Spiher, Tucson, Ariz.; Diane Winegar, Jefferson City; Lori Storms, Jefferson City; Julie Twehous, Loose Creek; Angie Ryan, Ballwin; Dale Verslues, Jefferson City; Ronny Verslues, deceased; Steve Walther, Jefferson City; Don Rackers, Jefferson City; Kevin Verslues, Jefferson City; John Verslues, Jefferson City; Ed Twehous, Jefferson City; and Lucas Verslues, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Verslues have one child: Jared Wayne Verslues and his wife Brenda Lee Verslues, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren: Payton Rose Verslues and Parker Wayne Verslues.

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Winge and Porter

Sunday, Dec. 5

Brooke Winge and Wyatt Porter, both of Jefferson City, were married October 16 at The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark. Cole Porter, cousin of the groom, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chad and Lisa Winge, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Tony and Donna Porter, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Lodge of Four Seasons. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 15 on Celebration Cruise, Lake Ozark. The bride is a 2016 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2018 graduate of Sam Brown's Cosmetology and Barbering Institute, Columbia. She is a full time Mom. The groom is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and attended Lincoln University. He is employed with Steve's Pest Control. A wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico will be taken at a later date. The couple resides in Jefferson City.

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Kane and Porter

Sunday, Dec. 5

Maddison Kane and Evan Porter, both of Memphis, Tenn., were married May 8 at Hermann Hill Weddings, Hermann. Patrick Dell performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Desiree Kane, Lebanon, Tenn. The groom is the son of Tony and Donna Porter, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Hermann Hill Weddings. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 7 at The Loft, Hermann. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Simi Valley High School, Simi Valley, Calif.; a 2016 graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a BA Microbiology degree; and a 2020 graduate of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, Pa., with a Doctor of Medicine degree. She is a General Surgery Resident at the University of Tennessee, Health Sciences Center, Memphis, Tenn. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2014 graduate of Drury University, Springfield, with a BA Chemistry degree; and a 2018 graduate of Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, Pa., with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He is an Orthopedic Surgery Resident Physician at The Campbell Clinic, Memphis, Tenn. A wedding trip to the Dominican Republic is planned for January 2022. The couple resides in Memphis, Tenn.

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Rubble and rubble

Wednesday, Dec. 1

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Stransfield and Richards

Sunday, Nov. 28

Sarah Elizabeth Stansfield and Matthew Aaron Richards, both of Seattle, Wash., were married at 4 p.m., September 12, at Dunn Gardens, Seattle, Wash. Elaine Way performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Anita Stansfield, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Dean and Andrea Richards, Los Angeles, Calif. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Dunn Gardens. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the couple, was held September 10. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2011 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a B.S. Anthropology and Mathematics degree; and a 2019 graduate of the University of Washington, Seattle, Wash., with a PhD. Biological Anthropology, MPH Epidemiology degree. She is employed at Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center in HIV Research. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Reseda High School, Reseda, Calif.; a 2010 graduate of the University of California-Berkley with a B.S. Chemical Engineering degree; and a 2016 graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with a Ph.D Chemical Engineering degree. He is a Data Scientist at Shelf Engine, Seattle, Wash. After a wedding trip to Olympic National Park, the couple resides in Seattle, Wash.

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Stegeman

Sunday, Nov. 28

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Aaron Stegeman, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner for immediate family and wedding party, followed by an open house reception at Immaculate Conception Church's Pleus Hall, Jefferson City, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Stanley Aaron Stegeman and Angela Marie Morff were married November 27, 1971, at St. Martin's Catholic Church, St. Martin. Father Brendan Doyle officiated. They were attended by Larry Scheppers, Linn; Glenda (Morff) Stone, Columbia; David Morff, deceased; Alice (Morff) Barnes, Jefferson City; Richard Morff, Jefferson City; LaVina (Williams) Nessing, Jefferson City; Jerome Morff, Lohman; and Carol Ann (Brondel) Woehrer, Centertown. Mr. and Mrs. Stegeman have two children: Carissa VanHunnik and her husband Pat VanHunnik, Holts Summit; and Rachel Hardy and her husband Donald (Skip) Hardy, Ashland. They also have three grandchildren: Molly Hutson, Annie Hutson, and Adam Hardy; and two step-grandchildren: Dustin VanHunnik and Brittany VanHunnik.

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Busby

Sunday, Nov. 28

Dr. and Mrs. William E. Busby, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 26 with a family dinner at Viet's Pub and Grill, hosted by their daughters. William E. Busby and Lorna E. Hammers were married November 27, 1971, at Prairie Grove Baptist Church, Columbia. Reverend Norman Hammers officiated. Dr. and Mrs. Busby have seven children: Erika Pierce and her husband Richard Pierce, Gladstone; Carrie Busby Howell, Jefferson City; Lanie Busby, Jefferson City; Tori Cole and her husband Marcus Cole, Jefferson City; Laurie Coleman and her husband Greg Coleman, Ashland; Abbi Busby, Roach; and Jessi Busby, Chicago, Ill. They also have 13 grandchildren: Olivia Howell, Jake Howell, Max Howell, Lottie Cole, Lucas Cole, Spencer Cole, Liam Coleman, Lachlan Coleman, Rhiannon Reider, Elle Reider, Owen Reider, Addison Reider, and Andersen Steinmetz.

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Brennecke and Fredrickson

Sunday, Nov. 21

Anne and Chuck Brennecke, Russellville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Anna Brennecke, Columbia, to Seth Alun Fredrickson, Columbia, son of Dawn and Tucker Fredrickson, Russellville. A December 18 wedding is planned at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Russellville. The bride-to-be is a 2020 graduate of Russellville High School and is currently attending the University of Missouri. The groom-to-be is a 2019 graduate of Russellville High School and is currently attending the University of Missouri.

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Distler

Sunday, Nov. 21

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Distler, Meta, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance at the Meta Civic League, Meta, hosted by family and friends. Michael Distler and Lori Kampeter were married November 23, 1996, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Meta. Father Shutty officiated. They were attended by Terry Kampeter, Meta; Dustin Stegeman, Meta; Vincent Distler Jr., Centertown; and Kim Kremer, Linn. Mr. and Mrs. Distler have two children: Austin Distler and his fiancée, Sam Hertzing, Meta; and Dustin Stegeman and his wife Amber Stegeman, Meta. They also have four grandchildren: Bradyn Stegeman, Kambri Stegeman, Matthew Stegeman, and Grayson Stegeman.

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Shimmens and Gentry

Sunday, Nov. 21

Maura Clare Shimmens and Andrew Donald Gentry, both of Albuquerque, N.M., were married at 1 p.m., June 26, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Monsignor David Cox performed the double-ring ceremony, assisted by Father Chris Cordes, Father Patrick Russell, Father Christopher Aubuchon, and Deacon Kenny Wildhaber. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Mary Ellen Shimmens, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Carl and Debbie Gentry, St. Peters. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The honor attendant was Rachel Smith, friend of the bride. The attendants were Becca Gentry, sister of the groom; Deanna Schmidt, Katie Alexander, Kathleen Placke, and Gloria Farmer, all friends of the bride. The best man was Conner Havrilla, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Matthew Gentry, brother of the groom; Nick Gentry, brother of the groom; Dominic Enriquez, friend of the groom; Thomas Gentry, brother of the groom; and Conaire Bradfield, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Mollie McBaine, daughter of Brad and Jennifer McBaine, goddaughter of the bride. The ushers were Jake Krussel, friend of the groom, and Justin Gassel, friend of the couple. Music was provided by Adam Barker, violin; Jim Clark, guitar; Paul Rueschhoff, cello; and Scott Sellner, piano; with Natalie Clark, vocalist. The lectors were Deacon Chris Korte and Justin Gassel, friends of the couple. Offertory was presented by Kristy Huenink, godmother and cousin of the bride, and Emily Morrison, godmother and aunt of the groom. A reception dinner and dance followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Martins. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 25 at Madison's Cafe. The bride is a 2017 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; and a 2020 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a current graduate student at the University of Illinois pursuing a Library and Information Science degree. The groom is a 2017 graduate of Christian Brothers College High School, St. Louis; and a 2021 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Science in Physics. He is a current PhD candidate at the University of New Mexico pursuing a Physics degree. The couple resides in Albuquerque, N.M.

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Siebeneck

Sunday, Nov. 21

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Siebeneck, Wardsville, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary November 13 with an open house in Wardsville hosted by their six daughters. Clifford Siebeneck and Loretta Anna Bemboom were married November 17, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. They were attended by Betty Jean Siebeneck Buschjost, Evelyn Kempker, Marvin Siebeneck, and Ralph Toebben, all deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Siebeneck have six children: Sue Distler and her husband Daniel, Shawnee, Kan.; Anna Rackers and her husband James, Osage Bend; Mary Boessen and her husband Donnie, St. Thomas; Cyndi Howser, Holts Summit; Janet Boessen and her husband John, St. Thomas; and Malinda Nelson and her husband Greg, Vienna. They also have 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Enderle

Sunday, Nov. 14

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Enderle, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Jim Enderle and Linda Halter were married November 13, 1971, at St. Henrys Catholic Church, Charleston. Mr. and Mrs. Enderle have one child: Amy (Enderle) Vidi and her husband Dwayne Vidi, High Springs, Fla. They also have two grandchildren: Aidan and Dylan.

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Jaegers

Sunday, Oct. 31

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jaegers, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 3 with a special anniversary blessing during Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. A private dinner party was hosted by the couples three children. Robert Jaegers and Helen Kalaf were married October 2, 1971, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Meta. Father Thomas Sullivan and Father Richard Cronin officiated.

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Boes

Sunday, Oct. 31

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Boes, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 23 with a dinner and dance reception at the Wardsville Lions Club, Wardsville, hosted by their children. Ray Boes and Betty Twehus were married October 16, 1971, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Patrick Shortt officiated. They were attended by Mary Schaefer and Linda Colter, both of Jefferson City; Lori Ann Cave, New Bloomfield; Krista Schmitz, Millstadt, Ill.; Bill Kaullen, Linn; Larry Haslag, deceased; and Joseph W. Twehus, St. Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Boes have two children: Chad Boes and his wife Tara, Jefferson City, and Stacie Kautsch and her husband Martin, Russellville. They also have four grandchildren: Brady Boes; Aspen Boes, deceased; and twins, Adler and Grayson Kautsch.

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Siebeneck and Deppe

Sunday, Oct. 17

Mike Siebeneck and Donna Siebeneck, both of Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Paige Siebeneck, Linn, to Jake Deppe, Linn, son of Brian and Beth Deppe, Morrison. An October 30 wedding is planned at Ely Manor, Linn.

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Brondel

Sunday, Oct. 17

Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Brondel, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City, followed by a dinner at Revel Catering, Jefferson City. Bernie Brondel and Beverly Taube were married October 16, 1971, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Michael Quinn officiated. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eisterhold, Hartsburg; Larry Schwarzer, Centertown; Ron Klatt, Russellville; Jim Utrecht, Centertown; Barbara (Rademan) Mertens, Jefferson City; Becky Distler, Kaiser; and Carol (Brondel) Woehroer, Centertown. Mr. and Mrs. Brondel have two children: Amanda (Brondel) Rodemann and her husband Jacob, Jefferson City; and Andrew Brondel and his wife Amaya, Canaan, N.H. They also have six grandchildren: Emma Brondel, Gabriel Brondel, Evan Brondel, Kate Rodemann, Wilson Rodemann, and Duke Rodemann.

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Rockers and Brown

Sunday, Oct. 10

Abby Raye Rockers, Centertown, and Jesse Tanner Brown, Jefferson City, were married June 5 at St. Martin Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Stephen Jones and Fr. Jason Doke performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gerard and Susie Rockers, Centertown. The groom is the son of Danny and Becky Brown, Madison, S.D. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The honor attendant was Ellie Rockers, Centertown, sister of the bride. The attendants were Alyssa Biggs, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Hillary Booth, Holts Summit, cousin of the bride; Nicole Brown, Madison, S.D., sister of the groom; Baylee Gerstner, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Emma Wyrick, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; and Erin Wyrick, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. They wore champagne floor-length dresses. The best man was Cody Brown, Madison, S.D., brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Nathan Biggs, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Caleb Hawks, Lubbock, Texas, friend of the groom; John Meyer, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Malik Ray, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Zachary Rockers, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; and Lucas Zingmark, Scottsdale, Ariz., friend of the groom. The flower girl was Gail Gerling, daughter of Brad and Hayley Gerling, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Tyson Schwarzer, son of Michael and Taylor Schwarzer, Gladstone, cousin of the bride. The ushers were Christian Dusenberg, Centertown, cousin of the bride; Daniel Dusenberg, Centertown, cousin of the bride; Tre Holliday, Moscow Mills, friend of the groom; and Alex Rios, Tucson, Ariz., cousin of the groom. The organist was Michelle Oliver, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The vocalist was Katie Karr, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The lectors were Andy Brown, Tucson, Ariz., uncle and godfather of the groom; and Janie Wyrick, Jefferson City, aunt and godmother of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 4 at Apple Creek Farm. The bride is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2019 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a degree in Nursing. She teaches at Helias Catholic High School. The groom is a 2013 graduate of Madison High School, Madison, S.D., and a 2018 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a degree in English. He teaches at Capital City High School. After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

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Pfahl and Weber

Sunday, Oct. 10

Madison Pfahl, Loose Creek, and Caleb Weber, Westphalia, were married August 21 at Immaculate Conception Church, Loose Creek. Father Tony Rinaldo performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Linda Pfahl, Loose Creek. The groom is the son of Kenny and Brenda Weber, Westphalia. A reception dinner and dance followed the ceremony at Loose Creek Community Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 20 at the Westphalia Lions Club. The bride is a 2017 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia; a 2019 graduate of State Technical College, Linn, with an Associates degree in Business, Accounting, Healthcare Administration; and a 2020 graduate of Rolla Technical Center, Rolla, with a Certified Surgical Technologist degree. She is a Certified Surgical Technologist with Capital Region Medical Center. The groom is a 2015 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2019 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelors degree in Ag Business. He is a salesman at Heritage Tractor. After a wedding trip to Branson, the couple resides in Westphalia.

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Schnieders

Sunday, Oct. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Schnieders, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and a small vacation. Dan Schnieders and Charlotte Jacquin were married October 9, 1971, in the old St George Catholic Church, Linn. Father Edwin Andrew Schmidt officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Schnieders have two children: Carrie Schnieders, Jefferson City, and Christian Schnieders, Columbia.

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Freeman and Finn

Sunday, Oct. 3

Mallory Kayl Freeman, Macon, Ga. and Conner Coleman Finn, Roeland Park, Kan., were married at 5:00 p.m. August 28 at Don Cesar Hotel, St. Petersburg, Fla. Rev. Anne Moroh performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Will and Carol Freeman, Tampa, Fla. The groom is the son of Nick and Lisa Finn, Hartsburg. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the hotel. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Nature Coast High School, Brooksville, Fla., a 2009 graduate of Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fla., with a degree in Business Administration/Finance, a 2012 graduate of University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, with a law degree, and a 2014 graduate of University of Florida, with a Business Administration Juris Doctorate degree. She is currently employed as a Vice President of Operations at Atrium Health Navicent Medical Group, Georgia. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Blue Valley Northwest High School, Overland Park, Kan., a 2009 graduate of University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate Communications. He is currently employed as an Engagement Executive with Cerner Corporation, Georgia. After a honeymoon in The Cove at Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas, the couple reside in Macon, Georgia.

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Kiral

Sunday, Oct. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kiral, Henley, celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary with a family celebration. Alan Kiral and Shirley Schanuth were married October 1, 1955, in Jefferson City. Pastor Ralph Roberts officiated. They were attended by Donald and Naomi Merritt. Mr. and Mrs. Kiral have three children: Alan Kiral Jr. and his wife Melody, Henley; Angela Putman and her husband George, Pulaski, Tenn.; and Carol Kiral, Jefferson City. They also have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Henson and Mahon

Sunday, Oct. 3

Jeff Henson, Jefferson City, announces the engagement of his daughter, Brittney Henson, Jefferson City, also the daughter of the late Tanna Henson, to Hunter Mahon, Jefferson City, son of Scott and Angie Mahon, Englewood, Colo. A December 31 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2019 graduate of Missouri State University and Lincoln University with a degree in Middle School English Education. She is a seventh grade reading teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School. The groom-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City. He is employed with Capital Materials - Asphalt. The couple is registered at Target and Amazon.

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Dulle

Sunday, Sept. 12

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd L. Dulle, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary. Lloyd Louis Dulle and Patricia Ann Goeller were married September 15, 1956, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph A. Vogelweid officiated. They were attended by Rosalie Goeller Heislen, Marilyn Probst Hale, Norma Jean Holtmeyer Distler, Carolyn Bernskoetter Schnieders, Pauline Busch Longchamp, Judy McDowell Chatham, Joseph Heislen, Robert Popp, Jerome Sanning, Norbert Rackers, Herbert Goeller, and Ronald Kempker. Mr. and Mrs. Dulle have three children: Cheryl Maria DeShon, Overland Park, Kan.; Kevin Dulle and Keverne Lea McCollum (Steve), both of Jefferson City. They also have six granchildren: Madeline DeShon, Brittani Dulle, Aaron Dulle, Ashley McCollum, Justin McCollum, and Casey McCollum.

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Waer

Sunday, Sept. 12

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Waer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 6, 2021, with a Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, and received a special blessing from Father Jeremy Secrist, followed by a meal at Madison's Café. 2nd Lieutenant Lee Waer and Janet Rehagen were married on March 6, 1971, in Stuttgart, Germany, at the chapel at the Robinson Barracks U.S. Army Post. Father Rene A. Belanger performed the ceremony. They were attended by Patricia Dufault and lst Lieutenant William Bridgewater. Janet's son and Lee's step-son is Marcus (Cynthia) Yadamec. They also have two grandsons: Joseph and Brian; and three great-grandchildren: Codi, Wesley, and Elliott.

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Buschman

Sunday, Sept. 12

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Buschman, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation. William J. Buschman and Diane E. Reinsch were married September 11, 1971, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle. Msgr. Ralph Kutz officiated. They were attended by Sandra Reinsch Schwartz, Jefferson City; Ann Buschmann Bax, Jefferson City; Carol Reinsch Trim, Jefferson City; Myra Reinsch Dunn, Jefferson City; Barbara Schwartze Starks, Lake Quivera, Kan.; Melissa Reinsch Twombly, Wildwood; Lawrence Buschmann, Vienna; Bill Schwartz, deceased; Jim Wieberg, Jefferson City; Jim Wansing, Vienna; and Tom Veasman, Brinktown. Mr. and Mrs. Buschman have two children: Laura Brite and her husband David, Lee's Summit; and Kristi Spencer and her husband Chris, Alpharetta, Ga. They also have two grandchildren: Clayton Spencer and Colten Spencer.

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Thoenen and McCabe

Sunday, Sept. 12

Dan and Bev Thoenen, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Sam Thoenen, Prairie Village, Kan., to Anna McCabe, Prairie Village, Kan., son of Mike and Marlene McCabe, Olathe, Kan. An October 22 wedding is planned in Kansas City. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Saint Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park, Kan.; a 2014 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., with a Bachelor in Journalism; and a graduate of the University of St. Mary, Leavenworth, Kan., with a Masters in Elementary Education. She is an elementary teacher with the Olathe School District. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a Bachelors in Finance. He is employed in software sales.

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Scott

Sunday, Sept. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Scott, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 24 with a dinner hosted by their children. Richard Scott and Sheila Schneider were married July 24, 1971, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Reverend Fred J. Yele officiated. They were attended by RC Holmes, deceased; David Scott, Jefferson City; Susan Randaeph and Ima Lou Boyce. Mr. and Mrs. Scott have four children: Regina Turner, Bolivar; Michelle Jerred, New Jersey; Michael Scott, Holts Summit; and Hope Stubinger, Russellville. They also have six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild due in October.

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Bisges

Sunday, Sept. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bisges, Wardsville, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and a trip to Nashville and Perdido Key. Jeffrey Bisges and Heather Rackers were married September 7, 1996, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Father Mike Coleman and Father Brenden Doyle officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Bisges have four children; Cole Bisges and his wife Daphne Meine, Kansas City; Kaleb Bisges and his wife Micayla Bisges, Jefferson City; and Kaidyn Bisges and Connor Bisges, both of the home.

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Buschjost

Sunday, Aug. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Buschjost, St. Thomas, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner with their family. Robert Buschjost and Susan Plassmeyer were married August 28, 1971, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. Mr. and Mrs. Buschjost have three children: Anna Wallis and her husband Darin Wallis, Willard; Debby Buschjost, St. Thomas; and Amanda Wooten and her husband Michael Wooten, St. Thomas. They also have six grandchildren: Caleb Buechter, Mason Wallis, Eli Wallis, Ava Buschjost, Evelyn Wooten, and Barrett Wooten.

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Vaughan and Elenkiwich

Sunday, Aug. 29

Kelsey Vaughan and Jonathan Elenkiwich, both of St. Louis, were married at 4:30 p.m., May 14, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, St. Louis. Deacon Paul Arthur performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Connie Vaughan, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of David and Sue Elenkiwich, Edina, Minn. Cocktails, dinner and a dance followed the ceremony at NEO on Locust. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 13 at The Chouteau Room at Moulin, St. Louis. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Saint Louis University, St. Louis, with a B.A. Communication degree. She is Director of Events at Contemporary Productions. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Edina High School, Edina, Minn.; a 2012 graduate of Saint Louis University, St. Louis, with a B.S. Biomedical Engineering degree; and a 2015 graduate of Washington University, St. Louis, with a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree. He is R&D Lead Engineer at bioMerieux. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in St. Louis.

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Heislen and McCarty

Sunday, Aug. 29

Alexandra Heislen, Fort Collins, Colo., and Cleveland McCarty, Boulder, Colo., were married at 5 p.m., July 29, at Lionsgate Event Center, Lafayette, Colo. Alex McDonald performed the double-ringer ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Jan Heislen, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Dr. Eric and Miriam McCarty, Boulder, Colo. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Lionsgate Event Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 28 at their home. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a BS in Dietetics. The groom is a 2016 graduate of Boulder High School, Boulder, Colo.; a 2020 graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo., with a BA in Integrative Physiology; and a 2021 graduate of the University of Colorado with a Masters in Finance. After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Bentonville, Ark.

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Michael

Sunday, Aug. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Michael, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday, August 21, with a family dinner at a restaurant overlooking the Lake of the Ozarks, hosted by their children & families. Charles Michael and Lois Schedler were married August 20, 1961, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Revs. Walter Niedner and Joel Schedler, father of the bride, officiated. They were attended by Carol Schedler, Pat Schreiner, Beth Johnson, George Pohlmann, Jack Johnson, Allen Beck, Harold Angerer and Lowell Fischer. Mr. and Mrs. Michael have three children: Bruce Michael and his wife Megan, Overland Park, Kan.; Karl Michael, Jefferson City; and Miriam Scheulen and her husband Brian, Wildwood. They also have three grandchildren: Amelia Mitts, Shelby Scheulen and Reagan Scheulen.

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Kennedy

Sunday, Aug. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kennedy, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 31 with a week at a Florida surprise location followed by a Branson location, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Harry Kennedy and Margaret Warren were married July 29, 1961, at Apostolic Church, Des Moines, Iowa. Rev John Waits officiated. They were attended by Phyllis (Kennedy) Eveans, deceased; Clara (Warren) Swain, Des Moines, Iowa; Rev. Elton Morrow, Centerville, Iowa; and Calvin Stout, Des Moines, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy have two children: Rebekah (Kennedy) Essen, Troy; and Timothy Kennedy, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Lock and Brandi

Sunday, Aug. 15

Dan and Shelly Lock, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Lock, Prairie Village, Kan., to George Brand, Prairie Village, Kan., son of Bart and Jodie Brand, Prairie Village, Kan. A September 18 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2015 graduate of Rockhurst University, Kansas City, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, Business Administration; and a 2018 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree. She is a corporate attorney for Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Kansas City. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Rock Bridge High School, Columbia; a 2014 graduate of St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn., with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History, Religion, and American Studies; a 2019 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree; and a 2019 graduate of the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business with a Master of Business Administration Degree. He is an attorney for Fox Rothschild, Kansas City.

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Hunolt

Sunday, Aug. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hunolt, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Richard Hunolt and Sylva Schmutz were married August 2, 1976, at United Church of Christ, Jefferson City. Rev. Steve Buchholz officiated. They were attended by Mona Scrivner and R.C. Higgins, both of Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Hunolt have five children: Tracy Blank, Jefferson City; Rick Blank, Jefferson City; Rick Hunolt and his wife Sonja, Jefferson City; Christy Diehl and her husband Todd, Jefferson City; and Holly Braning, Denver, Colo. They also have eight grandchildren: Hayley Peters, Karley Luetkemeyer, Holynn Jeffery, Connor Blank, Payton Blank, Jake Hunolt, Kaleigh Hunolt, Bailey Diehl; and three great-grandchildren: Aihva, Jaxson, and Sutton.

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Tyson

Sunday, Aug. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Turner Tyson, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 9 with a family dinner at CC Broilers, hosted by their children. A future anniversary vacation is also planned. Turner Tyson and Linda Bowness were married August 14, 1971, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Lee's Summit. Rev. Richard Mason officiated. They were attended by Susan Miller, Kansas City; Barbara Finn, Maryville; Mitzi Willis, Omaha, Neb.; Ted Tyson, deceased; Chip Strong, deceased; and Tim Milner, Storm Lake, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Tyson have two children: Leslie DeSha and her husband Anthony DeSha, Columbia; and Laura Terrebonne and her husband Brandon Terrebonne, Kansas City. They also have one grandchild, Luca DeSha, and baby girl Terrebonne due in October.

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Peters and Schrimpf

Sunday, Aug. 15

Amanda Peters and Tyler Schrimpf, both of Columbia, were married April 21 in a double-ring ceremony at Grand Palladium Resort, Riviera Maya, Mexico. A cocktail hour and dance was held August 14 at the Eagles Hall, California. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Columbia.

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Boyer and Carpenter

Sunday, Aug. 1

Michelle Boyer and James (Jimmy) Carpenter, both of Jefferson City, were married at 4:30 p.m., June 12, at The Daisy Farm, Jefferson City. Rev. Tom Vansant and Rev. Abby Peper performed the doube-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kirk and Kathy Boyer, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Jon and Sue Carpenter, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Daisy Farm. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 11 at The Daisy Farm. The bride is a 2014 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2018 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. Exercise and Movement Science degree; and a 2021 graduate of Ozark Techical College, Springfield, with an Associate in Occupational Therapy Assistant degree. She is an Occupational Therapy Assistant. The groom is a 2014 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2018 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. Marketing degree. He is a Barber at Zeus Room Barber Shop. After a wedding trip to Savannah, Ga., the couple resides in Springfield.

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Berhorst

Sunday, Aug. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Berhorst, Westphalia, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass, hosted by their children. Larry Berhorst and Mary Lea Kliethermes were married July 31, 1971, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rich Fountain. Rev. Robert Arnold officiated. They were attended by Mary Ellen Benne, Roger (Butch) Berhorst, Janice Toebben, Bob Boehm, Janice Kliethermes, Bill Kliethermes, Laverne Copeland, and Bob Kliethermes. Mr. and Mrs. Berhorst have four children: Jennifer Battson Warren, Jefferson City; Jacob Berhorst, Westphalia; Julie Berhorst, Sunrise Beach; and Andrew Berhorst, Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren.

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Lane

Sunday, Aug. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Lane, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Bentonville, Ark., and with family and friends throughout the summer. Ken Lane and Ann Hook were married July 18, 1981, at First Christian Church, Columbia. The late Dr. Sam S. Langley officiated. They were attended by Lynn Hook Breckenridge, Georgetown, Texas; Sara Jane Even Wilson, Houston, Texas; Anne McRoberts, Prairie Village, Kan.; Gary Mistler (deceased); Rick Magee (deceased); Gary Palmer, Phoenix, Ariz.; Don Feitz, Carrollton; and Charles Lock, Carrollton. Mr. and Mrs. Lane have one child: Sara Lane Anderson and her husband Brian Anderson, Kansas City. They also have one grandchild: Max Anderson.

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Hutschreider and Johnson

Sunday, July 25

Darrell and Alice Hutschreider, Dallas, Texas, announce the engagement of their son, Adam Hutschreider, Seattle, Washington, to Tara Johnson, Seattle, Washington, daughter of Dale and Karla Johnson, Gig Harbor, Washington. An August 20 wedding is planned at Novelty Hill-Januik Winery, Woodinville, Washington.

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Center

Sunday, July 25

Mr. and Mrs. John Center, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. John Center and Margaret (Susie) Smith were married July 24, 1971, at Temple Baptist Church, Sullivan. Rev. Vernon Maxted officiated. They were attended by John Boyer, Farmington; Tom Kernan, Bonne Terre; Stan Dace, Sullivan; Don Smith, Linda Smith, Cindy England, Janie England, and Abbie England, all of Beebe, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Center have three children: Erin Center, Jefferson City; Brian Center and his wife Kathy, New Bloomfield; and Patrick Center and his wife Erin, Holts Summit. They also have three grandchildren: Brody Center, Brooklyn Center, and Coraline Center.

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Hutschreider and Daller

Sunday, July 25

Darrell and Alice Hutschreider, Dallas, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Hutschreider, Marceline, to Matthew "Bob" Daller, Marceline, son of Dwayne and Barb Daller, Marceline. A November 6 wedding is planned at the Community Center, Marceline.

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Arnel

Sunday, July 25

Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Arnel, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 24 with a family dinner at Madison's, hosted by Jeff and Bria Arnel. Gary D. Arnel and Shirley L. Perkins were married July 24, 1971, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Patrick Shortt officiated. They were attended by Charlotte (Perkins) Collet, Jefferson City, and George Carter, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Arnel have two children: Keith Arnel, New Bloomfield, and Jeffrey Arnel and his wife Bria, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren: Haley Arnel and Blake Arnel.

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Tergin

Sunday, July 25

Mr. and Mrs. James Tergin, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner with their children and grandchildren. James Tergin and Irene Karanikou were married July 25, 1971, at Pantanassa Greek Orthodox Church, Katerini, Greece. Mr. and Mrs. Tergin have three children: Carrie Tergin, Jefferson City; Dr. Helen Tergin and her husband John Anderson, Columbia; and George Tergin and his wife Jennifer Tergin, Jefferson City. They also have three grandchildren: Parker Tergin, George Anderson, and Mimi Anderson.

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Nappier and Block

Sunday, July 25

Lori and John Nappier along with Beth and Shannon Block, all of Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Meghan Leigh Nappier and Evan Lee Block, both of St. Peters. An August 21 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2018 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She is a Registered Nurse in the NICU at St. Louis Childrens Hospital, St. Louis. The groom-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2018 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. He is a Mechanical Engineer with Phillips 66 Refinery, Woodriver, Ill. The couple is registered at Target and Amazon.

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Wilson

Sunday, July 11

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Wilson, St. Anthony, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dennis L. Wilson and Margaret A. Gudeman were married July 10, 1971, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Meta. Fr. Sullivan officiated. They were attended by Deborah Stansbury, Herman Gudeman, Patsy Wilson, Dale Abbott, Mary Ann Otto, Larry Wilson (deceased), Robert and Mary Schimsa, Donna Gibler, and Daniel Bax. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have three children: Teresa Plassmeyer and her husband James, St. Elizabeth; Karen Webb and her husband Larry, Linn Creek; and Jackie Wieberg, St. Thomas. They also have seven grandchildren: Jordan Plassmeyer, Megan Plassmeyer, Brandon Plassmeyer, Ellie Webb, Luke Webb, Audrey Wieberg, and Maggie Wieberg.

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Ronk

Sunday, July 11

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ronk, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner reception and family vacation. Tom Ronk and Karen Henke were married July 10, 1971, at Immaculate Conception Church, Dardenne Prairie. Mr. and Mrs. Ronk have one child, Amanda (Ronk) Simpson and her husband Rob Simpson, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren, Clara Simpson and Tommy Simpson.

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Wilson

Sunday, July 11

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis L. Wilson, St. Anthony, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Dennis L. Wilson and Margaret A. Gudeman were married July 10, 1971, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Meta. Fr. Sullivan officiated. They were attended by Deborah Stansbury, Herman Gudeman, Patsy Wilson, Dale Abbott, Mary Ann Otto, Larry Wilson (deceased), Robert and Mary Schimsa, Donna Gibler, and Daniel Bax. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson have three children: Teresa Plassmeyer and her husband James, St. Elizabeth; Karen Webb and her husband Larry, Linn Creek; and Jackie Wieberg, St. Thomas. They also have seven grandchildren: Jordan Plassmeyer, Megan Plassmeyer, Brandon Plassmeyer, Ellie Webb, Luke Webb, Audrey Wieberg, and Maggie Wieberg.

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Halderman

Sunday, July 4

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Halderman, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 2 in Wardsville with a Mass and blessing by Fr. Medina. A trip to Naples, Fla. is also planned. Charles J. Halderman and Carolyn Schanzmeyer were married July 2, 1971, at St. Lawrence Church, St. Elizabeth. Rev. F.C. Bonn officiated. They were attended by Betty Kever, Wardsville, and David Bax, Oklahoma City, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Halderman have four children: Dr. Charles M. Halderman and his wife Dr. Kelly Halderman, St. Paul, Minn.; Christopher Halderman, Farmington; Chad Halderman, Wardsville; and Corey Halderman, Kansas City. They also have three grandchildren: Isabella Halderman, Jack Halderman, and Luke Halderman.

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Bayne

Sunday, June 13

Mr. and Mrs. Glen A. Bayne, California, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip taken at a later date. Glen A. Bayne and Dorothy (Dottie) Eiken were married June 12, 1971, at Annunciation Catholic Church, California. Father Leonard Misey officiated. They were attended by Mary Jane Gudde, Holden; Lois Bayne Murphy, Latham; Oma Bayne Percival, California; Cathy Wolken Terrell, Franklin; Darrell McMillian, Jefferson City; Tom Gentges and Tom Hickman. Mr. and Mrs. Bayne have three children: Angela Bayne, California; Jennifer Bayne, Jefferson City; and Vickie Bayne, Jefferson City.

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Werdehausen and Oligschlaeger

Sunday, June 13

Mike and Pam Lucas, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Madasyn Werdehausen, St. Elizabeth, also the daughter of Mark and Dana Werdehausen, Seymour, to Devin Oligschlaeger, St. Elizabeth, son of Craig and Glenda Oligschlaeger, St. Elizabeth. An October 16 wedding is planned at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. The bride-to-be is a 2017 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2021 graduate of Lincoln University with an Elementary Education degree. She is a Teacher at Apple Tree Academy. The groom-to-be is a 2017 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, St. Elizabeth. He is a Laborer with MFA. The couple is registered at Amazon and Target.

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Dolson

Sunday, June 13

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dolson, New Bloomfield, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a family dinner and Mass blessing, hosted by their children. Michael Dolson and Sharon Denny were married June 12 1971, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Kansas City, Mo. Msgr. Kearney officiated. They were attended by Bill Bennett, Larry Gordon, Roger Rothove, Pat Dolson, Patricia Hooke, Alice Saubers, Linda Denny, and Connie Gieselman Catron. Mr. and Mrs. Dolson have four children: Mark Dolson and his wife Rhiannon, Belton; Rick Dolson and his wife Amanda, Ballwin; John Dolson, Jefferson City; and Pamela Starr and her husband Doug, Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren: Kali Dolson, Reese Dolson, Katie Dolson, Riley Dolson, Audrey Dolson, Ashley Dolson, Zane Dolson, Samuel Starr, and Gemma Starr.

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Shinkle

Sunday, June 13

Mr. and Mrs. Don Shinkle, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner with immediate family. Don Shinkle and Janet Kaye Gollahon were married June 1, 1961, in Rolla. Rev. G. Scott Porter officiated. They were attended by Helen and Walter Oakes. Mr. and Mrs. Shinkle have two children: Jeff Shinkle (Jennifer) and Kristin Shinkle Daly (Joe), both of Jefferson City. They also have five grand-children: Celia Shinkle Schroeder, Audrey Shinkle, Jack Shinkle, Jared Daly, and Kara Daly; and two great-grandchildren: Hadley Schroeder and Harper Schroeder.

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Schaefer

Sunday, June 13

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Schaefer, Centertown, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today with a Mass and dinner with family. Dan Schaefer and Wanda Lamb were married June 13, 1981, at St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martins. Fr. Brendan Doyle officiated. They were attended by Jean Armstrong, Wardsville; Sharon O'Hanlon, Pleasant Hill; Kristy Berkey, Jefferson City; Carla Buschjost, Jefferson City; Jeanne Bremmerkamp, state of Iowa; Ken Schaefer, Lohman; Mike Schaefer, Carrollton; Scott Clardy, Mokane; Jeff Gebhardt, state of Arkansas; and Melvin Lamb, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer have two children: Justin Schaefer and his wife Kallie, Kansas City; and Kyle Schaefer, Centertown.

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Johnson

Friday, June 11

Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Johnson, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Jack T. Johnson and Bethel R. Michael were married June 11, 1961, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. The late Rev. Walter Niedner officiated. They were attended by Adell (Goldammer) Bolen, Hazelwood; Lois (Schedler) Michael, Jefferson City; Alvina (Erhardt) Gottschamer, deceased; Maxine (Bickel) Fiala, deceased; Charles Michael, Jefferson City; Dale Green, Ft. Worth, Texas; Darrell Hill, Owatonna, Minn.; and Robert Mueller, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have two children: Michael Johnson and his wife Jennifer, Jefferson City; and Stephen Johnson and his wife Kimberly, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Sarah Johnson, Luke Johnson, Matthew Johnson, Adam Johnson, and Jessica Johnson.

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Linsenbardt

Sunday, June 6

Dr. and Mrs. L. David Linsenbardt celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 5, with a family gathering at the home of their son, Steve, hosted by their children. L. David Linsenbardt and Mary Kay Govro were married June 10, 1961 at St. Joseph Church in Jefferson City. Rev. Francis O'Duignan officiated. Dr. and Mrs. Linsenbardt have four children: Laurie Steenbergen and her husband, Dr. Michael Steenbergen; Dr. Steve Linsenbardt and his wife, Gayle; Cherie Dobbs and her husband, Darrell; and Dr. Matt Linsenbardt and his wife, Dr. Kathy Linsenbardt. They also have 10 grandchildren: Dakota Linsenbardt, David Dobbs, Seth Steenbergen, Adam Dobbs, Dylan Linsenbardt, Sarah Dobbs, Luke Steenbergen, Casey Linsenbardt, Josie Linsenbardt and Nicholas Linsenbardt.

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Wildhaber and Shorman

Sunday, May 30

Theresa Wildhaber and Jonathan Shorman, both of Lawrence, Kan., were married at 1:30 p.m., April 17, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Law-rence, Kan. Fr. Jerry Volz performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tom and Peggy Wildhaber, Argle. The groom is the son of Gene and Debra Shorman, McPherson, Kan. A private dinner reception with family followed the ceremony in Lawrence, Kan. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2015 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a BFA in Visual Communications, BA in English. She is Senior Graphic Designer with Commerce Bank. The groom is a 2008 graduate of McPherson High School, McPherson, Kan., and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a BS in Journalism. He is Lead Political Reporter with The Kansas City Star. The couple resides in Lawrence, Kan.

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Fischer

Sunday, May 30

Mr. and Mrs. Emil Fischer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a trip to Naples, Fla. Emil Fischer and Juanita Erhardt were married May 6, 1956, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Fischer have three children: Perry (Lisa) Fischer, Columbia; Curt (Dina) Fischer, Jefferson City and Naples, Fla.; and Bret Fischer, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Devin Fischer, Chase Fischer, Amy Allen, Leslie Godwin, Cole Fischer, Dylan Fischer; and seven great-grandchildren: Genavieve Allen, Josephine Allen, Maxon Fischer, Hanna Fischer, Haven Fischer, Avery Fischer; and Vanessa Fischer, deceased.

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Gentges and Bisges

Sunday, May 30

Micayla Christine Gentges and Kaleb Joseph Bisges, both of Jefferson City, were married at 3 p.m., May 8, at The Daisy Farm, Jefferson City. Mr. Anthony Gatto, Apopka, Fla., performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Michelle Gentges, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Jeff and Heather Bisges, Wardsville. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore her mother's wedding gown - a full length satin gown accented with lace, sequins and pearls, styled with long sleeves and a fitted bodice. She carried a bouquet of white poppies and roses with eucalyptus and succulent accents. The honor attendant was Alex Roberts, New Bloomfield, friend of the bride. The attendants were Abby Kluttz, Indianapolis, Ind., friend of the bride; Tiffany Kaver, Columbia, friend of the bride; Ashley Gentges, Jefferson City, sister-in-law of the bride; Mary Gentges, Jefferson City, sister-in-law of the bride; and Kaidyn Bisges, Wardsville, sister of the groom. They wore full length black gowns. The best man was Johnny Buschjost, St. Thomas, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Jason Gilbert, Wardsville, friend of the groom; Cole Bisges, Kansas City, brother of the groom; Connor Bisges, Wardsville, brother of the groom; Josh Gentges, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; and Alex Gentges, Jefferson City, brother of the bride. The flower girls were Adeline Gentges and Charlotte Gentges, both of Jefferson City, nieces of the bride. The ring bearer was Ezra Gentges, carried by Mr. Steven Houser, Jefferson City, nephew and cousin of the bride. The vocalists were Kyle and Ashley Erwin, Linden, Mich., friends of the bride. A dinner reception and dance followed the ceremony at The Daisy Farm. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 7 at The Daisy Farm. The bride is a 2018 graduate of Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City, and a 2019 graduate of Merrill University Esthetics School, Jefferson City, with an Esthetician degree. The groom is a 2017 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2019 graduate of State Technical College of MO, Linn, with an Industrial Electricity and Power Generation degree. He is an Electrician with NVL Electric. After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

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Rademan

Sunday, May 16

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rademan, Koeltztown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a lunch and blessing with family, hosted by their children. Kenneth Rademan and Cecilia Hentges were married May 15, 1971, at St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martins. Father Brendan Doyle officiated. They were attended by Rita Kauffman, Jefferson City; Cecilia Hentges, Jefferson City; Marilyn Hagerman, Columbia; Harold Massen, Jefferson City; Henry Hentges, Westphalia; and Charles Eisterhold, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Rademan have six children: Cindy Thomas and her husband Ron Thomas, Spearville, Kan.; Mike Rademan and his wife Stacey Rademan, Koeltztown; Wayne Rademan and his wife Melinda Rademan, Koeltztown; Becky Frankenbach and her husband Adam Frankenbach, Wardsville; Monica Nilges and her husband Cory Nilges, Wardsville; and Chris Rademan, Koeltztown. They also have 11 grandchildren: Autumn Wadley, Callie Wadley, Matthew Wadley (deceased), RJ Thomas, Hunter Rademan, Dawson Rademan, Breanna Rademan, Macie Rademan, Elaina Frankenbach, Addison Nilges, and Braeden Nilges.

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Bax and McDaniel

Sunday, May 16

Frank and June Bax, St. Elizabeth, announce the engagement of their son, Marty Bax, Kansas City, to Lindsey McDaniel, Kansas City, daughter of Wayne and Sharon McDaniel, Columbia. A September 11 wedding is planned at Cheley Lodge and Grove, Estes Park, Colo. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri - School of Medicine with a Doctor of Medicine degree. She is an Ophthalmologist at Moyes Eye Center. The groom-to-be is a 2005 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, St. Elizabeth, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri - School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. He is an Attorney at Shook Hardy and Bacon.

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Schwarting and LeComte

Sunday, May 16

Chris and Gregg Schwarting, Mark, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ariel Schwarting, Columbia, to Joshua LeComte, Columbia, son of Tom and Patty LeComte, Taos. A May 30 wedding is planned at CBO Event Center, Columbia.

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Rockers

Sunday, May 9

Mr. and Mrs. Art Rockers, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary April 13th with a Mass at St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martins, and April 18th with a drive-thru celebration in front of St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martins, followed by a meal. Art Rockers and Judy Seaver were married April 15, 1961, at St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martins. Monsignor Gerald Poelker officiated. They were attended by Leorae (Seaver) Korsemeyer, deceased; Larry Jean (Stubbinger) (Seaver) Rodden, deceased; Dolores (Rockers) Hentges, deceased; Natalie (Fisher) Young; Richard Rockers, deceased; Russell Seaver; Arnold Lee Tyree, deceased; Ron Hoffman, deceased; and Clyde Korsemeyer, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Rockers have four children: Jackie and her husband Jay Coakley, Jefferson City; Kathy and her husband Bob Jarman, Jefferson City; Paul Rockers and his special friend Tina Wibberg, both of Taos; and Phil Rockers and his wife Trish, Jefferson City. They also have 30 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

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Bisges and McDaniel

Sunday, May 9

Gary and Dianne Bisges, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Bisges, New Haven, to Christopher McDaniel, New Haven, son of Rich and Karen McDaniel, Washington. A May 15 wedding is planned at Timber Ridge Barn, Jefferson City.

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Gehrke and Taylor

Sunday, May 2

Morgan Gehrke and Julian Taylor, both of Kansas City, were married May 30, 2020, at Tebbetts United Methodist Church, Tebbetts. Pastor Frank Goehringer performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Judy and Joe Martin, Jefferson City, and Rich Gehrke and Jill Ritchie, Irving, Texas. The groom is the son of Pete and June Taylor, York, England. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The honor attendant was Stephanie Behlmann, Brentwood, friend of the bride. The best man was Daniel Paez, San Diego, Calif., friend of the groom. The attendants and groomsmen that were unable to attend in person due to COVID restrictions but were present in spirit and in love were Andi Gehrke, Melbourne, Australia, sister of the bride; Maddie Dunkmann, Chicago, Ill., cousin of the bride; Molly Clark, Fulton, friend of the bride; Anna Guyette, Denver, Colo., friend of the bride; Morgan Westhues, Columbia, friend of the bride; Mason Kramer, Los Angeles, Calif., friend of the bride; Jack Bainbridge, York, England, friend of the groom; Leon Wrigglesworth, York, England, friend of the groom; Nathan Kilby, York, England, friend of the groom; Chris Marlein, Yarm, England, friend of the groom; Chris Reinert, Kansas City, friend of the groom; and Cruz Buchanan, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., friend of the groom. The flower girl was Kinley Gehrke, daughter of Ryan and Heather Gehrke, Plano, Texas, niece of the bride. The usher was Ryan Gehrke, Plano, Texas, brother of the bride. The vocalists were Beth and Logan Fluty, Columbia, friends of the bride. The lector was Chris Reinert, Kansas City, friend of the groom. A reception dinner followed the ceremony at Canterbury Hill Winery. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Southern Boone High School, Ashland; a 2016 and 2020 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton with a BS-Elementary Education degree and a EdS-Administration degree; and a 2018 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a MEd-Curriculum and Instruction degree. She is a fifth grade teacher in the Park Hill School District. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Huntington Secondary School, York, England; a 2015 graduate of Williams Woods University, Fulton, with a BS-Mathematics degree; and a 2019 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a MBA-Entrepreneurship degree. He is co-founder at Veeper, Inc. In addition to a wedding trip in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a wedding celebration is planned for December 2021 in York, England for family and friends that were unable to attend the ceremony due to COVID travel restrictions. The couple resides in Kansas City.

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Perkins

Sunday, April 25

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Perkins, Holts Summit, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Lester Perkins and Lola Davis were married April 30, 1951, at the home of Wilber and Clara Wright, Rocheport. The late Rev. H.L. Worlledge officiated. They were attended by Harold and Dorothy Butcher. Mr. and Mrs. Perkins had four children: David Perkins and his wife Brenda, Holts Summit; Nathan Perkins and his wife Sally, Springfield; Joel Perkins (deceased) and his wife Brenda, Jefferson City; Lowell Perkins, Jefferson City; and a foster daughter, Lisa Luebbert and husband Doug, Holts Summit. They also have 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Neuner

Sunday, April 25

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Neuner, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Easter with a Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, and received a special blessing from their Pastor, Father Nelen. The family enjoyed a catered dinner from Oscar's Steak House. They also took a trip to Branson to enjoy the shows. Stanley Neuner and Teresa Buschmann were married in Appleton, Wis. They were attended by A.J. Neuner and Bernice Buschmann. Mr. and Mrs. Neuner have three children: Carol Sturm, Gregory Neuner, and Diane Stracke. They also have six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Kliethermes and Wolken

Sunday, April 25

Tara Kliethermes, Wardsville, and Chad Wolken, Taos, were married at 1 p.m., October 24, 2020, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ben and Amy Steinman, Wardsville, and the late Joseph Kliethermes. The groom is the son of Rodney and Heather Wolken, Lexington. The honor attendant was Kallie Kerperin, Taos, friend of the bride. The attendants were Shelby Kampeter, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Keisha Burton, New Bloomfield, friend of the bride; Madelyn Luebbering, Osage Bend, cousin of the groom; Cameron Ponder, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Tressa Plummer, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Cassidy Prenger, Taos, friend of the bride. The best man was Matthew Kliethermes, Wardsville, brother of the bride. The groomsmen were Conner Wolken, Lexington, brother of the groom; Cory Burton, New Bloomfield, friend of the groom; Jared Steinman, Wardsville, brother of the bride; Evan Rackers, Wardsville, cousin of the bride; Peyton Rackers, Wardsville, cousin of the bride; and Cayden Bertz, Lexington, friend of the groom. The miniature bride was Addi Wolken, daughter of Mark and Jennifer Wolken, Wardsville, cousin of the groom. The miniature groom was Cooper Wolken, son of Rodney and Heather Wolken, Lexington, brother of the groom. The flower girls were Ellie Wolken, daughter of Mark and Jennifer Wolken, Wardsville, cousin of the groom; and Ellisyn Rackers, daughter of Aaron and Ashley Rackers, Ashland, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Levi Wolken, son of Tom and Sarah Wolken, Osage Bend, cousin of the groom. The candlelighters were Sara Schmidt, Meta, cousin of the bride, and Molly Wolken, Osage Bend, cousin of the groom. The ushers were Blake Luebbering, Osage Bend, cousin of the groom; Kurtis Wilson, Wardsville, cousin of the bride; Leon Wolken, Osage Bend, cousin of the groom; and Grant Rackers, St. Louis, cousin of the bride. The organist was Mike Bruns and the vocalist was Connie Andrews. The Mass servers were Olivia Luebbering, Osage Bend, and Derek Troesser, Loose Creek. The lectors were Aaron Rackers, Ashland, and Sue Rackers, Wardsville. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 23, 2020, at the Wardsville Lions Club. The bride is a 2016 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, with a Dental Assistant degree. The groom is a 2018 graduate of Lexington High School, Lexington, and a 2019 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, with an Electrical degree. After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple resides in Taos.

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Schrimpf and Schripf

Sunday, April 18

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Schrimpf, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary this summer with a family gathering hosted by their children. Dale Schrimpf and Helen Schwartze were married April 14, 1956, at Visitation Church, Vienna. They were attended by Carolyn (Schrimpf) Cline, Jefferson City; Irene (Schwartze) Fitzgerald, Kansas City; Richard Schrimpf, deceased; and Urban Schwartze, Nashville, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Schrimpf have nine children: Diann Schrimpf, Jefferson City; Joyce Swiatecki, Columbus, Ohio; Sharon Lock, Jefferson City; Gloria Reinsch, Jefferson City; Gerry Stephenson, Lee's Summit; Georgia Hagenhoff, Jefferson City; Darrell Schrimpf, Jefferson City; Judy Lage, Taos; and Larry Schrimpf, Gilbert, Ariz. They also have 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Dusheke

Sunday, April 11

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Dusheke, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner with immediate family. Bernard Dusheke and Shirley Mobley were married April 15, 1961, in Brazito. Rev. R.V. Wilson officiated. They were attended by Charlotte Mobley Henson, deceased, and Cecil Winters, Owasso, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Dusheke have three children: Pamela Browner, Jefferson City; Kevin Dusheke, Jefferson City; and Keith Dusheke and his wife Janica Dusheke, Omaha, Neb. They also have five grandchildren: Chelsea Browner, Drew Dusheke, Weston Browner, Trevor Dusheke, and Conner Dusheke; and two great-grandchildren: Reign Galbreath and Kingston Galbreath.

Engagement

Walters and Porter

Sunday, April 11

Greg and Kelle Walters, Wooldridge, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Walters, Columbia, to Weston Porter, Columbia, son of Tony and Donna Porter, Jefferson City. A September 5 wedding is planned at Capital Bluffs Event Center, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Boessen

Sunday, April 4

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Boessen, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Stanislaus Church followed by a family dinner at Madison's, hosted by their sons. A family vacation is planned for this summer. Eugene Boessen and Cheryl Oberschulte were married April 3, 1971, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Msgr. Bernard Boessen (deceased) officiated. They were attended by Janice Phillips, Mike Luetkemeyer, Sandy Daniels, Dan Brune, Al and Joanie Luebbering, Mary Lynn Boessen, Joe Boessen, Stan Boessen, and Monica Cas-tagno. Mr. and Mrs. Boessen have four children: Jeff Boessen and his wife Meredith, Wardsville; Chris Boessen and his wife Marcia, Wardsville; Brad Boessen and his wife Whitney, St. Louis; and Adam Boessen and his wife Marisa, St. Louis. They also have 11 grand-children: Drew Boessen, Audrey Boessen, Addison Boessen, Macy Markway, Olivia Boessen, Brooke Boessen, Grant Boessen, Jada Markway, Bo Boessen, Blair Boessen, and Margot Boessen.

Anniversary

Kempker

Sunday, April 4

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Kempker, Bonnots Mill, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Joseph Kempker and Cecilia Wieberg were married April 8, 1961, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, St. Anthony. The late Rev. Salvatare Faguls officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Kempker have four children: Ronald Kempker, Bonnots Mill; Richard Kempker, Centertown; Daniel Kempker, Frankenstein; and Donna Sanford, Tebbetts. They also have seven grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren, and two more great-grandchildren due to arrive this summer.

Anniversary

Bosch

Sunday, April 4

Mr. and Mrs. John Bosch, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. A family trip is planned for a later date. John Bosch and Susan Barger were married April 3, 1971, at Memorial Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Albert W. Bunch officiated. They were attended by Linda (Barger) Bledsoe, Rebecca (Barger) Kniest, Marion (Bosch) Palmer, Marlene (Childress) Neeley, Jerome Bosch, Ron Benne, Mike Imhoff (deceased), and Michael Jones. Mr. and Mrs. Bosch have two children: Jay Bosch and his spouse Bill, Jefferson City; and Stephanie Hoobing and her spouse Kurt, Overland Park, Kan. They also have one grandchild, Charles Hoobing.

Anniversary

Pleus

Sunday, March 28

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Pleus, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by their sons, Jeffrey and Kevin. Leon Pleus and Carol Ortmeyer were married March 27, 1971, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Rev. Kevin Gormley and Rev. William Ferren officiated. They were attended by Juanita Ortmeyer, Baton Rouge, La.; David Pleus, Taos; Debra Rademan (Ortmeyer), Taos; Ronald Pleus, Jefferson City; Mary Eichholz (Ortmeyer), Taos; and Charles Bernskoetter, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Pleus have two children: Jeffrey and his wife Courtney, Taos; and Kevin and his wife Whitney, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Linley, Caden, Denver, and Nyle.

Anniversary

Naught

Sunday, March 21

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Naught, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation at a later date. Rick Naught and Judy Benningfield were married March 20, 1971, at Presbyterian Church, Carrollton. Rev. John Buck officiated. They were attended by Nancy (Benningfield) Kinker, deceased, and Harry Naught, Eldon. Mr. and Mrs. Naught have two children: Jenny Nichols and her husband Warren Nichols, Phoenix, Ariz., and Jeffrey Naught and his wife Kristi Naught, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Carson Nichols, Marshall Nichols, Keller Naught, and Kendall Naught.

Engagement

Kane and Porter

Sunday, March 21

Jeff and Desiree Kane, Nashville, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Maddison Kane, Memphis, Tenn., to Evan Porter, Memphis, Tenn., son of Tony and Donna Porter, Jefferson City. A May 8 wedding is planned at Hermann Hill Weddings, Hermann.

Engagement

Rockers and Brown

Sunday, March 21

Gerard and Susie Rockers, Centertown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Abby Rockers, Centertown, to Jesse Brown, Jefferson City, son of Danny and Becky Brown, Madison, S.D. A June 5 wedding is planned at St. Martin Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2020 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is Anatomy, Physiology and Biology Teacher at Helias Catholic High School. The groom-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Madison High School, Madison, S.D., and a 2018 graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He is an English Teacher at California High School.

Wedding

Crumley and Hardman

Sunday, March 14

Jaimie D. Crumley and Luke A. Hardman, both of Los Angeles, Calif., were married at 3 p.m., September 12, 2020, at Waterfront, Old Town, Alexandria, Va. Keiffer Bent, uncle of the bride, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James and Demetrice Crumley, Alexandria, Va. The groom is the son of Jodi Hardman, Jefferson City, and the late Dr. Rex Hardman. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The attendants were Porsha Williams-Gates, Newark, N.H., friend of the bride; Taryn Marcelino, Los Angeles, Calif., friend of the bride; and Chelsea Morton, New Haven, Conn., friend of the bride. The best man was Karl Hardman, Columbia, brother of the groom. The groomsman was Alex Hardman, St. Petersburg, Fla., nephew of the groom. Music was provided by Mitchell's Music & Entertainment, Alexandria, Va. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the mother of the groom, was held September 11, 2020, at Magnolia's on King - Old Town, Alexandria, Va. The bride is a 2008 graduate of St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School, Alexandria, Va.; a 2012 graduate of Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass., with a degree in International Relations and Religion; and a 2015 graduate of Yale University, New Haven, Conn., with a Masters of Divinity and Sacred Theological Masters. She is Associate Minister at First Baptist Church of Beverly, Mass. and a PhD candidate at University of California, Los Angeles, Calif. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Out of Door Academy, Sarasota, Fla.; a 2007 graduate of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif., with a degree in Aerospace Engineering; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Southern California with a MS - Aerospace Engineer degree. He is employed with Raytheon, Los Angeles, Calif. A wedding trip will be taken at a later date. The couple resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

Engagement

Heislen and McCarty

Sunday, March 14

Kevin and Jan Heislen, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alex Heislen, Fort Collins, Colo., to Cleveland McCarty, Boulder, Colo., son of Dr. Eric and Miriam McCarty, Boulder, Colo. A July 29 wedding is planned at Lionsgate Event Center, Lafayette, Colo.

Anniversary

Heiberger

Sunday, March 14

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heiberger, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. A Mass and family celebration are planned for a later date. Paul Heiberger and Sharon Ray were married March 20, 1971, at Sacred Heart Church, St. Marys, Pa. Father Gordian Burkardt, OSB, officiated. They were attended by John Heiberger and Donna (Graybill) Kapsia, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Heiberger have three children: Brian Heiberger and his wife Jennifer Heiberger, Jefferson City; Eric Heiberger, Lake Ozark; and Corey Heiberger and her husband Tom Johnson, Lawrence, Kan. They also have three grandchildren: Collin Heiberger, Cayce Heiberger and Cale Heiberger.

Anniversary

Haslag

Sunday, March 7

Mr and Mrs. Dennis Haslag, Linn, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date with family. Dennis Haslag and Martha Linnenbrink were married March 6, 1971, at St. Louis Catholic Church, Bonnots Mill. Father Michael E. McHugh officiated. They were attended by Margaret (Linnenbrink) Walker, Chamois; Susan (Linnenbrink) Kremer, Bonnots Mill; Carolyn (Haslag) Mengwasser, deceased; Shelley (Mantle) Trube, Jefferson City; Theodore (Ted) Haslag Jr., deceased; Norbert Mengwasser, Rich Fountain; William (Billy) Linnenbrink, deceased; and Paul Haslag, Green Ridge. Mr. and Mrs. Haslag have three children: Keith "Beef" Haslag and wife Katreina and Brian Haslag and wife Maggi, all of Green Ridge; and Amy Canadas and husband Jeff, Susanville, Calif. They also have three grandchildren: Hannah and Lindsey Canadas and Carter Haslag.

Engagement

Vaughan and Elenkiwich

Sunday, March 7

Dave and Connie Vaughan, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey Vaughan, St. Louis, to Jon Elenkiwich, St. Louis, son of Dave and Sue Elenkiwich, Edina, Minn. A May 14 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, St. Louis. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Saint Louis University with a B.A. in Communications. She is Director of Events at Contemporary Productions. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Edina High School, Edina, Minn.; a 2012 graduate of Saint Louis University with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and a Washington University graduate with a M.S. of Engineering. He is a R&D Engineer with BioMerieux.

Engagement

Wieberg and Kister

Sunday, March 7

Jim and Diane Wieberg, Jefferson City, along with Tim and Nancy Jones, Florida, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Deanne Wieberg, to Alexander Joseph Kister, son of Jim and Susan Kister and Bob and Linda Hoff, St. Louis. A July 3 wedding is planned in Prague, Czech Republic. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master in Curriculum Design. She is a high school teacher in Prague, Czech Republic. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA in History. He is a high school teacher in Prague, Czech Republic.

Anniversary

Schulte

Sunday, Feb. 21

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schulte, Mary's Home, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Henry Schulte and Mildred Doerhoff were married February 20, 1971, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, St. Anthony.

Wedding

Woolbright and Hickman

Sunday, Feb. 21

Michele Woolbright, Jefferson City, and Cameron Hickman, Kirksville, were married August 22, 2020, at Alpine Park and Garden, Columbia. Christopher Able performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Woolbright, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Howard and Lisa Hickman, Kirksville. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory lace A-line gown featuring an illusion bateau neckline detailing a sweetheart bodice. The tulle skirt was highlighted with appliques along the chapel-length train. She completed her ensemble with an ivory silk fingertip-length veil edged in mantilla style lace caught to a cap covered in lace. She carried a bouquet of summer wildflowers. The honor attendant was Meghan Woolbright Brown, Kansas City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Margaret Licklider, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Jordan Moorhouse, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Lucas Doyle, Palm Coast, Fla., friend of the bride; Sarah Moldafsky, Wildwood, friend of the bride; Kirsten Self, Maplewood, friend of the bride; Grace Coughlin, Kirskville, friend of the bride; and David Wilhelm, Wheat Ridge, Colo., friend of the bride. They wore vintage violet floor-length chiffon gowns. The best man was Andrew Hickman, Kirksville, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Chase Hickman, Columbia, cousin of the groom; Christopher Eitel, Neward, N.J., friend of the groom; Erick Jackson, Kirksville, friend of the groom; Christopher Clark, Greentop, friend of the groom; Jeremy Campbell, Kirksville, friend of the groom; Sagan Rae, Greentop, friend of the groom; and Sam Motter, Kirksville, friend of the groom. The ushers were Christopher Brown, Kansas City, brother-in-law of the bride, and Boston Collins, Kirksvilles, nephew of the groom. Music was provided by Harmonia Strings, Jefferson City. The vocalist was Meghan Woolbright Brown, Kansas City, sister of the bride. Refreshments followed at Alpine Park and Gardens. A wedding reception will be held at a later date. An outdoor rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents, was held August 21, 2020, at the home of the bride's parents. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with an Interdisciplinary in Environmental Science degree. She is Stormwater Educator for Boone County. The groom is a graduate of Kirksville High School, Kirksville. He is a letter carrier for Boonville. The couple resides in Columbia.

Engagement

Craft and Jaegers

Sunday, Feb. 14

Lee and Dena Jaegers, Tebbetts, announce the engagement of their son, Tyler Jaegers, Orlando, Fla., to Kelly Craft, Orlando, Fla., daughter of Nancy Craft, Orlando, Fla. An April 16 wedding is planned at Venue 1902 at Preservation Hall, Sanford, Fla. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Bishop Moore High School, Orlando, Fla., and a 2014 graduate of the University of Florida with a Masters in Elementary Education. She is a fourth grade teacher at Palm Lake Elementary. The groom-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Ride Mechanical Engineer at Walt Disney World. The registry can be found at: https://www.theknot.com/us/kelly-craft-and-tyler-jaegers-apr-2021/registry

Engagement

Shimmens and Gentry

Sunday, Feb. 14

Mike and Mary Ellen Shimmens, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Maura Shimmens, Jefferson City, to Andrew Gentry, O'Fallon, son of Carl and Deborah Gentry, O'Fallon. A June 26 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Cathedral Church, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Brown and McCarty

Sunday, Feb. 14

Floyd and Barbara Brown, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Brown, Jefferson City, to Anthony McCarty, Wardsville, son of Brian McCarty, Wardsville, and Jody Atwell McCarty, Eldon. An April 24 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Kuster and Simmons

Sunday, Feb. 14

Anne Kuster and Klayton Simmons, both of Prairie Village, Kan., were married at 5 p.m., October 30, 2020, at The Guild, Kansas City. Nick Pridemore, USMC, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Terri Kuster, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Don and Bobbie Simmons, Willard. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Guild. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 29, 2020, at Harvey's at Union Station, Kansas City. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Marketing. She is a Loan Officer at Veterans United. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Willard High School, Willard; a United States Marine Corps Sergeant E-5 from 2003-2007, serving in Iraq; and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts - Economics and International Studies. He is a Loan Officer at United Fidelity Funding. Due to travel restrictions with Covid-19, the couple postponed their wedding trip. They reside in Prairie Village, Kan.

Anniversary

Kempker

Sunday, Feb. 14

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Kempker, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this year with a celebration hosted by their children. Ed Kempker and Dottie Berendzen were married February 6, 1971, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Fr. Henry Reichert officiated. They were attended by Darlene Wallis, Eugene; Rosanna Weidinger, Eldon; Betty Nally, St. Louis; Gary Kempker, Henley; Dan Berendzen, Wardsville; and Bill Loethen, Mendocino, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Kempker have three children: Holly Blume and her husband Josh, Jefferson City; Leslie Winter and her husband Chris, Jefferson City; and Mitch Kempker and his wife Allie, Kansas City. They also have five grandchildren: Abby (Winter) Massman, Clayton Winter, Noah Blume, Nate Blume, Jude Kempker; along with baby Kempker due this spring.

Wedding

Bangert and Teefey

Sunday, Jan. 31

Julie Elizabeth Bangert and David Scott Teefey, both of Lenexa, Kan., were married at 2 p.m., September 26, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mission, Kan. Rev. Dr. Mark R. Schulz performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Judy Bangert, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of John and Terri Teefey, Lawrence, Kan. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder ivory dress with delicate lace and beading, and a finger-length veil with beaded edge. She carried a round bouquet composed of burnt orange dahlias, burgundy carnations, orange roses, ivory hydrangeas, ivory spray roses and ivory hypericum. The honor attendant was Christine Henson, Lee's Summit, sister of the bride. The attendants were Kayla Maassen, Waynesville, friend of the bride; Kali Weidenbenner, St. Peters, friend of the bride; Linnea Heimsoth, Sedalia, friend of the bride; Rena Heimsoth, Lawrence, Kan., friend of the bride; Kate Melton, Lenexa, Kan., friend of the bride; and Emily Teefey, Lawrence, Kan., sister of the groom. They wore navy, floor-length gowns. The best man was Jon Collins, Lenexa, Kan., friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Jacob Cox, Linwood, Kan., friend of the groom; Colton Johnson, Ozawkie, Kan., friend of the groom; Dustin Hoyt, Excelsior Springs, friend of the groom; Chris Teefey, Lecompton, Kan., brother of the groom; Brian Teefey, Dallas, Texas, brother of the groom; and Jason Bangert, Knoxville, Tenn., brother of the bride. The flower girl was Savannah Teefey, daughter of Brian and Lindsey Teefey, Dallas, Texas, niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Simon Teefey, son of Chris and Sarah Teefey, Lecompton, Kan., nephew of the groom. The ushers were Joel Bevitt, Lawrence, Kan., friend of the couple; Alex Webster, Overland Park, Kan., friend of the couple; and Nick Chance, Mission, Kan., friend of the couple. The organist was Dr. Lara West and the vocalist was Bri Nicoletti. The lector was Paula Lea, Lee's Summit, friend of the couple. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Boulevard Brewing Company. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 25, 2020, at Deer Creek Golf Club. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2013 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., with a Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D). She is a Clinical Audiologist at Ascentist Ear, Nose, and Throat. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kan.; a 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Enginerring; and a 2018 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a Masters in Civil Engineering. He is a Civil Engineer at Kansas Gas Service. After a wedding trip to Anna Maria Island, the couple resides in Lenexa, Kan.

Anniversary

Vogler

Sunday, Jan. 24

Mr. and Mrs. August Vogler Jr., Jefferson City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an event to be scheduled for a later date. August Vogler Jr. and Marlene Nottelmann were married January 28, 1956, at Peters Memorial Presbyterian Church, St. Louis. Rev. H.M. Gross officiated. They were attended by Martha Kayser Rudolph, Melbourne, Fla.; Delores Hearst Markus, St. Louis; Elizabeth Wirtel Olsen, Deer Park, Wash.; Joseph Bressmer, deceased; Jack Reeder, St. Louis; and David Vogler, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Vogler have two children: Karen Vogler-Dolezal and her husband John, Ridgecrest, Calif., and Linda Vogler-Severin, Kansas City.

Wedding

Maymom and Ryder

Sunday, Jan. 24

Katelyn Maymon, Indiana, and Matthew Ryder, Nevada, were married October 10, 2020, on the beach at Pensacola Beach, Fla. Robert Ryder performed the single-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Lori Maymon, Indiana. The groom is the son of Robert and Suzette Ryder, Holts Summit. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory lace on English net ballgown over glitter net. She carried a bouquet of palm leaves with white prosperity gladiolus and blue accents. The honor attendant was Alexa Dorrell, Danville, Ind., friend of the bride. The attendants were Katie Landers, Memphis, Ind., friend of the bride; Loany Ryder, Omaha, Neb., sister-in-law of the groom; Emily Phebus, Evansville, Ind., friend of the bride; Shelby Keeling, Jeffersonville, Ind., friend of the bride; Sarah Baker, Evansville, Ind., friend of the bride; Jenn Snarr, Las Vegas, Nev., friend of the bride; and Kiley Atchley, New Albany, Ind., friend of the bride. The attendants wore various styles of long chiffon gowns in turquoise, spa, jade and mint. The best man was Tyler Broder, Las Vegas, Nev., friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Brandon Kauling, Columbia, S.C., friend of the groom; Jacob Bautista, Tucson, Ariz., friend of the groom; Jonathan Ryder, Omaha, Neb., brother of the groom; Brendan Fitzpatrick, Las Vegas, Nev., friend of the groom; Ian Sonnenberg, Las Vegas, Nev., friend of the groom; A.J. Pettry, Osceola, Iowa, cousin of the groom; and Matt Landers, Memphis, Tenn., friend of the groom. The flower girl was Kylie Phebus, daughter of Drew and Emily Phebus, Evansville, Ind. A dinner reception and dance followed the ceremony in Pensacola Beach, Fla. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 9, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Charlestown Senior High School, Charlestown, Ind., and a 2014 graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, Ind., with a Bachelors of Elementary Education. She is a first grade teacher. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Captain for the U.S. Air Force. After a wedding trip to Fort Walton Beach, Fla., the couple resides in Nevada.

Engagement

Wildhaber and Shorman

Sunday, Jan. 10

Theresa Wildhaber, Lawrence, Kan., daughter of Tom and Peggy Wildhaber, Argyle, and Jonathan Shorman, Lawrence, Kan., son of Gene and Debra Shorman, McPherson, Kan., announce their engagement. A private ceremony will be held April 17 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence, Kan. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2015 graduate of Truman State University with a BFA in Visual Communications and a BA in English. She is a senior graphic artist at Commerce Bank. The groom is a 2008 graduate of McPherson High School, McPherson, Kan., and a 2011 graduate of the University of Kansas with a BS in Journalism. He is a lead political reporter with the Kansas City Star.

Wedding

Zielinski and Prater

Sunday, Jan. 3

Lauren Zielinski and Joseph Prater, both of Lake St. Louis, were married August 1 at Immaculate Conception Dardenne, Dardenne Prairie. Fr. Freddy Devaraj performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Karen Zielinski, St. Peters. The groom is the son of Curt and Christine Prater, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Broemmelsiek Park, Defiance. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 31 at Sugarfire BBQ, Wentzville. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Incarnate Word Academy, Normandy, and a 2017 graduate of Ross University of Veterinary Medicine with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She is a Veterinarian at Banfield Pet Hospital, O'Fallon. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a Bachelor of Science Physical Education K-12 degree. He is a Physical Education Teacher at St. Alban Roe Catholic School, Wildwood, and Assistant Football Coach at St. John Vianney High School, Kirkwood. A wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, will be taken at a later date. The couple resides in Lake St. Louis.

Anniversary

Duke

Sunday, Dec. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Duke, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary December 4 with an anniversary card shower and family dinner hosted by their children. Dwight Duke and Norma Shoop were married December 4, 1960, at the home of Dale and Nada DeWeese, Colorado Springs, Colo. Frank Baugh officiated. They were attended by John Meyers, Ohio, and Flo (Bingham) Stapleton, Louisiana. Mr. and Mrs. Duke have two children: Michelle Ford and her husband Jason Ford, Jefferson City, and Michael Duke and his wife Abigail Duke, Linn. They also have four grandchildren: Andrew Ford, Katherine Gutierriez, Blaine Duke, and Eller Duke.

Wedding

Orr and Kennedy, Jr.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Angela Rose Orr and Daniel William Kennedy Jr., both of Kansas City, were married at 4 p.m., October 31, at The Stanley Rooftop, Lee's Summit. Adam Miller performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Janice and Sam Orr, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Pam and Daniel Kennedy, Overland Park, Kan. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an off-the-shoulder, fit and flare gown with guipure lace corset bodice and chapel-length train and veil. She carried a clutch bouquet of multi-colored flowers selected by the groom. The honor attendant was Louisa Orr, Portland, Ore., sister of the bride. The attendants were Ashley Garza, Kansas City, friend of the couple; Ashley Haslag, Versailles, friend of the bride; Laura Hollar, Kansas City, friend of the couple; and Devin Jones, Indianapolis, Ind., sister of the groom. They wore black gowns of various styles. The best man was Greg Shuff, Chicago, Ill., friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Zach Garza, Kansas City, friend of the couple; Brian Bruns, Chicago, Ill., friend of the groom; Jimmy Bolanos, Kansas City, friend of the couple; and Eben Jones, Indianapolis, Ind., brother-in-law of the groom. The flower girl was Lexie Wankum, daughter of Julie and Mark Wankum, Taos, goddaughter of the bride. The ushers were Tom Wankum, Lee's Summit, uncle of the bride, and Christian Hill, Kansas City, friend of the groom. A reception dinner and dance followed the ceremony at The Stanley, Lee's Summit. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 29 at Lidia's, Kansas City. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a BS in Public Relations. She is Director for Investor Relations with Kansas City Area Development Council. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Blue Valley West High School, Overland Park, Kan.; a 2010 graduate of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., with a BS in Communications and Biomedical Engineering; and a 2013 graduate of Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., with a Masters in Biomedical Engineering and Neural Robotics. He is a Biomedical Engineer at Innovation Center, Novation IQ. A wedding trip to Barcelona, Spain is planned for a future date. The couple resides in Kansas City.

Anniversary

Jones

Sunday, Nov. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jones, Russellville, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary November 8 with a family dinner at the couple's home, hosted by their children. Donald Jones and Amy Scrivner were married November 4, 1950, at Russellville Baptist Church Parsonage, Russellville. Rev. Owen Moody officiated. They were attended by Mildred (Jasper) Murphy and Ewing Shikles, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Jones have eight children: Debbie Heinrich and her husband Daniel Heinrich, Jefferson City; Peggy Heinrich and her husband Donald Heinrich, Jefferson City; Pam Schroeder and her husband Chris Schroeder, Jefferson City; Kenneth Jones, Quincy, Ill.; Diane Stone and her husband Roy Stone, St. John, Fla.; Dennis Jones, Eldon; Doug Jones and his wife Char Jones, Windsor; and Darrell Jones, Russellville. They also have 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Wedding

Woodward and Hawkes

Sunday, Nov. 22

Taylor MacKenzie Woodward, Freeburg, and Tanner Joshua Hawkes, Frankenstein, were married at 4 p.m., September 12, at Venus Park, Vienna. Tony Hawkes performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lonnie and Terri Woodward, Freeburg. The groom is the son of Brett and Sharryn Hawkes, Fran-kenstein. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Venus Park, Vienna. The bride is a 2017 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2020 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, with an Associates Degree, Physical Therapist Assistant. She is a Paraprofessional at Fatima High School and Incident Command Screener at Capital Region Medical Center. The groom is a 2015 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2020 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelors Degree in Health Sciences, emphasis in Rehabilitation. He is a Medic with MO National Guard and a Wal-Mart Pharmacy Technician. The couple resides in Freeburg.

Anniversary

Meisel

Sunday, Nov. 22

Mr. and Mrs. John Lee Meisel, Lohman, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a meal at Steve's Family Restaurant, Lohman, with their children and grandchildren, hosted by the couple. John Lee Meisel and Judy Ehrhardt were married November 22, 1970, at Immanuel Lutheran Church (Honey Creek), Jefferson City. The late Rev. Ervin Junkans officiated. They were attended by Ronald Meisel, deceased; Linda (Ehrhardt) Loesch, Keith Fluegel, Carolyn (Meisel) Fluegel, Edwin Ehrhardt, Loretta (Ehrhardt) Schulte, all of Jefferson City; Becky (Mueller) Meissen, Sturgeon; and Randy Meisel, Marriottsville, Md. Mr. and Mrs. Meisel have two children: Jennifer (Meisel) Farris and her husband Richard, Jefferson City; and Jason Meisel and his wife Jennifer, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Madison Meisel, Logan Meisel, Cody Farris, Ethan Farris, Brandon Williams, and Morgan Rackers.

Wedding

Gassner and Bruemmer

Sunday, Nov. 22

Melissa Gassner and Craig Bruemmer, both of Jefferson City, were married at 1 p.m., June 27, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father I. Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Sheila Gassner, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Charlie and Linda Bruemmer, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a gown with elegant crystal beading along the V-neckline and continued down the open back. The lace appliques followed the fit and flare and accented the sheer side illusion. The back was complete with bridal buttons and a cathedral-length train and veil. She carried a hand-tied clutch bouquet of ivory garden roses, vendella roses, ivory spray roses, blush pink lisianthus, ivory stock, astilbe and hydrangea, with stems wrapped in ivory satin. The honor attendants were Michelle Baumhoer, sister of the bride, and Marla Strein, cousin of the bride. The attendants were Dayla Gassner, sister-in-law of the bride; Hannah Brondel, friend of the bride; Julie Haupt, friend of the bride; Kaitlyn Peters, friend of the bride; Michele Wittkop, friend of the bride; Kierstie Janson, friend of the bride; and Holly Ortmeyer, friend of the bride. The best men were Derek Bruemmer, brother of the groom, and Sean Sandbothe, friend of the groom. Groomsmen included: Brent Bruemmer, brother of the groom; Billy Bruemmer, brother of the groom; Travis Bruemmer, brother of the groom; Cory Gassner, brother of the bride; Jacob Gassner, brother of the bride; Ryan Williams, friend of the groom; Ben Rackers, friend of the groom; and Kaleb Vanderfeltz, friend of the groom. The flower girls were Emmy Baumhoer, daughter of Casey and Michelle Baumhoer, niece and goddaughter of the bride; Sadie Bruemmer, daughter of Billy and Jenny Bruemmer, niece and goddaugher of the groom; and Whitley Bruemmer, daughter of Brent and Audey Bruemmer, niece and goddaughter of the groom. The ring bearer was Shay Stegeman, son of Allen and Andrea Stegeman, cousin and godson of the bride. The candlelighter was Chelsey Wilbers, friend of the bride. The ushers were Casey Baumhoer, brother-in-law of the bride, and Matthew Dampf, cousin of the bride. The lectors were Jenny Bruemmer, Audrey Bruemmer, Megan Bruemmer, and Shannon Bruemmer. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 26 at the Wardsville Lions Club Hall. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School and a graduate of Lincoln University with a BS of Nursing Science. She is a RN at SSM Health Center. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Jefferson City High School and a graduate of Linn State Technical College with a Heavy Equipment Operations degree. He is employed with Summit Mechanical, Inc. Due to COVID, a wedding trip will be taken at a later date. The couple resides in Jefferson City.

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Muenks

Sunday, Nov. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Norman Muenks, Loose Creek, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Norman B. Muenks and Judy A. Kliethermes were married November 14, 1970, at Immaculate Conception Church, Loose Creek. Rev. Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Darlene (Kliethermes) Brandt; Joan (Kliethermes) Prenger; Lucille (Muenks) Peters; Jeanette (Muenks) Lock; Sylvester Muenks, deceased; Raymond Luebbert, deceased; Joe Brandt, Leroy Bisges, Dan Thessen, Don Thessen, and Anita Witthaus. Mr. and Mrs. Muenks have three children: Travis Muenks, deceased; Tricia Miles and her husband John; and Amy Muenks. They also have three grandchildren: Ashlyn and Devon Miles, and Mara Piros.

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Stokes and James

Sunday, Nov. 1

Roger and Donna Stokes, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Stokes, Wentzville, to Garrett James, Wentzville, son of Diane James, St. Peters, and the late Rick James. A January 2, 2021 wedding is planned at the Grand Opera House, St. Charles.

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Hardwick

Sunday, Oct. 25

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hardwick, Russellville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their children. Bill Hardwick and Linda Brown were married October 17, 1970, at Faith Lutheran Church, Kirksville. Pastor Mark Appold officiated. They were attended by Brad Selby, Kirksville, and Susan Aldridge, Mesa, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. Hardwick have two children: Kelly Hardwick and his wife Vanessa, Flower Mound, Texas; and Eric Hardwick and his wife Stacy, Wardsville. They also have three grandchildren: Nathan Hardwick, Cameron Hardwick, and Aubrey Hardwick.

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Jasinski and Archer

Sunday, Oct. 25

Kimberly Michelle Jasinski and Aaron Roy Archer, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., October 24, at Carnahan Memorial Gardens, Jefferson City. David Spratt performed the ceremony. A private reception with family followed the ceremony.

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Kliethermes and Wolken

Sunday, Oct. 18

Ben and Amy Steinman, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Kliethermes, also the daughter of the late Joseph Kliethermes, to Chad Wolken, son of Rodney and Heather Wolken, Lexington. An October 24 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.

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Kiral

Sunday, Oct. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kiral, Brazito, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday at the family farm, hosted by their children. Alan Kiral and Shirley Schanuth were married October 1, 1955, in Jefferson City. Pastor Ralph Roberts officiated. They were attended by Donald and Naomi Merritt. Mr. and Mrs. Kiral have three children: Alan Kiral Jr. and his wife Melody, Henley; Angela Putman and her husband George, Pulaski, Tenn.; and Carol Kiral, Jefferson City. They also have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Holmberg and Strong

Sunday, Oct. 18

Rachel Marie Holmberg and Andrew Nelson Strong, both of Alexandria, Va., were married at 4 p.m., September 27, at the groom's family home in Chapel Hill, N.C. Rev. Noah Van Niel performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Cheryl Morrow, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Jay and Mary Strong, Chapel Hill, N.C. The bride was given in marriage by Jeffrey and Pamela Holmberg. The honor attendant was Sydney Turner, Longmont, Colo., dearest childhood friend of the bride. The attendant was Catherine Strong, Chapel Hill, N.C., sister of the groom. The best man was Christian Strong, Arlington, Va., brother of the groom. The groomsman was Clayton Holmberg, Shawnee, Kan., brother of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the groom's family home. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 26 in Chapel Hill, N.C. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Jefferson City High School and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master of Accountancy degree. She is a Tax Policy Consultant and CPA with Ernst & Young. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, N.C.; a 2013 graduate of Georgia Institue of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., with a Masters in Civil Engineering degree; and a 2019 graduate of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Chicago, Ill., with a Master of Business Administration degree. He is an Investment Associate. After a wedding trip to Charlottesville, Va., the couple resides in Alexandria, Va.

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Dickneite

Sunday, Oct. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Dickneite, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise trip to Branson and Eureka Springs by Donna and Paul Luetkemeyer, along with a dinner Saturday hosted by their family. Dennis Dickneite and Carol Brunnert were married October 17, 1970, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle. Msgr. Ralph Kutz officiated. They were attended by David Struemph, deceased; John Brunnert, Carthage; Mike Dickneite, Freeburg; Allan Heckman, Folk; James Radmacher, Taos; Donna (Brunnert) Luetkemeyer, Freeburg; Deby (Brunnert) Markko, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Janice (Dickneite) Heckman, Folk; Betty (Kampeter) Council, Freeburg; and Linda (Kampeter) Reichel, Argyle. Mr. and Mrs. Dickneite have three children: Jessica Rooney, Jefferson City; Mark Dickneite and his wife Rachael, Bloomington, Ill.; and Ryan Dickneite and his wife Jill, Ashland. They also have eight grandchildren: Haley Mertgen, Jacob Rooney, Conner Rooney, Paige Walker, Carolyn Dickneite, Liam Dickneite, Emma Dickneite, Lexi Rooney; and one great-grandchild: Braxton Rooney.

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Bisges

Sunday, Oct. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Bisges, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday at the Bisges Farm, hosted by their children. Leroy Bisges and Anna Mertens were married October 10, 1970, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. Paul Distler officiated. They were attended by Fred Mertens, Jefferson City; Loretta Fitzpatrick, Jefferson City; Ken Lehman, Osage Bend; and Wanda (Rackers) Lehman, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bisges have four children: Duane Bisges and his wife Angie, Wardsville; Tricia Scrivner and her husband Ryan, Chanhassen, Minn.; Sara Verslues and her husband Aaron, Jefferson City; and Marcia Ann Bisges, deceased. They also have three grandchildren: Samantha Bisges, Todd Bisges, and Amber Bisges.

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Leonberger

Sunday, Sept. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Leonberger, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Bob Leonberger and Tracy Meyer were married September 27, 1980 at Central United Church of Christ, Jefferson City. Rev. Bob Bauer officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Leonberger have two children: Sarah and her husband Nick Favier, Eureka, and Jason Leonberger, Ogden, Utah. They also have one grandchild: Graham Favier.

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Lueckenotte

Sunday, Sept. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Lueckenotte, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family barbecue hosted by their children. Marvin Lueckenotte and Rose Ann Kempker were married September 26, 1970, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Marcella Conn, Fulton; Irene Wieberg, Taos; Mary Jane Veit, Wardsville; Doris Bax, St. Anthony; Raymond Lueckenotte, Jefferson City; Leonard Lueckenotte, Centertown; Jerry Lueckenotte, Centertown; and Mike Lueckenotte, Wardsville. Mr. and Mrs. Lueckenotte have three children: Steve Lueckenotte and his wife Janel, Wardsville; Brian Lueckenotte and his wife Kim, Osage Bend; and Dana Kaiser and her husband Eric, Taos. They also have six grandchildren: Clayton Lueckenotte, Hank Lueckenotte, Anna Lueckenotte, Megan Lueckenotte, Ryan Lueckenotte, and Rylee Lueckenotte.

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Tabor and Parker

Sunday, Sept. 27

Hannah Tabor, Jefferson City, and Jeremy Parker, Midlothian, Texas, were married at 2 p.m., August 15, at First Christian Church, Jefferson City. Anthony Parker performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Gayla Tabor, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Anthony and Maureen Parker, Midlothian, Texas. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory satin trumpet dress with lace detail and an elegant train. She completed her ensemble with a scattered crystal fingertip veil and carried a bouquet of white, pink, and purple flowers with gold detail. The honor attendant was Shelby Smoot, Weatherford, Okla., friend of the bride. The attendants were Sierra Schwartz, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Madi Hermes, Edmond, Okla., friend of the bride; Maegan Cain, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Dorothy Walton, Oklahoma City, Okla., friend of the bride. They wore royal purple floor-length gowns. The best man was Hudson Payne, Midlothian, Texas, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Drew Tabor, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Jonathan Parker, Midlothian, Texas, brother of the groom; Marshall Munsch-Hayhurst, Midlothian, Texas, friend of the groom; and Benjamin Adkins, Midlothian, Texas, friend of the groom. The flower girls were Jade Jovel and Natalie Jovel, daughters of Vidal and Lindi Jovel, Garfield, Ark., cousins of the bride. The ring bearer was Anthony Wyatt, son of Tim and Abigail Wyatt, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The violinists were Evan Wilde and Janna Volmert, and the cellist was Aimee Veile, all of Jefferson City, friends of the bride. A reception followed the ceremony at First Christian Church. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 14 at Capital Arts. The bride is a 2016 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2020 graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, Okla, with a B.S. Forensic Science degree. She is currently a graduate student enrolled in the online program at the University of Florida pursuing a M.S. Forensic Science degree. The groom is a 2016 graduate of Midlothian High School, Midlothian, Texas, and a 2020 graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, Okla., with a B.S. Mechanical Engineering degree. He is an Aerospace Engineer at Tinker Air Force Base. After a wedding trip to North Georgia Mountains, the couple resides in Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Doerhoff

Sunday, Sept. 27

Mr. and Mrs. John Doerhoff, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner and dance at St. Stanislaus Gym, hosted by the couple. A family trip will be taken at a later date. John Doerhoff and Linda Warden were married September 26, 1970 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Rev. John Long officiated. They were attended by JoAnn (Rustemeyer) Prenger, Omaha, Neb.; Ronald Doerhoff, Henley; Judy (Mormann) Bashore, deceased; James Warden, deceased; Margaret (Boessen) Bauer, deceased; Kenneth Twehous, deceased; Linda (Wolken) Limbach, Eugene; Larry Morris, Olean; Brenda (Todd) Schulte, Mary's Home; Sylvester Evers, Mary's Home; Kelley (Schulte) Engelbrecht, Eugene; Mike Doerhoff, Henley; Lori Ann (Boillot) Leivian, Bonnots Mill; and Doug Doerhoff, Mary's Home. Mr. and Mrs. Doerhoff have four children: Lisa Gerling and her husband Rob, Henley; Gary Doerhoff and his wife Ashley, Eugene; Julie Schaefer and her husband Travis, Taos; and Beth Kliethermes and her husband Aaron, St. Elizabeth. They also have nine grandchildren: Josh Morris, Jeremy Morris, Madison Morris, Blake Doerhoff, Avery Doerhoff, Morgan Schaefer, Braden Schaefer, Peyton Schaefer, and Ty Kliethermes; and three great-grandchildren: Lily Reisner, Dylan Backer, and Demi Holloway.

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Schanuth

Sunday, Sept. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Schanuth Jr., Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a barbecue at the home of their son. Harry W. Schanuth and Barbara Surface were married September 18, 1970 at St. Peters Cathedral, Jefferson City. Rev. Robert Keating officiated. They were attended by Patsy Schanuth, Jane Surface (deceased), Carol Stephens, Ed Grefrath, Johnny Roush, and Jack Surface. Mr. and Mrs. Schanuth have two children: Stephanie Sappenfield and her husband Shaun, and Galen Schanuth and friend Dana Kohl, all of Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Montanna Schanuth, Summer Schanuth, Cole Sappenfield, Cale Sappenfield, and one deceased.

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Hentges

Sunday, Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hentges, California, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Martins Church, along with a reception and dinner at the VFW Hall, St. Martins. The couple is also taking a trip to North Carolina. Don Hentges and Lillian Haslag were married September 12, 1970, at Immaculate Conception Church, Loose Creek. Rev. Father Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Dennis J. Hentges, Loose Creek; Caroline Haslag Hentges, Loose Creek; Bill Hentges, Jefferson City; Jane Hentges Donley, Holts Summit; Cecelia Hentges Radaman, Wardsville; Kenneth Radaman, Wardsville; Tod Brondel, Jefferson City; and Dolores Ann Schollmeyer, Taos. Mr. and Mrs. Hentges have four children: Dale F. Hentges and his wife Anne Hentges, Oakdale, Ill.; Cheryl L. Hollis and her husband Scott Hollis, Wilmington, N.C.; Janet M. Roling and her husband Joe Roling, Wardsville; and Julie A. Whitesides and her husband David Whitesides, Fulton. They also have nine grandchildren: Abigayle Whitesides, Sabrina Whitesides, Katie Roling, Emily Roling, Allison Roling, Sarah Hentges, Mary Elizabeth Hentges, Matthew Hentges, and Luke Hentges.

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Jungmeyer

Sunday, Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Don Jungmeyer, California, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Don Jungmeyer and Carol Baade were married September 18, 1960, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California. The late Rev. Ferdinand Reith officiated. They were attended by Lois Mall, Lisle, Ill.; Margery Kuester, California; Stanley Jungmeyer, deceased; and Robert Kuester, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Jungmeyer have two children: Sherry Hampton and her husband Bryan, California; and Darrell Jungmeyer, Centertown. They also have one grandchild: Adrienne Reifsteck, and one step-grandchild: Jacob Hampton.

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Bishop

Sunday, Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bishop, Lohman, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Larry Bishop and Kathi Rockelman were married September 13, 1980 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville. Rev. Harold Martens officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Bishop have two children: Stephanie Bishop, Chicago, Ill., and Brian Bishop and his wife Tara, Eugene. They also have two grandchildren: Brees and Baylor Bishop.

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Muldoon

Sunday, Sept. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Muldoon, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Rick Muldoon and Vickie Batsch were married September 12, 1970, at Our Lady of Providence, St. Louis. Rev. Richard L. Neumann officiated. They were attended by Nancy Batsch, St. Louis; Jim Bippen, St. Louis; Kathy Muldoon, St. Louis; Terry Batsch, deceased; Marilyn Wegmann, St. Louis; Al Dzuiba, St. Louis; Nancy Jokerst, St. Louis; Gary Siebel, deceased; Cathy Gallagher, and Pat Tanner. Mr. and Mrs. Muldoon have two children: Lisa Marcinkiewicz and her husband Brian Marcinkiewicz, Ballwin; and Susan Watson and her husband Drew Watson, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Ella Marcinkiewicz, Callie Marcinkiewicz, Abby Marcinkiewicz, Kate Marcinkiewicz, Declan Watson, and Ellie Watson.

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Ortbals

Sunday, Sept. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Ortbals, Russellville, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today with a small family dinner with their children. Bob Ortbals and Denise Holzleitner were married September 6, 1980, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville. The late Rev. Harold Martens officiated. They were attended by Barbara (Holzleitner) Seidel, Cathy (Loesch) Probst, Diane (Ehm) Zillinger, Becky (Raithel) Verslues, Jim Ortbals, Chris Egbert, Marvin Ortbals, and Dwight Ehm. Mr. and Mrs. Ortbals have two children: Melissa Rentfrow and her husband Corey Rentfrow, and Ryal Ortbals and his wife Meghan Ortbals. They also have two grandchildren: Scarlett Rentfrow and Theodore Rentfrow, with another, "Baby" Ortbals, due in November.

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Althoff

Sunday, Sept. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Edward Althoff, California, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip scheduled for a later date. Dennis Edward Althoff and Carol Chambers were married September 7, 1970, at California United Methodist Church, California. Rev. Roger Connelly officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Althoff have four children: Lance Edward Althoff and his wife Angela Althoff, California; Davin Tate Althoff and his wife Elizabeth Althoff, California; Lisa Brooke Simmons and her husband Kelvin Simmons, Parkville; and Landon Ross Althoff and his wife Marci Althoff, Glendale. They also have 12 grandchildren: Bradley Murphy, Nicholas Althoff, Alayna Butts, Collin Althoff, Avery Simmons, Madelyn Butts, Benton Althoff, Carly Althoff, Emma Althoff, Eva Althoff, Ethan Althoff, and Owen Althoff.

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Bangert and Teefey

Sunday, Sept. 6

Gary and Judy Bangert, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Bangert, Lenexa, Kan., to David Teefey, Lenexa, Kan., son of John and Terri Teefey, Lawrence, Kan. A September 26 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church, Mission, Kan. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2013 graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Doctorate in Audiology. She is an Audiologist with Professional Hearing Center. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School, Lawrence, Kan.; a 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering; and a 2018 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Masters in Civil Engineering. He is a Civil Enginer with Kansas Gas Service.

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Link

Sunday, Sept. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Link, Holts Summit, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Donald Link and Shirley Carlos were married on September 4, 1960, at Bethel Baptist Church, Columbia. Rev. Jim Waggoner officiated. They were attended by Nita Wood, Blue Springs; Evelyn Harned, Columbia; LeRoy Gordon, deceased; and Robert Haynes, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Link have two children: Beth Link, Wichita, Kan. and Scott Link, Kansas City.

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Prenger

Sunday, Sept. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Prenger, Taos, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary September 20 with a family dinner, hosted by their children. Clarence Prenger and Wilma Niekamp were married September 3, 1960, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Rev. Bernard Mers officiated. They were attended by Laurine Verslues, Taos; Rose Mary Prenger, deceased; Vincent Prenger, Taos; and Leonard Niekamp, St. Martins. Mr. and Mrs. Prenger have seven children: David Prenger and his wife Susan, Holts Summit; Denise Wilbers and her husband Fred, Taos; Donna Siebeneck and her significant other Doug Bax, Taos; Debbie Voss and her husband Derek, Linn; Dana Fennewald and her husband Curtis, Taos; DeWayne Prenger and his wife Brandy, Wardsville; and Derrick Prenger and his wife Jennifer, Wardsville. They also have 21 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Presberry

Sunday, Sept. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Presberry, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A cruise is planned for 2021. Richard Presberry and Iva V. Walker were married August 29, 1970, at Central Baptist Church, Hayti. Rev. Allan Thomas officiated. They were attended by Tamara Wade Culler, Hayti; Bernice Culler Westbrook, Steele; Ouida Key, Hayti; Ronald Nelson, Caruthersville; Wiley Thompson, St. Louis; and Clark Thompson, St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Presberry have two children: Andrea LaShay Presberry Lewis and her husband Eric G. Lewis, Atlanta, Ga.; and Richard "Ricky" Presberry Jr. and his wife Jennifer Wood Presberry, Columbia. They also have five grandchildren: Kolby Eric Lewis, Nia LaShay Lewis, Kai Makari Lewis, Eli Walker Presberry, and Samuel Cole Presberry; and one great-grandchild: Tameria Nichole Hardy.

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Ford

Sunday, Sept. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Ford, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date with a family cruise to the Caribbean, hosted by Jason and Emily Ford. Randy Ford and Vicki Lynn Beck were married September 4, 1970, at Doster Reformed Church, Pine Lake, Mich. The late Rev. John Padgett officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Ford have one child: Jason Ford and his wife Emily, Overland Park, Kan. They also have two granchildren: Elizabeth and Michael.

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Valentin and Valentine

Sunday, Aug. 23

Dr. and Mrs. Walter W. Valentine, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Due to COVID-19, a celebration will be held at a later date. Walter Valentine and Janet Shelley were married August 22, 1970 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Norwalk, Ohio. Rev. Ken Kehress officiated. They were attended by Bruce Barber, deceased, and Mrs. Karen (Shelley) Berry. Dr. and Mrs. Valentine have four children: Karen Valentine, Denver, Colo.; Christine (Candy) Valentine, Jefferson City; Mark and his wife Lena Valentine, Kansas City; and Robert and his wife Jamie Sever, Highland Village, Texas. They also have four grandchildren: Mason and Brandon Valentine, and Tanner and Brody Sever.

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Laughlin

Sunday, Aug. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Rayme Laughlin, Frankenstein, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass attended by their children. Rayme Laughlin and Wilma Thoenen were married August 20, 1960, at Our Lady of Help Christians Catholic Church, Frankenstein. The late Father Joseph Lorenz officiated. They were attended by Florence (Thoenen) Kever, Frankenstein; Mary Alice (Thoenen) Wilde, California; Linus Kever, deceased; and Leonad Kever, Frankenstein. Mr. and Mrs. Laughlin have eight children: Peter (Debbie) Laughlin and Kevin (Chris) Laughlin, all of Frankenstein; John (Angie) Laughlin, Jefferson City; Michelle (Glenn) Zeilman, Rich Fountain; Julie Joens, Meta; Jamey Laughlin, Linn; Joe (Carla) Laughlin, Loose Creek; and Jason Laughlin, Wardsville. They also have 22 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Mengwasser

Sunday, Aug. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Ken Mengwasser, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Caribbean cruise earlier this year. A celebration with family and friends will be held at a later date. Ken Mengwasser and June Vaughan were married August 22, 1970, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Patrick Shortt officiated. They were attended by Ken and Kaye Meller, Lohman; James Boes, deceased; and Laurie Vaughan Fry, Hockley, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Mengwasser have two children: Cynthia Clark, Chesapeake, Va., and Scott Mengwasser and his wife Janet, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Samantha Wright, Hunter Clark, Harry Clark, Bryan Mengwasser, Halle Clark, and Megan Mengwasser.

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Wilbers

Sunday, Aug. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Wilbers, Bonnots Mill, will celebrate their 50th wedding annivesary with a family dinner and trip at a later date. Louis Wilbers and Iris Brauner were married August 22, 1970, at Immaculate Conception Church, Loose Creek. Rev. Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Nina (Brauner) Holtmeyer, Bonnots Mill; Kenneth Wilbers, Bonnots Mill; Margaret (Schaefer) Scheulen, Jefferson City; James Wilbers, Loose Creek; Kathy (Wilbers) Strope, St. Thomas; Mike Wilbers, Bonnots Mill; Shirley (Campbell) Wilbers, deceased; Daryl Hammond, Jefferson City; Beth (Brauner) Holtmeyer, Linn; Lisa (Brauner) Kempker, Bonnots Mill; and Dan Brauner, Bonnots Mill. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbers have three children: Laura Distler and her husband Melvin Distler, New Bloomfield; Julie Luebbering and her husband Josh Luebbering, St. Thomas; and Kevin Wilbers and his wife Elizabeth Wilbers, Bonnots Mill. They also have nine grandchildren: Patrick Distler, Caleb Distler, Erika Luebbering, Allison Luebbering, Megan Luebbering, Brenda Luebbering, Renee Wilbers, Taylor Wilbers, and Wyatt Wilbers.

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Forck

Sunday, Aug. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Forck, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 15 with a family dinner hosted by their children. A family Caribbean cruise will be taken in July 2021. Mike Forck and Beverly Dwight were married August 22, 1970, at St. Peters Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Robert Keating officiated. They were attended by Brenda (Dwight) Wilkes, Holts Summit; Jim Forck, Peoria, Ill.; Sue (Forck) Wisch, Jefferson City; Gerry Essary, St. Louis; Linda (Lutkewitte) Lindsey, Jefferson City; Tom Veltrop, Jefferson City; Debbie (Rueprecht) Vaughn, Jefferson City; Dave Martin, Jefferson City; Joan (Forck) Conrad, St. Charles; Dale Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; Laura (Forck) Peterson, St. Peters; and Dave Sanning, Burlington, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Forck have three children: Julie McMillian and her husband Brian, Jefferson City; Jill Lillard and her husband Rich, Jefferson City; and John Forck and his wife Stephanie, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They also have seven grandchildren: Sawyer Lillard, Claire McMillian, Macie Forck, Emily McMillian, Kenzie Forck, Sophie Lillard, and Max Forck.

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Woolbright and Hickman

Sunday, Aug. 16

Pamela and Michael Woolbright, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Woolbright, Jefferson City, to Cameron Hickman, Kirksville, son of Lisa and Howard Hickman, Kirksville. An August 22 wedding is planned in Columbia. The bride is a graduate of Jefferson City High School and Truman State University with an Interdisciplinary in Environmental Science degree. She is a Stormwater Educator for Boone County. The groom is a graduate of Kirksville High School. He is a Letters Carrier for Boonville.

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Siebeneck and Trube

Sunday, Aug. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Siebeneck, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner in Jefferson City with their children and grandchildren. Bill Siebeneck and Sandra Trube were married August 13, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The late Rev. W.W. Niedner officiated. They were attended by Judy (Linhardt) Lammers, Columbia; Becky (Markway) Bell, deceased; Karen (Rogers) Zumwalt, deceased; Bob Siebeneck, Ed Trube, and Donnie Hoelscher, all of Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Siebeneck have two children: Leslie Franklin and Rob Siebeneck (wife Christy), both of Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren: Courtney Siebeneck and Austin Siebeneck.

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Smith

Sunday, Aug. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Smith, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a visit with family in Virginia. Dale Smith and Linda Koestner were married August 15, 1970, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville. Rev. Harold Martens officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have one child, Sarah Otto and her husband Jay, King George, Va. They also have three grandchildren: Kali Earles, Kaleb Earles, and Abby Otto.

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Breau

Sunday, Aug. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Breau, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip at a later date. Ron Breau and Dorothy Krieg were married August 15, 1970, at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain. Rev. Robert Arnold officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Breau have two children: Michelle Schlup and her husband Paul, Jefferson City, and Chris Breau and his wife Michelle, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Natalie Schlup, Hayden Schlup, Kaden Murphy, Rylee Breau, and Brooklyn Breau.

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Hentges

Sunday, Aug. 2

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hentges, Loose Creek, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Loose Creek, followed by a dinner and dance reception. A cruise is planned at a later date. Dennis Hentges and Caroline Haslag were married August 1, 1970, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Westphalia. Rev. A.J. Hilke officiated. They were attended by Lillian Hentges and Don Hentges, both of California; Mary Ann Schollmeyer, Joe Schollmeyer, Bill Hentges, Ruth Wilbers, Allen Schollmeyer, and Mary Buschjost, all of Jefferson City; Allen Hentges, Westphalia; Cheryl Wilbers, deceased; Jane Donley, Holts Summit; Sue Carel, Centertown; and Mark Schollmeyer, Blue Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Hentges have four children: Donna Schepers and her husband Edwin Schepers, Charlotte Heckemeyer and her husband Perry Heckemeyer, Leslie Herndon and her husband Michael Herndon, and Laura Stieferman and her husband Bret Stieferman. They also have nine grandchildren: Tyler Schepers, Lindsey Schepers, Hailey Schepers, Reese Heckemeyer, Ava Heckemeyer, Ruby Herndon, Mary Herndon, Madison Stieferman, and Emma Stieferman.

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Kollmeyer

Sunday, Aug. 2

Mr. and Mrs. Marc Kollmeyer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner in Jefferson City with their children and grandchildren. Marc Kollmeyer and Judy Scheperle were married August 1, 1970, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Walter Niedner officiated. They were attended by Yvonne (Scheperle) Bronner; Jane (Goeller) Horstman; Gail Ann (Kollmeyer) Noland; Kristy Lynn (Kollmeyer) Barnes, deceased; Lucretia Woodward; Randall Kollmeyer; David Roschke; Ken Rohrberg; Bob Wollenburg; and Rev. Gerald Scheperle. Mr. and Mrs. Kollmeyer have four children: Amy (Kollmeyer) Harles and her husband Frank, Blue Springs; Sara (Kollmeyer) Krone and her husband Jon, Wildwood; Joseph Kollmeyer and his wife Tasha, Jefferson City; and Caleb Kollmeyer and his wife Kim, Russellville. They also have 12 grandchildren: Julia Kollmeyer, Cody Kollmeyer, Hannah Kollmeyer, Kaitlynn Kollmeyer, Matt Kollmeyer, Josh Kollmeyer, Wilma Kollmeyer, Logan Nosovitch, Aidan Nosovitch, Jonah Nosovitch, Megan Krone, and Jack Krone.

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Kliethermes

Sunday, Aug. 2

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Kliethermes, St. Martins, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, August 8, 2020, with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martins, followed by a family dinner on Sunday. Steve Kliethermes and Helen Maasen were married on August 8, 1970, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church in Bonnots Mill. The Reverends Brendan Doyle and John Long concelebrated. They were attended by Rosemary Maasen Mantle, Christy Kliethermes Bullock, Kathy Boessen Danielson, Ralph Kliethermes, Ronald Kraus, and Michael Southerlin. Mr. and Mrs. Kliethermes have two children: Kevin and Julie Kliethermes, St. Augustine, Fla., and Keith and Angie Kliethermes, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Jacob, Kamryn, Kaylee and Avery.

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Silvers and Sutton

Sunday, Aug. 2

Dan and Brandi Silvers, New Bloomfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emilee Silvers, Russellville, to Christopher Sutton, Russellville, son of Suzanne Ponder, Jefferson City, and David and Heather Sutton, Atkins, Ark. A September 5 wedding is planned at Binder Lake, Jefferson City.

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Thoenen and Gibson

Sunday, July 19

Joe and Donna Thoenen, Linn, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Thoenen, Linn, to Joshua Gibson, Linn, son of Jan Crowe, Linn, and the late Jack Crowe. An August 1 wedding is planned at St. George Catholic Church, Linn.

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Hansen

Sunday, July 19

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Hansen, Holts Summit, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date. Ronald Hansen and Wendy Levey were married July 18, 1970, at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, Elgin, Ill. Rev. William Clark officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Hansen have two children: Jeff Hansen and his wife Paige, Lakewood, Wash., and Laura (Hansen) Lewis and her husband Chris, Holts Summit. They also have four grandchildren: Quinn Hansen, Mac Hansen, Alex Lewis, and Jacob Lewis.

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Berendzen and Weber

Sunday, July 19

Bruce and Kelley Berendzen, Mary's Home, announce the engagement of their daughter, LeAnn Berendzen, Jefferson City, to Brady Weber, Jefferson City, son of Kenny and Brenda Weber, Westphalia. An August 29 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia.

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Winkelman and Reinkemeyer

Sunday, July 19

Larry and Wendy Winkelman, Holts Summit, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Winkelman, Columbia, to Joe Reinkemeyer, Jefferson City, son of Deacon Bob and Lisa Reinkemeyer, Syracuse. An October 24 wedding is planned at St. Andrew Catholic Church, Holts Summit.

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Roark

Sunday, July 19

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Roark, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with an open house, hosted by Brad and Natalie Roark at their home. Richard Roark and Wanda Hampton were married July 18, 1970, at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Thomas Nelson officiated. They were attended by Donna Jones, deceased, and Tom Koelling, Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Roark have one child, Brad Roark and his wife Natalie Roark, Jefferson City. They also have three grandchildren: Dalton Roark, Kenadi Roark, and Jenna Roark.

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Nienheuser

Sunday, June 28

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nienhueser, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. Robert Nienhueser and Susan Opel were married June 26, 1965, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. The late Rev. W.W. Niedner officiated. They were attended by Mrs. Joe Forck, Jefferson City; Mrs. Michael Battles, Independence; Mr. and Mrs. Andy Opel, Jefferson City; Glen Gage, Illinois; Curtis Cain, Ashland; Mrs. Lance Forck Stegman, Jefferson City; and Kurt Battles, Independence. Mr. and Mrs. Nienhueser have two children: Mark D. Nienhueser and his wife Paula, Jefferson City; and Anna M. Horn and her husband Curt, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Maitlyn Nienhueser, Marissa Nienhueser, Garrett Horn and Gabriella Horn.

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Robinson

Sunday, June 28

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Robinson, Bonnots Mill, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a special blessing at Mass in Loose Creek, followed by a private family dinner and celebration. Charles Robinson and Laverne Libbert were married June 13, 1970 at St. Peter's Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Judy Robinson, Anita Robinson, Carla Forck, Betsy Muenks, Patty Hart, Lisa Morris, Ed Robinson, Dennis Libbert (deceased), Jim Kever (deceased), Larry Haslag (deceased), Rick Robinson, and Larry Wayne Haslag. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have three children: Chris Robinson, Kevin Robinson (Stephanie), and Craig Robinson (Rana), all of Linn. They also have eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. One grandchild, Chloe Robinson, is deceased.

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Toomey

Sunday, June 28

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Toomey, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip at a later date. Mark Toomey and Jeannine Hall were married June 28, 1970, at United Methodist Church, Tuscola, Ill. The late Rev. Kenneth McConkey officiated. They were attended by Esther (Skinner) Boyer, Greer, S.C.; Mardena (Bridges) Michelson, Davis, Calif.; Carol Smalley, Villa Grove, Ill.; Debbie (Hewitt) Cockrell, Vienna, Va.; Greg Skinner, Pass Christian, Miss.; Doug McCumber, deceased; Richard Lindsey, deceased; and John Lassiter, Carbondale, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Toomey have two children: Bevin Stokes (Toomey) and her husband Brandon Stokes, Burgaw, N.C.; and Grant Toomey.

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Bax

Sunday, June 28

Mr. and Mrs. James Bax, Taos, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by their children. James Bax and Betsy Sandbothe were married June 18, 1960, at St. Boniface Church, Koeltztown. Rev. Richard Riechling officiated. They were attended by Mary Bradley, Fort Bragg, Calif.; Jeanne Schwaller, Jefferson City; Susie Wekenborg, Taos; Julia Wood, Rochester, Minn.; David Bax, deceased; William Bax Jr., Taos; Arnold Bax, Vienna; and Larry Bax, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Bax have four children: Jeannine Brickey and her husband Keith, Centertown; Jennifer Wilbers and her husband Brian, Taos; Jason Bax, Jefferson City; and Jessica Hamacher and her husband Kent, Taos. They also have eight grandchildren: Joshua Wilbers, Kalen Brickey, Jacob Wilbers, Krista Brickey, Kurtis Brickey, Mackinnley Hamacher, Myles Hamacher, Maalik Hamacher; and two great-grandchildren: Gage Wilbers and Alayna Wilbers.

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Bexten

Sunday, June 28

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Bexten, Rich Fountain, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass of Thanksgiving at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rich Fountain. Ralph Bexten and Mary Jane Luebbering were married June 27, 1970, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Thomas. Rev. John Degnan (deceased) officiated. They were attended by Larry Bexten, Jefferson City; Bob Luebbering, deceased; Norman Luebbering, St. Thomas; Tom Luebbering, Westphalia; Paul Bexten, Rich Fountain, Reuben Luebbering, deceased; Phyllis (Luebbering) Brooks, Marilyn (Bexten) Curtit, and Jami (Irvin) Heisinger, all of Jefferson City; and Rosalyn (Loethen) Wieberg, St. Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Bexten have three children: Kristen A. Bexten, Jefferson City; Erin Ralph Bexten (deceased infant son); and Mother M. Mediatrix Bexten, FSGM (Leah), Alton, Ill.

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Rehagen

Sunday, June 21

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rehagen, Westphalia, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary at a later date. Walter Rehagen and Theresa Woehr were married June 18, 1960, at St. Anthony of Padua Church, Folk. Rev. John Roetger officiated. They were attended by Helen (Rehagen) Sanning, Evelyn (Rehagen) Schulte, Herbert Woehr (deceased), and Leroy Woehr. Mr. and Mrs. Rehagen have five children: Mike Rehagen (Brenda), Westphalia; Jan Heckemeyer (Richard), St. Thomas; Ron Rehagen (Donna), Westphalia; Sharon Breese (Jim), Westphalia; and Judy Williams (Charles), Westphalia. They also have 18 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Mohr

Sunday, June 21

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Mohr, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 27 with immediate family at their home, hosted by their two sons, Tom and Bryan Mohr. Thomas Mohr and Arlene Behringer were married June 27, 1970, at Chapel One, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Chaplain Rowell officiated.

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Dahl

Sunday, June 21

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Dahl, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 13 with a dinner for family and friends at their lake home at Lake of the Ozarks, hosted by Dana Dahl. Henry Dahl and Dona Weidinger were married June 18, 1960, at Immaculate Conception Church, Owensville. Rev. John P. Cowan, deceased, officiated. They were attended by Starlyn Emo, Owensville; Darlene Wehmeyer, Owensville; Don Weiler, Farmington; and Paul DeGroat, Hull, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Dahl have two children: Devin Dahl and his spouse Chris Dahl, Kansas City; and Darin Dahl and his spouse Dana Dahl, Jefferson City. They also have one grandchild: Mason Dahl, and two step-grandchildren: Brooklynn Downing and Breyana Downing.

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Landwehr

Sunday, June 21

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Landwehr, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family celebration over the fourth of July weekend, hosted by their children. Carl Landwehr and Carolyn Toedebusch were married June 20, 1970, at St. Dismas Catholic Church, Florissant. Rev. John Hilgeman officiated. They were attended by Judy Machens, Susan Toedebusch, Stephana Landwehr, Helen Toedebusch, Tom Landwehr, Michael Capizzi, Carl Toedebusch, and Greg Horn. Mr. and Mrs. Landwehr have four children: Eric Landwehr and his wife Stacy Landwehr (Kelley), Jefferson City; Matt Landwehr and his wife Katie Landwehr (Easton), Ballwin; Michael Landwehr and his wife Pamela Landwehr (Cross), Maryville, Ill.; and Elizabeth Parker (Landwehr) and her husband Kyle Parker, St. Louis. They also have eight grandchildren: Kyle Landwehr, Nathanael Landwehr, Zachary Landwehr, Ben Landwehr, Sam Landwehr, Emily Landwehr, Lauren Landwehr, and Jane Landwehr.

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Nelson

Sunday, June 21

Mr. and Mrs. Paul W. Nelson, Loose Creek, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a river cruise at a later date. Paul W. Nelson and Linda S. Schneider were married June 20, 1970, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Otto. Rev. Aurthur J. Schauer officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson have two children: Heather Duffield and Travis Nelson, both of Jefferson City. They also have one grandchild, Megan Duffield.

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Mosley

Sunday, June 21

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel J. Mosley, New Bloomfield, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Jamaica at a later date. Daniel J. Mosley and Mary Jo Allen were married June 21, 1980, at St. Patricks Church, Wentzville. The late Father Gerald Simpson officiated. They were attended by Genie Allen, Lake Ozark; Laura Schlipp, Wright City; Carrie Benkowich, Warrenton; Carole (Mosley) Acton, Phoenix, Ariz.; Elaine Bode Oliver, Jefferson City; Greg Mosley, deceased; Tony Hulen, Kansas City; and Gerry Worley, Hallsville. Mr. and Mrs. Mosley have three children: Amanda Kineman and her husband Josh Kineman, St. Louis; Jeff Mosley and his wife Vicky Mosley, St. Peters; and Joe Mosley. They also have six grandchildren: Ethan Kineman, Emma Kineman, Bruck Ernest Mosley, Hyde Joseph Mosley, Parker Kineman, and Sylvia Mosley.

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Wening

Sunday, June 21

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Wening, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Thanksgiving Mass and a reception in October. Tony Wening and Charlotte Jendza were married June 20, 1970, at Our Lady Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Hamtramck, Mich. Father James Russell officiated. They were attended by Marion (Fry) Braum, Breckenridge, Colo.; Sandra Rogus, Lapeer, Mich.; Donna Pierson, Riverside, Conn.; Carol (Barczyk) Johnson, Lansing, Mich.; Donna (Czubinski) Grant, Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.; Karen Kot, Detroit, Mich.; Christopher Wening, Steamboat Springs, Colo.; Daniel Jendza, St. Clair Shores, Mich.; David Jendza, Butler, Pa.; Robert Cella, Miamisburg, Ohio; and Larry Marsh, Columbus, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Wening have three children: Jason Wening and his wife Gretchen, Skokie, Ill.; Brian Wening and his wife Kristen, Park Ridge, Ill.; and J. Gregory Wening and his wife Amber, Prairie Village, Kan. They also have 10 grandchildren: Lily Wening, Eden Wening, Blaze Wening, Jackson Wening, Fisher Wening, Paul Wening, Layla Wening, Ryan Wening, Griffin Wening, and Noah Wening.

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Rosell

Sunday, June 21

Mr. and Mrs. David Rosell, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip at a later date. David Rosell and Catherine Dickman were married June 27, 1970, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Holgate, Ohio.

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Coleman

Sunday, June 14

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Coleman, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 20 with a reception at River Region Credit Union Community Center, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. Paul Coleman and Joan Schwartz were married June 13, 1970, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Patrick Piercall officiated. They were attended by Helen Robinett, Jefferson City; Bernadine Nichols-Rice, Ashland; Henrietta Ousley, deceased; Ronnett Nichols, St. Charles; Sonny Robinett, Jefferson City; Emmett Nichols, deceased; Alvin Schwartz, deceased; Danny Schwartz, Vienna; Dick Forbis, deceased; and Darel Gibler, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Coleman have two children: Paula Hicks and her husband Dalton, Jefferson City, and Tanya Reiss and her husband Keith, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Mieke Hicks; Joey Hicks, deceased; Katelyn Reiss; and Luke Reiss.

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Welschmeyer and Wieberg

Sunday, June 14

Jenna Welschmeyer, Henley, and Troy Wieberg, St. Anthony, were married at 11 a.m., April 25, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Father Joby Thomas performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Daryl and Melody Welschmeyer, Henley. The groom is the son of Cotton and Peggy Wieberg, St. Anthony. Due to COVID-19, the bride and groom had an intimate wedding ceremony with their parents and Kaylin Berendzen as their vocalist. A dinner and dance reception will be held in July in St. Elizabeth. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Eugene High School, Eugene, and a 2019 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy, Kansas City, with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. She is a Pharmacist at Capital Region Medical Center's Goldschmidt Cancer Center, Jefferson City. The groom is a 2008 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, St. Elizabeth; a 2012 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a B.S. Agriculture degree; and a 2016 graduate of South Dakota State University, Brookings, S.D., with a M.S. Wildlife Management degree. He is Assistant Farm Manager at Lincoln University. The couple will take a wedding trip to Montana in July. They reside in Tuscumbia.

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Schwarzer

Sunday, June 14

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Schwarzer, Centertown, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving, reception and dance at St. Martin Catholic Church Hall, St. Martin, at a later date, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Larry Schwarzer and Shirley Carel were married June 13, 1970, at St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martin. Rev. Brendan Doyle officiated. They were attended by Beverly Brondel, Jefferson City; Bernard Brondel, Jefferson City; Nancy Hart, Russellville; John Schwarzer, deceased; Ruth Ziegler, Tallahassee, Fla.; Donnie Carel, St. Martin; Donna Anderson, Russellville; and Terry Carel, California. Mr. and Mrs. Schwarzer have two children: Danny Schwarzer, Jefferson City, and David Schwarzer and his wife Christinea Schwarzer, St. Martin. They also have four grandchildren: Katie Spillane, Emily Spillane, Sophia Schwarzer, and Isabella Schwarzer.

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Kempker

Sunday, June 14

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kempker celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at Oscar's Classic Diner, Jefferson City, and with a private gathering at their home. Leonard Kempker and Marilyn Kloeppel were married June 4, 1960 at St. Boniface Church, Koeltztown. Rev. Richard Riechling officiated. They were attended by Barbara Kempker, Lorene Kempker, Linda Forck, all deceased; Shirley Sandbothe, Taos; Herman Kempker Jr., Jefferson City; Henry Falter and Anthony Kempker, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Kempker have six children: Richard Kempker (Debbie), Freeburg; Bonnie Lehman (Joseph), Wardsville; Donna Berhorst (Michael), Westphalia; Becky Rackers (Dwayne), Taos; Dennis Kempker (Doris), Wardsville; and Scott Kempker, deceased. They also have 12 grandchildren: Deidre Koch, Stephen Lehman, Ciara Childs, Lauren Luebbert, Joshua Kempker, Jordan Kempker, Cheyenne Kempker, Austin Kempker, Bryce Kempker, John Berhorst, Kristy Blecha, Holly Hazell; and nine great- grandchildren: Jetta Lehman, Bayn Lehman, Raelynn Rackers, Madilyn Luebbert, Emmalyn Luebbert, Ellisyn Koch, Cayden Duell, Braiden Blecha, and Scarlett Blecha.

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Lockwood

Sunday, June 7

Mr. and Mrs. William "Bill" Lockwood, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date. William "Bill" Lockwood and Lucile Wohlt were married June 6, 1970, at Hermann United Methodist Church, Hermann. Rev. William Bunge officiated. They were attended by Lois Hoerstkamp Kruse, Hermann; Susan Lockwood Johnson, Jefferson City; Colleen Bergey Kuhn, New Haven; Dennis Lockwood, Wardsville; John Huot, Canton, Ga.; and Mark Agin, Gurnee, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Lockwood have two children: Lauren Lockwood, deceased, and Melissa Lockwood, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Graham

Sunday, June 7

Mr. and Mrs. William B. Graham, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 5 with a private dinner at Baxter's, Lake Ozark. A family trip to Florida is planned for later this summer. William B. Graham and Alice Meisel were married June 5, 1960, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Thomas. Rev. Leo Oligschlaeger officiated. They were attended by Eleanor Meisel Spencer, deceased; Henrietta Boessen Gentges; Janice Steinbach Corp, deceased; Larry Ortbals, deceased; John Graham and Bill Covington. Mr. and Mrs. Graham have three children: Leanne Burkett (Eric), Amber Hobbs (Larry), and Silver Reed (Rick). They also have six grandchildren: Joe Burkett, Lizzie Burkett, Emma Hobbs, Abby Hobbs, Ellyn Reed and Molly Beatty.

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Kremer

Sunday, June 7

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kremer, Loose Creek, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date. Leonard Kremer and Faye McCormick were married June 6, 1970, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Father Daly officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Kremer have one child: Lisa (Kremer) Wolken and her husband Floyd Wolken, Wardsville.

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Stuckenschneider

Sunday, June 7

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Stuckenschneider, Westphalia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 12 with a family celebration, hosted by their children. Bruce Stuckenschneider and Kathy Bax were married June 5, 1970, at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain. Rev. Robert Arnold officiated. They were attended by Don Stuckenschneider, Robert Bax, Melvin Rehagen, Mike Neuner, Don Zimmer, Tom Bax, Harry Schmitz, Rick Buersmeyer (deceased), Jennie Neiner Egan, Mary Reinkemeyer Sydnor, Karen Rudroff Krueger, Linda Volmert Kaiser, Linda Connell, Peggy Bax Brune, Jean Bax Fick, Shelly Stucken-schneider Herzing, Teresa Neuner Winfield, and Kay Olive. Mr. and Mrs. Stuckenschneider have two children: Eric Stuckenschneider and his wife Vanessa, Westphalia, and Chris Stuckenschneider and his wife Angie, Westphalia. They also have five grandchildren: Payton, Londyn, Easton, Beckham, and Brooklyn.

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Cooper

Sunday, June 7

Mr. and Mrs. James Cooper, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip at a later date. James Cooper and Kathel Addleman were married June 6, 1970, at United Methodist Church, Columbus Junction, Iowa. Rev. Harold Olson and Fr. Joseph Hines officiated. They were attended by Sandra Schneider, Holmdel, N.J.; Judy Dissinger Frohling, Sheldahl, Iowa; Jean Moore Whyte, Lakewood, Colo.; Bruce Cooper, Jefferson City; Steve Schneider, Jefferson City; and Dana Forrester, Independence. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper have one child, Jason Cooper and his wife Cindy, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren: Grace Cooper and Abigail Cooper.

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Ward

Sunday, June 7

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ward, Russellville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in September with a dinner and dance at the Eagles Club, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. Tom Ward and Betty Bond were married June 7, 1970, at Russellville Baptist Church, Russellville. Rev. John Glover officiated. They were attended by Connie (Chaloupek) Arriola, California; Pat (Watts) Schulte, deceased; Ann (Ward) Robertson, Jefferson City; Donna (Ward) Garnett, Camdenton; David Ward, Jefferson City; Dennis Scheperle, Russellville; Larry Don Crane, deceased; and David Scrivner, St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Ward have two children: Brent Ward, Arvada, Colo. and Chad Ward, Jefferson City.

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Slaughter

Sunday, May 31

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Slaughter, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass and celebration at a later date. Stephen Slaughter and Marcia Bax were married May 30, 1970, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Rev. F.J. Bonn officiated. They were attended by Judy Hoelscher, Gloria Schulte, Ann Bax, Bernice Hoelscher, Daniel Lepper, R.J. Schulte, Dennis Bax, and Joe Bax. Mr. and Mrs. Slaughter have four children: Meredith Boessen and her husband Jeff, Jefferson City; Andrea Garrett and her husband Bob, Webster Groves; Natalie Grothoff and her husband Aaron, Jefferson City; and Tyler Slaughter and his wife Kim, Jefferson City. They also have 11 grandchildren: Drew Boessen, Audrey Boessen, Grant Boessen, Ellie Garrett, Bobby Garrett, Sophia Garrett, Evan Garrett, Will Grothoff, Sam Grothoff, Wyatt Slaughter, and Quinn Slaughter.

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Tabor and Parker

Sunday, May 31

David and Gayla Tabor, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Tabor, Jefferson City, to Jeremy Parker, Midlothian, Texas, son of Anthony and Maureen Parker, Midlothian, Texas. An August 15 wedding is planned at First Christian Church, Jefferson City.

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Grothoff

Sunday, May 10

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Grothoff, Westphalia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date. Bill Grothoff and Barb Snook were married April 4, 1970. Mr. and Mrs. Grothoff have three children: Kenny Grothoff (Angela), David Grothoff (Judy), and Sandy Bennett. They also have seven grandchildren: Leslie, Alissa, McKenzie, Derek, Dustin, Devin, and Brandon; and three great-grandchildren with another on the way.

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Tschappler

Sunday, May 10

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Tschappler, Linn, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date. Larry Tschappler and Bonnie Peters were married May 16, 1970 at St. George Catholic Church, Linn. Fr. J.W. Jaworski officiating. They were attended by Terry Lytton, Holts Summit; Ray Peters, Westphalia; Pat Peters, Linn; Glenda McBroom, Latham; Karen Tschappler, Linn; and Debbie (Peters) Horton, Loose Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Tschappler have two children: Terry (Jill) Tschappler and Tammy (Jim) Klouzek. They also have six grandchildren: Gibson, Ramsie, and Vince Tschappler; and Hank, Mac, and Evan Klouzek.

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Moen and Denlinger

Sunday, May 10

Sarah Moen and Jeremy Denlinger, both of Lancaster, Pa., were married November 15, 2019, at Old Road Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa. Ron Denlinger performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Debbie Moen, Holts Summit. The groom is the son of Ron and Joan Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a tulle A-line gown. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses, burgundy and mauve flowers, eucalyptus, baby's breath and berries. The honor attendant was Liz Freeman, Waukesha, Wis., friend of the bride. The attendants were Rebekah Bekius, St. Louis, sister of the bride; Kristina Moen, Kansas City, sister of the bride; Michelle Teeter, Truesdale, sister of the bride; Kari Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa., sister of the groom; and Brittany Castro, Waukesha, Wis., friend of the bride. They wore mauve floor-length gowns. The best man was Derek Martin, Ephrata, Pa., friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Luke Fenstermacher, Elizabethtown, Pa., friend of the groom; Jacob Timlin, Parkersburg, W.Va., friend of the groom; Patric Smedley, Manheim, Pa., friend of the groom; Kris Mast, Parkesburg, Pa., cousin of the groom; and Matthew Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa., brother of the groom. The flower girl was Lillian Bekius, daughter of Beka and Derrick Bekius, St. Louis, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Micah Teeter, son of Brian and Michelle Teeter, Truesdale, nephew of the bride. Levi Teeter, Truesdale, nephew of the bride, introduced the bride carrying "Here Comes The Bride" sign. The ushers were Brian Teeter, Truesdale, brother-in-law of the bride; Kaden Teeter, Truesdale, nephew of the bride; and Dawson Teeter, Truesdale, nephew of the bride. The pianist was Donna Hershey, Lancaster, Pa., aunt of the groom. The vocalist was Brittany Castro, Waukesha, Wis., friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Pequea Baptist Church, Gap, Pa. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held November 14, 2019 at Old Road Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2014 graduate of New Tribes Bible Institute, Waukesha, Wis., with an AA in Biblical Studies degree; and a 2019 graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster, Pa., with a Nursing degree. She is a R.N. at DaVita Dialysis Clinic, Lancaster, Pa. The groom is a 2012 home-school graduate, Lancaster, Pa., and a 2015 graduate of Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, Pa., with a BA in Student Ministries degree. He is Program Manager at Friendship Community, Lititz, Pa. After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Lancaster, Pa.

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Hagner

Sunday, May 10

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hagner, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner after the COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted. Roger Hagner and Dinah Heet were married May 9, 1970, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Father Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Ruby (Gratz) Radmacher, Taos; Jean (Klie-thermes) Pinnell, Taos; Doris (Heet) Cadd, Liberty; Ronald Pringer, Jefferson City; Daryl Heet, Taos; and Dave Heet, Linn. Mr. and Mrs. Hagner have three children: Laura Voss and her husband Bill, Linn; Ryan Hagner and his wife Jennifer, Jefferson City; and Kevin Hagner and his wife Tonya, Wardsville. They also have eight grandchildren: Jacob Voss, Shelby Voss, Drew Voss, Zach Hagner, Jake Hagner, Derek Hagner, Avery Hagner, and Jace Hagner.

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Kettenbrink and Fisher

Sunday, May 3

Anne Elizabeth Kettenbrink and Brent Alan Fisher, both of St. Louis, were married at 4 p.m. February 29, at Carnahan Memorial Garden, Jefferson City. Gary Castor, editor of the News Tribune and friend of the couple, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Kettenbrink, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Patricia and Manuel Martinez, Denton, Texas, and Marion and Wilma Fisher, Webb City. A dinner reception followed the ceremony at Madison's Cafe, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bride's parents, was held February 28 at Arris' Pizza, Jefferson City. The bride is a 1999 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She is corporate communications manager for Maritz, St. Louis. The groom is a 1983 graduate of Webb City High School, Webb City, and a 1990 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science in Communications degree. He is production editor for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis. The couple resides in St. Louis.

Engagement

Prater and Zielinski

Sunday, May 3

Curt and Christine Prater, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Joseph Prater, Lake St. Louis, to Lauren Zielinski, Lake St. Louis, daughter of Larry and Karen Zielinski, St. Peters. A June 13 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church, Dardenne Prairie. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Incarnate Word Academy, St. Louis, and a 2017 graduate of Ross University with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. She is employed with Banfield Pet Hospital, O'Fallon. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education degree. He is a P.E. teacher at St. Alban Roe School, Wildwood.

Wedding

Lutes and Huff

Sunday, April 26

Whitney Lutes, Linn, and Joshua Huff, Eugene, were married at 2 p.m., October 26, 2019, at The Wildflower, Eugene. Victoria Hanrahan performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alvin and Carol Wieberg, Argyle. The groom is the son of Michael and Lisa Huff, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Wildflower, Eugene. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Carol Wieberg and Lisa Huff, was held October 25, 2019 at the home of Josh Huff, Eugene. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Maries R-1 High School, Vienna, and a 2012 graduate of Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City, with a degree in Nursing. She is a Wound Nurse at Jefferson City Nursing and Rehab. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Linn Technical Community College, Linn, with a degree in Industrial Electricity. He is an Electrician with IBEW 257. A wedding trip to Cabo, Mexico was taken in February. The couple resides in Linn.

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Robertson

Sunday, April 19

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Robertson, Loose Creek, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at a later date. Glenn Robertson and Kathy Luebbert were married April 18, 1970, at St. Cecilia Church, Meta. Fr. Thomas Sullivan officiated. They were attended by Gary Boes, Westphalia; Bill Buschman, Jefferson City; Paul Henshaw and Tom Henshaw, both of Hammonton, N.J.; Arthur Orscheln, deceased; Steve Luebbert, St. Louis; Linda Winkelman Orscheln, Loose Creek; Alice Luebbering Wolters, Jefferson City; Ann Luetkemeyer, Wrangell, Alaska; Jan Luetkemeyer Chiles, Chicago, Ill.; Charlotte Robertson, Loose Creek; Kris Luebbert Stegeman, Westphalia; Ken Wolters, Jefferson City; and Dean Wisdom, Frisco, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Robertson have four children: Julie Brandt and her husband Steve, Jon Robertson and his wife Cindy, Ryan Robertson and his wife Marla, and Matthew Robertson and his wife Erica, all of Loose Creek. They also have 15 grandchildren.

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Borgmeyer

Sunday, April 19

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Borgmeyer, Holts Summit, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family at a later date. Bill Borgmeyer and Claudia Mantle were married April 18, 1970, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Norman J. Ahrens officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Borgmeyer have three children: Pam Schnieders, Jefferson City; Christie Landwehr and her husband Chris Landwehr, Jefferson City; and Jeff Borgmeyer and his wife Stephanie Moses Borgmeyer, Tebbetts. They also have seven grandchildren: Tate Borgmeyer, Kaylee Schnieders, Lilly Landwehr, Claire Schnieders, Nola Borgmeyer, Logan Landwehr, and Harrison Landwehr.

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Heckemeyer

Sunday, April 12

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Heckemeyer, St. Elizabeth, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to the Hawaiian Islands. A family dinner will follow at a later date. Gene Heckemeyer and Dianne Huhman were married April 11, 1970, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Father Ferdinand Bonn officiated. They were attended by Dennis Heckemeyer, deceased; Elaine Huhman Kempker, Henley; Dale Doerhoff, Jefferson City; Marietta Huhman Johnson, deceased; Joe Huhman, St. Elizabeth; and Irene Heckemeyer Foster, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Heckemeyer have five children: Perry Heckemeyer and his wife Charlotte, Jefferson City; Lynn Struemph and her husband Kenneth, Meta; Kaye Finn, Meta; Paul Heckemeyer and his wife Angie, St. Elizabeth; and Lisa Lucas and her husband Sean, St. Elizabeth. They also have 10 grandchildren: Brooke Struemph, Ross Struemph, Nolan Heckemeyer, Dani Heckemeyer, Vanessa Heckemeyer, Brock Lucas, Ella Lucas, Lucy Lucas, Reese Heckemeyer, and Ava Heckemeyer.

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Kerperin

Sunday, April 5

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Kerperin, Taos, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at a later date due to the current pandemic, hosted by their children. Robert L. Kerperin and Carol A. Hentges were married April 4, 1970, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Rev. Gerald L. Poelker officiated. They were attended by Donald Kerperin, deceased; Henry Cassmeyer; Russell Howser; Loretta (Hentges) Kerperin; Rita Kerperin; and Patricia (Meyer) Bell. Mr. and Mrs. Kerperin have two children: Dana Lalk and her husband James, Taos; and Kevin Kerperin and his wife Sara, Taos. They also have three grandchildren: Taylor Lalk, Tanner Lalk, and Jackson Kerperin.

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Angelbeck

Sunday, April 5

Mr. and Mrs. John Angelbeck, Jefferson City, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a Western Caribbean cruise, provided by their nephew, Scott Houseman of Sacramento, Calif. John David Angelbeck and Joyce Ann Houseman were married March 13, 1965 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Father Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Gerald Houseman, Sunrise Beach; Barbara Snow, Lebanon; Michael Angelbeck, Dallas, Texas; the late Linda Angelbeck, Lee's Summit; Fred Lindhardt, Jefferson City; Judy Hurt, Centertown; the late Angel Lazzerini, Suisun City, Calif; and John Prenger, Oceanside, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Angelbeck have one son, Timothy John Angelbeck and his wife Cherie of Memphis, Tenn.

Engagement

Anderson and Callahan

Sunday, March 22

Jack and Jo Anderson, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Matt Anderson, Chillicothe, to Annie Callahan, Chillicothe, daughter of Dennis and Kay Callahan, Fulton. An October 10 wedding is planned at Kempker's Back 40, Westphalia.

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Derrieux

Sunday, March 8

Mr. and Mrs. Howard E. Derrieux, Holts Summit, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary March 6 with a family dinner at Alexandro's, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. Howard E. Derrieux and Marjorie A. Korsmeyer were married March 5, 1960, at Mokane United Methodist Church, Mokane. Rev. C.W. Bittiker officiated. They were attended by Jean Rackers, Holts Summit; Ruth Glover, Fulton; Joann Sumner, Columbia; Bill Korsmeyer, deceased; Bob Holschlag, deceased; and George Derrieux, Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Derrieux have two children: Linda Vaughan, Holts Summit, and Lisa Beck and her husband Dan, Holts Summit. They also have three grandchildren: Erica Nanney, Emorie Beck, and Brennan Vaughan; and one great-grandchild: August Nanney.

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Strope

Sunday, March 8

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Strope, St. Thomas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary at a later date with family and friends at Strope Bar and Grill, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Tony Strope and Marsha Gowin were married March 7, 1970, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fulton. Rev. Thomas Duggans and Rev. Raymond McCallister officiated.

Engagement

Call and Jackson

Sunday, March 8

Calvin and Mary Call, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, William B. Call, St. Louis, to Perri Jackson, St. Louis, daughter of Mark and Judy Jackson, Kirkwood. An April 25 wedding is planned at the Basilica of St. Louis, St. Louis.

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Goldammer

Sunday, March 8

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Goldammer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary February 23 with an open house at River Region Community Center, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. Irvin Goldammer and Dorothy Lehman were married February 28, 1960, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville. Rev. J.J. Haberacker officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Goldammer have two children: Jeff Goldammer and his wife Judy, Joplin, and Jennifer Allen, Holts Summit. They also have three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two step-grandchildren and four step-great-grandchildren.

Wedding

Little and Wehrle

Sunday, March 1

Brittany Little and Sam Wehrle, both of Euless, Texas, were married October 19, 2019, at Stonebridge Wedding Venue, Fort Worth, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Pam Little, Meriden, Conn. The groom is the son of Mike and Mary Wehrle, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Stonebridge Wedding Venue. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 18, 2019 at Fixture Kitchen and Lounge, Fort Worth, Texas. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, Conn., and is currently attending Texas Christian University pursuing her Masters degree. She is a Sports Dietitian at Texas Christian University. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is a firefighter with the Dallas Texas Fire Department and serves in the Air National Guard.

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Stieferman

Sunday, Feb. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Stieferman, Jefferson City, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary Saturday with a family gathering. Clarence J. Stieferman and Shirley A. Herigon were married February 19, 1955, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Chamois. Rev. A.J. Grellner officiated. They were attended by JoAnn Herigon, Jefferson City; Agnes (Stieferman) Eynard, Jefferson City; John Schmid, deceased; and James Eynard, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Stieferman have five children: Arlin and his wife Brenda (Stegeman) Stieferman, Jefferson City; Wendel and his wife Barb (Hudson) Stieferman, Lohman; Warren and his wife Marybeth (Andrews) Stieferman, Jefferson City; Jeffrey and his wife Sarah (Castrop) Stieferman, Jefferson City; and Vicky Stieferman, deceased. They also have nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Delaney and Gerstenkorn

Sunday, Feb. 23

Barry and Connie Delaney, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their son, Matthew Delaney, St. Louis, to Lisa Gerstenkorn, St. Louis, daughter of David and Barbara Gerstenkorn, St. Louis. An August 29 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Louis. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of St. Joseph's Academy, St. Louis, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. She is a Physical Therapist at Delamar Gardens. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Lincoln University with a degree in Business Marketing. He is Project Manager at World Wide Technology.

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Knollmeyer

Sunday, Feb. 23

Don and Jeanne Knollmeyer recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Don Knollmeyer and Jeanne Fausell were married February 13, 1960, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Knollmeyer have four children: Denise Knollmeyer Frey, Dianne Bisges (Gary), Donna Knollmeyer, and Darla Iven (Roger). They also have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren with another on the way.

Wedding

Bucher and Shimmens

Sunday, Feb. 16

Leah Marie Bucher and Adam Michael Shimmens, both of Kansas City, were married at 4:30 p.m., August 17, 2019, at Christ Community Church - Brookside, Kansas City. Pastor Paul Brandes performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cara and Darren Adkison, Blue Springs, and Dan and Nicole Bucher, Pleasant Hill. The groom is the son of Steve and Barb Shimmens, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her grandfather, Mel Rohaus, along with her parents, the bride wore a gown in antique, ivory and silver, delicately beaded and featured an illusion neckline and back. The sparkling sleeveless gown was accented with lace, English net, and beaded embroidery. She completed her ensemble with crystal rhinestones in her hair and carried a bouquet of silk roses, gardenia and peony accented with greenery of eucalyptus, thai leaves, sala and lilly grass with a touch of blue winter berry. The honor attendant was Whitney Butler, Kansas City, friend of the bride. The attendants were Karah Galmiche, Santa Monica, Calif., friend of the bride; Denea McMillin, Lee's Summit, friend of the bride; Ali Gensch, St. Louis, friend of the bride; and Jennifer McBaine, Jefferson City, sister of the groom. They wore gowns in blush with a modified halter neckline, seamed bodice supported by semi-sheer shoulder straps and a sweeping skirt that cascaded from a banded waist. The best man was Nathan Klindt, Blue Springs, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Brad Shimmens, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom; Trey Kampeter, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Adam Kraus, Kansas City, friend of the groom; and Warren Mercurio, Ballwin, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Macie McBaine, daughter of Brad and Jennifer McBaine, Jefferson City, niece and goddaughter of the groom. The ushers were Logan Adkison, Blue Springs, brother of the bride, and Jay Shimmens, Kansas City, cousin of the groom. The reader was Denea McMillin, Lee's Summit, friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Gallery, Kansas City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 16, 2019 at Garozzo's, Kansas City. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Blue Springs South High School, Blue Springs; a 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree; and a 2012 graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University, Olathe, Kan., with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. She is Nurse Coordinator at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2011 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a Bachelor of Science in Aviation Technology degree. He is Senior Account Executive at Stackify, Leawood, Kan. The couple resides in Kansas City and will take a wedding trip to Italy in May.

Engagement

Gassner and Bruemmer

Sunday, Feb. 16

Joe and Sheiler Gassner, along with Charles and Linda Bruemmer, announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Marie Gassner and Craig Gerald Bruemmer, all of Jefferson City. An April 18 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Baker

Sunday, Feb. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Baker, Holts Summit, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary February 29 with a reception and dance at the Holts Summit Civic Center. Harry Baker and Martha Sue Crump were married February 19, 1955, at the home of Wallace and Bea (Crump) Fisher (deceased) in Fulton. Reverend Irvin K. Rice officiated. They were attended by Howard and Carrie (Baker) Berry (deceased) of New Bloomfield. Mr. and Mrs. Baker have two daughters: Cindy English, Jefferson City, and Susan Miller, Holts Summit. They also have three granddaughters: Lacy Rice, Lindsey Miller, and Shelby Miller; and two great-grandchildren: Makenzie and Jackson Rice.

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Cassmeyer

Sunday, Feb. 16

Mr. and Mrs. James Cassmeyer, Taos, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house later this spring, hosted by their children. James Roman Cassmeyer and Margaret Dolores Forck were married February 20, 1960, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Rev. Bernard Mers officiated. They were attended by Carol Forck Hake, Taos; Robert Cassmeyer, deceased; Mary Ellen Cassmeyer Olive, deceased; Jerome Forck, deceased; Susie Cassmeyer Morgan, Jefferson City; and Richard Bax, Rich Fountain. Mr. and Mrs. Cassmeyer have four children: Kristie Heumann and her husband Bob Heumann, Mendon, Mass.; Kevin Cassmeyer and his wife Lisa Cassmeyer, Taos; Jeff Cassmeyer and his wife Julia Cassmeyer, Jefferson City; and Scott Cassmeyer and his wife Susan Cassmeyer, Taos. They also have 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Dunnavant and Lage

Sunday, Feb. 16

Jim and Debbie Dunnavant, Osage Bend, announce the engagement of their son, Trevor Dunnavant, Jefferson City, to Amber Lage, Jefferson City, daughter of Mike and Judy Lage, Taos. A June 20 wedding is planned at Mighty Oak Lodge, Lebanon. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2018 graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelors degree of Fine Arts in Interior Design. The groom-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2018 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri with an Associates degree in Aviation Maintenance.

Wedding

Centlivre and Brondel

Sunday, Feb. 9

Annemarie Centlivre, Plymouth, Mich., and Nicholas Brondel, Jefferson City, were married at 1 p.m., August 24, 2019, at Saint Peter and Paul Jesuit Church, Detroit, Mich. Fr. Tom Belczak performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Mary Thereza Centlivre, Plymouth, Mich. The groom is the son of Wayne and LaVerne Brondel, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Guardian Building, Detroit, Mich. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 23, 2019, at Firebird Tavern, Detroit, Mich. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, Mich., and a 2011 graduate of Michigan State, East Lansing, Mich., with a degree in Health Sciences. She is a Healthcare IT Consultant at Cerner Corporation. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Business Marketing and Management. He is Area Sales Manager at Heartland Coca Cola. After a wedding trip to Portugal, the couple resides in Kansas City.

Engagement

Backes and Belew

Sunday, Feb. 9

Thomas and Carol Backes, St. Thomas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Backes, Lonedell, to Kenneth "Robbie" Belew, Lonedell, son of Bruce and Sandy Belew, Lonedell. A May 16 wedding is planned at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Thomas. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville; a 2011 graduate of Lincoln University with a B.S. Agriculture degree; a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a M.S. Animal Science degree; and a 2016 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Ph.D. Animal Science degree. She is a Cattle Nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC. The groom-to-be is a 2001 graduate of St. Clair High School, St. Clair, and a 2004 graduate of East Central Community College with an Associates degree in Applied Science. He is a Feeder Driver with UPS.

Wedding

Clad and France

Sunday, Feb. 2

Whitney Clad and Jordan France, both of Denver, Colo., were married at 4:30 p.m., September 14, 2019, at Grand Street Cafe, Kansas City. Chris Parish performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Vicki and Jim Clad, Centertown. The groom is the son of Kathy and Joe France, Gothenburg, Neb. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Grand Street Cafe, Kansas City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 13, 2019 at the Simpson House, Kansas City. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a degree in Marketing. She is Project Manager in Operations with Goodman and Daiken. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Gothenburg High School, Gothenburg, Neb.; a 2012 graduate of Creighton University, Omaha, Neb., with a degree in Business Administration; and a 2019 graduate of Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill., with a degree in Health Information Management. He is Product Owner with DaVita. After a wedding trip to El Nido, Philippines, the couple resides in Denver, Colo.

Engagement

Wilson and Cook

Sunday, Feb. 2

Mrs. Nancy Wilson, Jefferson City, announces the engagement of her son, Brad Wilson, New York City, N.Y., also the son of the late Dick Wilson, to Brooke Cook, New York City, N.Y. A March 21 wedding is planned at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, Dallas, Texas. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Los Angeles, Calif.; a 2011 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.S. degree; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Virginia with a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree. She is an Attorney at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, New York City, N.Y. The groom-to-be is a 1996 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2000 graduate of Truman State University with a B.S. degree; and a 2006 graduate of the University of Texas with a MBA degree. He is Global Client Director at LinkedIn, New York City, N.Y.

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Hurley and Hilke

Sunday, Feb. 2

Donna K. Pringer Hurley, Holts Summit, and Laron L. Hilke, Freeburg, were married at 12:30 p.m., November 16, 2019 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Father Ignazio Medina, Father Bill Debo, and Msgr. Gregory Higley, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Eugene and Geraldine Pringer, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of the late John and Marie Hilke, Freeburg. Given in marriage by her three sons: Travis, Matthew, and Jason Hurley, the bride wore a fitted lace wedding dress with scalloped train, V-neck surrounded by artfully placed lace that shaped the body with richly beaded lace extending into a soft skirt with lace trim and scoop back. She carried a bouquet of red roses with baby's breath and greenery. The honor attendant was Anna Mae Kleffner, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Sheri Hurley, Holts Summit, daughter-in-law of the bride; Tina Hurley, Holts Summit, daughter-in-law of the bride; Courtney Hurley, Holts Summit, daughter-in-law of the bride; Liz Bure, Westphalia, friend of the groom; Rosie Mertens, Jefferson City, sister of the bride; Sandra Sherman, Vichy, sister of the bride; Becky Schneider, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Shirley Hester, Houston, friend of the bride. They wore strapless amethyst purple, in honor of the bride's mother, mermaid crepe V-wire neckline gowns with a satin sash. The best man was Jeff Tyler, Tyler, Texas, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Travis Hurley, Holts Summit, son of the bride; Matthew Hurley, Holts Summit, son of the bride; Jason Hurley, Holts Summit, son of the bride; Zachary Hurley, Holts Summit, grandson of the bride; George Iven, Freeburg, friend of the groom; Roy Horton, Brenham, Texas, friend of the groom; Arnold Pringer, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; and Chris Hilke, Wardsville, cousin of the groom. The miniature bride was Emerson Backues, daughter of Cassandra Backues, Freeburg, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Sophie Veltrop, daughter of Ronnie and Mary Beth Veltrop, Jefferson City, great-niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Liam Hurley, son of Jason and Courtney Hurley, Holts Summit, grandson of the bride. A memorial of the bride and groom's parents was presented by Ronnie Veltrop, Jefferson City; Clayton Hurley, Holts Summit; and Gavin Hurley, Holts Summit. The ushers were Ronald Pringer, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Ronald Veltrop, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom; Jake Wegman, Freeburg, friend of the groom; and Gerald Weider, Freeburg, cousin of the groom. The musicians were Eric Pringer, Oklahoma, nephew of the bride; Amy Pringer, Jefferson City, niece of the bride; and Lesley Smith, Jefferson City, friend of the family. The lectors were Melissa Steck, St. Martins, godchild of the bride, and Pat Hilke, St. Charles, aunt of the groom. Offertory was presented by Donald Kempker, St. Martins, godfather of the bride; and Jim Hilke, St. Charles, uncle of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Hall, Wardsville. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bride and groom, was held November 15, 2019 in Wardsville. The bride and groom are owners of Hilke's Ice Company, Freeburg. After a wedding trip to 12 eastern states, the couple resides in Holts Summit and Freeburg.

Wedding

Wood and Wiser

Sunday, Jan. 12

Raegan Marie Wood, Henley, and Reed Scott Wiser, Russellville, were married October 5, 2019, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Father Stephen Jones performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Aaron and Roselyn Wood, Henley. The groom is the son of Scott and Monica Wiser, Russellville. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory, long-sleeved mermaid silhouette, lace over satin, clear beading gown with an illusion back and elegant train. The honor attendant was Rachel Wood, Henley, sister of the bride. The attendants were Andrea Benne, Jefferson City, sister of the groom; Alison Buechter, Eugene, friend of the bride; Raegan Wiser, Russellville, sister of the groom; Lauren Pierce, Kansas City, cousin of the bride; Sarah Heckemeyer, St. Elizabeth, friend of the bride; Sydney Trachsel, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; and Logan White, Kansas City, cousin of the bride. The junior attendant was Brooklyn Wood, Russellville, cousin of the bride. They wore steel blue dresses. The best man was Evan Baughman, Holts Summit, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Keegan Wehrle, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Austin Wilson, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Skyler Smallwood, Lohman, friend of the groom; Isaac Kirchner, Russellville, cousin of the bride and friend of the groom; Joe Christian, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Nolan Wunderlich, Henley, cousin of the bride; and Clay Parsons, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The junior groomsman was Avery Wood, Henley, brother of the bride. The miniature bride was Alayna Wood, daughter of Aaron and Roselyn Wood, Henley, sister of the bride. The miniature groom was Oliver Benne, son of Jon and Andrea Benne, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom. The flower girl was Asher Smith, daughter of Lance and Sarah Smith, Henley, cousin of the bride. The ring bearers were Jax Kempker, son of Mark Kempker and Crystal Hoover, Eugene, godson and cousin of the bride; and Otto, Gabe and Garrison Benne, sons of Jon and Andrea Benne, Jefferson City, godson and nephews of the groom. The candlelighters were Jordyn Bax, St. Anthony, cousin of the bride, and Makayla Otto, St. Anthony, friend of the bride. The ushers were Gavin Wood and Garet Wood, both of Henley, brothers of the bride. The organist was Theresa Bax, Henley, friend and relative of the bride. The vocalists were Deb Kempker, Henley, aunt of the bride; Emily Short, Tracy Wunderlich, and Megan Boehmer, all of Henley, cousins of the bride; and Troy Eichelberger, California, friend of the groom. The lectors were Jared Kempker, Eugene, cousin of the bride, and Stacey Hamner, Jefferson City, aunt of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the parents of the groom, was held October 4, 2019 at Our Lady of the Snows. The bride is a 2015 graduate of Cole R-V High School, Eugene, and a State Fair Community College graduate. She is a Dental Assistant at Magical Smiles. The groom is a 2015 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a graduate of Missouri Welding Institute, Nevada. He is a welder. After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple resides in Eugene.

Wedding

Cox and Fletcher

Sunday, Jan. 12

Chelsea Shellyn Cox and Zachary Ryan Fletcher, both of Holts Summit, were married at 2:30 p.m., September 14, 2019, at Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Dr. Monte Shinkle performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Lisa Cox, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Mitchell and Lisa Fletcher, Holts Summit, and Norbert Hohm, New Bloomfield. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory fit and flare gown with a sweetheart neckline with bead and pearl accents, lace and chapel-length train. She completed her ensemble with a one-tier fingertip veil. She carried a cascading bouquet of pink roses, white hydrangea, white stock, pink astilbe, bonsai, pink lizzies, and viburnum berries. The honor attendant was Rachel Hays, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The attendants were Briana Kirkland, Fairfax, Va., cousin of the bride; Meghan Cochran, Dexter, friend of the bride; Hilary Gibson, Creve Coeur, friend of the bride; and Taylor Fletcher, Holts Summit, sister-in-law of the groom. They wore pink floor-length dresses with a lace top and flowy bottom. The best man was Adam McFadden, Holts Summit, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Anthony Steck, New Bloomfield, friend of the groom; Matt Bisges, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Garrett Cole, Mary's Home, friend of the groom; and Heath Fletcher, Holts Summit, brother of the groom. The flower girls were Grace Cox, daughter of Derrick and Erin Cox, Jefferson City, niece of the bride; and Zoey Fletcher, daughter of Heath and Taylor Fletcher, Holts Summit, niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Colton Cox, son of Derrick and Erin Cox, Jefferson City, nephew of the bride. The candlelighters and ushers were Derrick Cox, Jefferson City, brother of the bride, and Ryan Hohm, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The vocalist was Jonathan Shinkle, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 13, 2019, at Madison's Cafe, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City, with a Dental Assisting degree. She is a Surgical Dental Assistant at Columbia Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The groom is a 2004 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2006 graduate of Nascar Technical Institute, Mooresville, N.C., with an Automotive Technician degree. He is owner of Fletcher Performance and Paint, and co-owner of Capital City Window Cleaning. After a wedding trip to Big Cedar Lodge, "Glamping Tents", Branson, the couple resides in Holts Summit.

Wedding

Bowling and Richter

Sunday, Jan. 5

Shayla Denise Bowling and Bradley Wayne Richter, both of Laquey, were married at 4 p.m., October 12, 2019 at Hicks Farms, Laquey. Clinton Jarrett, friend of the bride and groom, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Cari Champagne and Ron Bowling, Laquey. The groom is the son of Keith "Peewee" and Kim Richter, Wardsville. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fit and flare wedding gown with a strapless sweetheart neckline with lace detail. She completed her ensemble with a chapel-style tulle veil with lace. She carried a multi-colored fall themed bouquet. The honor attendant was Brittany Waters, Laquey, friend of the bride and groom. The attendants were Tyler Boyd, Springfield, friend of the bride; Meghan Goodrich, Crocker, friend of the bride; and Stacey Nelson, Waynesville, friend of the bride. They wore teal, floor-length, sleeveless dresses. The best man was Adam Forck, Taos, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Joshua Hughes, Wardsville, friend of the groom; Jake Ortbals, Taos, friend of the groom; and Randall Boyce, Laquey, friend of the bride and groom. The miniature bride was Samantha Waters, daughter of Jake and Brittany Waters, Laquey, friend of the bride and groom. The miniature groom was Jace Waters, son of Jake and Brittany Waters, Laquey, friend of the bride and groom. The flower girl was Addison Storie, daughter of Jon and Casey Storie, Laquey, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Luke David Richter, Laquey, son of the bride and groom. The vocalists were Jon Storie, Laquey, cousin of the bride, and Phat Mike and the Bartenders, Lebanon, friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Hicks Farms, Laquey. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 11, 2019, at Hicks Farms, Laquey. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Laquey High School, Laquey, and a 2015 graduate of Waynesville Career Center, Waynesville, with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She is an LPN at Fort Leonard wood Military Base, Ft. Leonard Wood. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2015 graduate of Linn State Technical College, Linn, with an Associates Degree in Electrical Distribution Systems. He is a Journeyman Lineman at Laclede Electric Cooperative, Waynesville. A wedding trip is planned for 2020. The couple resides in Laquey.

Wedding

Scott and Heckman

Sunday, Jan. 5

Kay Scott and Tom Heckman, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., November 30, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Don Antweiler performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Clara Rackers, Jefferson City, and the late Don Rackers. The groom is the son of Bernice Heckman, Wardsville, and the late Harold Heckman. The bride was given in marriage by her uncle, Dan Rackers. The honor attendant was Morgan Wieberg, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The best man was Kent Kaiser, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Wrenn Schlotz, daughter of Kyle Schlotz and Taylor Haslag, Wardsville, great-niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Jagger Gilstrap, son of Andrew and Adria Gilstrap, Kansas City, great-nephew of the bride. The ushers were Don Renekemeyer, Jefferson City, uncle of the groom, and Troy Renekemeyer, Leawood, Kan., cousin of the groom. The vocalists were Kevin and Jackie Kampeter, Jefferson City. The Mass server was Sam Wyrick, Jefferson City. The lectors were Diane Schlotz, O'Fallon, sister of the bride; Sue Schlotz, Wardsville, sister of the bride; and Shana Crane, O'Fallon, sister of the bride. Offertory was presented by Ric and Mary Heckman, California, brother and sister-in-law of the groom, and Ron and Brenda Heckman, Meta, brother and sister-in-law of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capital Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bride and groom, was held November 29, 2019, at Madison's Cafe, Jefferson City. The bride is a 1978 graduate of Helias High School. She is a financial coordinator for Keen Dental Care, Columbia. The groom is a 1977 graduate of Helias High School. He is CFO at Digital Ally, Inc., Lenexa, Kan. After a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Kliethermes and Bisoglio

Sunday, Dec. 29

James and Ellen Kliethermes, Loose Creek, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Christine Kliethermes, Kansas City, to Derek Bisoglio, Kansas City, son of George and Barbara Bisoglio, Cape San Blas, Fla. A January 18, 2020 wedding is planned at St. Therese Catholic Church, Kansas City.

Wedding

Landwehr and Parker

Sunday, Dec. 22

Elizabeth Landwehr and Kyle Parker, both of St. Louis, were married at 2 p.m., June 29, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Don Antweiler performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Carl and Carolyn Landwehr, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of James and Christine Parker, Memphis. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an all over lace gown with a sweetheart neckline and button-up lace back detail. She completed her ensemble with a fingertip-length veil and a hair piece made with lace from her mother's wedding gown. She carried a bouquet of summer flowers including Queen Anne's lace and ferns. The honor attendant was Rebecca Landwehr, Arlington, Va., cousin of the bride. She wore a pale green floor-length wrap-style gown. The best man was Phillip Parker, St. Louis, brother of the groom. The flower girls were Emily Landwehr and Lauren Landwehr, daughters of Michael and Pamela Landwehr, Maryville, Ill., nieces of the bride; and Jane Landwehr, daughter of Matt and Katie Landwehr, Ballwin, niece of the bride. The pianist was Bruce Conor, Jefferson City, and the vocalists were Janice Cooper, Branson, aunt of the bride, and Kristen and Andrew Kamp, Columbia. The Mass server was Zachary Landwehr, Jefferson City, nephew of the bride. The lectors were James Parker, Memphis, father of the groom; John Landwehr, Jefferson City, godfather of the bride; and Donna Toedebusch, St. Louis, godmother of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 28 at Prison Brews Side Bar Lounge. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA in Psychology; and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master of Education and Educational Specialist in School Psychology. She is a School Psychologist with the Special School District of St. Louis County. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Scotland Co. R-1 High School, Memphis; a 2005 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA in Psychology; and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a PhD in Neuroscience. He is a member of the Research Faculty at Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Anesthesiology. After a road trip through the state of California, the couple resides in St. Louis.

Anniversary

Bly

Sunday, Dec. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Lloyd Bly, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary December 21 with an open house at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City, hosted by Ray and Roxane Bly. Raymond Lloyd Bly and Patsy Ruth Jones were married December 12, 1954, at Levy Baptist Church, Little Rock, Ark. Rev. Harry Hunt officiated. They were attended by Francis Pratt, deceased, and Jean Long Lewallen, Pocahontas, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Bly have two children: Raymond Linn Bly and his wife Roxane Spruce Bly, Jefferson City; and Mark David Bly, Overland Park, Kan. They also have two grandchildren: Ashley Morgan Bernadel and Justin David Bly, and four great-grandchildren: Lydia Jane Bernadel, John Cole Bernadel, Norah Grace Bernadel, and Kaison Alexander Bly.

Engagement

Allen and Schulte

Sunday, Dec. 15

Seth Allen, Jefferson City, son of Victor and Carole Allen, Jefferson City, and Brianna Schulte, Jefferson City, daughter of Todd and Amy Gerber, Jefferson City, and Ross and Erin Schulte, Rocky Mount, announce their engagement. A January 11, 2020 wedding is planned at Capital Bluffs Event Center, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is an Accountant at Modern Litho Print. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He is a Mechanical Engineering Designer at Melton Machine and Control Company.

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Schaefer

Sunday, Nov. 24

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schaefer, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today with a dinner. A trip to Gulf Shores will be taken at a later date. Michael Schaefer and Connie Hicks were married November 24, 1984, at First Presbyterian Church, Odessa. Rev. D. Randall Cone officiated.

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Strader

Sunday, Nov. 24

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Strader, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner for family and friends at a later date. Dennis Strader and Pat Brickey were married November 22, 1969, at First United Meth-odist Church, Jefferson City. Dr. Val B. Strader officiated. They were attended by Arleta Brickey, Janet Rumsey, Pat Abernathy Reinhard, Patricia Bockhorst, Donnie Roark, Larry Brickey, Gene Fox, and Andy Opel. Mr. and Mrs. Strader have two children: Shawn Strader, Edwards, Colo.; and Michael Strader, deceased.

Engagement

Wilbers and Lute

Sunday, Nov. 24

Matt and Linda Wilbers, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Wilbers, Wardsville, to Chris Lute, Madison, son of Harvey and Denise Lute, Madison. A June 6, 2020 wedding is planned at The Daisy Farm, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Kremer and Rehfeldt

Sunday, Nov. 3

Tom and Kaye Kremer, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Jason Kremer, Lee's Summit, to Elizabeth Rehfeldt, Lee's Summit, daughter of Tim and Judi Rehfeldt, Rockford, Ill. A December 28 wedding is planned at Capital Bluffs Event Center, Jefferson City.

Wedding

McAfee and Thoenen

Sunday, Nov. 3

Danielle McAfee and Daniel Thoenen, both of Columbia, were married April 7 in a private ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Nancy Cheak-Zamora, friend of the couple, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Lisa Leggans, and Jan and Jeff Lacey, all of Mt. Vernon, Ill. The groom is the son of Dan and Bev Thoenen, Jefferson City. Special attendant to the couple was Evelyn McAfee, daughter of the bride. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School, Mt. Vernon, Ill.; a 2006 graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, Ill., and earned her Juris Doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2010. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Helias High School and a 2011 graduate of Westminster College, Fulton. The couple resides in Columbia.

Anniversary

Mormann

Sunday, Oct. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mormann, Mary's Home, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary November 3 with an open house at Rock Island Village, Eldon, hosted by their family. Fred Mormann and Evelyn Hart were married November 7, 1944, at Our Lady of the Snows, Mary's Home. The late Fr. Charles Bauer officiated. They were attended by William Lepper and Laverne (Hart) Allen, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Mormann have four children: Judy Bashore, deceased; Bill Mormann and his wife Nancy, Mary's Home; Diane Birdsong and her husband Terry, North Carolina; Roger Mormann, deceased, and his wife Diane, Jefferson City. They also have 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Kremer

Sunday, Oct. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kremer, Frankenstein, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today with a Mass at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Frankenstein, hosted by their children. Wilfred Kremer and Mary Ann Broker were married October 29, 1949, at Our Lady Help of Christians Church, Frankenstein. The late Monsignor William Fischer officiated. They were attended by Marie Davis, deceased; Marcella Maassen, St. Peters; Vincent Broker, deceased; and Bobby Laughlin, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Kremer have seven children: Robert Kremer and his wife Maureen, Columbia; Joyce Weidinger and her husband Mark, Vienna; Debbie Hammond (Johnny Hammond, deceased), Dallas, Texas; Russell Kremer, Frankenstein; Karen Muenks and her husband Glenn, Loose Creek; Marie Searle and her husband Wynn, Dallas, Texas; and Roberta Rader and her husband Jason, Springfield. They also have nine grandchildren: Andrew Kremer, Erin Moore, Angie Schwartze, Kelley Hagemeyer, David Weidinger, Connor Muenks, Claire Muenks, Anna Rader, and Jeremy Rader; eight great-grandchildren: Henry Hagemeyer, Lucille Hagemeyer, Ava Moore, Maria Schwartze, Anna Schwartze, Ainsley Kremer, Addison Kremer, Rya Weidinger, and great-grandbaby Moore due in March; and two step-great-grandchildren: Kyle Hagemeyer and Bentley Moore.

Anniversary

Winkelman

Sunday, Oct. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Winkelman, New Bloomfield, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary October 12 with a dance at the Eagles Club, Jefferson City, hosted by the couple. Ed Winkelman and Anna Marie Kuensting were married October 17, 1959, at Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. The late Rev. Guido Nardoni officiated. They were attended by Mary Graessle Brandt, Jefferson City; James Winkelman, Jefferson City; Anna Mae Winkelman Redel, Jefferson City; Henry Iven, Elida, Ohio; and Jeanette Kuensting Price, Overland Park, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Winkelman have five children: Anthony Winkelman and his wife Donna, Hartsburg; Diane Jurgensmeyer and her husband Mark, Jefferson City; Alice Winkelman and Tom Hancock, St. Peters; Lawrence Winkelman and his wife Wendy, Holts Summit; and Robert Winkelman and his wife Jennifer, Tebbetts. They also have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Southard

Sunday, Oct. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Southard, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Fred Southard and Dorthea Huffman were married October 17, 1959, at First Christian Church, St. James. They were attended by Charles Backues Jr. and Ethel Backues, both of Belle. Mr. and Mrs. Southard have four children: Denise Tyler and her husband Tony, Belle; Debbie Disser, Holts Summit; Carrie Montgomery and her fiancé, Mike Schweiss, Jefferson City; and Becky Wilbers and her husband Mike, Jefferson City. They also have 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Wedding

Jobe and Gerloff

Sunday, Oct. 20

Kendra Jobe, Russellville, and Logan Gerloff, Jefferson City, were married at 3 p.m., June 7, at First Christian Church, Jefferson City. Ken Lumley performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lyle and Dana Jobe, Russellville. The groom is the son of Roger Gerloff Jr. and Julia Gerloff, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Daisy Farm, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 6 at First Christian Church Hall. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Russellville High School, Russellville, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a B.S. in Education. She is a fourth grade teacher with Camdenton R-III Public Schools. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology. He is Lead Surveyor with Darren Krehbiel Consultants, LLC, Camdenton. The couple resides in Osage Beach.

Anniversary

Hentges

Sunday, Oct. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Larry "Tuna" Hentges, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Larry "Tuna" Hentges and Suzi Herigon were married October 13, 1979 at St Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Don Antweiler officiated. They were attended by Jeretta Herigon Kimberlin, Daytona Beach, Fla.; Ray Hentges, Dave Kaiser, Kim Grice Vogel, all of Jefferson City; Carl Vogel, deceased; Butch Gotham, deceased; Reggie Landshoot Boon, Fenton; Linda Overly, Kansas City, Kan.; Gaye Perera, Columbia; and LeAnn Hentges Hoth, Centertown. Mr. and Mrs. Hentges have two children: Stuart Hentges and his wife Chelle, Jefferson City, and Colby Hentges and his wife Ashley, Dallas, Ga. They also have six grandchildren: Ali Beza, Caydin Englebrecht, Channing Hentges, Aubree Hentges, Jax Hentges, and Addison Hentges; and their first great-grandchild is due in January.

Wedding

Vasquez and Frank

Sunday, Oct. 13

Paloma Vasquez and Scott Christopher Frank, both of South Padre Island, Texas, were married at 5 p.m., July 20, at Temple of the Immaculate Conception, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. Fr. Eric Groner, Fort Worth, Texas, friend of the groom, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jose Vasquez, Brownsville, Texas, and Amparo Rodriquez, South Padre Island, Texas. The groom is the son of Steve and Jane Frank, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a tulle princess gown with a lace bodice. She completed her ensemble with a chapel-style tulle veil with lace. She carried a multi-colored Mexican themed bouquet. The honor attendant was Marianna Devlin, Bayview, Texas, friend of the couple. The attendants were Patricia Barrera-Richards, Houston, Texas, friend of the bride; Anais Barrera-Wittmer, Brownsville, Texas, cousin of the bride; and Gaby Ramixez, Brownsville, Texas, cousin of the bride. They wore fuschia floor-length, sleeveless dresses of multiple styles. The best man was Chris Devlin, Bayview, Texas, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Mark Mueller, Denver, Colo., friend of the groom; Christian Asel, St. Martin, friend of the groom; and Josh Lumley, Plymouth, Mich., friend of the groom. The flower girls were Maya Richards, daughter of Patricia and Christopher Richards, Houston, Texas, friend of the bride; Karime and Elisia Delagarza, daughters of Iris and Beny Delagarza, Brownsville, Texas, cousins of the bride; and Ania Vasquez, daughter of Natalia and Luis Vasquez, Brownsville, Texas, niece of the bride. The ring bearers were Luke and Liam Wittmer, sons of Anais and Erich Wittmer, Brownsville, Texas, cousins of the bride; Andes Vasquez, son of Natalia and Luis Vasquez, Brownsville, Texas; nephew of the bride; and Oliver Devlin, son of Mariana and Chris Devlin, Bayview, Texas, godson of the bride and groom. Music was provided by Mozart Ensemble, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. The lector was Mary Frank, Jefferson City, grandmother of the groom. Offertory was presented by Sue Danner, Town and Country, aunt of the groom; and Gloria Wolfe, Overland Park, Kan., aunt of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Hotel Real De Minas, San Miguel de Allende. An additional reception was held August 30 at Kertz Hall, Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2007 graduate of St. Joseph Academy, Brownsville, Texas; and a 2011 graduate of the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Philadephia, Pa. with a BS in Marketing. She is an Enterpreneur with Lullaby Baby and Child, Brownsville, Texas, and attending college at Texas Southmost, Brownsville, Texas, pursuing a degree in Medical Sonography. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2009 graduate of Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts - secondary education with degree in World and U.S. History with all Social Studies Endorsement. He is a Master History Teacher at IDEA Frontier Charter School, Brownsville, Texas. After a wedding trip to Cancun and Tulum, Mexico, the couple resides in South Padre Island, Texas.

Engagement

Lutes and Huff

Sunday, Oct. 13

Whitney Lutes, Linn, daughter of Alvin and Carol Wieberg, Argyle, and Josh Huff, Eugene, son of Michael and Lisa Huff, Jefferson City, announce their engagement. An October 26 wedding is planned at The Wildflower, Eugene. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Maries R-I High School, Vienna, and a 2012 graduate of Nichols Career Center with a degree in Practical Nursing. She is a LPN-OB at Community Health Center. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Linn State Technical College with a degree in Industrial Electricity with focus on Construction. He is an Electrician with IBEW 257. The couple is registered at Target and Wal-Mart.

Engagement

Hurley and Hilke

Sunday, Oct. 6

Eugene Pringer, Jefferson City, announces the engagement of his daughter, Donna K. Hurley, Holts Summit, also the daughter of the late Geraldine Pringer, to Laron L. Hilke, Freeburg, son of the late John and Marie Hilke, Freeburg. A November 16 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.

Anniversary

Rice

Sunday, Oct. 6

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Rice, Jefferson City, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary October 2 with a dinner at Domenico's Restaurant with family. James B. Rice and Rayna Nilges were married October 2, 1999, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Ignazio Medina officiated.

Engagement

Burnett and Boss

Sunday, Oct. 6

Andrew Burnett and Karen Boessen, Westphalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Burnett, Bonnots Mill, to Dillon Boss, Bonnots Mill, son of Bryan and Leah Ann Boss, Bonnots Mill. An October 12 wedding is planned at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Westphalia.

Anniversary

Voss

Sunday, Oct. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Voss, Linn, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary September 7 with an evening dinner at the home of their son, James. Roger Voss and Agnes Kamler were married August 29, 1964, at Immaculate Conception Church, St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Voss have one child, James Voss, Linn. They also have two grandchildren: Marlee and Ben Voss.

Engagement

Norment and Ashmore

Sunday, Sept. 29

Dane Norment, Jefferson City, son of Gary and Lisa Norment, Taos, and Mackenzie Ashmore, Jefferson City, daughter of William and Tisha Ashmore, Bonnots Mill, announce their engagement. A November 2 wedding is planned in Taos.

Anniversary

Schnieders

Sunday, Sept. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schnieders, Wardsville, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today with a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville, along with a family breakfast, hosted by their children. Robert Schnieders and Carolyn Bernskoetter were married September 26, 1959, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. The late Father Leo Holdener officiated. They were attended by Margaret Ann Richter, deceased; Thomas Schnieders, Jefferson City; Betty and Joe Sandbothe, Jefferson City; Lucille and Richard (deceased) Walther, Jefferson City; Barbara Rackers, deceased; Jerry Bern-skoetter, Conyers, Ga.; Peggy Luebbert, Wardsville; and Allen Simms, Wildwood. Mr. and Mrs. Schnieders have three children: Craig Schnieders and his wife Lisa, Holts Summit; Kristi Graessle and her husband Kent, Hartsburg; and Shelley Haynes, deceased. They also have four grandchildren: Austin Haynes, Reagan Schnieders, Ryan Graessle, and Jessica Graessle; and a great-grandchild due in February.

Anniversary

Rackers

Sunday, Sept. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Rackers, New Bloomfield, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass and a dinner with their family, hosted by their children. Richard Rackers and Jean Erhart were married September 12, 1959, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Jim and Dot Temmen, both deceased; Theresa Maasen, Folk; Francis Stockman, Wardsville; Louis Herzing, Freeburg; and Sue Paschal Herzing, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Rackers have four children: Gaye Suggett and her husband Tim, Tebbetts; Kevin Rackers (deceased) and his wife Dana, New Bloomfield; Roger Rackers and his wife Shelly, New Bloomfield; and Ryan Rackers and his wife Crystal, New Bloomfield. They also have nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Oelrichs

Sunday, Sept. 29

Mr. and Mrs. David Oelrichs, Jefferson City, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a Caribbean cruise. David Oelrichs and Shirley Hampy were married September 20, 1974, at Smithton United Methodist Church, Smithton. Rev. Jerry Moon officiated. They were attended by John McCutchen, Sedalia; Mike Ackerman, Sedalia; Mike Hampy, state of Texas; Randy Oelrichs, Mora; Helen Mahnken, Springfield; Brenda Johns, Sedalia; and Donna Katzing, Sedalia. Mr. and Mrs. Oelrichs have three children: Angela Boessen and her husband Shane, Holts Summit; Bethany Miller and her husband Nathan, Jefferson City; and Carrie Oelrichs, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Wyatt Boessen, Quinton Boessen, Hailey Boessen, Andrew Miller, and Sara Miller.

Engagement

Moen and Denlinger

Sunday, Sept. 29

David and Debbie Moen, Holts Summit, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Moen, Lancaster, Pa., to Jeremy Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa., son of Ron and Joan Denlinger, Lancaster, Pa. A November 15 wedding is planned in Gap, Pa. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2014 graduate of New Tribes Bible Institute, Waukesha, Wis. with a NTBI-Associates in Biblical Studies; and a 2019 graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College with a HACC-Associates in Nursing. She is a Direct Support Professional with Friendship Community, Lititz, Pa. The groom-to-be is a 2012 home-school graduate and a 2015 graduate of Lancaster Bible College with a BA in Student Ministries. He is Program Manager at Friendship Community, Lititz, Pa. The couple is registered at Amazon and Target.

Wedding

Barrow and Mathews

Sunday, Sept. 29

Lesley Anne Barlow, Jefferson City and Joseph Gregory Mathews, Wright City, were married at 4 p.m., July 27, at Faith Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Pastor Eric Gledhill performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Jane Barlow, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Greg and Galen Mathews, Wright City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a vintage, lace gown with a sable underlay and a corset-style lace-up back. The bride carried a hand-tied clutch bouquet of miniature white calla lilies, shades of pink roses, salmon spray roses, pale pink lilies, white astilbe, light blue delphinium, lavender statice and pale green hydrangeas. The stems of her bouquet were wrapped in pale pink satin and overlaid in ivory lace. The honor attendant was Sarah Broughton, Blue Springs, sister of the bride. The attendants were Mattie Humphery, Blue Springs, friend of the bride; Elizabeth Albert, Lake of the Ozark, friend of the bride; Danielle Brower, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Maggie Mathews, Wright City, sister of the groom; and Danielle Denney, Kansas City, friend of the bride. They wore mint green, knee-length gowns. The best man was Max Mathews, St. Louis, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Mark Schepker, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Tom Flynn, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Kevin Joyce, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Jesse Mathews, Florissant, Colo., cousin of the groom; and Cody Fry, St. Louis, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Kamryn Gockel, daughter of Eric and Jill Gockel, Maryville, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Kody Gockel, son of Eric and Jill Gockel, Maryville, cousin of the bride. The candlelighters were Hanna Berendzen, Jefferson City, friend of the bride, and Maghan Lage, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The ushers were Jared Broughton, Blue Springs, brother-in-law of the bride, and Danny Mathews, Florissant, Colo., cousin of the groom. The organist was Tommy Greene, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The guestbook/Liturgist was Callie Koch, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Millbottoms in Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 26 at Prison Brews. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2016 graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science, Education degree; and a 2018 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a Masters of Art TESOL degree. She is an elementary English Language Learners Educator at Blue Springs School District, Blue Springs. The groom is a 2011 graduate of St. Dominic High School, O'Fallon and a 2015 graduate of University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He is a Medical Sales Representative for Cancer Diagnostics Incorporated. After a wedding trip to the Western Caribbean, the couple reside in Grain Valley.

Engagement

Luebbert and Eggen

Sunday, Sept. 22

Paul and Debbie Luebbert, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Marie Luebbert, Jefferson City, to Zackary Ryan Eggen, Jefferson City, son of Dennis and Dede Eggen, Jefferson City. An October 5 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.

Anniversary

Werner and Stroessner

Sunday, Sept. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Werner, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner at the Eiken home in Taos, hosted by Mr. and Mrs. David Eiken, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cremeans, and Denise Arriola. Donald Werner and Darlene Stroessner were married September 19, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. The late Walter Niedner officiated. They were attended by Mary Jungmeyer, Jefferson City; Doris Schroeder, Meta; Dorothy Stroessner Elldrege, deceased; Robert Werner, deceased; Donald Stroessner, Fayetteville, Ark.; Martin Jungmeyer, deceased; Bill Siebeneck, Jefferson City; and Bob Siebeneck, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Werner have three children: Darla Eiken and her husband David Eiken, Jefferson City; Dawn Cremeans and her husband Tom Cremeans, Jefferson City; and Denise Arriola, California. They also have seven grandchildren: Justin Cremeans, Ashley Cremeans, Brandon Eiken, Chelsea Thompson, Payton Arriola, Madelyn Arriola, and Logan Ponder.

Engagement

Graham and Bates

Sunday, Sept. 22

Dr. and Mrs. Richard Graham, Hartsburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Drew Graham, Columbia, to John Colin Bates, Houston, Texas, son of Donna Means, Houston, Texas, and the late Colin Bates. A September 28 wedding is planned at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Rosslan and Bland

Sunday, Sept. 22

Paul Rosslan and Deborah Lansford, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lee Rosslan, Jefferson City, to Christopher Gerloff, Bland, son of Gary and Pam Gerloff, Bland. A November 2 wedding is planned.

Engagement

Linneman and Beck

Sunday, Sept. 15

Dale and Debra Linneman, Columbia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Lynn Linneman, Columbia, to Dr. Phil Beck, Columbia, son of Paul and Janet Beck, St. Elizabeth. An October 5 wedding is planned at Campus Lutheran Church, Columbia. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Rockbridge High School, Columbia, a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri, and a 2018 graduate of the University of Missouri School of Law. She is currently employed with the Linneman Law Office, Columbia. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri Medical School. He recently completed his residency in internal medicine at University Hospital, Columbia, and is in his first year of a two-year fellowship in infectious disease through University Hospital, Columbia.

Wedding

Knaebel and Welch

Sunday, Sept. 15

Mikayla Rose Knaebel, Wardsville, and Benjamin Leo Welch, Columbia, were married at 2 p.m., March 16, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. I.C. Medina performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Lori Knaebel, Wardsville. The groom is the son of Edward and Jeanne Welch, Columbia. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capital Bluffs Event Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents was held March 15 at Capital Bluffs Event Center. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2016 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She is in third year of medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Joplin. The groom is a 2013 graduate of Hickman High School, Columbia; a 2017 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science; and a 2019 graduate of the University of Nebraska, Omaha, Neb., with a Master of Arts in Athletic Training. He is employed by Mercy Sports Medicine as Head Athletic Trainer at Central High School, Springfield. After a wedding trip to St. Maarten, the couple resides in Joplin.

Wedding

Leppien and Seidel

Sunday, Sept. 15

Hannah Grace Leppien and Caleb Mark Seidel, both of Springfield, were married at 3 p.m., June 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles. Rev. Scott Schmieding performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dave and Jana Leppien, St. Charles. The groom is the son of Randy and Donna Seidel, Lohman. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace trumpet bridal gown featuring a sweeping train with lace illusion halter neckline and double keyhole back. She carried a bouquet of peach roses, white ranunculus and eucalyptus leaves. The honor attendants were Meagan Leppien, Springfield, and Emma Leppien, St. Charles, sisters of the bride. The attendants were Abbey Jarvis, St. Louis, cousin of the bride; Kyleigh Keith, Topeka, Kan., friend of the bride; Haley Seidel, Camdenton, friend of the bride; and Sara Seidel, Springfield, friend of the bride. They wore floor-length coral gowns. The best man was Cody Seidel, Springfield, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Jacob Seidel, Camdenton, brother of the groom; Matthew Niewald, Springfield, friend of the groom; Jeremy Wolters, Columbia, friend of the groom; Alex Werner, Columbia, cousin of the groom; and Brandon Poole, Springfield, friend of the groom. The ring bearer was Emmett Zimmer, son of Ben and Stephanie Zimmer, Menomonee Falls, Wis., cousin of the bride. The ushers were Jacob Hinck, Independence, and Evan Harter, Kansas City, friends of the groom. The pianist was Jan Friedrich, Minnetonka, Minn., and the vocalist was Abbie Versemann, Lewisville, Texas. The lector was Pam Amling, Waterford, Wis., godmother of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at New Town Tent, St. Charles. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 7 at Pio's Restaurant, St. Charles. The bride is a 2014 graduate of Lutheran High School, St. Charles, and a 2018 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science, Special Education/Cross Categorical. She is a teacher at Wilder and Sequiota Elementary Schools, Springfield. The groom is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science, Agriculture Business. He is Assistant Superintendent at Highland Springs Golf Course, Springfield. After a wedding trip to Runaway Bay, Jamaica, the couple resides in Springfield.

Engagement

Goans and Bergeson

Sunday, Sept. 8

Rick and Judy Goans, California, announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Goans, Hannibal, to Andrew Bergeson, Hannibal, son of Kim and Glen Bergeson, New London. An October 19 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of California R-1 High School, California, and a 2011 and 2014 graduate of the University of Central MO with a Masters in School Counseling. She is the Elementary Counselor for Hannibal School District. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Hannibal High School, Hannibal, and a 2010 and 2012 graduate of the University of Central MO with a Masters in Industrial Management. He is Production Supervisor at General Mills. The couple is registered at Amazon and Target.

Anniversary

Schulte

Sunday, Sept. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schulte, Eugene, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with an open house and dinner at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Mary's Home, hosted by their children. Wayne Schulte and Brenda Todd were married September 6, 1969, at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Fr. Sean Smyth officiated. They were attended by Harriett (Todd) Graham, Springfield; Judy (Schubert) Todd, Lohman; Mary (Schulte) Kemna, Warsaw; Linda (Warden) Doerhoff, Wardsville; Terri (Finn) Walker, Jefferson City; Henry Schulte, Mary's Home; Jerry Todd, Lohman; Jim Todd, New Bloomfield; James Kempker, Mary's Home; and Michael Schwaller, Mary's Home. Mr. and Mrs. Schulte have three children: Margaret Crisp and her husband Will, Marshall; Lisa Luebbering, Crocker; and Michael Schulte and his wife Roxanne, Mary's Home. They also have seven grandchildren: Doug Beck, Shawn Beck, Phillip Luebbering, Sheldon Schulte, Cody Schulte, Brendsey Luebbering, Ethan Schulte; and one great-grandchild: Gavin Beck.

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Bruns

Sunday, Sept. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bruns, Bonnots Mill, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Robert Bruns and Judy Libbert were married August 29, 1959 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Rev. Father Smyth officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Bruns have three children: Darla Feyen and her husband Bill, Jefferson City; Scott Bruns, Bonnots Mill; and Corey Bruns and his wife Shelley, Bonnots Mill. They also have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Roettgen

Sunday, Sept. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Roettgen, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 24 with a party hosted by the couple. Leroy Roettgen and Stephanie Knaebel were married August 30, 1969, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Father Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Judi Morris Kaiser, state of Utah, and Leslie Roettgen, state of Indiana. Mr. and Mrs. Roettgen have two children: Timothy Wayne Roettgen and his wife Kari, Lake Ozark, and Leigh Ann Roettgen Tillman and her husband Sean, Tebbetts. They also have five grandchildren: Claire Roettgen, Blake Roettgen, Nick Roettgen, Trent Tillman and Walt Tillman.

Wedding

Lyons and Monson

Sunday, Sept. 1

Erica Lynn Lyons, West Des Moines, Iowa, and Blake Austin Monson, Jefferson City, were married May 25 at St. Francis of Assisi Church, West Des Moines, Iowa. Deacon Bill Richer performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Don and Lori Lyons, West Des Moines, Iowa. The groom is the son of Keith and Merisue Monson, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Des Moines Golf and Country Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 24 at Fire Creek Grill, West Des Moines, Iowa. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Valley High School, West Des Moines, Iowa, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Textile and Apparel Management. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is an HMDA Officer and CRCM at Providence Bank, Columbia. After a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple resides in Ashland.

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Vaughan

Sunday, Sept. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Vaughan, Holts Summit, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Kenneth Vaughan and Deborah Williams were married August 31, 1969, at Hopewell Baptist Church, New Bloomfield. B.E. Lett, great-uncle of the bride, officiated. They were attended by Barbara McKim, state of Maine, Gracia Yancey Backer, New Bloomfield; Susan Boyd Sapp, state of Texas; Sharon Hall Williams, Lake Ozark; Mike Vaughan, St. Charles; Melvin Schulenberg, Jefferson City; James Williams, Lake Ozark; and Danny Murphy, Fulton. Mr. and Mrs. Vaughan have three children: James "Mitch" Vaughan, deceased; Angie Vaughan, Kansas City; and Tony Vaughan, Holts Summit.

Wedding

Fajardo and Ryder

Sunday, Sept. 1

Loany Linethe Fajardo, Grand Island, Neb., and Jonathan Henry Ryder, Holts Summit, were married at 5 p.m., May 25, at Carnahan Memorial Garden, Jefferson City. Tim Decker performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dilcia and Rodrigo Fajardo, Grand Island, Neb. The groom is the son of Suzette and Robert Ryder, Holts Summit. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a V-neck fit and flare gown with spaghetti straps. She carried a bouquet of white, pink and red roses. The honor attendant was Jammie Rodriguez-Sahin, Seattle, Wash., friend of the bride. The attendants were Kellie Fajardo, Lincoln, Neb., sister of the bride; Kate Maymon, New Albany, Ind., friend of the bride; Karen Claros, Omaha, Neb., friend of the bride; Jade Johnson, Omaha, Neb., friend of the bride; and Kathleen Barbosa, Indianapolis, Ind., friend of the bride. They wore navy blue dresses. The best man was Rocky Esteraich, Omaha, Neb., friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Rodrigo Fajardo Jr., Grand Island, Neb., brother of the bride; Matthew Ryder, Las Vegas, Nev., brother of the groom; David English, Indianapolis, Ind., friend of the groom; Ryan Hafner, Philadelphia, Pa., friend of the groom; and Conner Stangler, Indianapolis, Ind., friend of the groom. The flower girl was Grecia Gomez, daughter of David and Grecia Gomez-Madrid, Miami, Fla., cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Alexda Canales, son of Alex and Danelia Canales, Miami, Fla., cousin of the bride. The ushers were Ken and Heather Ryder, Carrier Mills, Ill., uncle and aunt of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 24 in Holts Summit. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Grand Island Senior High, Grand Island, Neb.; a 2014 graduate of the University of Nebraska-Kearney with a Bachelors in Chemistry, Minor in Business Administration; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., with a Masters in Clinical Lab Science. She is a Medical Laboratory Scientist at Eskenazi Health Hospital, Indianapolis, Ind. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2013 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and History; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb., with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He is a third year Internal Medicine Resident at Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind. The couple resides in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Welschmeyer

Sunday, Aug. 25

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Welschmeyer, Freeburg, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving along with a trip and family dinner at a later date. Richard Welschmeyer and Lucille Hoelscher were married August 29, 1964, at St. Margaret Antioch Catholic Church, Osage Bend. The late Rev. Michael Schaller officiated. They were attended by Dorothy Veit, Jefferson City; Catherine Bruemmer, deceased; Esther Klebba, deceased; Janice Plemmons, Freeburg; Jerome Welschmeyer, Dixon; Leroy Welschmeyer, deceased; Irvin Hoelscher, Osage Bend; and Don Bruemmer, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Welschmeyer have two children: Linda Johnson and her husband Eric, Visilia, Calif., and Ann Pondrom and her husband Aaron, St. Robert. They also have eight grandchildren: Sevee Johnson, Rhett Johnson, Cort Johnson, Sophia Johnson, Jax Johnson (deceased), Isabella Pondrom, Carter Pondrom, and Isaac Pondrom (deceased).

Engagement

Dunmire and Nichols

Sunday, Aug. 18

Michael and Lori Antweiler, New Bloomfield, announce the engagement of their son, Geoffrey Reese Dunmire, Jefferson City, also the son of Michael and Christian Dunmire, Republic, to Nicole Dawn Nichols, Jefferson City, daughter of Katina Paternostro, Holts Summit, and Dustin and Rebecca Nichols, Cassville. An October 19 wedding is planned at Zion Lutheran Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Caywood and Hull

Sunday, Aug. 18

Victoria Caywood, Jefferson City, and Quintin Hull, Columbia, were married at 3 p.m., May 11, at Firestone Baars Chapel, Stephens College, Columbia. The Honorable Judge Jon Kaltenbronn, uncle of the groom, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Eric and Michele Caywood, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Kim and Greta Hull, Jefferson City. The bride wore a floor length, jewel neckline, crepe gown with a fitted Chantilly lace bodice with covered buttons accented down the back. She completed her ensemble with a cathedral-length veil of Chantilly edged lace. She carried a bouquet of champagne pink roses accented with eucalyptus. The honor attendant was Rebecca Thompson, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The attendants were Julia Dishon, Jefferson City, sister of the groom, and Emma Hull, Jefferson City, sister of the groom. They wore floor-length champagne pink gowns. The best man was Seth Caywood, Jefferson City, brother of the bride. The groomsmen included Collin Caywood, Jefferson City, brother of the bride, and Jordan Hull, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom. The flower girl was Kennedy Dishon, daughter of Julia Dishon, Birmingham, Ala., niece of the groom. The ushers were Alex Schweiss, Overland Park, Kan., cousin of the bride, and Shane Convery, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The organist was Annette Kehner, Jefferson City, and the vocalist was Lydia Knatcal, Jefferson City. The lector was Lauren Schlotz, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Kimball Ballroom, Stephens College, Columbia. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 10, 2019, at Park Restaurant, Columbia. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Exercise Science. She is currently in the Physician Assistant Graduate Program at Stephens College, Columbia. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He is employed with the University of Missouri-Columbia. After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Columbia.

Anniversary

Hentges

Sunday, Aug. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Hentges, Mokane, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Morris Hentges and Ranona (Ronnie) Brauner were married August 22, 1959, at St. Martin's Catholic Church, St. Martins. Father Gerald Poelker officiated. They were attended by Kitty Rackers, deceased; Wilma (Brauner) Distler, Centertown; Pat (Boeckman) Brondel, St. Martins; Al Rackers, deceased; Ralph Hentges, deceased; and Julian Brondel, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Hentges have two children: Pete Hentges and his wife Janet, Russellville; and Dale Hentges and his wife Lisa, Tebbetts. They also have four grandchildren: Wesley Hentges, Whitney Hentges Chainey, Troy Hentges, and Cory Hentges; one step-grandchild, Chris Laughlin; two great-grandchildren, Landen Hentges and Rhett Hentges; and two step-great-grandchildren, Carter Laughlin and Logan Laughlin.

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Hastings

Sunday, Aug. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Donn Hastings, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family cruise to Mexico. Donn Hastings and Sandra Tiemann were married August 17, 1969 at the Methodist church in Basco, Ill. The late Rev. Virgil Kelly officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Hastings have two children: Robin Hastings and her husband Mike Washburn of Lawrence, Kan. and Donn Hastings Jr. of Eldon. They also have one grandchild: Alexander Hastings.

Wedding

Rush and Lodewegen

Sunday, Aug. 18

Jodi Renee Rush and Michael Edward Lodewegen, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., June 22, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Greg Oligschlaeger performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ray and Jean Rush, Henley. The groom is the son of Warren and Betty Lodewegen, Memphis. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Martins Knights of Columbus. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 21 at Arris Bistro, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Cole R-V High School, Eugene, and a 2009 graduate of Central Methodist University, Fayette, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is the Child Welfare/Title IV-E Unit Manager at Missouri Department of Social Services. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Scotland County R-1 High School, Memphis, and a 2007 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Political Science. He is Manager of Governmental Affairs for Charter Communications. After a wedding trip to Saint George's, Grenada, the couple resides in Lee's Summit.

Wedding

Boudreau and Trullinger

Sunday, Aug. 11

Alison Boudreau and Ryan Trullinger, both of St. Louis, were married at 5 p.m., June 1, at Wilderness Lodge Resort, Lesterville. Craig Vanleeuwen performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Connie Boudreau, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Terry Trullinger, Hannibal, and the late Comfort Trullinger. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a handcrafted gown of nude tulle with sequined embroidery and applique, with a V-bodice and fluid line skirt with train. She carried a wildflower mix bouquet of Veronica, Cockscomb, Solidago, Astilbe, Lisianthus, Scabiosa, and Queen Anne's Lace. The honor attendant was Kimberly Werdehausen, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Megan Vanleeuwen, Glendale, friend of the bride; Kristen Phinney, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Abbey Timmerberg, New Florence, friend of the bride; and Mandy Goff, Belle, friend of the bride. The best man was Andy Hansen, Smithville, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Bryan Curran, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Arlie Heisterberg, Kansas City, friend of the groom; Justin Schaefer, Kansas City, friend of the groom; and Steve Geist, St. Peters, friend of the groom. The flower girls were Allison and Kaitlyn Sears, daughters of Ashley and Keith Sears, Sheffield, Iowa, first cousins once removed. The ring bearers were Trenton and Blaine Werdehausen, sons of Kimberly and Mitchell Werdehausen, Jefferson City, nephews of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Wilderness Lodge Resort. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bride's parents, was held May 31 at Wilderness Lodge Resort. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design. She is Art Director at Werremeyer Creative. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Hannibal High School, Hannibal; a 2010 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a Bachelor of Science in Geography; and a 2013 graduate of Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill., with a Master of Arts in Geographic Information Systems. He is IT Product Manager at Enterprise Holdings. After a wedding trip to Italy, the couple resides in St. Louis.

Anniversary

Stratman

Sunday, Aug. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Stratman, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Steven Stratman and Donna Bock were married August 23, 1969, at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain, with Father Robert Arnold officiating. They were attended by Marsha Otto Meyer, Meta; Pat Holtschneider Philbert, Rich Fountain; Diana Baker Morales, highlands Ranch, Colo.; Brenda Baker Castle, Lee's Summit; Mark Stratman, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Glen Stratman, Jefferson City; and Ralph Schroeder, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Stratman have one child: Curtis Stratman and his wife Rebecca, Pittsburgh, Penn. They also have two grandchildren: Isabella Stratman and Xavier Stratman.

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Werner

Sunday, Aug. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Werner, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 9 with a dinner hosted by their children. Kenneth Werner and Thelma Jones were married August 8, 1959, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Father Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Sue Cardwell Miller, Boonville; Anna Mae Schaefer Jones, Milan, Ind.; Kathy Werner Wallace, deceased; James Werner, Linn Creek; Thomas Werner, Portland, Ore.; and Dennis McKinney, Ocala, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Werner have three children: Julie Sullivan, Bradley Werner, and Randall Werner, all of Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Holterman and Bade

Sunday, Aug. 11

Art and Mary Kay Holterman, Westphalia, announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Holterman, Westphalia, to Rachel Bade, Westphalia, daughter of Ms. Kathy Bade, St. Louis, and Dr. John Bade, St. Louis. An August 17 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia.

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Eveler

Sunday, July 28

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Eveler, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary today with a dinner with family and friends. William Michael (Mike) Eveler and Cheryl Ann Kempker were married July 27, 1974, at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. The late Fr. Patrick Daly officiated. They were attended by Sharon (Jarrell) Green, deceased; Joyce (Walsh) Dover, Scott City; Diane (Kempker) Towne, New Bloomfield; Lisa (Eveler) Patten, Jefferson City; Dennis Strange, deceased; Danny Walsh, Syracuse; Gary Eveler, Centertown; Brian Kempker, Jefferson City; Gary B. Kempker, Holts Summit; and Pete Eveler, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Eveler have four children: Scott M. Eveler (Nancy), Whispering Pines, N.C.; Rob Eveler (Carla Trippensee), Jefferson City; Michelle Backes, Jefferson City; and Matthew Eveler (Ashley), Holts Summit. They also have five grandchildren: Kinley Eveler, Sophia Eveler, Kennedi Lochhead, Cale Eveler, and Henry Eveler.

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Custard

Sunday, July 28

Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Custard, New Bloomfield, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 30 with a dinner at Oscar's Diner, Jefferson City, hosted by the couple, their children and spouses. Donnie Custard and Marita Jones were married October 24, 1969, at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Reverend Nelson Duke officiated. They were attended by Karen (Jones) Roberts, Jefferson City; Patricia (Cundiff) Benitz, deceased; Fred Sundermeyer and Jimmy Willams. Mr. and Mrs. Custard have two children: Jay Custard and his wife Elizabeth, Erie, Colorado; and Jeff Custard and his wife Rebecca, Fenton. They also have five grandchildren: Sam Custard, Charlie Custard, Eliza Custard, Luke Custard, and Mason Custard.

Engagement

Bucher and Shimmens

Sunday, July 28

Steve and Barb Shimmens, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Adam Michael Shimmens, Kansas City, to Leah Marie Bucher, Kansas City, daughter of Cara and Darren Adkison, Blue Springs, and Dan and Nicole Bucher, Pleasant Hill. An August 17 wedding is planned at Christ Community Brookside, Kansas City.

Engagement

Brenneke and Smith

Sunday, July 21

Chuck and Anne Brennecke, Russellville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bridget Olivia Brennecke, Russellville, to Adam Lee Smith, Russellville, son of Lora and Dennis Schafer, Gravois Mills. An August 24 outdoor ceremony in Russellville is planned. The bride-to-be is a 2016 graduate of Russellville High School, Russellville. She is employed with Hawthorn Bank, Jefferson City. The groom-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Morgan County R-2 High School, Versailles. He is employed with Quaker Windows and Doors, Freeburg.

Engagement

Francka and Gerstner

Sunday, July 21

Brian and Cathy Francka announce the engagement of their daughter, Baylee Francka, to Brock Gerstner, son of Ron and Lynn Gerstner, all of Jefferson City. An August 10 wedding is planned at St. Martin Catholic Church.

Anniversary

Helming

Sunday, July 21

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Helming, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 23 with a family luncheon at Veit's Restaurant, hosted by the family. Kenny Helming and Lola Maxwell were married June 22, 1969, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Chamois. Rev. Roy Stock officiated. They were attended by Bonnie Steffen Hackmann, Linn; Dennis "Frog" Boss, Fayette; Barbara Maxwell, Jefferson City; Denise "Dinky" Vahrenberg, Jefferson City; George Helming, Springfield; Denny Maxwell, Mexico; Marla Ortmeyer Day, Jefferson City; Raymond, Tud, and Shannon Helming, all deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Helming have three children: Karri Gourley and her husband Rob, Jefferson City; Jodie Helming, Jefferson City; and Greg Helming, deceased. They also have five grandchildren: Mandi Delaney, Jacob Gourley, McKenzie Gourley, Parker Gourley, Greg Cole; and one great-grandchild, Brynnlie Bise.

Engagement

Bernskoetter and Kleindienst

Sunday, July 7

Greg and Janell Bernskoetter announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Bernskoetter, to Grant Kleindienst, son of John and Kim Kleindienst, all of Jefferson City. An October 26 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2016 graduate of Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City, and a 2019 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is an Incentive Specialist at Missouri Department of Economic Development. The groom-to-be is a 2015 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City. He is a Maintenance Worker at Missouri Department of Transportation.

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Call

Sunday, July 7

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Call, Eugene, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a family barbecue, hosted by their children, spouses and grandchildren. Ronald Call and Sandra Wood were married July 5, 1969, at Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Eugene. Rev. R.V. Wilson officiated. They were attended by Raymond Call, deceased, and Marie Baldwin, California. Mr. and Mrs. Call have two children: Kimberly Smith and her husband Scott, West Chester, Pa., and Stephanie Marr and her husband Ron, Russellville. They also have five grandchildren: Aaron Smith, Manning Smith, Shaelin Kirchner, Isaac Kirchner, and Ethan Kirchner.

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Kremer

Sunday, June 23

Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Kremer, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation to Savannah and Daufuskie Island. Vincent Kremer and Martha Mertens were married June 14, 1969 at St. George Catholic Church, Linn. Rev. Jaworski officiated. They were attended by Mary Dayton, Jefferson City, Joe Kremer, Jefferson City, Terese Schmitz, deceased, Lois Voss, deceased, Jerry Kremer, Jefferson City and Stanley Dudenhoeffer, Chamois. Mr. and Mrs. Kremer have 4 children: Matt Kremer and his wife Shelly, Jefferson City; Melissa Tynes and her husband Jerry, Jefferson City; Melanie Anderson and her husband Darrin, St. Louis; and Marshal Kremer and his husband Hank Vogt, Jefferson City. They also have 10 grandchildren: Lexi Cade, Trent Tynes, Abby Anderson, Jonathan Jolley, Trevor Jolley, Taylor Tynes, Spenser Anderson, Roman Kremer, Joshua Jolley and Travis Jolley, and nine great-grandchildren: Lillian, Levi, Lennox, Natalie, Connor, Layla, Colton, Carson, Jace and Aria.

Wedding

Singer and Clark

Sunday, June 23

Michelle Singer, Taos, and Kyle Clark, Jefferson City, were married at 1:00 p.m. on October 27, 2018, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Rev. Michael Penn officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of James and Cathy Singer, Taos. The groom is the son of Mike and Carol Clark, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Timber Ridge Barn. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 26, 2018, at Timber Ridge Barn. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville and a 2016 graduate of Columbia College, Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. She is currently employed with Missouri Electric Cooperatives Employees' Credit Union. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City and is currently attending Columbia Southern University, Gulf Shores, Ala., studying Occupational Safety and Health. He is currently employed with Industrial Warehouse and Distribution Group as an Office Manager/Safety Supervisor. After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Seidel

Sunday, June 23

Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Seidel, Lohman, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with friends and family at the American Legion with a cake reception. A family dinner at Baxter's Lakeside Grille, hosted by their children and grandchildren, will take place at a later date. H.F. Seidel and Doris A. Plochberger were married June 20, 1959 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lohman. Rev. Howard E. Hahn officiated. They were attended by: Marie Plochberger Scheperle, Lohman, Beverly Kauffman Olson, Jefferson City, Marilyn J. Linsenbardt Fink, Jefferson City, Grant J. Seidel, deceased, Robert James, deceased, and James Goller, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Seidel have three children: Randy K Seidel and his wife Donna, Lohman, Perry A. Seidel (deceased) and his wife Lorri, St. Thomas, and Janene M. Schulte and her husband Jerry, Russellville. They also have seven grandchildren: Cody (Sara) Seidel, Jacob (Haley) Seidel, Caleb (Hannah) Seidel, Karinna Seidel, Alyssa Seidel, Khala Schulte and Austin Schulte.

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Eckelkamp

Sunday, June 23

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eckelkamp, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a private celebration at their home. Charles Eckelkamp and Patsy Branson were married June 14, 1969, at Memorial Baptist Church, Jefferson City. They were attended by Donald Branson, Jefferson City, and Louise Branson, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Eckelkamp have two children: Mary Eckelkamp, Jefferson City, and Kris-tina Starke and her husband, Eric, Linn. They also have three grandchildren: Elizabeth Eckelkamp, Jacob Starke and Emma Starke.

Wedding

Hasty and Bibriescas

Sunday, June 9

Elise Hasty and Sergio Bibriescas, both of San Jose, Calif., were married at 2 p.m., May 25, at Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, Calif. Charles Miller performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Renee Hasty, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Martin Bibriescas and Blanca Ochoa, Hollister, Calif. The couple resides in San Jose, Calif.

Engagement

Rush and Lodewegen

Sunday, June 9

Ray and Jean Rush, Henley, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Rush, Jefferson City, to Michael Lodewegen, Jefferson City, son of Warren and Betty Lodewegen, Memphis. A June 22 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Cole R-V High School, Eugene, and a 2009 graduate of Central Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is Child Welfare Unit Manager at Missouri Department of Social Services. The groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of Scotland County R-1 High School, Memphis, and a 2007 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Political Science degree. He is Manager of Governmental Affairs at Charter Communications.

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Binkley

Sunday, June 9

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Binkley, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 31 with a dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church, hosted by their children, spouses, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Jerry Binkley and Arlene Engelbrecht were married May 31, 1959, at Immanuel Lutheran Church of Honey Creek. Rev. Arno C. Meyer officiated. They were attended by Jim Binkley, Olean; James Farris, Lee's Summit; Lloyd Engelbrecht, Eugene; Don Binkley, Olean; the late Harlan Engelbrecht; Betty Schulte, Jefferson City; Bernice Morris, Henley; Loretta Hogg, Jefferson City; Mary Schilpp, Jefferson City; Norma Hart, Henley; and Paula Musick, Olean. Mr. and Mrs. Binkley have three children: Dale Binkley and his wife Ronda, Jefferson City; Diana Kempker and her husband Dan, Jefferson City; and Donette Kempker, Concord, N.C. They also have seven grandchildren: Darren Binkley, Brooke (Kempker) Rowden, Jared Kempker, Evan Kempker, Jeremy Kempker, Trent Kempker, and Bryana (Binkley) Chitwood; and three great-grandchildren: Konlee Kempker, Waylin Rowden, and Caroline Kempker.

Engagement

Schieber and Anderberg III

Sunday, June 2

Kevin and Martha Schieber, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Ellen Schieber, Kansas City, to Peter Keith Anderberg III, Parkville, son of Keith and Joan Anderberg, Parkville. A June 22 wedding is planned at St. James Catholic Church, Liberty. The bride-to-be is a 2015 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2018 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education. She is a sixth grade teacher at Pleasant Ridge Middle School, Overland Park, Kan. The groom-to-be is a 2012 graduate of St. Pius X High School, Kansas City, and a 2017 graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. He is a Consulting Analyst with Cerner, Kansas City.

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Prosser

Sunday, June 2

Mr. and Mrs. Karlos Prosser, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. Karlos Prosser and Jean Mustain were married May 31, 1947, at the Methodist Parsonage, Independence, Kan.

Engagement

Kuster and Berigan

Sunday, June 2

Ken and Marlene Kuster, Jefferson City, along with Mike and Sherry Berigan, Kansas City, announce the engagement of their children, Ethan J. Kuster and Natalie M. Berigan, both of Kansas City. A June 15 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Kansas City.

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Prenger

Sunday, June 2

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Prenger, Centertown, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Larry Prenger and Patsy Wegman were married June 5, 1969 at Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colo. Mr. and Mrs. Prenger have two children: Christopher Prenger and his wife Barbara, Joliet, Ill., and Sarah Simmons, Elk Grove Village, Ill. They also have four grandchildren: Emma Sim-mons, Bradley Simmons, An-drew Prenger, and Katherine Prenger.

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Price

Sunday, June 2

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Price, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary May 25 with a family Cardinals game. They will also be taking a European vacation in the fall. Bill Price and Melba Stevens were married June 2, 1979, at the Salvation Army Chapel, Jefferson City. Rev. Gary Ummel officiated. They were attended by Jane Wilson, Kansas City; Marilyn Stauffer Pelfrey, Cullman, Ala.; Kathy Price Nelson, Fargo, N.D.; Tom Price, Bismarck, N.D.; Gary Price, Louisville, Colo.; and Mike Lukachick, Bonne Terre. Mr. and Mrs. Price have three children: Kendra Price-Salyer and her husband Jim, Springfield; Katelyn Price, Columbia; and Kassandra Price, Columbia. They also have one grandchild, Will Salyer.

Wedding

Skain and Quick

Sunday, May 26

Jessie Skain and John Quick, both of Omaha, Neb., were married at 2 p.m., February 23, at St. John's Catholic Church, Omaha, Neb. Fr. Amidon performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Martha Skain, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Tim and Mary Quick, St. Cloud, Minn. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Ralston Arena, Omaha, Neb. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held February 22 at the Old Mattress Factory, Omaha, Neb. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of Creighton University, Omaha, Neb. She is employed with Mutual of Omaha. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Cathedral High School, St. Cloud, Minn., and a 2013 graduate of Creighton University. He is employed with Triage Staffing. The couple resides in Omaha, Neb.

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Robinson

Sunday, May 26

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Robinson, Linn, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 4 with a reception at St. George Church Hall, Linn, hosted by their daughters. The family also celebrated with a trip to Cancun April 19-23. Ed Robinson and Judy Frank were married April 26, 1969, at St. George Church, Linn. Rev. Michael Flannagan officiated. They were attended by Bonnie (Peters) Tschappler, Les Robinson, Ronnie Frank, all of Linn; Charlie and Laverne (Libbert) Robinson, Loose Creek; Frank and Wanda (Robinson) Pfahl, Bonnots Mill; Madalyn (Frank) Bell, Jefferson City; Rodney Allen, deceased; and Linda (Hayes) Blevins, Eureka. Mr. and Mrs. Robinson have three children: Tammy Tyree and her husband Boone, Linn; Kim Cox and her husband Kevin, Linn; and Brandy Prenger and her husband DeWayne, Wardsville. They also have nine grandchildren: Courtney Dingley, Dillon Dingley, Olivia Dingley, Nash Tyree, Karlee Cox, Kamryn Cox, Sam Prenger, Carson Prenger, Isabella Prenger; and four great-grandchildren: Cali Maxey, Braylee Mosher, Deagan Dingley, and Max Johnson.

Engagement

Ruprecht and Bangert

Sunday, May 26

John and Cathy Ruprecht, Saint Louis, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caroline Grace Ruprecht, Saint Louis, to Jason Thomas Bangert, Saint Louis, son of Gary and Judy Bangert, Jefferson City. A June 8 wedding is planned at The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens, Saint Louis. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Lindbergh High School, Saint Louis, and Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy. He is a Certified Public Accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Saint Louis.

Engagement

Nietzel and Anderson

Sunday, May 26

Tim and Debra Nietzel, Columbia, along with Robert and Elaine Anderson, California, announce the engagement of their children, Kelsey Nietzel, Columbia, and John Anderson, Platte City. A June 1 wedding is planned at Sorenson Estate, Columbia. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Rock Bridge High School, Columbia, and a 2019 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The groom-to-be is a 2012 graduate of California High School, California, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture.

Anniversary

Cederburg

Sunday, May 19

Mr. and Mrs. Ben H. (Ike) Cederburg III, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at St. Peter Church and open house at Fr. Ahrens Room, hosted by their children. A trip to New York City and Canada's Atlantic Provinces is planned for October. Ben H. (Ike) Cederburg III and Colleen (Mutzi) Remick were married May 17, 1969, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Donald Wallace officiated. They were attended by Diane Roods, Russellville; Barbara Vossen Germann, Jefferson City; Wanda Drinkard Lehman, Perry; Ann Otto Dake, Jefferson City; Jeanne LePage MacLean, Warroad, Minn.; Julie Donehue Porting, Elston; Ben H. Cederburg Jr., deceased; Larry Woodcock, deceased; Pat O'Donnell, St. Louis; Mike Diesel, Boston, Mass.; Bobby Donehue, deceased; and Kevin Heislen, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Cederburg have two children: Heather and Richard McCowan, St. Louis, and Megan and Josh Markovich, Gladstone. They also have three grandchildren: Kinzy McCowan, Hudson McCowan, and Stella Markovich.

Wedding

Starkey and Bassmann

Sunday, May 19

Katie Marie Starkey and Brian Steven Bassmann, both of Josephville, were married November 10, 2018 at Hermann Hill, Hermann. Terry Hammer performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jackie and Mike Needham, Josephville. The groom is the son of Donna Bassmann, Jefferson City, and the late Sam Bassmann. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white corset style strapless ballroom gown with V-neck and low back, trimmed in lace with an applique tulle skirt and cathedral-length train. She completed her ensemble with a cathedral-length tulle veil. She carried a bouquet of burgundy and white roses and ranunculus. The honor attendant was Kristen Steinhart, Dallas, Texas, sister of the bride. The attendants were Lauren Needham, Josephville, sister of the bride; Jenny Needham, St. Charles, sister of the bride; Ashley Behr, O'Fallon, mother of ring bearer; Abbey Kluesner, O'Fallon, friend of the couple; and Nicki Bruemmer, O'Fallon, friend of the couple. They wore various styles of burgundy, long flowing dresses. The best man was Nick Brondel, Kansas City, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Christopher Bassmann, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; Josh Needham, O'Fallon, brother of the bride; Mason Hutchison, Maryland Heights, friend of the couple; Clay Larue, Viburnum, friend of the couple; and Kevin Dickherber, Columbia, friend of the couple. The flower girls were Gracie and Harper Kluesner, daughters of Doug and Abbey Kluesner, and Avery Morris, daughter of Nicki and Curtis Bruemmer, friends of the couple. The ring bearer was Lincoln Needham, son of Josh Needham and Ashley Behr, brother and future sister-in-law of the bride. The ushers were Trevor Steinhart, Dallas, Texas, brother-in-law of the bride; Doug Kluesner, O'Fallon, friend of the couple; and Curtis Bruemmer, O'Fallon, friend of the couple. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Hermann Hill, Hermann. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the mother of the groom, was held November 9, 2018 at The Loft at Fernwey Distilling Co., Hermann. The bride is a 2006 graduate of St. Dominic High School, O'Fallon, and a 2011 graduate of Southeast Missouri State, Cape Girardeau, with a Bachelor of Science in Housing and Interior Design. She is a Custom Home Consultant at Lombardo Homes. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2009 graduate of Lindenwood College, St. Charles, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a Sales Estimator with PermaSeal USA. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Josephville.

Anniversary

Muenks

Sunday, May 19

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Muenks, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 25 with an open house at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Taos, hosted by their children. Maurice Muenks and Jean Frank were married May 25, 1974, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Father Louis Dorn and Father Richard Frank officiated. They were attended by Randy Muenks, Loose Creek; Annie (Veltrop) LePage, Russellville; Tom LePage, Russellville; Barbara (Muenks) McKinzie, California; Greg Muenks, Loose Creek; and Beth (Williams) Howser, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Muenks have three children: Theresa Prenger and her husband Jason, Jefferson City; Carrie Muenks, Holts Summit; and Paul Muenks, Linn. They also have two grandchildren: Madda-len Prenger and Anna Prenger.

Engagement

Mebruer and Rehmert

Sunday, May 19

Dale and Debbie Mebruer, Rich Fountain, along with Loren and Sara Rehmert, Belle, and Michelle and Troy Vieth, Eldon, announce the engagement of their children, Brooklyn Elizabeth Mebruer, Rich Fountain, and Thad Michael Rehmert, Belle. A June 22 wedding is planned at Kempker's Back 40, Westphalia. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Linn High School, Linn, and a 2018 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Education and Psychology. She is working towards her Masters Degree in Counseling from Lincoln University. She is a Residential Supervisor at HALO, Jefferson City. The groom-to-be is a 2015 graduate of Belle High School, Belle, and a 2019 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelors Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. He is a CNA at Jefferson City Manor and Rustic Garden in Bland.

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Ott

Sunday, May 12

Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Ott, Lohman, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lohman, hosted by their children. Palmer Ott and Patty Tripp were married May 17, 1969, at Immanuel Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Arnold Bickel officiated. They were attended by Linda Strange, Jefferson City; Donna (Toebben) Cease, The Villages, Fla.; Shirley (Bowman) Hagenhoff, Jefferson City; David Ott, Russellville; Don Linsenbardt, deceased; and Elroy Stubinger, Lohman. Mr. and Mrs. Ott have two children: Vicki McCommon and her husband Doug, Pleasant Hill; and Amy Schepmann and her husband Troy, Olathe, Kan. They also have five grandchildren: Hannah McCommon, Hailey McCommon, Grace McCommon, Kaylana Schepmann, and Layla Schepmann.

Engagement

Schroeder and Sorci

Sunday, May 12

Scott and Jill Schroeder, Russellville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Schroeder, Ozark, to Drew Sorci, Ozark, son of Mike and Kelly Sorci, Springfield. A June 1 wedding is planned at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville.

Anniversary

Propst

Sunday, May 12

Mr. and Melvin Propst, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner and dance at Capital Ritz Ballroom. They will also be taking a trip to South Africa in late June. Melvin Propst and Patricia Bogle were married May 2, 1959, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Walter Niedner officiated. They were attended by Wilma Propst Taggart, deceased; Elizabeth Opel Bethke, Independence; Judith Barker Fester, Jefferson City; Shirley Gemeinhardt Wilbers, Jefferson City; Harold Propst, Lowell Fischer, Harold Angerer, and James Goller, all deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Propst have three children: Kevin Propst and special friend, Krenda, Jefferson City; Craig Propst and his wife Stephanie, Clinton; and Julie Riemer and her husband David, St. Louis. They also have six grandchildren: Tyler Propst, Jordan Propst, Danielle Miloro, Caleb Propst, Olivia Riemer, and Valerie Riemer; and two great-grandchildren: Maks Propst and Marley Propst.

Engagement

Jobe and Gerloff

Sunday, May 12

Lyle and Dana Jobe, Russellville, along with Roger and Julie Gerloff, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Kendra Jobe, Russellville, and Logan Gerloff, Jefferson City. A June 7 wedding is planned at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Russellville High School, Russellville, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a degree in Elementary Education. She is a fourth grade teacher in Camdenton. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology. He is a Lead Surveyor in Camdenton. The couple is registered at Amazon and Target.

Anniversary

Wansing and Boessen

Saturday, May 11

Mr. and Mrs. Donald J. Wansing, Meta, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary May 11 with a dinner and open house in Meta, hosted by their children. Donald J. Wansing and Mary Jane Boessen were married May 11, 1974, at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, St. Thomas. Fr. James Offutt officiated. They were attended by Sharon (Boessen) Bax, St. Thomas; James Wansing, Eldon; Joyce Boessen, St. Thomas; Leroy Wilde, Jefferson City; Margaret Ann (Boessen) Bauer, deceased; Andy Massman, Meta; Karen (Bax) Otto, St. Elizabeth; Robert Wansing, St. Elizabeth; Cheryl Boessen, St. Thomas; and Keith Loethen, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Wansing have four children: Jennifer (Wansing) Ortmeyer and her husband Bradley Ortmeyer, Taos; Dale Wansing and his wife Melissa Wansing, Wardsville; Brian Wansing, deceased; and Lindsey (Wansing) Lepper and her husband Derek Lepper, Jefferson City. They also have 10 grandchildren: Aleksa Ortmeyer, Kaelyn Ortmeyer, Brynn Ortmeyer, Chace Ortmeyer, Joseph Wansing, Jonathan Wansing, Parker Wansing, Khael Lepper, Kodi Lepper, and Caysen Lepper.

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Gerstner

Sunday, April 21

Mr. and Mrs. Dale F. Gerstner, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today with a family dinner at their home and will take a family vacation in July to Watermill Cove Resort on Table Rock Lake in Branson. Dale F. Gerstner and Kathy A. Stratman were married April 21, 1979, at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Sharon (Stratman) Armstrong, Jefferson City; Steve Gerstner, Jefferson City; Carla Benz, Russellville; Larry Gerstner, Rocky Mount; Janet (Stratman) Brown and Kevin Brown, Jefferson City; Lynda Gerstner, Colorado; Alan Gerstner, Venice, Fla.; Lynn (Stratman) Gerstner and Ron Gerstner, Jefferson City; Joe Stratman, Jefferson City; Scott Stratman, Ashland; Jan Rinehart, Jefferson City; and Marilyn Dressman, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Gerstner have three children: Stacie Verslues and her husband Francis, Jefferson City; Leslie Switzer and her husband Drew, Kansas City; and Dayla Gassner and her husband Cory, Jefferson City. They also have eight grandchildren: Grace, Evan and Sophia Verslues; Max, Summer and Leo Switzer; and Mya and Jayce Gassner.

Wedding

Hentges and Booth

Sunday, April 14

Hillary Jane Hentges, Jefferson City, and Logan Joseph Booth, New Bloomfield, were married December 8, 2018, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Father Don Antweiler performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Jennifer Hentges, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Jim and Janet Booth, New Bloomfield. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capital Ritz. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held December 7, 2018 at Cole County Historial Society Upschulte House. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a Special Education degree. She is a Special Education Teacher with Jefferson City Public Schools. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, with a Safety Management degree. He is a Carpenter with River City Construction. After a wedding trip to South Beach, Miami, Fla., the couple resides in Holts Summit.

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Mertens

Sunday, April 14

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mertens, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner and dance at the Wardsville Gym, hosted by their children, spouses and grand-children. Fred Mertens and Rosie Pringer were married April 12, 1969, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Father Paul Distler officiated. They were attended by Anna (Mertens) Bisges, Jefferson City; Debbie (Van Loo) Hemmel, Jefferson City; Joyce (Prenger) Boessen, St. Thomas; Donna (Pringer) Hurley, Holts Summit; Lisa (Kempker) Fee, Warrensburg; Ronald Pringer, Jefferson City; John Mertens, Jefferson City; Gary Pringer, Centertown; Kenneth Mertens, deceased; Kevin Welch, St. Martins; and Keith Welch, New Bloomfield. Mr. and Mrs. Mertens have four children: Craig Mertens, Henley; Brian Mertens and his wife Suzette (Kleffner), Jefferson City; Andrew Mertens and his wife Jackie (Schenewerk), Jefferson City; and Kelly Basinger and her husband Shawn, Jefferson City. They also have three grandchildren: Hailey Mertens, Spencer Mertens, and Wyatt Basinger.

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Winkelman

Sunday, April 14

Mr. and Mrs. James Winkelman, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner at Capital Ritz, hosted by their children. James Winkelman and JoAnn Van Loo were married April 12, 1969 at St. Anthony of Padua, Folk. Rev. Edward Kramer officiated. They were attended by Martin Bauer, Brinktown, and Mary Jane (Koerber) Steinman, Argyle. Mr. and Mrs. Winkelman have two children: Patrick Winkelman and his wife Shannon, Martinsburg, W.Va., and Thomas Winkelman, Loami, Ill. They also have seven grandchildren: Amber Winkelman, Austin Winkelman, Alyssa Winkelman, Landon Winkelman, Jonathon Winkelman, Lillian Winkelman, Cecelia Winkelman; and one step-grandchild, Blaine Gunderson.

Wedding

Mikesky and Hentges

Sunday, April 14

Shannon Marie Mikesky, Schulenburg, Texas, and Hale Christopher Hentges, Jefferson City, were married January 12 at Zion Lutheran Church, Schulenburg, Texas. Rev. Al Gallmeier performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Shawn and Renee Mikesky, Schulenburg, Texas. The groom is the son of Chris and Jennifer Hentges, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Middle Creek Place. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held January 11 at Senglemann Hall, Schulenburg, Texas. The bride is a 2015 graduate of Schulenburg High School, Schulenburg, Texas, and a 2018 graduate of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is currently attending the University of Alabama pursuing a Masters in Accounting. The groom is a 2015 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2018 graduate of the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala., with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. He is currently attending the University of Alabama pursuing a Masters in Marketing.

Engagement

Pierce and Landon

Sunday, April 7

Charles and Denise Pierce, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Pierce, Jefferson City, to Ryan Landon, Ogden, Utah, son of Randy and Robin "Chris" Landon, Boonville. A May 4 wedding is planned at The Millbottom, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Elliott and Oxley

Sunday, April 7

Mary-Agnes Rembert Elliott, Jefferson City, and Cole Edward Oxley, Holts Summit, were married at 2 p.m., February 23, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Taos. Rev. Michael Diener performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Ginger Elliott, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Landon and Annette Oxley, Holts Summit. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a floral lace ball gown with diamante beading and lace and frothy tulle over organza with a fingertip-length tulle veil. She carried a cascading bouquet of burgundy roses and dusty blue accent flowers. The attendants were Cheyanne Roach, Owensville, friend of the bride; Lizzie Oxley, Holts Summit, sister of the groom; Hannah Smith, Villa Ridge, friend of the bride; Lorinda Smith, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Pamela Radach, Oakdale, Calif., friend of the bride. They wore empire waist high-low gowns with floral lace overlay. The best man was Teofilo Puerto, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Deven McDonald, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom; Emmett Spradlin, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Hunter Smith, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; and Wayne Elliott IV, Jefferson City, brother of the bride. The flower girls were Ailyn McDonald, daughter of Deven and Mandy McDonald, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom; and Adrienne Henderson, daughter of Jason and Stacy Henderson, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The candlelighters were Jeane Zorn, Anderson, S.C., aunt of the bride; and Tracy Rush, Irmo, S.C., aunt of the bride. The ushers were James Oxley, Holts Summit, cousin of the groom; and Jodie Means, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom. The organist and pianist was Keith Bohl, Taos. The vocalists were Lindsey Major, Bolivar, friend of the bride; and Lindsey Hollis, Springfield, friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Taos Knights of Columbus. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held February 22 at the Taos Knights of Columbus. After a wedding trip to Hilton Head, S.C., the couple resides in Holts Summit.

Engagement

Koestner and Keeran

Sunday, April 7

Tim and Carol Koestner announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Koestner, to Michael Keeran, son of Allison Keeran and Denny Keeran, all of Russellville. A May 18 wedding is planned at The Daisy Farm, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Cole Co. R-1 High School, Russellville, and a 2014 graduate of Missouri State University with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She is a Speech Pathologist at Capital Region Medical Center. The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of California R-1 High School, California. He is a journeyman plumber/pipefitter. The couple is registered at Target and Amazon.

Wedding

Ellis and Hart

Sunday, April 7

Heather Ellis and Jeremy Hart, both of Jefferson City, were married October 6, 2018, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Charlie Pardee performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ken Ellis and Dawn Ellis, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Mike and Jennifer Hart, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fitted lace ivory gown with sweetheart neckline, accented with lace straps that extended into mesh back with lace details and a long train. The honor attendant was Amber Ellis, Chicago, Ill., sister of the bride. The attendants were Courtney Caby, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Emily Collins, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Brittney Jackson, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Nichole Knaup, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Shawna Leftwich, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Shelby Propst, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. They wore long, wine colored dresses with a lace bodice. The best men were Adam Hart, Chicago, Ill., and Ryan Hart, Jefferson City, brothers of the groom. The groomsmen included: Jared Bell, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Alex Brondel, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Dalton Bruemmer, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Jeff Jarman, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Jacob Kampeter, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Joseph Knaup, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; and Kyle Noonan, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The ushers were Mitch Strohmier, Jefferson City, friend of the groom, and Cameron Berendzen, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The lectors were Karyme Hart, Chicago, Ill, sister-in-law of the groom, and Vanessa Stuckenschneider, Jeffersoon City, friend of the couple. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 5, 2018, at their home. After a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Surface

Sunday, April 7

Mr. and Mrs. Terry Surface, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at a later date, hosted by the couple. Terry Surface and Geraldine Loesch were married April 5, 1969, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lohman. Rev. Anton Eggerling officiated. They were attended by Sharon Bubach, deceased; Linda Albin, Jefferson City; Judy Gadd, Overland Park, Kan.; Donna Linhardt, Lake St. Louis; Dale Bates, Jefferson City; Dale Scheperle, Hartsburg; Ron Loesch, Jefferson City; and Mark Linhardt, Lake St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Surface have two children: Christy Yanskey and her husband Kevin, Jefferson City, and Tim Surface and his wife Debbie, Raleigh, N.C. They also have six grandchildren: Kayla Yanskey, Morgan Yanskey, Brooke Yanskey, Tyler Surface, Nathan Surface, and Luke Surface.

Engagement

Forck and Hermann

Sunday, March 31

Joseph and Elaine Forck, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kara Forck, Taos, to Thomas Hermann, Bloomsdale, son of John and Cindy Hermann, Bloomsdale. An April 27 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos.

Engagement

Thoenen and McAfee

Sunday, March 24

Dan and Bev Thoenen, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Daniel Thoenen, Columbia, to Danielle McAfee, Columbia, daughter of David and Lisa Leggans, and Jan and Jeff Lacey, all of Mt. Vernon, Ill. An April 7 wedding is planned at Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Engagement

Rodieck and Campbell

Sunday, March 24

Jay and Tammy Rodieck announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Sue Rodieck, to Brandon Kohl Campbell, son of Carla Campbell, and Gary and Larinda (McRaven) Campbell, all of Jefferson City. A June 29 wedding is planned at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville.

Engagement

Pirner and Rice

Sunday, March 24

Tom and Janice Pirner, along with Daniel and Norma Rice, announce the engagement of their children, Heather Pirner and Quinten Rice, all of Jefferson City. A June 8, 2019 wedding is planned in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Landwehr and Parker

Sunday, March 17

Carl and Carolyn Landwehr, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Landwehr, St. Louis, to Kyle Parker, St. Louis, son of James and Christine Parker, Memphis. A June 29 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Bruemmer and Stegeman

Sunday, March 17

Bernie and Carla Bruemmer, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Bruemmer, Columbus, Miss., to Cole Stegeman, Columbus, Miss., son of Roger and Dawn Stegeman, Jefferson City. An April 27 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Reinkemeyer and Beck

Sunday, March 10

Macy Reinkemeyer, Taos, and Connor Beck, St. Elizabeth, were married at 11:00 a.m. on September 29, 2018 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Rev. Michael Penn officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Angie Reinkemeyer, Taos. The groom is the son of Paul and Janet Beck, St. Elizabeth. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony in St. Elizabeth. After a wedding trip to Mexico, the couple resides in St. Elizabeth.

Anniversary

Sartain

Sunday, March 3

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Sartain, Centertown, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to Alaska later this year. Daniel Sartain and Charlotte Dixon were married March 1, 1969 at Cedar City United Methodist Church, Cedar City, MO. Rev. John W. Bedsworth officiated. They were attended by Patty (Mosier) Dorsey, deceased; Sharon (Dixon) Johnson, Jefferson City; Larry Dorsey, Warsaw; and C.W. Coots, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Sartain have two children: Travis Sartain and his wife Mitzi, Dallas, Texas; and Thad Sartain and his wife Ashley, Centertown. They also have four grandchildren: Austin, Chloe, Kylee and Hudson.

Wedding

Johnson and Myren

Sunday, March 3

Cory Johnson, Jefferson City, and Peter Myren, Indianapolis, Indiana, were married at 2:00 p.m. October 20, 2018, at Cathedral of St. Joseph Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Robert Kunwicki performed the double ring ceremony, and Deacon John Schwartze assisted. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Lisa Johnson, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Mary Maloy, Albuquerque, New Mexico and Barry Myren, Indianapolis, Indiana. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a sleeveless sheath silhouette gown in ivory lace over café satin with silver beadwork that bordered the illusion back, with a delicate beaded edge fingertip lace veil. The honor attendants were Jamie Cailteux, Kansas City, cousin of the bride; and Rachel Kleffner, Kansas City, cousin of the bride. The attendants were: Shae Johnson, Jefferson City, sister of the bride; Rebecca Myren, Indianapolis, Indiana, sister of the groom; and Emily Myren, Indianapolis, Indiana, sister of the groom. They wore long steel blue colored mesh fresses with lace cap sleeves with a keyhole back. The best man was Samuel Myren, Indianapolis, Indiana, brother of the groom. The groomsmen were: Bret Skirvin, Indianapolis, Indiana, friend of the groom; Michael Key, Tampa, Florida, friend of the groom; Mac Legere, Indianapolis, Indiana, friend of the groom; and Tyler Wigley, Indianapolis, Indiana, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Claire Cailteux, daughter of Sean and Jamie Cailteux, Kansas City, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Eli Johnson, son of Dan and Jill Johnson, Chandler, Arizona, cousin of the bride. Music was provided by Scott and Tina Sellner, Jefferson City, family friends of the bride. The Mass servers were Jessica Johnson, Basehor, Kansas, cousin of the bride and Hannah Meystrik, Jefferson City, family friend of bride. The lectors were Amanda and Kathryn Johnson, Basehor, Kansas; and Caitlyn Kleffner, Brinktown, cousins of the bride. Offertory was presented by Kathe Menown, Kansas City, godmother of the bride; Paul Kleffner, Jefferson City, godfather of the bride; and Kevin and Cindy Workman, Indianapolis, Indiana, godparents of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Joseph Undercroft. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 19 at the home of the bride's parents. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, a 2012 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a B.S. in Communication Disorders, and a 2016 graduate of Kansas University, Lawrence, Kansas, with a Doctorate in Audiology. She is an Audiologist with SAM's Club, Jefferson City. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Scecina Memorial High School, Indianapolis, Indiana, and is currently a Sargent in the US Army, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Engagement

Lehmen and Wolken

Sunday, March 3

Randy Lehmen, son of William and Arline Lehman, all of Jefferson City, and Patricia Wolken, Jefferson City, daughter of Bernard and Rosetta Holtmeyer, Iberia, announce their engagement. A wedding is planned for April 13, 2019 at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Osage Bend. The bride-to-be is a graduate of St. Elizabeth R-IV High School, St. Elizabeth. She is currently employed with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville. He is currently employed with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. The couple is registered at Target and Menards.

Wedding

Woodruff and Klinkner

Sunday, March 3

Rosemary Woodruff and Justin Klinkner, both of Jefferson City, were married at 6:40 p.m. on September 1, 2018, at River Camp, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis. Rev. Jessica Winters performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Morris and Denise Woodruff, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Cris and Robert Klinkner, Taos. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at 8:00 p.m. at River Camp at Saint Louis Zoo. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 31, 2018, at Anthonino's Taverna, St. Louis. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Lindenwood University, St. Charles, with a BFA in Graphic Design. She is currently employed as a Graphic Arts Specialist II with the Missouri State Printing Center. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville. He is currently employed as a Delivery Agent with the Geek Squad at Best Buy. The couple currently resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Stiefermann and Grzybinski

Sunday, Feb. 10

Mark and Diane Stiefermann, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Ryan Stiefermann, St. Charles, to Meaghan Grzybinski, St. Charles, daughter of Steve Grzybinski and Elaine Brenner, St. Charles. A May 3 wedding is planned in St. Louis.

Engagement

Porterfield and Verslues

Sunday, Feb. 10

Karla Kemna, Jefferson City, along with Donna Verslues, Taos, announce the engagement of their children, Demitri Porterfield, Jefferson City, and Logan Verslues, Taos, also the son of Kevin and Carol Verslues, Taos. An October 19 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos.

Anniversary

Forck

Sunday, Feb. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Michael "PeeWee" Forck, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, February 10, at their home, hosted by their children. Michael "PeeWee" Forck and Mary Jane Amend were married February 8, 1969, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Margaret Ann Antweiler, deceased; Darlene Reed, Jefferson City; Martha Verslues Clements, Jefferson City; Theresa Seeman, Columbia; Wm. "Bill" Forck, Benton; Louis Verslues, deceased; Joe Forck, Taos; Daniel Klebba, Salt Lake City, Utah; Jack Forck, deceased; and Bill Antweiler, Lake Ozark. Mr. and Mrs. Forck have three children: Keith Forck and his wife Sonya, Jefferson City; Kelly Forck and his wife Teri, Jefferson City; and Kim Barbour and her husband Don, Jamestown. They also have 10 grandchildren: Victoria Forck, Trevor Barbour, Mariah Forck, Nathan Forck, Trenton Barbour, Meagan Forck, Morgan Forck, Travis Barbour, VanKeaton Forck, and VonKingston Forck.

Engagement

Seidel and Leppien

Sunday, Feb. 3

Randy and Donna Seidel, Lohman, announce the engagement of their son, Caleb Mark Seidel, Springfield, to Hannah Grace Leppien, Springfield, daughter of Dave and Jana Leppien, St. Charles. A June 8 wedding is planned at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Lutheran High School, St. Charles, and a 2018 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science, Special Education/Cross Cate-gorical degree. She is a Teacher at Wilder and Sequiota Elementary Schools, Springfield. The groom-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Agriculture Business degree. He is an Assistant at Highland Springs Golf Course.

Anniversary

Blochberger

Sunday, Feb. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Leo W. Blochberger, Henley, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in Columbia, hosted by their children. Leo W. Blochberger and Nicolasa (Nicki) Kamingaksang were married February 8, 1969, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Tamuning, Guam. Father Martinez officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Blochberger have two children: Tonya Veltrop and her husband Stephen Veltrop Jr., Columbia, and Diana Ashton, St. Louis. They also have three grandchildren: Jackson Veltrop, Niyah Ashton, and Briggs Ashton.

Wedding

Tyson and Terrebonne

Sunday, Feb. 3

Laura Tyson and Brandon Terrebonne, both of Kansas City, were married at 6:30 p.m., October 12, 2018 at Magnolia Urban Garden, Kansas City. Rev. Harvel Sanders performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Linda and Turner Tyson, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Tom and Pat Terrebonne, Ballwin. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Magnolia Urban Garden. After a wedding trip to Portugal and Spain, the couple resides in Kansas City.

Engagement

Boeckmann and Nenninger

Sunday, Jan. 27

Steven Boeckmann, Linn, along with Laura Boeckmann and Jermey Conwell, St. Martins, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kalynn Boeckmann, Linn, to Trevor Nenninger, Linn, son of Stephen and Sheri Nenninger, Linn. A June 15 wedding is planned at Community Christian Church, Linn. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Linn High School, Linn, and a 2015 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri with an Associates degree in Business Systems Specialist: Ac-counting Option. She is an Accounting Generalist with the State of Missouri Office of Administration. The groom-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Linn High School, Linn, and is currently attending Missouri University of Science and Technology pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Ceramic Engineering. The couple is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Wedding

Kuster and Thoman

Sunday, Jan. 27

Katie Kuster and Darren Thoman, both of Ankeny, Iowa, were married at 5 p.m., October 20, 2018, at The District Venue, Ankeny, Iowa. Sue Harris performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Terri Kuster, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Dan and Ruth Thoman, Walford, Iowa. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The District Venue. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 19, 2018 at Homewood Suites by Hilton, Ankeny, Iowa. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2009 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; and a 2010 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a MBA. She is an Engineer with John Deere. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Cedar Rapids Prairie High School, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a 2005 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa, with a BA Technology Management degree; and a 2015 graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich., with an EMBA. The couple resides in Polk City, Iowa.

Engagement

Koelling and Haney

Sunday, Jan. 27

Stuart and Laurie Koelling, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, McKenzie Koelling, Jefferson City, to Hayden Haney, Jefferson City, son of Dan and Brandy Haney, Jefferson City, and Theresa Johnson, Lee's Summit. A September 28 wedding is planned at St. Margaret of Antioch Church, Osage Bend.

Wedding

Bruns and Word

Sunday, Jan. 13

Lisa Bruns and Jake Word, both of Jefferson City, were married October 22, 2018. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Marybeth Bruns, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Greg and Debi Word, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School and received her degree in Nursing. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Nursing. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, attended Missouri State University, and is an Airman for the U.S. Air Force.

Wedding

Baumhoer and Stephens

Sunday, Jan. 13

Jessica Baumhoer, Wardsville, and Travis Stevens, Jefferson City, were married at 1 p.m., October 6, 2018, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Fr. Don Antweiler performed the double-ring ceremony. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Hall. A wedding trip to Nashville and the Smoky Mountains is planned for this summer.

Anniversary

Dyke

Sunday, Jan. 13

Mr. and Mrs. John Dyke, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. John Dyke and Joyce Johnson were married December 28, 1963, at First Assembly of God Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Norman Brewer officiated. They were attended by James Dyke, Freeburg, and Evelyn (Johnson) Loethen, Russellville. Mr. and Mrs. Dyke have three children: Jo Lynn Moreland, Jefferson City; James Dyke, Jefferson City; and Julie Andrews, Holts Summit. They also have three grandchildren.

Engagement

Carlson and Nickelson

Sunday, Jan. 13

Mikel Carlson and Susan Klempke, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Terra Carlson, Columbia, to Benjamin Nickelson, Jefferson City, son of Dennis and Nancy Nickelson, Jefferson City. A May 4 wedding is planned at Echo Bluff State Park, Eminence.

Wedding

Dahl and Wells

Sunday, Jan. 6

Hannah Dahl and Tanner Wells, both of Jefferson City, were married at 4:00 p.m. on October 27, 2018, at Blue Bell Farm, Fayette. Paul Larimore officiated. The couple resides in Lohman.

Wedding

Fink and Pollard

Sunday, Jan. 6

Raeann Nicole Fink and Nicholas Patrick Pollard, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2:00 p.m. January 5, 2019 at Weathered Wisdom Barn, Preston. Larry Hisle performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ray Fink and Amber Bricker, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Steve and Christina Pollard, Marshall. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Marshall Senior High, Marshall.

Anniversary

Fischer

Sunday, Dec. 30

Mr. and Mrs. Don Fischer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by their children. Don Fischer and Karen Campbell were married December 21, 1968 at United Methodist Church, Smithville.

Engagement

Clad and France

Sunday, Dec. 30

Jim and Vicki Clad, Centertown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Marie Clad, Centertown, to Jordan Quinn France, Gothenburg, Neb., son of Joe and Kathy France, Gothenburg, Neb. A September 14, 2019 wedding is planned at Grand Street Cafe, Kansas City. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Lincoln University with a degree in Marketing. She is an Implementation Consultant. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Gothenburg High School, Gothenburg, Neb., and a 2012 graduate of Creighton University with a degree in Business Administration. He is an IT Manager.

Anniversary

Talken

Sunday, Dec. 30

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Talken Sr., Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family in the spring of 2019. Dave Talken Sr. and Sharon Finke were married December 28, 1968 at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Theresa (Talken) Massman, Lee's Summit; Diane (Jurgensmeyer) Meadows, Jefferson City; Connie (Niekamp) Welschmeyer, Jefferson City; Barbara (Talken) Touchette, Jefferson City; Eddie Rademan, Jefferson City; Robert Werdehausen, Jefferson City; Dave Mueller, Jefferson City; and John Kleindienst, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Talken have three children: Jackie Talken, Tokyo, Japan; Dave (Butch) Talken Jr., Pleasant Hill; and Julie Baker, Centertown.

Wedding

Koetting and Goeke

Sunday, Dec. 16

Sarah Koetting, Osage Bend, and Codie Goeke, Bloomsdale, were married at 2 p.m., July 9, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church, Osage Bend. Rev. I.C. Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Craig and Vickie Koetting, Osage Bend. The groom is the son of Scott and Lisa Goeke, Bloomsdale. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a lace and tulle A-line dress accented with a beaded waist. She carried a bouquet of ivory and white roses with blue hydrangeas and berries. The attendants were Jessica Anderson, Bloomsdale, friend of the bride; Lauren VanderFeltz, Taos, sister of the bride; Annie Pickard, Imperial, sister of the groom; and Britney Prenger, Taos, friend of the bride. They wore slate blue chiffon dresses. The best man was Johnny Hendrix, Bloomsdale, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: David Midkiff, Bloomsdale, friend of the groom; Mike Pickard, Imperial, brother-in-law of the groom; and Jacob Koelling, Osage Bend, cousin of the bride. The flower girl was Stormie Hendrix, daughter of Johnny Hendrix, Bloomsdale, friend of the couple. The ring bearer was Brady Balkenbusch, son of Jeff and Janna Balkenbusch, St. Peters, cousin of the bride. The ushers were Jeff Koetting, Portland, uncle of the bride; and Kaleb VanderFeltz, Taos, brother-in-law of the bride. The organist was Janelle Klebba, Osage Bend. The vocalists were Laurie Koelling, McKenzie Koelling and Shelbi Koelling, all of Osage Bend; and Emily Sommerer, Jefferson City, all friends of the bride. The Mass servers were Cameron Ashley and Claire Ashley, both of Jefferson City. The lector was Alee Koetting, Henley, cousin of the bride. Offertory was presented by Linda Backof, Shrewsbury, godmother of the groom; Brenda Stegeman, Taos, godmother of the bride; and Doug Koetting, Henley, godfather of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Osage Bend Parish Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 8 at the Osage Bend Hall. The bride is a 2014 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2017 graduate of Jefferson College, Hillsboro, with an Associate Degree in Business Management. The groom is a 2011 graduate of St. Genevieve High School, St. Genevieve, and a 2013 graduate of Jefferson College with an Associate Degree in Automotive. After a wedding trip to Branson, the couple resides in Bloomsdale.

Wedding

Dollins and Flowers

Sunday, Dec. 16

Halle Dolllins and Benjamin Flowers, both of Kansas City, were married in a double ring ceremony August 31 at The Bride and the Bauer, Kansas City. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. David Dollins, Waxahachie, Texas. The groom is the son of Clinton and Mary Flowers, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the reception at the Bride and the Bauer. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 30 at the groom's home in Kansas City, catered by Q39, Kansas City. The bride is a 2018 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville. The groom is a 2016 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville. After a wedding trip to St. George Island, Florida, the couple resides in Kansas City.

Engagement

Pringer and Garrison

Sunday, Dec. 16

Michelle Piening, Henley, and Donald Reed, Rocky Mount, along with David and Sonya Garrison, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Erin M. Pringer, Henley and Andrew M. Garrison, Jefferson City. A September 14, 2019 wedding is planned at her grandparents' farm in Henley.

Wedding

Werner and Hughes

Sunday, Dec. 9

Rachel Werner and Deion Hughes, both of Jefferson City, were married at 1:30 p.m., September 29, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Don Antweiler performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Randy and Tina Werner, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Denny and Carole Hughes, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace fit-to-flare gown with an illusion neckline and back with a cathedral-length chantilly lace veil. She carried a bouquet of a variety of roses, orchids, private berry and other flowers in an array of oranges, blues and burgundy. The honor attendant was Elizabeth Sandbothe, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The attendants were Ashley Patten, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; Shelby Gordon, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Courtney Lock, Kansas City, friend of the couple; Christy Hughes, Jefferson City, sister-in-law of the groom; Christine Hickox, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Lauren Rotondo, St. Louis, friend of the couple; and Michelle Green, St. Louis, friend of the couple. They wore long, biscotti colored dresses. The best man was Bradley Schrimpf, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Dane Hughes, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; Danton Hughes, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; Alex Werner, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Jake Rule, Denver, Colo., friend of the couple; Seth Caywood, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Tim Chambliss, St. Louis, friend of the couple; and Curt Vaughan, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The ring bearer was Dax Hughes, son of Dane and Christy Hughes, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Tyler Branneky, St. Louis, friend of the couple; and Seth Lehmen, St. Louis, friend of the couple. The organist was Annette Kehner, Jefferson City. The vocalist was Connie Andrews, Jefferson City. The Mass servers were Isaac Rackers and Ava Rackers, both of St. Thomas. The lectors were Donna Seidel, Lohman, godmother of the bride; and Maureen Sanning, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom. Offertory was presented by Brad Werner, Jefferson City, godfather of the bride; and Rodney Hughes, Jefferson City, uncle of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 28 at their home. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a B.S. Dietetics degree. She is a Registered Dietitian at St. Mary's Health Center, Jefferson City. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, with a B.S. Information Technology degree. He is an Information Technologist with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Jefferson City. After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Wilderman and Campbell

Sunday, Dec. 9

Kaitlyn Leigh Wideman and Joshua William Campbell, both of Russellville, were married at 2:30 p.m., October 6, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Russellville. Monsignor Robert Kurwicki and Reverend Steven Jones performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Diane Wideman, Russellville. The groom is the son of Jim and Eve Campbell, Russellville. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white tulle, satin and lace gown accented with blue lace at the waist and sleeves. She completed her ensemble with a floral headpiece that she made herself. She carried a bouquet of white roses with blue crystals. The honor attendant was Jennifer Hustings, Holts Summit, friend of the bride. The attendant was LeAnn Campbell, Russellville, sister of the groom. The best man was Mitch Snow, Holts Summit, friend of the groom. The groomsman was Chris Cinotto, Russellville, friend of the groom. The organist was Rosealie Wyss, Russellville, friend of the bride. The lectors were Kayla Schmilling, Mexico, friend of the bride; and Sig Enloe, Jefferson City, godmother of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Michael Catholic Church. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 5 at St. Michael Catholic Church Hall, Russellville. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2016 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a B.S. degree; and a 2018 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a M. Ed. degree. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is employed with Mid-Mo Environmental as a Driver/Laborer and is Owner/Landscaper of Hooks Lawn Improvement. After a wedding trip to Cozumel and Yucatan, Mexico, along with New Orleans, La., the couple resides in Russellville.

Wedding

Niekamp and Burlbaw

Sunday, Dec. 9

Chelsea Niekamp and Samuel Burlbaw, both of Eugene, were married at 1 p.m., October 27 at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Father Ignazio Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Nick and Sheila Niekamp, Henley. The groom is the son of Joe and Tammy Burlbaw, Taos. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 26 at Reinhardt's Circle. The bride is a 2015 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville. She is employed with Jefferson City Public Schools. The groom is a 2013 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville. He is employed with Lehmen Heating & Cooling. After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Eugene.

Wedding

Fast and Pointer

Sunday, Dec. 9

Emily Fast, Jefferson City, and Andrew Pointer, Taos, were married at 1 p.m., October 6, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Father Michael Penn performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dan and Betty Fast, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Howard and JoAnn Pointer, Taos.

Engagement

Pringer and Evers

Sunday, Dec. 9

Dale and Mary Pringer, Henley, along with Delbert and Janis Evers, Mary's Home, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Pringer and Timothy Evers, both of Mary's Home. A January 19, 2019 wedding is planned at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home.

Anniversary

Boessen

Sunday, Nov. 25

Mr. and Mr. Kenneth Boessen, St. Thomas, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with an open house at the St. Thomas Parish Hall, hosted by their children. Kenneth Boessen and Joyce Prenger were married November 30, 1968, at St. Joseph's Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Gerald Poelker performed the ceremony. They were attended by Marilyn (Prenger) Veit; Diana (Prenger) Strickland; Rosemary (Pringer) Mertens; Margaret (Boessen) Bauer, deceased; Carla Schaefer; Jim Boessen; Jim Groene; Dennis Strickland; Virgil Kirkweg; and Marshall Boessen. Mr. and Mrs. Boessen have four children: Cheryl Boessen, Mark and Lora Boessen, Gregg and Susan Boessen, all of St. Thomas, and Angie and Darrin Haslag, Taos. They also have seven grandchildren: Emma Boessen, Olivia Boessen, Philip Boessen, Madison Boessen, Bria Boessen, Kenley Haslag, and Scott Haslag.

Engagement

Hentges and Mikesky

Sunday, Nov. 25

Chris and Jennifer Hentges, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Hale Hentges, Jefferson City, to Shannon Mikesky, Schulenberg, Texas, daughter of Shawn and Renee Mikesky, Schulenberg, Texas. A January 12, 2019 wedding is planned at Zion Lutheran Church, Schulenberg, Texas.

Wedding

Pursley and Branson

Sunday, Nov. 25

Lexi Renee Pursley and Ross William Branson, both of Washington, D.C., were married at 4:15 p.m., November 10, in a double-ring ceremony at Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort, Marco Island, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Matt and Anita Pursley, Dawsonville, Ga. The groom is the son of Dale and Janet Branson, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a white crepe gown coupled with a cathedral veil. She carried a cascading bouquet of dendrobium orchids, white roses and white mini calla lilies. The honor attendant was Katie McKimm, Naples, Fla., sister of the bride. The attendants were Erin Collins, Washington, D.C., friend of the bride; Kathleen Canfield, Austin, Texas, friend of the bride; Kaylee Coleman, Statesboro, Ga., friend of the bride; Suzanne Lambert, Washington, D.C., friend of the bride; Roz Leighton, Washington, D.C., friend of the bride; Morgan Joyce, Washington, D.C., friend of the bride; and Caroline Fletcher, Washington, D.C., friend of the bride. They wore floor-length silver/grey brocade lace overlay dresses. The best man was Chris Morland, Columbia, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Adam Branson, Kansas City, brother of the groom; Joe Lakin, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Jay Hahn, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Mitch Halbrook, Jacksonville, Fla., friend of the groom; Mike Holley, Washington, D.C., friend of the groom; Chris Coffman, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; and Chad McKimm, Naples, Fla., brother-in-law of the groom. The flower girl was Kit McKimm, daughter of Chad and Katie McKimm, Naples, Fla., niece of the bride. The ring bearers were Clark Branson, son of Adam Branson, Kansas City, nephew of the groom; Caden McKimm, Colsten McKimm, and Chase McKimm, sons of Chad and Katie McKimm, Naples, Fla., nephews of the bride. The ushers were Adam Flores, St. Louis, friend of the couple; Seth Logston, Columbia, friend of the couple; and Ninio Fetalvo, Washington, D.C., friend of the couple. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Hilton Marco Island Resort. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held November 9 at the Hilton Marco Island Resort. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Chattahoochee High School, Alpharetta, Ga., and a 2014 graduate of the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., with a Communication Studies degree. She is Director of Federation Programs and Operations at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; and a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Political Science degree and a Communications degree. He is Deputy Assistant Secretary with the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, D.C. After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple resides in Washington, D.C.

Engagement

Boudreau and Trullinger

Sunday, Nov. 25

Paul Boudreau and Connie Boudreau, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Boudreau, St. Louis, to Ryan Trullinger, St. Louis, son of Terry Trullinger, Hannibal, and the late Comfort Trullinger. A June 1, 2019 wedding is planned at Wilderness Lodge Resort, Lesterville.

Engagement

Simmons and Wilkerson

Sunday, Nov. 18

Carl and Rita Simmons, Holts Summit, announce the engagement of their daughter, Pamela Marie Simmons, Little Rock, Ark., to Jacob Wilkerson, East End, Ark., son of Jenny and Michael Badley, and Eric and Regina Wilkerson, East End, Ark. An April 13, 2019 wedding is planned at Magnolia Hill, Little Rock, Ark. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2003 graduate of Avila University with a Biology degree; and a 2010 graduate of the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine with a OBGYN Physician degree. She is a Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellow at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Sheridan High School, Sheridan, Ark., and a 2017 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Teaching degree. He is a Social Studies Teacher and Assistant Girls Basketball Coach at eStem Junior High, Little Rock, Ark.

Wedding

Bruemmer and Kay

Sunday, Nov. 18

Blair Lynn Bruemmer and Trent Kay, both of Jefferson City, were married August 4 at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Father Geoffrey Brooke performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Suzie Bruemmer, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Randy and Rita Kay, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory/silver mermaid style dress with V-neck and straps with a low back trimmed with lace and tulle skirt with an attached cathedral-length train. She completed her ensemble with a one-tier cathedral-length veil with applique edges and lace. She carried a hand-tied clutch bouquet with lavender and pink roses, astranatia, gerbera daisies, purple statice and mixed greeneries, with ivory satin wrapped stems. The honor attendants were Jessica Vossen and Stephanie Bruemmer, both of Jefferson City, sisters of the bride. The attendants were Kara Lee, New Bloomfield, cousin of the bride; Erica St. Pierre, Lee's Summit, friend of the bride; and Abbi Schulte, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The best man was Cory Troutman, Holts Summit, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Derek Spaulding, Holts Summit, friend of the groom; Andrew Crocker, Springfield, friend of the groom; Bryant Schollmeyer, friend of the groom; and Michael Schulte, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Avery Morris, O'Fallon, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Cale Vossen, Jefferson City, nephew of the bride. The candlelighters were Audrey Bruemmer and Aggie Bruemmer, both of Jefferson City, cousins of the bride. The ushers were Curtis Bruemmer, O'Fallon, brother of the bride; Travis Kay, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; Bryce Kay, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; and Brandon Kay, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The pianist was Scott Sellner and the organist was Mike Bruns. The vocalist was Connie Andrews. The lectors were Harold Burnette and Debbie Burnette, both of Jefferson City, uncle and aunt of the groom. A dinner and dance reception was held at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 3 at Madison's. The bride is a graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City. The groom is a graduate of Jefferson City High School. He is employed with Meyer Electric. After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Mohler and Gifford

Sunday, Nov. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Mohler, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary October 21 with a reception for friends and family at the Jefferson City Country Club. Lowell Mohler and JoAnn Gifford were married October 11, 1958, in Savanna. They were attended by Tom Fogg, Mound City, and Carol Jones, St. Joseph. Mr. and Mrs. Mohler have three children: Dr. Craig Mohler and his wife Julie, Eugene, Ore.; Chris Mohler and his wife Rita, Denver, Colo.; and Elizabeth Bourneuf, Atlanta, Ga. They also have eight grandchildren.

Wedding

Cook and Carroll

Sunday, Nov. 11

Amanda Cook, Jefferson City, and Andrew Carroll, Little Rock, Ark., were married July 28, at First Presbyterian Church, Jefferson City. The Reverend Mary Hilliard of Asbury Methodist Church, Little Rock, Ark. officiated. The bride is the daughter of Max and Cindy Cook, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Chuck and LeeEllen Carroll, Little Rock, Ark. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless ivory gown with a silk sweetheart bodice and full tulle skirt with a crystal embellished sash at the waist and cathedral-length veil. She carried a bouquet of white calla lilies, tulips, roses and dendrobium orchids. The honor attendant was Ashlyn Johnson, Dallas, Texas, sister of the bride. She wore a floor-length black chiffon gown. The attendants were Lauren Curtis, Stephanie Brown, Ashley Kerksieck, Morgan Holmes, Stacey Martin, Heather Copeland, Mary Dudley Garrison, Alyson Harris, Megan Irwin, Anne-Claire Allen Owens, and Meredith Pelton, all of Little Rock, Ark.; Lauren McCaslin, Fayetteville, Ark.; and Jessica Burkett, Wynne, Ark. They wore long black chiffon gowns in the style of their choice. The best man was Chuck Carroll, Little Rock, Ark., father of the groom. The groomsmen included: Chad Carroll, brother of the groom; Wes Martin, Josh Tennyson, Ellis Copeland, Joe Ramsey, Taylor Marshall, Alec Gaines, Colin Pelton, Taylor Denniston, and Spencer Davis, all of Little Rock, Ark.; Creighton Parker, Fayetteville, Ark.; Steven Meadors, Dallas; and Neil Carpenter, Kansas City. The musician was Jimmy Kay Sanders and the vocalist was Trey Kennedy, cousin of the bride. The reader was Kaci Newton, cousin of the bride. A champagne cocktail hour, dinner and dance followed the ceremony at Capitol Plaza Hotel. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held at the Jefferson City Country Club. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Jefferson City High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. She is a Brand Manager for Eric Rob & Issac. The groom is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a degree in Financial Management and Investments. He is Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer at Central Bank, Little Rock, Ark. After a wedding trip to Barbados, the couple resides in Little Rock, Ark.

Wedding

LePage and Wiskirchen

Sunday, Nov. 11

Sarah LePage, Wardsville, and Aaron Wiskirchen, St. Louis, were married August 25 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Father I. Medina performed the double-ring cere-mony. The bride is the daughter of Rick and Barb LePage, Wardsville. The groom is the son of Larry and Marie Wiskirchen, Kirksville. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an A-line bridal dress featuring a sweetheart lace bodice with a low V-back with silver beading on the waistband. The full-length skirt was styled with a tulle over lace extending into a chapel train beneath the button-appliqued back. She completed her ensemble with a fingertip veil. The honor attendant was Danica Shimkus, friend of the bride. The attendants were Samantha Booher, friend of the couple; Annie Crider, friend of the bride; Serina Booher, friend of the bride; Anna Wiskirchen, sister of the groom; and Kelsey Wiskirchen, sister of the groom. The best man was Max Bevell, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Andrew Kelly, friend of the groom; James Heaton, friend of the groom; Levi Gebhardt, friend of the groom; Kevyn Wiskirchen, brother of the groom; and Tyler LePage, brother of the bride. The ushers were Dalton Creach, friend of the bride, and Tom Hazen, friend of the groom. Music was provided by Dani Tucker, friend of the bride. The Mass server was Ryan Bax. The lector was Nichole LePage, sister-in-law of the bride. Offertory was presented by Janice Aaronson and Artie Aaronson, aunt and uncle of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Taos Knights of Columbus Hall, Taos. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 24 at the Taos Knights of Columbus Hall. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Dietetics degree. She is employed with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Kirksville High School, Kirksville, and a 2015 graduate of State Technical College, Linn, with a Welding degree. He is a Welder in St. Louis. After a wedding trip to Tennessee, the couple resides in St. Louis.

Wedding

Boudria and Huey

Sunday, Nov. 11

Ashley Boudria and Brett Huey, both of Lenexa, Kan., were married at 5 p.m., August 11, at Cellar 222, Kansas City. Rev. Rebecca Norris performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Russell and Joyce Boudria, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Jack and Marta Huey, Topeka, Kan. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Cellar 222. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2007 graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla, with a B.S. Chemical Engineering degree; and a 2014 graduate of Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, with a M.S. Engineering Management degree. She is Plant Manager at Plastic Packaging Technologies, LLC. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Topeka High School, Topeka, Kan.; a 2008 graduate of Washburn University, Topeka, Kan., with a BBA Finance/Economics degree; and a 2015 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a MBA/Finance/Investments degree. He is an Investor Reporting Manager at KeyBank Real Estate Capital. After a wedding trip to Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, and Singapore, the couple resides in Lenexa, Kan.

Wedding

Suen and Thessen

Sunday, Nov. 11

Rebecca Suen and Jake Thessen, both of St. Louis, were married at 6 p.m., September 22, at The Coronado, St. Louis. Rob VanMeter performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Andy and Kam Suen, California. The groom is the son of John and Bev Thessen, Jefferson City. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The honor attendant was Margret Mace, Kansas City, friend of the bride. The attendants were Allie Smith, Los Angeles, Calif., friend of the bride; Brittany Eultgen, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Chai Avvaru, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Katie Hixon, St. Louis, friend of the bride; and Kristin Scheppers, St. Charles, sister of the groom. The best man was Josh Le Comte, Columbia, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Doug Burle, Florida, friend of the groom; Jordan Klebba, Kansas City, friend of the groom; Eric Shemeld, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Matt Scheppers, St. Charles, brother-in-law of the groom; and Austin Suen, California, brother of the bride. The flower girl was Maggie Thessen, daughter of Stan and Angie Thessen, Jefferson City. The ring bearer was "Bear", the couple's Golden Doodle. The ushers were Derek Verslues, Kansas City, friend of the groom; and Clayton Bruemmer, Kansas City, friend of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Coronado, St. Louis. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 21 at Maggiano's. The bride is a graduate of California High School, California, and a graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, with a Business Communication degree. She is a Commercial Real Estate Broker at Hilliker Corporation. The groom is a graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City; a graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Political Science degree; and a graduate of the University of MO-Columbia School of Law with a Law degree. He is an Attorney at Dentons. A wedding trip to Savannah, Ga. was taken and a European trip is planned in 2019. The couple resides in St. Louis.

Wedding

Schafer and Kiekhaefer

Sunday, Nov. 11

Taylor Schafer and Sam Kiekhaefer, both of San Antonio, Texas, were married at 3 p.m., August 11, at Dancing Dragonfly Winery, St. Croix Falls, Wis. Pastor Jason Uptmore of Wayside Chapel, San Antonio, Texas, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jean and John Volkert, Amery, Wis., and Matt and Jenny Schafer, New Richmond, Wis. The groom is the son of Mark and Nina Kiekhaefer, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception immediately followed the ceremony at Dancing Dragonfly Winery, St. Croix Falls, Wis. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 10 at Pegasus Lodge Air BnB, St. Croix Falls, Wis. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Amery High School, Amery, Wis., and a 2016 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, LaCrosse, Wis., with a BA degree. She is employed with AmeriCorps, San Antonio, Texas. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; and a 2014 graduate of the United State Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo., with a BS degree. He is a Captain with the United States Air Force, San Antonio, Texas. After a wedding trip to Colorado, the couple resides in Augusta, Ga.

Anniversary

Hilke and Meyer

Sunday, Nov. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hilke, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Don Hilke and Debbie Meyer were married November 6, 1993, at St. Joseph's Cathedral, Jefferson City. Msgr. Mike Wilbers and the late Msgr. Kutz officiated. They were attended by Carol Hall, Wildwood; JoAnn Sauer, Jefferson City; Tammy Meyer, Jefferson City; Marvin Wieberg, Koeltztown; Doug Hilke, Argyle; and Mark Schmitz, Meta. Mr. and Mrs. Hilke have one child: Alex Hilke, Thornton, Colo.

Engagement

Dudenhoeffer and Berhorst

Sunday, Nov. 4

Roger and Jane Dudenhoeffer announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashton Dudenhoeffer, to Alex Berhorst, son of Brian and Julie Berhorst, all of Jefferson City. A November 24 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Nilges

Sunday, Nov. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Nilges, Loose Creek, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Henry Nilges and Mary Louise Brand were married October 24, 1953, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Fr. Mers officiated. They were attended by Margaret Mary Thessen Kliethermes, Loose Creek; Vince Dudenhoeffer, Centerville, Iowa; and Alberta Brand Mantle, deceased. Mr. and Mr. Nilges have four children: Phyllis Prenger and her husband Tom, Linn; Virgil Nilges, Loose Creek; Marlene Stiefermann and her husband Warren, Jefferson City; and Carolyn Pointer and her husband Tim, Linn. They also have 10 grandchildren: Kyle Prenger, Keith Prenger, Kale Prenger, Colby Nilges, Lindsey Mullins, Michelle Mosley, Christa Warren, Dustin Maasen, Matthew Pointer, and Taylor Pointer, deceased; 18 great-grandchildren and two more very soon.

Engagement

Redel and Ballard

Sunday, Nov. 4

Lydell and Aneisa Redel, Holts Summit, announce the engagement of their daughter, Raven Redel, Jefferson City, to Dakoda Ballard, Jefferson City, son of Jeff and Carrie Ballard, Williamsburg. A November 10 wedding is planned at First Christian Church, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Boyd

Sunday, Nov. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Rex Boyd, Holts Summit, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 26 with a dinner hosted by Dana Boyd Nichols. Rex Boyd and Mary C. Schwarzer were married October 26, 1968, at St. Martins Catholic Church, St. Martins. The late Kenneth McDonnell officiated. They were attended by Joseph and Anna Schwarzer, deceased; Darrell Boyd, deceased; Betty Boyd, Jefferson City; Rose Ann Schwarzer Bemboom, Owensboro, Ky.; Ruth Schwarzer Ziegler, Tallahassee, Fla.; Cathy Boyd Klote, Warrensburg; Kristie Boyd Wever, Jefferson City; Danny Boyd, deceased; Johnny Schwarzer, deceased; Larry Schwarzer, Centertown; Danny Schaefer, Jefferson City; and David Boyd, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Boyd have two children: Dana Boyd Nichols and Lori Boyd Isom, both of Jefferson City. They also have seven grandchildren: Zach Isom, Dalton Isom, Tristan Isom, Andrew Isom, Kayla Nichols, Danny Cotten, and Dylan Isom, deceased; and two great-grandchildren: Thaddeus Isom and Aria Isom.

Anniversary

Braun

Sunday, Nov. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Roger R. Braun, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 21 with a special blessing at a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, followed by a reception and luncheon at the St. Stanislaus Parish Hall, hosted by their children and their families. They enjoyed a recent trip to New Orleans with friends and have a Rhine River Cruise to Holland and Amsterdam planned for the spring. Roger R. Braun and Ruth Ann Rodeman were married October 26, 1968, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. The late Msgr. Charles Patterson and the late Father Michael Schaller officiated. They were attended by Jerome (Jerry) Lehmen, Osage Bend; Mary Alice Buschjost Schulte Cook and Darla Braun Shipman, both of Henley; Robert (Bob) Buschjost, Mary Patricia Braun Luebbering, and Joe Buschjost, all of St. Thomas; Ron Rodeman, Jefferson City; Jane Gevecker Mello, The Villages, Fla.; James (Jim) Gevecker, Overland Park, Kan.; and Phyllis Rodeman LeCuru, Wardsville. Mr. and Mrs. Braun have four children: Michele Braun and Meghan (Michael) Welty, both of Jefferson City; Russell Braun, Wardsville; and Melanie Braun, Springfield. They also have four grandchildren: Hollie Burrows, Reaghan Cook, Joshua Burrows, and Riglee Welty.

Anniversary

Acock

Sunday, Nov. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Jay Acock, Russellville, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Jay Acock and Linda Proctor were married November 2, 1968, at Enon Baptist Church, Enon. Mr. and Mrs. Acock have three children: Michael Acock and his wife Jill, Columbia; Sean Acock and his wife Lori, Lohman; and Seth Acock and his wife Anna, St. Louis. They also have nine grandchildren: Dakota Acock, Jordan Acock, Colton Acock, Emily Acock, Alexia Acock, Simmone Acock, Brooklyn Acock, Mila Acock, and Liam Acock.

Wedding

LeCuru and Gordon

Sunday, Oct. 28

Shelby LeCuru, Jefferson City, and Austin Gordon, Holts Summit, were married at 2 p.m., September 8, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Father I.C. Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Eric and Bonnie LeCuru, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Barb Gordon, Holts Summit, and the late Greg Gordon. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace and satin gown adorned with a crystal beaded bodice and V-neckline, tulle layered skirt, open back, and chapel train. She completed her ensemble with a one-tier, fingertip-length veil with rhinestone accents on the edges. She carried a bouquet of light blue delphinium, peach roses and carnations, white ranunculus and hydrangeas, and eucalyptus. The honor attendants were Lindsey Thomas, Holts Summit, sister of the bride, and Erin Gordon, Holts Summit, sister of the groom. The attendants were Eli Sandbothe, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Rachel Hughes, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Hannah Campbell, Oceanside, Calif., friend of the couple; and Courtney Lock, Prairie Village, Kan., friend of the couple. The best man was Joe Keeven, Kansas City, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Tanner Kenworthy, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Garrett Brooks, New Bloomfield, friend of the couple; Levi Autenrieth, Tebbetts, friend of the couple; Hunter Leeper, Mokane, friend of the couple; and Tyler Jaegers, Orlando, Fla., friend of the couple. The miniature bride was Karsyn Denny, daughter of Kurt and Dara Denny, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The miniature groom was Austin Brown, son of Ryan and Carrie Brown, St. Charles, cousin of the bride. The flower girl was Charlie Mackay, daughter of Tyler and Monica Mackay, Fort Knox, Ky., cousin of the groom. The ring bearer was Gavin McGeorge, son of Justin and Jenna McGeorge, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The candlelighters were Brailee Schulte, San Francisco, Calif., friend of the couple, and Sydnae Cavness, Sedalia, friend of the couple. The ushers were Zach LeCuru, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Colby LeCuru, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Jefferson City; Tate Borgmeyer, Tebbetts, friend of the couple; and Gage Autenrieth, Tebbetts, friend of the couple. The organist was Scott Sellner, Jefferson City. The vocalist was Connie Andrews, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The lectors were Lori Lopez, Jefferson City, aunt of the bride, and Doug Reinsch, Kirksville, uncle of the bride. Offertory was presented by Isaac Lopez, Sam Lopez, Jacob Lopez, and Eli Lopez, all of Jefferson City, cousins of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's mother, was held September 7 at the Wardsville Lions Club. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a Bachelor of Science degree. She is employed with Mid America Bank. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City. He is employed with Midwest Welding. After a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple resides in Holts Summit.

Engagement

Hentges and Booth

Sunday, Oct. 28

Chris and Jennifer Hentges, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Hentges, Jefferson City, to Logan Booth, New Bloomfield, son of Jim and Janet Booth, New Bloomfield. A December 8 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Steinbeck and Arnold

Sunday, Oct. 21

Rachel Lynn Steinbeck and Curtis Joseph Arnold, both of Jefferson City, were married September 22 at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Geoffrey Brooke and Deacon Mark Aulbur performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Lori Steinbeck, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Joseph and Carol Arnold, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory, all baroque lace dress which tapered to the knee and featured an off-shoulder illusion neckline and sheer back with a dramatic tulle train with lace overlay. She completed her ensemble with a one-tier, fingertip-length veil with baroque lace and rhinestone accents on the edges. She carried a bouquet of burgundy ranuncullus, pink roses, white hydrangeas, and eucalyptus. The honor attendant was Lindsey Steinbeck, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Elissa Arnold, Jefferson City, sister of the groom; Maggie Perkins, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Paige Bange, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Erin Watson, Denver, Colo., friend of the bride; and Abby Jozwiacowski, St. Louis, friend of the bride. They wore burgundy, floor-length dresses in various styles. The best man was Kirk Twehous, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Zach Zinevich, Kansas City, friend of the groom; Charlie Wiltgen, Chicago, Ill., friend of the groom; Koner Lamb, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Burke Brant, California, friend of the groom; and Wade Jansen, St. Louis, friend of the groom. The flower girls were Chloe Jansen, daughter of Curtis and Sarah Jansen, and Olivia Jansen, daughter of Eric and Meghan Jansen, both of Kansas City, cousins of the bride. The ring bearer was Hudson Baumhoer, son of Matt and Morgan Baumhoer, Fulton, cousin of the groom. The candlelighters were Adrian Cochren, Lenexa, Kan., cousin of the bride, and Mollie Kelley, Carbondale, Ill., friend of the bride. The ushers were Jared Steinbeck, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Brian Arnold, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; Michael Arnold, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; and Jason Arnold, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The organist/pianist was Annette Kehner, Jefferson City, and the vocalist was Amy Pringer, Jefferson City. The Mass servers were Molly Berkey and Renee Berkey, both of Jefferson City. The lectors were Larry Jansen, Jefferson City, godfather of the bride, and Laura Schrimpf, Jefferson City, family friend of the bride. Offertory was presented by Larry Jansen, Jefferson City, and Joyce Cochren, Lenexa, Kan., godparents of the bride; and Dave Baumhoer, Fulton, and Sandy Hastings, St. Louis, godparents of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Martins. A rehearsal dinner was held September 21 at Immaculate Conception Church in Pleus Hall. The bride is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2018 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a degree in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound. She is a Sonographer with Centura Health, Denver, Colo. The groom is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2018 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia, with a degree in Agricultural Economics. He is a Statistician for USDA-NASS, Denver, Colo. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Denver, Colo.

Anniversary

Braun and Rodeman

Sunday, Oct. 21

Mr. and Mrs. Roger R. Braun, Wardsville, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a special blessing at a Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, followed by a reception and luncheon at the St. Stanislaus Parish Hall, hosted by their children and their families. They enjoyed a recent trip to New Orleans with friends and have a Rhine River Cruise to Holland and Amsterdam planned for the spring. Roger R. Braun and Ruth Ann Rodeman were married October 26, 1968, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. The late Msgr. Charles Patterson and the late Father Michael Schaller officiated. They were attended by Jerome (Jerry) Lehmen, Osage Bend; Mary Alice Buschjost Schulte Cook and Darla Braun Shipman, both of Henley; Robert (Bob) Buschjost, Mary Patricia Braun Luebbering, and Joe Buschjost, all of St. Thomas; Ron Rodeman, Jefferson City; Jane Gevecker Mello, The Villages, Fla.; James (Jim) Gevecker, Overland Park, Kan.; and Phyllis Rodeman LeCuru, Wardsville. Mr. and Mrs. Braun have four children: Michele Braun and Meghan (Michael) Welty, both of Jefferson City; Russell Braun, Wardsville; and Melanie Braun, Springfield. They also have four grandchildren: Hollie Burrows, Reaghan Cook, Joshua Burrows, and Riglee Welty.

Engagement

Miller and Reynolds

Sunday, Oct. 21

Eric and Paulette Miller, Bonnots Mill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Celeste Renee Miller, Columbus, Ind., to Robert Richard Reynolds, Columbus, Ind., son of Bob and Judie Reynolds, Lake Barrington, Ill. A November 10 wedding is planned at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Edinburgh, Ind.

Wedding

Jensen and Bruemmer

Sunday, Oct. 14

Kimberly Jensen and Clayton Bruemmer, both of Lee's Summit, were married July 7 in a double-ring ceremony at Lee Andrews Hall and Gardens, Blue Springs. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Dixie Jensen, Stanberry. The groom is the son of Mark and Michele Bruemmer, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents was held July 6 at The Hereford House. The bride is a graduate of Stanberry High School, Stanberry, and Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, with a degree in Human Services. She is a Human Resource Specialist with DH Pace Company, Inc., Kansas City. The groom is a graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is a Journeyman Carpenter with Carpenters Union, Kansas City. The couple resides in Lee's Summit.

Anniversary

Forck and Scheppers

Sunday, Oct. 14

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard (Bernie) F. Forck, Chamois, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Bentonville, Ark. Bernie Forck and Marian Scheppers were married October 14, 1978, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Father Richard Cronin officiated. They were attended by Larry Forck, Jefferson City; Bob Schep-pers, Wardsville; Jim Stegeman, Jefferson City; Eddie Forck, Ashland; Tom Scheppers, Wardsville; Toad Forck, Taos; David Vieth, Taos; Franny Schell, Wardsville; Sharon Vieth, Taos; Carol Backes, St. Thomas; Jane Reinke-Smith, Jefferson City; Martha Forck Haynes, deceased; Melanie Wolfe, Linn; Suzannah Heyer, Rolla; and Junior Wieberg, Virginia. Mr. and Mrs. Forck have one child: Sarah Elizabeth Weeks (Aaron), Wardsville. They also have two grandchildren: Lorelei Angeline and Caroline Devera Weeks.

Engagement

Bassmann and Starkey

Sunday, Oct. 14

Brian Bassmann, Josephville, son of Donna Bassmann, Jefferson City, and the late Sam Bassmann, and Katie Starkey, Josephville, daughter of Mike and Jackie Needham, Josephville, announce their engagement. A November 10 wedding is planned at Hermann Hill, Hermann.

Engagement

Denny and Gaskell

Sunday, Oct. 14

Mark and Connie Denny, Jef-ferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, April Denny, Otterville, to Kaleb Gaskell, Otterville, son of Matt and Lori Gaskell, and Gina Gaskell, all of Otterville. An October 27 wedding is planned at Apple Creek Farm, Centertown.

Engagement

Mitchem and Hemeyer

Sunday, Oct. 7

Steve and Charlene Mitchem, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Mitchem, Jefferson City, to Cody Hemeyer, Linn, son of Kevin and Amy Hemeyer, Morrison. An October 20 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos.

Anniversary

Wolters

Sunday, Oct. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wolters, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a reception with family and friends at the American Legion Post 5, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. Donald Wolters and Catherine Maasen were married October 5, 1968, at St. Louis Church, Bonnots Mill. Rev. John Long officiated. They were attended by Mary Ruth (Maasen) Backes, Wilmington, N.C.; Mary Jean (Fullmer) Henley, Hartsburg; Helen (Maasen) Kliethermes, St. Martins; Kenneth Wolters, Holts Summit; Roger Schepkers, deceased; and Leon Rackers, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Wolters have two children: Rick Wolters and his wife Keri, Holts Summit, and Lance Wolters and his wife Alicia, Holts Summit. They also have four grandchildren: Justin, Willie, Jordan, and Brittany; one great-grandchild, Caiden, and another great-grandchild due in December.

Anniversary

Luebbering

Sunday, Oct. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Luebbering, Wardsville, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary on October 1. Timothy Luebbering and Diane Hilke were married October 1, 1988 at St. Aloysius Church, Argyle. Msgr. Ralph G. Kutz officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Luebbering have three children: Mandi Luebbering, Wardsville; Grant Luebbering, Wardsville; and Paige Luebbering, United States Air Force Academy, Colorado.

Wedding

Kolb and Green

Sunday, Oct. 7

Ashley Kolb and Christopher Green, both of Jefferson City, were married at 1:30 p.m., September 15, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Fr. Medina officiated the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Donna Kolb, Wardsville. The groom is the son of Richard and Jane Green, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capital Bluffs Event Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 13 at Arris Pizza. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2016 graduate of State Fair Community College, Sedalia, with a degree in Registered Health Information Technology. She is currently employed as a Certified Medical Coding Specialist at University of Missouri Hospital. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is currently employed as an Electrician at Greens Electrical Company. After a wedding trip to Wyoming and Montana, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Berry

Sunday, Oct. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Craig Berry, Middle Grove, formerly of Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Craig Berry and Sonja Copeland were married October 6, 1968 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Moberly. Mr. and Mrs. Berry have two children: Kristin Schroeder and her husband Jason, Babbtown; and Angie Reinsch and her husband Doug, Kirksville. They also have five grandchildren; Austin Otto, Cole Schroeder, Libby Reinsch, Ellie Reinsch and Lucas Reinsch.

Anniversary

Gates

Sunday, Sept. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Lon J. Gates, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a Mass at St. Martins Catholic Church, along with a family dinner celebration hosted by their children. Lon J. Gates and Anna Marie (Annie) Angenendt were married September 21, 1968, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Norman Ahrens officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Gates have four children: JJ Gates and his wife Julie, Kim Straub and her husband John, Carey Brooks and her husband Tony, and Gary Gates and his wife Kerri, all of Jefferson City. They also have eight grandchildren: Hudson Gates, Brooke Straub, Grant Straub, AJ Brooks, Brett Brooks, Nicholas Brooks, Tucker Gates, Oliver Gates, and an angel grandchild in heaven, Claudia Gates.

Engagement

Wilbers and Sommerer

Sunday, Sept. 23

Craig and Donna Wilbers, New Bloomfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Layken Wilbers, New Bloomfield, to Lance Sommerer, Jefferson City, son of Daniel and Denise Sommerer, Jefferson City. A September 29 wedding is planned at Empty Pockets Ranch, New Bloomfield. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of New Bloomfield R-III High School, New Bloomfield, and a 2018 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri with a Certified Dental Assistant degree. She is employed at Wilson Orthodontics. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Mechanical Engineer with Quaker Windows. The couple is registered at myregistry.com

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Carmichael and White

Sunday, Sept. 23

Jeff and Jill Carmichael, Foristell, along with Susie White, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Alexa Carmichael, Memphis, Tenn. and Andrew White, Columbia, also the son of the late Carl White. An October 6 wedding is planned at Cottleville.

Engagement

Dahl and Wells

Sunday, Sept. 23

Rick and Maria Dahl announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Dahl, to Tanner Wells, all of Jefferson City. An October 27 wedding is planned at Blue Bell Farm, Fayette.

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Bose

Sunday, Sept. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bose, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with an informal family gathering. Bill Bose and Marge Neuner were married September 24, 1953, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. Rev. Bernard Groner officiated. They were attended by Mary Ann Neuner and A.J. Bose, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bose have four children: Jeff Bose, Kansas City; Thomas Bose, Jefferson City; Ann McCormack, Jefferson City; and M. Melissa Hall, Kansas City. They also have seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Maasen

Sunday, Sept. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maasen, Taos, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass and meal, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Harold Maasen and Norma (Jeanie) Wolters were married September 21, 1968, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Father Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Vicky (Maasen) Niekamp, Wardsville; Bernadette (Maasen) Gillis, Jefferson City; Shirley (Stegeman) White, Henley; Rita (Wolters) Lueckenotte, Branson; Dana (Wolters) Heet, Linn; Ken Rademan, Koeltztown; Delmer Loethen, deceased; Fred VanLoo, Jefferson City; Gary Kolb, Taos; and Mike Kolb, Pittsburg, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Maasen have two children: Kyle Maasen and his special friend Denise (DeDe) Turner, Bonnots Mill; and Brad Maasen and his wife Tasha, Taos. They also have six grandchildren: Jacob Maasen, Jeremey Maasen, Josh Maasen, Ashton Maasen, Matthew Maasen, and Quentin Maasen.

Engagement

Luebbert and Groose

Sunday, Sept. 16

Richard and Patsy Luebbert, Loose Creek, along with Chris and Debbie Groose, Eugene, announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Rose Luebbert, Loose Creek, and Eric David Groose, Eugene. A September 22 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home.

Engagement

Fast and Pointer

Sunday, Sept. 16

Danny and Betty Fast, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Fast, Jefferson City, to Andrew Pointer, Taos, son of Howard and JoAnn Pointer, Taos. An October 6 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in Chemical Engineering. She is a Supervisor at Ameren Missouri's Callaway Plant. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2012 graduate of William Woods University with a degree in Mathematics, Business Administration, Nuclear Technology. He is a Security Officer at Ameren Missouri's Callaway Plant.

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Schroeder

Sunday, Sept. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schroeder, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a safari trip to Kenya, Africa and a riverboat trip on The American Duchess. Ralph Schroeder and Janice (Susie) Schwaller were married August 17, 1968, at St. Peters Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. J.A. Vogelweid officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder have one child, Greg Schroeder and his wife Cheryl. They also have two grandchildren, Olivia and Lauren, and one deceased grandchild, Braden.

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Doerhoff

Sunday, Sept. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Doerhoff, Henley, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday at their grandson's wedding in Mary's Home. Donald Doerhoff and Mary Warden were married September 14, 1963, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Msgr. Charles Patterson officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Doerhoff have three children: Mike (Marge), Doug (Dana), and Trudy (Stephen) Merritt; and one deceased son, Tim. They also have seven grandchildren: Donovan, Ryan, Carson, Derek, Chelsea, John Merritt, and Kaleb Bax.

Engagement

VanZandt and Will

Sunday, Sept. 16

Will Mark and Diane Van Zandt, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Van Zandt, St. Louis, to Tim Will, St. Louis, son of Mary Cullen Will, and Kurt and Jeannie Will, all of St. Louis. An October 6 wedding is planned at Piper Palm House, St. Louis.

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Dusheke

Sunday, Sept. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Dusheke, Lohman, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Dale Dusheke and Karen Rockelman were married September 16, 1978, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville. Rev. Harold Martins officiated. They were attended by Kathy Dusheke Gilbert, Jefferson City; Kathi Rockelman Bishop, Lohman; Beth Rockelman, Russellville; Mike Rehagen, Jefferson City; Danny Wenzel, Blue Springs; and Brian Wenzel, Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Dusheke have two children: Emilie Woodruff, Independence, and Dana Dusheke, Wakefield, Kan. They also have five grandchildren: Richard, Ashlie, Briana, Marissa, and Walker.

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Schmidt

Sunday, Sept. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin J. Schmidt, Osage Bend, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 17 with a family dinner at Oscar's Banquet Room. Alvin J. Schmidt and Odelia C. Groner were married September 6, 1958, at St. Thomas Church, St. Thomas. Rev. Gerhardt Schmidt, uncle of the groom, officiated. They were attended by Alice (Meisel) Graham, Geordine Obermark, Virginia (Otto) Holtmeyer, Dr. Jerome Schmidt, deceased; Raymond Groner, and Kenneth Bax. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt have three children: Gail Foerster, Rapid City, S.D.; Alan Schmidt, Osage Bend; and Rick Schmidt, deceased. They also have five grandchildren: Cory Schmidt, MaKayla (Schmidt) Jamerson, Claire Foerster, Madeline Foerster, and Dustin Schmidt.

Wedding

Brewster and Tolksdorf

Sunday, Sept. 16

Lindsay Brewster and Jeffrey Tolksdorf, both of St. Louis, were married at 6 p.m., May 13, at Missouri Bontanical Gardens, St. Louis. The bride's father performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Richard and Lori Brewster, St. Charles. The groom is the son of Matthias and Teresa Tolksdorf, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 12 at Kemoll's, St. Louis. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Francis Howell North, St. Charles; a 2011 graduate of Maryville University, St. Louis, with a degree in Biology; and a 2013 graduate of Des Moines University, Des Moines, Iowa, with a Doctor of Osteopathy degree. She is a Captain in the United States Air Force and a third year resident at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, O'Fallon, Ill. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2007 graduate of St. Louis University, St. Louis, with a BS/BA in Finance and Accounting. He is a Business Systems Consultant at Wells Fargo Advisors. After a wedding trip to Oregon, the couple resides in St. Louis.

Engagement

Clausen and Gibbs

Saturday, Sept. 15

Ed and Debby Clausen, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Clausen, O'Fallon, to Tommy Gibbs, O'Fallon, son of Pam Fitzgerald, Lee's Summit, and Scott and Vanette Gibbs, Columbia. An October 13 wedding is planned in Millersburg.

Engagement

Bodenstab and Distler

Sunday, Sept. 9

Lori and Todd Haller, along with Russ and Stacey Bodenstab, announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsey Bodenstab, to Tyler Distler, son of Mary and Jerry Holsman, and the late Keith Distler, all of Jefferson City. An October 27 wedding is planned at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Reinkemeyer and Beck

Sunday, Sept. 9

Mark and Angie Reinkemeyer, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Macy Rae Reinkemeyer, Taos, to Connor Joseph Beck, St. Elizabeth, son of Paul and Janet Beck, St. Elizabeth. A September 29 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos.

Engagement

Schnieders and Green

Sunday, Sept. 9

Ron and Tammy Schnieders, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Schnieders, Jefferson City, to Heath Green, La Plata, son of John and Marilyn Green, La Plata. A September 15 wedding is planned in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Glass and Bone

Sunday, Aug. 26

Blakely Day Glass, Germantown, Tenn., and Tanner Wesley Bone, Jefferson City, were married at 6:30 p.m. June 9 at Spring Creek Ranch, Collierville, Tenn. Reverend Craig Strickland performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Corey and Michelle Glass, Germantown, Tenn. The groom is the son of Todd and Kelly Bone, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory A-line strapless gown. She carried a bouquet of white peonies. The honor attendant was Kate Bailey of Dallas, Texas. The attendants were Blair Peterson, New York, N.Y.; Virginia Cartwright, Collierville, Tenn.; Rachel O'Neal, Minneapolis, Minn.; Erin Ashley Henry, Starkville, Miss.; Bailey Phillips, Memphis, Tenn.; Elise Jones, Rogers, Ark.; Sara Aguilar, London, England, all friends of the bride. They wore silver halter floor-length gowns. The best man was Spencer Bone, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Claude Ruboneka, Philadelphia, Pa., friend of the groom; Weston Hinson, Fayetteville, Ark., friend of the groom; Clayton Wall, New York, N.Y., friend of the groom; Sam Heneger, Fayetteville, Ark., friend of the groom; Bo Renner, Fayetteville, Ark., friend of the groom; Ben Glass, Germantown, Tenn., brother of the bride; Barrett Glass, Germantown, Tenn., brother of the bride. The ushers were Cole Baumgartner, Minneapolis, Minn., and Collin Jones, Fayetteville, Ark., friends of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Spring Creek Ranch, Collierville, Tenn. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 8 at Shelby Farms, Memphis, Tenn. The bride is a 2013 graduate of St. George's Independent School, Germantown, Tenn., and a 2017 graduate of University of Arkansas with a Bachelors of Arts in Public Relations and Advertising. She is employed at Insight Global, St. Louis. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science in International Business. After working at AppNexus in New York City for two years, he is currently attending law school at WashU. The couple took a honeymoon to Antigua and now reside in St. Louis.

Anniversary

Rackers

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Rackers, Jefferson City, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to San Francisco and a road trip down Route 1 to Los Angeles, Calif. over the fourth of July. Ron Rackers and Rhonda Sanning were married August 28, 1993 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. Michael Coleman officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Rackers have two children: Paige Rackers and Dru Rackers, both of Jefferson City.

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Kermpker and Kempker

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Herman C. Kempker Jr., Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 25 with activities and a family dinner at the Eagles, hosted by their children. A blessing from Monsignor Don Lammers at the Cathedral of St. Joseph on August 26 was received. Herman C. Kempker Jr. and Marilyn T. Schmidt were married August 23, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Reverend Kurtz officiated. They were attended by Laurentia Kempker Wenzel, Betty Dwight Otto, Yovetta Wansing Werner, Al Schmidt, Anthony Kempker (deceased) and Leonard Kempker. Mr. and Mrs. Kempker have seven children: Pamela Buschjost and her husband Dennis of Wardsville, Sandra Kempker and her husband Art of Taos, Gary Kempker and his wife Mary Kay of Jamestown, Sharon Kempker of Jefferson City, Gregg Kempker and his wife Robin of Westphalia, Patricia Rockers and her husband Phil of Jefferson City, and Curtis Kempker and his wife Melissa of Jefferson City. They also have 21 grandchildren, which includes Audrey and Brody, two special angles in heaven, 15 great-grandchildren and two great-grandchildren on the way in November.

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Picker

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Delmar E. (Bud) Picker, Jefferson City, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with an European River Cruise. Delmar E. (Bud) Picker and Rita M. Holterman were married August 22, 1953, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. Monsignor John Groner officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Picker have three children: Susan York, Jefferson City; Steven Picker, Pensacola Beach, Fla.; and Gregory Picker, deceased. They also have two grandchildren: Nicholas York and Michael York; and two great-grandchildren: Conan York and Roman York.

Wedding

Fennewald and Caldwell

Sunday, Aug. 26

Tara Fennewald and Zachary Caldwell, both of Columbia, were married at 2 p.m., April 14, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Rev. Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Les and Loretta Fennewald, Taos. The groom is the son of Tim and Rhonda Caldwell, Leonard. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The honor attendant was Lindsey Buschjost, Kansas City, friend of the couple. The attendants were Erin Fennewald, Taos, sister of the bride; Stephanie Tucker, Bolivar, friend of the couple; Holly Heckemeyer, St. Elizabeth, sister of the bride; Brianna Ball, Columbia, friend of the couple; Jessica Fennewald, Warrensburg, sister of the bride; and Haley Hardy, Shelbyville, sister of the groom. The best man was Jace Caldwell, Collinsville, Ill., brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Tate Caldwell, Leonard, brother of the groom; Alex Daniel, Tuscon, Ariz., friend of the couple; Caleb Heckemeyer, St. Elizabeth, brother-in-law of the bride; Dakota Mettes, Columbia, friend of the couple; Evan Loudenslager, Kirkwood, friend of the couple; and Bub Hardy, Shelbyville, brother-in-law of the groom. The miniature bride was Brenna Hardy, daughter of Bub and Haley Hardy, Shelbyville, niece of the groom. The ushers were Caleb Heckemeyer, St. Elizabeth, brother-in-law of the bride; Evan Loudenslager, Kirkwood, friend of the couple. The pianist was Barb Hood, Taos, and the vocalist was Kaylin Berendzen, Marys Home. The lector was Traci Rich, Shelbyville, godmother of the groom. Offertory was presented by Rose Buechter, St. Elizabeth, godmother/aunt of the bride; Lyle Buechter, St. Elizabeth, uncle of the bride; Caroline Buechter, St. Elizabeth, cousin of the bride; and Daniel Buechter, Warrensburg, cousin of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held April 13 at Arris' Pizza. After a wedding trip to Florida, the couple resides in Columbia.

Anniversary

Borgmeyer and Kirby

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Borgmeyer, Taos, are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary today with a dinner for family and friends at the Wardsville Lions Club, hosted by the couple. Albert Borgmeyer and Donna Kirby were married August 27, 1983, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. The late Fr. John Condit officiated. They were attended by Diane Henke, Rolla; Judy Roedel, Cali-fornia; Betty Maassen, Linn; Abby (Borgmeyer) Beedy, St. Louis; Dan Henke, Rolla; Roger Borgmeyer, California; Walter Prenger, Russellville; and Matthew Ortbals, St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Borgmeyer have one child, Sarah, deceased.

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Johnson

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Rick L. Johnson, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Rick L. Johnson and Judy M. Kramer were married August 21, 1993, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. George Kramer officiated.

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Kopp

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Kopp, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Snyder. Donald Kopp and Delores Eikermann were married August 23, 1958, at Salem Presbyterian Church, Hope. Rev. DeWitt Stauffer officiated. They were attended by Laverne Eikermann Schulte; Norma Kopp Benz, deceased; Arthur Kopp; and Armin Eikermann, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Kopp have two children: Deanna Cook and husband David, and Debora Snyder and husband Mike. They also have three grandchildren: Logan Rackers, and Kaitlyn and Michael Snyder; three step-grandchildren: Travis, Nathan, and Chase; and three step-great-grandchildren: Weston, Lorelai and Emmett.

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Kennedy

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Kennedy, Jefferson City, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a week long resort trip with vow renewal at Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, hosted by the groom's parents. Timothy Kennedy and Joyce Blake were married August 28, 1993, at First Assembly of God, Jefferson City. Rev. Lowell Perkins officiated. They were attended by Elizabeth Atkinson, Pittsburg, Kan.; Amanda Tomblinson, Jef-ferson City; and Jenifer Essen, St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Kennedy have two children: Mackinley and Pierce, both of Jefferson City.

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Heidbreder

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Heidbreder, Holts Summit, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Jim Heidbreder and Helen Willcoxon were married August 30, 1958, at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Thomas W. Nelson officiated. They were attended by Rosemary Loethen and Bill Heidbreder, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Heidbreder have three children: David Heidbreder, Kara Lehenbauer, and Lori Massman. They also have seven grand-children: Cody Heidbreder, Cole Heidbreder, Kallie Lehenbauer, Drew Webb, Ashley Repp, Kaleb Webb, and Christian Massman; and three great-grandchildren: Cooper Webb, Addison Heidbreder, and Sadie Repp.

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Monroe

Sunday, Aug. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Delmar R. Monroe, Linn, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with an open house at Community Christian Church, Linn. Delmar R. Monroe and Lana Gove were married August 24, 1968, at Oklahoma Church of Christ, Chamois. Luther J. Villars officiated. They were attended by Nelson Pointer, Wildwood; Danny Monroe, deceased; Roger Turner, Linn; Mary (Oberkrom) Duemler, St. Albans; Virginia (Monroe) Turner, deceased; and Deborah (Monroe) Hudson, Linn. Mr. and Mrs. Monroe have three children: Timothy Monroe, Jefferson City; Andrea Monroe, Linn; and Cathrine Niekamp, Linn. They also have 10 grandchildren.

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Frank

Sunday, Aug. 19

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Frank, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Steve Frank and Jane Schwartze were married August 18, 1973, at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Michael Wilbers officiated. They were attended by Julie (Wilbers) Wieberg, Jefferson City; Nancy (Frank) Schnieder, Blue Springs; Julie Bruns, St. Louis; Mary (Schaefer) Vogel; Terese (Frank) Molinere, Montegut, La.; Christy (Frank) Miller, Olathe, Kan.; Sue (Eisterhold) Fick, Rich Fountain; Tom Frank, Jefferson City; Dan Hemmel, Centertown; Jim Forck, Peoria, Ill.; Jeff Graf, Jefferson City; Harry Frank, Jefferson City; Gerry Frank, Lake Villa, Ill.; and Tim Frank, Yuma, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. Frank have four children: Michelle Schroer and her husband Scott, Montgomery City; Michael Frank, deceased; Sarah Caraballo and her husband David, Grain Valley; and Scott Frank, South Padre Island, Texas. They also have eight grandchildren: Hannah Schroer, Ann Schroer, Carie Schroer, Addie Schroer, Rebecca Caraballo, William Caraballo, Elizabeth Caraballo, and Natalie Caraballo.

Wedding

Capkovic and Wildhaber

Sunday, Aug. 19

Christy Capkovic and Brent Wildhaber, both of St. Louis, were married at 1 p.m., June 9, at St. Mark Catholic Church, St. Louis. Msgr. Patrick Hambrough performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Myrna Capkovic, St. Louis. The groom is the son of Jim and Lisa Wildhaber, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory tulle ballgown with a champagne colored beaded bodice. She carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas and pink peonies. The honor attendant was Kathleen Capkovic, St. Louis, sister of the bride. The attendants were Kelly Ferner, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Amanda Burgoyne, St. Louis, cousin of the bride; Katie Capkovic, St. Louis, cousin of the bride; and Carli Capkovic, St. Louis, cousin of the bride. They wore beaded champagne colored dresses of varying styles. The best man was Shawn Wildhaber, Cedar Falls, Iowa, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Jorden Bax, Kansas City, friend of the groom; Casey Baumhoer, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Kyle Hall, St. Louis, cousin of the groom; and Mark Capkovic, St. Louis, cousin of the bride. The flower girls were Grace Wildhaber, daughter of Shawn and Kristen Wildhaber, Cedar Falls, Iowa, niece of the groom; and Audrey Curless, daughter of Justin Curless and Kathleen Capkovic, St. Louis, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Zach Curless, son of Justin Curless and Kathleen Capkovic, St. Louis. Music was provided by St. Mark's church choir, St. Louis. The Mass servers were Paige Sooter, Holts Summit, and Hailey Menges, Washington. The lectors were Jill Wildhaber, Jefferson City, sister of the groom; Franjo Krepelnik, St. Louis, cousin of the bride; and Gene Hall, Wildwood, uncle of the groom. Offertory was presented by Carol Hall, Wildwood, aunt of the groom; and Cathy Krepelnik, St. Louis, aunt of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Carpenter's Union Hall, St. Louis. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 8 at St. Mark parish hall. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Mehlville High School, St. Louis; a 2012 graduate of Webster University, St. Louis, with a Bachelors in Elementary Education; a 2016 graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction; and a 2018 graduate of Southwest Baptist University with a Masters in Athletic Administration. She is a first grade teacher in the Mehlville School District. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2013 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelors in History; a 2014 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Masters degree in Education; and a 2018 graduate of the University of MO-St. Louis with a Masters degree in History. He is a history teacher at Parkway West High School, St. Louis. The couple resides in St. Louis.

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Forbis

Sunday, Aug. 19

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Forbis, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at St. John's Lutheran Church, Schubert, and a meal at Veits Restaurant, hosted by their children and spouses. They also enjoyed a trip to Hawaii. Jim Forbis and Kay Conner were married July 7, 1968. Rev. William Ferren officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Forbis have three children: Jay Forbis (Tina), David Forbis (Shari), and Michael Forbis (Karen). They also have eight grandchildren: Lucas Sinclair, Megan Teeuwen, Nikki (Forbis) Toerper, Thomas Forbis, Ryan Forbis, Alison Forbis, Lauren Forbis, and Nathan Forbis; and one great-grandchild, Chase Toerper.

Engagement

Driskill and Shapiro

Sunday, Aug. 19

Joe and Jan Driskill, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hope Driskill, Jefferson City, to Caleb Shapiro, Los Angeles, Calif., son of Felice Shapiro and Bill Cress, Larchmont, N.Y. A September wedding is planned at Beaver Creek, Colo.

Wedding

Smith and Abbott

Sunday, Aug. 5

Makenzie Smith and Ryan Abbott, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., May 19, at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. Father Greg Meystrik performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Shelley Smith, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Doug and Jane Abbott, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a fit and flare gown with lace appliques and illusion straps over a sweetheart neckline, and an illusion open back with buttons down the train. She carried a bouquet of white roses, baby's breath and greenery. The honor attendant was Maddie Smith, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Kelci Kroll, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Claire Kampeter, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Kelsie Strope, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Madison Abbott, Jefferson City, sister of the groom. They wore teal gowns unique to each with the honor attendant wearing charcoal grey. The best man was Tanner Abbott, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Kevin Douglas, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Cody Poskin, St. Louis, cousin of the bride; Andrew Brenneke, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; and Colby Ross, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The usher was Gage Poskin, St. Louis, cousin of the bride. Music was provided by Lesley Smith and the vocalist was Amy Pringer. The Mass servers were Tanner Mertens and Elias Mertens, both of Rolla. The lectors were Carol Kucsik, Linn Creek, friend of the family, and Paula Volkmer, cousin of the bride. Offertory was presented by Brooke and Stephen Poskin, St. Louis, godmother of the bride and spouse; Tim Smith, Kansas City, godfather of the bride; and Keith Abbott, Westphalia, godfather of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Westphalia Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 18 at their home. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2017 graduate of Saint Louis University, St. Louis, with a Bachelors of Science in Biology; and is currently a student in graduate program at Missouri State University, Springfield, pursuing a Masters in Physician Assistant Studies. The groom is a 2013 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering. He is employed at Otscon. The couple took a wedding trip to Orange Beach, Ala.

Wedding

Waddington and Seidel

Sunday, Aug. 5

Haley Dawn Waddington, Springfield, and Jacob Hadley Seidel, Camdenton, were married at 2:30 p.m., May 26, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Springfield. Pastor Ron Lehenbauer performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim Anderson and Terra Waddington, Springfield. The groom is the son of Randy and Donna Seidel, Lohman. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a sleeveless sheath gown with all over lace appliques. The gown featured an ultra feminine sweetheart bodice with a high-neck illusion tulle neckline and sweep train. She carried a bouquet of ivory roses with baby's breath. The honor attendant was Alexis Waddington, Springfield, sister of the bride. The attendants were Megan Rosewicz, Nixa, friend of the bride; Hannah Leppien, Springfield, friend of the bride; and Sara Seidel, Springfield, sister-in-law of the groom. They wore pleated bodice full-length gowns with an illusion one shoulder strap. The best man was Caleb Seidel, Springfield, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Cody Seidel, Springfield, brother of the groom; Jacob Hinck, Independence, friend of the groom; and Brian Patten, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom. The flower girls were Ella and Emily Stewart, daughters of Ryan and Becca Stewart, Springfield, cousins of the bride. The ring bearer was Ian Stewart, son of Ryan and Becca Stewart, Springfield, cousin of the bride. The candlelighters were Mallory Snyder, Springfield, and Torie Lynn, Fayetteville, Ark., both friends of the bride. The ushers were Keaton Rolfing, St. Louis; Clay Schwinke, Prairie Village, Kan.; Jereme Sebastian, Kansas City; and Ryan Struemph, Dallas, Texas, all friends of the groom. Music was provided by Doyle Richter, Springfield. The lector was Brian Loesel, Cedarburg, Wis., friend of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Old Towne Event Center, Republic. A rehearsal dinner was held May 25 at Relics Event Center, Springfield. The bride is a 2014 graduate of Kickapoo High School, Springfield, and a 2018 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education. She is a third grade teacher at King's Academy, Lake Ozark. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science, Entertainment Management. He is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, Lake Ozark. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Camdenton.

Anniversary

Kleffner and Bruemmer

Sunday, Aug. 5

Mr. and Mrs. John Kleffner, Wardsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a mass and dinner at St. Stanislaus, Wardsville, hosted by their four daughters and their families. They also celebrated with a family trip to Texas in June. John Kleffner and Linda Bruemmer were married August 3, 1968 at St. Stanislaus, Wardsville. Msgr. Charles Patterson officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Kleffner have four children: Jennifer Runge, Wardsville; Suzette Mertens and her husband Brian, Wardsville; Amy Luebbert and her husband Jason, St. Martins; and Melissa Kleffner-Wansing and her husband Dale, Wardsville. They also have 11 grandchildren: Veronica Carr, Francy Runge, Hailey Mertens, Dustin Luebbert, Spencer Mertens, Olivia Luebbert, Logan Runge, Joseph Wansing, Makayla Luebbert, Jonathon Wansing, and Parker Wansing; and three great-grandchildren: Bailee Winkelman, Sammi Carr, Kenzi Carr.

Engagement

Luebbert and Boehm

Sunday, Aug. 5

Kenneth and Geralyn Luebbert, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Luebbert, Jefferson City, to Jesse Boehm, Jefferson City, son of Richard and Beverly Boehm, Jefferson City, and the late Joan Boehm. A September 29 wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rich Fountain.

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Even and Mengwasser

Sunday, Aug. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Even, Folk, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday with a meal for family and friends at their home. Dennis Even and Laura Mengwasser were married August 5, 1978, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. The late Rev. John C. Condit officiated. They were attended by Ruth (Mengwasser) Kliethermes, Loose Creek; Martha (Mengwasser) Even, Westphalia; Judy (Rackers) Eiken, Wardsville; the late Martha (Forck) Haynes; Dave Lauberth, Freeburg; Andy Goeller, St. Anthony; Mike Keyes, Holts Summit; and the late Dave Keyes. Mr. and Mrs. Even have one child, Eric Lee Even, deceased.

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Inglish and Schulte

Sunday, Aug. 5

Grant Schulte, Westphalia, son of Brian and Suzanne Schulte, Westphalia, and Leanna Inglish, Jefferson City, daughter of Steve and Linda Inglish, Jefferson City, announce their engagement. A September 8 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia.

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Schlueter and Burnett

Sunday, Aug. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Schlueter, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family vacation in Pensacola Beach, Fla. Tim Schlueter and Becky Burnett were married August 5, 1978, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City. Rev. Francis Gillgannon and Rev. Harry Spear officiated. They were attended by Susan (Walker) Arment, Moberly; Nancy (Campbell) Landrum, Moberly; Sabrina (Campbell) Edwards, Macon; Cindy (Hunziker) Drury; Ste. Genevieve; Steve Schlueter, deceased; Bruce Meister, Jefferson City; Harold Reeder, Parkville; and Bill Burnett, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Schlueter have two children: Matt Schlueter and his wife Candace, St. Peters; and Scott Schlueter and his wife Alesha, Jefferson City. They also have three grandchildren: Nicholas Schlueter, Henry Schlueter, and James Schlueter.

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Kirchner and Snellen

Sunday, Aug. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Harley Kirchner, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner at their home, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Harley Kirchner and Connie Snellen were married August 3, 1968, at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Val Strader officiated. They were attended by Brenda Perkins Chick, Jefferson City; Doris Kirchner Lueckenotte, Laredo, Texas; Wayne Snellen, Brick, N.J.; and James Huettenmeyer, St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Kirchner have two children: Scott Kirchner, Milner, Ga., and Carrie Kirchner Wolken and her husband Troy, Osage Bend. They also have three grandchildren: Leah Kirchner Dutton, Molly Wolken, and Cole Wolken; along with one great-grandchild on the way.

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Mueller and Colter

Sunday, Aug. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Russell Mueller, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Russell Mueller and Vickie Colter were married August 5, 1978, in Guthrie. Rev. Jerry Anderson officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Mueller have three children: Derrick Mueller, Justin Mueller, and Adam Mueller, all of Jefferson City.

Engagement

Gerhart and Hindman

Sunday, July 29

Norris and Lesley Gerhart, California, announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Anne Gerhart, to Quinn Anthony Hindman, son of Van and Taunia Adams, California, and Mark and Laurie Hindman, Wall, S.D. A September wedding is planned at United Church of Christ, California. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of California High School, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in Art Education. She is a teacher at High Point R-III School, High Point. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of California High School, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri with a bachelor's degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. He is employed with the family business, Mr. G's Liquor Store, California.

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Baum and Miller

Sunday, July 29

Sarah Baum, Reston, Virginia, and Kevin Miller, Jefferson City, were married at 6:30 p.m. on May 5, 2018 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Nashville, Tenn. Father Kevin McCarthy performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Kimberly Baum, Reston, Virginia. The groom is the son of Larry and Therese Miller, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception was held at Christ the King Parish Hall at 7:30 p.m. The rehearsal dinner, hosted by Larry and Therese Miller, was held May 4, 2018 at TailGate Brewery. The bride is a 2005 graduate of South Lakes High School, Reston, Virginia, a 2009 graduate of College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia with a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, and a 2013 graduate of University of Texas Health Science, Houston, Texas, with a PhD in Neuroscience. She is currently employed as a Neuroscientist at the University of Washington. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, a 2013 graduate of Valparaiso university with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and a 2018 graduate of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn., with a PhD in Interdisciplinary Materials Science. He is currently employed as an Engineer with SpaceX. After a wedding trip to Alaska, the couple resides in Redmond, Washington.

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Loesch and Kenney

Sunday, July 29

Mr. and Mrs. John Loesch, Lohman, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. John Loesch and Delores Kenney were married July 29, 1978 at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Loesch have two children: Jacob Loesch and his fiance Sonya Raithel, Russellville, and Miranda Loesch and her husband Luke England, Platte County. They also have one grandchild, Emmett Wayne Loesch.

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Wadley

Sunday, July 29

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wadley, Fulton, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on July 28. Ray Wadley and Sandy Case were married July 28, 1973 at First Christian Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Roy Griggs officiated. They were attended by: Sue Case Ash, Maid of Honor, sister of the bride; Gail Barnes Bise; Patty Wells Puckett; Debbie Hayden; Steve Wadley, Best Man, brother of the groom; Frank Bise; John Utrecht; and Jerel Scott. Mr. and Mrs. Wadley have two children: Nathan Andrew Wadley, Maple Shade, New Jersey, and Megan Andrea Wadley, Jefferson City. They also have one granddaughter, Elena Mataja Wadley.

Engagement

Staley and Cramer

Sunday, July 29

James and Velda Staley, Chamois, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katlyn Staley, Chamois, to Timothy Cramer, son of Rick and Chris Cramer, all of Morrison. An August 18 wedding is planned at St. James United Church of Christ, Morrison.

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Bailey and McCracken

Sunday, July 29

Ralph and the late Doris Brendel, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michele Lynne Bailey, Jefferson City, to Robert Craig McCracken, Jefferson City, the son of Robert McCracken, Trenton, and Deann Gentry, Columbia. A September 23 wedding is planned at Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, Nassau, Bahamas.

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Jungmeyer and Raithel

Sunday, July 29

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jungmeyer, Russellville, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on July 14 with a reception and dinner at St. Michaels Church Hall, Russellville, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Donald Jungmeyer and Berniece Ann Raithel were married July 14, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville. Reverend J.J. Haberaecker officiated. They were attended by: Evelyn Carlos, deceased; Jerene Enloe, Jefferson City; Ann Toebben, Jefferson City; Marvin Jungmeyer, Russellville; Bill Enloe, deceased; and James Tucker, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Jungmeyer have three children: Diane, deceased; Eve Campbell and her husband Jim, Russellville; and Dale Jungmeyer and his friend Kim Belt, Russellville. They also have three grandchildren: Joshua Campbell, Leann Campbell and Brandy Klouzek, and one great-grandchild, Duke Klouzek.

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Eisinger

Sunday, July 29

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Eisinger, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on August 18 with a cocktail and hors d'oeuvres reception at O'Donoghues, Jefferson City, hosted by Laura and Bill Naught. Donald C. Eisinger and Linda L. Bennett were married August 11, 1978 at Immanuel Baptist Church, Independence. Reverend Harry Clifton officiated. They were attended by: Pennie (Bennett) Watkins, Parkville, Mo.; Patty Truax (McCormick), Flat Rock, N.C.; Rev. Alan Eisinger, Sterling Heights, Mich.; and Rick Melton, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Eisinger have one child: Dr. Laura Naught and her husband William, Jefferson City. They also have one grandchild, Anderson Naught.

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Perkins and Vaughn

Sunday, July 22

Joel and Brenda Perkins, Jefferson City, along with Larry and Tina Vaughn, Columbia, announce the engagement of their children, Jordan Perkins, Jefferson City, and Sarah Vaughn, Columbia. An October 5 wedding is planned at C2 Church, Columbia.

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England and Loesch

Sunday, July 22

Miranda L. Loesch, Platte County, and Luke J. England, Independence, were married at 4 p.m., April 21, at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lohman. Rev. David Viles performed the double-ring cere-mony. The bride is the daughter of John and Dee Dee Loesch, Lohman. The groom is the son of Randy and Carol England, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an all over ivory lace halter gown accented with a turquoise necklace. She carried a bouquet mix of daisies, coral and yellow flowers. The honor attendant was Carrie Morrow, Columbia, friend of the bride. The best man was Brian Boelter, Independence, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Ainsley England, daughter of Adam and Rachel England, Lee's Summit, niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Abel England, son of Adam and Rachel England, Lee's Summit, nephew of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Martins. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held April 20 at Prison Brews, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Cole County R-1 High School, Russellville; a 2012 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a BS in Legal Studies; and a 2015 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Juris Doctorate degree. She is Assistant Prosecuting Attorney with the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney's Office. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Mexico High School, Mexico; a 2005 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a BS in Economics; and a 2008 graduate of the University of MO-Kansas City with a MBA. He is Assistant Vice President at State Street. After a wedding trip to Sedona, Ariz., the couple resides in Platte County.

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Verslues

Sunday, July 22

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Verslues, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass and blessing at Immaculate Conception Church, followed by a dinner at Pleus Hall. They also celebrated with a family trip to Branson and a Cardinal game. Robert Verslues and Rose Marie Hoelscher were married July 20, 1968, at St. Margaret of Antioch Catholic Church, Osage Bend. Rev. Michael N. Schaller officiated. They were attended by Louis Verslues (deceased), Don Prenger, Leonard Hoelscher (deceased), Earl Prenger, Bernice (Hoelscher) Bax, Loretta (Hoelscher) Kleffner, Janice (Toebben) Eggen, Diana (Hoelscher) Stegemann, Lu Ann (Forck) Rockelman, and Darlene (Hoelscher) Buschjost. Mr. and Mrs. Verslues have two children: Rob (Leslie) Verslues, Centertown; and Mark (Amy) Verslues, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren: Lauren and Lucas.

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Robinett

Sunday, July 22

Mr. and Mrs. Lester L. Robinette, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary July 28 with a reception and dance at American Legion, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. Lester L. Robinette and Helen M. Schwartz were married July 26, 1958, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Robinette have four children: Carey Robinette and his wife Maria, Jefferson City; Carol Prenger and her husband Tom, Tebbetts; Kay Wagner and her husband Larry, Jefferson City; and Carlos Robinette and his wife Mary, Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren: Ally Robinette, Nathan Prenger, Brittney Phillips, Kandis Wagner, Lynlee Wagner, Bryce Robinette, Emily Robinette, Luke Scheidt, and Ryan Scheidt; eight great-grandchildren: Brennen Prenger, Brogan Prenger, Jayde Prenger, Layton Phillips, Jaxon Phillips, Ashtyn Kerr, Kylee Robinette, Kaydence Scheidt; and soon-to-be Everett Scheidt.

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Willhite

Sunday, July 22

Mr. and Mrs. Sammie Willhite, Holts Summit, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary July 7 with a family dinner at the home of their daughter. Sammie Willhite and Ruth Adele Young were married July 7, 1963, at Brush Creek Baptist Church, Gray Summit. The Rev. Michael McBride officiated. They were attended by John and Earlene Alexander, Dono-van and Joan Morris, Laura Willhite, Delores Young, Bob Harfst, and Jim Barnhart. Mr. and Mrs. Willhite have two children: Timothy Willhite and Michelle Newburry. They also have three grandchildren.

Engagement

Berhorst and Holterman

Sunday, July 22

Ron and Lonnie Berhorst, Westphalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Berhorst, Westphalia, to Brandon Holterman, Westphalia, son of Kevin and Christie Holterman, Freeburg. An October 6 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia.

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Zavasnik and Awbrey

Sunday, July 22

Emily Awbrey, formerly of Jefferson City, and Jason Zavasnik, were married June 27 at the Villa le Piazzole, Florence, Italy. Jonathan Booher, the groom's best friend, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David Awbrey, Jefferson City, and the late Connie Awbrey. The groom is the son of Victoria Zavasnik. The honor attendant was Melissa Awbrey, and the attendant was Alison Woodruff, both sisters of the bride. The best man was Erik Zavasnik, brother of the groom. A reception followed the ceremony at the Villa le Piazzole, Florence, Italy. The bride and groom are currently working in the health and fitness industry. After a wedding trip to Rome, the Amalfi Coast in Italy, and the Maldives Islands, the couple resides in England.

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Mercer and Monaco

Sunday, July 22

Elise Tomiser Monaco and Matthew Philip Mercer, both of Kansas City, were married May 19 at 28 Event Space, Kansas City. James Henderson performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dr. Gregory Monaco and Jeanne Tomiser, Topeka, Kan. The groom is the son of Philip A. and Susan Mercer, Jefferson City. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The honor attendant was Kelsey Fiorilli, Boston, Mass., friend of the bride. The attendants were Sarah Peters, Overland Park, Kan., friend of the bride, and Mary Meyer, St. Louis, friend of the bride. The best man was Michael Mace, Kansas City, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Hank Hume, Lockwood, friend of the groom, and Charlie Dzicek, Kansas City, friend of the groom. The pianist was Tommy Greene, Jefferson City, friend of the couple and groom's family. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at 28 Event Space, Kansas City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 18 at Californos (Westport), Kansas City. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Topeka High School, Topeka, Kan., and a 2010 graduate of St. Louis University, St. Louis, with a BA - Psychology and English degree. She is an Enrollment Specialist with Public Partnerships. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2012 graduate of the University of MO-Kansas City with a BA - Psychology degree; and a 2018 graduate of Western Governor's University with a MS - Integrated Health Management degree. He is Provider Relations Coordinator with the Missouri Department of Mental Health, Developmental Disability Division, Kansas City. The couple resides in Kansas City.

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Brandt

Sunday, July 22

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo J. Brandt, Linn, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 11 with a family dinner at their home, hosted by their children. They are also planning a trip to Branson in the fall. Hugo J. Brandt and Reta E. Keilholz were married July 11, 1953, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, Chamois. The late Reverend Anthony Grellner officiated. They were attended by Patricia M. Morton, Chamois, and Alphonse H. Brandt, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Brandt have nine children: Melvin Brandt and his wife Patsy, Chamois; Nelson Brandt and his wife Jean, Chamois; Marie Heston and her husband Mark, Keokuk, Iowa; Jane Dudenhoeffer and her husband Mark, Linn; Linda Fick and her husband Matt, Chamois; Patricia Haslag and her husband Jim, Linn; Dennis Brandt and his wife Carol, Chamois; Dale Brandt and Jennifer Brandt, both deceased. They also have 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Alexiou

Sunday, July 22

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur P. Alexiou, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Caribbean cruise and reception for family and friends. Arthur P. Alexiou and Judith Ann Bender were married July 13, 1968, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, El Dorado Springs. They were attended by Susan Bender Eaton, Harrisburg; Kathy Hollowood, St. Louis; Carolyn Campbell Diehm, Marshall; Carl Hansen, deceased; Daryl May, deceased; and Dr. John Georgiades, Dover, N.J. Mr. and Mrs. Alexiou have three children: Dr. Michael Alexiou and his wife Jerri, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mark Alexiou and his wife Becky, Columbia; and Matthew Alexiou and his wife Anne, Kansas City. They also have five grandchildren, Stella Alexiou, Sophia Alexiou, Henry Alexiou, Thomas Alexiou, and Nikolas Alexiou.

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Otto and Massman

Sunday, July 15

Michael and Sara Otto, Westphalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kerry Otto, Westphalia, to Zachary Massman, Westphalia, son of Daniel Massman, Westphalia, and the late Judy Massman. A September 22 wedding is planned at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Westphalia. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Fatima High School, Wesphalia, and a 2014 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is a Cash Application Specialist at Farmer Holding Company. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2011 graduate of Linn State Technicial College with a degree in Industrial Electricity. He is an Electrician at Meyer Electric.

Engagement

Singer and Clark

Sunday, July 15

James and Catherine (Cathy) Singer, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle A. Singer, Taos, to Kyle J. Clark, Jefferson City, son of Michael (Mike) and Carol Clark, Jefferson City. An October 27 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos.

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Patten

Sunday, July 15

Mr. and Mrs. Roman Patten, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a family dinner at their daughter's home, hosted by their children. Roman Patten and JoAnna Reinkemeyer were married July 19, 1958, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle. Fr. Henry Weisemann officiated. They were attended by Lorene Solomon, Marshall; Bernie Otke, Wardsville; Johanna Brunnert, deceased; James Patten, Wardsville; Stan Reinkemeyer, Jefferson City; and Kenneth Otke, Wardsville. Mr. and Mrs. Patten have three children: Cassandra (Sandy) Wankum and her husband Steve, Centertown; Brad Patten and his wife Jenny, Lee's Summit; and Kim Johnson (deceased) and her husband John, Grandview. They also have seven grandchildren.

Engagement

Baumhoer and Stevens

Sunday, July 15

Dale and Suzanne Baumhoer, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Baumhoer, Wardsville, to Travis Stevens, Jefferson City, son of Johnny and Diane Stevens, Jefferson City. An October 6 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2006 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Masters in Elementary School Teaching and Instruction Technology. She is a Technology Teacher at Immaculate Conception School, Jefferson City. The groom-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is employed with Mainline Fire Protection Local 669. The couple is registered at Target, Kohls, and Menards.

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Mebruer

Sunday, July 15

Mr. and Mrs. Herman (Tubby) Mebruer, Linn, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 23 at Sacred Heart School with family, friends and neighbors, hosted by their children. Herman (Tubby) Mebruer and Georgia Eisterhold were married June 21, 1958. Mr. and Mrs. Mebruer have seven children: Maryann Benson, Jeanne Neuner (deceased), Vicky Neuner, Mark Mebruer, Amy Mebruer, Julie Shoop, and Nicky Bartlett. They also have 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and three more on the way.

Engagement

Horn and Williams

Sunday, July 8

Greg and Denise Horn, Centertown, announce the engagement of their son, Alan Joseph Horn, Centertown, to Heather Dawn Williams, Centertown, daughter of Steve and Terri Williams, Adrian. A September 1 wedding is planned at the Governors Gardens, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Adrian High School, Adrian, and a 2017 graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelors Degree in General Studies, Management and Biology. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2009 graduate of Linn State Tech with a degree in Heavy Equipment Operation. He is owner of AJ Lawncare and Landscaping. The couple is registered at Amazon.

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Mills

Sunday, July 8

Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Mills, Jefferson City, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Curacao. Lewis Mills and Stacia Steppelman were married May 22, 1993, at Central United Church of Christ, Jefferson City. Rev. Stephan Buchholz officiated. They were attended by Stephanie Biggs, Jefferson City; Lisa Steppelman, Jefferson City; Kelly Verslues, Jefferson City; Jim Biggs, Jefferson City; Lynn Ann Vogel, St. Louis, Andrea Van Cleve, St. Louis; Peter Van Cleve, St. Louis; Lana Poole, Hartsburg; Sue Traina, Chatham, Ill.; Chris Schmidt, Boston, Mass.; Davidson Hutton, Boston, Mass.; Rob Hack, Kansas City; David Brewster, Denver, Colo.; and Mark Wheatley, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Mills have two children: Robinson Mills and Rachel Mills.

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Schnieders

Sunday, July 8

Schnieders Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Schnieders, Wardsville, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a family vacation in Gulf Shores, Ala. Thomas J. Schnieders and Joan Struemph were married July 6, 1963, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. The late Rev. Bernard S. Groner officiated. They were attended by Judy (Struemph) Heckman, Koeltztown; Sylvia (Struemph) Frank, Rich Fountain; Nancy (Schnieders) Gratz, Wardsville; Judy (Rackers) Eiken, Wardsville; Frank (Butch) Wilbers, deceased; Donald (Dick) Wilbers, deceased; and Bruce Buschmann, Blue Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Schnieders have seven children: Rhonda Haes and her husband Michael, Ashland; Michael Schnieders, Meta; Bonnie Schnieders, Wardsville; Michelle Kelly, Jefferson City; Cathy Schnieders, deceased; Roxanne Braun and her husband Sam, Osage Bend; and John Paul Schnieders, deceased. They also have 12 grandchildren: Jon Haes, Elizabeth Hughes, Ashley Hughes, Leah Haes, Ryan Haes, Dylan Grawe, Tristan Grawe, Isabel Grawe, Madison Moore, Bailey Braun, Lauren Schnieders, and Quinn Kelly; two great-grandchildren: Mikey Haes and Brian Haes; and three step-great-grandchildren: Kenny Sevier, Gabe Morgan, and Mary Morgan.

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Morris and Bruemmer

Sunday, July 8

Nicole Morris and Curtis Bruemmer, both of O'Fallon, were married April 4 at RYSE Nightclub, Ameristar, St. Charles. Kurt Grosse performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Kim Bauer, O'Fallon. The groom is the son of Jim and Suzie Bruemmer, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed at the RYSE Nightclub, Ameristar. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held April 3 at Prasino, St. Charles. The bride is a graduate of St. Dominic High School, O'Fallon, and Southeast Missouri State, Cape Girardeau, with a Marketing degree. She is employed in Quality Control at Citibank. The groom is a graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Business Management degree. The couple resides in O'Fallon.

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Temmens

Sunday, July 8

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Temmen, Folk, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Folk, along with an open house hosted by their family and friends. Jim Temmen and Dorothy Rackers were married June 28, 1958, at St. Peters Cathedral, Jefferson City. Rev. Msgr. J.A. Vogelweid officiated.

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Schnieders

Sunday, July 8

Schnieders Mr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Schnieders, Wardsville, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a family vacation in Gulf Shores, Ala. Thomas J. Schnieders and Joan Struemph were married July 6, 1963, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. The late Rev. Bernard S. Groner officiated. They were attended by Judy (Struemph) Heckman, Koeltztown; Sylvia (Struemph) Frank, Rich Fountain; Nancy (Schnieders) Gratz, Wardsville; Judy (Rackers) Eiken, Wardsville; Frank (Butch) Wilbers, deceased; Donald (Dick) Wilbers, deceased; and Bruce Buschmann, Blue Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Schnieders have seven children: Rhonda Haes and her husband Michael, Ashland; Michael Schnieders, Meta; Bonnie Schnieders, Wardsville; Michelle Kelly, Jefferson City; Cathy Schnieders, deceased; Roxanne Braun and her husband Sam, Osage Bend; and John Paul Schnieders, deceased. They also have 12 grandchildren: Jon Haes, Elizabeth Hughes, Ashley Hughes, Leah Haes, Ryan Haes, Dylan Grawe, Tristan Grawe, Isabel Grawe, Madison Moore, Bailey Braun, Lauren Schnieders, and Quinn Kelly; two great-grandchildren: Mikey Haes and Brian Haes; and three step-great-grandchildren: Kenny Sevier, Gabe Morgan, and Mary Morgan.

Engagement

Bruemmer and Kay

Sunday, July 8

Jim and Suzie Bruemmer, along with Randy and Rita Kay, announce the engagement of their children, Blair Bruemmer and Trent Kay, all of Jefferson City. An August 4 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is an RN at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital, Jefferson City. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City. He is employed with Meyer Electric.

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Hentges

Sunday, June 24

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hentges, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary. Larry Hentges and Sandra Nadler were married May 29, 1993, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Father Chris-topher Dixon officiated. They were attended by Louella Reagan, Farmington; Linda Beck, Jefferson City; Sheila (Fisher) Pearre, Jefferson City; Norma Gilliland, Jefferson City; Andy Distler, Jefferson City; Allan Hentges, Concordia; Randy Hentges, Jefferson City; and Mike Winthorst, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Hentges have one child, LeighAnna Hentges, Jefferson City.

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Loesch

Sunday, June 17

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Loesch, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in October with a trip to Germany. Glenn Loesch and Carol Barbour were married June 16, 1968 at Russellville United Methodist Church, Russellville. Mr. and Mrs. Loesch have four children: Gina and her husband Matt, Johnathan and his husband Brian, Adam and his wife Bekah, and Gabriel. They also have six grandchildren: Jade and her husband Erik, Indyanna, Delaney, Corin, Chase and June.

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Joyce and Greif

Sunday, June 17

Max and Holly Joyce, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Caroline Joyce, Phoenix, Ariz., to Daniel David Greif, Phoenix, Ariz., son of Judith Greif, Isle of Skye, Scotland and Stephen Greif, London, England. A November 30 wedding is planned at Wrigley Mansion in Phoenix. The bride-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2005 graduate of Arizona State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations. She is self-employed with Niche Media, LLC. The groom-to-be is a 2000 graduate of Hampton Boys School, London, England, and a 2004 graduate of Leicester University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Geography. He is currently employed with LinkedIn.

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Suen and Thessen

Sunday, June 17

Thessen Andy and Kam Suen, California, along with John and Bev Thessen, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca Suen and Jake Thessen, both of St. Louis. A September 22 wedding is planned at The Coronado in St. Louis. The bride-to-be is a graduate of California High School and Westminster College. She is employed at Hilliker Corporation as a commercial real estate broker. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Missouri State University, and the University of Missouri School of Law. He is employed at Dentons as an attorney.

Engagement

Enloe and Arnold

Sunday, June 17

Keith and Janet Enloe, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Hillary Enloe, Denver, Colo., to Greg Arnold, son of Keith and Gwen Arnold, all of Denver, Colo. A June 30 wedding is planned at Highlands Ranch Mansion, Denver, Colo. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of University of Tulsa, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. She is employed as an Account Manager with CoBiz Insurance in Denver, Colo. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Cherry Creek High School, Centennial, Colo. and a 2014 graduate of University of Tulsa with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. He is employed as a CRM Marketing Manager at Alterra Mountain Company in Denver, Colo. The couple is registered at Crate & Barrel, Target and Schafer House.

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Schnieders

Sunday, June 17

Mr. and Mrs. Don Schnieders celebrated their 60th anniversary with a trip to Orange Beach, Alabama with the entire Schnieders clan that included their children and spouses, grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Don Schnieders and Ruth Ann Dulle were married May 30, 1958 at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. Monsignor Vogelweid officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Schnieders have seven children: Donna Schnieders, St. Louis; Ann Bax and her husband Bruce, Jefferson City; Joe Schnieders and his wife Angela, St. Louis; Sue Ellison and her husband Ray, St. Louis; Teresa Rogers and her husband Mike, St. Louis; Amy Jackson and her husband Bob, Leawood, Kan.; and Becky Wright and her husband Steve, Olathe, Kan. They also have 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Albin

Sunday, June 17

Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Albin, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, hosted by their children. Dwain Albin and Linda Moore were married June 15, 1968 at First Baptist Church, Clarksburg. The Rev. Ron Gross officiated. They were attended by Geraldine Loesch Surface, Jefferson City; Paul Cox, deceased; Candy Moore Schuster, Tipton; and Kenneth Schuster, Tipton. Mr. and Mrs. Albin have two children: David Albin and his wife Pam, Columbia and Daniel Albin and his wife Robin, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Heckman and Dickneite

Sunday, June 17

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Heckman, Folk, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this summer with a family dinner and a family vacation to Pagosa Springs, Colo. Allan Heckman and Janice Dickneite were married June 15, 1968, at St. Francis Xavier, Taos. The Rev. Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attneded by: Herbert Woehr, deceased; Dennis Dickneite, Jefferson City; Richard Schulte, deceased; Joyce (Dickneite) Wieberg, Wardsville; Therese (Dickneite) Roberson, Vienna; and Linda (Heckman) Schulte, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Heckman have four children: Cindy Stegeman and her husband Randy, Folk; Brad Heckman and his wife Amy, Taos; Pam Hanlon and her husband Brian, New Bloomfield; and Jeff Heckman and his wife Angie, Linn. They also have 13 grandchildren.

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Luebbering

Sunday, June 17

Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Luebbering, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on June 16 with dinner and music with family and friends at Turkey Creek Golf Center, hosted by their children. They also celebrated Mass on June 17th at 9:00 a.m. at St. Joseph Cathedral with family, where they received a special anniversary blessing. Norbert Luebbering and Vera Lynn Tellman were married June 21, 1956 at Immaculate Conception Church, Jeffeson City. Mr. and Mrs. Luebbering have six children: Terri Davis and her husband Bob, Jayne Luebbering, deceased; Chelle Shepard and her friend Kevin Stiles; Kim Baumgartner and her husband Danny; Kay Spradling; and Jason Luebbering and his wife Jill. They also have 16 grandchildren and 11 great-children.

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Woodland

Sunday, June 10

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Woodland, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary June 11 with a family vacation to Orange Beach, Ala. Keith Woodland and Lisa Bailey were married June 10, 1988, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Fr. Tom Herford officiated. They were attended by Vickie McMichael, St. Louis; Cindi Dampf, Holts Summit; Laura Davis, Jefferson City; Michele Test, Jefferson City; Sherri Cox, Jefferson City; Bob Test, Jefferson City; Robbie Knable, Russellville; Ronnie Baker, Russellville; David Bailey, Jefferson City; and Bill McCubbin, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Woodland have three children: Kelsey Crabtree and her husband Cody Crabtree, Lebanon; Taylor Woodland and her fiancé Johney Helmig, Belle; and Grace Woodland, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Caden Crabtree, Bristol Crabtree, Rider Crabtree, Carson Crabtree, and Braxton Helmig.

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Markway and Adams

Sunday, June 10

Tom and Jeananne Markway, Jefferson City, along with Robert and Christine Adams, Richland, announce the engagement of their children, Brian Markway and Kaitlynn Adams, both of Lake Ozark. A June 30 private wedding is planned at the family cabin on the Osage River. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Richland High School, Richland, and a 2012 graduate of State Fair Community College with an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management. She is employed at Big Thunder in Human Resources and Accounting. The groom-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of McKendree University with a Bachelor of History in Education. He is a high school history teacher, assistant wrestling coach and middle school assistant football coach with Versailles High School. The couple is registered at Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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Budnik

Sunday, June 10

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Budnik, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 2 with dinner and music with family and friends at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville, hosted by their children. Jerry Budnik and Linda Thuli were married June 1, 1968, at Assumption Parish, Morrison. Father Oligschlaeger officiated. They were attended by Judy Callais Schwartzer, Russellville; Ronnie Budnik, Chamois; Sandra Budnik Gruebbeling, Chamois; Leslie Budnik, Linn; Beverly Nichols, Jefferson City; Dennis Thuli, Berger; Barbara Callais Engelbrecht, Benton, Kan.; and Kenny Budnik, Owensville. Mr. and Mrs. Budnik have three children: Sherry Scheuler and her husband Aaron, Eugene; Steven Budnik (deceased) and his wife Felena, Belle; and Daniel Budnik and his wife Lisa, Eugene. They also have eight grandchildren: Joshua Scheuler, Kaysie Scheuler, Zachary Scheuler, Ashlie Budnik, Shelbie Budnik Joslin, Joseph Budnik, Samuel Budnik, and Vince Vanderfeltz; and one great-grandchild, Daniel Espinosa.

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Verslues

Sunday, June 10

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Verslues, Taos, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 2 with a family barbecue. They will also be taking a trip to Hawaii this fall. Stanley Verslues and Laurine Niekamp were married June 7, 1958, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Rev. Mers officiated. They were attended by Evelyn Niekamp Kremer, Wilma Niekamp Prenger, Leon Verslues (deceased), and Roger Verslues (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Verslues have seven children: Mike Verslues, Ernie Verslues (Jan), Wanda Borman (Mark), Barb Wilbers (Tim), Les Verslues (Gina), Stan Verslues Jr., and Joyce Bexten (Tim). They also have 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

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Hake

Sunday, June 3

Mr. and Mrs. Norbert Hake, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation in Branson, hosted by their children. Norbert Hake and Rita Nilges were married May 18, 1968, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Norman Aherns officiated. They were attended by Linda (Nilges) Prenger, Jefferson City; Leona (Hake) Otto, St. Thomas; Judy (Nilges) Howell, Westphalia; Virgil Hake, Jefferson City; Larry Nilges, deceased; Matt Hake, Maryland Heights; Marlene (Nilges) Stieferman, Jefferson City; and Allen Schollmeyer, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Hake have six children: Becky Wolken and her husband Glenn, Russellville; Brian Hake and his wife Angela, Jefferson City; Amy Trachsel and her husband Darrell, California; Lori Baysinger and her fiancé Adam Thompson, Jefferson City; Patrick Hake and his fiancée Corinn Herigon-Puleo, Olean; and Kristen Ledbetter and her husband Seth, Jefferson City. They also have 12 grandchildren: Katie Brockman, Alyssa Simon, Zach Wolken, Morgan Duenkel, Zach Simon, Brianna Hake, Mackenzie Duenkel, Amber Trachsel, Austin Hake, Steven Skanes, Abby Trachsel, and Hayden Ledbetter.

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Beck

Sunday, June 3

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Beck, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday at their daughter's chalet in Innsbrook, hosted by their son and daughter. Martin Beck and Carol Procter were married May 30, 1958, at Faith Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Beck have two children: John Beck and Leigh Anne Schaper. They also have four grandchildren: Christopher, Nicholas, Courtney and Emily.

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Woodruff and Klinkner

Sunday, June 3

Morris and Denise Woodruff announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosemary Woodruff, to Justin Klinkner, son of Cris and Robert Klinkner, all of Jefferson City. A September 1 wedding is planned at River Camp at Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Lindenwood University with a BFA in Graphic Design. She is a Graphic Designer at News Tribune and a Merchandising Specialist at Best Buy. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville. He is an Appliance Installer for Geek Squad. The couple is registered at Target, Amazon, Best Buy, and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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Falter

Sunday, June 3

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Falter, Koeltztown, recently celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. Leroy Falter and Leigh Ann Eiken were married May 28, 1983, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. The late Fr. John Condit officiated. They were attended by Elaine (Twehous) Lamb, Jefferson City; Barbara (Prenger) Wieberg, Koeltztown; Carolyn (Falter) Forck, Taos; Diane (Mertens) Wehrle, Jefferson City; Rochelle (Bohning) Stout, Lake Ozark; Paul Falter, Koeltztown; David Eiken, Taos; Richard Falter, Koeltztown; Allen Falter, Argyle; and Daniel Falter, Freeburg. Mr. and Mrs. Falter have two children: Eric Falter and his wife Hilary (Schulte), Koeltztown; and Adam Falter, Koeltztown. They also have two grandchildren: Chloe Falter and Olivia Falter.

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Bax

Sunday, June 3

Mr. and Mrs. William Bax, Taos, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 31 with a Mass, dinner, and dance at The Millbottom, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. William Bax and Patricia Trudell were married June 1, 1968, at St. Francis Borgia, Chicago, Ill. They were attended by Yvonne Helmer, Carefree, Ariz.; Dawn Kowalczyk, Channing, Mich.; Rosie Clark, Fox River Grove, Ill.; Linda Serwa, Oak Brook, Ill.; Cheryl Perlstein, St. Louis; Ambrose Trudell, deceased; David Bax, deceased; Richard Bax, deceased; James Bax, Taos; Jerry Kelley, Lansing, Mich.; and Brian Trudell, Tebbetts. Mr. and Mrs. Bax have five children: Darren Bax and his wife Lisa, Chicago, Ill.; Dana Jimenez and her husband Miguel, Berwyn, Ill.; David Bax, St. Louis; Dawn Lawson and her husband Todd, Plainfield, Ill.; and Douglas Bax and his wife Geanee, Plano, Texas. They also have five grandchildren: Diego Jimenez, Gael Jimenez, Drew Lawson, Sloane Bax, and Collins Bax.

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Gathright

Sunday, June 3

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gathright, Taos, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary May 20 with a Mass and dinner at Claysville Store, hosted by their children. Bill Gathright and Alice Lage were married May 20, 1978, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Fr. John Condit officiated. They were attended by Carolyn (Lage) Baker, Russellville; Judy Linsenbardt, Jefferson City; Betty (Lage) Distler, Jefferson City; Larry Lawson, New Bloomfield; Stan Linsenbardt, Jefferson City; and Andrew Lage, Eugene. Mr. and Mrs. Gathright have four children: Curtis Gathright and his wife Tere, Shawnee, Kan.; Kristen Ocampo and her husband Edward, Jefferson City; Kevin Gathright, Jefferson City; and Brian Gathright, Chicago, Ill. They also have two grandchildren: Avery Gathright and Keaton Gathright, with baby girl Ocampo expected in September.

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Hoff and Frankhauser

Sunday, June 3

Ivey and Nicole Hoff announce the engagement of their daughter, Savannah Lin Hoff, to Hayden Pierce Fankhauser, son of Don and Robin Fankhauser, all of Jefferson City. A June 16 wedding is planned at The Exchange Venue, Camdenton.

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Adams

Sunday, May 27

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Adams, Taos, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in June with a family trip to the Smoky Mountains - Gatlinburg, Tenn., hosted by their children. Vernon Adams and Shirley Eiken were married May 25, 1968, at St. Peters Cathedral, Jefferson City. The late Monsignor Joseph A. Vogelweid officiated. They were attended by Sharon (Eiken) Schuster, Jefferson City; Peggy (Adams) Waters, Jefferson City; Shirley (Adams) Weimholt, Jefferson City; Clifford Bax, Jefferson City; Roger Wuelling, Chamois; and Harold Weimholt, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Adams have five children: Michelle Robertson, Russellville; Christopher Adams and his wife Jordan, Jefferson City; Joshua Adams, Jefferson City; Jessica Luebbert and her husband Justin, Taos; and Nicholas Adams and his wife Megan, Holts Summit. They also have 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Goodin and Wehrle

Sunday, May 27

Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Goodin, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Fuji followed by a reception at American Legion Post 5, hosted by their daughter. Charles W. Goodin and Claudia J. Wehrle were married May 25, 1968, at St. Joseph Church, Jefferson City. Father Manus Daly officiated. They were attended by Samantha Thompson Cheshire, Ashland, and Mike Reed, Wichita, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Goodin have one daughter, Angela Northway and her husband Mitch, Jefferson City. They also have one grandchild, Ian Northway.

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Schnieders

Sunday, May 27

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Schnieders, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this summer with a family vacation in Laguna Beach, Fla. Thomas C. Schnieders and Carla K. Meyer were married May 11, 1968, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Msgr. Gerald J. Kaiser officiated. They were attended by Carole Meyer Boeckman, Cheri Meyer Coats, Lucille Schnieders Walther, Carolyn Bernskoetter Schnieders, Sandy Schnieders Holzer, Robert Schnieders, Curtis Schnieders, Robert Boeckman, Ronald Meyer, and Richard Meyer, all of Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Schnieders have two children: Brent Schnieders and his wife Shawna, and Jason Schnieders and his wife Kerry. They also have six grandchildren: Blake Scholl, Cameron Schnieders, Reece Schnieders, Caleb Schnieders, Chase Schnieders and Ellianna Schnieders.

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Scheulen

Sunday, May 27

Mr. and Mrs. Allan Scheulen, Rich Fountain, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 19 with a family dinner. They also took a trip to Edisto Island, S.C. in early May. Allan Scheulen and Rose Ann Linnenbrink were married May 25, 1968, at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain. Rev. Robert Arnold officiated. They were attended by Roman Scheulen, Linn; Vernon Scheulen, Jefferson City; Donald Linnenbrink, Linn; Mary Jane Perkins, Rich Fountain; Dorothy Breau, Jefferson City; and Betty Brandt, Linn. Mr. and Mrs. Scheulen have four children: Shelly Angerer and her husband Chris, Westphalia; Eric Scheulen and his wife Kathy, Westphalia; Angie Stuckenschneider and her husband Chris, Westphalia; and Wes Scheulen and his wife Stephanie, Westphalia. They also have 11 grandchildren: Drew, Chad and Nick Angerer; McKenzie Ordway; Colton Scheulen; Payton, Londyn, and Easton Stuckenschneider; and Ethan, Owen and Aiden Scheulen.

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Dampf and Burger

Sunday, May 27

Mark and Jennifer Dampf, Russellville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelci Lee Dampf, Prairie Village, Kan., to James Adam Burger, Prairie Village, Kan., son of Philip and Susan Burger, California. An August 25 wedding is planned at United Church of Christ, California.

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Markway and Yuengel

Sunday, May 27

Danny and Diane Markway, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Markway, Jefferson City, to Ryan Yuengel, Jefferson City, son of Doug and Carrie Blocker, Washington. A June 16 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville.

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Bax

Sunday, May 27

Mr. and Mrs. Gerhard Bax, Freeburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass of Thanksgiving at Holy Family Church, Freeburg, followed by a reception, dinner and dance at the American Legion Hall, Freeburg. They also enjoyed a 12 day family Hawaiian Land and Cruise Vacation in January 2018. Gerhard Bax Jr. and Virginia Sandbothe were married May 25, 1968 at Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. The late Rev. Jerome Bestgen officiated. They were attended by Margie Haslag, Loose Creek; Mary Jane Wieberg and Art Sandbothe, Vienna; Rita Haller, Freeburg; Patsy Nelson, Linda Tobar, and Tony Luebbering, Jefferson City; Elmer and Rita Bax, Westphalia; and the late Joe Reichel and Robert Bax. Mr. and Mrs. Bax have two children: Cindy (Bryan) Luebbering, Taos, and Brenda (Chris) Feeler, Vienna. They also have five grandchildren: Todd Feeler, Owen Luebbering, Brooke Feeler, Blaine Feeler, and Ethan Luebbering; and one great-granddaughter, Bonnie Feeler.

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Hilke and Frevert

Sunday, May 20

David and Renee Hilke, Jefferson City, along with Roger and Charlotte Frevert, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Cynthia Hilke, Jefferson City, and Tyler Frevert, Wardsville. An October 6 wedding is planned at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Folk.

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Boeckman and Forck

Sunday, May 20

Mr. and Mrs. Gerard Forck, Taos, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Gerard Forck and Imogene Boeckman were married May 20, 1978 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. Thomas Dolan and Fr. Michael Quinn officiated. They were attended by Marlene (Boeckman) Joiner Matthews, Patty (Forck) Verslues, Charlene (Boeckman) Rowles, Denise (Bax) Noonan, Diane (Bax) Eggen, Tom Wekenborg, Joe Forck, James Joiner, Jason Joiner, Tony Forck, and Larry Boeckman. Mr. and Mrs. Forck have three children: Jody Bennett and her husband Jason, Jonathan Forck and his wife Elizabeth, and Ashley Borgmeyer and her husband Keith. They also have four grandchildren: Parker Bennett, Nolan Bennett, Jared Bennett, and Kai Borgmeyer.

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Meyer and Schnieders

Sunday, May 20

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Schnieders, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary later this summer with a family vacation in Laguna Beach, Fla. Thomas C. Schnieders and Carla K. Meyer were married May 11, 1968, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Msgr. Gerald J. Kaiser officiated. They were attended by Carole Meyer Boeckman, Cheri Meyer Coats, Lucille Schnieders Walther, Carolyn Bernskoetter Schnieders, Sandy Schnieders Holzer, Robert Schnieders, Curtis Schnieders, Robert Boeckman, Ronald Meyer, and Richard Meyer, all of Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Schnieders have two children: Brent Schnieders and his wife Shawna, and Jason Schnieders and his wife Kerry. They also have six grandchildren: Blake, Cameron, Reece, Caleb, Chase and Ellianna.

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Erhardt and Scheulen

Sunday, May 20

Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Scheulen, Loose Creek, are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. In lieu of an anniversary celebration, they celebrated their granddaughter Taylor's high school celebration with family and friends. Richard J. Scheulen and Kristie Erhardt were married May 12, 1973, at St. George Catholic Church, Linn. Father Edwin Schmidt officiated. They were attended by Joyce (Angerer) Kempker, Jefferson City; Deb (Vieth) Rankin, Jefferson City; Colleen (Voss) Kliethermes, Cooper Hill; Larry Redel, Rich Fountain; John Cavendar, Linn; and Kent Erhardt, St. Charles. Mr. and Mrs. Scheulen have three children: Tim and his wife Diedre, Linn; Matt, Linn; and Tom and his wife Jill, O'Fallon. They also have 12 grandchildren: Lindsay Kilgore, Taylor Scheulen, Brook Scheulen, Cole Scheulen, Lilly Scheulen, Luke Scheulen, Kooper Scheulen, Mia Scheulen, Tru Scheulen, Sky Scheulen, Tys Scheulen, and Lux Scheulen.

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Tyson and Terrebonne

Sunday, May 20

Linda and Turner Tyson, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Tyson, Kansas City, to Brandon Terrebonne, Kansas City, son of Pat and Tom Terrebonne, Ballwin. An October 12 wedding is planned at Magnolia Urban Garden, Kansas City.

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Davies and Archer

Sunday, May 20

Larry and Kathy Archer, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Adam Archer, Jefferson City, to Michelle Davies, St. Louis, daughter of Mike and Marianne Davies, St. Louis. A June 23 wedding is planned at St. Alban Catholic Church, Wildwood. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Eureka High School, Eureka, and a 2015 graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts: Visual Communications degree. She is Marketing Coordinator at Woodard Cleaning and Restoration. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri with a Commercial Turf and Grounds Management degree. He is part of the Grounds Crew at Busch Stadium and a Lawn Technician at DowCo Enterprises. The couple is registered at Amazon.com and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

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Richter and Doerhoff

Sunday, May 20

Taylor Richter, Wardsville, and Lucas Doerhoff, Taos, were married October 14, 2017, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Fr. Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Mary Richter, Wardsville. The groom is the son of Dave and Kathy Doerhoff, Taos. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Millbottom Event Center, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's family, was held October 13, 2017 at Millbottom Event Center. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2014 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Arts in Management. She is a School Finance Consultant at Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville; a 2013 graduate of North Central Missouri College, Trenton, with an Associates in Agriculture and Natural Resources; and a 2016 graduate of Missouri Valley College, Marshall, with a degree in Agriculture Business and Finance. He is a Safety Supervisor at MFA, Inc. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Taos.

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Wekenborg

Sunday, May 13

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wekenborg, Taos, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary May 20 with a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church followed by a dinner at Claysville Store. Richard Wekenborg and Susie Lock were married May 18, 1968, at St. Boniface Church, Koeltztown. Rev. Brendan Doyle officiated. They were attended by Francis Wekenborg, Taos; Becky (Lock) Howard, Russellville; Jeannine (Bax) Brickey, Centertown; Roger Verslues, deceased; and Bob Wekenborg, Hawaii. Mr. and Mrs. Wekenborg have two children: Chris Wekenborg and his wife Bridgett, Wardsville; and Alan Wekenborg and his wife Jennifer, Holts Summit. They also have six grandchildren: Gavin Wekenborg, Mazie Wekenborg, Elijah Wekenborg, Waylon Wekenborg, Alice Wekenborg, and Colt Wekenborg.

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LeCure and Strope

Sunday, May 13

Mr. and Mrs. Philip LeCure, Taos, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Philip LeCure and Brenda Strope were married May 15, 1993, at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain. Fr. Don Lam-mers officiated. Mr. and Mrs. LeCure have one child: Drew LeCure, Westphalia.

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Helzer and Heard

Sunday, May 13

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Helzer, Holts Summit, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday with a celebration for family and friends at the Lions Club in Holts Summit, hosted by their children. Clifford Helzer and Jeannie Heard were married May 15, 1993 in Holts Summit.

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Opie and Callison

Sunday, May 13

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Opie, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Archie Opie and Menke Callison were married May 15, 1993, at their home in Jefferson City. Pastor Lowell Perkins officiated. They were attended by Nancy Callison and Ray Opie. Mr. and Mrs. Opie have six children: Ray Opie, Clearwater, Fla.; Marla Shifflett, Osceola, Iowa; Debbie Sims, Pana, Ill.; Doug Callison, Haymarket, Va.; Nancy Sells, Columbia; and Joe Callison, deceased. They also have 14 granchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Dennis and Hays

Sunday, May 13

Richard "Steve" and Kim Dennis announce the engagement of their daughter, Millayna Dennis, to Richard Hays, son of David Hays and Rachelle Masters, all of Jefferson City. An August 25 wedding is planned at St. Martin's Catholic Church, St. Martins. The bride-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2017 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a degree in Education. She is employed with Hawthorn Bank. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City. He is employed in construction.

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Strope

Sunday, May 13

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Strope, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Gary Strope and Kristy Le-Curu were married May 15, 1993, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Father Michael Wilbers, Father John Condit, and Father Wayne Boyer of-ficiated. Mr. and Mrs. Strope have two children: Taylor Strope, Columbia, and Paige Strope, Jefferson City.

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Nichols and Crump

Sunday, May 13

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Nichols, Jefferson City, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Las Vegas, Nev. Darrell Nichols and Lynda Crump were married May 9, 1963, at Bridal Cave, Camdenton. They were attended by Rachel (Amend) Fairchild, deceased, and David Farley. Mr. and Mrs. Nichols have two children: Darla Wankum, Frankenstein, and Natalie Smith, Holts Summit. They also have six grandchildren: Shaina (Wankum) Meyer, Hannah Wankum, Madison Smith, Delaney Smith, Caden Smith, and Maverick Smith.

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Blume

Sunday, April 29

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Blume, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a family dinner at Revel Catering, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. Mark Blume and Joyce Castrop were married April 27, 1968, at St. Joseph Church, Westphalia. Father Hilke officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Blume have three children: Bonnie Blume and her husband Kurt Kerns, Richmond Heights; Josh Blume and his wife Holly Blume, Jefferson City; and Angie Abbott and her husband John Abbott, Holts Summit. They also have nine grandchildren: Caleb McGennis, Hannah McGennis, Noah Blume, Lily Kerns, Grace McGennis, Nate Blume, Ella Kerns, Matthew Abbott, and Isla Kerns.

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Stubinger and Beaman

Sunday, April 29

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Stubinger, Lohman, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Canterbury Hill Winery. Melvin Stubinger and Joan Beaman were married April 28, 1968, at the Evangelical United Church of Christ, Boonville. The Reverend Kenneth Kuenning officiated. They were attended by Marjorie Loesch, Russellville; Sharon McCray, Indiana; Letitia Shields, deceased; Ralph Stubinger, deceased; Glen Stubinger and Melvin Loesch, Russellville. Mr. and Mrs. Stubinger have two children: William "Bill" Stubinger and his wife Angela, Russellville; and Moana Rackers, deceased. They also have two grandchildren: Noah and Anna Stubinger.

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Kempker and Fischer

Sunday, April 29

Tanya and Dwayne Kempker, Westphalia, along with Missy and Kirk Fischer, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Kyle Kempker and Kohri Nicole Fischer, both of Kansas City. A May 12 wedding is planned at Kempker's Back 40, Westphalia.

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Thomas and Schroeder

Sunday, April 29

Ashley Nicole Thomas and Jason Schroeder, both of Jefferson City, were married at 11 a.m., March 20, in a double-ring ceremony on the beach in Negril, Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Cheryl Thomas, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Kenny and Karen Schroeder, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception was held April 28 at Capital Ritz, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Helias High School. She is employed at the Procurement Office with the State of Missouri. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is a sheet metal work with Natsch & Co., Inc. After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

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Bax

Sunday, April 29

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond M. Bax, Mary's Home, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Raymond M. Bax and Theresa H. Schulte were married April 27, 1968, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Rev. Sean Smyth officiated. They were attended by John Bax, deceased; Carol Schulte Hartman, Jefferson City; Anthony Bax, St. Anthony; Sue Schulte Sanders, Cabot, Ark.; Daniel Bax, Jefferson City; Emma Jean Schulte Koetting, Mary's Home; Bonnie Schulte Graham, Brazito; and Yvonne Hartman Jansen, Millstadt, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Bax have four children: Renae Woodberry and her husband Jeff, Eugene; Tracie Brandt and her husband Mike, Eugene; Deann Lepper and her fiancé Shane Moriarty, Jefferson City; and Darin Bax and his wife Shelly, Mary's Home. They also have eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Kliethermes

Sunday, April 22

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kliethermes, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner for family and friends at the Westphalia Lion's Hall. Larry Kliethermes and Martha Buechler were married April 20, 1968 at Holy Family Church, Freeburg. The late Msgr. Bernard A. Timpe officiated. They were attended by Carol (Buechler) Sandbothe, Jefferson City; Mary Ann (Buechler) Wildhaber, Freeburg; Karen Haslag, Jefferson City; Irvin Kliethermes, Greenwood, Ind.; Joseph Buechler, deceased; Larry Bexten, Jefferson City; Carol Kliethermes, and Thomas Kliethermes. Mr. and Mrs. Kliethermes have three children: Scott Kliethermes, Westphalia; Eric (Emily) Kliethermes and Ryan (Robin) Kliethermes, Koeltztown. They also have six grandchildren: Logan and Alexandra Kliethermes, Madison and Evan Kliethermes, and Nolan and Joseph Kliethermes.

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Clogston and Claypool

Sunday, April 22

Peter and Karen Clogston along with Roger and Anne Claypool announce the engagement of their children, Casey Clogston and Ryan Claypool, all of Jefferson City. A June 2 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.

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Phillips

Sunday, April 22

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Phillips, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 15 with a dinner hosted by their children. Gary Phillips and Mary Jane (Janie) Neiman were married April 19, 1968, at First Baptist Church, Chillicothe. Pastor Don Palmer officiated. They were attended by Dickie Roark, Jefferson City, and Kathy Neiman, St. Joseph. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have three children: Tawnya Veit and her husband Mark Veit, Jefferson City; Victor Phillips and his wife Traci Phillips, Columbia; and Jill West and her husband Doug West, Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren: Marilee Veit, Victoria Veit, Jack Phillips, Avery Phillips, Chesney Phillips, Reece West, Gage West, Jordyn West, and Jace West.

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Russler and Ogden

Sunday, April 22

Jeff and Jackie Russler, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Russler, Jefferson City, to Ian Ogden, Hartsburg, son of Tom Ogden, Hartsburg, and the late Sonja Ogden. A July 28 wedding is planned at Millbottom Event Center, Jefferson City.

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Richter and Mastrogiannis

Sunday, April 22

Russell and Eileen Richter, Taos, along with Alex and Venus Mastrogiannis, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Brooke Morgan Richter and George Alex Mastrogiannis, both of Jefferson City. A June 2 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos.

Anniversary

Haeffner

Sunday, April 15

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Haeffner, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 7 with a party for family and friends at the home of their son, Matt Haeffner, hosted by their children. Michael Haeffner and Susan Kormann were married April 6, 1968, at Central United Church of Christ, Jefferson City. Rev. Robert Herrmann officiated. They were attended by Pam Schowengerdt White, Lake Ozark; and Dennis Hackmann, Morrison. Mr. and Mrs. Haeffner have two children: Matt Haeffner (Kathleen Haeffner), Henley; and Paula Haeffner Marcum (Chris Wolters), Columbia. They also have six grandchildren: Michael Marcum, McKayla Marcum Honda, Alex Marcum, Cameron Haeffner, Devin Haeffner, and Alyssa Haeffner; and four great-grandchildren: Chance Pokorney, Amelia Marcum, Mia Zimmer-Marcum, and Edith Honda.

Wedding

Hubble and Backes

Sunday, April 15

Miranda Hubble, Jefferson City, and Brian Backes, Frankenstein, were married at 1 p.m., September 23, 2017, at Our Lady, Help of Christians Catholic Church, Frankenstein. Father Dan Merz performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Lauren Hubble, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Kenny and Sherry Backes, Frankenstein. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a ball gown style in champagne with touches of lace and beading on the top with a tulle skirt and cathedral-length veil. She carried a multi-colored cascading bouquet of flowers adorned with broaches from the bride and groom's grandmothers, along with the groom's grandmother's rosary wrapped around the handle. The honor attendant was Laurel Uballez, friend of the bride. The attendants were Jennifer Backes, sister-in-law of the groom; Kimberly Backes, sister-in-law of the groom; Amber Backes, sister-in-law of the groom; Miranda Backes, sister-in-law of the groom; Dawn Grothoff, friend of the bride; Taylor Elliott, friend of the bride; and Lauren Pierce, friend of the bride. The best man was Cole Backes, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Dusty Backes, brother of the groom; Chad Backes, brother of the groom; Wes Backes, brother of the groom; Tanner Hubble, brother of the bride; Evan Kliethermes, friend of the groom; Caleb Bax, friend of the groom; and Art Fick, friend of the groom. The miniature bride was Kenzie Backes, daughter of Wes and Amber Backes, niece and goddaughter of the groom. The miniature groom was Hayden Backes, son of Dusty and Jen Backes, nephew and godson of the groom. The flower girls were Callie Backes, daughter of Wes and Amber Backes, niece of the groom and goddaughter of the bride; and Kendra Brandt, daughter of Jeff and Janell Brandt. The ring bearers were Brady Backes, nephew of the groom, son of Cole and Miranda Backes; Jase Backes, nephew of the groom, son of Dusty and Jen Backes; Boyd Backes, nephew of the groom, son of Wes and Amber Backes; Bo Backes, nephew of the groom, son of Cole and Miranda Backes; and Max Backes, nephew of the groom, son of Dusty and Jen Backes. The ushers were Sam Kremer, Tyler Jaegers, and Joe Mebruer, all friends of the groom. The pianist was Betty Roden, aunt of the groom, and the vocalist was Sheena Halmich, cousin of the groom. The Mass servers were Devin and Trevor Brandt, and Hannah Hackmann. The lectors were Audrie Hubble, cousin of the bride, and Danielle Backes, cousin of the groom. Offertory was presented by Scott and Bonnie Hubble, uncle and aunt of the bride; Ruth Neuner, aunt and godmother of the groom; and Dennis Backes, uncle and godfather of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Loose Creek Community Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 22, 2017, at their home. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School; a 2016 graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Sociology and Human Services. She is currently attending Stephens College pursuing a Master of Education with a dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Counseling. She is employed with Capital Region Physicians - Center for Mental Wellness. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Fatima High School and a 2012 graduate of State Technical College of MO with an Associates in Electrical Distribution Systems. He is a Journeyman Lineman with Three Rivers Electric Co-Op, Linn. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Frankenstein.

Anniversary

Moll

Sunday, April 15

Pastor Eugene and Gladys Moll, Russellville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary February 11 with a reception at California United Church of Christ, hosted by the couple. Further family celebrations were held at Burgher Haus, California, and at Bonaparte Retreat, Bonaparte, Iowa. Pastor Eugene Moll and Gladys Brandt were married February 11, 1968, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville. Pastor Harold Martens officiated. Pastor Eugene and Gladys Moll have two children: Melanie Sigafoose and her husband Jay, Iowa City, Iowa; and Melissa Moll, Iowa City, Iowa. They also have one grandchild, Abigail Sigafoose.

Wedding

Handke and Bax

Sunday, April 15

Cassidy Handke and Taylor Bax, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., November 4, 2017, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Monsignor Robert Kurwicki performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Sherri Handke, Lake Ozark. The groom is the son of Bruce and Ann Bax, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capital Plaza. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held November 3, 2017, at Canterbury Hill Winery and Restaurant. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services. She is a Dental Clinical Manager with Community Health Center of Central Missouri. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Drury University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise and Sport Science, Emphasis in Sport Management. He is an Affiliate Relations Representative at Learfield. After a wedding trip to Cabo San Lucas, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Beshuk and Cape

Sunday, April 8

Andy and Andrea Beshuk, Jefferson City, along with Brad and Amber Cape, and Elgeana and Dale Golden, Steelville, announce the engagement of their children, Abigail Beshuk and Brennan Cape, both of Columbia. A May 11 wedding is planned at Les Bourgeouis, Rocheport.

Engagement

Jones and Weckenborg

Sunday, April 8

Samuel and Patricia Jones, Belle, along with Laverne Weckenborg, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Abby Jones, Belle, and Aaron Weckenborg, Jefferson City, also the son of the late Ronald Weckenborg. A spring wedding is planned in Belle.

Wedding

Landwehr and Sheperty

Sunday, April 8

Rebecca Landwehr and Joseph Sheperty, both of Arlington, Va., were married at 2 p.m., October 7, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Don Antweiler performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Margaret Landwehr, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Mona Sheperty, Portsmouth, Va., and the late George Sheperty. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Missouri Governor's Mansion. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's mother, was held October 6, 2017, at the home of John and Peggy Landwehr, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2009 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a BA in Public Communication; and a 2014 graduate of George Washington University, Washington, D.C, with a MFA in Interior Architecture and Design. She is a Designer at OPX Design Consultancy, Washington, D.C. The groom is a graduate of Churchland High School, Portsmouth, Va. and Christopher Newport University with a BA in Political Science. He is employed with the U.S. Department of Defense. The couple resides in Arlington, Va.

Engagement

Helton and Forbis

Sunday, March 25

Cindy Helton and Brian Helton, along with Julie Mills, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jacy Helton, to Thomas Forbis, son of Cindy Boelkes and David and Shari Forbis. A June 16 wedding is planned at Apple Creek Farm, Centertown.

Anniversary

Chestnut

Sunday, March 25

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Chesnut, Jefferson City, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary with a dinner on Saturday. Wayne Chesnut and Betty Heislen were married March 24, 1962, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Father Carlyle Green officiated. They were attended by Marcia Rackers, deceased, and Don Rackers, Taos. Mr. and Mrs. Chesnut have three children: Jimmie (Paula) Chesnut, Bill Chesnut, and Thresa Chesnut. They also have one deceased child, Rebecca Chesnut. They have three grandchildren: Jacob Chesnut, Joshua Chesnut, and Shelby (Garrett) Hartley; and two great-grandchildren: Kael Fuller and Ely Hartley.

Wedding

Bangert and Henson

Sunday, March 25

Christine Elizabeth Bangert, Lee's Summit, and Christopher Michael Henson, Kansas City, were married at 3 p.m., September 30, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Pastor Ken Funke performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Judy Bangert, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of E.W. and Zandra Henson, Fulton. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fitted bodice ball gown of champagne and ivory featuring a sweetheart neckline, natural waist, layered full tulle skirt adorned with lace appliques, and a band of scalloped lace edging encircling the hem. She completed her ensemble with a one-tiered fingertip veil enhanced with a delicate crystal and beaded edge. She carried a nature bouquet of fresh white calla, lavendar roses, white stock, white spray roses, salal, burgundy carnations, purple carnations, white freesia, and purple dendrobium orchids. The honor attendant was Julie Bangert, Lenexa, Kan., sister of the bride. The attendant was Rachel Nieves, Apopka, Fla., cousin of the bride. They wore sangria chiffon floor-length gowns with a ruched bodice and cummerbund. The best man was Amin Wahi, Kansas City, friend of the couple. The groomsman was Jason Bangert, Affton, brother of the bride. The flower girl was Chloee Goldammer, daughter of Danny and Lindsay Goldammer, Lee's Summit, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Cayden Goldammer, son of Danny and Lindsay Goldammer, Lee's Summit, cousin of the bride. The candlelighters were Rachel Anderson, Sedalia, cousin of the bride; and Kirsten Holle, Beatrice, Neb., cousin of the bride. The ushers were Danny Goldammer, Lee's Summit, cousin of the bride; Matthew Goldammer, Salina, Kan., cousin of the bride; and Greg Holle, Beatrice, Neb., cousin of the bride. The organist was Linda Funke, Jefferson City, and the vocalists were Carl and Carol Beach, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capital Ritz. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 29, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church. The bride is a graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is Senior Interoperability Project Manager and Team Lead at Cerner, Kansas City. The groom is a graduate of Fulton High School, Fulton, and Park University, Parkville, with a Bachelor of Science in Management/Computer Information Systems. He is an Interface Architect at Cerner, Kansas City. After a wedding trip to Destin, Fla., the couple resides in Lee's Summit.

Anniversary

Schmidt and Bachus

Sunday, March 25

Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Schmidt, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner with family. Daniel Schmidt and Ellen Bachus were married April 2, 1993, at Capitol City Christian Church, Jefferson City. Dr. Gordon S. Bachus and Reverend Gary Baker officiated. They were attended by Connie Schmidt, Ashley Rackers, Aaron Schmidt, and Jared Schmidt, all of Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Schmidt have four children: Aaron Schmidt, Jared Schmidt, Ashley Rackers, and Aubrey Moss, all of Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren: Tanner Schmidt, Elsie Schmidt, Eva Schmidt, Mike Saucedo, Eden Saucedo, Alora Sausedo, Chase Rackers, Ellisyn Rackers, and Presley Allen.

Wedding

Kempker and Margherio

Sunday, March 25

Samantha Kempker and Ethan Margherio, both of Pittsburg, Pa., were married at 3 p.m., October 27, 2017 at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Father Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. A blessing of the marriage was held at 3 p.m., October 28, 2017 at Wasserlauf Valley by Sister Linda Markway. The bride is the daughter of Larry and Gayla Kempker, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Brian and Teresa Margherio, Edwardsville, Ill. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore her mother's wedding gown and carried a bouquet created by the bride. The honor attendant was Stacy Osmond, Katy, Texas, sister of the bride. The attendants were Crystal Tellman, Jefferson City, sister of the bride; Shantae Duren, Los Angeles, Calif., friend of the couple; Francy Runge, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Diane Gibson, San Antonio, Texas, friend of the couple; and Brittney Abel, Edwards, friend of the couple. They wore navy blue gowns. The best man was Brent Freeman, Lake of the Ozarks, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Rory Margherio, Rolla, brother of the groom; Adam Margherio, Dallas, Texas, brother of the groom; Chad Kempker, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Rob Redmond, St. Louis, friend of the couple; Atallah Alyatim, St. Louis, friend of the couple; and Hodge Hunter, Wheeling, W.Va., friend of the couple. The flower girls were Preslee Tellman, daughter of Matt and Crystal Tellman, Jefferson City, goddaughter of the bride; and Avery Osmond, daughter of Lee and Stacy Osmond, Katy, Texas, goddaughter of the bride. The ring bearer was Jayden Kempker, son of Chad and Crystal Kempker, Jefferson City, godson of the bride. The best dog was Pumpkin, pet of the bride and groom. The lector was Allen Markway, Knoxville, Tenn., godfather of the bride. A reception dinner and dance followed the ceremony at Wasserlauf Valley. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 27, 2017, at Wasserlauf Valley. The bride is a graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City; Missouri S&T with a BS degree; and Sam Houston University with a Masters degree. She is currently seeking a PhD with Ohio University. The groom is a graduate of Missouri S&T college and is currently seeking a Masters degree at the University of Pittsburg. He is a Nuclear Engineer with Westinghouse, Pittsburg, Pa. After a wedding trip to Ireland, the couple resides in Pittsburg, Pa.

Engagement

Loesch and England

Sunday, March 25

John and Delores Loesch, Lohman, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miranda Loesch, Kansas City, to Luke England, Lee's Summit, son of Randy and Carol England, Jefferson City. An April 21 wedding is planned at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lohman.

Wedding

Backues and Cosgrove

Sunday, March 25

Maria Backes and Michael Cosgrove, both of Clarksville, Tenn., were married at 2 p.m., November 25, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Clarksville, Tenn. Fr. Steven Wolf performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tim and Karen Backes, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Barbara Stack, Yonkers, N.Y., and Martin Cosgrove, Bronx, N.Y. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Old Glory Distilling Company. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City; a 2015 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a B.S. in Athletic Training; and a 2017 graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., with a M.S. Recreation and Sport Administration. She is an Athletic Trainer with Baptist Health Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers, N.Y., and a 2015 graduate of The Citadel, Charleston, S.C., with a degree in Political Science. He is a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. After a wedding trip to the Florida Keys, the couple resides in Clarksville, Tenn.

Anniversary

Schaefer

Sunday, March 18

Mr. and Mrs. George Schaefer, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary with a trip to St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. George Schaefer and Janet Robinett were married February 2, 1963, at St. Peters Church, Jefferson City. Father Arens officiated. They were attended by Betty Rothove Zimmer, Folk; Helen Robinett, Jefferson City; Rita Schaefer Gross, Jefferson City; Carol Robinett Prenger, Tebbetts; Martin Starke, deceased; Lester Robinett Jr., Jefferson City; Clarence Starke, deceased; Carey Robinett, Jefferson City; Agnes Schaefer Boessen, St. Thomas; Mary Schaefer Kesel, St. Elizabeth; Mike Bemboom, St. Louis; and Roger Borgmeyer, Meta. Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer have two children: Bill Schaefer and his wife Kathrin, Houston, Texas, and Tom Schaefer, Atlanta, Ga.

Engagement

Heckman and Scheuler

Sunday, March 18

Bryan and Theresa Heckman, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Elizabeth Heckman, Leawood, Kan., to Josh Aaron Scheuler, Leawood, Kan., son of Aaron and Sherry Scheuler, Eugene. An April 7 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Stumpe and Ryan

Sunday, March 18

Caitlin Stumpe and Michael Ryan, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, were married at 2 p.m., October 28, 2017, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Father Ignazio Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bruce and Darla Stumpe, Wardsville. The groom is the son of James and Patricia Ryan, Cincinnati, Ohio. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory silk A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline and a french satin ribbon belt with Diamante embellishments. She completed her ensemble with a chapel-length veil and a lace off-the-shoulder bolero. She carried a natural bouquet of fresh David-Austin white cloud roses, ranunculus & sweetheart roses, true blue eucalyptus, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller and Italian Ruscus. The honor attendant was Ali Yeck, St. Louis, friend of the bride. The attendants were Stacy Burghardt-Brumley, Chicago, Ill., friend of the bride; Kelsey Vaughan, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Emily Ryan, Cincinnati, Ohio, sister of the groom; and Morgan Stumpe, O'Fallon, cousin of the bride. They wore long, poly-chiffon dresses in black cherry color. The best man was Thomas Edgehouse, Cleveland, Ohio, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Jonathan Auping, Dallas, Texas, friend of the groom; Austin Stumpe, Kansas City, brother of the bride; Walter Haglage, Cincinnati, Ohio, friend of the groom; and Kevin Sharp, San Francisco, Calif., friend of the groom. The ushers were Mark Shoemaker and Joseph Wells, both of Cincinnati, Ohio, friends of the groom. The organist was Mike Bruns, Jefferson City, and the vocalist was Connie Andrews, Jefferson City. The Mass servers were Cole Stumpe, Taos, cousin of the bride, and Garrett Mantle, Loose Creek, cousin of the bride. The lectors were Cindi Rothert, Cincinnati, Ohio, godmother of the groom, and Jason Matson, Cincinnati, Ohio, cousin of the groom. Offertory was presented by Mitch and Doris Stumpe, Meta, godparents of the bride. A dinner reception and dance followed the ceremony at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 27, 2017, at Madison's Cafe, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2012 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing; and a 2017 graduate of Benedictine University, Lisle, Ill., with a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Saint Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a 2014 graduate of St. Louis University, St. Louis, with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is a Physical Therapist with Stretch Physical Therapy, Cincinnati, Ohio. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Engagement

Long and Brewer

Sunday, March 4

Dianne Long, Jefferson City, announces the engagement of her daughter, Megan Long, Blue Springs, also the daughter of the late Michael Long, to Lane Brewer, Blue Springs, son of Darrell and Janet Brewer, Myrtle. A July 7 wedding is planned at Perdido Point, Orange Beach, Ala.

Engagement

Seidel and Waddington

Sunday, Feb. 18

Randy and Donna Seidel, Lohman, announce the engagement of their son, Jacob Hadley Seidel, Camdenton, to Haley Dawn Waddington, Springfield, daughter of Jim Anderson and Terra Waddington, Springfield. A May 26 wedding is planned at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Springfield. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Kickapoo High School, Springfield, and is currently attending Missouri State University pursuing a Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education degree. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science Entertainment Management degree. He is a Financial Advisor for Edward Jones, Lake of the Ozarks. The couple is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Kohls.

Anniversary

Benke

Sunday, Feb. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Benke, Jefferson City, will celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip planned at a later date. Tom Benke and Joan Avildsen were married February 18, 1968, at Edison Park Lutheran Church, Chicago, Ill. Pastor Gordon Nasby officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Benke have three children: John Benke and his wife Nikki, Jefferson City; Sam Benke and his wife Clarice (deceased), Lexington, Va.; and Peter Benke and his wife Shandia, Jefferson City. They also have 13 grandchildren.

Anniversary

Mitchem and Pack

Sunday, Feb. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mitchem, Chamois, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, dinner and dance at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church Hall, Chamois. The reception was hosted by their children and grandchildren. Ed Mitchem and Carmen Pack were married December 30, 1967, at Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, Chamois. They were attended by Delmar Mitchem; Betty (Boss) Bellers, Bob Morre (deceased), Karen (Greer) Sieg, John Mitchem (deceased), Camille (Pack) Smith (deceased), Elsie (Mitchem) Weed, Otto Rippstein (deceased), and Keith Dial. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchem have four children: Julia Gerloff and husband Roger Gerloff Jr., Steve Mitchem and wife Charlene, Tracy Niekamp and husband Kenny Niekamp, and Robin Harris and husband Chris Harris. They also have 10 grandchildren: Logan and Austin Gerloff; Brianna and Megan Mitchem; Hailey, Olivia and Clayton Niekamp; and Beau, Caroline and Amelia Harris.

Wedding

Fisher and Bernskoetter

Sunday, Feb. 18

Madelyn Logan Marie Fisher, Jefferson City, and James Henry Bernskoetter, Wardsville, were married at 1 p.m., July 8, 2017, at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, Fulton. Pastor Chad Horton performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Deanna and Brent Hemphill, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Marvin and Shirley Bernskoetter, Wardsville. Given in marriage by her step-father, the bride wore a white ballgown with a sweep train. The lace bodice featured three-quarter length sleeves and a sweetheart neckline, embellished with sequins and pearls. She carried a clutch bouqet of white stock, Queen Anne's lace, green hypericum berries, white waxflower, light blue delphinium, tree fern, and eucalyptus. The honor attendant was Becca Bentlage, Jefferson City, sister-in-law of the bride. The attendants were Kristian Starner, Kansas City, friend of the bride; Kayleen Frazier, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; and Lexie Blake, Loose Creek, cousin of the bride. They wore light blue floor-length gowns with a lace bodice. The best men were Reid Gilbert and Logan Schulte, both of Jefferson City, friends of the couple. The groomsmen included Caleb Yahnig, New Bloomfield, friend of the couple; and Trenton Roach, Kansas City, friend of the couple. The miniature bride was Landrie Hemphill, daughter of Brent and Deanna Hemphill, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The miniature groom was Brody Schwindel, son of Adam and Laura Schwindel, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom. The flower girls were Abigehl Bernskoetter and Ella Bernskoetter, daughters of John and Laurie Bernskoetter, Wardsville, nieces of the groom. The ring bearer was Teague Schwindel, son of Adam and Laura Schwindel, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom. The ushers were John Bernskoetter, Wardsville, brother of the groom; Adam Schwindel, Jefferson City, brother-in-law of the groom; and Garrett Bentlage, Jefferson City, brother of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 7, 2017, at Madison's Cafe, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2014 graduate of Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City, and attended Lincoln University. She is an infant and toddler teacher at Bright Start Academy, Columbia. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, with a B.A. Political Science degree. He is currently attending the University of Missouri School of Law. After a wedding trip to Cancun, the couple resides in Columbia.

Wedding

Stafford and Moore

Sunday, Feb. 18

Lucinda "Lucy" Stafford, Holts Summit, and Lucas "Luke" Moore, St. Peters, were married at 2:30 p.m., August 12, 2017, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles. Rev. Allan Schade performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Charles Stafford, Holts Summit, and Cynthia Stafford, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Dean and Anne Stewart, and Kurt Moore, all of St. Peters. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Old Hickory Golf Club, St. Peters. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Dean and Anne Stewart, was held August 11, 2017, at Cork and Barrel Chop House and Spirits, St. Peters. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a RN/Charge Nurse at SSM Health DePaul Hospital, Bridgeton. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Lutheran High School, St. Charles, and a 2014 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Master of Accountancy degree. He is a CPA with Brown Smith Wallace, Creve Coeur. After a Caribbean cruise wedding trip, the couple resides in St. Peters.

Engagement

Smith and Statler

Sunday, Feb. 18

David and Tricia Statler, Jefferson City, along with Dale and LaDonna Smith, Spring-field, Ill., announce the engagement of their children, Jared David Statler and Rachel Anne Smith, both of Springfield. An April 22 wedding is planned at La Villa, Kansas City.

Wedding

Nixon and Porter

Sunday, Feb. 18

Emma Nixon Ray, Columbia, and Ethan James Porter, Kirksville, were married at 5 p.m., January 5, at Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury, Fulton. Josh Kling performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of R. David and Melinda Ray, West Plains. The groom is the son of Tony and Donna Porter, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Westminster College Dining Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held January 4 at Beks, Fulton. The bride is a 2009 graduate of West Plains High School, West Plains, and a 2013 graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, with a BS Biology degree. She is a Business Banking Specialist for Callaway Bank. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, with a BS Biology degree. He is a student at A.T. Still University, Kirksville. A wedding trip to the Bahamas will be taken at a later date. The couple resides in Kirksville.

Anniversary

Lemmel

Sunday, Feb. 11

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Lemmel, Linn, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary January 20 with a dinner with family and close friends at Sybill's, St. James, hosted by their children. John Samuel Lemmel and Sandra Sue Scott "Scotti" were married January 20, 1968, at Oklahoma Church of Christ, Linn. Brother Luther Villars officiated. They were attended by Sharon Soltuedt, Linn; Sharon Ridenhour, Tennessee; Barbara Barker, Texas; Ken Gelven, Linn; Rodney Allen, deceased; and Alan Lilleoine, Kansas. Mr. and Mrs. Lemmel have two children: John Lemmel Jr., Springfield, and Shannon Voss and her husband Eugene Voss, Linn. They also have seven grandchildren: Trey, Eli, and Jake Lemmel; Cade, Chance, Case, and Eden Pinkerton; and one great-grandchild: Duke Phillips.

Wedding

Wolken and Brockman

Sunday, Feb. 11

Catherine Wolken and Tyler Brockman, both of Russellville, were married at 1 p.m., September 2, 2017, at St. Margaret Catholic Church, Osage Bend. Father Nelen performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Becky Wolken, Russellville. The groom is the son of Joe and Lori Brockman, Russellville. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Brazito Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held August 25, 2017, at their home. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Cole R-1 High School, Russellville, and a 2017 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a degree in Elementary Education. She is a teacher at Cedar Hill Elementary. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Cole R-1 High School, Russellville. He is a pipefitter. After a wedding trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Hackett and Stone

Sunday, Feb. 11

Sherrill and David Hackett, Jefferson City, along with Laura Buckley and Leonard Stone, Clarksburg, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Hackett and Steven Stone, both of Kansas City. A June 9 wedding is planned at First Baptist Church, California.

Anniversary

Bryant

Sunday, Feb. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bryant Sr., Lohman, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary February 24 with a buffet dinner at Pizzaria Napolitana, along with ice cream at their home, hosted by their sons and daughters. Robert Bryant Sr. and Marylou Schneider were married February 27, 1953, at Wesley Methodist Church, Pleasantville, N.J. Rev. H.D. Stratton officiated. They were attended by Gene Graham, Naval Base, N.J., and Etta Hillard, West Atlantic City, N.J. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant have six children: Linda Dooling and her husband Jerry Dooling, Lohman; Dianna Payne and her husband Stan Payne, Lohman; Bob Bryant Jr. and his wife Brandy Bryant, Lohman; Dan Bryant and his wife Neva Bryant, Russellville; Renee Baxter and her husband Jim Baxter, Greenwood; and Amy Gipe and her husband Rodney Gipe, Wardsville. They also have 21 grandchildren: Wesley Pearre, Jason Pearre, Luke Pearre, Jerry Dooling, Allana (Dooling) Carlton, Whitnie (White) Gordanier, Ryan White, Bob Bryant III, Michael Bryant, Joshua Bryant, Brie (Bryant) Stark, Bryce Bryant, Braedyn Bryant, Lindsay Bryant, Zach Bryant, James Baxter, Ethan Baxter, Chelsea (Gipe) Kirchner, Mason Gipe, Bryant Gipe, Owen Gipe; and 20 great-grandchildren: Citlali Guerra, Tristan Pearre, Arianna Pearre, Seth Miller, Pierce Miller, Mathew Carlton, Wylde Potts, Finleigh Dooling, Lillian Gordanier, Adelyn Gordanier, Brynlynn Gordanier, Jayce Griggs, Kaylee Bryant, Paisley Bryant, Hayden Reinsch, Londyn Stark, Nolan Stark, LeBryan Bryant, Camryn Bryant, and Aidan Kirchner.

Anniversary

Doyle and Woody

Sunday, Jan. 28

Mr. and Mrs. John Dean Doyle, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary January 20 with a surprise reception at Concord Baptist Church, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. John Dean Doyle and Mary Elaine Woody were married January 20, 1968, at Campground Christian Church, Meta. Rev. Earl Jones officiated. They were attended by Cynthia Malone, deceased; Cheryl (Seaton) Barnhart, Meta; James Doyle, O'Fallon; and Edward Doyle, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle have two children: Ann Santulli and her husband Paul Santulli, Smithville; and David Doyle and his wife Olivia Doyle, Blue Springs. They also have seven grandchildren: Erika Santulli, Kiera Santulli, Dominic Santulli, Ace Santulli, Axl Santulli, Isidore Santulli, and Savannah Doyle.

Engagement

Gilmore and Lindeman

Sunday, Jan. 28

Harry and Lynn Gilmore, New Bloomfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brook Gilmore, New Bloomfield, to Johnathan Lindeman, Papillion, Neb., son of Tim and Tina Lindeman, Aurora. A June 2 wedding is planned at First Christian Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Bax and Prenger

Sunday, Jan. 28

Brittany Bax and Patrick Prenger, both of Jefferson City, were married at 3:30 p.m., September 2, 2017, at the Colonel Bolton Home, Jefferson City. Bart Larson performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Stacey Bax, Wardsville. The groom is the son of Edmund and Janet Prenger Jr., Taos. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She is a third grade teacher at Pioneer Trail Elementary. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City, and a 2007 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Business degree. He is a Financial Representative at Country Financial. After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple resides in Holts Summit.

Anniversary

Kujath and Thomas

Sunday, Jan. 28

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kujath, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Harry Kujath and Jeanne Thomas were married January 27, 1968, in St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Kujath have three children: Matthew Kujath and his wife Sherie, Jefferson City; Brian Kujath and his wife Carrie, Tebbetts; and Julie Kujath, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Megan Kujath, Truman Kujath, Logan Kujath, and Augusta Kujath.

Engagement

Fennewald and Caldwell

Sunday, Jan. 28

Les and Loretta Fennewald, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Fennewald, Columbia, to Zachary Caldwell, Columbia, son of Tim and Rhonda Caldwell, Leonard. An April 14 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos.

Wedding

Lage and Schmitz

Sunday, Jan. 28

Tawnya Lage and John Schmitz, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., June 10, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Charles Pardee performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sharon Kempker, Jefferson City, and Andy and Sharon Lage, Mary's Home. The groom is the son of Fred and Magdalen Schmitz, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 9, 2017, at St. Peter's Fr. Ahrens Room. The bride is a 2001 graduate of Eugene High School, Eugene. She is a Senior Financial Services Technician at Missouri Department of Transportation. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is a Supervisor at ALPLA. After a wedding trip to Nashville, Tenn., the couple resides in Henley.

Wedding

Iven and Kleffner

Sunday, Jan. 14

Holly Jeanne Iven, Jefferson City, and Jordan Kleffner, Taos, were married at 1 p.m., September 2, 2017, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Fr. Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Roger and Darla Iven, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Ron and Judy Kleffner, Taos. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 1, 2017, at the Wardsville Lions Hall. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2015 graduate of State Technical College, Linn, with a Business Administration degree. She is a Teller at River Region Credit Union. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2013 graduate of Linn Technical College, Linn, with a HVAC degree. He is a Plumber/Pipefitter at Harold G. Butzer. After a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Taos.

Wedding

Wunderlich and Brewer

Sunday, Jan. 14

Nicole Wunderlich and Matthew Brewer, both of Jefferson City, were married September 16, 2017, at St. John's Lutheran Church, Lohman. Rev. Warren Brandt performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lee Roy and Brenda Wunderlich, Lohman. The groom is the son of Carrie Brewer, Robert Semb, and Steve and Cheri Sisson, all of Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a V-neck floor length ball gown with embroidered lace bodice edges with beading onto the tulle. She completed her ensemble with a two-tiered, waist length tulle veil with satin edging. She carried a round bouquet with cream, coral, mint and teal roses with mint baby's breath, golden accents, faux diamonds on a thick padded handle wrapped in gold satin ribbon. The honor attendant was Jessica Snyder, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Brianna Curtman, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Samantha Ruether, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; Courtney Sisson, Virginia Beach, Va., cousin of the groom; Laura Sisson, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom; and Savannah Snow, Virginia Beach, Va., cousin of the groom. They wore lace, knee-length dresses in coral and mint. The best man was James Barker, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included John Aponte, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Clinton Hartley, Centertown, friend of the groom; Taylor Petty, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Chad Sisson, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom; and Daniel Hershey, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Alaina Snyder, daughter of Jesse and Jessica Snyder, Jefferson City, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Larah Russell, daughter of Chris and Elizabeth Russell, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The ushers were Hunter Semb, Jefferson City, brother of the groom, and Ethan Chenualt, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's family, was held September 14, 2017 at Steve's Family Restaurant, Lohman. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Cole R-1 High School, Russellville, and a 2017 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a BSN degree. She is a Registered Nurse at Capital Region Medical Center. The groom is a 2013 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City. He is a Supervisor with Kwik Kar Wash. After a wedding cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Brune and Stuecken

Sunday, Jan. 14

Lauren Brune, Westphalia, and Colby Stuecken, Freeburg, were married at 1:30 p.m., October 7, 2017, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. Father Bill Debo performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Steve and Karla Brune, Westphalia. The groom is the son of Mark and Kay Stuecken, Freeburg. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fit and flare lace halter gown with illusion back and cathedral train. She completed her ensemble with a triangle veil with hand sewn crystals on each corner. She carried a bouquet of white anemones, succulents, brunei berries and peach roses. The honor attendant was Grace Brune, Westphalia, sister of the bride. The attendants were Bridget Rehagen, Freeburg, sister of the groom; Gina Rowden, Rich Fountain, friend of the bride; Rae Muff, Mesa, Ariz., friend of the bride; Sara Lingow, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Kourtney Engele, Nashville, Ill., friend of the bride; and Kaitlin Krisik, St. Louis, friend of the bride. They wore floor-length chiffon halter dresses in dusty rose and lilac. The best man was Clayton Stuecken, Freeburg, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Grant Stuecken, Freeburg, brother of the groom; Art Fick, Rich Fountain, friend of the groom; Derek Holtmeyer, Rich Fountain, friend of the groom; Chris Schnieders, Rich Fountain, friend of the groom; Evan Neuner, Rich Fountain, friend of the groom; and Christian Brune, Freeburg, brother of the bride. The miniature bride was Nora Rehagen, daughter of Dave and Bridget Rehagen, Freeburg, niece of the groom. The miniature groom was Nate Rehagen, son of Dave and Bridget Rehagen, Freeburg, nephew of the groom. The flower girl was Kamryn Stuecken, daughter of Clayton and Ashley Stuecken, Freeburg, niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Owen Stuecken, son of Clayton and Ashley Stuecken, Freeburg, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Nolan Brune, Westphalia, brother of the bride, and David Rehagen, Freeburg, brother-in-law of the groom. The organist was Annette Poettgen, Freeburg, friend of the couple. The vocalists were Sarah Juergensmeyer, Argyle, cousin of the groom, and Krista Verhoff, Loose Creek, cousin of the groom. The Mass servers were Max and Ava Stuecken, Freeburg, and Anna Eichholz, Westphalia. The lector was Brittiany Cavender, St. Louis, cousin of the bride. Offertory was presented by Chris and Sandy Hentges, Wardsville, godparents of the groom, and Todd and Ruthie Eichholz, Westphalia, uncle and aunt of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Lions Hall, Westphalia. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 6, 2017, at their home in Freeburg. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2016 graduate of St. Louis College of Pharmacy, St. Louis, with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She is a Pharmacist at Schnucks, Columbia. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia; a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with an Architectural Studies degree; and a 2015 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a Master of Architecture degree. He is an intern architect at the Missouri Department of Conservation. After a wedding trip to Savannah, Ga. and Charleston, S.C., the couple resides in Freeburg.

Engagement

Boss and Jaouni

Sunday, Jan. 14

Bryan and Leah Ann Boss, Bonnots Mill, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Boss, Jefferson City, to Mejdi Brian Jaouni, Jefferson City, son of Mahmoud Freddy Jaouni, Manchester, and Sherri Jaouni, Montgomery City. A September 18 wedding is planned in Panama City, Fla.

Engagement

McNail and Hartman

Sunday, Jan. 14

Michael and April McNail, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kasay Marie McNail, Jefferson City, to Michael Wayne Hartman, Jefferson City, son of Karl and Irene Hartman, Hartsburg. A June 9 wedding is planned at The Wildflower, Eugene.

Engagement

Steinbeck and Arnold

Sunday, Jan. 14

Greg and Lori Steinbeck announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Lynn Steinbeck, to Curtis Joseph Arnold, son of Joe and Carol Arnold, all of Jefferson City. A September 22 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City. She is currently attending the University of Missouri-Columbia pursuing a Bachelor of Health Science degree with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound. The groom-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City. He is currently attending the University of Missouri-Columbia pursuing a Bachelor degree in Agricultural Economics with emphasis in Public Policy. The couple is registered at Target and Amazon.

Anniversary

Thomas and Miller

Sunday, Jan. 14

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Thomas, Wardsville, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in December with a Christmas family vacation in Myrtle Beach, S.C. with their children. Dale Thomas and Pam Miller were married December 19, 1992, at First Baptist Church, Memphis, Mo. Rev. Seth Wortman officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas have four children: Brett and his wife Ashley of St. Louis; Bradley of St. Joseph; Bo and Benner, both of Wardsville.

Wedding

Hauser and Clarkson

Sunday, Jan. 7

Anne Eloise Hauser and Craig Alexander Clarkson, both of Chicago, Ill., were married at 5 p.m., September 23, 2017 at The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, Des Moines, Iowa. The Honorable Arthur E. Gamble performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Wade R. Hauser and Michele Druker, Des Moines, Iowa. The groom is the son of Randy and Rita Clarkson, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 22, 2017, at The Goldfinch Restaurant. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Valley High School, West Des Moines, Iowa, and a 2010 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelors of Journalism and BA-English. She is Associate Creative Director at Manifest, a creative agency. The groom is a 2005 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2009 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS-Civil and Environmental Engineering degree; and a 2011 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a M.S.-Civil and Environmental Engineering degree. He is a Project Engineer at Geosyntec Consultants. After a wedding trip to Door County, Wis., the couple resides in Chicago, Ill.

Engagement

Stockman and VanderFeltz

Sunday, Jan. 7

Tom and Amy Stockman, Osage Bend, along with Mike VanderFeltz, Westphalia, and Vicki Bremmerkamp, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Madison Stockman and Justin VanderFeltz, both of Wardsville. An April 7 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.

Wedding

Schnieders and Morgan

Sunday, Jan. 7

Brianne Schnieders and Frank Morgan III, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., July 22, 2017, at St. Joseph Cathedral Church, Jefferson City. Monsignor Robert Kurwicki performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Karen Schnieders, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Frank Jr. and Donna Morgan, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 21, 2017, at Canterbury Hill Winery. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2014 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Health Science - Communication Science and Disorders; and a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master of Health Science - Speech Language Pathology. She is a Speech Language Pathologist with Jefferson City Public Schools. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City. He is a compounder with Unilever. After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Polowy and Williams

Sunday, Jan. 7

Greg and Mary Ann Polowy, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Jo Polowy, Jefferson City, to Ethan Williams, Westphalia, son of Charles and Judy Williams, Westphalia. A June 23 wedding is planned at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2014 graduate of Missouri State University with an Elementary Education degree. She is a fourth grade teacher at Cedar Hill Elementary. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2017 graduate of Lincoln University with a Health and Physical Education degree. He is a Health and PE teacher at Fatima High School and high school baseball and basketball coach at Fatima.

Wedding

Gathright and Ocampo

Sunday, Dec. 31

Kristen Nicole Gathright, Town and Country, and Edward Josef Ocampo, Chicago, Ill., were married at 2 p.m., July 22, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alice and Bill Gathright, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Estela and Wilfredo Rodriguez, Waukegan, Ill., and the late Donato Ocampo. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a fitted dress with champagne charmeuse lining with ivory all over lace applique. She completed her ensemble with her mother's veil slightly refashioned with crystals. She carried a pink and white bouquet of dahlia, roses and babies breath. The honor attendant was Andrea Cummings, Lee's Summit, best friend of the bride. The attendants were Tere Gathright, Shawnee, Kan., sister-in-law of the bride; Darlene Topchieva, Chicago, Ill., sister of the groom; Deidra Ocampo, Chicago, Ill., sister of the groom; and Donna Ocampo, San Francisco, Calif., sister of the groom. They each wore a different style of floor-length dresses in mint. The best man was Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Chicago, Ill., brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Borislav Topchiev, Chicago, Ill., brother-in-law of the groom; Kevin Gathright, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Brian Gathright, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; and Christopher Condotti, Chicago, Ill., brother-in-law of the groom. The flower girls were Keaton Gathright, daughter of Tere and Curt Gathright, Shawnee, Kan., niece of the bride; and Safya Hamoda, daughter of Donna and Hasan Hamoda, San Francisco, Calif., niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Demarco Condotti, son of Deidra and Christopher Conditto, Chicago, Ill., nephew of the groom. The coin bearer was Will Cummings and the Bible bearer was Dylan Lage. The candlelighters were Jada Paraoan, Chicago, Ill., niece of the groom, and Avery Gathright, Shawnee, Kan., niece of the bride. The ushers were Matt Cummings, Lee's Summit, friend of the bride, and Curtis Gathright, Shawnee, Kan., brother of the bride. The Mass servers were Bailey Lage and Alex Tappel. The lectors were Tessa Martinez, Denden Lakl, and Em Asedillo, cousins of the groom, all of Manila, Philippines. Offertory was presented by Erlinda Asedillo, Manila, Philippines, aunt of the groom, and Carolyn Baker, godmother of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Francis Xavier Hall, Taos. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 21 at Oscar's Diner. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of Columbia Southern University, Orange Beach, Ala., with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration. She is a travel couselor with Travel and Transport. The groom is a 2000 graduate of Waukegan High School, Waukegan, Ill.; a 2004 graduate of Loyola University, Chicago, Ill, with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science; and a graduate of the University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Ariz., with a Masters degree in Business Administration. He is a software development consultant with NTT Data Services. The couple took a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, and will be moving to Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Allan and Kaufmann

Sunday, Dec. 17

Mr. and Mrs. John Allan, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with their children. John Allan and Nancee Kaufmann were married December 21, 1957, at Faith Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Pastor William Wollenburg officiated. They were attended by Lorraine Eckert, St. Joseph, Mich.; Marianne Merrow, The Villages, Fla.; Beverly Olson, Jefferson City; Rev. Kenneth Allan, Portage, Mich.; Lee Germain, deceased; Jack Kaufmann, Centertown; Judy Pittrich Thompson, Russellville; and Janet Pittrich, Russellville. Mr. and Mrs. Allan have three children: Gavin Allan and his wife Karen, Jefferson City; Kristin Tipton and her husband Kenneth, New Bloomfield; and Darin Allan, Denver, Colo. They also have two step-grandchildren: David Fuhr and Aidan Tipton.

Anniversary

Hill and Crumbley

Sunday, Dec. 17

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Hill, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Branson. Gary Hill and Wanda Crumbley were married December 15, 1967, at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Estill Springs, Tenn. Rev. Roy Fuller officiated. They were attended by Judy Burks, Tullahoma, Tenn., and Bruce Hill, Estill Springs, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Hill have two children: Wendy Baker, Jefferson City, and Beth Prater and her husband James, Imperial. They also have three grand-children: Austin Baker, Alex Prater, and Gwen Prater.

Wedding

Boeckmann and Muff

Sunday, Dec. 17

Rae Annette Boeckmann, Loose Creek, and Jonathan Jacob Muff, Osage Beach, were married at 1:30 p.m., June 24, at Immaculate Conception Church, Loose Creek. Rev. Louis Nelen performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Denise Boeckmann, Loose Creek. The groom is the son of Dr. Joe and Sara Muff, Osage Beach. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a lace, v-neck gown with a beaded belt and cathedral train. She completed her ensemble with a fingertip veil with hand sewn crystals. She carried a bouquet of peonies, hydrangeas, and Queen Anne lace. The honor attendant was Kristen Boeckmann, Loose Creek, sister of the bride. The attendants were Gina Rowden, Rich Fountain, friend of the couple; Kara Muenks, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Emily Stark, Warrenton, friend of the couple; Alyssa Mazanec, St. Louis, friend of the couple; Lauren Zahner, St. Louis, cousin of the bride; and Audrey Glover, Cape Girardeau, friend of the couple. The best man was Brad Crecelius, St. Louis, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Erik Howell, Osage Beach, friend of the couple; Jordan Muff, Osage Beach, brother of the groom; Jacob Schuster, Linn Creek, friend of the couple; Eric Jones, Osage Beach, friend of the couple; Eric Boeckmann, Loose Creek, brother of the bride; and Paul Boeckmann, Loose Creek, brother of the bride. The flower girls were Emma Dalpiaz and Samantha Dalpiaz, daughters of Laura and Kris Dalpiaz, Chesterfield, nieces of the groom. The candlelighter was Gracie Randazzo, Chesterfield, niece of the groom. The ushers were Matt Roehrs, Sedalia, friend of the couple; and Daniel Sherrell, Osage Beach, friend of the couple. The organist was Anna Starke, Bonnots Mill, cousin of the bride. The vocalist was Sherry Mueller, Weingarten, cousin of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Loose Creek Community Center, Loose Creek. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 23 at the Capital Event Center, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2016 graduate of Maryville University, St. Louis, with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She is a Physical Therapist at Foothills Sports Medicine, Mesa, Ariz. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Camdenton High School, Camdenton, and a 2014 graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, with a Bachelor's in Biochemistry. He is currently enrolled in the A.T. Stills School of Dentistry, Mesa, Ariz. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Mesa, Ariz.

Wedding

Falter and Bender

Sunday, Dec. 17

Ashley Falter and Jared Bender, both of Basehor, Kan., were married at 1 p.m., September 2, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Basehor, Kan. Father Richard McDonald performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sandi Falter, Westphalia. The groom is the son of Mike and Diane Bender, Sterling, Kan. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The honor attendants were Alicia Paddock, Gardner Kan., sister of the bride; and Stacy Fick, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The best men were Josh Bender, Salt Lake City, Utah, brother of the groom; and Jordan Bender, Beavercreek, Ohio, brother of the groom. The flower girl was Lauren Paddock, daughter of Alicia and Adam Paddock, Gardner, Kan., niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Owen Fick, son of Stacy and Ryan Fick, Jefferson City, nephew and godson of the bride. The ushers were Timothy Fick, Jefferson City, nephew of the bride; and Michael Garwood, Manhattan, Kan., cousin and godson of the groom. The lectors were Amanda Robinette, Fort Riley, Kan., friend of the bride; Missy Bexten, Ashland, friend of the bride; and Josh Lehmen, Columbia, friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Riverfront Community Center, Leavenworth, Kan. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 1 at Grinder's, Leavenworth, Kan. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2006 graduate of Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph, with a B.S.B.A in Accounting and Finance. She is an Accounting Manager at Smiths Interconnect. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Sterling High School, Sterling, Kan.; and 2004 graduate of Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kan., with a Bachelor of Science in Plastics Engineering Technology. He is a General Engineer at the Department of Transportation. After a wedding trip to Hopkins, Belize, the couple resides in Basehor, Kan.

Anniversary

Hubbs and Bollinger

Sunday, Dec. 17

Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Paul Hubbs Jr., Jefferson City, are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary today at the First Christian Church, Jefferson City. Wendell Paul Hubbs Jr. and Myra Jo Bollinger were married December 21, 1947, at First Methodist Church, Poplar Bluff. The Rev. Errell H. O'Rear officiated. They were attended by Phyllis (Bollinger) Case, Delba (Hartle) Englehardt, Betty Lou (Wood) Langraff, Oliver William Hubbs, Harry Bond, and Leland Gaines. Mr. and Mrs. Hubbs have four children: Wendell Randolph Hubbs, Linda Jane Teaters, Kathy Colleen Langdon, and Barbara Ann Walker; three grandchildren: Brent Allen Iven, Daniel Adam Walker, and Joshua Paul Walker; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Hart and Miller

Sunday, Dec. 10

Curtis and Elsie Hart, Jefferson City, along with Alex and Rhonda Miller, Lebanon, announce the engagement of their children, Brittany Nicole Hart, Jefferson City, and Trevor Isaiah Miller, Lebanon. A January 5, 2018 wedding is planned at Bible Baptist Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Neely and Haller

Sunday, Dec. 10

Jennifer Neely and Michael Haller, both of Jefferson City, were married October 7 at Kempker's Back 40, Westphalia. Nathan Haller performed the ceremony. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Kempker's Back 40. The couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Kolb and Green

Sunday, Dec. 3

Mark and Donna Kolb, along with Richard and Jane Green, announce the engagement of their children, Ashley Kolb and Christopher Green, all of Jefferson City. A September 15, 2018 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2016 graduate of State Fair Community College with a Registered Health Information Techology degree. She is a Certified Medical Coding Specialist at the University of Missouri Hospital. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is an Electrician at Green's Electric. The couple is registered at Target and Lowes.

Anniversary

Cearlock and Heislen

Sunday, Dec. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cearlock, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary today with a Mass followed by a luncheon at Westphalia Inn with their children and grandchildren. They also celebrated in May with a family vacation to Gulf Shores, Ala. Steve Cearlock and Bev Heislen were married November 23, 1972, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Patrick Shortt officiated. They were attended by Linda Heislen Hood, Jefferson City; Darlene Heislen Brenneke, Jefferson City; Diane Cearlock Scheel, Fenton; Eliane Cearlock Pieper, Ballwin; Becky Ihler Dunn, Jefferson City; Sue Werdenhause Kremer, Jefferson City; Michelle Brenneke LePage, Jefferson City; Jennifer Heislen Wright, Jefferson City; Dave Cearlock, Loveland, Colo.; Jim Brenneke, Jefferson City; Jerry Heislen, deceased; Ken Cearlock, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dennis Hood, Jefferson City; Terry Kremer, Jefferson City; and Jeff Vossen, Overland Park, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Cearlock have three children: Shawn Ickes and her husband PJ, Jefferson City; Christina Gash and her husband Paul, Jefferson City; and Kimberly Milius and her husband Nathan, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Audrey Ickes, Garrett Ickes, Delaney Gash, Kellan Gash, and Beckett Milius.

Anniversary

Klatt and Loesch

Sunday, Dec. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Klatt, Russellville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Ron Klatt and Ruth Ann Loesch were married November 25, 1967, at St. John's Lutheran Church (Stringtown), Lohman. The late Rev. Paul E. Leischner officiated. They were attended by Carol Barbour Loesch, Doris Borgmeyer, Carol Loesch Fischer, Linda Beck Hester, Hannah Plochberger Gidcomb, Melvin Loesch, Larry McDaniel, Terry Surface, Paul Martin, and Wally Fischer (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Klatt have two children: Ronda Anderson and her husband Kenny, Centertown, and Ryan Klatt and his wife Nicole (Shelly), Russellville. They also have four grandchildren: Megan Anderson, Dylan Anderson, Abbie Klatt, and Audrey Klatt.

Anniversary

Gross and Waters

Sunday, Dec. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gross, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on December 6, 2017. Edward Gross and Martha Ann Waters were married December 6, 1947, at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. James F. Heaton officiated. They were attended by Mr. and Mrs. Bud Schneider, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Gross have three children: Rhonda Sherwood, Jefferson City; Kathy Johnston and her husband Greg, Austin, Texas; and Peggy Edwards and her husband Dale, Russellville.

Anniversary

Cearlock and Heislen

Sunday, Nov. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Cearlock, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary today with a Mass followed by a luncheon at Westphalia Inn with their children and grandchildren. They also celebrated in May with a family vacation to Gulf Shores, Ala. Steve Cearlock and Bev Heislen were married November 23, 1972, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Patrick Shortt officiated. They were attended by Linda Heislen Hood, Jefferson City; Darlene Heislen Brenneke, Jefferson City; Diane Cearlock Scheel, Fenton; Eliane Cearlock Pieper, Ballwin; Becky Ihler Dunn, Jefferson City; Sue Werdenhause Kremer, Jefferson City; Michelle Brenneke LePage, Jefferson City; Jennifer Heislen Wright, Jefferson City; Dave Cearlock, Loveland, Colo.; Jim Brenneke, Jefferson City; Jerry Heislen, deceased; Ken Cearlock, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Dennis Hood, Jefferson City; Terry Kremer, Jefferson City; and Jeff Vossen, Overland Park, Kan. Mr. and Mrs. Cearlock have three children: Shawn Ickes and his wife PJ, Jefferson City; Christina Gash and her husband Paul, Jefferson City; and Kimberly Milius and her husband Nathan, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Audrey Ickes, Garrett Ickes, Delaney Gash, Kellan Gash, and Beckett Milius.

Wedding

Jia and Allen

Sunday, Nov. 26

Luyuan Jia, Foshan, Canton Province, China, and Albert R. Allen, Yorktown, Va., were married at 12 p.m., October 22, at the Resident's Clubhouse of the Settlement at Powhatan Creek, Williamsburg, Va. Clifton Brigham performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Bin Jia and Shaobi Ye, Foshan, Canton Province, China. The groom is the son of John and Sheila Allen, Vienna, and Cathy Allen, Jefferson City. The attendants were Agata Przekop, Yorktown, Va., friend of the bride; Sofya Zaytseva, Williamsburg, Va., friend of the bride; and Josslyn Gui, Williamsburg, Va., friend of the bride. The groomsmen included Corey Martin, Jefferson City, step-brother of the groom; Dustin Martin, Porterville, Calif., step-brother of the groom; and Xirui Chen, San Francisco, Calif., cousin of the bride. A lunch and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Resident's Clubhouse of the Settlement at Powhatan Creek, Williamsburg, Va. The bride is a 2016 graduate of William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Va., with a degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.). The groom is a 1999 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, a 2005 graduate of University of Missouri-Science and Technology, Rolla, with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a graduate of the Technical University of Denmark with a masters degree in Engineering Acoustics. He is a research engineer for NASA - Langley Research Center. The couple resides in Yorktown, Va.

Wedding

Schroeder and Stolze

Sunday, Nov. 26

Audrey Schroeder and Aaron Stolze, both of St. Charles, were married at 1 p.m., August 5, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, St. Thomas. Fr. Jeremy Secrist performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Judy Schroeder, St. Thomas. The groom is the son of Tom and Shawna Stolze, O'Fallon. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore her mother's dress, slightly refashioned, with a fingertip veil edged with lace and beading. The honor attendant was Laurel Merz, Chesterfield, friend of the couple. The attendants were Brigita Martin, Creve Coeur, friend of the couple; Robyn Schroeder, St. Thomas, sister of the bride; Rebecca Schroeder, St. Thomas, sister of the bride; and Kayla Knight, St. Augustine, Fla., friend of the couple. The best man was Brett Arnold, St. Louis, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included Alex Schroeder, St. Thomas, brother of the bride; Brandon Elliot, St. Peters, friend of the couple; Austin Stolze, O'Fallon, brother of the groom; and Blake Toews, Wichita, Kan., friend of the couple. The flower girl was Olivia Pabst, daughter of Jeff and Kara Pabst, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Gabriel Campa, son of Kris and Shey Campa, Venita Park, friend of the couple. The candlelighters were Ava Morris and Claire Morris, both of Jefferson City, cousins of the bride. The ushers were Benjamin Quiggins, Maryland Heights, friend of the couple, and Danny Hayward, Maryland Heights, friend of the couple. The organist was Jackie Prenger, St. Thomas, friend of the bride. The vocalists were Michael and Nalin Pendleton, Affton, friends of the couple. The Mass servers were Emily Schell, Isaac Prenger, and Jeremy Stockman, all of St. Thomas. The lector was David Stolze, Harvester, uncle of the groom; Larry Lueckenhoff, St. Thomas, godfather of the bride; and Christine Schroeder, Jefferson City, godmother of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Center. A rehearsal dinner was held August 4 at Madison's Cafe, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2014 graduate of Lindenwood University, St. Charles, with Bachelor of Art degrees in Interactive Media and Web Design, and in Digital Cinema Arts. She is a Producer at Triple Zilch Productions, St. Peters. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Ft. Zumwalt North High School, O'Fallon, and a 2017 graduate of Lindenwood University, St. Charles, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Digital Cinema Arts. He is a Producer at Daugherty, St. Louis. After a wedding trip to New Zealand, the couple resides in St. Charles.

Anniversary

Schanzmeyer and Gray

Sunday, Nov. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard A. Schanzmeyer, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today with a dinner and dance for family at the LOMO Club, hosted by their children. Bernard Schanzmeyer and Norma Jean Gray were married November 27, 1952, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Meta, by the late Rev. A.J. Hoegen. They were attended by the late Gilbert J. Schanzmeyer, and the late Roslyn (Strope) Stuckenschnieder. Mr. and Mrs. Schanzmeyer have five children: Rhonda Saucier and her husband Matt, Taos; Marsha Smith and her husband Tom, Columbia; Karla Houchins and her husband Chuck, Jefferson City; Gayla Westergaard and her husband Ty, Olean; and Stacia Kellett and her husband Scott, Goodland, Fla. They also have 12 grandchildren: Beth Houseworth, Mandy Kozminske, Brandon Saucier, Adam Smith, Megan Cornelius, Audrey Houchins, Danielle Houchins, Nathan Hays, Rachel Hays, Hunter Kellett, Wyatt Kellett; a step-grandchild: Christopher Westergaard; and 15 great-grandchildren.

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Gouldsmith and Klebba

Sunday, Nov. 26

Elise Renee Gouldsmith, Grain Valley, and Jordan Carter Klebba, Taos, were married at 2 p.m., September 16, at The Summit Church, Lee's Summit. Jim Preisig performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ed and Susie Gouldsmith, Lake Lotawana, and Cindy and Jason Hall, Grain Valley. The groom is the son of Roger and Janet Klebba, Taos. The honor attendant was Dariah Wixon, Overland Park, Kan., friend of the bride. The attendants were Chloe Armstrong, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Caitlin Hopper, Harrisonville, friend of the bride; Jena Miller, Springfield, friend of the bride; Madeline Prall, Oak Grove, friend of the bride; Brianna Nichelson, Grain Valley, friend of the bride; and Jessica Payne, Atlanta, Ga., sister of the groom. The best man was Justin Klebba, St. Louis, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Eric Rackers, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Craig Plassmeyer, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Nick Knaup, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Marcus Nichelson, Grain Valley, friend of the groom; Austin Gouldsmith, Tucson, Ariz., brother of the bride; and Clint Payne, Atlanta, Ga., brother-in-law of the groom. The flower girls were Samantha Gouldsmith, daughter of Melissa Gouldsmith, Lee's Summit, cousin of the bride; and Elle Klebba, daughter of Justin and Candice Klebba, St. Louis, niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Brooks Klebba, son of Justin and Candice Klebba, St. Louis, nephew of the groom. The lector was Roger Klebba, Taos, father of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Lone Summit Ranch. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 15 at Summit Hickory Pit BBQ. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Grain Valley High School, Grain Valley, and a 2017 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Masters and Bachelors of Accountancy. She is an Audit Associate at KPMG. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield. He is a firefighter for the City of Columbia. After a wedding trip to a Chiefs game at Arrowhead Stadium, the couple resides in Kansas City.

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Lueckenotte and Boeckmann

Sunday, Nov. 26

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lueckenotte, Centertown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass and dinner at the St. Martin Knights of Columbus Hall, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Jerry Lueckenotte and Jean Boeckmann were married November 25, 1967, at St. Joseph Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Gerard Poelker officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Lueckenotte have four children: Lori Lueckenotte, Dallas, Texas; Keith Lueckenotte (Tiffany Dowell), Jefferson City; Lisa Berryman and her husband Mike, Overland Park, Kan.; and Kurtis Lueckenotte, Lohman. They also have four grandchildren: Jacob Lueckenotte, Caleb Lueckenotte, Ella Berryman, and Ethan Berryman.

Wedding

Boessen and Kempker

Sunday, Nov. 12

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Boessen, Meta, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary this summer with a dinner and trip to Orange Beach, Ala. Michael Boessen and Nanette Kempker were married November 12, 1977, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, St. Thomas. The late Reverend Monsignor Bernard H. Boessen officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Boessen have three children: Bridget Dickneite and her husband Gerard, Westphalia; Tiffanie Irminger and her husband Travis, Jefferson City; and Mitchell Boessen, Jefferson City. They also have seven grandchildren: Hailey Dickneite, Maggie Dickneite, Gracie Dickneite, Sadie Dickneite, Alice Irminger, Anna Irminger, and Henry Irminger.

Engagement

Goth and Tullock

Sunday, Nov. 12

Rob and Julie Goth, Isla Mujeres, Mexico, formerly of Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Goth, St. Louis, to Ryan Tullock, St. Louis, son of Art and Mary Ann Tullock, Pacific. A December 9 wedding is planned at Haue Valley, Pacific.

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Keller and Fesler

Sunday, Nov. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Keller, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary November 4 with a dinner with their children in Kansas City, hosted by their children. They also celebrated in July with an Alaskan Cruise. Jim Keller and Patti Fesler were married Nov. 4, 1977, at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Barry, Ill. Rev. Frank Westoff officiated. They were attended by John Keller, Tampa, Fla.; Julian Rodriguez, Quincy, Ill.; Gary Uhland, Warsaw, Ill.; Jean Ward, West Des Moines, Iowa; Debbie Charvat, Quincy, Ill.; and Eileen Dyall, St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Keller have four children: Jacque Parrack and her husband Brad, Overland Park, Kan.; Nolan Keller and his wife Amanda, Wildwood; Heidi Remmert and her husband Justin, Overland Park, Kan.; and Tori Keller, Columbia. They also have six grandchildren: Tristan Parrack, Mia Parrack, Peter Keller, Harper Keller, Neva Keller, and Charles Remmert.

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Lock and Heckman

Sunday, Nov. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Donald L. Lock, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Yellowstone National Park and other sites on the way. Donald L. Lock and BettyAnn Heckman were married November 11, 1967, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Koeltztown. Rev. Brendan Doyle officiated. They were attended by Pat Lock, Wardsville; Adeline Wallace, deceased; Pat Stuckenschneider, Westphalia; Stan Heckman, Westphalia; Ken Lock, Wardsville; and Melvin Lock, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Lock have one child: Kristie Lock and her husband Jim Woerther, Wentzville. They also have two grandchildren, Alex and Zach; and two step-grandchildren, Jacob and Nathan.

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Bates and Shaw

Sunday, Nov. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bates, Eugene, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Ronald Bates and Virginia Shaw were married November 1, 1967, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Bates have three children: Sha-Tel Espinales, Eldon; Dale Bates and Misty Russell, Jefferson City; and Rick and Ashley Bates, Lohman. They also have five grandchildren: Diego, Vannesa, Darcee, and Varyk Espinales, and Rhys Bates; and four great-grandchildren: Atticus Kempker, and Jace, Silas and Matias Espinales.

Wedding

Hoisington and Clarkson

Sunday, Nov. 5

Hannah Hoisington and Jeffrey Robert Clarkson, both of Leawood, Kan., were married at 5 p.m., April 29, in a double-ring ceremony at Christ Church Anglican, Overland Park, Kan. The bride is the daughter of Scott and Tracy Hoisington, Leawood, Kan. The groom is the son of Randy and Rita Clarkson, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Bride and the Bauer, Kansas City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held April 28 at Fiorella's Jack Stack Barbecue-Freight House, Kansas City. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Blue Valley North High School and a 2011 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Business Management and Business Marketing. She is Senior Reference Manager for Cerner Corporation. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2011 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He is a Police Officer in Gardner, Kan. After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Leawood, Kan.

Wedding

Wilbers and Niekamp

Sunday, Nov. 5

Staci Wilbers and Derick Niekamp, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., September 9, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Father Ignazio Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Lisa Wilbers, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Nicholas and Sheila Niekamp, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. The couple resides in Wardsville.

Wedding

Hartman and Wolters

Sunday, Oct. 29

Lauren Hartman and Jordan Wolters, both of Columbia, were married at 2 p.m., May 13, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Deacon Steve Kliethermes performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Debra Hartman, California. The groom is the son of Rick and Keri Wolters, Holts Summit. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Kempker's Back 40, Westphalia. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 12 at Kempker's Back 40, Westphalia. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City; a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Social Work; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Master of Social Work. She is a School Social Worker in Columbia. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Information Technology. He is a Server Administrator in Columbia. After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Columbia.

Anniversary

Buersmeyer and Holterman

Sunday, Oct. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Buersmeyer, Westphalia, cele-brated their 65th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Westphalia Inn, hosted by family and friends. Harry Buersmeyer and Rita Holterman were married October 25, 1952, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. Rev. Michael Knechdt officiated. They were attended by Clarence Buersmeyer and Angela Ortbals, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Buersmeyer have one child: Diana Gerling and her husband Alan, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren: Jason Gerling and Kristen Berhorst; and four great-grandchildren: Tyler Gerling, Zachary Gerling, Abbie Berhorst, and Avery Berhorst.

Wedding

Gruz and Brockmeyer

Sunday, Oct. 29

Samantha Guz, Austin, Texas, and Landon Brockmeyer, College Station, Texas, were married July 23, in a double-ring ceremony at Woman's Club of San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas. The bride is a daughter of Dr. Evan and Karen Guz, San Antonio, Texas. The groom is the son of Brent and Karen Brockmeyer, Jefferson City. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The honor attendant was Jackie Guz, San Antonio, Texas, sister of the bride. The attendants were Sarah Maddox, Belton, Texas, friend of the bride; Larah Pamplin, San Antonio, Texas, friend of the bride; Maya Williams, Detroit, Mich., friend of the bride; Danielle Rittman, Huntington Woods, Mich., cousin of the bride; and Eleni Mijalis, Shreveport, La., friend of the bride. The best man was Kurt Lofton, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Jared Brockmeyer, Ballwin, brother of the groom; Kellen Brockmeyer, Springfield, brother of the groom; Laith Alkarmi, McKinney, Texas, friend of the groom; Christina Walters, Abilene, Texas, friend of the groom; and Aaron Krueger, Albuquerque, N.M., friend of the groom. The flower girls were Eliza Brockmeyer and Fiona Brockmeyer, daughters of Jared Brockmeyer and Sara Magalli, Ballwin, nieces of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Woman's Club of San Antonio. A rehearsal brunch, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 22 at Magnolia Pancake House, San Antonio, Texas. The bride is a 2011 graduate of North East School of the Arts, San Antonio, Texas; a 2015 graduate of Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, with a Master of Arts in Social Work. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, with a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering. He is pursuing a doctorate in nuclear engineering through Texas A&M at Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Ill. After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple resides in Chicago, Ill.

Engagement

Whitlock and Distler

Sunday, Oct. 29

Stephen and Linda Distler, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Kyle Distler, Jefferson City, to Lauren Whitlock, Marshfield, daughter of Doug and Rhonda Whitlock, Marshfield. A June 23, 2018 wedding is planned at St. Francix Xavier Church, Taos.

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Bexten and Yancey

Sunday, Oct. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bexten, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a Mass and a blessing by Father Medina at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, and a brunch at Veits, hosted by their children. A trip to Hawaii is planned in January. Larry Bexten and Sandra Yancey were married October 28, 1967, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. John Fisher officiated. They were attended by Ralph Bexten, Rich Fountain; Judy (Yancey)Kilburn, Leavenworth, Kan.; Pattie (Fechtel) Parris, Jefferson City; Joe Kilburn, Leavenworth, Kan.; Marilyn (Bexten) Curtit, Jefferson City; and Donna (Yancey) Breuer, Little Rock, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Bexten have two children: Tricha Gaines and her husband Sam, and Shawn Bexten and his wife Christie, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Zach Schmidt, Ashley Lensing, Logan Gaines, Chase Bexten, Dylan Gaines, and Trey Gaines; and two great-grandchildren: Jackson Daniel Lensing and Harlow June Schmidt.

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Smart and Horstdaniel

Sunday, Oct. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Smart, Tebbetts, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary at a later date with a vacation to Panama City Beach, Fla., hosted by their children. Mark Smart and Dianne Horstdaniel were married October 29, 1977, at Tebbetts United Methodist Church, Tebbetts. Rev. Davis officiated. They were attended by Donna Bryant, Effingham, Ill.; Theresa Wendring, Hams Prairie; Kim Langdon, Clinton; Terry Drennan, Jefferson City; Greg Smart, Tebbetts; and John Wendring, Hams Prairie. Mr. and Mrs. Smart have three children: Jennifer Redcay and her husband Nathan, Jefferson City; Shawn Smart and his wife Jennifer, Tebbetts; and Traci Smart-Redcay and her husband Brandon, Holts Summit. They also have five grandchildren: Kaylee Redcay, Nicholas Redcay, Annabelle Smart, Marabel Smart, and Emery Redcay.

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Jury and Kating

Sunday, Oct. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Jury, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary. Richard Jury and Joyce Kating were married October 24, 1987, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Schubert. Reverend Gerald Scheperle officiated.

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Gilpin and Wilson

Sunday, Oct. 29

Rev. and Mrs. Walter Gilpin, Centertown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner at West Ridge Event Center, Centertown. A trip to Alaska was taken during the summer. Rev. Walter Gilpin and Phyllis Wilson were married October 28, 1967, in Jefferson City. Rev. John Rollins officiated. They were attended by Richard Gilpin and Delores Gilpin, both of Holts Summit. Rev. and Mrs. Gilpin have three children: Missy Smith, state of Missouri; Walter Gilpin Jr., state of Florida; and Jenny Ferriman, state of North Carolina. They also have seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Hart and Libbert

Sunday, Oct. 29

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Damon Hart, Eugene, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary October 8-12 with a trip to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Nashville, Tenn., hosted by their daughter. Michael Damon Hart and Patty Sue Libbert were married October 10, 1992, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Eldon. Fr. James O'Sullivan officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Hart have one child, Megan Renae Hart, Eugene.

Wedding

Baum and Miller

Sunday, Oct. 22

Rebekah Michelle Baum, Lee's Summit, and Joseph Lee Miller, Kansas City, were married at 4 p.m., July 16, at the Montgomery, Excelsior Springs. Reverend Mark Kiekhaefer performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Lea Ann Baum-McClain, Lee's Summit. The groom is the son of Karen Miller, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Montgomery, Excelsior Springs. The bride was homeschooled in Lee's Summit and graduated in 2014. She is a Donor Relations Associate with the Kansas City Community Blood Center, and a Barista at Whistle Stop Coffee and Mercantile, Lee's Summit. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Calvary Lutheran High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. He is an Auditor with Sprint, Overland Park, Kan. After a wedding trip to Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple resides in Kansas City.

Wedding

Kramer and Fick

Sunday, Oct. 22

Sarah Kramer, Jefferson City, and Kelly Fick, Columbia, were married at 2 p.m., June 10, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Father I. Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Theresa Kramer, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Kenny and Wilma Fick, Linn. Given in marrage by her father, the bride wore a sleeveless tulle over soft satin fit and flare cage dress with hand-beaded lace appliques, curved Queen Anne neckline, dropped waistline, applique illusion double keyhole back bodice and chapel-length train. The honor attendant was Jessie Kramer, Eugene, sister-in-law of the bride. The attendants were Megan Scheperle, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Audrey Kramer, Ballwin, sister-in-law of the bride; Taylor Fick, Linn, sister of the groom; Kelly Benn, Shelbyville, friend of the bride; Hilary Brondel, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Annie Kampeter, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The best man was Jordan Tobar, Wesphalia, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Matt Kramer, Eugene, brother of the bride; Sam Kramer, Ballwin, brother of the bride; Ryan Clubb, Dallas, Texas, friend of the groom; Jeff Wilson, Grand Junction, Colo., friend of the groom; Erik Darkow, Columbia, friend of the groom; and Nathan Stonner, Valley Park, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Hannah Kramer, daughter of Matt and Jessie Kramer, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Nolan Schneider, son of Chris and Kelly Schneider, godson of the bride. The ushers were Cole Mazurek, Kansas City, friend of the groom, and TJ Schieber, Irving, Texas, friend of the groom. The organist was Tina Fick and the vocalist was Kellie Atkins. The Mass servers were Gabrielle Kampeter and Kylie Bernskoetter. The lectors were John Mark Cooley, friend of the groom, and Carol Gardner, friend of the bride. Offertory was presented by Roger Kramer, godfather of the bride, and Dennis and Joan Fick, godparents of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Loose Creek Civic Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 9 at the Colonel Bolton House in Wardsville. The bride is a graduate of Helias High School and Lincoln University. She is employed with the Social Security Administration. The groom is a graduate of Helias High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a teacher at Helias High School. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Strope and Ortmeyer

Sunday, Oct. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Strope, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a Mass and dinner at Westphalia Knights of Columbus Hall for family and friends. A trip to Alaska was taken in July. Donald Strope and Dorothy Ortmeyer were married October 21, 1967, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Gerald Kaiser officiated. They were attended by Carol (Gerbes) Ousley, Jefferson City; Catherine (Ortmeyer) Engelbrecht, Jefferson City; Claire Ann (Strope) Huhn, Folk; Mary Ellen (Strope) Brunnert, Carthage; Faye (Engelbrecht) Doerhoff, Jefferson City; Debbie (Gerbes) Kirk, Roy, Utah; James Huhn, Folk; Lloyd Ousley, Jefferson City; Larry Lueckenotto, Meta; Roger Braun, Jefferson City; Adam Engelbrecht, deceased; and Leander Strope, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Strope have three children: Scott Strope and his wife Dawn, Jefferson City; Tania Lock and her husband Dennis, Jefferson City; and Travis Strope, deceased. They also have six grandchildren: Hayley Strope, Matthew Strope, Gage Lock, Parker Lock, Cooper Lock, and Callie Lock.

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Luadzers and Baumhoer

Sunday, Oct. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Randy Luadzers, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a weekend in Branson. A family trip will be taken in 2018. Randy Luadzers and Belinda Baumhoer were married October 22, 1977, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Rev. John Condit officiated. They were attended by Janel Baumhoer-Edgell, Jefferson City; Rhonda Grafe-Stegeman, deceased; Carolyn Lage-Baker, Russellville; Chrisie Baumhoer, Jefferson City; John Stegeman, Jefferson City; Dale Baumhoer, Jefferson City; Leroy Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; and Glen Baumhoer, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Luadzers have three children: Jennifer Laudzers-Jaegers and her husband James W. Jaegers II, Little Rock, Ark.; Matthew Luadzers and his wife Kim, Jefferson City; and Kayla Luadzers-Curry and her husband Curtis Curry, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren; Abraham Curry, Mia Luadzers, Vivian Jaegers, Madilyn Luadzers, Sarai Curry, and James William "Will" Jaegers III.

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Sandbothe and Holterman

Sunday, Oct. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sandbothe, Vienna, celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary in Sep-tember with an European river cruise with family and friends. Carl Sandbothe and Phyllis Holterman were married October 23, 1982, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. The late Msgr. Gerold Kaiser officiated.

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Forck and Opel

Sunday, Oct. 22

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph E. Forck, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Celebration at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. A brunch hosted by their children will be held at a later date. Joseph E. Forck and Bonnie Jo Opel were married October 19, 1957, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Father William Forst officiated. They were attended by Elizabeth (Opel) Bethke, Independence; Yvonne (Forck) Wittman, Jefferson City; Richard Heisinger, Jefferson City; and Thomas Riley, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Forck have two children: Cynthia (Cindy) Forck, Slater; and Lynn Forck Stegeman and her husband Lance, Lohman. They also have three grandchildren: Adrianne Stegeman Bellew, Stacia Stegeman Boyum, and Zachary Stegeman; and six great-grandchildren: Joseph Boyum, Sophia Boyum, Cyril Boyum, Cordelia Bellew, Jase Bellew, and Archer Stegeman.

Engagement

Handke and Bax

Sunday, Oct. 15

Taylor Bax, Jefferson City, son of Bruce and Ann Bax, Jefferson City, and Cassidy Handke, Jefferson City, daughter of Brian and Sherri Handke, Lake Ozark, announce their engagement. A November 4 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City.

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Kloeppel and Johannesmeyer

Sunday, Oct. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Kloeppel, Freeburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving and with a family dinner at Claysville Restaurant, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Ronald Kloeppel and Paralee Johannesmeyer were married October 14, 1967, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. Msgr. Bernard Timpe officiated. They were attended by Nancy (Johannesmeyer) Maxwell, Freeburg; Shirley (Kloeppel) Sandbothe, Taos; Marilyn (Borgmeyer) McGehee, Springfield; Kenneth Kloeppel, Orange Port, Fla.; Jeron Sandbothe, Taos; and Stephan Johannesmeyer, Westphalia. Mr. and Mrs. Kloeppel have two children: Sheila (Kloeppel) Bailey and her husband Kirk, Jefferson City; and Eric Kloeppel, Freeburg. They also have five grandchildren: Trevor Bailey, Tyler Bailey, Cody Kloeppel, Molly Kloeppel, and Maci Kloeppel.

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Kemple and Williams

Sunday, Oct. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Kemple, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 13-15 with a family trip and dinner in Omaha, Neb., hosted by their children. Jerry William Kemple and Joyce Elaine James were married October 15, 1967, at First Baptist Church, Camden, Tenn. Rev. Derris Davenport officiated. They were attended by Joe B. Harts-field, deceased; James Atkins, deceased; Mary Ruth Denny, Memphis, Tenn.; Lovella Wheatley, Camden, Tenn.; Diane Dotson, Memphis, Tenn.; and Dale Williams, Union City, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Kemple have two children: Michelle Wilson and her husband John, Kansas City; and Amanda Hebner and her husband Kevin, Omaha, Neb. They also have five grandchildren: Nicolas Wilson, Whitney Wilson, Madison Hebner, Nolan Hebner, and Paige Hebner.

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Verslues and Renkemeyer

Sunday, Oct. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Herb Verslues, Taos, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today with a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos, and a brunch at Veits, hosted by their children. Herb Verslues and Theresa Renkemeyer were married October 12, 1957, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Father Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Butch Temmen, Mary Jane Temmen, Leon Verslues, and Angie Russler, all deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Verslues have nine children: Carla Bruemmer and her husband Bernie, Lisa Heislen and her husband Gary, Lynne Reinkemeyer and her husband Alan, Sam Verslues, Sharon Buschjost and her husband Curt, Gary Verslues and his wife Kathy, Grant Verslues, Lora Boessen and her husband Mark, Chris Verslues (deceased) and his wife Kelly. They also have 20 grandchildren: Brad Bruemmer, Sarah Bruemmer, Katie Bashore, Jennifer Garrison, Ryan Heislen, Nicole Heislen, Karlie Reinkemeyer, James Reinkemeyer, Abbey Verslues, Grace Verslues, Lindsey Buschjost, Justin Buschjost, Alex Buschjost, Brock Buschjost, Thomas Verslues, Hannah Verslues, Emma Boessen, Olivia Boessen, Phillip Boessen, and Christopher Verslues. They also have six great-grandchildren: Owen Bruemmer, Reece Bruemmer, Hayden Garrison, Noah Garrison, Ryker Heislen, and Bexley Heislen.

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Brown and Stratman

Sunday, Oct. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Brown, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a party at Madison's Cafe on October 7 with a blessing by Fr. Kevin Gormley and a Mass blessing October 8, and with a trip to Branson. Kevin Brown and Janet Stratman were married October 15, 1977, at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Sharon (Stratman) Armstrong, Jefferson City; John Linck, O'Fallon; Kathy (Stratman) Gerstner and Dale Gerstner, Jefferson City; Joe Stratman, Jefferson City; Vickie and Chuck Linck, St. Charles; Lynn (Stratman) Gerstner, Jefferson City; Scott Stratman, Ashland; Glen Stratman, Jefferson City; Madelene (Schellmann) Wilson, Memphis, Tenn.; and Debbie (Payne) Mayes, St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Brown have two children: Abbie Bredeman and her husband Blaine, Jefferson City, and Craig Brown and his wife Kelsey, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Kevin Bredeman, Ross Bredeman, Madalynn Bredeman, and Jasper Brown.

Engagement

Boeckman and Koetting

Sunday, Oct. 15

Dennis and Karla Boeckman, Centertown, along with Paul and Sandy Koetting, Mary's Home, announce the engagement of their children, Kelsey Rae Boeckman, Centertown, and Dylan Michael Koetting, Centertown. An October 21 wedding is planned at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Russellville.

Anniversary

Farris and Rademan

Sunday, Oct. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Farris, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass at St. Peters Church, and a dinner hosted by their family. Stanley Farris and Delores Rademan were married October 7, 1967, at St. Martins Catholic Church, St. Martins. Fr. Ken McDonnel officiated. They were attended by Mary Ann (Rademan) Haselhorst, Jefferson City; Martha (Buechter) Borgmeyer, deceased; William Farris, deceased; and George Farris, New Bloomfield. Mr. and Mrs. Farris have four children: Paula Chesnut and her husband Jimmie, Taos; Kenneth Farris and his wife Kelley, Centertown; Richard Farris and his wife Jennifer, Jefferson City; and Kathy Fritz and her husband Will, Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren: Joshua Chesnut, Jacob Chesnut, Casey Farris, Caleb Farris, Cody Farris, Ethan Farris, Dalton Fritz, Kyleigh Fritz, and Kloie Fritz.

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Evers and Kirkweg

Sunday, Oct. 8

Mr. and Mrs. David Evers, Mary's Home, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May with a trip to Hawaii, and on October 7 with a family dinner, hosted by their children. David Evers and Rose Kirkweg were married October 7, 1967, at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Rev. Sean Smyth officiated. They were attended by Benny Bax, Mary's Home; Viola Brauner, Harlingen, Texas; Richard Bax, Florence, Ore.; Rebecca Stegeman, St. Martins; Sylvester Evers, Mary's Home; Ardis Ford, Douglas, Wyo.; Steven Bax, deceased; and Annettee Evers, Mary's Home. Mr. and Mrs. Evers have five children: Davy Evers and his wife Beth, Mary's Home; Tammy Morris and her husband Mark, Henley; Marty Evers and his wife Holly, Mary's Home; Holly Eskew and her husband Charlie, Columbia; and Amanda Evers, Jefferson City. They also have 14 grandchildren: Grant Evers, Rylee Evers, Macie Evers, Kenley Evers, Grace Morris, Garrett Morris, Brianna Evers, Ashton Carter, Aiden Evers, Isaac Evers, Chloe Evers, Mckenzie Evers, Abby Eskew, and Avery Eskew.

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Kesel and Herx

Sunday, Oct. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Michael Kesel, St. Elizabeth, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner in St. Elizabeth, hosted by the family. Michael Kesel and Linda Herx were married October 14, 1967, at St. Martin Catholic Church, St. Martins. Father Kenneth McDonald officiated. They were attended by Ginger Miller, Russellville; Linda Esser, Columbia; Julie Brandt, Jefferson City; Ben Wilbers, deceased; Robert Kesel, St. Elizabeth; and Gregg Roberds, Lexington, S.C. Mr. and Mrs. Kesel have three children: Steven Kesel, St. Peters; Michelle Wilmes and her husband Tyler, Eldon; and Andrew Kesel and his wife Amanda, Kansas City. They also have four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Vossen and Kemna

Sunday, Oct. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Vossen, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception at the Grand Cafe, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Thomas Vossen and Donna Kemna were married September 4, 1967, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Poelker officiated. They were attended by Jean Ann Kemna, Jefferson City; Stephanie Meyer Gaffke, Jefferson City; James Vossen, Jefferson City; Henry Rieke, deceased; Steve Dulle, Jefferson City; and Steve Lampe, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Vossen have two children: Jeff Vossen and his wife Stephanie, Overland Park, Kan., and Jake Vossen and his wife Lynn, Leawood, Kan. They also have four grandchildren: Ben Vossen, Abigail Vossen, Emily Vossen, and Delaney Vossen.

Engagement

Mormann and Dallmeyer

Sunday, Oct. 8

William and Nancy Mormann, Mary's Home, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Mormann, Kansas City, to Alex Dallmeyer, Kansas City, son of Michael and Rita Dallmeyer, Jefferson City. A November 4 wedding is planned at First Christian Church, Jefferson City.

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Feeler and Bax

Sunday, Oct. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Feeler, Vienna, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance. A family Hawaiian cruise will be taken in January 2018. Christopher Feeler and Brenda Bax were married September 26, 1992, at Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. The late Rev. Sylvester Bauer officiated. They were attended by Cindy Luebbering, Taos; Monica Miers, Rolla; Dana Peters, Linn; Stacia Steinman, Argyle; Scott Lekey, Vienna; Keith Feeler, Freeburg; Bryan Steinman, Argyle; Wayne Henderson, Vienna; Laura Mathews, Hannibal; Todd Feeler, Vienna; Jim Sandbothe, Vienna; Kenny Feeler, Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Feeler have three children: Todd Feeler and his wife Rachel, Vienna; Blaine and Brooke Feeler, of the home. They also have one grandchild, Bonnie Feeler.

Engagement

Davis and Bexten

Sunday, Oct. 1

Alexis Davis, Jefferson City, daughter of Eddy and Tina Davis, Jefferson City, and Joey Bexten, Rich Fountain, son of Dave and Patty Bexten, Rich Fountain, and the late Janice Bexten, announce their engagement. An October 14 wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain.

Engagement

Herigon and Vossen

Sunday, Oct. 1

Leon and Lisa Herigon, Eugene, announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Ann Herigon, Eugene, to Nathan Michael Vossen, Jefferson City, son of Ron and Carol Vossen, Jefferson City. An October 21 wedding is planned at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Camdenton.

Anniversary

Tinder and Close

Sunday, Oct. 1

Mr. and Mrs. James Tinder, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary September 8 with a dinner at Canterbury Hill Winery, hosted by their children. James Tinder and Linda Close were married September 8, 1967, at Trinity Methodist Church, Keokuk, Iowa. Rev-erend Cecil Wells officiated. They were attended by Richard Bemis, Warsaw, Ill., and Mary (Close) Patterson, Hamilton, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Tinder have two children: Pamela Hopkins and her husband Daniel, Hartsburg; and Sheri Hoffman and her husband Jay, Jefferson City. They also have four grand-children: Eli, Tanner, Samuel, and Isabella; and one great-grandchild: Lilly.

Wedding

McDonald and Wansing

Sunday, Oct. 1

Kelsey McDonald and Nolan Wansing, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., June 10, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Reverend Jeff Schanbacher performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kevin and Kelly McDonald, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Robert and Darlene Wansing, St. Elizabeth. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 9, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Cole County R-V High School, Eugene, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a BS in Business Administration. She is a Game Accountant with the Missouri Lottery. The groom is a 2008 graduate of St. Elizabeth R-IV High School, St. Elizabeth, and a 2010 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, with an Associates in Computer Programming. He is a Server Support Specialist with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. After a wedding trip to Negril, Jamaica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Luebbert and Tellman

Sunday, Oct. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Luebbert, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Canada. A family reception will be held at a later date. Bill Luebbert and Verna Lee Tellman were married September 30, 1967, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Mon-signor Gerald Kaiser officiated. They were attended by Lynn (Tellman) Luebbering, Jefferson City; Francis Luebbert, deceased; Carole (Tellman) Pilkington, St. Cloud, Fla.; Bill Wisch, deceased; Evelyn (Rackers) Rehagen, Perryville; Wesley Nowicki, Jefferson City; Judy Bromberg, Kansas City; Don Luebbert, deceased; Chelle (Luebbering) Shepard, Jefferson City; and Kevin Wisch, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Luebbert have three children: Amy Wallace and her husband Bob, Kaufman, Texas; Anne Pittman and her husband Doug, Overland Park, Kan.; and Erin Peterson and her husband Ryan, Jacksonville, Fla. They also have four grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Wedding

Sneller and Cregger

Sunday, Oct. 1

Tricia Sneller, Jefferson City, and Jon Cregger, Wardsville, were married at 1:30 p.m., May 13, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Paul and Janice Sneller, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of James and Joyce Cregger, Wardsville. The bride was given in marriage by her father and her son, Andrew Gregg. The honor attendant was Amy Rustemeyer, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Amy Bell, Jefferson City, friend of the bride, and Lisa Buhr, Taos, friend of the groom. The best man was Joe Cregger, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Jim Sneller, Holts Summit, brother of the bride, and Aaron Lock, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Isabella Cregger, daughter of Joe Cregger, Jefferson City, niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Brett Fisher, son of Richard and Chrissy Fisher, Jefferson City, nephew of the bride. The vocalist was Samantha Sneller, Holts Summit, niece of the bride. The lector was Mary Sue Mertens, St. Louis, aunt of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. The bride is a 1992 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 1996 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BA-History degree. She is employed with the State of Missouri. The groom is a 1995 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City. He is employed with Bisges Trucking and is also a self-employed farmer. The couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

LeCuru and Rodeman

Sunday, Oct. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Alan LeCuru, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to Sedona, Ariz. with their family. Alan LeCuru and Phyllis Rodeman were married October 1, 1977, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Rev. Tom Dolan officiated. They were attended by Ruth Braun, Jefferson City; Donna Dickey, Jefferson City; Kate LeCuru, deceased; Rhonda LeCuru, Jefferson City; Lisa Norment, Jefferson City; Warren LeCuru, deceased; Ron Rodeman, Jefferson City; Dan Heet, Jefferson City; Gary Heislen, Jefferson City; and Keith LeCuru, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. LeCuru have two children: Kim LeCuru, Tucson, Ariz.; and Ashley Wenzel and her husband Sean, Houston, Texas.

Anniversary

Morrow and Allsup

Sunday, Sept. 24

Mr. and Mrs. Roland W. Morrow, Eugene, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Roland W. Morrow and Karla A. Allsup were married September 26, 1992, at Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Eugene. Bill Cox officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Morrow have three children: Derek Morrow, Morton, Ill.; Regan Morrow, Eugene; and Kassandra Morrow, Henley.

Anniversary

Baumhoer and Struttman

Sunday, Sept. 24

Mr. and Mrs. Martin Baumhoer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary September 9 with an anniversary blessing at St. Francis Xavier Church, Jefferson City, followed by a reception at the Elks Lodge, Jefferson City, hosted by their children. Martin Baumhoer and Marlene Struttman were married September 7, 1957, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Bernard Mers officiated. They were attended by Rita (Backes) Bonnet, Jefferson City; Theresa (Woehr) Rehagen, Westphalia; Norman Baumhoer, deceased; and Herman Junior Massman, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Baumhoer have five children: Belinda Luadzers and her husband Randy, Dale Baumhoer and his wife Suzanne, Janel Edgel and her husband Ralph, Glen Baumhoer and his wife Kim, and Chrisie Baumhoer, all of Jefferson City. They also have 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and expecting an additional three great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Morrow and Cardwell

Sunday, Sept. 24

Roland and Karla Morrow, Eugene, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kassie Morrow, Eugene, to Kyle Cardwell, Henley, son of Allan and Sharon Cardwell, and Bob and Lorri Taggart, all of Jefferson City. An October 28 wedding is planned at Busch Lake, Eugene.

Engagement

Bangert and Henson

Sunday, Sept. 17

Gary and Judy Bangert, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Elizabeth Bangert, Lee's Summit, to Christopher Michael Henson, Kansas City, son of E.W. and Zandra Henson, Fulton. A September 30 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a graduate of Jefferson City High School and Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is an Engagement Leader and Senior Team Lead at Cerner, Kansas City. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Fulton High School and Park University with a Bachelor of Science in Management/Computer Information Systems. He is a System Architect at Cerner, Kansas City.

Anniversary

Budnik and Kampeter

Sunday, Sept. 17

Mr. and Mrs. Leeroy Budnik, St. Thomas, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an Annivesary Mass of Thanksgiving and a family trip to Florida. Leeroy Budnik and Mary Jane Kampeter were married September 16, 1967, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Koeltztown. Rev. Brandon Doyle officiated. They were attended by Geraldine Kampeter, Koeltztown; Richard and Betty (Schell) Kampeter, Wardsville; Alberta (Budnik) Talken, Raymore; Barbara Jean (Budnik) Talken, Auxvasse; Denise (Kremer) Voss, Wentzville; Joseph Budnik, Morrison; Ronald Budnik, Morrison; Leslie Budnik, Linn; and Tom Kampeter, Wardsville. Mr. and Mrs. Budnik have two children: Michelle Budnik, St. Thomas, and Sheri Wieberg and her husband Mike, St. Thomas. They also have two grandchildren: Brianna and Jarrett Wieberg.

Wedding

Haney and Adrian

Sunday, Sept. 17

Kelly Beth Haney and Joshua Alan Adrian, both of Mary's Home, were married at 12 p.m., May 20, at Our Lady of Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Father Greg Oligschlaeger and Deacon Steve Schwartze performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Debby Hoelscher, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Greg and Christy Adrian, Henley. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white, strapless, beaded gown with a train and carried a bouquet of white and pink flowers accompanied by a rosary. The honor attendants were Saylor Haney and Jordyn Haney, Mary's Home, daughters of the bride. The attendants were Michelle Sherry, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Susan Boessen, St. Thomas, friend of the bride. They wore short, navy dresses of their choice. The best man was Travis Adrian, Mary's Home, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Shawn Boessen, Eugene, cousin of the groom; Shanin Boessen, Mary's Home, cousin of the groom; and Sheldon Boessen, Mary's Home, cousin of the groom. The ushers were Ethan Adrian, Mary's Home, cousin and godson of the groom, and Jacob Adrian, Henley, cousin of the groom. The organist was Teresa Bax, Henley, friend of the couple. The vocalists were Deb Kempker, Henley, friend of the couple, and Emily Short, Eugene, friend of the couple. The Mass servers were Mallory Adrian, Henley, and Macy Adrian, Mary's Home. The lector was Jennifer Kopec, Wardsville, cousin of the bride. Offertory was presented by Kelley Berendzen, Mary's Home, aunt/godmother of the groom, and Paul Adrian, Mary's Home, uncle/godfather of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Our Lady of Snows Gym. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 18 at Our Lady of Snows Cafeteria. The bride is a 1996 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2000 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Elementary Education; and a 2004 graduate of William Woods University, Jefferson City, with a Masters of Curriculum and Development. She is a sixth grade teacher at Cole R-V/Eugene. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Cole R-V/Eugene High School, Eugene. He is a plumber/pipefitter with Local #562 with Harold G. Butzer, Inc. After a wedding trip to Tennessee, the couple resides in Mary's Home.

Anniversary

Richter and Van Stratten

Sunday, Sept. 17

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Richter, Wardsville, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner hosted by the family. Marvin Richter and LaVena Van Stratten were married September 28, 1957, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Reverend Leo Holdener officiated. They were attended by Margaret Richter, deceased; David Richter, deceased; Regina Richter, Wardsville; Don Richter, deceased; Sharon Crawford; Bob Kendrick, Prairie Home; Peggy Luebbert, Wardsville; and Albert Kendrick, California. Mr. and Mrs. Richter have three children: Dennis Richter, Jefferson City; Karen Wilde and her husband Andrew, Wardsville; and Doug Richter, Wardsville. They also have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Pierce and Miller

Sunday, Sept. 17

Mr. and Mrs. Bob L. Pierce, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary. Bob L. Pierce and JoAnn Miller were married September 14, 1951, in Albany. Mr. and Mrs. Pierce have two children: Randy Pierce and his wife Kathy, Jefferson City; and Vicki Mote and her husband Sherrill, Iberia. They also have three grandchildren: Gabe Pierce, Josiah Mote, and Isaac Mote; and three great-grandchildren: Logan Pierce, Maggie Mote, and Crosby Mote.

Wedding

Seyer and Sebastian

Sunday, Sept. 17

Mackenzie Seyer and Jereme Sebastian, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., May 13, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Reverend Russ Bowder performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ken and Debbie Seyer, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Brian and Sandy Sebastian, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Martin's Knights of Columbus Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 12 at the Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse at North Kansas City Hospital. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2015 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology; and a projected 2019 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City. After a wedding trip to Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, the couple resides in Kansas City.

Engagement

Siebert and Orr

Sunday, Sept. 17

Kassie Siebert announces the engagement of her daughter, Kaitlynn Siebert, also the daughter of the late Brad Siebert, to Joe Orr, son of Wade and Laurie Orr, all of Jefferson City. A September 30 wedding is planned at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Russellville.

Anniversary

Henke and Grothoff

Sunday, Sept. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Henke, Taos, are celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary today with an open house at St. Francis Xavier School, Taos, hosted by their children. Fred Henke and Mary Jane Grothoff were married September 1, 1952, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Rev. Bernard Mers officiated. They were attended by Henrietta Grothoff Kroll, deceased; Alberta Henke Ratliff, deceased; Jim Forck, deceased; Wilfred Grothoff, Wardsville; and Mike Forck, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Henke have 12 children: Dan (Diane) Henke, Patty (Tom) LeComte, Tom (Kathy) Henke, Greg (Laura) Henke, Keith (MaryJo) Henke, Joann (Howard) Pointer, Kevin Henke, Valerie (Wes) Lang; and Jim, Jane and MaryAnn Henke, all deceased. They also have 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Stieferman and McElwaine

Sunday, Sept. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Vince Stieferman, Taos, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Vince Stieferman and Kathy McElwaine were married September 10, 1977, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Richard Frank officiated. They were attended by Cindy Kraus, Wardsville; Lisa Jackson, Jefferson City; Carolyn Schramm, Jefferson City; Kathy Carter, Jefferson City; Dennis Stieferman, Jefferson City; Rick Prenger; Gary Carter, Jefferson City; and David Carter, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Stieferman have two children: Laura Allen and her husband Jason, Wardsville; and Rachel Schulte and her husband Brian, St. Thomas. They also have six grandchildren: Morgan Allen, Avery Allen, Taylor Allen, Olivia Allen, Kaylee Schulte, and Cassandra Schulte.

Engagement

Kirchner and Sheehan

Sunday, Sept. 10

John and Barbara Sheehan, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Ted Sheehan, Jefferson City, to Ceara Kirchner, Donnellson, Iowa, daughter of Allison Kirchner, Donnellson, Iowa. A September 30 wedding is planned in Donnellson, Iowa.

Anniversary

Elliott and Fischer

Sunday, Sept. 10

Mr. and Mrs. Garrett Elliott, Lohman, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in October with a trip to Western National Monuments. Garrett Elliott and Carol Fischer were married September 10, 1967, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Lohman. Rev. Anton Eggerling officiated. They were attended by Sharon (Pistel) Bubach, deceased; Jeannetta Elliott, New Bloomfield; Cynthia (Fitzgerald) Krapff, Boise, Idaho; Leonard Moffett; Marvin Bubach, Lohman; and Harold Strobel, Havelock, N.C. Mr. and Mrs. Elliott have one child: Michael Elliott, Columbia.

Wedding

Humphreys and Andersen

Sunday, Sept. 3

Tara Humphreys, Ulman, and Dodge Andersen, Versailles, were married at 5 p.m., June 3, at The Legacy Barn, Barnett. Rev. Barry Grider performed the double-ring ceremony. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Legacy Barn, Barnett. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Versailles.

Wedding

Gillmore and Dixon

Sunday, Sept. 3

Alyssa (Aly) Kristin Gillmore, Taos, and Andrew (Drew) B. Dixon, Memphis, Texas, were married at 5:20 p.m., May 20, at Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Camp Pin Oak, Kaiser. Don Fankhauser performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter Ed and Sheryl Gillmore, Taos. The groom is the son of Chanla Dixon, Memphis, Texas, and Jody Dixon, Amarillo, Texas. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a lace over matte-side satin wedding gown with a cathedral train, sweetheart neckline, keyhole back and crystal buttons. She completed her ensemble with a cathedral-length veil. She carried a brooch bouquet handmade by the bride's mother from heirloom brooches from the bride's great-grandmother and grandmother, and the groom's grandmother. The honor attendant was Emilee Starnes, Lebanon, friend of the bride. The attendants were Breylee Evers, Taos, sister of the bride; Savannah Hoff, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Megan Dixon, Amarillo, Texas, sister of the groom; Jade Weiberg, Taos, friend of the bride; and Julia Salter, Villa Ridge, friend of the bride. They wore marine colored, short, one-shoulder, corded lace bodice dresses with a ribbon belt at the waist. The best man was Aaron Campbell, Houston, Texas, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Jordan McKinney, Grapevine, Texas, friend of the groom; Freddy Vargus, Lamesa, Texas, friend of the groom; Shane Gillmore, Taos, brother of the bride; Colt Molloy, Canyon, Texas, friend of the groom; and Cody Evers, Taos, brother-in-law of the bride. The flower girls were Zilphia and Charliegh Evers, daughters of Cody and Breylee Evers, Taos, nieces of the bride. The ring bearer was Issac Saenz, son of Ronel and Heather Saenz, Canadian, Texas, cousin of the groom. The vocalists were Shea Pearson and Hayden Fankhauser, both of Jefferson City, friends of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Camp Pin Oak Lodge, Kaiser. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 19 at Camp Pin Oak Lodge, Kaiser. The bride is a 2013 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2017 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a degree in Elementary Education. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Memphis High School, Memphis, Texas, and a 2011 graduate of South Plains College, Levelland, Texas, with a Residential and Commercial HVAC degree. The couple took a wedding trip to Blue Ridge Mountains, Blue Ridge, Georgia.

Anniversary

Markway and Rothove

Sunday, Sept. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Everett Markway, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May with a family trip to Disney World. They are also celebrating today with a family luncheon at Canterbury Hill Winery, hosted by their children. Everett Markway and Marla Rothove were married September 2, 1967, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Donald Wallace officiated. They were attended by Linda (Rothove) Lombard, Jefferson City; Colleen (Whitaker) Cremer, Montgomery, Texas; Marilyn (Fick) Markway, Urbandale, Iowa; Ronald Markway, Urbandale, Iowa; Carl Rothove, Jefferson City; Steve Schlueter, deceased; Gary Schnieders, Jefferson City; and Tom Jenkins, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Markway have two children: Laura (Markway) Porting and her husband Kyle, Jefferson City; and Greg Markway, Baldwin City, Kan. They also have four grandchildren: Jacob Porting, Caleb Porting, Jillian Markway, and Jacklyn Markway.

Anniversary

Nichols and Parker

Sunday, Sept. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Nichols, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Jefferson City, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Scotland. Nick Nichols and Suzie Parker were married September 2, 1967, at Calvary Episcopal Church, Columbia. Rev. Bruce Cooke officiated.

Wedding

Kempen and Wehmeyer

Sunday, Sept. 3

Emilie Kempen, Arnold, and Craig Wehmeyer, Holts Summit, were married at 2 p.m., July 1, at the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus, Concordia Seminary St. Louis, Clayton. Rev. Ron Roma performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ken Kempen Jr. and Karen Kempen, Arnold. The groom is the son of Allen Wehmeyer and Lisa Wehmeyer, Holts Summit. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory lace over ivory satin, strapless wedding gown with hand-sewn embellishments and scalloped lace train. She completed her ensemble with a cathedral-length veil and carried a bouquet of hydrangeas, blush peonies, and ivory roses. The honor attendants were Mollie Kempen and Gracie Kempen, both of Arnold, sisters of the bride. The attendants were Kara Wehmeyer, Holts Summit, sister of the groom; Natalie Bailey, Wake Forest, N.C., cousin of the bride; Katie Phillips, O'Fallon, cousin of the bride; Kayla Lohman, Aiea, Hawaii, friend of the bride; Linnea Heimsoth and Rena Heimsoth, both of Sedalia, friends of the bride; and Mollie Crader, Columbia, friend of the bride. They wore floor-length royal blue gowns. The best man was Jason Bangert, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Jon Wehmeyer, Holts Summit, uncle of the groom; Lance Sommerer, Honey Creek, friend of the groom; Chance Sommerer, Honey Creek, friend of the groom; Kevin Wehmeyer, Tomball, Texas, cousin of the groom; Jared Townley, St. Louis, friend of the groom; and Michael Wilshusen, St. Louis, friend of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Clayton Plaza Hotel. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 30 at Urban Chestnut Brewery. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Lutheran High School South, St. Louis, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, with a BSN - Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse at Mercy Hospital, St. Louis. The groom is a 2012 high school graduate and a 2016 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with an Agricultural Science degree. He is a student at Concordia Seminary studying Masters of Divinity. After a wedding trip to Maui, Hawaii, the couple resides in St. Louis.

Engagement

Hubble and Backes

Sunday, Sept. 3

Steve and Lauren Hubble, Jefferson City, along with Kenny and Sherry Backes, Frankenstein, announce the engagement of their children, Miranda Hubble, Jefferson City, and Brian Backes, Frankenstein. A September 23 wedding is planned at Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church, Frankenstein. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2016 graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology; and is currently a graduate student at Stephens College, Columbia, studying a dual emphasis of Marriage and Family Therapy and Licensed Professional Counseling with an expected graduation date of May 2019. She is employed with Capital Region Physicians - Center for Mental Wellness. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2012 graduate of State Technical College of MO with an Associate degree in Electrical Distribution Systems. He is a Lineman with Three Rivers Electric Co-op. The couple is registered at Wal-Mart and Target.

Engagement

Neely and Haller

Sunday, Sept. 3

Nathan and Donna Neely, Centertown, along with Greg and Kim Haller, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Neely and Michael Haller, both of Jefferson City. An October 7 wedding is planned in Westphalia.

Wedding

Marshall and Glass

Sunday, Sept. 3

Brooke Alison Marshall and Phillip Milton Glass, both of St. Peters, were married at 2 p.m., October 29, 2016, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father James Gahan performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Shirley Geiser, Jefferson City; David Marshall, Lee's Summit; and the late Jackie Marshall. The groom is the son of Keith and Cheryl Glass, St. Charles. Given in marriage by David Marshall, the bride wore a fit-and-flare lace and embellished tulle gown with a golden underlay, beading, scalloped v-neck, plunging back and crystal buttons. She completed her ensemble with a chapel-length veil edged with matching lace embellishments. She carried a bouquet of teal, purple, gold and silver antique brooches surrounded by royal purple ribbon. The honor attendant was Kinga Kiss-Johnson, Alexandria, Va., friend of the bride. The attendants were Elizabeth Suh, Springfield, friend of the bride; Lynne Schenk, Saddlebrook, friend of the bride; and Ashlei Woelk, Springfield; friend of the bride. They wore floor-length, V-neck, chiffon gowns in teal with cascading ruffles and a satin belt. The best man was Keith Glass Jr., Valley Park, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Tim Kuehnle, Topeka, Kan., friend of the groom; Charles Kreienheder, St. Charles, friend of the groom; and Josh Umfleet, Milwaukee, Wis., brother-in-law of the groom. The flower girl was Mikayla Chick, daughter of Mike and Suzy Chick, Raymore, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Michael Glass, son of Keith and Katy Glass, Valley Park, nephew of the groom. The candlelighter was Laura Umfleet, Milwaukee, Wis., sister of the groom. The ushers were Mike Chick, Raymore, brother of the bride, and Matt Chick, Jefferson City, brother of the bride. The organist was Lisa Fender, Jefferson City. The vocalist was Amy Pringer, Jefferson City, along with Harmonia Strings, Jefferson City. The lectors were Shirley Geiser, Jefferson City, mother of the bride, and Cheryl Glass, St. Charles, mother of the groom. Offertory was presented by Kinga Kiss-Johnson, Alexandria, Va., friend of the bride, and Keith Glass Jr., Valley Park, brother of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Doubletree Inn by Hilton, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 28, 2016, at Ria's Restaurant and Lounge, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2000 graduate of California High School, California, and a 2005 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with an International Business degree. She is a Quality Control Analyst for Scottrade Bank. The groom is a 1999 graduate of Duchesne High School, St. Charles, and a 2004 graduate of University of Missouri-Science and Technology, Rolla, with degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He is a Software Engineer for Boeing. After a wedding trip to Moorea, French Polynesia, the couple resides in St. Peters.

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Martin and Gillilan

Sunday, Sept. 3

Mr. and Mrs. Larry J. Martin, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 12 with a dinner at Canterbury Hill Winery, hosted by the couple and family. Larry J. Martin and Sue Gillilan were married August 12, 1967, at Shaw Ave. Methodist Church, St. Louis. Rev. Donald Rooks officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Martin have two children: Jeffrey Scott Martin and his wife Cathy, Jefferson City; and Jennifer Ford and her husband Travis, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Evan, Aidan, Elise, Bryan, and Jocelyn.

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Edwards and Markway

Sunday, Aug. 27

Melanie Edwards and Cole Markway, both of Jefferson City, were married at 3 p.m., August 19, at First Christian Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Beau Underwood performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenny and Chris Edwards, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Bob and Cheryl Markway, Jefferson City. The bride was given in marriage by her parents. The honor attendant was Brittany Edwards, sister of the bride. The attendants were Sarah Cain and Andrea Dehn, both friends of the bride. The best man was Josh Markway, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Andy Cain and Jared Dehn, both friends of the groom. The miniature bride was Hayden Isabella, daughter of the couple. The flower girls were Bailey, daughter of the couple, and Khaleesi, niece of the couple. The ring bearers wree Braxton and Lincoln, nephews of the couple. The ushers were Grace and Emma, sisters of the bride. The vocalist was Ryan Becker, cousin of the groom.

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Bremer and Lehmen

Sunday, Aug. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bremer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 13 with a dinner and dance, hosted by their family. Louis Bremer and Delores Lehmen were married August 19, 1967 at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain. Rev. Robert Arnold officiated. They were attended by Carol (Bremer) Hunt, Oak Grove; RoseAnn (Linnenbrink) Scheulen, Rich Fountain; Jeanie (Lehmen) Bax, St. Anthony; Jerry Lehmen, Rich Fountain; Donald Bremer, Mesa, Ariz.; and Ronnie Lehmen, Perry. Mr. and Mrs. Bremer have three children: Jamie Bremer and his wife Lori, Tebbetts; Steve Bremer and his wife Joyce, Jefferson City; and Shari (Bremer) Farley and her husband Billy, Middlebrook. They also have three grandchildren: Brandon Bremer, Levi Bremer and Mya Bremer.

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Sonnenberg and Kletke

Sunday, Aug. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sonnenberg, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July with a family get-together at Big Cedar Lodge in Branson. Gary Sonnenberg and Janice Kletke were married August 27, 1967 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alva, Okla. Rev. Herman Baumann officiated. They were attended by: Judy (Kirmse) Yordi, Edwards, Col.; Jerry Rohmann, deceased; Barb (Bruns) Larks, The Villages, Fla.; Jane Emanuel, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Karen Kletke, The Villages, Fla.; David Sonnenberg, Westchester, Penn.; Charles Sonnenberg, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; Darrel Kletke, Stillwater, Okla.; Phil Kletke, Chicago, Ill.; and Jack Cavanaugh, Swathmore, Penn. Mr. and Mrs. Sonnenberg have two children: Martin Sonnenberg and his wife Paige, Valparaiso, Ind.; and Doug Sonnenberg and his wife Jenn, Columbia. They also have three grandchildren: Nolan Sonnenberg, Hayden Sonnenberg and Lainey Sonnenberg.

Engagement

Nilges and Vinson

Sunday, Aug. 20

Mr. and Mrs. James Rice, along with Mr. and Mrs. John Vinson, all of Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Kayla Elizabeth Nilges and James Jeffrey Vinson, both of Englewood, Colo. A wedding is planned for September 23, 2017 in New Bloomfield.

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Shimmens and McIntyre

Sunday, Aug. 20

Mr. and Mrs. John Shimmens, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 15 with a family reunion and dinner at Buzz's Lakeside Inn, Whitehall, Michigan, hosted by their children and grandchildren. John Paul Shimmens and Elaine McIntyre were married August 10, 1957 at St. John's Catholic Church, Ypsalanti, Michigan. Father John Helner officiated. They were attended by: Jean Harrington, Hillsdale, Michigan; Arlene Thomas, Niles, Michigan; Rose Vallier, Saginaw, Michigan; Donald McIntyre, Southfield, Michigan; Samuel Edwards, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Terry Brennan, Newberry, Michigan. Mr. and Mrs. Shimmens have four children: Diane Wildhaber and her husband Kenny, Jefferson City; Stephen Shimmens and his wife Barb, Jefferson City; Thomas Shimmens and his wife Rhonda, Jefferson City; and Michael Shimmens and his wife Mary Ellen, Jefferson City. They also have eight grandchildren: Kristin Huenink, Jennifer McBaine, Kyle Shimmens, Brandi Rackers, Adam Shimmens, Bradley Shimmens, Jay Shimmens and Maura Shimmens. They also have 8 great-grandchildren: Natalie Huenink, Gwendalyn Huenink, Jack Shimmens, Macie McBaine, Janie Shimmens, Genevieve Rackers, Henley Shimmens and Mollie McBaine.

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Lage and Schrimpf

Sunday, Aug. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lage, Jefferson City, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in July with a trip to Maui, Hawaii. Mike Lage and Judy Schrimpf were married August 22, 1992, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Brendon Doyle and Fr. Greg Meystrik officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Lage have three children: Amber Lage, Dalton Lage, and Rylee Lage, all of Jefferson City.

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Sandbothe and Kloeppel

Sunday, Aug. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Jeron Sandbothe, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 5 with an open house and luncheon/reception at the home of Rob and Michele Fritchey, Henley, hosted by Rob and Michele Fritchey, Greg and Kim Sandbothe, and Jennifer Schulte. A family trip to Tennesse is planned for 2018. Jeron Sandbothe and Shirley Kloeppel were married August 5, 1967, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Koeltztown. Rev. Iggy Beran, Pastor, and Rev. Frank Loudenslager officiated. They were attended by Marilyn (Kloeppel) Kempker, Jefferson City; Linda (Kloeppel) Forck, deceased; Patty (Buhs) Lock, Jefferson City; Karen (Kloeppel) Engle, Eldon; Robin (Allen) Marston, Rolla; David Sandbothe, Jefferson City; Kenneth Kloeppel, Port Orange, Fla.; Thomas Kloeppel, Jefferson City; and Bill Wilde, Maryland Heights. Mr. and Mrs. Sandbothe have three children: Michele (Sandbothe) Fritchey and her husband Rob Fritchey, Henley; Greg Sandbothe and his wife Kim (Gratz) Sandbothe, Jefferson City; and Jennifer (Sandbothe) Schulte, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Kristin (Fritchey) Ridenhour, Dalton Fritchey, Cole Sandbothe, and Kaitlyn Sandbothe.

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Lock and Wieberg

Sunday, Aug. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Urban Lock, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary today with a dinner with their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren at Nick's Restaurant, hosted by their children. Urban Lock and Marilyn Wieberg were married August 11, 1962, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle.

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Rampy and Tate

Sunday, Aug. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Allen Rampy, Jefferson City, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary August 10 with family at the Lake of the Ozarks at the Rampy Family Reunion, hosted by their children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Richard Allen Rampy and Juanita Margaret Tate were married August 10, 1952, at United Methodist Church, Brunswick. Rev. Herbert R. Tate officiated. They were attended by Frances Norman, Billy D. Davis, Gloria McCloskey Rogers, and Joann Breese McFarland. Mr. and Mrs. Rampy have four children: Sherry and Gart Pollard, and Susan and Steve Stegeman, all of Jefferson City; Steve and Tracy Rampy, Pittsburg, Kan.; and Scott and Jo Rampy, Bentonville, Ark. They also have eight grandchildren: Joshua Pollard; Christina Grotewiel; Alexandra Bornkessel; Jessica Monda; Zach and Luke Rampy; and Scott and Seth Stegeman; and five great-grandchildren: Kylie, Morgan and Jaxon Grotewiel; Micah Monda; and Scott Bornkessel.

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Stuhlman and Ravenscraft

Sunday, Aug. 13

Mr. and Mrs. H. Lynn Stuhlman, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary August 11 with a dinner at home, hosted by their children. H. Lynn Stuhlman and Karen Ravenscraft were married August 11, 1957, at Zion Lutheran Church, Palmyra. Rev. A.J. Becker officiated. They were attended by Ralph Stuhlman, deceased; Marilyn Feaster; Judy (Durham) Hampton Crocker; Alice Hillman, deceased; Wanda (Erwin) Lindstorm; Dan Hampton; David Ravenscraft, deceased; and Roger Feaster, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Stuhlman have three children: Anne Stuhlman, Bristol, Conn.; Theodore Stuhlman and his wife Tracy, Summerville, S.C.; and Lynda Kammeier and her husband Luke, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Saura Stuhlman, Theodore Stuhlman Jr., Robbie Stuhlman, Samantha Frohn, and Emma Kammeier; one step-grandchild: Logan Kammeier; and one great-grandchild: Cheryl Sullivan.

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Polowy and Wyss

Sunday, Aug. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Greg W. Polowy, Wardsville, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary July 19 - August 1 with an Alaskan cruise. Greg W. Polowy and Mary Ann Wyss were married August 1, 1987, at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. Rev. John Kerr officiated. They were attended by Noel Bisges, Jefferson City, and Nancy Jackson, Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Polowy have three children: Matthew Polowy, Jefferson City; Mary Jo Polowy, Jefferson City, and Lee Ann Po-lowy, Springfield.

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LeCuru and Thomas

Sunday, Aug. 13

Lindsey LeCuru and Seth Thomas, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., May 20, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Father Mike Coleman performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Eric and Bonnie LeCuru, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Kent and Sherri Thomas, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace and satin gown adorned with a crystal beaded bodice and scalloped neckline, tulle layered skirt, button back closure, and chapel train. She carried a bouquet of blush pink, coral and ivory roses and carnations, eucalyptus and baby's breath, with her grandmother's broach attached. The honor attendant was Shelby LeCuru, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Kristin Eiken, Maryville, friend of the couple; Shelby Harrison, Ashland, friend of the couple; Jill Bernskoetter, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Amanda Schwartze, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Caroline Sight, Ashland, friend of the couple; Emma Booth, Raytown, friend of the couple; and Megan Seales, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. They wore knee-length blush pink dresses. The best man was Caleb Thomas, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Matt Helle, Kansas City, friend of the couple; Logan Decker, Kansas City, friend of the couple; Phil Davis, Kansas City, friend of the couple; Jeff Hinshaw, Rolla, friend of the couple; Jake Beeson, St. Charles, friend of the couple; Adam Otto, St. Louis, friend of the couple; and Dontré Jenkins, New Madrid, friend of the couple. The miniature bride was Sarah Kimbell, daughter of Matt and Jessi Kimbell, Blue Springs, cousin of the groom. The miniature groom was Camden Denny, son of Kurt and Dara Denny, Taos, cousin of the bride. The flower girl was Morgan Elliott, daughter of Kyle and Amy Elliott, Kansas City, cousin of the groom. The ring bearers were Jacob and Eli Lopez, sons of Joe and Lori Lopez, Jefferson City, cousins of the bride; and Simon and Jude Elliott, sons of Clint and Andrea Elliott, Liberty, cousins of the groom. The candlelighters were Kaylie LeCuru, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; and Taylor Strope, Taos, cousin of the bride. The ushers were Zach LeCuru, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Colby LeCuru, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; and Jacob Munson, Higginsville, cousin of the groom. The organist was Scott Sellner, Jefferson City, and the vocalist was Connie Andrews, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The lectors were Lori Lopez, Jefferson City, godmother of the bride, and Clint Elliott, Liberty, uncle of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Kent and Sherri Elliott, was held May 19 at the Wardsville Lions Club. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Sports Management. She is a Project Specialist at Mid-MO Samaritan Center. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Cuba High School, Cuba, and a 2014 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education/Health K-12. He is head men's basketball coach at Jamestown High School, junior high boys and girls basketball coach at Jamestown, K-12 PE/Health and Weight Training teacher at Jamestown. After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Wilbers and Niekamp

Sunday, Aug. 13

Brian and Lisa Wilbers announce the engagement of their daughter, Staci Wilbers, to Derick Niekamp, son of Nicholas and Sheila Niekamp, all of Jefferson City. A September 9 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.

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Schaefer and Hartwig

Sunday, Aug. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schaefer, Frankenstein, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner at Oscar's Classic Diner, hosted by their children. Robert Schaefer and Esther Hartwig were married August 3, 1957, in Hernando, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer have three children: Mary Zeilman and her husband Gary, Frankenstein; Julie Martin, Jefferson City; and Paul Schaefer and his wife Rona, Linn Creek. They also have five grandchildren: Hannah Martin, Sarah Martin, Sam Martin, Amelia Schaefer, and Sophia Schaefer.

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Edwards and Conrad

Sunday, Aug. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Edwards, Russellville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family barbecue at their cabin at Lake of the Ozarks at a later date. Jack Edwards and Sharon Conrad were married August 5, 1967, at Centertown Baptist Church, Centertown. Rev. Richard Clark officiated. They were attended by Kathy (Conrad) Allen, California, and Dale Edwards, Russellville. Mr. and Mrs. Edwards have two children: Rodney Edwards and his wife Amy, Russellville, and Travis Edwards, Jefferson City. They also have three grandchildren: Macie Edwards, Courtney Edwards, and Justice Miller.

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Bates and Powell

Sunday, Aug. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Bates, Columbia, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 6 with a family dinner. Lynn Bates and Marie Powell were married July 6, 1952, at Wilkes Boulevard Methodist Church, Columbia. Rev. Fred Hanes officiated. They were attended by Marjorie Clutch, Moberly, and Benny Baumgartner, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bates have three children: Steve Bates and his wife Mona, Springfield; Bill Bates and his wife Belinda, Jefferson City; and Barbara Jolliff and her husband Bruce, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Mertens and Epple

Sunday, Aug. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mertens, Taos, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, followed by a family dinner, hosted by their family. Donald Mertens and Renilda Epple were married August 3, 1957, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late John Buchanan officiated. They were attended by JoAnn (Poetker) Borgmeyer, St. Charles; Marie (Finke) Kliendienst, Jefferson City; Mary Ann (Schulte) Dunn, Springfield; Mary (Mertens) Jenkins, Boonville; Bernard Mertens, Columbia; James Dunn, Springfield; Larry Schrimpf, Wardsville, and the late Orval Epple. Mr. and Mrs. Mertens have four children: Donna Linnenbrink and her husband Rick, Taos; Doug Mertens and his wife Marcey, Columbia; Diane Wehrle and her husband Mike, Jefferson City; and Denise Conner and her husband Herb, Taos. They also have eight grandchildren: Chloe (Wehrle) Herbst, Morgan Conner, Zachary Mertens, Ben Conner, Presley Wehrle, Elizabeth Conner, Keegan Wehrle, and Emily Mertens. Their first great-grandchild is expected in late August.

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Matheis and Cantwell

Sunday, Aug. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Charles V. Matheis celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 30 with a family dinner at Steve's Restaurant. Charles V. Matheis and Loretta J. Cantwell were married July 27, 1957, in Miller County. The late Rev. Selby Graham officiated. They were attended by the late Wayne Matheis and Dorothy Matheis, California. Mr. and Mrs. Matheis have two children: Steve Matheis and his wife Cindy, and Neal Matheis and his wife Karen, all of Russellville. They also have five grandchildren: Darah Matheis, Quintin Matheis, Macy Matheis, Mackenzie Matheis, and Sam Matheis; and two great-grandchildren: Addison and Zoey.

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Starke and Glunt

Sunday, Aug. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Starke, Holts Summit, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. A trip is planned for a later date. Robert L. Starke and Lawana R. Glunt were married August 6, 1977, at Our Lady of Help, Frankenstein. Father Patrick McMyler officiated. They were attended by Carol Backes and Donnie Starke. Mr. and Mrs. Starke have three children: Stacy and Joe Grothoff, Jefferson City; Rob and Kelly Starke, Holts Summit; and Ashley and Brandon Wilde, St. Elizabeth. They also have six grandchildren: Dakota Grothoff, Timothy Starke, Taylor Starke, Kattie Starke, Elizabeth Starke, and Riley Wilde.

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Safley and Carpenter

Sunday, July 30

Mr. and Mrs. Max Safley, California, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 16 with a reception luncheon at the Event Center, California, hosted by their children. Max Safley and Kaye Carpenter were married July 16, 1967, at Church of Christ, Hardy, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Safley have three children: Robert Boyd Safley and his wife Amy, Nixa; John Bennet Safley and his wife Nicole, Ashland; and Susannah Gail Safley, California. They also have 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Van Loo and Ortmeyer

Sunday, July 23

Bill and Judy Van Loo, Jefferson City, along with Dennis and Tanna Ortmeyer, Taos, announce the engagement of their children, Lindsay Marie Van Loo, Jefferson City, and Christopher Ryan Ortmeyer, Holts Summit. A September 16 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor of Arts, Psychology degree. She is an Early Head Start Teacher with Central Missouri Community Action. The groom-to-be is a 2001 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and is currently attending Columbia College pursuing a Bachelor of Science, Computer Information Systems degree. He is an I.T. Specialist with the Missouri House of Representatives. The couple is registered at Target, Central Travel, and Bed, Bath & Beyond.

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Augustine and Rhea

Sunday, July 23

Mike and Leesa Augustine, Rose Hill, Iowa, along with Lise Fuller, Holts Summit, and Richard and Diane Rhea, Moberly, announce the engagement of their children, Caitlin Kay Augustine and Christopher Bayley Rhea, both of Oskaloosa, Iowa. An October 7 wedding is planned at First Christian Church of Oskaloosa, Oskaloosa, Iowa. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of North Mahaska High School, New Sharon, Iowa, and a 2010 graduate of Indian Hills Community College, with a Childcare Technician Certificate. She is a Mobile Instructor at Kids' Corner Day Care. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Macon High School, Macon, and a 2014 graduate of Moberly Area Community College with an Associate of Arts/History degree.

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Hodges and Slevin

Sunday, July 23

Mr. and Mrs. Lanny (Luke) Hodges, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 22 at The Grand Cafe with family and friends. They also celebrated in May with a gathering at Lake Wales, Fla., hosted by Pete and Sandy Locke, and the Hare family - Bert, Sara, Lauren, Lilly, Luke and Lane. Lanny Hodges and Holly Slevin were married July 22, 1967, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Versailles. Rev. George Igo officiated. They were attended by Betty Six Blacksten, Sparkle Dornan Morrison, Pam Chapman Murdock, Becky Lujin Hughes, Jo Papen, Patrick Slevin, Raymond Morrison, Dennis Bivens, and Steve Vogt.

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Sterling and Kendrick

Sunday, July 23

Victoria Erin Bernadette Easley Sterling and James Matthew "Mat" Kendrick, both of Jefferson City, were married June 3 at the Hannibal Boat Club, Hannibal. Anita Greening performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tamara Easley, Moberly, and the late Chesley "Chet" Easley. The groom is the son of James K. Kendrick, Hannibal, and the late Mary L. Kendrick. The bride wore a champagne, floor-length embroidered gown with tulle godets. She completed her ensemble with a champagne cathedral-length veil with lace embroidered edges. She carried a purple and gold cascading bouquet. The attendants were Jennifer Blank, Olathe, Kan., friend of the bride; Jenn Halbhuber, Belton, friend of the bride; and Caitlin Korte, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The groom's attendants were Christina Stephens, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Allyson Kendrick, Knoxville, Iowa, niece of the groom; and Joshua Hyde, Kansas City, friend of the groom. The usher was Benjamin Remelius, Kingsville, Texas, nephew of the bride. The lector was Katherine Remelius, Kingsville, Texas, niece of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Hannibal Boat Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by James Kendrick and Melissa Breeding, was held June 2 at Mark Twain Brewing. The bride is a 2003 graduate of Rolla High School, Rolla; a 2008 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelor of Arts; and a 2012 graduate of American Public University, Charles Town, W. Va., with a Master of Arts. She is an Investigator with the Department of Mental Health. The groom is a 1990 graduate of Chariton High School, Chariton, Iowa, and a 1995 graduate of Southwestern Community College, Creston, Iowa, with an Associate of Arts. He is currently a student at Columbia College, Jefferson City, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts. He is a Revenue Processing Technician with the Department of Revenue. After a wedding trip to Hermann, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

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Schaefer and Twehus

Sunday, July 16

Mr. and Mrs. John Schaefer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a family meal hosted by their children. John Schaefer and Mary Twehus were married July 15, 1972, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Louis Dorn officiated. They were attended by Linda (Twehus) Colter, Jefferson City; Janet (Twehus) Davidson, Hartsburg; Helen (Schaefer) Davis, Holts Summit; James "Jim" Schaefer, Kansas City; Paul Schaefer, Columbia; and Bernie Twehus, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Schaefer have two children: John Schaefer Jr. and his wife Karla, and Angela O'Day and her husband Michael, both of Jefferson City. They also have three grandchildren: Joseph Schaefer, Kayla O'Day and Kelsey O'Day.

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Sandbothe and Bestgen

Sunday, July 16

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene G. Sandbothe, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at Visitation Parish, Vienna. A European cruise will be taken at a later date. Eugene G. Sandbothe and Judith E. Warren were married July 15, 1967, at Visitation Parish, Vienna. The late Rev. Jerome Bestgen officiated. They were attended by Arnold A. Sandbothe, Osage Beach; Charles Campbell, Grain Valley; Mary L. (Warren) Apel, Albuquerque, N.M.; and Bernice G. (Sandbothe) Smith, Ballwin. Mr. and Mrs. Sandbothe have four children: Christie M. Bexten and her husband Shawn, Jefferson City; Julie A. Erwin and her husband David, Centertown; Duane E. Sandbothe and his wife Jaime, Savannah, Ga.; and Matthew J. Sandbothe and his wife Trisha, Jefferson City. They also have eight grandchildren: Zachary Schmidt, Brandon Erwin, Elizabeth Sandbothe, Chase A. Bexten, Tyler R. Sandbothe, Trey L. Bexten, Warren P. Sandbothe, and Matilyn G. Sandbothe; three step-grandchildren: Angela D. Hawkins, Maddie Hanna, and Annmarie Hanna; and three step-great-grandchildren: Celina Hawkins, Ebonee Hawkins, and Devon Hawkins.

Engagement

Fennewald and Heckemeyer

Sunday, July 16

Les and Loretta Fennewald, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Fennewald, Taos, to Caleb Heckemeyer, St. Elizabeth, son of Carl and Teresa Heckemeyer, St. Elizabeth. A September 2 wedding is planned in St. Elizabeth.

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Rockwell and Brondel

Sunday, July 16

Brian and LeAnn Rockwell, Jefferson City, along with Larry and Bette Brondel, Honey Creek, announce the engagement of their children, Megan A. Rockwell and Nathan Brondel, both of Jefferson City. A September 2 wedding is planned at Apple Creek Farm, Jefferson City.

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Koetting and VanderFeltz

Sunday, July 16

Craig and Vickie Koetting, Osage Bend, along with Mike VanderFeltz, Westphalia, and Vicki Bremmerkamp, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Koetting and Kaleb VanderFeltz, both of Wardsville. An October 7 wedding is planned at St. Margaret of Antioch Catholic Church, Osage Bend.

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Evers and Berendzen

Sunday, July 16

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Evers, Mary's Home, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary July 9 with a family dinner hosted by their children. Fred Evers and Margaret Ann Berendzen were married July 12, 1952, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Father Joseph Lorenz officiated. They were attended by Helen Marie (Berendzen) Clarkston, deceased, and Bernard Evers, Eldon. Mr. and Mrs. Evers have seven children: Randy Evers, Debra Schulte and her husband Jerry, Roger Evers, Thomas Evers, Alan Evers and his wife Joann, Tim Evers and his wife Paula, and Bryan Evers and his wife Stacy. They also have 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

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Booth and Olson

Sunday, July 16

Jim and Janet Booth, New Bloomfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emma Booth, Kansas City, to Taylor Olson, Kansas City, son of Tom and Deb Olson, Sioux Falls, S.D. An August 19 wedding is planned in Sedalia. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Central Missouri. She is a Graphic Designer at UltraSource, Kansas City. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Harrisburg High School, Harrisburg, S.D., and a 2014 graduate of Augustana University. He is a Paramedic at Raytown EMS.

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Mormann and Bax

Sunday, July 16

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Mormann, Mary's Home, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 24 with a dinner at the Sylvester and Carol Evers residence, hosted by their children. Wesley Mormann and Geneva Bax were married June 21, 1947, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. They were attended by William Mormann and Lucille (Bax) Mormann, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Mormann have three children: Carol Evers and her husband Sylvester, Mary's Home; Nancy Lepper and her husband Curt (deceased), Brazito; and Linda Bungart and her husband Dan, Mary's Home. They also have seven grandchildren: Daniel Evers, Kevin Evers, Jason Evers, Brad Lepper, Devin Lepper, Denise Lepper, and Shelly Brumley; and nine great-grandchildren: Jeremy Evers, Jared Evers, Megan Evers, Ariana Evers, Gracie Evers, Braden Evers, Cashton Evers, Mihkayla Brumley, and Katelynn Brumley.

Engagement

Iven and Kleffner

Sunday, July 9

Roger and Darla Iven, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Jeanne Iven, Jefferson City, to Jordan Kleffner, Taos, son of Ron and Judy Kleffner, Taos. A September 2, 2017 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos.

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McCarty and Mueller

Sunday, July 9

Mr. and Mrs. Richard McCarty, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in July with a family trip to Gulf Shores, Ala. Richard McCarty and Linda Mueller were married on July 1, 1967, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Gerald Poelker performed the ceremony. They were attended by Phyllis (Mueller) Sommerer, Cheryl (Mueller) Neuner, Diana (Hohm) Pilgrim, Steve Roling, Jerry Bondurant and Stanley Bondurant. Mr. and Mrs. McCarty have two children: Leslye McCarty, Columbia, and John (Laura) McCarty, Columbia. They also have four grandchildren: Turner, Travis, Trent McCarty and Livy McCarty.

Engagement

Wilbers and Cavender

Sunday, July 9

Steve and Brenda Wilbers, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lyndsey Wilbers, St. Louis, to Blake Cavender, St. Louis, son of Mike and Lisa Cavender, Jefferson City. A September 15 wedding is planned in St. Louis. The bride-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Helias High School; a 2011 graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree; and a 2017 graduate of Washington University, St. Louis, with a Master in Public Health degree. She is employed with Health Policy Fellow. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Helias High School; a 2011 graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science degree; and a 2017 graduate of UMKC School of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. He is a dentist.

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Trabue and McDowell

Sunday, July 9

Charles Trabue and Gail F. Berndt, Ashland, along with Richard and Diane McDowell, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Codi Trabue and Jason McDowell. A September 2 wedding is planned at the bride's family home in Ashland.

Wedding

Cook and Johnson

Sunday, July 9

Ashlyn Cook, Jefferson City, and Evan Johnson, Springdale, Ark., were married April 22 at the Ballroom at I Street, Bentonville, Ark. Finley Robinson performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Max and Cindy Cook, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Carl and Tammy Shipley, Fayetteville, Ark., and the late Kevin Johnson. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white gown with an illusion bodice covered in hand-sewn embroidery. The full skirt with layers of tulle was completed with a train and cathedral-length veil. She carried a bouquet of all white garden roses, peonies, hydrangeas and sweetheart roses. The honor attendant was Amanda Cook, Little Rock, Ark., sister of the bride. She wore a floor-length black chiffon gown. The attendants were Kaci Newton, Nashville, Tenn.; Allie Brasuell, Fayetteville, Ark.; Caroline Bryan, Fayetteville, Ark.; Emily Collins, Fayetteville, Ark.; Kelsi McBrayer, Fayetteville, Ark.; Lizzy Miller, Dallas, Texas; Amy Moorehead, Little Rock, Ark.; Emily Ratcliff, Rogers, Ark.; Mallori Roberts, Atlanta, Ga.; and Brittany Shipley, Nashville, Tenn. The best man was Isaac Johnson, Tulsa, Okla., brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Tyler Easley, Fayetteville, Ark.; Josh Paxson, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Austin Nolan, Little Rock, Ark.; Mason Lester, Fayetteville, Ark.; Spencer Pruitt, Fayetteville, Ark.; Sawyer Dunigan, Little Rock, Ark.; Bryce Larry, Rogers, Ark.; Mark Hall, Little Rock, Ark.; Luke Hartness, Fayetteville, Ark.; and Jack Snider, Dallas, Texas. The flower girl was Evelyn Spear, daughter of Kevin and Katie Spear, Jefferson City. The ring bearer was Ezra Trinidad, son of Fares and Abby Trinidad, Centerton, Ark. The ushers were Trey Kennedy, Kansas City; Grant Newton, Nashville, Tenn.; and Jay Magee, Fayetteville, Ark. A cocktail hour, dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held April 21 at the Springdale Country Club, Springdale, Ark. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School and a 2015 graduate of the University of Arkansas. She will begin teaching elementary school in the fall in Mesquite, Texas. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Har-Ber High School, Springdale, Ark., and a 2016 graduate of the University of Arkansas. He will begin school in the fall at Texas A&M School of Dentistry, Dallas, Texas. After a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple resides in Dallas, Texas.

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Weider and Holtmeyer

Sunday, July 2

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Weider, Freeburg, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Saturday. Willard Weider and Leona Holtmeyer were married July 1, 1977, at Vienna. They were attended by the late Edward and Frances Reinkemeyer. Mr. and Mrs. Weider have seven children: Pattie Lutman, Tebbetts; Richard Weider, Freeburg; Gerald Weider, Freeburg; Lisa Muniz, Holts Summit; Susie Medlock, Holts Summit; Joe Weider, Holts Summit; and Rachel Anderson, Shawnee, Okla. They also have 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three deceased grandchildren, and one great-grandchild due in July.

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Buffington and Carwile

Sunday, July 2

Mr. and Mrs. Don E. Buffington, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a family celebration in Jefferson City, hosted by their children. The couple plans a trip to the Grand Canyon later in July. Don E. Buffington and Sharon Kay Carwile were married July 1, 1967, at Union Hill Baptist Church, Holts Summit. Rev. Ira Buffington officiated. They were attended by Becky (Carwile) Elley, Brenda Haywood, Mary Anne Buffington, Karen Miller, Fredalyn Gentry, Wes Buffington, Dale Elley, Terry Buffington, David Smart (deceased), and Stanley Neeley. Mr. and Mrs. Buffington have three children: Jennifer Scheperle and her husband Kris, Jefferson City; Jill Martin and her husband Andy, Jefferson City; and Josh Buffington and his wife Jami, Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren: Trent Martin, Tori Martin, Hannah Scheperle, Charlie Scheperle, Elly Scheperle, Adam Scheperle, Rowen Buffington, Ross Buffington, and Julia Buffington.

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Lueckenhoff and Sanning

Sunday, July 2

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred (Al) Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in June. Alfred John Lueckenhoff and Nordelle Angelynn Sanning were married May 24, 1952, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Rev. Joseph Lorenz officiated. They were attended by Norman and Martha Sanning, both deceased; Lynn Luebbering; Robert Lueckenhoff, deceased; Danny Kempker; and Jane Groene, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Lueckenhoff have five children: Dale F. Lueckenhoff, Holts Summit; Darlene Rice, Cincinnati, Ohio; Diane Schnieders, Wardsville; Darrell Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; and Danny Lueckenhoff, Ft. Worth, Texas. They also have 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Williams and Clark

Sunday, July 2

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Williams, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip to El Dorado Maroma Beach, Mexico. Larry Williams and Ginny Clark were married July 2, 1987, at Coco Palms, Kaui, Hawaii. Mr. and Mrs. Williams have two children: Julie Loveall and her husband Kip, Eugene; and Adam Williams and his wife Jessie, Spring Hill, Fla. They also have four grandchildren: Lauren Steele, Shauni Loveall, Alyssa Williams, and Lucas Williams; and two great-grandchildren: Haylie Mumma and Sam Steele.

Engagement

Wolken and Brockman

Sunday, July 2

Glenn and Becky Wolken announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Wolken, to Tyler Brockman, son of Joe and Lori Brockman, all of Russellville. A September 2 wedding is planned at St. Margaret of Antioch Catholic Church, Osage Bend.

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Stockton and Turner

Sunday, July 2

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stockton, Lohman, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 24 with a dinner at Ria's Restaurant, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Bill Stockton and Linda Turner were married June 23, 1967, at Rsselsheim, Germany, by the Justice of the Peace. They were attended by Kenneth Hunt and Linda Hunt. Mr. and Mrs. Stockton have three children: Shelley Daniels, Jefferson City; Angie Cochran, Hallsville; and Kerri Cornine, Hallsville. They also have 12 grandchildren.

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Bernskoetter and Pleus

Sunday, July 2

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bernskoetter, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at Immaculate Conception Church followed by a dinner at Kertz Hall. Charles Bernskoetter and Millie Pleus were married June 29, 1957, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. The Rev. Bernard Mers officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Bernskoetter have seven children: Jeanne (Doug) Westhues, Jefferson City; Mike (Jeannette) Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; Linda Bernskoetter, Overland Park, Kan.; Bill Bernskoetter (Debbie Stewart), Webster Groves; Jim (Laurie) Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; Rob (Tracy) Bernskoetter, Columbia; and Beth (Bill) Plank, Jefferson City. They also have 14 grandchildren: Brian Bernskoetter, Krista Castrop, Kyle Bernskoetter and Luke Bernskoetter; Andrew and Sarah Bernskoetter; Kelsi, Nick and Kylie Bernskoetter; Ryan, Collin and Devin Bernskoetter; and Will and Josie Plank; and six great-grandchildren: Trenton, Julia and John Bernskoetter; Austin and Chase Castrop; and Grace Bernskoetter.

Engagement

Kremer and Carnes

Sunday, July 2

Tom and Kaye Kremer, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsie Rae Kremer, to David Alan Carnes, son of Mickey and Sandy Carnes, Leesburg, Va. A September 2 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; and a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University with a Masters of Architecture. She is an Architect at Finkle Williams Architecture. The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Loudoun County High School, Leesburg, Va., and a 2010 graduate of George Mason University with a Bachelor of Criminal Justice. He will be starting a new career in August as a fire fighter.

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Schepker and Hackman

Sunday, June 18

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Schepker, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in July with a family vacation in South Carolina. Larry Schepker and Carolyn Hackman were married June 17, 1967, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Patrick Quinn officiated. They were attended by Mary Becker Poepsel, Columbia; Sara Hackman Davidson, Jefferson City; the late Charles Ray; and Bob Hackman, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Schepker have two children: Holly Watson and her husband Dean, Jefferson City; and Scott Schepker and his wife Alicia, Bettendorf, Iowa. They also have four grandchildren: Ryan Watson, Jacob Watson, Jackson Schepker, and Lillian Schepker.

Engagement

Essary and Irey

Sunday, June 18

Michael Irey, California, son of Jim Irey, Latham, and the late Jan Irey, and LeslieAnn Essary, California, daughter of Robert and JoAnn Essary, Holts Summit, announce their engagement. An August 12 wedding is planned at Freshwater Church, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Jarman and Roling

Sunday, June 18

Bob and Kathy Jarman, Jefferson City, along with Glen Roling, Holts Summit, and Lisa Rieber, New Bloomfield, announce the engagement of their children, Jennifer Jarman and Lucas Roling, both of Jefferson City. A July 1 wedding is planned at St. Martins Catholic Church, St. Martin.

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Prenger and Szigety

Sunday, June 18

Mr. and Mrs. John Prenger, Taos, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary at a later date with a trip to the Grand Canyon. John Prenger and Cecilia Szigety were married June 16, 1972, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Mike Quinn officiated.

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Smith and Mertens

Sunday, June 18

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smith, Jefferson City, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in May with a trip to Cancun, Mexico, attended by family and friends. Joe Smith and Shelley Mertens were married June 20, 1992, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Father Conrad Erwin officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have three children: Tanner Smith, deceased; Makenzie Smith and Madison Smith, both of Jefferson City.

Engagement

Rackers and Raithel

Sunday, June 18

Tom and Mary Rackers, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Rackers, Taos, to Brandon Raithel, Russellville, son of David and Linda Raithel, Russellville. A September 16 wedding is planned at Kempkers Back 40, Westphalia.

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DeWesplore and Stockman

Sunday, June 18

Mr. and Mrs. James DeWesplore, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today with a Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. They will also be taking a trip to New Orleans in the fall. James DeWesplore and Alice Stockman were married June 15, 1957 at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Mr. and Mrs. DeWesplore have two children: Mike DeWesplore and his wife Leslie, Wardsville, and Stan DeWesplore and his friend Cindi, Wardsville. They also have five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and two step-great-grandchildren.

Wedding

Landry and LePage

Sunday, June 18

Dr. Nichole Landry, Carmel, Ind., and Tyler LePage, Ramsey, Ind., were married June 3 at Our Lady of the Greenwood Catholic Church, Greenwood, Ind. Father Michael Keucher performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Marcel and Barbara Landry, Carmel, Ind. The groom is the son of Rick and Barbara LePage, Wardsville. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white organza strapless gown with a soft sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice with corset back and a full A-line soft tulle skirt with handkerchief organza overlay. She completed her ensemble with a cathedral-length veil and blusher. She carried a bouquet of all white garden roses, lisianthus, hydrangeas, sweetheart roses and calla lilies. The honor attendant was Michelle Jackson, Greenwood, Ind., sister of the bride. She wore a floor-length, horizon blue chiffon dress. The attendants were Sarah LePage, Wardsville, sister of the groom; Annie Clark, Carmel, Ind., friend of the bride; Terra Mauer, Knoxville, Tenn., friend of the bride; Stephanie Carnes, Nashville, Tenn., friend of the bride; and Julie Deeke, Ann Arbor, Mich., friend of the bride. They wore different floor-length black dresses. The best man was Tyler Mitchell, Springfield, Ill., friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Justin Jackson, Greenwood, Ind., brother-in-law of the bride; Dalton Creach, Taos, friend of the groom; Danny Ulmanis, Koshkonong, friend of the groom; Zane Privette, Willow Springs, friend of the groom; and Trent Rowland, Rockford, Ill., friend of the groom. The ushers were Devin Smith, Carmel, Ind., cousin of the bride; Dane Borovicka, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom; and Noah Smith, West Lafayette, Ind., cousin of the bride. The organist was Jeff Havens, Greenwood, Ind., fellow parishioner, and the vocalist was Susan Smith, Carmel, Ind., aunt of the bride. The Mass server was Cameron Otto, Argyle. The lectors were Sarah Stewart, Muncie, Ind., goddaughter of the bride; Devin Smith, Carmel, Ind., cousin of the bride; and Alli Borovicka, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at D'Amore, Indianapolis, Ind. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 2 at O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Restaurant, Indianapolis, Ind. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Carmel High School, Carmel, Ind.; a 2013 graduate of Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind., with a B.S. in Biology and B.A. in Classical Studies; and a 2017 graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Ind., with a Doctor of Medicine degree. She will begin her residency in Pathology at Indiana University School of Medicine in July. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a B.S. in Agribusiness Management. He is currently employed at Tyson Foods, Corydon, Ind., as a member of the live production team. After a wedding trip to Leavenworth, Wash., the couple resides in Indiana.

Engagement

Rackers and Lehmen

Sunday, June 18

Tom and Mary Rackers, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Rackers, Jefferson City, to John Lehman, Jefferson City, son of Joe and Jodi Lehman, Jefferson City. A July 29 wedding is planned at the home of the bride's parents in Taos.

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Trout and Hill

Sunday, June 18

Mr. and Mrs. Morris Trout, Jefferson City, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary with a dinner for family, hosted by the couple. Morris Trout and Eleanor Hill were married June 18, 1947 in a garden ceremony at the farm home of the bride's parents near Newton, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs. Trout have three children, eight grandchildren, one step-grandchild, three great-grandchildren, and one step-great-grandchild.

Engagement

Gathright and Ocampo

Sunday, June 18

Bill and Alice Gathright, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Nicole Gathright, Jefferson City, to Edward Josef Ocampo, Chicago, Ill., son of Estela and Wilfredo Rodriguez, Waukegan, Ill., and the late Donato Ocampo. A July 22 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos

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Schulte and Wansing

Sunday, June 4

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Schulte, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Nashville, Tenn. Mark Schulte and Jill Wansing were married June 6, 1992, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Father Christopher Dixon officiated. They were attended by Susan Bond, Jefferson City; Cindy Wansing, Vienna; Elaine Bounds, Jefferson City; Monica Peters, Loose Creek; Mary Kay Gratz, deceased; Denise Werner Arriola, California; Larry Schulte, Jefferson City; Greg Schulte, Jefferson City; Craig Gratz, Wardsville; Darrin Bondurant, Jefferson City; Aaron Schaffer, St. Anthony; and Steve Koenigsfeld, St. Martins. Mr. and Mrs. Schulte have three children: Bethany Schulte, Jacob Schulte, and Jared Schulte, all of the home.

Engagement

Karr and Rackers

Sunday, June 4

Jenna Karr, daughter of Judy Karr and the late Gary Karr, and Jeremy Rackers, son of Mike and Janelle Rackers, all of Jefferson City, announce their engagement. A June 17 wedding is planned at Central United Church of Christ, Jefferson City.

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Toebben and Bruemmer

Sunday, June 4

Toebben Mr. and Mrs. Albert Toebben, Wardsville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary June 24 with a dinner at the Lions Club, Wardsville, hosted by their children. Albert Toebben and Doris Bruemmer were married June 2, 1967, at the courthouse in Linn. They were attended by Carol Jean Kroll-Johnson, Fulton, and Wesly Mathison, Louisiana. Mr. and Mrs. Toebben have five children: Sandra Welch and her husband Luther, Holts Summit; Stacy Toebben, Osage City; Tammy Victor and her husband Scott, Wardsville; Wendy Toebben and her friend Robert Gilpin, Jefferson City; and Corey Toebben and his wife Kim, Wardsville. They also have 16 grandchildren and three deceased grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Stumpe and Linnenbrink

Sunday, June 4

Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Stumpe, Wardsville, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip at a later date. Bruce Stumpe and Darla Linnenbrink were married June 6, 1987, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. Fr. Richard Cronin and Msgr. Donald Lammers officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Stumpe have two children: Caitlin Stumpe, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Austin Stumpe, Sacramento, California.

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Lawson and Morrow

Sunday, June 4

Mr. and Mrs. Dale T. Lawson, New Bloomfield, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, June 11 with an open house at the New Bloomfield United Methodist Church, hosted by their children. Dale T. Lawson and Bonnie L. Morrow were married June 9, 1957, at New Bloomfield United Methodist Church, New Bloomfield. Rev. Neil Dubach officiated. They were attended by Shirley Smith and Jimmy Trammell. Mr. and Mrs. Lawson have three children: Dawn Glick and her husband Allen, New Bloomfield; Dalene Baker and her husband Randy, New Bloomfield; and Dezra Lawson, Fulton. They also have eight grandchildren: Doug Glick, Justin Glick, Ashley Cramer, Tia Draffen, Erin Brown, Dane Baker, Nicole Gruenloh, and Brooke Gruenloh; and nine great-grandchildren: Chase and Evan Glick; Isabelle and Rhett Glick; Nathaniel and Scarlett Cramer; Clark Draffen; Riley and Raelin Brown; with two more great-grandchildren expected this year.

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Lueckenotte and Mueller

Sunday, June 4

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard H. Lueckenotte, Centertown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a Mass and reception at St. Martins Church and basement. Leonard H. Lueckenotte and Carolyn R. Mueller were married June 3, 1967, at St. Peters Church, Jefferson City. The late Rev. Norman Ahrens officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Lueckenotte have two children: Douglas Lueckenotte, Jefferson City, and Debra Lueckenotte, Centertown. They also have two grandchildren: Joshua Lueckenotte and Kyle Lueckenotte, deceased.

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Johnson and Loesch

Sunday, June 4

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Johnson, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary today with a family dinner and trip. Gary Johnson and Maxine Loesch were married June 6, 1992, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Pastor Martin Hoyer officiated. They were attended by Michael Johnson, Jefferson City; Karen Johnson, Marietta, Ga.; Robert Loesch, Jefferson City; and Brenda Roling, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson have two children: Michael Johnson, Jefferson City; and Krystle Heuett and her husband Grant, Naperville, Ill. They also have three grandchildren.

Engagement

Boeger and Burnett

Sunday, June 4

Michael and Karen Boeger, along with Bill and Paula Burnett, announce the engagement of their children, Caroline Boeger and Drew Burnett, all of Jefferson City. A September 30 wedding is planned at Faith Lutheran Church, Jefferson City.

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Schubert and Soteros

Sunday, May 28

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Schubert, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club, hosted by their son and family, with a trip to Branson to follow. Walter Schubert and Antoinette (Toni) Soteros were married May 27, 1967, at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Caseyville, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Schubert have one child: Kurt Schubert and his wife Katrinia, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Tyler Schubert, Makenzie Wolfe, Austin Schubert, and Elijah Sherwood; and five great-grandchildren: Liv Schubert, Declan Schubert, Lux Schubert, Dakota Wolfe, and Leo Wolfe.

Engagement

Landwehr and Sheperty

Sunday, May 28

Rebecca Landwehr, Arlington, Va., daughter of John and Peggy Landwehr, Jefferson City, and Joseph Sheperty, Arlington, Va., son of Mona Sheperty, Portsmouth, Va., and the late George Sheperty, announce their engagement. An October 7 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2009 graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication; and a 2014 graduate of The George Washington University with a Master of Fine Arts, Interior Design. She is a Designer at OPX. The groom-to-be is a graduate of Churchland High School, Portsmouth, Va., and a graduate of Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science, Political Science. He is employed with the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Prosser and Mustain

Sunday, May 28

Mr. and Mrs. Karlos Prosser, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary May 29 with a reception at West Ridge Event Center, hosted by their children, Paula, Teri, and Karla. Karlos Prosser and Jean Mustain were married May 31, 1947, at the Methodist parsonage, Independence, Kan. The late Rev. R.O. Pennick officiated. They were attended by Leon Mustain and Marjorie Mustain, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Prosser have two children: Phillip Prosser and his wife Paula, Jefferson City, and Rick Prosser and his fiancée Teri, Columbia. They also have two grandchildren: Natalie Baroli and Jerame Prosser; and two great-grandchildren: Finlee Baroli and Madison Baroli.

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Dulle and Thompson

Sunday, May 28

Mr. and Mrs. Dave Dulle, Jefferson City, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary May 19 with a dinner at Alexandro's Restaurant, hosted by their daughters and sons-in-law. Dave Dulle and Jeanine Thompson were married June 19, 1962, at St. George Catholic Church, Linn. Father Timpe and Father McHugh officiated. They were attended by Clarence Blume and Bob Royer, both deceased; Richard Dulle, Chesterfield; William Thompson, Jefferson City; Charlotte Baclesse, Jefferson City; Charmaine Wolken and Lynn Reed, both deceased; Beth Anthony, Lenexa, Kan.; and Cindi Thompson, Monett. Mr. and Mrs. Dulle have three children: Kelley Dawley and her husband W. Scott, Linn; Kerrey Renkemeyer and her husband David, Linn; and Kimmey Lee and her husband Steve, Russellville. They also have seven grandchildren: Megan Antoninka, Nick Dawley, Jake Dawley, Aleshia Entz, Erica Renkemeyer, Austin Gardner, and Danica Nordberg; and nine great-grandchildren: Addie and Eden Antoninka; Scarlett Dawley; Layla and Bentley Baker; Ryker Dawley; and Keeley, Allyson, and Harper Entz.

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Schroeder and Lueckenhoff

Sunday, May 21

Mr. and Mrs. David Schroeder, St. Thomas, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip at a later date. David Schroeder and Judy Lueckenhoff were married May 23, 1987, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, St. Thomas. Fr. Michael Wilbers officiated. They were attended by Carol (Wintz) Angeli, Jean (Kroll) Kliethermes, Christine Schroeder, Brenda (Bexten) Schell, Julie Ruengert, Kevin Cassmeyer, Bill Luecken-hoff, Alan Blomberg, Larry Luec-kenhoff, and Jim Lueckenhoff. Mr. and Mrs. Schroeder have four children: Audrey Schroeder, St. Charles; and Alexander Schroeder, Robyn Schroeder, and Rebecca Schroeder, all of the home.

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Luebbering and Schwartze

Sunday, May 21

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Luebbering, Jefferson City, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a Mass of Thanksgiving at the Cathedral of St. Joseph followed by a family dinner. Larry Luebbering and Mary Jane Schwartze were married May 12, 1962, at Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. The late Rev. Guido Nardoni officiated. They were attended by Andrew Luebbering, St. Thomas; Betty Holtmeyer, St. Charles; Sylvester Buschman, Vienna; Michael Luebbering, St. Thomas; Agnes Scott, Holts Summit; Bernard Schwartze, Jefferson City; Georgena Hayes, Jefferson City; Rose Mertens, Wardsville; Terri Davis, Raytown; and James Schwartze, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Luebbering have two children: Bryan Luebbering and his wife Cindy, Taos; and Brad Luebbering, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Ty Luebbering, Owen Luebbering, Ethan Luebbering, Bo Luebbering and Max Luebbering.

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Libbert and Jaegers

Sunday, May 21

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Libbert, Meta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a celebration at their family cabin for friends and family where lunch was served. A Mass of Thankgiving was held at St. Cecilia on Sunday. Harold Libbert and Norman Jean Jaegers were married May 20, 1967, at St. Cecilia Church, Meta. They were attended by Dorothy Rehagen, Darlene Bock, Betty Jean Kemna, Anton Libbert, Terry Libbert, all of Meta, and Lawrence "Dick" Rehagen, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Libbert have three children: Marty Libbert (friend Bridget Eads), Mandi Steinlage (husband Randy), and Micky Libbert. They also have eight grandchildren: Clayton Libbert, Colton Libbert, Cadyn Libbert, Jack Libbert, Cami Libbert, Kearra Steinlage, Cora Steinlage, and Karina Steinlage.

Engagement

Towsley and Forck

Sunday, May 21

Timothy and Pauline Forck, California, along with Gregory and Julie Towsley, Lenexa, Kan., announce the engagement of their children, Garrett Lewis Forck, Wichita, Kan., and Lauren Elizabeth Towsley, Lenexa, Kan. A June 10 wedding is planned at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Roeland Park, Kan.

Engagement

Schroeder and Stolze

Sunday, May 21

David and Judy Schroeder, St. Thomas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Audrey Schroeder, St. Charles, to Aaron Stolze, St. Charles, son of Tom and Shawna Stolze. An August 5 wedding is planned at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, St. Thomas.

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Chambers and Davis

Sunday, May 21

Burkey and Julie Chambers, Jefferson City, along with Janette Davis, Freeburg, announce the engagement of their children, Arielle Elizabeth Chambers, Jefferson City, and Colby John Henry Davis, Freeburg, also the son of the late Henry Davis. An August 26 wedding is planned at Holy Family Catholic Church, Freeburg. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Lincoln University with a Nursing degree. She is employed with SSM St. Mary's Hospital. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2014 graduate of Westminster College with a Business Marketing and Economics degree. He is employed with Argyle Catering Co.

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McDonald and Wansing

Sunday, May 21

Kevin and Kelly McDonald, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelsey D. McDonald, Jefferson City, to Nolan A. Wansing, Jefferson City, son of Rob and Darlene Wansing, St. Elizabeth. A June 10 wedding is planned at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jefferson City.

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Coffelt and Davis

Sunday, May 21

Mr. and Mr. Leonard Coffelt, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with a trip to Branson. Leonard Coffelt and Barbara Davis were married February 18, 1972, in Miami, Okla. Rev. Earl Ferris officiated. They were attended by LaVerne Harris and J.J. Switham. Mr. and Mrs. Coffelt have four children: Dianne Ament and her husband Charles, Osage Bend; Dale Porter and her husband Steve, California; Robert Davis Jr., California; and Charlane Conductor and her husband Sam, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Diotte and Hummel

Sunday, May 14

David and Teresa Diotte, Jefferson City, along with John and Catherine Hummel, Russellville, announce the engagement of their children, Kristen Marie Diotte, Blue Springs, also the daughter of the late Carol Diotte, and David Andrew Hummel, Blue Springs. A June 10 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Missouri State University, Springfield, with a Bachelors Degree in Special Education. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Missouri Science and Technology, Rolla, with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering Management. The couple is registered at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.

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Kramer and Fick

Sunday, May 14

Chuck and Theresa Kramer, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Marie Kramer, Jefferson City, to Kelly Michael Fick, Columbia, son of Kenny and Wilma Fick, Linn. A June 10 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville.

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Fritchey and Ridenhour

Sunday, May 14

Kristin Fritchey, Henley, and Zachary D. Ridenhour, Lohman, were married at 4 p.m., April 22, at Apple Creek Farm, Centertown. Mark Landis performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rob D. and Michele Fritchey, Henley. The groom is the son of John and Denise Ridenhour, Lohman. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an off-white, strapless dress with champagne trim and bead work along the front and train. She completed her ensemble with a matching fingertip veil with small bead work around the edges. She carried a bouquet of deep purple calla lilies with green orchids around the bottom, tied together with off-white ribbon around the stems. The honor attendant was Amber Bennett, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The attendants were Nikki Robertson, Eugene, cousin of the bride, and Kaitlyn Sandbothe, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The attendants wore deep purple satin gowns in varying styles. The best man was Joshua McKinney, Holts Summit, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Dalton Fritchey, Henley, brother of the bride; and Kyle McKinney, Centertown, brother of the groom. The miniature bride was Lyla Bennett, daughter of Cody and Amber Bennett, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The miniature groom was Ryan Schaffer, son of Tyler and Amanda Schaffer, Eugene, cousin of the bride. The flower girls were Hailey Schaffer, daughter of Tyler and Amanda Schaffer, Eugene, cousin of the bride; and Ellie McKinney, daughter of Kyle McKinney and Erica Scheidt, Centertown, cousin of the groom. The ring bearer was Corbin Schaffer, son of Tyler and Amanda Schaffer, Eugene, cousin of the bride. Music was provided by Carissa Uptegrove, Holts Summit, cousin of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Apple Creek Farm, Centertown. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held April 21 at Apple Creek Farm, Centertown. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Eugene Cole R-V High School, Eugene, and a 2017 graduate of State Fair Community College, Sedalia/Eldon. She is a Nursing Assistant at Tuscumbia Nursing Home. The groom is a brick layer with Smith Brick and Stone. After a wedding trip to Panama City, Fla., the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Guz and Brockmeyer

Sunday, May 14

Dr. Evan and Karen Guz, San Antonio, Texas, announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Guz, Austin, Texas, to Landon Brockmeyer, College Station, Texas, son of Brent and Karen Brockmeyer, Jefferson City. A July 23 wedding is planned in San Antonio, Texas. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of North East School of the Arts and International School of the Americas, San Antonio, Texas; a 2015 graduate of Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, with a Bachelors of Psychology and Sociology; and a 2017 graduate of the University of Texas, Austin, Texas, with a Master of Social Work. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Texas A&M, College Station, Texas, with a Bachelors in Nuclear Engineering. He is pursuing a Doctorate in Nuclear Engineering at Texas A&M.

Engagement

Pitera and Rackers

Sunday, May 14

Tom and Susan Pitera, Jefferson City, along with Dale and Carol Rackers, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their children, Ally Pitera, Jefferson City, and Ben Rackers, Wardsville. An August 5 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology Education. She is an eighth grade science teacher. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville. He is employed with Kenny Sandbothe Plumbing. The couple is registered at Kohls and Menards.

Engagement

Backes and Cosgrove

Sunday, May 14

Tim and Karen Backes, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria Backes, Elizabethtown, Ky., to Michael Cosgrove, Clarksville, Tenn., son of Barbara Stack and Martin Cosgrove, Yonkers, N.Y. A November wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church, Clarksville, Tenn. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City; a 2015 graduate of Truman State University with a B.S. in Athletic Training; and a 2017 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a M.S. in Recreation and Sport Administration. She is a Certified Athletic Trainer with Hardin Memorial Hospital. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Sacred Heart High School, Yonkers, N.Y., and a 2015 graduate of The Citadel with a B.A. in Political Science. He is a First Lieutenant with the U.S. Army.

Engagement

Stumpe and Ryan

Sunday, May 14

Bruce and Darla Stumpe, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Stumpe, Cincinnati, Ohio, to Michael Ryan, Cincinnati, Ohio, son of Jim and Patty Ryan, Cincinnati, Ohio. An October 28 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a RN at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of St. Xavier High School, Cincinnati, Ohio, and a 2014 graduate of Saint Louis University with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. He is a Physical Therapist at Beacon Orthopaedics.

Wedding

Woolbright and Brown

Sunday, May 7

Meghan Elizabeth Woolbright, Jefferson City, and Christopher Austin Brown, St. Louis, were married at 5 p.m., November 5, 2016, at Church of St. Mary the Virgin at Aldermanbury, Fulton. Rev. Dr. Dave Henry performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Pamela Woolbright, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Ann Lottes and Scott Brown, St. Louis. Given in marrage by her parents, the bride wore a classic A-line champagne satin gown with ivory lace appliques, lace cap sleeves, sweetheart neckline, champagne satin sash and chapel train. She completed her ensemble with her mother's fingertip ivory lace veil with cap. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of blush and ivory roses, English violet calla lillies, and spiral eucalyptus branches. The honor attendant was Michele Woolbright, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Katherine Van Zandt, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Margaret Licklider, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Elizabeth Brewster, Overland Park, Kan., friend of the bride. The honor attendant wore a floor-length gown in burgundy crepe and satin. The attendants wore floor-length gowns in claret satin sheen. The best man was Matthew Brown, St. Louis, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Gregory Brown, St. Louis, brother of the groom; Steven Rodenberg, St. Louis, friend of the groom; and Maximilian Tsimerman, St. Louis, friend of the groom. The candlelighters were Kirsten Self, Florissant, friend of the bride; and Kathryn Singer, Ballwin, step-sister of the groom. The ushers were Caleb Singer, Ballwin, step-brother of the groom; and Luis Arias, St. Louis, friend of the couple. The organist was Gretchen Huedepohl, Jefferson City. The vocalists were Katherine Van Zandt, Jefferson City, friend of the couple, and Harmonia Strings, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Champagne Ballroom, Columbia. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's family, was held November 4, 2016, at 44 Stone, Columbia. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2012 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Arts in History; and a 2015 graduate of the University of MO-Kansas City, with a Masters of Public Administration. She is Assistant to the City Administrator at City of Mission Hills, Kan. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Parkway North High School, St. Louis, and a 2013 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. He is a Financial Relationship Specialist at Community America Credit Union. After a wedding trip to California, the couple resides in Kansas City.

Wedding

Carter and Koestner

Sunday, May 7

Brooke Carter, Jefferson City, and Cody Koestner, Russellville, were married February 25 at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Deacon Ed Schepers performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Carol Carter, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Tim and Carol Koestner, Russellville. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, St. Martins. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held February 18 at the Koestner residence in Russellville. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Nichols Career Center, Jefferson City, with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She is a Licensed Practical Nurse at MU Pediatrics, Columbia. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Russellville High School, Russellville. He is employed with Tim Harris Excavating. After a wedding trip to Ocho Rios, Jamaica, the couple resides in Russellville.

Anniversary

Wieberg and Dickneite

Sunday, May 7

Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Wieberg, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville, followed by a dinner hosted by their family. Arnold Wieberg and Joyce Dickneite were married May 6, 1967, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Father Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Janice Heckman, Folk; Marceline Faulkner, Jefferson City; Laurice Stephens, Jefferson City; Felix Wieberg, Holts Summit; Dennis Dickneite, Jefferson City; and Gerard Wieberg, Vienna. Mr. and Mrs. Wieberg have five children: Lisa Galeski and her husband Gary, Lake Ozark; Arnold Wieberg Jr. and his wife Cindy, California; Robert Wieberg and his wife Lisa, Jefferson City; Brian Wieberg and his wife Connie, Gilbert, Ariz.; and Rebecca Buechter and her husband Brian, Jefferson City. They also have 14 grandchildren: Roxanne Wieberg, Gary Galeski Jr., Allison Wieberg, Benjamin Galeski, Nathan Wieberg, Lexi Buechter, Sam Galeski, Zachary Wieberg, Clayton Wieberg, Brady Buechter, Dustin Wieberg, J.T. Wieberg, Kallie Buechter, and Madison Wieberg; and two great-grandchildren: Karsen Wieberg and Zander Wieberg.

Engagement

Haney and Adrian

Sunday, May 7

Kelly Haney, Jefferson City, daughter of Robert and Debby Hoelscher, Jefferson City, and Josh Adrian, Eugene, son of Greg and Christy Adrian, Henley, announce their engagement. A May 20 wedding is planned at Our Lady Of Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home.

Anniversary

Thessen and Iven

Sunday, May 7

Mr. and Mrs. William J. Thessen, Taos, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Branson celebrating with a dinner and show on May 6, hosted by their children. William J. Thessen and Joann Iven were married May 3, 1952, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Joseph A. Vogelweid officiated. They were attended by Margaret M. Thessen Kliethermes, Barbara Sanning Huhmann, Betty Kay Frank Verslues, Jana Meyerpeter Chambers, and Harold Thessen, Sarah Veltrop Heckman, Leonard Heckman, Anna M. Weckenborg Schell, Louis Kolb, Robert Iven, all deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Thessen have nine children: Linda Distler, Kathy Rackers, John Thessen, and Stan Thessen, all of Taos; Cindy Cravens, Fulton; Nancy Crocker, New Bloomfield; Mike Thessen and Paul Thessen, both of Dardenne Prairie; and Greg Thessen, Indianola, Iowa. They also have 25 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren with two more expected this year.

Anniversary

Nicklas and Pearson

Sunday, April 30

Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Nicklas, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 75th wedding anniversary on May 2 with a dinner at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club, hosted by their family. Brooks Nicklas and Joyce Pearson were married May 2, 1942, in Junction City, Ark. Rev. E.H. Hudson officiated. They were attended by Elsie Wilks and Billy Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Nicklas have three children: Donald B. Nicklas and his wife Sherie, Camdenton; Kenny Nicklas and his wife Donna Kay, Jefferson City; and Joyce Ann Wilson, Jefferson City. They also have seven grandchildren: Dawn Nicklas, Todd Nicklas, Brandon Nicklas, Blaire Ballard, Brie Heislen, Ryne Wilson, and Carly Wilson; 11 great-grandchildren: Cody Heidbreder, Cole Heidbreder, Jase Nicklas, Curtis Nicklas, Noah Nicklas, Eli Nicklas, Blythe Ballard, Bristol Ballard, Ryker Heislen, Bexley Heislen, and Auburn Wilson; and one great-great-grandchild, Addison Heidbreder.

Anniversary

Kolb and Boeckman

Sunday, April 30

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley L. Kolb, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a special Mass and renewal of vows by Fr. Ignacio Medina at St. Stanislaus Church, followed by a reception and dinner for family and friends at the Wardsville Lions Club, hosted by their children. Stanley L. Kolb and Mary L Boeckman were married April 29, 1967, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Gerald Poelker officiated. They were attended by Martha Boeckman Fifer, Carole Meyer Boeckman, Shirley Kliegel Kolb, the late Agnes Kolb Volmert, Norbert Kolb, Jim Boeckman, Thomas C. Schnieders, and Clarence Heckman, all of Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Kolb have three children: Denice M. (Kolb) Burks and her husband John, Douglas J. Kolb and his wife Angie, and Darrell A. Kolb and his wife Ginger, all of Wardsville. They also have five grandchildren: Blake Elizabeth Burks, Kaitlyn Nicole Kolb, Madison Gail Kolb, Miranda Catherine Kolb, and Alison Pauline Kolb.

Engagement

Falter and Bender

Sunday, April 30

Robert and Sandi Falter, Westphalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Falter, Basehor, Kan., to Jared Bender, Basehor, Kan., son of Michael and Diane Bender, Sterling, Kan. A September 2 wedding is planned at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Basehor, Kan. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2006 graduate of Missouri Western State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration - Majors in Accounting and Finance. She is Plant Accountant for Gateway Packaging. The groom-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Sterling High School, Sterling, Kan., and a 2004 graduate of Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology - Major in Plastics Engineering Technology. He is General Manager for the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration.

Engagement

Millen and Tynes

Sunday, April 23

David and Debbie Millen, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen M. Millen, Columbia, to Jason L. Tynes, Columbia, son of Gary and Donna Tynes, Columbia. An April 29 wedding is planned at Wesley United Methodist Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Zeilman and Vieth

Sunday, April 23

Brooke Zeilman, Rich Fountain, and Nick Vieth, Taos, were married at 2 p.m., December 31, 2016, at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain. Father Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Westphalia. After a wedding trip to Punta Cana, the couple resides in Taos.

Anniversary

Hale and Mauzy

Sunday, April 16

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hale, Henley, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner with family and friends at Hickory Hill Baptist Church, Henley, hosted by their family. An Alaskan cruise was taken earlier this year. Robert Hale and Michelle Mauzy were married April 11, 1992, at Spring Valley Baptist Church, Henley. Bro. Cellis Crum officiated. They were attended by Lana Wilson, Jefferson City; Brian Kehr, Russellville; Kim Moseley, California; Michael Hale, Henley; Dana Korsmeyer, Jefferson City; Kim Steenburgen, Henley; Mike Mauzy, Jefferson City; and Joni Adamson, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Hale have two children: Clayton Hale and Cameron Hale, both of the home.

Anniversary

Sanning and Ling

Sunday, April 16

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Sanning, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. Dan Sanning and Paula Ling were married April 16, 1982 at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City. Msgr. David Cox officiated. They were attended by Mark Temmen, Taos, and Paulette (Rost) Rehagen, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Sanning have three children: Dana Kreidler and her husband John, Kansas City; Evan Sanning, Liberty; and Maureen Sanning, San Marcos, Texas. They also have two grandchildren: Jack Kreidler and Molly Kreidler.

Engagement

Stafford and Moore

Sunday, April 16

Cindy Stafford, Holts Summit, and Charles Stafford, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lucy Stafford, Holts Summit, to Luke Moore, St. Peters, son of Anne and Dean Stewart, and Kurt Moore, all of St. Peters. An August 12 wedding is planned at Immanuel Lutheran Church, St. Charles. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a BSN, RN/Charge Nurse at SSM DePaul Hospital. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Lutheran High School, St. Charles, and a 2014 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Master of Accountancy. He is a CPA, Auditor at Brown Smith Wallace.

Engagement

Breese and Helton

Sunday, April 16

Jim and Sharon Breese, Westphalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Aleesa Marie Breese, Pella, Iowa, to Casey Lee Helton, Pella, Iowa, son of Randy and Sharon Helton, St. Elizabeth. A May 6 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2015 graduate of Missouri S&T with a degree in Information Science and Technology. She is an Oracle Business Analyst at Pella Windows and Doors. The groom-to-be is a 2012 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, St. Elizabeth, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University with a degree in Criminal Justice. He is a Manufacturing Business Analyst at Pella Windows and Doors.

Engagement

Neuner and Mebruer

Sunday, April 16

Steve and Diane Neuner, along with Dale and Debbie Mebruer, announce the engagement of their children, Brittany Leah Neuner and Bryce Gerard Mebruer, all of Linn. An April 22 wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rich Fountain. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Linn High School, Linn, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She is employed with Linn R-2 Elementary School, Linn. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Linn High School, Linn, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He is employed with MU Women's and Children's Hospital, Columbia.

Anniversary

Loethen and Eickoff

Sunday, April 9

Mr. and Mrs. James Edward Loethen, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with an anniversary card shower and with a family beach vacation this summer hosted by their children. James Edward Loethen and Margaret Dee Eickoff were married April 8, 1967, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The late Father Norman J. Ahrens officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Loethen have three children: Laura Scheuler and her husband Steve, Jefferson City; Amy Brauner and her husband Mike, Jefferson City; and Scott Loethen and his wife Beth, Jefferson City. They also have eight grandchildren: Kelsey Scheuler Lenox, Cody Scheuler, Logan Brauner, Carson Brauner, Maggie Brauner, Alex Loethen, Coen Loethen, and Parker Loethen; and three great-grandchildren: Kambrie Lenox, Pierse Lenox, and Rhett Scheuler.

Anniversary

Henley and Sack

Sunday, April 9

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Henley, California, Mo., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family vacation to Gulf Shores, Ala. at the end of May. Larry Walter Henely and Rita Ann Sack were married April 7, 1967 at Annunciation Catholic Church, California, Mo. Rev. Blaise J. Scheffer officiated. They were attended by Sandy Kay (Strickfaden) Pinkerton, Springfield, Mo. and John William Reichel, McGirk, Mo. Mr. and Mrs. Henley have three children: Bradley J. Henley and his wife Melissa, Pueblo West, Colo.; Rodney Dale Henley and his wife Janet, California, Mo.; and Larry Wyatt Henley, California, Mo. They also have six grandchildren: Breanna Henley, Brant Henley, Morgan Henley, Grace Henley, Dane Henley, and Dylann Henley.

Anniversary

Sieren and Wehr

Sunday, April 9

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Sieren, Westphalia, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a brunch and Mass at St. Anthony Catholic Church. A trip to national parks is planned for this summer. Omer Sieren and Bernadette Wehr were married April 8, 1967, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sigourney, Iowa. Father James Mackin officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Sieren have two children: Theresa Huhn and her husband Mark, Westphalia, and Alicia Kolb and her husband Curt, Jefferson City. They also have four grandchildren: Katelyn Huhn, Cody Huhn, Nathan Kolb, and Trevor Kolb.

Engagement

Isenberg and Wilson

Sunday, April 9

Amanda Isenberg, Jefferson City, daughter of Wanda and Chip Isenberg, Henley, and Ethan Wilson, Jefferson City, son of Marla and Randi Wilson, Holts Summit, announce their engagement. A September 16 wedding is planned at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home.

Wedding

Fishback and Siebeneck

Sunday, April 9

Kristen Fishback and Chris Siebeneck, both of Columbia, were married at 3:03 p.m., December 10, 2016, at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia. Britani Siebeneck performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Barb Fishback, Jacksonville, Ill., and the late Martin Fishback. The groom is the son of Stephen and Donna Siebeneck, Wardsville. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Stephens Lake Park Riechmann Pavilion. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held December 9, 2016, at Shakespeare's Pizza, Columbia. After a wedding trip to Hopkins, Belize, the couple resides in Columbia.

Anniversary

Poire and Muller

Sunday, April 9

Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Poire, Jefferson City, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Saturday with a family dinner and will also celebrate today with an open house at Concord Baptist Church, hosted by their children. Leroy Poire and Marjorie Muller were married April 5, 1947, at the home of the officiant, Rev. Kenneth A. Kunty, Chillicothe. They were attended by Francis Sims and Donald Simpson, state of California. Mr. and Mrs. Poire have four children: Ronnie Poire (deceased) and his wife Linda; Connie Zaglik and her husband Mike, Kansas City; Rick Poire and his wife Debby, Linn; and David Poire and his wife Shelly, Jefferson City. They also have 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Fifer and Boeckman

Sunday, April 9

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Fifer, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with an open house hosted by their family. They took a family trip in December to Moon Palace Resort, Cancun, Mexico. Thomas Fifer and Martha Boeckman were married April 8, 1967, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. Gerald Poelker officiated. They were attended by Mary Boeckman Kolb, Carole Meyer Boeckman, Barbara Schepker Lute, Carla Meyer Schnieders, Thomas C. Schnieders, Stanley L. Kolb, Gerald Lute, and the late H. James Libbert. Mr. and Mrs. Fifer have two children: Mitchell (wife Judi) Fifer and Matthew (wife Amy) Fifer, both of Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Brittany Fifer, Tiffany Fifer, Taylor Fifer, Dalton Fifer, Logan Fifer, and Ashley Fifer; and two great-grandchildren: Brooklyn Fifer and Addilynn Fifer.

Wedding

Williams and Bax

Sunday, April 2

Sarah E. Williams, Shawnee Mission, Kan. and Jorden W. Bax, Kansas City, were married November 26, 2016, at St. Josephs Church, Shawnee, Kan. Fr. Michael Hawken performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Brian and Lourdes Williams, Derby, Kan. The groom is the son of Bob and Joy Bax, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a strapless, all lace ivory gown with a cafe underlay, featuring a soft mermaid silhouette and a removable lace bolero. She completed her ensemble with an ivory veil redesigned from her mother's veil. She carried a bouquet of burgundy and ivory fall flowers. The honor attendant was Kelsey Stimatze, Shawnee Mission, Kan., friend of the bride. The attendants were Amber Pommier, Derby, Kan., cousin of the bride; Lauren Holt, Jefferson City, sister of the groom; Tiffany Bax, Jefferson City, sister-in-law of the groom; Jessica Shipman, Overland Park, Kan., friend of the bride; and Kate Cunningham, Overland Park, Kan., friend of the bride. They wore long deep wine dresses of their choice. The best man was Andrew Bax, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Casey Baumhoer, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Brent Wildhaber, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Michael Standfuss, Olathe, Kan., friend of the groom; Bradley Lorang, Shawnee Mission, Kan., friend of the groom; and Christian Williams, Derby, Kan., brother of the bride. The flower girl was Lacey Williams, daughter of Christian Williams, Derby, Kan., niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Brayden Holt, son of Carter and Lauren Holt, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Carter Holt, Jefferson City, brother-in-law of the groom; Connor Kellogg, Breckenridge, Colo., friend of the groom; and Aaron Williams, Wichita, Kan., cousin of the bride. The vocalists were Millie Voboril, friend of the couple, and Maggie Marx. The lectors were Jim Williams, Derby, Kan., uncle of the bride, and Lizzie Lorang, Shawnee Mission, Kan., friend of the couple. Offertory was presented by Gren Robinett, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom, and Rick Bax, Linn, uncle/godfather of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Remley Tractor Event Space. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held November 25, 2016, at Jack Stacks. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Kapaun Mount Carmel High School, Wichita, Kan., and a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education, emphasis in Literature. She is an Educator at St. Joseph Catholic School, Shawnee Mission, Kan. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Science in Business. He is a Consultant for Cerner Corporation, Kansas City. After a wedding trip on a Norwegian cruise and Ireland, the couple resides in Mission, Kansas.

Engagement

Henke and Muenks

Sunday, April 2

Thomas and Katherine Henke, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Linsay Henke, Taos, to Kyle Muenks, Loose Creek, son of Leon Muenks, Loose Creek, and Kathy Muenks, Jefferson City. A May 20 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos.

Wedding

Bax and Beck

Sunday, April 2

Kayla Bax and Brendan Beck, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., October 15, 2016, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Charles Pardee performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Debbie Bax, Jefferson City, and the late Donnie Bax. The groom is the son of Terry and Lana Beck, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 14, 2016, at Reinhardts Circle. The bride is a 2011 graduate of St. Elizabeth High School, St. Elizabeth, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Nursing degree. She is a Registered Nurse at Boone Hospital Center. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Linn State Technical College, Linn, with an Accounting degree. He is Assistant Manager at Gerbes. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Martin and Snyder

Sunday, April 2

Albert and Rosemary Able, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their grand-daughter, Jennifer Martin, Boise, Idaho, daughter of Michelle and Terry Martin, Jefferson City, to Dillon Snyder, Boise, Idaho, son of Steve and Delise Snyder, Boise, Idaho. A July 15 wedding is planned at Pioneer Lodge, Bogus Basin Ski Resort, Boise, Idaho. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of William Woods University with a BA in Educational Studies with a minor in Art. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Borah High School, Boise, Idaho, and a 2015 graduate of William Woods University with a BS in Sports Management with a minor in Coaching and Business. He is a Loan Processor at Saint Alphonsus Medical Credit Union.

Engagement

Phillips and Wilhelm

Sunday, April 2

Eddie and Martha Phillips, California, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Nicole Phillips, California, to Kyle Spencer Wilhelm, Versailles, son of Todd and Kim Wilhelm, Versailles. A June 17 wedding is planned at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, California. The bride is a 2007 graduate of California High School, California, and a 2011 graduate of William Woods University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. She is a kindergarten teacher at High Point RIII School. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Versailles High School, Versailles, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Central MO with a degree in Engineering and Industrial Technology Education. He is an Industrial Arts teacher at Versailles.

Anniversary

Duncan and Erhardt

Sunday, April 2

Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Duncan, Centertown, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a family gathering at their home. Bobby Duncan and Betty Ehrhardt were married April 2, 1967, at St. John's Lutheran Church, (Stringtown) Lohman. Mr. and Mrs. Duncan have two children: Linette Meller, Boonville, and Kevin Duncan, Centertown. They also have three grandchildren.

Anniversary

Sandbothe and Buechler

Sunday, April 2

Mr. and Mrs. David Sandbothe, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, April 1, 2017. David Sandbothe and Carol Buechler were married April 1, 1967, at Holy Family Church, Freeburg. Father Bernard Timpe officiated. They were attended by Mary Ann Wildhaber (Buechler), Freeburg; Martha Kliethermes (Buechler), Westphalia; Mary Kay Schulte (Luebbert), Westphalia; Jeron Sandbothe, Jefferson City; Carl Buechler, deceased; and Bill Sappenfield, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Sandbothe have two children: Chris Sandbothe, Jefferson City, and Pam Sandbothe and her husband, Jesse, New Bloomfield.

Engagement

Rogers and Hoelscher

Sunday, April 2

Darrell and Darla Rogers, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelly Rogers, to Bo Hoelscher, son of Brenda Jungmeyer and Paul Hoelscher. A May 20 wedding is planned.

Engagement

Markway and Nelson

Sunday, March 26

Tom and Jeananne Markway, along with Ed and Patty Nelson, announce the engagement of their children, Jenna Markway and Corey Nelson, all of Jefferson City. An April 22 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Church, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Bisges and Cobble

Sunday, March 26

Mr. and Mrs. Roger A. Bisges, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip planned for later this summer. Roger A. Bisges and Lynn Cobble were married March 26, 1977, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Father Richard Cronin officiated. They were attended by Noel Bisges, Jefferson City; Stephen Ruprecht, Branson; Jeff Bose, Lee's Summit; Ken Blume, Jefferson City; Laura Cobble Weiler, Jefferson City; Cindy Buchta Peterson, Columbia; Julie Cobble Caldwell, Lee's Summit; and Lisa Bisges Smith, Truckee, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. Bisges have two children: John Bisges and his wife Katherine Moriau, Billings, Mont., and Joyce Wentz and her husband Patrick Wentz III, Hampton, Va. They also have two grandchildren: Daphne Wentz and Phoebe Wentz.

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Scott and Repper

Sunday, March 26

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Scott, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a weekend trip to Branson with their children and grandchildren. Ron Scott and Carol Repper were married March 26, 1977, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cole Camp. Pastor Gary Clayton officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Scott have two children: Kellee Meyer and her husband Joe, Odessa, and Ryan Scott, San Antonio, Texas. They also have two grandchildren: Luke Meyer and Blake Meyer.

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Stratman and Junkuns

Sunday, March 26

Mr. and Mrs. Joey Stratman, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary with a prayer service and family dinner. Joey Stratman and Ruth Ann Junkans were married March 28, 1992, at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. Fr. James Fender and Fr. Dan Lueckenotte officiated.

Engagement

Spray and Raymo

Sunday, March 26

Amy Renee Spray, Jefferson City, daughter of Joyce Spray, Green City, and the late Ronald Gene Spray, and Mark Allen Raymo, Columbia, son of Peggy Raymo, Oakwood, Ga., and the late Charles Raymo Sr., announce their engagement. An April 29 wedding is planned at Freshwater Church, Jefferson City.

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Swenson and Hoelscher

Sunday, March 26

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Swenson, Jefferson City, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on Saturday with a trip to the Dominican Republic. A family dinner, hosted by their children, will be held on April 1. Mike Swenson and Mary Hoelscher were married March 25, 1972, at the Cathedral of St. Joseph, Jefferson City. Father Richard Cronin officiated. They were attended by Emily Hoelscher Nesheim, Manahawkin, N.J.; Mary Kay Reinke Dawson, Jefferson City; Cindy Hoelscher Soule, Kansas City; John Swenson, Columbia; John Pat Tellman, Clinton; Mike Hoelscher, Jefferson City; Fred Hoelscher, Jefferson City; and Rick Huddleston, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Swenson have two children: Michelle Perr and her husband Shannon, Olathe, Kan., and Sarah Swenson, Kansas City. They also have two grandchildren: Austin Perr and Colin Perr.

Engagement

Schnieders and Morgan

Sunday, March 19

Kevin and Karen Schnieders announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianne Schnieders, to Frankie Morgan, son of Frank and Donna Morgan, all of Jefferson City. A July 22 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Cathedral Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Schwaller and Kempker

Sunday, March 19

Jessica Schwaller, Mary's Home, and Aaron Kempker, Brazito, were married at 12 p.m., October 15, 2016, at Our Lady of the Snows Church, Mary's Home. George Kramer performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David Schwaller, Mary's Home, and Julie Bax, Westphalia. The groom is the son of Jim and Angie Kempker, Brazito. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held October 14, 2016, at Our Lady of the Snows Center, Mary's Home. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Cole R-V High School, Eugene, and a 2014 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Science - Criminal Justice Administration. She is employed with the Missouri Office of State Courts Administrator. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Cole R-V High School, Eugene. He is a member of the Missouri National Guard. The couple resides in Mary's Home.

Engagement

Lock and Huber

Sunday, March 19

Dan and Shelly Lock, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Lock, Lenexa, Kan., to Michael Huber, Lenexa, Kan., son of Jim and Elizabeth Huber, Jefferson City. A June 3 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Rockhurst University, Kansas City, with a Master's Degree in Occupational Therapy. She is an Occupational Therapist at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Shawnee Mission, Kan. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Engineering. He is a Software Consultant at Lexmark, Lenexa, Kan.

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Tucker and Pohl

Sunday, March 19

Chelsey Renee Tucker and Dustin James Pohl, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., October 8, 2016, at St. Martin Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Edwin Schmidt performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Matthew and Sharon Tucker, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Betty Pohl, Jim Pohl, and Donnie Smallwood, all of Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Martin Knights of Columbus Hall, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Betty Pohl and Donnie Smallwood, was held October 7, 2016, at St. Martin Church basement. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City; a 2009 graduate of Merrell University, Jefferson City, with a Cosmetologist degree; and a 2010 graduate of Merrell University, Jefferson City, with an Esthetician degree. She is a Cosmetologist/Esthetician at Sydney Broderick Salon and Spa. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville. He is a Pest Control Technician with Arts Pest Control. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Seyer and Sebastian

Sunday, March 12

Ken and Debbie Seyer announce the engagement of their daughter, Mackenzie Seyer, to Jereme Sebastian, son of Brian and Sandy Sebastian, all of Jefferson City. A May 13 wedding is planned at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse at North Kansas City Hospital. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; 2015 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology; and a projected 2019 graduate of the D.D.S. program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Engagement

Hartman and Wolters

Sunday, March 12

Gary and Debbie Hartman, California, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Hartman, California, to Jordan Wolters, Holts Summit, son of Rick and Keri Wolters, Holts Summit. A May 13 wedding is planned at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Social Work degree. She will complete her Master of Social Work degree in May. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology.

Engagement

Lage and Schmitz

Sunday, March 5

Sharon Kempker, Jefferson City, and Andy and Sharon Lage, Marys Home, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tawnya Lage to John Schmitz, son of Fred and Magdalen Schmitz, all of Jefferson City. A June 10 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

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Wallen and Courtney

Sunday, March 5

Mr. and Mrs. Alves Wallen, Meta, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a dinner in Jefferson City, hosted by family and friends. Alves Wallen and Connie Courtney were married March 1, 1952, in Pocahontas, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. Wallen have five children: Sonsee Wheatley and her husband Kenneth, Meta; Mike Wallen, state of California; Schontelle Matheny and her husband Ray, Jefferson City; Clarice Nape and her husband David, Mesa, Ariz.; and Sendera (Cindy) Kampeter and her husband Jon, New Bloomfield. They also have nine grandchildren: Brian Matheny, Shannon Moore, Jason Matheny, Mathew Kampeter, Christopher Kampeter, Jordan Wheatley, Jessica Wheatley, Lena Nape, and Dylan Nape; and three great-grandchildren: Zoey Matheny, Elijah Moore, and baby boy Moore.

Engagement

LeCuru and Thomas

Sunday, March 5

Thomas Eric and Bonnie LeCuru announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey Nicole LeCuru to Seth Elliott Thomas, son of Kent and Sherri Thomas, all of Jefferson City. A May 20 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of William Woods University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and Sports Management. She is a Project Specialist with Mid-Mo Samaritan Center. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Cuba High School, Cuba, and a 2014 graduate of William Woods University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education/Health K-12. He is the P.E./Health teacher, high school varsity boys head basketball coach, and junior high basketball coach at Jamestown C-1 School. The couple is registered at Kohl's and Target.

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Koestner and Fletcher

Sunday, March 5

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Koestner, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on February 24 with a dinner hosted by Steve and Diane Koestner. Dale Koestner and Mary Fletcher were married February 24, 1957 in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Loethen and Williams

Sunday, March 5

Shelby Renae Loethen, Russellville, and Gregory Michael Williams, Hartsburg, were married September 24, 2016, at the Governor's Garden, Jefferson City. Ryan Jimenez performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Lance and Michelle Loethen, Russellville. The groom is the son of Greg and Leslie Williams, Hartsburg. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an A-line ivory gown with beaded lace detail at the top, beaded belt at the waist, and semi-cathedral train with lace overlay. She carried a bouquet of sunflowers, orange and plum calla lilies, and burgundy dahlias. The honor attendant was Shelby Bryant, Russellville, friend of the bride. The attendants were Elizabeth Williams, Hartsburg, sister of the groom; Alexi Moeller, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom; and Brittany Gaines, Argyle, friend of the bride and groom. They wore plum, full length dresses with lace back and cap sleeves. The best man was Scott Otto, Argyle, friend of the bride and groom. The groomsmen included Jared Loethen, Russellville, brother of the bride; Tristan Schrimpf, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; and Michael Hartman, Hartsburg, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Sarah Moeller, daughter of Alicia and Aaron Moeller, Holts Summit, cousin of the groom. The ushers were Tanner Schrimpf, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride, and Isaac Moeller, Holts Summit, cousin of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the St. Martins Knights of Columbus, St. Martins. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 23, 2016, at the Claysville Store, Hartsburg. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Russellville High School, Russellville,and a 2015 graduate of Linn State Technical College, Linn, with a Business degree. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Southern Boone High School, Ashland. The couple resides in Hartsburg.

Wedding

Gassner and Baumhoer

Sunday, March 5

Michelle Gassner and Casey Baumhoer, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., October 1, 2016, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Gregory C. Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Joe and Sheila Gassner, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Glen and Kim Baumhoer, Wardsville, and Jim and Kim Kline, Taos. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a modified fit-and-flare ivory wedding dress featuring a beaded illusion lace back, fitted bodice with a sweetheart neckline and semi-cap sleeves, lace skirt with the hem featuring scalloped lace. She completed her ensemble with an ivory fingertip veil trimmed in beads. She carried a hand-tied clutch bouquet of roses and mums in varying shades of burgundy and coral, wrapped in ivory satin. The honor attendants were Melissa Gassner,Jefferson City, sister of the bride, and Megan Haslag, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The attendants were Leslie Wilbers, Taos, friend of the bride; Heather Forsythe, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Dayla Gassner, Kansas City, sister-in-law of the bride; Megan Dampf, Kansas City, cousin of the bride; Brooke Barker, St. Louis; friend of the bride; Courtney Price, St. Louis; friend of the bride; and Ashley Philbert, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. They wore full length, wine colored, one shoulder crinkled chiffon gowns with a ruffle. The best men were Jorden Bax, Kansas City, friend of the groom, and Cole Berhorst, Holts Summit, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Brandon Baumhoer, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; Jordan Baumhoer, Wardsville, brother of the groom; Cory Gassner, Kansas City, brother of the bride; Austin Bernskoetter, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Chris Tannehill, Columbia, friend of the groom; Forrest McCurren, Kansas City, friend of the groom; Brent Wildhaber, St. Louis, friend of the groom; and two honorary groomsmen: Jacob Gassner, Jefferson City, brother of the bride, and Austin Baumhoer, Wardsville, brother of the groom. The flower girls were Alyssa Bliesath, daughter of Jessica Bliesath, Holts Summit, goddaughter of the groom, and Amiyah Gordon, daughter of Meghan Gordon, Jefferson City, niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Marcus Gordon, son of Meghan Gordon, Jefferson City, godson of the groom. The organist was Mike Bruns, Jefferson City, and the vocalists were Connie Andrews and Mike Bruns, both of Jefferson City. The Mass servers were Henry McIntyre, St. Louis, and Cody Suthoff, Jefferson City. The lectors were Kelsey Sandbothe, Taos, friend of the couple, and Tim Carroll, Overland Park, Kan.., friend of the couple. Offertory was presented by John and Marilyn Dietzel, Jamestown, godparents of the bride, and Randy and Linda Luadzers, Jefferson City, godparents of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 30, 2016, at the Wardsville Lions Club. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a degree in Nursing. She is a Nurse with the Cole County Health Department and Capital Region Medical Center. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, with an Electrical Lineman degree. He is a Lineman with Three Rivers Electric Cooperative. After a wedding trip to Jamaica, the couple resides in Wardsville.

Engagement

Nappier and Howell

Sunday, Feb. 26

Kelli and Kaylyn Nappier, Linn, announce the engagement of their mother, Loretta L. Nappier, Linn, daughter of Benjamin Eric and Maridel Braman, Linn, to Ronald R. Howell, Linn, son of the late Donald Ray Howell Sr. and the late Raylene Leonard. A March 5 wedding is planned at the Moffat Auction Center, Linn.

Engagement

Schaefer and Ortbals

Sunday, Feb. 26

Ryan Ortbals, son of Robert and Denise Ortbals, and Meghan Schaefer, daughter of Ken and Theresa Schaefer, all of Lohman, announce their engagement. A June 10 wedding is planned at the Ortbals family farm in Russellville.

Engagement

Humphreys and Andersen

Sunday, Feb. 26

Marshall and Kimberly Humphreys, Ulman, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Nicole Humphreys, Columbia, to Dodge Scott Andersen, Versailles, son of Christopher and Lana Andersen, Versailles. A June 3 wedding is planned at The Legacy Barn, Barnett. The bride-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Tuscumbia High School, Tuscumbia, and a projected 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BHS degree in Health Sciences. She is employed with Charles L. Crist, MD, Ashland. The groom-to-be is a 2014 graduate of Versailles High School, Versailles, and a projected December 2017 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BHS degree in Health Sciences. He is a Sales Manager with Excel Metal Roofing, Versailles. The couple is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond, and Target.

Wedding

Lueckenotte and French, Jr.

Sunday, Feb. 19

Sydney Michelle Lueckenotte, Jefferson City, and Gerald Bernard French, Jr., St. Louis, were married at 3 p.m. August 6, 2016 at South Side Church of God, St. Louis. Reverend Wayne Bryant performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tim Lueckenotte, St. Louis, and Patricia Lueckenotte, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Gerald Bernard French, Sr., St. Louis, and Tonya King, Arlington, Texas. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Royale Orleans. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and is currently pursuing a degree in Business Administration at Lincoln University, with an anticipated graduation date of December 2017. She is currently employed with the State of Missouri, Office of Administration. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Riverview Gardens, St. Louis, and is currently pursuing a degree in Business Marketing at Lincoln University, with an anticipated graduation date of December 2018. He is currently employed with Fechtel Beverage. After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Crane and Taylor

Sunday, Feb. 19

John and Lana Crane, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Crane, Gladstone, to Nathan Alan Taylor, Gladstone, son of Scott and Dana Taylor, Gladstone. A March 17 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2009 graduate of Columbia College with a B.S. in Mathematics; and a 2013 graduate of Lincoln University with a Masters degree in Math Education. She is a seventh grade Math Teacher in Excelsior Springs. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Winnetonka High School, Kansas City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is a Credit Analyst at Dickinson Financial Corp.

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Smith and Pringer

Sunday, Feb. 12

Mr. and Mrs. Steven D. Smith, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. Steven D. Smith and Theresa M. Pringer were married February 12, 1977, at Immaculate Conception Cath-olic Church, Jefferson City. Father Richard Cronin officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Smith have two children: Bradley D. Smith and his wife Julie, Loose Creek, and Christine N. Smith, Jefferson City. They also have three grandchildren: Ean, Mason, and Dylan.

Engagement

Bradshaw and Henley

Sunday, Feb. 12

Scott and Amy Bradshaw, Twin Falls, Idaho, announce the engagement of their daughter, Christine Bradshaw, to Parker Henley, Champaign, Ill., son of Darrell and Julie Henley, Eugene. An April 22 wedding is planned at Twelve Apostles Catholic Church, Kansas City. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Twin Falls High School, Twin Falls, Idaho, and a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science and Industry Biotechnology. She is a Production Assistant at Country Financial. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Cole R-V High School, Eugene, and a 2014 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree at the University of Illinois. He is a Livestock Judging Coach at the University of Illinois.

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Holtmeyer and Sloan

Sunday, Feb. 12

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Holtmeyer, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a fall foliage cruise in October to New England/Canada. Jerry Holtmeyer and Rita Sloan were married February 8, 1992, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Monsignor Gerald Poelker officiated. They were attended by Mindy (Bruce) Laughlin, Wardsville; Paula Sloan, Lawrence, Kan.; Richard Holtmeyer, Kaiser; and Travis Holtmeyer, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Holtmeyer have three children: Mindy Laughlin, Wardsville; Richard Holtmeyer, Kaiser; and Travis Holtmeyer, Jefferson City. They also have eight grandchildren.

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Gier and Hirschvogel

Sunday, Feb. 12

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gier, Russellville, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Nashville, Tenn. and a family celebration in Branson in July. Arthur Gier and Barbara Hirschvogel were married February 12, 1967, at Cole Spring Baptist Church, Russellville. Bro. John Rollins officiated. They were attended by Janet Hirschvogel, deceased; Jane (Campbell) Miller, St. Augustine, Fla.; Darryl Smothers, Lady Lake, Fla.; and David Jones, Lohman. Mr. and Mrs. Gier have five children: Barry Gier and his wife Deborah, Nottingham, N.H.; Mitchell Gier and his wife Kimberly, Bonnots Mill; Gary Gier, Perryville; Larry Gier, Russellville; and Scott Gier, Columbia. They also have 11 grandchildren: Brandon Gier, Rachel Gier, Sean Gier, Stephanie Bitticks, Brien Gier, Collin Gier, Brennan Gier, Chayce Gier, Alexandra Gier, Autumn Gier, and November Gier; three great-grandchildren: Mackenzie Gier, Tatum Gier, and Mason Gier, and one due in March, Austyn Grace.

Engagement

Driver and Thrash

Sunday, Feb. 12

Rick and Amy Thrash, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Charley Thrash, Laramie, Wyo., to Dana Driver, Laramie, Wyo., daughter of Kelly Driver, Denver, Colo., and the late Daniel Driver. An April 29 wedding is planned in Glenrose, Texas.

Engagement

Rowe and Backues

Sunday, Feb. 12

Larry and Debra Rowe, Meta, announce the engagement of their daughter, Trisha Rowe, Columbia, to Connor Backues, Columbia, son of Tim and Rolanda Backues, Vienna. A September 9 wedding is planned at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Meta. The bride-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia, and a 2016 graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse with MU Healthcare in the Oncology Department of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center. The groom-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Vienna High School, Vienna. He is a Union Millwright Carpenter through Acme Constructors. The couple is registered at WalMart and JCPenney's.

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Hilgert and Zimmer

Sunday, Feb. 12

Jessica Hilgert, Freeburg, daughter of Kristie Hagner, Jefferson City, and the late William Hilgert, and Shane Zimmer, Freeburg, son of Nicki Bax, Freeburg, and Daniel Zimmer, Henley, announce their engagement. A May 13 wedding is planned at Holy Family Church, Freeburg.

Anniversary

Alexander

Sunday, Feb. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Alexander, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip later in the year. Charles J. "Jon" Alexander and Lois Ann Fletcher were married February 3, 1977, at the First Christian Church, Jefferson City. The late Rev. Harry Spears officiated. They were attended by Alan Timothy Alexander, Jefferson City, and Mary Kay Knaup, Kenosha, Wis.

Wedding

Rehagen and Hardwick

Sunday, Feb. 5

Maryssa A. Rehagen and Jared M. Hardwick, both of Jefferson City, were married at 11 a.m., September 3, 2016, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Simeon A. Etonu performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donnell and Shelly Rehagen, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Mark and Pamela Hardwick, Waynesburg, Ky. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an A-line lace and tulle gown with bateau neckline, satin belt, bead embellished bodice, and chapel-length train. She completed her ensemble with a floor-length, bead embellished veil. She carried a bouquet of cream and light pink roses with family broaches. The honor attendant was Ashley M. Rehagen, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Hailey Mertens, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Ciera Strobel, Kansas City, friend of the bride; and Taylor Schulte, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. They wore meadow strapless floor-length gowns. The best man was Christopher Smith, St. Louis, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Jordan Hardwick, Junction City, Ky., brother of the groom; Travis Hardwick, Carbondale, Ill., brother of the groom; and Cody Tarter, Waynesburg, Ky., cousin of the groom. The ring bearers were Lukas Rehagen and Porter Hardwick, Jefferson City, sons of the bride and groom. The ushers were Nicholas Rehagen, Jefferson City, brother of the bride, and Stephen Rehagen, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The organist was Tina Fick, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The vocalist was Brooke Micke, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The Mass servers were Benjamin Rehagen, Jefferson City; Caroline Hunter and Molly Hunter, Joplin. The lectors were Paulette Rehagen, Jefferson City, godmother of the bride, and Mark Rehagen, Jefferson City, uncle of the bride. Offertory was presented by Michael Rehagen, Jefferson City, godfather of the bride; Susan Rehagen, Jefferson City, aunt of the bride; and Lesley Weaver, Jefferson City, aunt of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Avenue HQ. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 2, 2016, at Madison's Cafe, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and currently attends Columbia College. She is an Administrative Assistant at Brady's Jefferson City Glass and Paint. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Lincoln County High School, Stanford, Ky., and a 2013 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, Ky., with a Bachelors in Broadcast and Electrical News. He is an Engineer at Learfield. The couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

McGrail and Schwinke

Sunday, Feb. 5

Tim and Cindy McGrail announce the engagement of their daughter, Beth McGrail, to Clay Schwinke, son of Keith and Vicki Schwinke, all of Jefferson City. A March 18 wedding is planned at the Lodge at Ironwood, Leawood, Kan. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of MO-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse at Children's Mercy Hospital. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelor of Science, Biology. He is a dental student at the University of MO-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

Engagement

Gillmore and Dixon

Sunday, Feb. 5

Ed and Sheryl Gillmore, Taos, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa (Aly) Kristin Gillmore, Taos, to Drew Dixon, Memphis, Texas, son of Chanla Dixon, Memphis, Texas, and Jody Dixon, Amarillo, Texas. A May 20 wedding is planned at Camp Pin Oak, Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Kaiser. The bride-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2017 graduate of the University of Central Missouri with a BS in Elementary Education. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Memphis High School, Memphis, Texas, and a 2011 graduate of South Plains College with a degree in Residential and Commercial HVAC. He is Director of Operations at Panfork Baptist Camp. The couple is registered at Bed, Bath and Beyond; Target; and Kohl's.

Engagement

DeMik and Bax

Sunday, Feb. 5

Adlai and Sherry Bax, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Eric S. Bax, Palatine, Ill., to Candice DeMik, Woodstock, Ill., daughter of Jack and Katie DeMik, Charlotte, Mich. A June 9 wedding is planned at The Seville, Streamwood, Ill.

Engagement

Payne and Hettich

Sunday, Feb. 5

Jeff and Jenice Payne, Russellville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaley Nichole Payne, Russellville, to Joshua Lee Hettich, Waynesville, son of Steven and Yong Hettich, Waynesville. A June 3 wedding is planned at Freshwater Church, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Eichholz

Sunday, Feb. 5

Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Eichholz, Taos, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary February 4 with a Mass and blessing at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos, followed by a family dinner. Robert (Bob) Eichholz and Mary Ortmeyer were married February 4, 1967, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Rev. Kevin Gormley officiated. They were attended by Helen (Ortmeyer) Winge, Carol (Ortmeyer) Pleus, Norman Eichholz, Ron Eichholz, Carla (Veltrop) Hahn, and Kenny Eichholz, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Eichholz have three children: Mark Eichholz and his wife Dana, Wardsville; Vicki Eichholz-Schulte, deceased; and Amy Eichholz, Wardsville. They also have three grandchildren: Jordan Eichholz, Elizabeth Brondel, and Kellen Brondel; and one great-grandson, Knox.

Wedding

Fennewald and Gilbert

Sunday, Jan. 29

Lauren Joan Fennewald and Ross Chapin Gilbert, Jefferson City, were married July 30, 2016, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Pastor Samuel Powell performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chris and Denise Fennewald, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Maggie Gilbert, Jefferson City, and the late Guy Gilbert. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory A-line dress with lace on soft tulle with crystal beading on the sweetheart neckline and corset back. She completed her ensemble with her grandmother's short-length veil. She carried a bouquet of off-white roses and stargazer lilies. The honor attendants were Kristen Fennewald, sister of the bride, and Ginny Cogdill, friend of the bride. The attendants were Megan Long, Jenni Jarman, and Missy Growney, all friends of the bride. They wore short, chiffon indigo colored dresses with sweetheart neckline and ruched bodice, attached to an A-line skirt. The best man was Ryan Gilbert, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Reid Gilbert, brother of the groom; and Derek Taylor, Zak Kutscher, and Kevin Landrum, all friends of the groom. The flower girl was Alannah Gilbert, daughter of the groom. The ring bearer was Parker Kutscher, friend of the groom. The ushers were Devin Chouinard, friend of the bride; Scott Hillis, Drew Burnett, and Cody Kempker, all friends of the groom. The pianist was Neena Williams-Strange, friend of the bride. The vocalists were Brenda Hale and Lydia Hale, friends of the bride. The lector was Steve Gonzales, friend of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Martins Knights of Columbus. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's mother, was held July 29, 2016, at Madison's Cafe. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2014 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences; and a 2016 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Middle School Education. She is a teacher with Jefferson City Public Schools. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He is employed with Harold G. Butzer. After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Schaffer and Murrell

Sunday, Jan. 29

Randi Schaffer and Dalton "Tanner" Murrell, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., September 10, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Pastor Michael Diener performed the double-ring ceremony. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Reinhardt Circle, Jefferson City. After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Centertown.

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Bell and Haskell

Sunday, Jan. 15

Candace Juline Bell, Marceline, and Neil Anthony Haskell, Morristown, N.J., were married September 3, 2016, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. John Gordon performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Donna Bell, Marceline, and the granddaughter of Roman and Pauline Scheulen, Westphalia. The groom is the son of Bruce and Helen Haskell, Long Valley, N.J. A reception dinner and dance followed the ceremony at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 2 at the home of Dennis and Lisa Scheulen, aunt and uncle of the bride. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Marceline High School, Marceline; a 2012 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science; and a 2014 graduate of the College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, N.J., with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian at Atlantic Home Care and Hospice, Morristown, N.J. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Tenafly High School, Tenafly, N.J. He is a Licensed Insurance Broker and Vice-President of C.A. Shea and Company, Inc., Chester, N.J. After a wedding trip to Italy, the couple resides in Morristown, N.J.

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White and Walther

Sunday, Jan. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Chester H. White, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in March with a trip to Miami and Jupiter, Fla. with friends. Chester H. White and Shari Walther were married January 22, 1982, at the Cole County Courthouse, Jefferson City. Judge Alden Stockard officiated.

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Linhardt and Markway

Sunday, Jan. 15

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Linhardt, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary December 31, 2016, with a family dinner and celebration party in Smithville, hosted by their children. Frederick Linhardt and Mary Jane Markway were married December 31, 1966, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Rt. Rev. Msgr. Gerald Kaiser officiated. They were attended by Betty (Markway) Benton; Jeanine (Novotny) Meis; Kathryn (Linhardt) Stroessner; Charlotte (Linhardt) Bunting, deceased; Kathryn Markway; Mary Pat (Defeo) Storms; Ellen (Leivian) Bono; Wayne Linhardt; Thomas Benton, deceased; Donald Stroessner; Gary Heidrick; James Poetker; and David Angelbeck. Mr. and Mrs. Linhardt have three children: Anthony Linhardt and his wife Carla, Jefferson City; Rebekah and her husband Darren Bell, Smithville; and Jonathan Linhardt and his wife Holly, Kansas City. They also have four grandchildren: Tara Linhardt, Austin Bell, Lauren Linhardt, and Brady Bell.

Wedding

Stratman and Baysinger

Sunday, Jan. 8

Elizabeth Stratman, Columbia, and Devin Baysinger, Jamestown, were married at 2 p.m., November 5, 2016, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Columbia. Fr. Matt Flatley performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gary and Nancy Stratman, Vienna. The groom is the son of Danny and Darla Baysinger, Jamestown. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a sight mermaid style gown with detail work all throughout the dress and lace work along the bottom. She completed her ensemble with a fingertip length veil with beading work to match the gown. She carried a bouquet of red Gerbera daisies, bronze cremons, cream football mums, burnt orange calla lilies, purple lisianthus, all bordered with salvia leaves. The honor attendant was Jessie Davis, Hallsville, sorority sister/friend of the couple. The attendants were Danielle Anderson, Frisco, Texas, cousin of the bride; Diana Coonce, Jamestown, sister of the groom; Dana Schad, Versailles, sister of the groom; and Jazmin Schrader, Canton, friend of the bride. They wore short all-over lace apple red halter dresses with scalloped hems. The best man was Jordan Oliver, California, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Tyce Stratman, Vienna, brother of the bride; Jake Coonce, Jamestown, brother-in-law of the groom; Brad Schad, Versailles, brother-in-law of the groom; and Cody Eftink, Sandy Hook, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Eva Welschmeyer, daughter of Jonathan and Christy Welschmeyer, Keller, Texas, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Braden Schad, son of Brad and Dana Schad, Versailles, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Brian Volmert, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride, and Nathan Baysinger, Hannibal, cousin of the groom. The organist was Theresa Wildhaber, Argyle, cousin of the bride. The vocalists were Emily Wildhaber, Argyle, cousin of the bride, and Christy Welschmeyer, Keller, Texas, cousin of the bride. The Mass server was Kyle Prenger, Jefferson City. The lectors were Mark Welschmeyer, South Lake, Texas, uncle of the bride; Howard Baysinger, Jefferson City, uncle of the groom; and Doris Gibbons, Florissant, aunt of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held November 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Maries R-1 High School, and a 2012 graduate of Culver-Stockton College. She is an energy scheduler in Columbia. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Jamestown C-1 High School and a 2009 graduate of Missouri Welding Institute. He is a welder in Jefferson City. The couple resides in Columbia.

Wedding

Engel and Foster

Sunday, Jan. 8

Meredith Engel and Brent Foster, both of St. Charles, were married at 2 p.m., July 16, 2016, at the Shrine of St. Joseph, St. Louis. Deacon Mark McCarthy and Father David Skillman performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Suzanne and Jasper Engel, St. Charles. The groom is the son of Glenda and Gerald Foster, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a sweetheart style gown with lace applique and gold stitching. She completed her ensemble with a medium length veil with gold stitching. She carried a bouquet of purple, pink, coral and white flowers. The honor attendant was Sarah Collier, St. Charles, friend of the bride. The attendants were Jennifer Nelson, St. Charles, friend of the bride; Lindsey Gill-Bearce, Alexandria, Va., friend of the bride; Maria Fortney, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Brittany Chisenhall, St. Charles, friend of the bride; Melissa Hart, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Allison Richmond, Minneapolis, Minn., friend of the bride; and Jennifer Keppel, St. Charles, cousin of the bride. The best man was Brandon Foster, Columbia, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included: Seth Maberry, Columbia, friend of the groom; Chris Coffman, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Ben Herrold, Columbia, friend of the groom; Nathan Armer, Columbia, friend of the groom; Blake Toppmeyer, Columbia, friend of the groom; Allee Middlecamp, Blue Springs, friend of the groom; and Bradley Engel, St. Charles, brother of the bride. The flower girls were Rikki Lloyd, daughter of Alyssa and Michael Lloyd, Kirksville, cousin of the groom; and Annabelle Yount, daughter of Brittney and Nathan Yount, Ashland, friend of the bride and groom. The ring bearer was Mason Keppel, son of C.J. Keppel, St. Charles, cousin of the bride. The ushers were C.J. Keppel, St. Charles, cousin of the bride; Matthew Lloyd, Kirksville, cousin of the groom; and Michael Lloyd, Greentop, cousin of the groom. The organist was Rene Zajner, St. Louis. The vocalist was Susan Toben, St. Louis. The lectors were Lauren Keppel and Katie Keppel, both of St. Charles, cousins of the bride. Offertory was presented by Allie Cerutti and Cathy Lydon, both of St. Louis, cousins of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Coronado - The Grand Ballroom. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 15 at Pietro's Italian Restaurant, St. Louis. The bride is a 2006 graduate of St. Charles West High School, St. Charles; a 2010 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication; and a 2011 graduate of Truman State University with a Master of Arts in Elementary Education. She is a third grade teacher and high school dance coach in the City of St. Charles. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Journalism). He is Web Author at Edward Jones. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya and Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in St. Charles.

Engagement

Sheehan and Harris

Sunday, Jan. 8

John and Barb Sheehan, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Sheehan, Atlanta, Ga., to Walker Harris, Atlanta, Ga., son of Jeff and Judy Harris, Weston, Mass. A May 20, 2017 wedding is planned at the Cathedral of Christ The King, Atlanta, Ga.

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Spratt and Goff

Sunday, Jan. 8

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Spratt, Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Eugene Spratt and Peggy Goff were married December 29, 1956, at First Methodist Church, Bloomington, Ind. Rev. McFall officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Spratt have two children: Jim Spratt and his wife Jaala, Jefferson City; and David Spratt and his wife Nikkie, Wardsville. They also have seven grandchildren: Lexie Spratt, Kailey Spratt, Annie Spratt, Lauren Spratt, Allison Spratt, Jayme Spratt, and Maggie Spratt.

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Schrimpf and Chaney

Sunday, Jan. 8

Mr. and Mrs. John D. Schrimpf, Lake Ozark, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Europe in the fall. John D. Schrimpf and Gail A. Chaney were married January 7, 1967, at St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church, Wheaton, Md. Fr. Bernard Martin, Assistant Pastor, officiated. They were attended by Terry (Roberts) Krebs, Silver Spring, Md.; Phyllis (Schrimpf) Autrey, Aiken, S.C.; Lynn (Standish) Davis, Fredericksburg, Va.; Diana (Grande) Fink, Bethesda, Md.; Tom Taylor; Mark Schrimpf, Kansas City; Donald Chaney, deceased; and Clarence Chaney Jr., Dagsboro, Del. Mr. and Mrs. Schrimpf have three children: Kimberly Fox, Columbia; Kelly Locker, St. Charles; and Keri Schrimpf and her husband Christopher, Kirkwood. They also have four grandchildren: Alec Rand, Nathan Locker, Kaitlyn Locker, Alivia Schrimpf, and a new arrival due in March.

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Lueckenhoff and Walther

Sunday, Jan. 1

Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a family trip in the spring of 2017. Timothy Joseph Lueckenhoff and Julie Ann Walther were married December 27, 1986, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Michael Flanagan officiated. They were attended by Lori Walther Storms, Jefferson City; Brenda Walther Verslues, Jefferson City; Sandra Lueckenhoff Boeckman, Jefferson City; Geri Boessen Russell, Holts Summit; Karen Muenks Buckman, Fair Grove; LaDonna Lueckenhoff Henderson, Ozark; Jessi Boeckman Schaefer, Jefferson City; Melissa Walther Birdno, Eldon; Dana Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; Richard Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; Steve (Walley) Walther, Jefferson City; Greg Berhorst, Holts Summit; Jeff Cassmeyer, Jefferson City; Robb Yarnell, Bella Vista, Ark.; Derrick Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; Matt Holzer, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Lueckenhoff have three children: Tyler Lueckenhoff, Atchison, Kan.; Danielle Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; and Tanner Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City.

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Ewers and Schaben

Sunday, Jan. 1

Mr. and Mrs. James Ewers, Willow Springs, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 26 with a blessing at Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, and a dinner and dance reception at the Westphalia Lions Club, hosted by their children. James Ewers and Kathy Schaben were married November 26, 1966, at Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. Father Jerome Bestgen officiated. They were attended by Mary Ellen Miller, Jefferson City; Art Luebbert, Koeltztown; Patricia Alberts, deceased; John Schaben, Holts Summit; Linda Rush, Holts Summit; Kenney Schaben, Westphalia; Jackie Hoecker, Jefferson City; and Jack Schaben, Westphalia. Mr. and Mrs. Ewers have 13 children: Theresa Pohlmann, Hermann; Tina Stockman, St. Thomas; James Ewers Jr., Azel, Texas; Suzanne Hunter, Curryville; William Ewers, Lancaster, Calif.; Amy Ewers, Lawrence, Kan.; Maria Fooks, Jefferson City; Anna Rhoads, Clever; Anthony Ewers, state of Kentucky; Mary Ewers, West Plains; John Ewers, Willow Springs; Thomas Ewers, Clarksville, Tenn.; and Christine Ewers, Brookline. They also have 35 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Redel and Biesemeyer

Sunday, Dec. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Redel, Jefferson City, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in September with a Mediterra-nean cruise. Robert Redel and Kathie Biesemeyer Jolly were married September 14, 1991, at The Governor's Gardens, Jefferson City. Rev. John Rollins officiated. They were attended by Kristie Frank, Holts Summit, and Doug Juergensmeyer, Koeltztown. Mr. and Mrs. Redel have four children: Derek Redel and his wife Katy, New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; Aaron Jolly and his wife Allison, Jefferson City; Ryan Redel and his wife Shannon, Brooklyn, N.Y.; and David Jolly, Nashville, Tenn. They also have four grandchildren: Ashton Stratman, Luke Jolly, Zella Redel, and Lily Jolly.

Wedding

Green and Hermann

Sunday, Dec. 18

McKenzie Ashten Green and Adam Timothy Herrmann, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., July 16, at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. Ryan Kelly performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Matt and Stephanie Sanders Green, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Tim and Debbie Herrmann, Jefferson City. The bride wore a sandstone floor-length tulle gown featuring a Moorish-styled topper of ivory lace. She carried a bouquet of white spray asters, Queen Anne's lace, white heirloom roses, and burnt orange ranunculas. The attendants were Allyssa Green and Lane Green, both of Jefferson City, sisters of the bride. They wore knee-length cocktail gowns in navy and coral. The groomsman was Zack Herrmann, Kansas City, brother of the groom. The pianist was Gary Sanders, Jefferson City, great-uncle of the bride. The trumpeter was Barry Sanders, Jefferson City, great-uncle of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 15 at Alexandro's. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Fontbonne, St. Louis, with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education. She is a first grade teacher with Jefferson City Public Schools. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-St. Louis with a Bachelor of Science in History and a Bachelor of Science in Philosophy. He is currently a third year law student at the University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia. After a wedding trip to the Isle of Skye and Edinburgh, Scotland, and Dublin, Ireland, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Schwaller and Kirkweg

Sunday, Dec. 18

Sarah Schwaller and Lucas Kirkweg, both of Marys Home, were married at 12 noon, September 10, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Marys Home. Fr. Patrick Shortt performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Samuel and Carolyn Schwaller, Marys Home. The groom is the son of Leon and Marla Kirkweg, Marys Home. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows Center. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Cole R-5 High School, Eugene, and a 2014 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She is a Financial Accountant with Community Point Bank. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Cole R-5 High School, Eugene. He is a Heavy Equipment Operator with Don Schneider's Excavating. The couple took a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico.

Anniversary

Verslues and Walther

Sunday, Dec. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Leon Verslues, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. A trip is planned at a later date. Wayne Leon Verslues and Brenda Kay Walther were married December 5, 1981, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Greg Hartley officiated. They were attended by Julie Walther Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; DeeAnn Stevenson Spiher, Green Valley, Ariz.; Sandy Schnieders Holzer, Jefferson City; Diane Verslues Winegar, Jefferson City; Joyce Vieth Rackers, Linn; Lori Walther Storms, Jefferson City; Julie Verslues Twehous, Bonnots Mill; Angie Reinkemeyer Ryan, Ballwin; Dale Verslues, Taos; Steve Walther, Jefferson City; Don Rackers, Taos; Ronny Verslues, deceased; Kevin Verslues, Taos; Ed Twehous, Jefferson City, John Verslues, Jefferson City; and Lucas Verslues, Taos. Mr. and Mrs. Verslues have one child: Jared Verslues and his wife Brenda, Ashland. A granddaughter is expected in February 2017.

Engagement

Zeilman and Vieth

Sunday, Dec. 11

Kenny and Renee Zeilman, Rich Fountain, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Zeilman, Rich Fountain, to Nicholas Vieth, Taos, son of David and Sharon Vieth, Taos. A December 31 wedding is planned at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain.

Engagement

Deaver and Kautsch

Sunday, Dec. 11

Chris and Tammy Deaver, Jefferson City, along with William and Cindy Kautsch, Russellville, announce the engagement of their children, Sara Deaver, Jefferson City, and Andrew Kautsch, Russellville. A December 17 wedding is planned at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Stringtown.

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Parkes and Reed

Sunday, Dec. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Don Parkes, California, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary November 24 with a luncheon and reception at the home of Aubrey and Iva Parkes, hosted by Rose Newkirk and Ruth Jones. Don Parkes and Ruby Reed were married November 24, 1956, at Flag Spring Baptist Church, California. Rev. Streeter officiated. They were attended by Marion Parkes, deceased, and Emma (Reed) Kirchhoff, California. Mr. and Mrs. Parkes have one child, Sandy Parkes Marsh and her husband John, Jefferson City. They also have one grandchild, Aaron Marsh.

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Hall and Russell

Sunday, Dec. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Donald C. Hall Sr., Jefferson City, are celebrating their 55th wedding anniversary. Donald C. Hall and Twila Sue Russell were married December 9, 1961, at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Hall have three children: Sheryl Hurley and her husband Travis, Holts Summit; Donald C. Hall Jr. and his wife Paula, O'Fallon; and Craig Hall and his fiancée Stacy, Holts Summit. They also have six grandchildren: Samantha Hall, Austin Hall, Clayton Hurley, Veronica Hauser, Megan Vallance, and Bryan Elseman.

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Copeland and Shiver

Sunday, Dec. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Copeland, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cake and wine reception. Tom Copeland and Darline Shiver were married October 10, 1966, at Memorial Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Robert Werner officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Copeland have three children: Debbie Johnson and her husband Ron, Yorktown, Va.; Stacey Davis and her husband Mark, California; and Melanie Thompson and her husband Shawn, Jefferson City. They also have eight grandchildren.

Engagement

Fishback and Siebeneck

Sunday, Dec. 4

Donna and Stephen Siebeneck, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their son, Christopher Siebeneck, Columbia, to Kristen Fishback, Columbia, daughter of Barb Fishback, Jacksonville, Ill., and the late Martin Fishback. A December 10 wedding is planned at Stephens Lake Park, Columbia.

Wedding

Davenport and Buschjost

Sunday, Dec. 4

Courtney Davenport and Garrett Buschjost, both of Wardsville, were married at 2 p.m., May 28, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Father Medina performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Karl and Carol Davenport, Wardsville. The groom is the son of Tom and Mary Buschjost, Wardsville. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 27 at St. Stanislaus. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2014 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Health Sciences. She is a Reimbursement Specialist at Dynamic Medical Management. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville; a 2013 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Nutrition and Fitness; and a 2015 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a Masters of Athletic Administration. He is Head Trainer/Supervisor at MU Human Performance Institute. After a wedding trip to Orlando, Fla., the couple resides in Wardsville.

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Rackers and Sloat

Sunday, Dec. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Rackers, Henley, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on November 26 with a surprise dinner hosted by their children. An Alaskan vacation is planned for next year. Dale Rackers and Roberta Sloat were married November 23, 1991, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Fr. Mike Coleman officiated.

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Brauner and Schwartze

Sunday, Dec. 4

Amanda Christine Brauner, Lohman, and Kevin Barrett Schwartze, Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., November 5, at St. Martins Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Ed Schmidt performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Pat and Christine Brauner, Lohman. The groom is the son of Roger Schwartze and Michelle Johnson, both of Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore a strapless delicate sweetheart neckline all over embroidered tulle ball gown with buttons down the back and embroidery lace around the semi-cathedral train. She completed her ensemble with a one tier mid veil with rhinestone edge style, family keepsake. She carried a hand-tied bouquet of red roses, rust chrysanthemums, orange lilies, yellow Alstromeria, green button mums, mini yellow sunflowers, purple Statice and salal. The bouquet was completed with ivory satin ribbon and lace overlay, and included a hand-crocheted handkerchief of the bride's maternal great-grandmothers. The honor attendant was Danielle Brauner, Lohman, sister of the bride. The attendants were Brittney Walters, Jefferson City, sister of the bride; Blair Jungmeyer, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Kristy Schebaum, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Lindsey LeCuru, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; and Jessica Renn, Jefferson City, sister of the groom. They wore burnt orange chiffon, floor-length gowns with an illusion neckline, empire waist, and keyhole back. The best man was Garrett Ferrier, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Derek Schwartze, Springfield, brother of the groom; Josh Lueckenotte, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; Ian Steck, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; John Lehman, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; and Cody Scheuler, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The miniature bride was Allison Walters, daughter of Ryan and Brittney Walters, Jefferson City, goddaughter/niece of the bride. The miniature groom was Aiden Renn, son of Zachary and Jessica Renn, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom. The flower girl was Aubrielle Renn, daughter of Zachary and Jessica Renn, Jefferson City, goddaughter/niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Brayden Walters, son of Ryan and Brittney Walters, Jefferson City, nephew of the bride. The candlelighters were Danielle Brauner, Lohman, sister of the bride, and Brittney Walters, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The ushers were Ryan Walters, Jefferson City, brother-in-law of the bride; Lance Overstreet, Jefferson City, friend of the couple; and Sean Rogers, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The organist was Pat Schulte, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The vocalists were Judy Eggen, Betty Brandt, and James Raum, all of Jefferson City, friends of the couple. The Mass servers were Hayden Brauner, Grace Kaufmann, and Nathan Roark, all of Jefferson City. The lectors were Greg Brauner, Jefferson City, uncle of the bride; Ruth Barnhart, Vienna, aunt of the groom; and Sarah Renick, Jefferson City, aunt of the groom. Offertory was presented by Sharon Brauner, Jefferson City, godmother/aunt of the bride; David Osterhage, Eureka, godfather/uncle of the bride; and Urban and Wanda Hilke, Independence, godparents of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Martins Knights of Columbus. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Roger Schwartze, was held November 4 at St. Martins Church basement. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Nursing degree. She is a Registered Nurse with Capital Region Medical Center. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City. He is an Operator with Jefferson Asphalt Company. After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Wilson and Vlahovich

Sunday, Dec. 4

Drs. Philip and Wanda Wilson, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a European family trip. Philip Joseph Wilson II and Wanda Gayle Vlahovich were married December 4, 1976, at Mary Immaculate Church, Kirksville. Father Michael Flanagan officiated. They were attended by Mrs. Glenda (Vlahovich) Madden, Rock Hill, S.C.; Ms. Cathy (Mathews) Ham, Fairfax, Iowa; Dr. Margaret (Wilson) Lemley, Kirksville; Dr. Michael Wilson, Jefferson City; Dr. James Wilson, Macon; and Dr. Patrick Ball, Oak Hill, Ohio. Drs. Philip and Wanda Wilson have three children: Mrs. Kathryn Heet, Springfield; Dr. Philip Wilson III, Columbia; and Dr. Christine Wilson, Columbia.

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Meldrem and Hilke

Sunday, Dec. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Meldrem, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Thanksgiving Day, November 24, with a Mass and blessing at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville, followed by a dinner at their daughter's home, hosted by their children. Jack Meldrem and Martha "Jane" Hilke were married Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 1966, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Argyle. Fr. Henry Wiesman officiated. They were attended by Debra Hilke Rowe, Meta; Dan Davis, Decatur, Texas; Robert Van Der Leest, deceased; Kathryn Hilke Walsh, Murdock, Minn.; Margie Kampeter Trippensee, Jefferson City; Dennis Meldrem, deceased; Virginia Hilke Bax, deceased; and David Murphy, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Meldrem have five children: Jeff Meldrem and his wife Cindy, Jefferson City; Julia Cowell and her husband Matt, Wardsville; Jay Meldrem and his wife Traci, Warrensburg; Jude Meldrem and his wife Emily, Jefferson City; and Jeanne' Steffes and her husband David, Moberly. They also have 14 grandchildren: Courtney Meldrem, Kristen Meldrem, Katlyn Cowell, Jordan Cowell, Jackson Meldrem, Cooper Meldrem, Madelyn Meldrem, Heather Luebbering, Matt Luebbering, Lucy Luebbering, Lily Meldrem, Janie Steffes, Alex Steffes, and Cameron Steffes.

Engagement

Lile and Esposito

Sunday, Dec. 4

Gary and Kathy Lile, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Lile, Phoenix, Ariz., to Nick Exposito, Phoenix, Ariz., son of Pat and Jill Exposito, Gilbert, Ariz. A January 15, 2017 wedding is planned in Phoenix, Ariz. The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2008 graduate of Bradley University with a Bachelor's degree; and a 2011 graduate of the University of Notre Dame with a J.D. degree. She is an attorney specializing in education law. The groom-to-be is a 2003 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, Overland Park, Kan., and a 2007 graduate of Arizona State University with a B.S. degree. He is a digital advertising manager.

Anniversary

Larimore and Koestner

Sunday, Dec. 4

Mr. and Mrs. David Larimore, Russellville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 29 with a reception for family and friends at First Church of God, Jefferson City, hosted by their children and spouses. David Larimore and Wanda Koestner were married October 22, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Russellville. Mr. and Mrs. Larimore have three children: Michael Larimore and his wife Kim, Russellville; Michelle Fleshman and her husband Rob, Deridder, La.; and Aaron Larimore and his wife Erin, Russellville. They also have seven grandchildren; Cameron and Conner Larimore; Tanner, Krista, Kaylee and Kylie Fleshman; and Liam Larimore.

Anniversary

Verslues and Walther

Sunday, Dec. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Leon Verslues, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary. A trip is planned at a later date. Wayne Leon Verslues and Brenda Kay Walther were married December 5, 1981, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Greg Higley officiated. They were attended by Julie Walther Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; DeeAnn Stevenson Spiher, Green Valley, Ariz.; Sandy Schnieders Holzer, Jefferson City; Diane Verslues Winegar, Jefferson City; Joyce Vieth Rackers, Linn; Lori Walther Storms, Jefferson City; Julie Verslues Twehous, Bonnots Mill; and Angie Reinkemeyer Ryan, Ballwin. Mr. and Mrs. Verslues have one child: Jared Verslues and his wife Brenda, Ashland. A granddaughter is expected in February 2017.

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Klindt and Berendzen

Sunday, Dec. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Freddy Klindt, Eugene, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass, dinner and dance at Our Lady of the Snows Parish Center, hosted by their children. Freddy Klindt and Cathy Berendzen were married November 26, 1966, at Our Lady of the Snows, Marys Home. Fr. Sean Symth officiated. They were attended by Janice (Berendzen) Belt, deceased; Janice Taylor, deceased; Brenda (Berendzen) Rush, Marys Home; John Klindt, Eugene; Alvin Kempker, Jefferson City; and Dr. Bob Hartman, Defiance. Mr. and Mrs. Klindt have four children: Michael Klindt, deceased; Melanie Blochberger and her husband Scott, Eugene; Jody Klindt, deceased; and Ashley Doerhoff and her husband Gary, Eugene. They also have four grandchildren: Andrea Blochberger, Trent Blochberger, Blake Doerhoff, and Avery Doerhoff.

Engagement

Stratman and Steffens

Sunday, Nov. 27

Kristen Stratman, Jefferson City, daughter of Rick and Patricia McDonald, Jefferson City, and Robert and Bobbi Jung, Hales Corners, Wis., and Jeff Steffens, Jefferson City, son of Ken and Wanda Steffens, Cape Girardeau, announce their engagement. A May 27, 2017 wedding is planned at Faith Lutheran Church, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Boss and Kremer

Sunday, Nov. 27

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Boss, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family meal and trip hosted by their children. Bill Boss and Dolores Kremer were married November 26, 1966, at Our Lady of Help Church, Frankenstein. They were attended by Paulette (Kremer) Peters, Linn; Clifford Boss, Jefferson City; Diane (Boss) Letterman, Jefferson City; and John Schaefer, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Boss have two children: Cynthia Walker, Jefferson City, and Gregory Boss, Centertown. They also have three grandchildren: Dillon Walker, Jake Walker, and Jackson Walker.

Engagement

Carter and Koestner

Sunday, Nov. 27

Gary and Carol Carter, Jefferson City, along with Tim and Carol Koestner, Russellville, announce the engagement of their children, Brooke Carter and Cody Koestner, both of Russellville. A February 25, 2017 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Nichols Career Center with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She is a LPN at MU Pediatrics. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Russellville High School, Russellville. He is a Laborer with Lehman Construction LLC. The couple is registered at Target, Central Travel, and Bed, Bath and Beyond.

Wedding

Conner and Kempker

Sunday, Nov. 27

Morgan Lee Conner and Devin Floyd Kempker, both of Jefferson City, were married at 3:30 p.m., June 4, at Capital City Christian Church, Jefferson City. Frank Goehringer performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Herb and Denise Conner, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Ron and Laurie Kempker, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fit and flare lace gown with an ivory veil with three lace appliques created by her mother. She carried a bouquet of blush and ivory peonies and roses. The honor attendant was Elizabeth Conner, Jefferson City, sister of the bride. The attendants were Lindsey Dial, St. Joseph, friend of the bride; Leah Wankum, Richmond, friend of the bride; Robyn May, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Emily Mertens, Columbia, cousin of the bride; Jaymee Kempker, Jefferson City, sister of the groom; and Paige Kempker, Springfield, sister of the groom. They wore blush pink long gowns with a lace and sequin top. The best man was Justin Kempker, Jefferson City, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Adam Cline, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Cody Carder, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Tyler Berney, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Jesse Rollins, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Jared Allen, St. Joseph, friend of the bride; and Ben Conner, Jefferson City, brother of the bride. The miniature brides were Kinley, Landrey, and Hadley Kempker, daughters of Justin and Michelle Kempker, Jefferson City, nieces of the groom. The flower girls were Kaylen and Kinsley Owen, daughters of John Owen and Dana Owen, Ooltewah, Tenn., cousins of the bride. The ring bearers were Abbey and Jonas Conner, children of Katie Conner and the late Eric Conner, South Pittsburg, Tenn., cousins of the bride. The ushers were Zachary Mertens, Columbia, cousin of the bride, and Todd Kempker, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom. A cocktail, dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Millbottom, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 3 at Millbottom, Jefferson City. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City; a 2012 graduate of Moberly Area Community College, Moberly, with an Associate degree; and a 2014 graduate of The Art Institute, Pittsburg, Pa., with a degree in Photography. She is Photographer with Morgan Lee Photography. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City; a 2013 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a BS in Technology Management; and 2015 graduate of William Woods University, Fulton, with a MBA. After a seven day Southern Caribbean cruise, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Kinnamon and Allen

Sunday, Nov. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kinnamon, Centertown, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June with a family dinner and trip, hosted by Grant and Kerry Shorthose. Raymond Kinnamon and Leslee Allen were married June 19, 1966, at Gretna Green Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nev. Reverend David Lavendas officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Kinnamon have one child: Kerry Shorthose and her husband Grant Shorthose, Holts Summit. They also have two grandchildren: Lyndsey Reynders and Chezney Schulte; and one great-grandchild, Watson Reynders.

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Siebeneck and Bemboom

Sunday, Nov. 20

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Siebeneck, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary November 26 with a dinner at St. Thomas the Apostle Cafeteria, St. Thomas. Clifford Siebeneck and Loretta A. Bemboom were married November 17, 1951, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Father Kertz officiated. They were attended by Marvin Siebeneck, Ralph Toebben, Betty Jean (Siebeneck) Buschjost, and Evelyn (Schmitz) Kempker, all deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Siebeneck have six children: Susanna Distler and her husband Daniel, Shawnee, Kan.; Anna Rackers and her husband Butch, Osage Bend; Mary Boessen and her husband Donnie, St. Thomas; Cynthia Howser, Holts Summit; Janet Boessen and her husband John, St. Thomas; and Malinda Nelson and her husband Greg, Vienna. They also have 13 grandchildren: Michelle Distler, Christy Distler, Amy Stockman, Heather Bisges, Jimmy Rackers, Adam Boessen, Evan Boessen, LeAnn Manes, John Boessen, Jason Boessen, Jody Wieberg, Seth Nelson, and Hanna Voss; and 21 geat-grandchildren: Jeydan Umberger; Madison and Macey Stockman; Cole, Kaleb, Kaidyn and Connor Bisges; Ethan and Logan Rackers; Kaylee, Gage, Brady and Brock Boessen; Melayni and Saydi Manes; Kya and Haley Boessen; Tyler, Aiden and Tucker Wieberg; and Katie Voss.

Wedding

Bartin and Stegeman

Sunday, Nov. 13

Brooke Ashley Bartin and Zachary Thomas Stegeman, both of St. Louis, were married at 5:30 p.m., September 10, at Wine Country Gardens, Defiance. Minister Jillian Embrey and Brian Kuhn performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Leslie McKinstray and Michael Bartin, St. Louis. The groom is the son of Lance and Lynn Stegeman, Lohman. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a lace fit and flare gown with beaded detail at the top. She completed her ensemble with a cathedral-length lace veil. She carried a bouquet of all white roses and cremones. The honor attendant was Jamie Bartin, St. Louis, sister of the bride. The attendants were Missy Todd, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Jordan Imhoff, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Mandy Fleming, St. Louis, friend of the bride; Stacia Boyum, Jefferson City, sister of the groom; and Adrianne Bellew, St. Louis, sister of the groom. They wore navy blue, full length dresses in several different styles. The best man was Mason Wallace, Seattle, Wash., friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Ryan Kemple, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Ken Wolters, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Justin Poplawski, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Justin Cardwell, St. Louis, friend of the groom; and Cody Berendzen, St. Louis, friend of the groom. The flower girls were Sophia Boyum, daughter of Stacia and Erik Boyum, Jefferson City, niece of the groom; and Cordelia Bellew, daughter of Adrianne and Craig Bellew, St. Louis, niece of the groom. The ring bearers were Bryson Clark, son of Jamie Bartin, St. Louis, nephew of the bride; and Joseph Boyum, son of Stacia and Erik Boyum, Jefferson City, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Steve Keys, Columbia, Ill., and Jeff Mosley, St. Louis, friends of the couple. The lector was Meg Krejci, St. Louis, aunt of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony and cocktail hour at Wine Country Gardens. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 9 at Defiance Roadhouse, Defiance. The bride is a 2004 graduate of Kirkwood High School, St. Louis, and a 2008 graduate of Westminster College, Fulton, with a BA Early Childhood and Elementary Education degree. She is employed with Patrick Henry Downtown Academy, St. Louis. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of Webster University, St. Louis, with a BA Business Administration degree. He is General Manager at Auto Plus Auto Parts Distribution Center, St. Louis. After a wedding trip to Secrets Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, the couple resides in St. Louis.

Anniversary

Evans and Garr

Sunday, Nov. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Seth Evans, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at Canterbury Hills, hosted by family and friends. Seth Thomas Evans and Grace Lucille Garr were married September 20, 1956, at First Baptist Church, Chillicothe. The Rev. Tom E. Bray officiated. They were attended by Don and Mary Underwood, Chillicothe. Mr. and Mrs. Evans have two children: Kristine Henderson and her husband Jerry, Springfield, and Gayle Wasinger and her husband Mark, Hannibal. They also have two grandchildren: Lauren Andrews and Sara Wasinger.

Anniversary

Loethen and Bax

Sunday, Nov. 13

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Loethen, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July with a two week European trip to France, England, Spain and Portugal, that included a one week Disney cruise, hosted by the couple and family. Joseph Loethen and Evelyn Bax were married November 12, 1966, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Monsignor Bernard Boessen, uncle of the groom, officiated. They were attended by June (Bode) Groner, St. Thomas; Susan Verhoff, deceased; Sharon (Dawson) Bax, St. Charles; Rosalyn (Loethen) Wieberg, St. Thomas; Rosetta (Bax) Sommers, Barnett; Rosanna (Bax) Bisges, Jefferson City; Thomas Loethen Jr., deceased; Gilbert Schellman, St. Thomas; Robert Bax, St. Charles; and Ronald Verhoff, Ballwin. Mr. and Mrs. Loethen have three children: Tim Loethen and his wife Sirad Farah Loethen, Leigh Ann Nelson and her husband Clint Nelson, and Michelle Baker and her husband Tom Baker. They also have five grandchildren: Nicole Nelson, Natalie Nelson, Siman Loethen, Sam Baker, and Cecilia Baker.

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Loesch and Hall

Sunday, Nov. 13

Mr. and Mrs. William Loesch, Jefferson City, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in October with a weekend getaway to Chicago, Ill. William Loesch and Sue Ann Hall were married October 19, 1991, at Pilot Grove Baptist Church, California. Rev. Floyd Leimkiller officiated. They were attended by Robert Loesch, Jefferson City; Perry Seidel, deceased; Wanda Cassil, Cali-fornia; and Margaret Colletti, Wheaton, Ill. Mr. and Mrs. Loesch have one child, Nicholas Loesch, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Schwartz and Ferguson

Sunday, Nov. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Schwartz, Jefferson City, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by the Ferguson family on November 2 and with a weekend getaway. A family vacation is planned for the spring of 2017. DJ Schwartz and Kristi Ferguson were married November 2, 1991, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. The late Father John Walsh officiated.

Engagement

Williams and Bax

Sunday, Nov. 6

Sarah Williams, Mission, Kan., daughter of Brian and Lourdes Williams, Derby, Kan., and Jorden Bax, Kansas City, son of Bob and Joy Bax, Jefferson City, announce their engagement. A November 26 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Church, Shawnee Mission, Kan. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School, Wichita, Kan., and a 2013 graduate of Kansas State University with a degree in Education. She is an educator at St. Joseph Catholic School. The groom-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of Truman State University with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Business Administration. He is employed with Cerner Corp., Kansas City.

Wedding

Huffman and Helmig

Sunday, Nov. 6

Molly Rebekah Huffman, Vienna, and Kenneth Duane Helmig, Linn, were married at 3 p.m., June 4, at Vienna Church of Christ, Vienna. Brother Mike Smith performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Joyce Huffman, Vienna. The groom is the son of Duane and Patsy Helmig, Linn. The honor attendants were Kacey Hays, Vienna, sister of the bride, and Hayley Huffman, Chicago, Ill., sister of the bride. The attendants were Jordon Deeken, Linn, cousin of the groom; Miranda Bock, Vienna, friend of the bride; and Annie Fick, Vienna, friend of the bride. They wore knee-length, sky blue dresses. The best man was Jeremy Brown, Rolla, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Kody Kliethermes, Loose Creek, friend of the groom; Ryan Mantle, Linn, cousin of the groom; Dylan Robinson, Linn, friend of the groom; and Zach Scott, Trenton, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Jovie Hays, daughter of Adam and Kacey Hays, Vienna, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Gatlin Deeken, son of Brad and Jordon Dee-ken, Linn, cousin of the groom. The candlelighters were Katie Lindeman and Emily Hammock, both of Springfield, cousins of the bride. The ushers were Adam Hays, Vienna, brother-in-law of the bride, and Brad Deeken, Linn, cousin of the groom. The vocalist was Erin Butler, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Vienna. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 3 in Vienna. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Maries R-1 High School, Vienna, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with an Elementary Education degree. She is a teacher at Maries R-1, Vienna. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Osage R-2 High School, Linn, and a 2013 graduate of Linn State Technical College, Linn, with a Design Drafting degree. He is a drafter at Central Electric Cooperative. After a wedding trip to Florida, the couple resides in Linn.

Anniversary

Ramsey and McMillian

Sunday, Nov. 6

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Ramsey, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary November 4 with a cocktail reception at Avenue HQ, hosted by their children. Roy Ramsey and Linda McMillian were married November 5, 1966, at First Christian Church, Dixon. They were attended by Bert McMillian, Jefferson City; Joyce (Hauck) Pope, DeSoto; Sue (Alexander) Hauck, Dixon; Carlene (Shepherd) McMillian, Dixon; Gabe Ramsey, Marshall; Elroy McMillian, Dixon; Bob Sherrell, Denton, Texas; and Jerry Copeland, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey have two children: Amy Berendzen and her husband Ron, Holts Summit, and Todd Ramsey and his wife Melissa, Overland Park, Kan. They also have four grandchildren: Brooke Berendzen, William Berendzen, Libby Ramsey, and Jackson Ramsey.

Wedding

Vonderahe and Roettgen

Sunday, Oct. 23

Emily Faith Vonderahe and Brian Roettgen, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., October 1, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Don Antweiler performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chris Vonderahe, Boonville, and Anita Berwanger, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Kenneth and Linda Roettgen, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Immaculate Conception's Kertz Hall, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 30 at Prison Brews Side Bar, Jefferson City. The couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Niekamp and Tappel

Sunday, Oct. 23

Mr. and Mrs. William L. Niekamp, Jefferson City, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a road trip to southern Missouri and Oklahoma. William L. Niekamp and M. Janie Tappel were married October 23, 1971, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. The late Father Kenneth Brockel officiated. They were attended by Jim Niekamp, Columbia; Darlene (Tappel) Norment, Wardsville; Bernard Tappel, Osage Bluff; Patti (Cardwell) Tappel, Osage Bluff; Warren Lecuru, deceased; and Viola (Niekamp) Schaefer, Taos. Mr. and Mrs. Niekamp have four children: Matthew Niekamp, St. Thomas; Nicholas Niekamp and his wife Sheila, Henley; Anne (Niekamp) Gilbert and her husband Jason, Wardsville; and Ellen (Niekamp) Golden and her husband Brian, Russellville. They also have nine grandchildren: Derick Niekamp, Chelsea Niekamp, Kyle Niekamp, Madyson Niekamp, Rylee Niekamp, Bradley Gilbert (deceased), Heather Gilbert, Laycee Gilbert, and Amos Golden.

Wedding

Frank and Kempker

Sunday, Oct. 23

Kaitlin Frank, Holts Summit, and Steven Kempker, Henley, were married at 1 p.m., May 21, at St. Andrews Catholic Church, Holts Summit. Father Joseph Corel performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Kristie Frank, Holts Summit. The groom is the son of Jerry and Mary Kempker, Henley. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory gown with alencon lace adorning the strapless drop waist with fitted bodice. The lace flowed from the waist down to top the tulle ballgown skirt. A wide band of lace encircled the hem and chapel-length train. The bride completed her ensemble with a cathedral-length veil topped with an elbow-length veil, both edged in lace. She carried a round bouquet of white hydrangeas, deep purple flowering stock and pink roses. The honor attendant was Jordyn Brondel, St. Martins, friend of the bride. The attendants were Kristen Wondell, Russellville, friend of the bride; Laura Neislein, Albany, friend of the bride; Erin Owenby, Warrenton, friend of the bride; Kelsey Kempker, Eugene, sister-in-law of the groom; Sarah Cox, Columbia, cousin of the bride; and Elisabeth Frank, Holts Summit, niece of the bride. They wore short A-line lace dresses in eggplant with a V-neckline and illusion back. The best man was Lance Smith, Henley, cousin of the groom. The groomsmen included: Jerry Kempker, Eugene, brother of the groom; Matt Kempker, Eugene, brother of the groom; Kaleb Mormann, Colorado Springs, Colo., friend of the groom; Matt Hahn, Eugene, friend of the groom; Eric Ahart, Henley, cousin of the groom; and Joseph Frank Jr., Longview, Texas, nephew of the bride. The flower girl was Audrey Ahart, daughter of Ross and Carrie Ahart, Henley, cousin of the groom. The ring bearer was Jackson Scheperle, son of Alan and Rania Scheperle, Lohman, godson of the couple. The candlelighters were Alexis Angerer, Brazito, niece of the groom, and Brenden Kempker, Eugene, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Dane Beisemeyer, Springfield, cousin of the bride, and Ross Ahart, Henley, cousin of the groom. The Mass servers were Olivia Angerer, Brazito, and Layne Kempker, Eugene. The lectors were Jessica Wise, Henley, cousin of the groom, and Kelly Angerer, Brazito, sister of the groom. Offertory was presented by Kathie Redel, Jefferson City, godmother of the bride, and Chuck Angerer, Brazito, brother-in-law of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Our Lady of the Snows School. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 20 at St. Andrews Catholic Church. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2014 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture Education; and a 2016 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Masters of Science in Agriculture Education. She is a high school teacher at Otterville R-VI School District. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Cole R-V High School, Eugene. He is a Service Technician with Jefferson City Coca-Cola. After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in California.

Anniversary

Luebbering and Berhorst

Sunday, Oct. 23

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Luebbering, St. Thomas, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 15 with a Mass, barbecue, and a National Park tour of Colorado and Utah, hosted by their children. Chris Luebbering and Emily Berhorst were married October 15, 1966, at St. Joseph Church, Westphalia. Fr. A.J. Hilke officiated. They were attended by Leonard Strope, Bill Wieberg, Norman Luebbering, Tony Luebbering, Lillian (Berhorst) Lackman, Mary Jane (Berhorst) Lueckenotte, Mary (Luebbering) Wilbers, and Janice (Berhorst) Iacavino. Mr. and Mrs. Luebbering have six children: Doug Luebbering and his wife Tami, St. Thomas; Jackie Prenger and her husband Glenn, St. Thomas; Dana Wilbers and her husband Gary, Wardsville; Myron Luebbering and his wife Lindsay, St. Thomas; Anne Koenigsfeld and her husband Pete, Frankenstein; and Jessica Lehmen and her husband Josh, Columbia. They also have 20 grandchildren: Courtney, Ben and Emma Luebbering; Elizabeth, Jacob and Isaac Prenger; Chris, Adam and Elle Wilbers; Mason, Klint and Kora Luebbering; Leo, Claire, Cody, Eli and Max Koenigsfeld; Noland Koenigsfeld (deceased); and Charlotte and Olivia Lehmen.

Anniversary

Hentges

Sunday, Oct. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Alan J. Hentges, Westphalia, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a Royal Caribbean Cruise to Alaska and dinner hosted by their children. Alan J. Hentges and Irene Falter were married October 16, 1976, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. Father Peter Walsh officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Hentges have two children: Jaclyn and her husband Joey Thessen, Taos; and Tanya and her husband Dr. Wesley Harden, MD, Rolla. They also have four grandchildren: Alyson Thessen, Kiptyn Thessen, Clara Harden, and Ellyn Harden.

Wedding

Markway and Scheidt

Sunday, Oct. 16

Amber Markway and Lucas Scheidt, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., October 8, at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville. Debbie Campbell performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Vanessa Markway, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Dennis Scheidt, and Mary and Carlos Robinett, all of Jefferson City. The bride wore a gown with a sweetheart neckline and beaded bodice. The honor attendant was Kayla Maassen, Lee's Summit, friend of the bride. The attendants were Shana Luebbering, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Rachael Jarrett, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Nalin Pendleton, St. Louis, friend of the bride. The best man was Charlie St. Onge, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Michael Irey, California, friend of the groom; Ryan Scheidt, Warrensburg, brother of the groom; and Clint Cary, Rolla, friend of the groom. A reception and dance followed the ceremony at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville. A rehearsal dinner was held October 8, hosted by Mary and Carlos Robinett. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City, and Lincoln University, Jefferson City. She is a communications operator. The groom is a 2002 graduate of California High School, California, and State Fair Community College, Sedalia, with a degree in Criminal Justice. He is a police officer. After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Schnieders

Sunday, Oct. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Schnieders, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary with an ongoing series of trips to national parks throughout the West - Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, and the Dakotas. Dan Schnieders and Charlotte Jacquin were married October 9, 1971, at St. George Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Ed Schmidt officiated.

Anniversary

Armstrong

Sunday, Oct. 16

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Armstrong, Wardsville, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to the New England states. Larry Armstrong and Jean Lamb were married October 16, 1976, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Richard Cronin officiated. They were attended by Dr. and Mrs. Bill Schoene, Tell City, Ind.; Sharon Lamb OHanlon, Pleasant Hill; Wanda Lamb Schaefer, Centertown; Miriam Schepers, Jefferson City; Kathy Armstrong Kaeneman, Lee's Summit; Michael Lamb, Kansas City; Paul Williams, Loose Creek; Kevin Creed, Jefferson City; and Roger Even, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong have three children: Jennifer Hood and her husband Patrick Hood, Wardsville; Erin Bowyer and her husband Tyson Bowyer, Taos; and Brad Armstrong and his fiancée, Molly Hunt, Wardsville. They also have seven grandchildren: Zac Armstrong, Lainey Hood, Jett Quirouet, Ethan Hood, Lillian Bowyer, Ella Bowyer, and Abbott Bowyer.

Engagement

Greenwell and Landwehr

Sunday, Oct. 16

James and Linda Landwehr, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Josh Landwehr, Boulder, Colo., to Liz Greenwell, Boulder, Colo., daughter of Don and Walker Greenwell, Rye, N.H. An October 29 wedding is planned at El Dorado Resort, Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, Mexico. The bride-to-be is a 2002 graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, N.H., and a 2006 graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in French. She is a Sales Manager with Palo Alto. The groom-to-be is a 1997 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2001 graduate of the University of Missouri with a degree in Finance and Business. He is a Mortgage Banker with Mutual Security Mortgage Co.

Anniversary

Downs

Sunday, Oct. 16

Mr. and Mrs. John Downs, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii. They also celebrated in July with a family gathering at Yosemite National Park in California. John Downs and Sherrie McMeen were married September 17, 1966, at the Methodist Church, Pontiac, Ill. Rev. Ron Seibert officiated.

Wedding

Tran and Hoey

Sunday, Oct. 9

Kayla Tran and Brendan Hoey, both of Jefferson City, were married October 10, 2015, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. Father Anthony Rinaldo and Deacon Ray Purvis performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Thien Tran, Mesa, Ariz., and Lorna Tran, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Michael and Mary Beth Hoey, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory organza strapless ballgown with a unique sweetheart neckline and corseted bodice embellished with embroidery and crystals. The skirt had soft pick-up details accented with flowers, feathers, and pearls. She completed her ensemble with a fingertip length raw edge tulle veil with scattered crystals. She carried a clutch bouquet of white and purple roses, calla lilies, alstroemeria, stock, and succulents with mixed greenery and white satin ribbon wrap. The honor attendant was Annette Do, Minneapolis, Minn., cousin of the bride. The attendants were Kristin Miller, Taos, cousin of the bride; Amber Ernst, St. Thomas, friend of the couple; Lyndsay Ludy, Osage Bend, friend of the couple; and Kristy Toplikar, Columbia, friend of the couple. They wore plum satin, floor-length, one shoulder dresses with a bling shoulder embellishment accent. The best man was Aaron Carrender, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The groomsmen included: Maurice Harris, Minneapolis, Minn., friend of the couple; Josh Ernst, St. Thomas, friend of the couple; James Ludy, Osage Bend, friend of the couple; and Chris Toplikar, Columbia, friend of the couple. The flower girls were Leah Pontius and Sarah Pontius, daughters of Jared and Gina Pontius, Palmyra, nieces of the groom. The ring bearers were JC Pontius and Eli Pontius, sons of Jared and Gina Pontius, Palmyra, nephews of the groom. The candlelighters were Jessica Hoey, Oak Park, Ill.; Gina Pontius, Palmyra; and Kate Hoey, Jefferson City, sisters of the groom; and Meggie Tran, Mesa, Ariz., half-sister of the bride. The ushers were Ross Licklider, Columbia, cousin of the groom; Ben Licklider, Holts Summit, cousin of the groom; Tim Sullivan, St. Louis, cousin of the groom; and Jordan Thompson, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The pianist/organist was Lesley Smith, Jefferson City. The guitarist was Ed Stroesser, Jefferson City, and the vocalists were Ed Stroesser and Valda Stroesser, Jefferson City. The Mass server was Maya Heckart, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom. The lectors were Jerry Kraus, Jefferson City, uncle of the bride, and Janel Luck, Jefferson City, aunt of the groom. Offertory was presented by Thi Tran, St. Ann, godfather/uncle of the bride; Jan Haslag, Loose Creek, godmother/aunt of the bride; Ted Sullivan, Roeland Park, Kan., godfather/uncle of the groom; and Roberta Licklider, Holts Summit, godmother/aunt of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capital Ritz. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Dennis and Roberta Licklider was held October 9, 2015, poolside at their home in Holts Summit. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Health Sciences. She is a Realtor with Downtown Realty. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City; a 2010 graduate of the University of MO-Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies; and a 2015 graduate of Southern New Hampshire University with a Master of Science in Accounting. He is a Staff Accountant with Patterson and Forck. The couple resides in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Jaegers and Rackers

Sunday, Oct. 9

Misty Jaegers and Logan Rackers, both of Jefferson City, were married at 1 p.m., September 10, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Chris Jaegers and Lori Conley, Holts Summit. The groom is the son of Deanna and David Cook, Jefferson City, and Kent and Jeanne Rackers, Sunrise Beach. The bride was given in marriage by her father. The honor attendant was Tiffany Singer, friend of the bride. The attendants were Kristen Jaegers, cousin of the bride; Kelsey Jaegers, cousin of the bride; and Annalise Morrison, friend of the bride. The best man was Jason Murray, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Brad Armstrong, Drew Kerns, and Chris Buschjost, all friends of the groom. The flower girl was Aubree Wells, daughter of Kelsey Jaegers and Anthony Wells, cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Weston Cook, son of Travis and Ashley Cook, nephew of the groom. The candlelighters were Renee Conley and Alana Baxter, cousins of the bride. The ushers were Cody Jaegers, brother of the bride; Travis Cook, brother of the groom; Michael Snyder, cousin of the groom; and Jordan Kleffner, friend of the couple. The organist was Mike Bruns and the vocalist was Connie Andrews. The lectors were Holly Iven, friend of the couple, and Debora Snyder, aunt of the groom. Offertory was presented by Jan Morris and Laura Conley, grandmothers of the bride; and Don Kopp and James Rackers, grandfathers of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Red Barn, Russellville. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 9. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She is a Staff Accountant with Real Equity Management, Columbia. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. He is a Bookkeeper with Central Technology Services. After a seven day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Swanigan and Greenwalt

Sunday, Oct. 9

Abigail Swanigan and Wyatt Greenwalt, both of Columbia, were married at 5:30 p.m., August 13, at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville. Rev. Clyde Leonard performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Russ and Cindy Swanigan, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Bryan and Nina Greenwalt, and Jason and Vonda Dreyer, all of Eldon. An hors d'oeuvre and cake reception, along with a dance, followed the ceremony at Wasserlauf Valley. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by Jason and Vonda Dreyer, was held August 12 at Wasserlauf Valley. The bride is a 2014 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and is currently attending the University of MO-Columbia pursuing a degree in Captive Wildlife Management. The groom is a 2014 graduate of Eldon High School, Eldon, and is currently attending the University of MO-Columbia pursuing a degree in Economics. After a wedding trip to the Virgin Islands, the couple resides in Columbia.

Anniversary

Cremeans

Sunday, Oct. 9

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Cremeans, Jefferson City, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in September with a trip to Negril, Jamaica. Thomas Cremeans and Dawn Werner were married October 11, 1986, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Joel Schmalz officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Cremeans have two children: Justin Cremeans and Ashley Cremeans, both of Jefferson City.

Engagement

Kempker and Stieferman

Sunday, Oct. 9

Tom and Carolyn Kempker, Henley, announce the engagement of their daughter, Abbey Kempker, Henley, to Jon Stieferman, Henley, son of Roger and Sherrie Paulsmeyer, Chamois, and Scott and Linda Stieferman, Linn. An October 22 wedding is planned at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church.

Anniversary

Eveler

Sunday, Oct. 9

Mr. and Mrs. Mark Eveler, Wardsville, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary September 3 with a reception and dance at the Wardsville Lions Club, Wardsville, hosted by their children. Mark Eveler and Laverne Kroll were married October 7, 1961, at St. Peter Church, Fulton. Fr. Tarleton officiated. They were attended by Delmar Kroll, deceased; Jack VanLoo, Wardsville; Roger Groner, Troy; Loretta Paneitz, deceased; Kathleen Gengler, Appleton City; and Joyce (Eveler) Dover, Scott City. Mr. and Mrs. Eveler have three children: Donna Seidel and her husband Randy, Lohman; Tina Werner and her husband Randy, Jefferson City; and Lisa Patten and her husband Marc, Jefferson City. They also have seven grandchildren: Cody Seidel, Jacob Seidel, Caleb Seidel, Rachel Werner, Alex Werner, Brian Patten, and Ashley Patten.

Anniversary

Reinkemeyer

Sunday, Oct. 9

Mr. and Mrs. Alan Reinkemeyer, St. Thomas, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a summer family vacation to South Dakota and weekend getaway. Alan Reinkemeyer and Lynne Verslues were married October 11, 1986, at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos. Fr. John Condit officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Reinkemeyer have two children: James and Karlie, both of St. Thomas.

Wedding

Henley and Kirchner

Sunday, Oct. 2

Erika Henley and Zachary Kirchner, both of Lohman, were married at 2 p.m., July 16, at St. Michaels Catholic Church, Russellville. Fr. Steven Jones performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Gaiya Henley, Lohman. The groom is the son of Michael and Marlene Kirchner, Lohman. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Martin Knights of Columbus Hall. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Liberal Studies. She is a Customer Service Representative at GFI Digital. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Russellville High School, Russellville. He is employed with Central Dairy. After a wedding trip to Panama City Beach, Fla., the couple resides in Lohman.

Wedding

Rockelman and Crader

Sunday, Oct. 2

Christian Marie Rockelman and Matthew Edward Crader, both of Jefferson City, were married at 6 p.m., May 27, at St. Peter Church, Jefferson City. Fr. John Schmitz performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerome and Mary Rockelman, Lohman. The groom is the son of Dick and Barb Crader, Jefferson City. The bride wore a champagne taffeta strapless ball gown with a sweetheart neckline, jewel waistband, and chapel-length train. She completed her ensemble with a knee-length veil and rhinestone headband. The honor attendant was Theresa Stegeman, friend of the bride. The best man was Jason Crader, cousin of the groom. The flower girls were Chloe Crader, niece of the groom; Leenah Stegeman, Claire Stegeman, and Veronika Stegeman, all friends of the bride. The ring bearer was Jack Crader, nephew of the groom. The ushers were Matt Rockelman, brother of the bride; Mike Crader, brother of the groom; Steve Crader, brother of the groom; and John Crader, brother of the groom. The organist was Lisa Fender and music was provided by the St. Peter Choir, lead by Amy Pringer. The server was Jadan Crader, cousin of the groom. The lectors were Dawn Crader, cousin-in-law of the groom, and Janniel Crader, sister-in-law of the groom. Offertory was presented by Leslie Wolfe, friend of the bride; Crystal Crader, sister-in-law of the groom; and Mary Crader, sister-in-law of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Selinger Centre. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 26 at Madison's Cafe. The bride is a 2000 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2005 graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Architecture. She is a Designer for the State of Missouri, Office of Administration. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2000 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. He is a Computer Information Specialist with the State of Missouri, Office of Administration. After a wedding trip to Paradise Island, Bahamas, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Loos and Jarman

Sunday, Oct. 2

Hannah Gabrielle Loos and Jeffrey Hayes Jarman, both of Gravois Mills, were married at 4 p.m., June 18, at The Red Barn, Russellville. Miranda Robinett performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Howard Loos and Sheila Scotti, Eldon. The groom is the son of Bob and Kathy Jarman, St. Martin. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a fitted, strapless, ivory beaded lace over silk gown with a solid ivory charmeuse sash. The sheath skirt featured godet inserts at the hem and a sweep train. She carried a hand-tied clutch bouquet of natural stems, white Veronica, white Larkspur, Rosemary, Dusty Miller, Eucalyptus, Seeded Eucalyptus, Israeli Ruscus, Tree Fern, Flat Fern,and Variegated Pittsoporum. The honor attendant was Shannon Loos, Long Beach, Calif., sister of the bride. The attendants were Alli Weppner, Eldon, friend of the bride; Madalyn Steuber, Fort Collins, Colo., friend of the bride and groom; Kirstin Kelsey, Kansas City, friend of the bride; Samantha Wells, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Jenni Jarman, St. Martins, sister of the groom; and Jesse Jones, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. They wore short dresses in various shades of purple. The best man was Kyle Noonan, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The miniature best man was Luke Sidebottom, son of the bride. The groomsmen included: Greg Jarman, Jefferson City, brother of the groom; Jake Kampeter, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; Chris Tannehill, Columbia, friend of the groom; Jared Bell, St. Louis, friend of the groom; Christian Baker, Columbia, friend of the groom; and Alex Brondel, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. Music was provided by Cory Weppner, Eldon, friend of the bride and groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Red Barn. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 17 at Steve's Family Restaurant. After a wedding trip to Diamondhead, Miss., New Orleans, La., and Eureka Springs, Ark., the couple resides in Gravois Mills.

Anniversary

Schulte

Sunday, Oct. 2

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Schulte, Folk, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today at Kempker's Back 40, hosted by their children. Ed Schulte and Judy Stegemann were married October 1, 1966, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Folk. Father Stanley officiated. They were attended by Mary Kate Volmert, Des Moines, Iowa; George Schulte, Jefferson City; Susie Schulte, Jefferson City; Richard Schulte, deceased; Linda Heckman Schulte, Jefferson City; Paul Stegemann, Folk; and Gloria Stegemann, Folk. Mr. and Mrs. Schulte have three children: Donna Imhoff and her husband Dave, Jefferson City; Dan Schulte, Folk; and Kevin Schulte, Folk. They also have two grandchildren: Josiah Imhoff and Tabitha Imhoff.

Anniversary

Lueckenhoff

Sunday, Sept. 25

Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Fred H. Lueckenhoff and Dorothy Mae Schulte were married September 15, 1951, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Marys Home. They were attended by Patsy (Schulte) Bax, St. Petersburg, Fla., and Victor Lueckenhoff, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Lueckenhoff have seven children: Terry Lueckenhoff with Pam Coffin of St. Louis; Sandra (Lueckenhoff) Boeckman and her husband James, Jefferson City; Richard Lueckenhoff and his wife Rebecca (deceased), Jefferson City; Dana Lueckenhoff and his wife Jean, Jefferson City; Dale Lueckenhoff and his wife Tina, Jefferson City; Ladonna (Lueckenhoff) Henderson, Sparta; and Timothy Lueckenhoff and his wife Julie, Jefferson City. They also have 13 grandchildren: Deanne Fisher, Jessica (Boeckman) Schaefer, Abigail (Boeckman) Padgett, Angela (Lueckenhoff) Montgomery, Derrick Lueckenhoff, Valerie (Lueckenhoff) Anderson, Andrew Lueckenhoff, Taylor (Henderson) Ragland, Molly Henderson, Shannon Henderson, Tyler Lueckenhoff, Danielle Lueckenhoff, and Tanner Lueckenhoff; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Walton and Belt

Sunday, Sept. 25

Dave Walton, Corvallis, Ore., and Marcia and Mark Bliss, Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine (Katie) Elizabeth Rose Walton, St. Louis, to Chad Douglas Belt, St. Louis, son of Jeff and Lisa Belt, Centertown. An October 8 wedding is planned at St. Anthony of Padua Church, St. Louis. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, Cape Girardeau, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She is a Structural Design Engineer at Boeing, St. Louis. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Structural Design Engineer at Boeing, St. Louis.

Anniversary

Tripp and Schmitz

Sunday, Sept. 25

Mr. and Mrs. David Tripp, Bonnots Mill, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with an open house at St. Louis of Franch Old School Hall, hosted by the couple and their children. David Tripp and Judy Schmitz were married September 24, 1966, at St. Louis of France, Bonnots Mill. Fr. John Long officiated. They were attended by Patricia Tripp Schaefer, Loose Creek; Wanda Eynard Walker, Jefferson City; Roger Baker, Jefferson City; and Robert Schmitz, Bonnots Mill. Mr. and Mrs. Tripp have three children: Donna Naylor and her husband Kevin, Oak Grove; Carol Brandt and her husband Dennis, Chamois; and Mary Cassels and her fiancé Shane Shelton, New Bloomfield. They also have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Stoehr

Sunday, Sept. 25

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stoehr, Wardsville, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner hosted by their children. Charles Stoehr and Billie White were married September 24, 1976, in Montgomery City. Judge O.A. Kamp officiated. They were attended by Horst and Pam Bloch, Hermann. Mr. and Mrs. Stoehr have two children: Kelly Martin and her husband Chris, Centertown, and Melanie Kirkweg and her husband Tony, Osage Bend. They also have five grandchildren: Dakotah Martin, Bailey Martin, Madelyn Martin, Jacob Kirkweg, and Luke Kirkweg.

Wedding

Arnel and Lawrence

Sunday, Sept. 25

Beth Arnel, Eugene, and David Lawrence, Eldon, were married at 1 p.m., April 30, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. Fr. Pat Shortt performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Donna and Mark Arnel, Eugene. The groom is the son of Tammy and Mark Lawrence, Eldon. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an all over beaded lace dress with a deep V neckline, soft straps and empire waist, accented with an organza ribbon sash featuring heavily beaded detail. She completed her ensemble with a fingertip length tulle veil with a pencil edge. The honor attendant was Kaitlin Brown, Eugene, sister of the bride. The best man was Patrick Lawrence, Eldon, brother of the groom. The vocalist was Jodi Drake, Osage Beach, cousin of the bride. The lector was Joyce Koerner, Eldon, aunt of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Wildflower, Eugene. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held April 29 at the home of Patrick and Megan Lawrence. The bride is a 2005 graduate of Cole R-V High School, Eugene; a 2010 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelors in Education; and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Masters in Elementary Counseling. She is a teacher with Eldon Upper Elementary. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Eldon High School, Eldon. He is a Senior Airman in the USAF Reserves and Engineer with the Eldon City Fire Department. The couple resides in Eldon.

Engagement

Stokes and Dorge

Sunday, Sept. 25

Mark and Christine Stokes, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alison Danielle Stokes, Jefferson City, to Brandon Richard Dorge, Taos, son of Richard and Missy Dorge, Taos. An October 8 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos.

Wedding

Pollard and Backes

Sunday, Sept. 25

Maddie Pollard, Kansas City, and Stephen Backes, St. Louis, were married May 29, at Rumely Event Center, Kansas City. Pastor Mike DeVries performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Greg and Tammie Pollard, Kansas City. The groom is the son of Timothy and Karen Backes, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Rumely Event Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 28 at Belvoir Winery, Liberty. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Park Hill High School, Kansas City, and a 2014 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Masters in Education. She is a high school math teacher and head Rugby coach with Liberty North High School. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2013 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Languages with a minor in Linguistics. He is a high school Spanish teacher and junior high assistant football coach with Raymore-Peculiar School District. After a wedding trip to Nashville, Tenn., the couple resides in Kansas City.

Engagement

Dudenhoeffer and Penno

Sunday, Sept. 25

Megan Dudenhoeffer, daughter of Brian and Ginny Dudenhoeffer, and Trevor Penno, son of Rick and Joan Penno, all of Jefferson City, announce their engagement. An October 1 wedding is planned at Wasserlauf Valley, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Brauner and Holtmeyer

Sunday, Sept. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brauner, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a Mass and a dinner at McClung Park Outdoor Pavilion with family and friends, hosted by their children. Robert (Bob) Brauner and Sharon Holtmeyer were married September 17, 1966, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Rev. Henry J. Figge officiated. They were attended by Sandra (Sandy) Holtmeyer, St. Elizabeth, and Donald (Don) Brauner, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Brauner have three children: David Brauner and his wife Anh, Bel Aire, Kan.; Lynda Luebbert and her fiancé Tracy Harris, Jefferson City; and Karen Martin and her husband Robert, Loose Creek. They also have five grandchildren: Deanna Luebbert, Rachel Pilkington, Darrel Luebbert, Austin Breseman, and Steven Brauner; and five great-grandchildren: Gavin Luebbert, Kashious Luebbert, Raven Pilkington, Emslee Pilkington, and Gideon Pilkington.

Wedding

Wolfrum and Higgins

Sunday, Sept. 18

Holly Wolfrum, California, and Trevor Higgins, Tipton, were married at 2 p.m., July 23, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, Tipton. Deacon Ed Schepers performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Gail and Janet Wolfrum, California. The groom is the son of Dennis and Elaine Higgins, Clarksburg. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Knights of Columbus Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 22 at St. Andrews School. The bride is a 2012 graduate of California R-1 High School, California, and a 2016 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelor's in Elementary and Special Education. She is an Elementary Teacher with the California R-1 School District. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Tipton R-VI High School, Tipton, and a 2014 graduate of Central Methodist College with a Bachelor's degree. He is owner and operator of 5 and 50 Drive-In, Tipton. After a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple resides in Tipton.

Engagement

Stratman and Baysinger

Sunday, Sept. 18

Gary and Nancy Stratman, Vienna, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Stratman, Columbia, to Devin Baysinger, Jamestown, son of Danny and Darla Baysinger, Jamestown. A November 5 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Columbia.

Wedding

Buschjost and Grothoff

Sunday, Sept. 18

Nicole Frances Buschjost, Wardsville, and Devin Robert Grothoff, Holts Summit, were married at 1:30 p.m., July 2, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. I.C. Medina performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Darlene Buschjost, Wardsville. The groom is the son of David and Judy Grothoff, Holts Summit. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a white A-line silhouette gown covered with beaded lace over silk with a crystal beaded embellishment at the empire waist with scalloped lace edge of the chapel-length train. She completed her ensemble with a fingertip veil with matching beaded lace. She carried a clutch bouquet of large and miniature sunflowers, yellow stock, yellow solidago, yellow and white daisies with salal tips wrapped in white satin and pearl ribbon. The honor attendant was Emily Koelling, Osage Bend, friend of the bride. The attendants were Hannah Wilson, Russellville, friend of the bride; Dawn Grothoff, Holts Summit, sister-in-law of the groom; and Ashley Hoffman, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The junior attendant was Saylor Haney, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. They wore peacock blue floor-length chiffon gowns with a strap over one shoulder and asymmetrical gathers at the empire waist with rhinestones. The best man was Steve Oswald, Branson, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Adam Buschjost, Osage Bend, brother of the bride; Derek Grothoff, Holts Summit, brother of the groom; and Dustin Grothoff, Holts Summit, brother of the groom. The junior groomsman was Drew Hoelscher, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. The groomsmen also served as ushers. The miniature bride was Laney Leonard, daughter of Tom and Molly Leonard, Wardsville, cousin of the bride. The miniature groom was Gavin Stegemann, son of Brent and Maggie Stegemann, Columbia, cousin of the bride. The organist was Mike Bruns, Jefferson City, and the vocalist was Connie Andrews, Jefferson City. The Mass servers were Jaycee Buschjost and Kadie Buschjost, both of Jefferson City, cousins of the bride. The lectors were Jennifer Kopec, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; Kelly Haney, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride; and Melissa Nichols, Jefferson City, cousin of the bride. Offertory was presented by Jackie Jenkins, Jefferson City, godmother of the bride; Delbert Hoelscher, Wardsville, godfather of the bride; and Sandy and Tim Bennett, Taos, godparents of the groom. A reception, dinner and dance followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held July 1 at the Wardsville Lions Club. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelors of Science in Education. She is a fourth grade teacher at St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, Taos. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Linn State Technical College with an Associates of Applied Science in Radiation Protection. He is a Health Physics Technician II at the University of Missouri Research Reactor (MURR). After a wedding trip to Riviera Maya, Mexico, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Wedding

Angstead and Uballez

Sunday, Sept. 18

Laurel Angstead and David Uballez, both of Overland Park, Kan., were married on June 11 in a seaside double-ring ceremony at Clearwater Beach, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Debra and Ron Beckman, Olathe, Kan., and Robert Angstead, Brookfield. The groom is the son of Larry and Bobbie Uballez, Jefferson City. The honor attendant was Miranda Hubble, friend of the bride. The attendants were Caroline Schwerzenbach, Ashley Weymuth, Lauren Pierce, Samantha Twenter, all friends of the bride; and Allison Angstead, cousin of the bride. The best man was Christopher Arpin, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Kevin Uballez, brother of the groom; Nick McConnell, Charles Eswine, and Brandon Haverkamp, friends of the groom. The flower girl was Nora Uballez, daughter of Kevin and Sarah Uballez, niece of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Holiday Inn, Clearwater Beach, Fla. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2012 graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, with a Bachelors degree in Business; and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a MBA. She is Marketing Manager at ATI Nursing Education. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a Master of Architecture. He is an Architect at Hunton/Brady Architects, Tampa, Fla. After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Kitts, the couple resides in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Anniversary

Lueckenotto

Sunday, Sept. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Lueckenotto, St. Thomas, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary September 4 with a Mass, dinner, and open house in Meta, hosted by their children and grandchildren. Lawrence Lueckenotto and Kathleen Bruemmer were married September 10, 1966, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Msgr. Charles Patterson officiated. They were attended by Robert "Bob" Lueckenotto, Jefferson City; Donnie Strope, Jefferson City; David Bruemmer, Jefferson City; Roger Volmert and Randy Hagenhoff, both of Meta; Linda Kleffner and Donna Ortmeyer, both of Jefferson City; Mildred Wieberg, St. Thomas; Mary Jane Massman, Westphalia, and Ruth Stokes, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Lueckenotto have five children: Leann Lueckenotto, Olathe, Kan.; Allen Lueckenotto and his wife Bonnie, Blairstown, Iowa; Keith Lueckenotto and his wife Angela, Olathe, Kan.; John Lueckenotto, St. Thomas; and James Lueckenotto and his wife Tanya, St. Elizabeth. They also have nine grandchildren: Curtis Lueckenotto, Evan Lueckenotto, Megan Lueckenotto, Isaac Lueckenotto, Lauren Lueckenotto, Emily Lueckenotto, Kayla Lueckenotto, Garrett Lueckenotto, and Cooper Lueckenotto.

Wedding

Angstead and Uballez

Sunday, Sept. 18

Laurel Angstead and David Uballez, both of Overland Park, Kan., were married on June 11 in a seaside double-ring ceremony at Clearwater Beach, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Debra and Ron Beckman, Olathe, Kan., and Robert Angstead, Brookfield. The groom is the son of Larry and Bobbie Uballez, Jefferson City. The honor attendant was Miranda Hubble, friend of the bride. The attendants were Caroline Schwerzenbach, Ashley Weymuth, Lauren Pierce, Samantha Twenter, all friends of the bride; and Allison Angstead, cousin of the bride. The best man was Christopher Arpin, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Kevin Uballez, brother of the groom; Nick McConnell, Charles Eswine, and Brandon Haverkamp, friends of the groom. The flower girl was Nora Uballez, daughter of Kevin and Sarah Uballez, niece of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Holiday Inn, Clearwater Beach, Fla. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2012 graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, with a Bachelors degree in Business; and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a MBA. She is Marketing Manager at ATI Nursing Education. The groom is a 2010 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2016 graduate of the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., with a Master of Architecture. He is an Architect at Hunton/Brady Architects, Tampa, Fla. After a wedding trip to the Bahamas, St. Thomas, and St. Kitts, the couple resides in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Anniversary

Heckemeyer

Sunday, Sept. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Heckemeyer, St. Thomas, celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary in June with a trip to Alaska. Richard Heckemeyer and Jan Rehagen were married September 13, 1986, at St. Joseph Church, Westphalia. Rev. Richard Cronin officiated. They were attended by Dennis Heckemeyer, Lohman; Pat Heckemeyer, St. Elizabeth; Jim Heckemeyer, Ashland; Ron Rehagen, Westphalia; Sharon Breese, Westphalia; Judy Williams, Westphalia; Irene Foster, Jefferson City; and Kathy Cavender, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Heckemeyer have two children: Kelsey Heckemeyer, Springfield, and Brent Heckemeyer, St. Thomas.

Anniversary

Verslues

Sunday, Sept. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Verslues, Taos, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with a trip to New England. Dennis Verslues and Edith Lueckenhoff were married September 18, 1976, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. Tom Dolan officiated. They were attended by Diana (Hoelscher) Stegemann, Jefferson City; Carol (Hoelscher) Gardner, Jefferson City; Larry Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City; Gary Bisges, Jefferson City; Cathy (Lueckenhoff) Herigon, Columbia; and Dawne (Verslues) Fink, Highlands Ranch, Colo. Mr. and Mrs. Verslues have five children: Denise Lehmen and her husband Brad Lehmen, Osage Bend; Melissa Rackers and her husband Brad Rackers, Jefferson City; Kim McDaniel and her husband TJ McDaniel, Taos; Frank Verslues and his wife Karen (Hoffman) Verslues, Taos; and Bradley Verslues, deceased. They also have 12 grandchildren: Brayden Lehmen, Brooke Lehmen, Devin Lehmen, Macey Rackers, Kaylee Rackers, Kamille Rackers, Madeline McDaniel, Taylor McDaniel, Reagan Verslues, Ashton Verslues, Nate Verslues, and Riley Verslues.

Engagement

Helton and Holtmeyer

Sunday, Sept. 18

Gene and Dianne Helton, Vienna, and Dean and Wanda Holtmeyer, St. Elizabeth, announce the engagement of their children, Audrey Helton, Vienna, and Tyler Holtmeyer, St. Elizabeth. An October 8 wedding is planned at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth.

Wedding

Harris and Bax

Sunday, Sept. 18

Kaitie Marie Harris and Trenton John Bax, both of Kansas City, were married May 14 at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Monsignor Robert Kurwicki performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Rusty and Pamela Harris, Independence, and Lloyd and Laura Cunningham, Lee's Summit. The groom is the son of Bruce and Ann Bax, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Capitol Plaza Hotel, Jefferson City. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 13 at Revel. The bride is a 2008 graduate of Blue Springs South, Blue Springs; a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS in Elementary Education; and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Masters of Curriculum and Instruction. She is a third grade teacher at William Yates Elementary, Blue Springs. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a BS in Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance. He is a Solution Architect/Team Lead at Cerner Corporation. After a wedding trip to the Dominican Republic, the couple resides in Kansas City.

Anniversary

Green

Sunday, Sept. 18

Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Green, Holts Summit, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner hosted by their family. Dennis Green and Susan Farrar were married September 17, 1966, at Cedar City Baptist Church, Cedar City. Rev. Charles Hannah officiated. They were attended by Dennis Legg, deceased; and Judi Opel, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Green have two children: Kim Brandt and her husband John, Holts Summit, and Matt Green and his wife Stephanie, Jefferson City. They also have five grandchildren: Mckenzie, Alex, Nick, Allyssa, and Lane.

Anniversary

VanLoo

Sunday, Sept. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Jack VanLoo, Wardsville, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary September 3 with the VanLoo family reunion and dinner. Jack VanLoo and Wanda Idel were married September 9, 1961, at Immaculate Conception Church, Owensville. The late Rev. John Cowan officiated. They were attended by Marilyn VanLoo-Holtmeyer, deceased; Sharon "Shay" Idel, Kansas City; Laverne Kroll-Eveler, Mark Eveler, and James VanLoo, all of Jefferson City; and Harlan Idel, Long Beach, Calif. Mr. and Mrs. VanLoo have three children: Debra Watson, Overland Park, Kan.; Denice Rausch (Chris), Cedar Falls, Iowa; and Deron VanLoo (Connie), Wardsville. They also have five grandchildren and one deceased grandchild.

Anniversary

Borgmeyer

Sunday, Sept. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Borgmeyer, Taos (Jefferson City), celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Disney World. Steve Borgmeyer and Evelyn Bruemmer were married September 11, 1976, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. The late Rev. Wm. Flanagan officiated. They were attended by Shirley (Bruemmer) Talken, Darlene (Bruemmer) Wolken, Marilyn (Borgmeyer) McGeeHee, Linda (Bruemmer) Kempker, Joyce (Veit) Atkins, MaryAnn (Bruemmer) Craigg, Terry (Borgmeyer) Brune, Paul Borgmeyer (deceased), Leonard Borgmeyer, Leon Bruemmer (deceased), Roger Borgmeyer, Dennis Bruemmer, Dale Bruemmer, and Matthew Borgmeyer. Mr. and Mrs. Borgmeyer have three children: Jennifer (Borgmeyer) Hamby and her husband John Hamby, Cape Girardeau; Sarah (Borgmeyer) Brandt and her husband Eric Brandt, Linn; and Nicholas Borgmeyer and his wife Deidra (Carrender) Borgmeyer, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Samantha Brandt, Elizabeth Brandt, Christopher Brandt, Joseph Brandt, Dominic Hamby, and Colton Hamby, and one grandchild due in October, Liliana Borgmeyer.

Anniversary

Campbell

Sunday, Sept. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gayle Campbell, Linn, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in July with a trip to Orange Beach, Ala., hosted by their children and grandchildren. Charles Gayle Campbell and Mary Jean Blaydes were married September 16, 1966, at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Rev. G. Nelson Duke officiated. They were attended by Terry Bacon, St. Charles; Gene Tynes, deceased; Jerry Bryan, Linn; Ron Scheel, Houston, Texas; Bob Jones, deceased; Judy Tynes, Nashville, Tenn.; Jeri Awe, Jefferson City; and Kay Newberry, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell have two children: Clay W. Campbell and his wife Teresa, Kansas City; and Amy S. Holtschneider and her husband Lee, Linn. They also have four grandchildren: Peyton J. Campbell, Parker C. Campbell, Cole A. Holtschneider, and Ross E. Holtschneider.

Wedding

Lueckenhoff and Jackson

Sunday, Sept. 11

Amanda Lueckenhoff, Jefferson City, and Robert Jackson, Centralia, were married at 2 p.m., June 11, at Wasserlauf Valley, Russellville. Pastor Floyd Gudde performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kim Lueckenhoff and Frank Wansing, and Kevin Lueckenhoff and Beverly Williams, all of Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Ray and Bobbie Jackson, Centralia. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Jefferson City Jaycees Fairgrounds. The bride is a 2002 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2006 graduate of the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, with a BSE Elementary and Early Childhood Education; and a 2014 graduate of William Woods, Fulton, with a Masters in Education and Technology. She is a First Grade Teacher with Jefferson City Public Schools. The groom is a 1996 graduate of Centralia High School, Centralia. He is a Shipping Clerk with Environmental Dynamics International. After a wedding trip to Old Kinderhook, Camdenton, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

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Kempker

Sunday, Sept. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Michael E. Kempker, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at St. Peters Catholic Church, and a family dinner hosted by their children. Michael E. Kempker and Jean Ann McMichael were married September 11, 1976, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. John Prenger officiated. They were attended by Kathy Schanzmeyer, Jefferson City; Linda Schneiders Bledsoe, Jefferson City; Karen McMichael Jacquin, Holts Summit; Mary Kempker, Wardsville; Mike Schneiders, Jefferson City; Norman Derkum, Jefferson City; Tom McMichael, Denver, Colo.; and Rick McMichael, Weldon Springs. Mr. and Mrs. Kempker have three children: Amy VanOverschelde and her husband Shane, Jefferson City; Jeff Kempker and his wife Laura, Taos; and Julie Heckman and her husband Stephen, Westphalia. They also have seven grandchildren: Landrey VanOverschelde, Gavin VanOverschelde, Anabelle VanOverschelde, Eliza VanOverschelde, Claire Kempker, Elise Kempker, and Easton Heckman.

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Ernst

Sunday, Sept. 11

Mr. and Mrs. Don Ernst, California, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary August 28 with a luncheon at St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Jamestown, hosted by their children. Don Ernst and Elaine Aeschbacher were married August 28, 1966, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Fortuna. Rev. Abraham Friesen officiated. They were attended by Myrna Sherman, deceased; Virginia Priest, Rolla; Carl Ernst, Jefferson City; and John Ernst, Boonville. Mr. and Mrs. Ernst have two children: Kirby Ernst and his wife Angel, California; and Jay Ernst and his wife Lisa, New Bloomfield. They also have five grandchildren: Connor Ernst, Max Ernst, Macee Ernst, Alisa Ernst, and Delainey Ernst.

Engagement

Mahoney and Patterson

Sunday, Sept. 11

Janet Mahoney, Taos, and Toni Amos, Russellville, announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Mahoney and Justin Patterson, both of Jefferson City. A September 24 wedding is planned at Kempkers Back 40, Westphalia.

Engagement

Hackmann and Herigon

Sunday, Sept. 4

Leon and Lisa Herigon, Eugene, announce the engagement of their son, Cory Louis Herigon, Eugene, to Amanda Nichole Hackmann, Chamois, daughter of Mathew and Linda Fick, Chamois, and the late Kurt Hackmann. An October 29 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Help Parish, Frankenstein.

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Gibson

Sunday, Sept. 4

Mr. and Mrs. James B. Gibson Jr., Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. James B. Gibson Jr. and Bonnie Jost were married September 3, 1966, at United Church of Christ, Owensville. The late Herbert Baur officiated. They were attended by Connie Graves, Jefferson City; Linda Hickman, Washington; Sue Jost, Owensville; Kenneth Hickman, Washington; Don Jost, Owensville; and Dennis Schubert, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Gibson have one child: Sherry Thomas and her husband Dewaine, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Schwaller and Kempker

Sunday, Sept. 4

David Schwaller, Mary's Home, and Julie Bax, Westphalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Schwaller, Mary's Home, to Aaron Kempker, Brazito, son of Jim and Angie Kempker, Brazito. An October 15 wedding is planned at Our Lady of the Snows Church, Mary's Home.

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Kuebler

Sunday, Sept. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kuebler, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Kenneth Kuebler and Donna Wegman were married August 27, 1966, in Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Kuebler have three children: Bruce Kuebler and his wife Molly, Wildwood; Kevin Kuebler and his wife Bonnie, Bloomington, Ill.; and Michelle Cuervo and her husband Frank, Vestavia Hills, Ala. They also have six grandchildren: Adam Kuebler, Jane Kuebler, Barry Kuebler, Michael Kuebler, Clare Kuebler, and Nathan Cuervo.

Wedding

Frank and Sterling

Sunday, Sept. 4

Leslie Gayle Frank, Wardsville, and Samuel A. Sterling Jr., Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., July 23, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Fr. Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Carol Frank, Wardsville, and the late Robert Frank. The groom is the son of Samuel A. Sterling Sr., Independence. Given in marriage by her brother, Jason Frank, and mother, Carol Frank, the bride wore a strapless ivory gown with champagne underlay, sequined soutache with lace appliques, a lace-up back, and a sweep train. She completed her ensemble with a short veil with sequins. The honor attendant was Elizabeth Farr, St. Thomas, friend of the bride. The attendants were Hannah Cahill, Salem, friend of the bride; Laura Kiely, Warrensburg, sister of the bride; and Jill Smith, Blue Springs, sister of the bride. They wore strapless, knee-length purple dresses with contrasting teal waist sash. The best man was Kodey Heineke, LaGrange, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included: Justin Farr, St. Thomas, cousin of the bride; Henry Crockett III, Warrensburg, friend of the groom; and Brandon Lake, Rolla, friend of the groom. The miniature bride was Antonia Armenta, Blue Springs, sister of the groom. The miniature groom was Sergio Villegas Jr., Blue Springs, nephew of the groom. The flower girl was Mackenzie Smith, daughter of Daniel and Jill Smith, Blue Springs, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Jacob Frank, son of Jason and Brandie Frank, Jefferson City, nephew of the bride. The candlelighters were Kayla Anderson, Hannibal, and Mary Ardavani, Blue Springs, friends of the bride. The ushers were Andrew Kiely, Warrensburg, and Daniel Smith, Blue Springs, brothers-in-law of the bride. The organist was Scott Sellner, Jefferson City, and the vocalist was Connie Andrews, Jefferson City. The Mass server was Ben Hoelscher, Wardsville. The lectors were Julie Hoelscher, Wardsville, and Lisa Wilson, Jefferson City, sisters of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the couple, was held July 22 at the Wardsville Lions Hall. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Wardsville, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Central MO-Warrensburg, with a Bachelor of Science in Education, Middle School/Junior High School. She is a Teacher at St. Peter Interparish School, Jefferson City. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Van Horn High School, Independence. He is a Police Officer at Jefferson City Police Dept. After a wedding trip to Miami Beach, Fla., the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Kolb and Stock

Sunday, Sept. 4

Marta and Gary Kolb, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeni L. Kolb, Russellville, to Daniel M. Stock, Russellville, son of Debbi Fletcher and Kevin Stock, Jefferson City. A September 17 wedding is planned in Taos.

Wedding

Staub and Bartlett

Sunday, Sept. 4

Diana Christine Staub and Taylor Craig Bartlett, both of St. Louis, were married June 25 at San Sophia Overlook, Telluride, Colo. Tim West, uncle of the bride, performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Karl and Lori Staub, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Brett and Susan Bartlett, Oxford, Miss. The bride wore a floral appliqued ivory silk crepe de chine gown with silk satin lining, draped in fluid silk crepe de chine with flower appliques. The honor attendant was Kara Bono, Columbia, sister of the bride. She wore a full length wispy strapless gown with tulle overlays in lilac. The best man was Tanner Bartlett, Atlanta, Ga., brother of the groom. The flower girl was Josephine Bono, daughter of Doug and Kara Bono, Columbia, niece of the bride. The ring bearer was Porter Bono, son of Doug and Kara Bono, Columbia, nephew of the bride. Music was provided by cellist, Caitlin Lukin, Columbia, friend of the couple, and guitarist, Doug Bono, Columbia, brother-in-law of the bride. A cocktail hour, dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Gorrono Ranch, Telluride, Colo. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 24 at Mountain Lodge, Telluride, Colo. The bride is a 2009 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Journalism degree. She is a Sales Representative with IBM. The groom is a 2009 graduate of Charleston High School, Charleston, Ill.; a 2012 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a History degree; and a 2015 graduate of Washington University Law School, St. Louis, with a Juris Doctorate. He is a Clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District. After a wedding trip to Maritime Provinces of Canada and Newfoundland, the couple resides in St. Louis.

Wedding

Forck and Baumhoer

Sunday, Sept. 4

Lori Elizabeth Forck and Brandon Martin Baumhoer, both of Jefferson City, were married at 1 p.m., April 23, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. Deacon Ed Stroesser and Fr. Dave Maher performed the double-ring ceremony The bride is the daughter of Isadore and Deborah Forck, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Glen and Kim Baumhoer, and Jim and Kim Kline, all of Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Westphalia Knights of Columbus Hall. The bride is a 2007 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City, and a 2011 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Science Wellness degree. She is a RehabCare Wellness Coordinator and Mentor. The groom is a 2007 graduate of Blair Oaks High School, Jefferson City; a 2011 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Science Natural Resource Management degree; and a 2013 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, Ark., with a Master of Science Fisheries and Aquaculture degree. He is an Environmental Specialist with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. After a wedding trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Kopfer

Sunday, Sept. 4

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Kopfer, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 31 with an open house at 1316 Fairgrounds Rd., hosted by their children and grandchildren. Larry Kopfer and Darleen McQueen were married September 2, 1956, at Liberty Church of Christ, Belle. The late Dewey McDowell officiated. They were attended by Dorthaleen McQueen Robison, deceased; Louise Kopfer Clark, New London; Barbara Jones Pfaff, St. Louis; Art Klinginsmith, Burbank, Wash.; Bob Barnhart, deceased; and James Fleshman, Unionville. Mr. and Mrs. Kopfer have five children: Susan Kopfer, Merida, Yucaton, Mexico; Shirley Jones, Florissant; Beth Hobbs, Jefferson City; Anita Kopfer, Jefferson City; and Sara Proctor, Liberal, Kan. They also have eight grandchildren: Malinda Reed, Daniel Hobbs, Andrea Aguilar, Alejandra Peralta, J.D. Jones, Eric Kopfer, Zachary Hobbs, and Brandon (Proctor) Koch; and six great-grandchildren: Sophie Reed, Sarah Aguilar, Cassandra Aguilar, Richard Koch, Catalina Peralta, and Nickolas Koch.

Wedding

Hofmann and Parkes

Sunday, Sept. 4

Ashlee Hofmann and Dustin Parkes, both of Centertown, were married at 2 p.m., June 11, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father John Schmitz performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of David and Margaret Hofmann, Centertown. The groom is the son of Richard and Darla Kempker, Centertown, and the late Sean Parkes. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore an ivory lace dress in a fit and flare silhouette with beaded and embroidered appliques trailing along the front and back necklines. She completed her ensemble with her mother's veil and carried a bouquet of white hydrangeas with peach carnations wrapped in twine. The honor attendant was Julie Prenger, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The attendants were Melissa Gassner, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; Jessica Hofmann, Jefferson City, sister-in-law of the bride; Arianne Darnell, St. Louis, friend of the bride; and Lauren Case, Kansas City, friend of the bride. They wore petal pink one-shoulder dresses with a corded lace bodice. The best man was Cody Kempker, Jefferson City, cousin of the groom; Derick Parkes, Centertown, brother of the groom; Aaron Hofmann, Jefferson City, brother of the bride; Kale Alberts, Centertown, friend of the groom; and Tyler Priess, Mokane, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Elise Eisenhart, daughter of Bobby and Alexis Eisenhart, Mertztown, Pa., friend of the bride. The ring bearer was Jackson Eisenhart, son of Bobby and Alexis Eisenhart, Mertztown, Pa., friend of the bride. The candlelighters were Katelyn Shields, Russellville, friend of the bride; Emma Kremer, Loose Creek, friend of the bride; and Hanna Kremer, Loose Creek, friend of the bride. The ushers were Travis Kempker, Russellville, step-brother of the groom, and Jason Bittle, Eugene, cousin of the groom. The lector was Dana Radetic, St. Louis, cousin of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held June 10. The bride is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She is a Nurse at Women's and Children's Hospital. The groom is a 2008 graduate of Jamestown High School, Jamestown, and a 2016 graduate of Columbia College, Jefferson City, with a Bachelors of Science in Management Information Systems. He is a Business Analyst for the Department of Natural Resources. After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Centertown.

Engagement

Tucker and Pohl

Sunday, Sept. 4

Matthew and Sharon Tucker announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsey Renee Tucker to Dustin James Pohl, son of Elizabeth Pohl, Donald Smallwood, and James Pohl, all of Jefferson City. An October 8 wedding is planned at St. Martin Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Boessen

Sunday, Sept. 4

Mr. and Mrs. David A. Boessen, St. Thomas, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary September 11 with a Mass, an open house, and a dinner for family at St. Thomas Parish Hall, hosted by their children. David A. Boessen and Agnes Schaefer were married August 20, 1966, at Our Lady of Help Catholic Church, Frankenstein. Fr. Joseph F. Lorenz officiated. They were attended by Mary Kesel, St. Elizabeth; Mary Alice Cook, Henley; Helen Clarkston, Jefferson City; Mary Ann Schulte, Kirkwood; Gary Schell, Jefferson City; Robert Schulte, deceased; John Schaefer, Jefferson City; and Harold Schulte, Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Boessen have six children: David Lee Boessen and his wife Linda, St. Thomas; Janice Struemph and her husband Carl, St. Elizabeth; Eric Boessen and his wife Roseanne, St. Thomas; Sandy Koetting and her husband Paul, Marys Home; Rhonda Heckemeyer and her husband Curt, St. Elizabeth; and Fred Boessen and his wife Mandi, St. Thomas. They also have 15 grandchildren: Jessie Boessen, Clayton Boessen, Drew Boessen, Tyler Struemph, Mackenzie Struemph, Levi Struemph, Keith Boessen, Kristin Boessen, Dylan Koetting, Paige (Koetting) Chapman, Brady Heckemeyer, Nick Heckemeyer, Ellie Boessen, Sadie Boessen, and Carson Boessen; and one great-grandchild on the way, Grayson Struemph.

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Bernskoetter

Sunday, Aug. 28

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfrid Bernskoetter, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary today with a Mass and open house at Immaculate Conception Church, hosted by their children. Wilfrid Bernskoetter and Betty Wolters were married September 1, 1956, at St. Peters Church, Jefferson City. Msgr. J.A. Vogelweid officiated. They were attended by Emily (Wolters) Scheulen, Jefferson City; Lucy (Bernskoetter) Hudspeth, deceased; Lorine (Bernskoetter) Kempker, deceased; Mary Beth Bazin; Donald Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; Norbert Rackers, deceased; Richard Rackers, New Bloomfield; and Jim Wolters, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Bernskoetter have 10 children: Ron (Amy) Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; Cathy (Ray) Thompson, Columbia, S.C.; Mike (Velma) Bernskoetter, Wardsville; Steve (Linda) Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; Carol (Rick) Harris, Wardsville; Gary Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; Diana (Duane) Bernskoetter-Harris, Jefferson City; Greg (Janell) Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; Julie (Rick) Prather, Jefferson City; and Sarah (Jacob) Jones, Jefferson City. They also have 19 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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Beck

Sunday, Aug. 28

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Frederick Beck, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 8 with a dinner and dance at the Reinhardt Circle, Jefferson City, hosted by the couple. On July 9, the couple hosted a patio gathering and barbecue at their home for family and out-of-town guests. Larry Frederick Beck and Gwendolyn Ann Stewart were married August 28, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. The late Rev. Walter W. Niedner officiated. They were attended by Leon P. Beck, Jefferson City; William J. Beck, Coulterville, Ill.; George E. Beck, deceased; Rodman C. Stewart, deceased; Betty Gail Fischer-Zumwalt, deceased; Linda (Beck) Hester, Charles Town, W. Va.; Ann Geske-Finney, Louisville, Ky.; and Christine Johnson, Issaquah, Wash. Mr. and Mrs. Beck have four children: Dr. Nicole Thompson and her husband Dr. Michael Thompson, Columbia; Justin Beck and his wife Lisa, Dallas, Texas; Nathaniel Beck and his wife Betsy, Denver, Colo.; and Jill Hardin and her husband the Rev. David Hardin, Woodland, Calif. They also have 12 grandchildren: Emma Thompson, Wyatt Thompson, Sophia Thompson, Tori Thompson, Maisie Thompson, Brayden Beck, Kyler Beck, Brinley Beck, Matthew Hardin, Christian Hardin, Grayce Hardin, and Lily Beck.

Wedding

Johnson and Stough

Sunday, Aug. 21

Jennifer Johnson and Zach Stough, both of Jefferson City, were married June 4 at Stonehill Winery, Hermann. Gavin Hester, friend of the family, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ricky and Judy Johnson, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Rob and Laura Stough, Martinez, Ga. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore her mother's wedding dress. The honor attendant was Cassidy Grellner, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The attendants were Kaylyn Stough, Jefferson City, sister of the groom, and Kelly Schrader, Jefferson City, friend of the bride. The best man was Zach Henley, Columbia, friend of the groom. The groomsmen included Kyle Johnson, Jefferson City, brother of the bride, and Garrett Grellner, Jefferson City, friend of the couple. The flower girl was Hailey Heckman, daughter of Brian and Angie Heckman, Overland Park, Kan., second cousin of the bride. The ring bearer was Ryder Browning, son of Bill and Ashley Browning, Eminence, Ky., second cousin of the groom. The ushers were Jeff Henrich and Anthony Berendzen, both of Jefferson City, friends of the couple. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Stonehill Winery. A rehearsal dinner was held June 3 at Stonehill Winery Vintage Restaurant, Hermann. The bride is a 2011 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Columbia College, Columbia, with a Bachelors in Business Administration. She is a Recruitment Assistant in Business Career Services at the University of Missouri. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and is attending Columbia College, Jefferson City, pursuing a Computer Science degree. After a wedding trip to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Hulse and Eikermann

Sunday, Aug. 21

Jim and Pat Hulse, Linn, along with Stanley and Norma Eikermann, Holts Summit, announce the engagement of their children, Kayla Hulse and Steven Eikermann, both of Holts Summit. A Sept. 10 wedding is planned at St. John's United Methodist Church, Linn.

Engagement

Dehn and Kohnen

Sunday, Aug. 21

Paul and Janet Dehn announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Dehn, to Daniel Kohnen, son of Bob Kohnen and Joanne Millbery, all of Jefferson City. An August 27 wedding is planned at The Broadway Hotel, Columbia.

Wedding

Riegel and Phillips

Sunday, Aug. 21

Dorothy Riegel and Marvin Phillips, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., April 23, at First Assembly of God Church, Jefferson City. Pastor Lowell Perkins, Pastor Lisa Deutsch, and Pastor Roy Bennett performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Louis and Johanna Buthod. The groom is the son of the late Donald and Virgina Phillips. Given in marriage by her son, Bruce Riegel, the bride wore a navy long dress of shantung with a lace bodice trimmed with sequins and three-quarter length sleeves, skirt with box pleats, and waist finished with belt fastened in back. She carried a bouquet of spring flowers with baby's breath. The honor attendant was Donnis McAnulty, Fairfield, Ohio, sister of the groom. She wore a lavender chiffon floor-length dress with three-quarter length sleeve lace jacket. The attendants were: Doris Englehart, honorary mother; Brittney and Bailey Henson, Grant and Gavin Moreland, Emily Hunt, and Bryce Riegel, grandchildren of the bride; Tanna Henson and Jennifer Moreland, daughters of the bride; and Dawn Rolufs, niece of the bride. The best man was Darrell Mcanulty, Fairfield, Ohio, brother-in-law of the groom. The ushers were Jeff Henson, Jefferson City, son-in-law of the bride, and Kyle Moreland, Jefferson City, son-in-law of the bride. A cake and punch reception followed the ceremony at First Assembly of God Church. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the bride and groom, was held April 21 at Oscar's Classic Diner, Jefferson City. The bride is a 1969 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia. She is retired from the Division of Family Support. The groom is a 1966 graduate of Bloomfield High School, Bloomfield, and a 1970 graduate of the University of MO-Rolla with a B.S. Civil Engineer degree. He is retired from MO Department of Transportation and Krieger and Krieger Accounting. After a round trip drive on the world famous AL-CAN Highway to Alaska, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Engagement

Wagner and Shikles

Sunday, Aug. 14

Mark and Karen Wagner, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alex Renee Wagner, New Bloomfield, to Derek Shikles, New Bloomfield, son of Roger and Kathy Shikles, Taos. A September 10 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Church, Taos.

Engagement

Brauner and Schwartze

Sunday, Aug. 14

Pat and Christine Brauner, Lohman, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brauner, Lohman, to Kevin Schwartze, Jefferson City, son of Roger Schwartze and Michelle Johnson, both of Jefferson City. A November 5 wedding is planned at St. Martins Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of Lincoln University with a Nursing degree. She is a Registered Nurse with Capital Region Medical Center. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City. He is an Operator with Jefferson Asphalt Company. The couple is registered at Target, Kohls, and Dillards.

Wedding

Rajaii and Morris

Sunday, Aug. 14

Dr. Roxanne Rajaii and Dr. Damon Morris, both of Kirksville, were married at 5:30 p.m., May 27, in a double-ring ceremony at Deer Park Manor, Bloomington, Ind. Rev. Allison Ruari performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mohammad and Rosa Rajaii, Bloomington, Ind. The groom is the son of Dr. Dean and Mitzi Morris, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her parents, the bride wore an ivory organza ball gown with lace bodice and deep V neckline, complemented by ribbon sash at the waist and chapel train. She carried a bouquet of white peonies, ivory spray roses, white wax flower, astible, and Italian ruscus greens with stems wrapped in lace from bride's dress. The attendants were Romaine Felkade-Selassie, Los Angeles, Calif., friend of the bride; Catlin Sengelaub, Bloomington, Ind., friend of the bride; and Firehiwot Tilahun, Los Angeles, Calif., friend of the bride. They wore pearl pink dupioni cocktail dresses. The best man was Corey Morris, Kansas City, brother of the groom. The groomsmen included Erik Mueller, Jefferson City, friend of the groom; and Ramin Rajaii, Los Angeles, Calif., brother of the bride. The flower girl was Ella Morris, daughter of Corey and Jill Morris, Kansas City, niece of the groom. Music was provided by the Indiana University School of Music string quartet, Bloomington, Ind. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Deer Park Manor, Bloomington, Ind. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held May 26 at Coaches Restaurant, Bloomington, Ind. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Bloomington High School South, Bloomington, Ind.; a 2010 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, Calif., with a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology; a 2011 graduate of Georgetown University, Washington, D.C., with a MA in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; and a 2015 graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. In May 2016, she completed a one year general internship at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville. She is currently doing a three year dermatology residency at Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, Mich. The groom is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City; a 2011 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a BS in Exercise Science; and a 2016 graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. He is currently doing a four year anesthesia residency at Northeast Regional Medical Center, Kirksville. The couple took a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas.

Engagement

Gassner and Baumhoer

Sunday, Aug. 14

Joe and Sheila Gassner, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Catherine Gassner, Jefferson City, to Casey Donald Baumhoer, Jefferson City, son of Glen and Kim Baumhoer, Wardsville, and Kim and Jim Kline, Taos. An October 1 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Massman and Brugnone

Sunday, Aug. 14

Marissa Massman and Timothy Brugnone, both of Westphalia, were married April 9 at St. Joseph Church, Westphalia. Fr. Mark Smith performed the double ring ceremony. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Westphalia Lions Hall. After a wedding trip to Gatlinburg, Tenn., the couple resides in Westphalia.

Anniversary

Wieberg

Sunday, Aug. 14

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Wieberg, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass and dinner reception at St. Stanislaus Parish Hall. Gerald Wieberg and Dorothy Spellerberg were married August 13, 1966, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. Msgr. Charles Patterson officiated. They were attended by Marilyn (Holterman) Gatz, Independence; Pat (Robertson) Jeffress, Jefferson City; Carol (Buhr) Fick, Columbia; Gary Wieberg, Taos; Frank Spellerberg, Lee's Summit; and Tom Fick, Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Wieberg have three children: Dennis Wieberg and his wife Becky, Springfield; Lori Owen and her husband Curtis, St. Thomas; and Susan Boessen and her husband Gregg, St. Thomas. They also have eight grandchildren: Melony Knapp, Megan Adams, Jessie Davis, Abby Wieberg, Chase Wieberg, Emily Wieberg, Madison Boessen, and Bria Boessen; and one great-grandchild: Caleb Knapp Jr.

Anniversary

Thessen and Kliethermes

Sunday, Aug. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Thessen, Bonnots Mill, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass and dinner, hosted by their children. Walter Thessen and Dorothy Kliethermes were married August 4, 1956, at St. Louis of France Catholic Church, Bonnots Mill. Father A.J. Hilke officiated. They were attended by Bill Thessen, Jefferson City; Edgar Kliethermes, Bonnots Mill; Margaret Kliethermes, Loose Creek; Shirley Prenger, deceased; Judy Muenks, Loose Creek; and Jean Marie Pinell, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Thessen have 10 children: Karen Kleiner and her husband Dan, Columbia; Arlene Branum and her husband Bruce, Fredericktown; Vickie McLean and her husband Bill, Raeford, N.C.; Annie Servis and her husband Chip, Phoenix, Ariz.; Barb Fennewald and her husband Danny, Cedar Park, Texas; Don Thessen and his wife Jill, Kansas City; Daniel Thessen and his wife Bonnie, Warrensburg; James Thessen, Austin, Texas; Jeffrey Thessen, Austin, Texas; and Kelly Lynn Thessen, deceased. They also have 21 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Harrell and Algeo

Sunday, Aug. 7

Terry and Joan Jarrett, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Harrell, Ozark, also the daughter of Alan and Maggie Harrell, Moscow Mills, to Brent Algeo, Ozark, son of Jon Algeo, Willard, and the late Jackie Algeo. An August 13 wedding is planned at the Jefferson City Country Club, Jefferson City.

Wedding

Medin and Tucker

Sunday, Aug. 7

Abby Medin, Jefferson City, and Scott Tucker, Holland, N.Y., were married July 23 in Holland, N.Y. Eric Wagreich performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ron and Marlene Medin, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Jeff and Sharon Tucker, Holland, N.Y. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony in Holland, N.Y. After a wedding trip to Cancun, Mexico, the couple resides in Elizabethtown, Pa.

Anniversary

Taggart and Nichols

Sunday, Aug. 7

Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Taggart, Hartsburg, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary August 14 with an open house at Hartsburg Baptist Church, Hartsburg. They also celebrated with a family trip to Colorado, hosted by their children. Lonnie Taggart and Judy Nichols were married August 13, 1966, at Hartsburg Baptist Church, Hartsburg. Wallace Johnson officiated. They were attended by Kay (Craig) Taggart and Mike Taggart, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Taggart have three children: Lonna Trammell and her husband Jeff, Ashland; Lisa Frey and her husband Steve, St. Charles; and Lance Taggart and his wife Kim, Ashland. They also have six grandchildren: Brooke Trammell, Brady Trammell, Gavin Frey, Gabreinne Frey, Spencer Taggart, and Sayde Taggart.

Engagement

Pierson and Diveley

Sunday, Aug. 7

Jason and Rebecca Pierson, New Bloomfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Macqueleigh Rae Pierson, New Bloomfield, to James Caleb Diveley, Cape Girardeau, son of Dave and Tammy Diveley, Cape Girardeau. An October 29 wedding is planned at Kempkers Back 40, Westphalia. The bride-to-be is a 2013 graduate of New Bloomfield High School, New Bloomfield, and a 2016 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri with a Certified Dental Assistant degree. She is employed with Community Health Center. The groom-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, Cape Girardeau, and attended Columbia College. He is employed with Ovid Bell Press and Army National Guard. The couple is registered at Target but would also like gift cards to any home retail store.

Engagement

Hunt and Armstrong

Sunday, July 31

Marty and Kelly Hunt, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Molly Hunt, Jefferson City, to Bradley Armstrong, Wardsville, son of Larry and Jean Armstrong, Wardsville. An October 29 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville. The bride-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and is currently attending Lincoln University pursuing a degree in Special Education. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri with a Mechanical Engineering degree. He is employed with Modine Manufacturing. The couple is registered at Target and Kohls.

Anniversary

Groetsch

Sunday, July 31

Mr. and Mrs. Siegmar Groetsch, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in May with a trip to Greece. Siegmar Groetsch and Sandra Biberman were married July 29, 1966, in New York City. Mr. and Mrs. Groetsch have three children: Stefan Groetsch and his wife Amy, Poulsbo, Wash.; Daryl Groetsch and his wife Julie, Portland, Ore.; and Heidi Ananthakrishnan and her husband Kal, Santa Monica, Calif. They also have three grandchildren: Hannah Groetsch, Samuel Groetsch, and Aaron Groetsch.

Engagement

Kemp and Tingle

Sunday, July 31

James C. and Mary Kemp, New Bloomfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Dawn Kemp, New Bloomfield, to Kenneth Lee Tingle, Goddard, Kan., son of Wilma Tingle, Wichita, Kan., and the late Floyd Tingle. An August 13 wedding is planned at Hopewell Baptist Church, New Bloomfield.

Anniversary

Rackers and rackers

Sunday, July 31

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Rackers, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary July 3 with a family brunch at Oscar's Diner, Jefferson City. A trip to Estes Park, Colo., will be taken in the fall. Tony Rackers and Kathy Thessen were married July 31, 1976, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. The late Msgr. Gerald Kaiser officiated. They were attended by Cindy (Thessen) Cravens, Fulton; Linda (Thessen) Distler, Jefferson City; Angie (Sandt) Painter, Columbia; Nancy (Thessen) Crocker, New Bloomfield; John Rackers, Jefferson City; Isadore Forck, Jefferson City; Steve Joannes, Jefferson City; and John Thessen, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Rackers have three children: Scott Rackers and his friend Belinda Quimby, St. Louis; Adam Rackers and his friend Lindsey Trinklein, Jefferson City; and Luke Rackers and his wife Tonya, Denver, Colo. They also have three grandsons.

Engagement

Plassmeyer and Kremer

Sunday, July 31

Daniel and Paula Plassmeyer, Loose Creek, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Plassmeyer, Loose Creek, to Shawn Kremer, Bonnots Mill, son of Sam and Susan Kremer, Bonnots Mill. An August 27 wedding is planned at Immaculate Conception Church, Loose Creek.

Engagement

Kolb and Schrimpf

Sunday, July 31

Tom and Brenda Kolb, along with Steve and Kim Schrimpf, announce the engagement of their children, Paige Kolb and Kyle Schrimpf, all of Jefferson City. A September 3 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Phillips and Gillmore

Sunday, July 31

Stacy and Lori Gillmore announce the engagement of their son, Thomas Gillmore, to Amber Phillips, all of Jefferson City. An August 27 wedding is planned outdoor at the groom's grandparents farm in Henley.

Engagement

Lehman and Koch

Sunday, July 31

Deidre Lehman, Puyallup, Wash., daughter of Joe and Bonnie Lehman, Jefferson City, and Phillip Koch, Puyallup, Wash., son of Steven and Jeanne Koch, Palm Springs, Calif., announce their engagement. An August 27 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville.

Anniversary

Sanders

Sunday, July 31

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Sanders, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with a vacation to Gulf Shores, Ala., hosted by their children and families. Barry Sanders and Bianca Fischer were married July 31, 1976, at Faith Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Sanders have three children: Ashley Holt-meyer and her husband Travis, Jefferson City; Lindsay Sanders and Kevin Percival, Jefferson City; and Kelsey Hile and her husband Chris, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Bryson Holt-meyer, Blake Holtmeyer, Carter Holtmeyer, Jack Percival, Kailey Hile, and Riley Hile.

Wedding

Werdehausen and Lucas, Jr.

Sunday, July 31

Pamela Werdehausen and Michael Lucas Jr., both of Wardsville, were married at 3 p.m., June 18, at Apple Creek Farm, Centertown. Pastor Lisa Pini performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of the late Marvin and LaDonna Buscher. The groom is the son of Michael Sr. and Sharon Lucas, California. Given in marriage by her brothers, Jeff Buscher and Keith Buscher, the bride wore a soft white, all over lace and dot tulle A-line gown with scalloped lace straps with beaded lace appliques and illusion back. She completed her ensemble with a mid-length veil with lace appliques. She carried a bouquet of plum and white calla lilies with malibu blue hydrangeas. The honor attendants were Darian Werdehausen, Taos, and Madasyn Werdehausen, Wardsville, daughters of the bride; and Sadie Lucas and Mia Lucas, both of Wardsville, daughters of the groom. The attendants were Cindy Eichholz, Jefferson City, sister of the bride; Samantha Eichholz, Jefferson City, niece of the bride; Cheryl Morgan, Wardsville, friend of the bride; Nickole Roberts, Jefferson City, friend of the bride; and Kim Lucas, California, sister-in-law of the groom. They wore knee-length plum and malibu blue tank dresses with a cowl back. The best men were Joel Lucas and Andy Lucas, both of California, brothers of the groom. The groomsmen included Cory Stegeman, Jefferson City, nephew of the bride; DeWayne Eichholz, Jefferson City, brother-in-law of the bride; Aaron Welschmeyer, Tebbetts, friend of the groom; Tyler Ousley, Columbia, nephew of the bride; and Ted Welschmeyer, Tebbetts, friend of the groom. The flower girl was Reesa Lucas, daughter of Joel and Kim Lucas, California, niece of the groom. The ring bearer was Jace Buscher, son of Jeff and Julie Buscher, Eugene, nephew of the bride. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Apple Creek Farm. The bride is a 1993 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City. She is a Payment Specialist with Jefferson City Medical Group. The groom is a 1992 graduate of Hollister High School, Hollister, and a 2002 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, Linn, with an Auto Tech degree. He is a Diesel Tech with Bronze Star Truck and Trailer. After a wedding trip to Branson, the couple resides in Wardsville.

Engagement

Kirkweg and Eiken

Sunday, July 24

Paul and Mary Kirkweg, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenny Kirkweg, Springfield, to Brandon Eiken, Springfield, son of David and Darla Eiken, Jefferson City. A September 17 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Dulle

Sunday, July 10

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dulle, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and Mass at the Lake of the Ozarks with their children and grandchildren. A later trip to Las Vegas is planned for further celebration. James Leon Dulle and Jeanette Sommerer were married July 9, 1966, at St. Joseph's Church, Jefferson City. The Very Rev. Monsignor Gerald L. Poelker officiated. They were attended by Joan Sommerer Beasley, Jefferson City; and Steve Dulle, Columbia. Mr. and Mrs. Dulle have three children: Paul James Dulle and his wife Melissa, Lake Ozark; Patrick Vincent Dulle and his wife Kim, Lake Ozark; and Elizabeth Ann Lott and her husband Brandon, Overland Park, Kan. They also have nine grandchildren: Austin Ann Dulle, Emily Bonnie Dulle, Jack Raymond Dulle, Mason Alexander Dulle, Charlie Vincent Dulle, Nickolas James Dulle, Avery Mae Lott, Benjamin Paul Dulle, and Presley Jane Lott.

Anniversary

Donley

Sunday, July 10

Mr. and Mrs. James Donley, California, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 29 with a dinner at their home, hosted by their family. James Donley and Sarah Margaret Birdsong were married June 30, 1946, at the home of the bride's parents in Clarksburg. The late Brother Ivan Dameron officiated. They were attended by Mary Lee Ward and Robert M. Donley, both deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Donley have three children: Janet Warren and her husband Joe, Jackson, Tenn.; David Donley and his wife Jane, Holts Summit; and Mark Donley, California. They also have eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Engagement

Engel and Foster

Sunday, July 10

Gerry and Glenda Foster, Jefferson City, and Jay and Suzanne Engel, St. Charles, announce the engagement of their children, Brent Foster and Meredith Engel, both of St. Charles. A July 16 wedding is planned at Shrine of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Louis. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of St. Charles West, St. Charles; a 2010 graduate of Truman State University with a BA Communication degree; and a 2011 graduate of Truman State University with a Masters in Education. She is a teacher and coach with the St. Charles School District. The groom-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2010 graduate of Truman State University with a BA Communication degree. He is a Web Author with Edward Jones.

Anniversary

Ronk

Sunday, July 10

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas "Tom" Ronk, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary with a family dinner and an uncoming family vacation. Thomas "Tom" Ronk and Karen Henke were married July 10, 1971, at Immaculate Conception Church, Dardenne. Rev. Heide officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Ronk have one child, Amanda Simpson and her husband Rob, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren, Clara Simpson and Tommy Simpson.

Anniversary

Belden and Farmer

Sunday, July 3

Mr. and Mrs. C. Robert Belden, Kirkwood, former residents of Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 18 with dinner and theater at the New Theatre Restaurant, Overland Park, Kan., with Ann and Jerry Brekke, Maryville. C. Robert Belden and Carolyn Farmer were married June 18, 1966, at Memorial Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Farrie L. Cole Jr. officiated. They were attended by Darline Haldiman, Jefferson City; Ann Brekke, Maryville; Richard Belden, Manchester, Iowa; and Wilt Warner, Woodbury, Minn.

Anniversary

Reimler and Marshall

Sunday, July 3

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Reimler, Jamestown, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Frank Reimler and Janet Marshall were married June 24, 1956, at St. Paul's Evangelical Church, Jamestown. Rev. John Niensted officiated. They were attended by Ann Alexander Imhoff, Jamestown, and Chester Marshall, Jamestown.

Anniversary

Samson

Sunday, July 3

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Samson, Linn, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday with a dinner at St. George Catholic Church. Bernard Samson and Lydia Huebler were married July 2, 1966, at St. George Catholic Church, Linn. The late Msgr. Bernard A. Timpe officiated. They were attended by Ron Sprenger, deceased; Clement Samson, Rich Fountain; John Huebler Jr., deceased; Anna Marie Strope, Rich Fountain; Ruth Lehmann, Sedalia; and Judy Gibler, California. Mr. and Mrs. Samson have two children: Kimberly Johnson and her husband Mark, Holts Summit; and Gregory Samson, deceased. They also have two grandchildren: Tyler Johnson and Anthony Johnson; and one great-grandchild, Phalen.

Engagement

Berhorst and Borgmeyer

Sunday, July 3

William and Loretta Berhorst, Westphalia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Berhorst, Westphalia, to Scott Borgmeyer, Bonnots Mill, son of Alan and Rhonda Borgmeyer, Bonnots Mill. A July 23 wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. The bride-to-be is a 2011 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia; a 2013 graduate of Lincoln University with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting; and a 2015 graduate of Columbia College with a Masters in Business Administration/Accounting. She is a Commercial Lending Credit Analyst with Central Bank. The groom-to-be is a 2010 graduate of Fatima High School, Westphalia. He is a Telecommunications Foreman with Sellenriek Construction.

Wedding

Hansen and Vanderfeltz

Sunday, June 26

Liz Hansen and Zeke Vanderfeltz, both of Jefferson City, were married at 2 p.m., December 19, 2015, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Fr. Greg Meystrik performed the double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Dennis and Debbie Hansen, Jefferson City. The groom is the son of Don and Jean Vanderfeltz, California. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at The Millbottom, Jefferson City. After a wedding trip to Hawaii, the couple resides in Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Bernskoetter

Sunday, June 26

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bernskoetter, Taos, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with an open house at the Taos School Cafeteria, hosted by their children. Harry Bernskoetter and Cathy Grellner were married June 18, 1966, at Sacred Heart Church, Rich Fountain. Fr. Robert Arnold officiated. They were attended by Joan Stegeman, Folk; Norma Bexten, Jefferson City; Charlie Bernskoetter, Jefferson City; and Anthony (Bill) Grellner, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bernskoetter have four children: Jay Bernskoetter, Aaron Bernskoetter and his wife Jada, Matt Bernskoetter and his wife Michelle, and Joe Bernskoetter and his wife Mya. They also have nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Anniversary

Gilmore

Sunday, June 26

Mr. and Mrs. David R. Gilmore, Ashland, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 4 with a dinner and dance at the Optimist Club, Ashland, hosted by their son and daughter-in-law. David R. Gilmore and Lois Jordan were married June 25, 1966, at First United Methodist Church, Jefferson City. Rev. D. Russell Lytle officiated. They were attended by Katherine Whitley, deceased; Sharon Simpson Sapp, Ashland; Terry Gilmore, Ashland; and David Nistendirk, Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Gilmore have one child: Christopher David Gilmore and his wife Mary, Hartsburg. They also have four grandchildren.

Engagement

Fritchey and Ridenhour

Sunday, June 26

Michele and Rob Fritchey, Henley, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristin Kathleen Fritchey, Henley, to Zachary Dale Ridenhour, Russellville, son of Denise and John Ridenhour, Russellville. An April 22, 2017 wedding is planned at Apple Creek Farm, Centertown.

Anniversary

Gale

Sunday, June 26

Mr. and Mrs. Norris Gale, Columbia, formerly of Jefferson City, recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Norris Gale and Alexia Callahan were married June 16, 1956, at Glen Allen Baptist Church, Glen Allen. Rev. Walter Deck officiated. They were attended by Kenneth Shrum, Marble Hill; R.C. Blackwell, deceased; Billye Gale Bourland, Jonesboro, Ark.; and Billie Travers, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Gale have four children: David Gale and his wife Lisa, Jefferson City; Susan Edmonds and her husband Steve, Nixa; Margaret Gale-Wells and her husband Steve, Jefferson City; and Kevin Gale and his wife Paula, Wardsville. They also have 14 grandchildren: Alex Gale, Leslie Gale, Gretchen Hansen, Daniel Gale, Jacob Johnson, Rebecca Ernst, Hannah Cahill, Kevin Wells, Sara Gale, James Wells, Madison Edmonds, Amanda Gale, Jordan Edmonds, and Kellen Gale; four great-grandchildren: Mik Hansen, Alexandra Johnson, Harrison Ernest, and Gabe Hansen, and two great-grandchildren on the way.

Anniversary

Robison

Sunday, June 26

Mr. and Mrs. Robert (Bob) Robison, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house at Oak Tree Villa, Jefferson City, hosted by their family. Robert Robison and Bernadette (Bonnie) Buckman were married August 4, 1956, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Shelbina. Father Leo T. Buhman officiated. They were attended by Jane Mudd, Monroe City; Marilyn Mullins, deceased; Mary Albers, St. Charles; C.L. Robison, Franklin, N.C.; and Ward Moore, Lake St. Louis. Mr. and Mrs. Robison have four children: Robert Robison Jr. and his wife Beth, Chesterfield; James Robison and his wife Kim, Germantown, Tenn.; Donald Robison and his wife Jana, Wildwood; and Ronald Robison and his wife Amy, La Grange, Ky. They also have 11 grandchildren: Abby Robison, Suzanne Boerricter, Diana Robison, Caroline Robison, Kyle Robison, Carly Antor, Megan Robison, Paige Robison, Haley Robison, Emily Robison, and Sean Robison.

Anniversary

Boeckmann

Sunday, June 26

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Boeckmann, Wardsville, celebrated their 50th wedding April 30 with a Mass and a reception and dance at the Wardsville Lions Club, hosted by their children. Arthur Boeckmann and Helen Maasen were married April 30, 1966, at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville. Msgr. Paterson officiated. They were attended by Bernadette Gillis, Jefferson City; Joan Doerhoff, Jefferson City; Linda Bax, Jefferson City; Cathy Smith, Koeltztown; Vickie Niekamp, Wardsville; Tammy Wilbers Bishop, St. Louis; Ray Boeckmann, deceased; Delmar Loethen, deceased; Freddy Prenger, deceased; Roger Bisges, Jefferson City; Harold Maasen, Taos; Tracy Maasen, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Boeckmann have five children: Mark Boeckmann, Jefferson City; Laurie Koelling and husband Stuart, Osage Bend; Amy Thomas and husband Matthew, Georgia; Jason Boeckmann and wife Vanessa, Wardsville; and Todd Boeckmann and wife Tina, Sedalia. They also have 15 grandchildren: Bryar Boeckmann, Lexi Boeckmann, Cody Libbert, Jessi Libbert, McKenzie Koelling, Shelbi Koelling, Devin Koelling, Brianna Thomas, Jacob Thomas, Maggie Thomas, Hannah Thomas, Hayden Thomas, Aubrey Boeckmann, Aiden Boeckmann, and Aspen Boeckmann. They also have three great-grandchildren: Kaylynn Kempker, Levi Kempker, and Paityn Libbert.

Anniversary

Arnel

Sunday, June 26

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Arnel, Jefferson City, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary with a dinner, Mass, and family trip to Branson, hosted by Keith, Jeff and Bria Arnel, and Charlotte Collet. Gary Arnel and Shirley Perkins were married July 24, 1971, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Father Patrick Shortt officiated.

Engagement

Kennedy and Schwieter

Sunday, June 26

Emily Bybee Kennedy, Columbia, daughter of Don and Sarah Kennedy, Russellville, and James Matthew Schwieter, Wichita, son of Rick and Johanna Schwieter, Macon, announce their engagement. A December 27 wedding is planned at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Russellville.

Engagement

Green and Struemph

Sunday, June 26

Richard and Jane Green, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Green, Jefferson City, to Marcus Struemph, Jefferson City, son of Dale and Angie Struemph, Vienna, and Amy and Dale Luecke, Westphalia. A September 4 wedding is planned at St. Peters Catholic Church, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Schulte and Schumer

Sunday, June 26

Morgan Schulte, Holts Summit, daughter of Shirley Schulte, Jefferson City, and the late Michael Schulte, and Tyler Schumer, Holts Summit, son of Marcus and Michelle Schumer, Jefferson City, announce their engagement. A July wedding is planned at St. Andrew Church, Holts Summit.

Engagement

Loethen and Williams

Sunday, June 19

Lance and Michelle Loethen, Russellville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Renae Loethen, to Gregory Michael Williams, son of Greg and Leslie Williams, Hartsburg. A September 24 wedding is planned at the Governor's Garden, Jefferson City.

Anniversary

Cooper

Sunday, June 19

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Lee Cooper, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at home with family. Marion Lee Cooper and Yvonne Krueger were married June 10, 1956, at Bates City Methodist Church, Bates City. Rev. E.J. Christian officiated. They were attended by Dr. Ralph Woodward, Fayette; Eugene Weathers, deceased; Sharon (Krueger) Thompson, Branson; Joyce (Cooper) Campbell, Cairo; Fred Krueger, Loveland, Colo.; and John R. Innes, Washington, D.C. Mr. and Mrs. Cooper have two children: Dean Cooper and his wife Mary, Wardsville, and Brett Cooper and his wife Teresa, Boonville. They also have four grandchildren: Benjamin Cooper, Christopher Cooper, Kathryn Cooper, and Karagyn Cooper.

Anniversary

Karr

Sunday, June 19

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Karr, Steedman, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Stephen Karr and Carla Meng were married June 19, 1976, at Central United Church of Christ, Jefferson City. Rev. Robert Baur officiated. They were attended by Gary Karr, deceased; Mitch Fletcher, Holts Summit; Lenny Frank, Holts Summit; Jackie Fisher, Jefferson City; Jack Brade, Jefferson City; Cindy Winthorst, Jefferson City; Linda Roettgen, Holts Summit; Connie Denny, Jefferson City; Lois Alexander, Jefferson City; and Donna Viessman, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Karr have two children: Jennifer Ennes and her husband Chad, Wardsville, and Jason Karr and his wife Amanda, Jefferson City. They also have three grandchildren: Faith Karr, Ryan Karr, and Cooper Ennes.

Engagement

Orscheln and LePage

Sunday, June 19

Tricia Marie Orscheln, Bonnots Mill, daughter of Tina Aquino, Bonnots Mill, and the late Robert (Bob) Borgmeyer, and Kyle James LePage, Bonnots Mill, son of Larry LePage, state of Florida, and the late Randi Day, announce their engagement. A July 8 wedding is planned at St. Theresa Church, Kekaha Kauai, Hawaii.

Engagement

Marshall and Glass

Sunday, June 19

David and Jackie Marshall, Lee's Summit, along with Robert and Shirley Geiser, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Marshall, St. Peters, to Phillip Glass, St. Peters, son of Keith and Cheryl Glass, St. Charles. An October 29 wedding is planned at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2000 graduate of California High School, California, and a 2005 graduate of Missouri State University with a Bachelors degree in International Business. She is a Quality Control Analyst at Scottrade Bank. The groom-to-be is a 1999 graduate of Duchesne High School, St. Charles, and a 2004 graduate of University of Missouri - Science and Techology with Bachelors degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. He is a Software Engineer at Boeing.

Engagement

Davis and Nelson

Sunday, June 19

Sandy and Darren Boland, Sweet Springs, along with Danny and Wendy Davis, Kansas City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Leesa Marie Davis, Columbia, to Seth Eugene Nelson, Columbia, son of Greg and Malinda (Katie) Nelson, Vienna. A June 25 wedding is planned at Our Lady of Lourdes, Columbia. The bride-to-be is a 2006 graduate of Sweet Springs High School, Sweet Springs. She is an Administrative Assistant with the University of Missouri-Columbia. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Maries R-1 High School, Vienna, and a 2013 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Masters of Engineering. He is an Engineering Specialist with the City of Columbia.

Anniversary

Steinhaus

Sunday, June 12

Mr. and Mrs. Charley Steinhaus, Hartsburg, celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with trips to Nashville, Tenn. and Lake of the Ozarks, along with a family dinner hosted by Carol and Carl Beach. Charley Steinhaus and Robin Beach were married June 1, 1991, at Missouri United Methodist Church, Columbia. Otto Steinhaus officiated. They were attended by Darla (Reithmeyer) Strecker, Lake St. Louis; Pam Cain, California; Paula Beach, Jefferson City; Stephen Cooper, Columbia; Michael Robins, Columbia; and Phil Steinhaus, Columbia.

Anniversary

Thompson

Sunday, June 12

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Thompson, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 10. Thomas E. Thompson and Judy A. Bates were married June 10, 1966, at Central United Church of Christ, Jefferson City. Rev. Robert G. Herrmann officiated. They were attended by Richard Thompson, deceased; Donald Bates, deceased; Shirley (Jacobs) Forck, Benton; and Carolyn (Sestak) Bates, Bedford, Texas. Mr. and Mrs. Thompson have two children: Jeff Thompson and his wife Diane, Jefferson City, and Jason Thompson and his wife Jennifer, Lohman. They also have six grandchildren: Luke Thompson, Alex Thompson, Nick Thompson, Rebecca Thompson, Rachel Thompson, and Leah Thompson.

Anniversary

Bailie

Sunday, June 12

Mr. and Mrs. John Bailie, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 1, 2016. John Bailie and Barbara Puckett were married June 1, 1966, at St. Johns Lutheran Church, Oxnard, Calif. Rev. E. Atrops officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Bailie have two children: Timothy Bailie, Columbia, and Amy Crites and her husband Sherman, Columbia. They also have two grandchildren: Brady Crites and Presley Crites.

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Howell

Sunday, June 12

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Howell, Jefferson City, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary June 3 with a dinner hosted by Joanie and Bill Farr and friends. Jerry Howell and Patty Morrow were married June 3, 1961, at First Baptist Church, Jefferson City. Tom Nelson officiated. They were attended by Brenda Herndon, Texas, and Ronnie Solmon, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Howell have five children: Stacie Howell, Jefferson City; Scott Howell, Jefferson City; Stephanie Rimiller and her husband Matt, Jefferson City; Jay Howell and his wife Rachelle, Jefferson City; and Brad Howell and his wife Blair, Jefferson City. They also have 14 grandchildren: Whitni, Keith Alan, Scott Jr., Justin, Ashlea, Kelly, Rylee, Baylor, Lauren, Ashtyn, Ethan, Haden, Cadyn, and Dylan; and eight great-grandchildren.

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Westerman

Sunday, June 12

Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Westerman, Lohman, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with an open house at the Westphalia Knights of Columbus Hall, hosted by their family. Cornelius Westerman and Alice Holterman were married June 27, 1956, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Westphalia. Rev. Michael Knecht officiated.

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Fischer

Sunday, June 12

Mr. and Mrs. Curt Fischer, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary on June 15 with a beachfront dinner at Marco Island, Fla., hosted by their children. Curt Fischer and Dina Siglinger were married June 15, 1991, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Pastor Martin Hoyer officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Fischer have four children: Devin Fischer and his wife Valerie, Jefferson City; Cole Fischer, Jefferson City; Chase Fischer and his wife Alli, Jefferson City; and Dylan Fischer, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren: Maxon Fischer and Hanna Fischer; and baby Fischer coming this fall.

Anniversary

Redcay

Sunday, June 12

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Redcay, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today with a family dinner hosted by their children and grandchildren. They will also be taking a trip to Ontario, Canada in July. Elmer Redcay and Judith Wenger were married June 12, 1976, at Bethel Church, Fortuna. Waldo Miller and Allen Zook officiated. They were attended by Glenn Redcay, New Holland, Pa.; Lester Redcay, Stevens, Pa.; Marlin Redcay, Ephrata, Pa.; Kevin Redcay, Ephrata, Pa.; Jan (Wenger) Miller, Versailles; Marilyn (Wenger) McKee, Omaha, Neb.; Vivian (Wenger) Good, Melba, Idaho; and Carol Wenger (Evans), Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Redcay have three children: Nathan Alan Redcay and his wife Jennifer, Jefferson City; Desiree Faith Redcay and her friend John Schoenfeld, Jefferson City; and Brandon Scott Redcay and his wife Traci, Holts Summit. They also have five grandchildren: Kaylee Renee Redcay, Nicholas Alan Redcay, Morgan Ryan Raithel, Emery Marie Redcay, and Brooklyn Hope Redcay.

Engagement

Sommerer and Eichholz

Sunday, June 12

Glenn and Joan Eichholz, Taos, along with George and Pat Sommerer, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their children, Eric Eichholz, Taos, and Jayme Sommerer, Jefferson City. A July 9 wedding is planned at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Jefferson City.

Engagement

Neuner and Barron

Sunday, June 12

Debbie Neuner, along with Jim and Gina Neuner, all of Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jackie Neuner, Jefferson City, to Tommy Barron, Jefferson City, son of Benny and Traci Juarez, Bakersfield, Calif. A June 18 wedding is planned at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2009 graduate of Helias Catholic High School and a 2014 graduate of Benedictine College with a BS in Nursing. She is a RN at Capital Region Medical Center. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Garces Memorial High School, Bakersfield, Calif., and a 2013 graduate of Benedictine College with a BS in Criminology. He is a Police Officer with the Jefferson City Police Department.

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Wolken

Sunday, June 12

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred "Tom" Wolken, Jefferson City, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary with a dinner with family and friends. Alfred "Tom" Wolken and Barbara Francis were married June 11, 1960, at Immaculate Conception Church, Jefferson City. They were attended by Mary Ann Link, Mata Kaiser Tellman, Sharon Kaiser Rodeman, Bill Link, Louie Bruns, Frank Ward, Sue Link Surface, and Larry Tellman.

Wedding

Gerity and Cornelison

Sunday, June 12

Heather Gerity, Jefferson City, and Russell Cornelison Jr., Holts Summit, were married at 3 p.m., May 14, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Samuel Powell performed the double-ring ceremony. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at the Wardsville Lions Club. After a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple resides in Holts Summit.

Anniversary

Rackers

Sunday, June 5

Mr. and Mrs. David Rackers, Taos, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a Blessing at Mass at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos, followed by a family gathering hosted by their children. Dave Rackers and Ann Holterman were married June 9, 1956, at St. Joseph's Church, Westphalia. Rev. Michael J. Knecht officiated. They were attended by Ruth (Rackers) Wolken; Lillian (Werner) Cavender, deceased; Robert Holterman; and Allen Rackers. Mr. and Mrs. Rackers have six children: Greg (A.J.) Rackers and his wife Joyce, Linn; Dale Rackers and his wife DeDe, Taos; Doris Davis and her husband Doug, Westphalia; Helen Haslag and her husband Tracy, Tebbetts; Tom Rackers and his wife Mary, Taos; and Chris Rackers and his wife Annette, Taos. They also have 13 grandchildren: Andy Rackers, Hannah Rackers, Eric Rackers, Emily Koeningsfeld, Brent Davis, Luke Davis, Heather Schrimpf, Jessica Bryant, Courtney Rackers, Danielle Rackers, Tanner Wolf, Spencer Wolf, and Paige Haslag; and eight great-grandchildren

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Wansing

Sunday, June 5

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Wansing, Meta, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Saturday with a Mass at St. Cecilia Catholic Church and a dance at Meta Civic League Hall, hosted by their children. Lawrence Wansing and JoAnn Wieberg were married June 3, 1961, at St. Aloysious Catholic Church, Argyle. Father Henry Weisman officiated. They were attended by John Wansing, Wardsville; Leonard Schulte, deceased; Yovetta Werner, Jefferson City; and Ellanora Huhmann, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Wansing have 12 children: Arlene Holtmeyer and her husband Patrick, St. Elizabeth; Brenda Lock and her fiancé Bill, Taos; Alan Wansing and his wife Brenda, Meta; Mike Wansing and his wife Patti, Koeltztown; Janis Alley and her husband Doug, Taos; Cindy Carmack and her husband Kevin, Oregon City, Ore.; Wanda Holtmeyer and her husband Dean, St. Elizabeth; Patti Otto and her husband Kelly, Westphalia; Cathy Backes and her husband Brian, Westphalia; Kim Gier and her husband Mitch, Loose Creek; Sharon Sprenger and her husband Bruce, Linn; and Daniel Wansing, Wardsville. They also have 24 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

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Kempker

Sunday, June 5

Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred Kempker, Westphalia, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 12 with a Mass at St. Joseph's Church, Westphalia, a family dinner, and an open house at the Knights of Columbus, Westphalia. Wilfred Kempker and Regina "Jean" Bock were married June 16, 1956, at St. Joseph's Church, Westphalia. Rev. Michael J. Knecht officiated. They were attended by Sally (Bock) Bure, deceased; Joe Kempker, Bonnots Mill; Genny (Kempker) Glawson, Holts Summit; Alphonse Bock, deceased; Janet Dalton, Kingdom City; and Roger Kempker, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Kempker have four children: Kathleen (Kathy) Miller and her husband Ron, Ashland; Carol Finke and her husband Dennis, Jefferson City; Michael (Mike) Kempker and friend Janis Gieck, Westphalia; and Mark Kempker and his wife Judy, Westphalia. They also have seven grandchildren, one deceased grandchild, one great-grandchild, and four step-great-grandchildren.

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Schepers

Sunday, June 5

Mr. and Mrs. Larry Schepers, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. A family trip is being planned for later in the year. Larry Schepers and Judith Lehmen were married June 4, 1966, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rich Fountain. Father Robert Arnold officiated. They were attended by Elaine Lehmen Hanset, Mexico; Shirley Schepers Muenks, Jefferson City; Ginger Williams; Diane Lehmen Peck, deceased; Steve Ortmeyer, Lenexa, Kan.; Jerry Buescher, Hartsburg; Robert Muenks, Jefferson City, and Dan Lehmen, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Schepers have two children: Brian Schepers and his wife Kim, Jefferson City; and Angela Rigsbee, Atlanta, Ga. They also have seven grandchildren: Aaron Schepers, Corey Schepers, Jacob Schepers, Matthew Schepers, Jack Rigsbee, Grace Rigsbee, and Brendan Rigsbee.

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Luetkemeyer

Sunday, June 5

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Luetkemeyer, Freeburg, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a dinner party hosted by their children. Paul Luetkemeyer and Donna Brunnert were married June 5, 1976, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tohatchi, N.M. Father Paul officiated. They were attended by Ted Hasenbeck, Rich Fountain; Stanley Schmitz, Westphalia; Carol Brunnert Dickneite, Jefferson City; and Deby Brunnert-Markko, St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Luetkemeyer have five children: Christian Luetkemeyer and his wife Tara, Columbia; Joshua Luetkemeyer, Chicago, Ill.; Felicia Wieberg and her husband Mark, Argyle; Tyler Luetkemeyer, Freeburg; and Noah Luetkemeyer, Koenig. They also have four grandchildren: Cade Henry Luetkemeyer, Allie Jean Luetkemeyer, Willis Wieberg, and Rocky Wieberg.

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Farris

Sunday, June 5

Mr. and Mrs. William (Bill) Farris, Jefferson City, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary today with a blessing at St. Peter Catholic Church followed by a family barbecue at their home, hosted by their children. William (Bill) Farris and Joan Scheppers were married June 4, 1966, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Jim Polly, Brazito; Samantha (Thompson) Cheshire, Ashland; Jerry Musick, deceased; and Reba (Wilburn) Walterschiedt, Deepwater. Mr. and Mrs. Farris have three children: Gayle Rush and her husband Jeff, Eugene; Mike Farris (wife Tracy, deceased), Jefferson City; and Sara Garner and her husband Cody, Eugene. They also have eight grandchildren: Breanna Crowe, Bethany Crowe, Daniel Rush, Mikayla Farris, Mikenzie Farris, Jonathan Garner, Sady Garner, and Sabella Garner.

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McMillian

Sunday, May 29

Mr. and Mrs. Darrell McMillian, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 28 in Branson. A reception will be held at a later date. Darrell McMillian and Linda Rains were married May 28, 1966, at First Baptist Church, Eldon. Rev. Malcolm A. Younger officiated. They were attended by Verlena Poe Dillon, Rolla, and Larry Rains, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. McMillian have one child, Brian K. McMillian and his wife Julie, Jefferson City. They also have two grandchildren: Claire McMillian and Emily McMillian.

Engagement

Light and Touchette

Sunday, May 29

Lisa and Dave Dunham, Wardsville, along with Paul Light, Jefferson City, and Bryan and Barb Touchette, Wardsville, announce the engagement of their chidren, Shannon Light and Bradley Touchette, both of Jefferson City. A June 18 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Church, Wardsville.

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Wegman

Sunday, May 29

Mr. and Mrs. John Wegman, Jefferson City, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family trip to Hawaii, hosted by the couple. John Wegman and Connie Raithel were married May 22, 1976, at St. Joseph Cathedral, Jefferson City. Father Richard Cronin officiated. They were attended by Peggy Raithel Pearl, Jefferson City; Marsha Schanz-meyer Smith, Columbia; Gayla Franken Schanbacher, Jefferson City; Judy Mercurio Howard, Jefferson City; Jim Skain, Jefferson City; Bob Born, St. Peter, Jack Pollock, Wilmington, N.C.; and Dave Muckerman, Gulf Breeze, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Wegman have two children: Jacob Wegman and his wife Lora, Kirkwood, and Nicholas Wegman, Oak Park, Ill.

Engagement

Rackers and Gawf

Sunday, May 29

Gregory and Joyce Rackers, Linn, along with Robert and Deborah Gawf, Bonne Terre, announce the engagement of their children, Hannah Rackers and Bobby Gawf, both of Bonne Terre. A June 11 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos.

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Hartley

Sunday, May 29

Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hartley, Centertown, are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. Roger Hartley and Tamara Hoerschgen were married June 1, 1991, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Jefferson City. Pastor Robert Klein officiated. They were attended by Allen Patten, deceased; Meredith (Danforth) Clark, Rhode Island; Lori (Kemper) Walker, Lee's Summit; Lee Willis, California; Darrell Hartley, Jefferson City; and Robin (Hartley) Martin, Centertown. Mr. and Mrs. Hartley have three children: Lindsey Hartley, Centertown; Clinton Hartley, Centertown; and Samantha Miller and her husband Kyle, Jefferson City. They also have one grandchild: Declan Miller.

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Bock

Sunday, May 29

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bock, Westphalia, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Arthur Bock and Ruth Toebben were married May 28, 1966, at St. Peter's Church, Jefferson City. Rev. Norman Ahrens officiated. They were attended by Judy Bish, deceased; Theresa Huber, Jefferson City; Mike Riegel, deceased; and Delbert Rodeman, deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Bock have two children: Sandy Bock, Freeburg; and Randy Bock and his wife Nora, Westphalia. They also have four grandchildren: Gabe Bure, Elizabeth Bure, Ava Bock, and Mason Bock.

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Case

Sunday, May 29

Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Case, Holts Summit, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary June 5 with a cake and punch reception at Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Holts Summit, hosted by their family. Clifford Case and Evelyn Williams were married June 3, 1946 in Cedar City. Rev. Brad Case officiated. They were attended by Glen Williams, deceased, and Betty (Case) Hayden, Holts Summit. Mr. and Mrs. Case have two children: C. Douglas Case and his wife Susan, Ashland, and Diane Case Lindsay, Jefferson City. They also have six grandchildren: Lesley Miles, Nolan Hildebrand, Seth Hildebrand, Blair McGill, Cody Case, and Paul Case; and 10 great-grandchildren: Jordan Borst, Morgan Miles, Mikayla Hildebrand, Maegan Hildebrand, Conlan Hildebrand, Andrew Hildebrand, Ashton Hildebrand, Kingston McGill, McKinley McGill, and Brody Case.

Wedding

Shannon and Burmeister

Sunday, May 22

Emma Brynn Shannon and Joshua Grayson Burmeister, both of Jefferson City, were married at 4 p.m. April 16, 2016, at Apple Creek Farms, Centertown. Ryan Jimenez performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Pat and Becky Shannon, Holts Summit. The groom is the son of Michelle Conner, Holts Summit, and Mark Burmeister, Jefferson City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a Stella York floor length gown featuring a fitted bodice and a sweetheart neckline. She wore a shoulder length veil, and carried a bouquet of white roses with peach accents. The honor attendant was Missy Sadowski, Bartlett, Ill, friend of the bride. The attendant was Ali Fairchild, Centertown, friend of the bride. They wore floor length peach dresses. The best man was Ryan Sills, Jefferson City, friend of the groom. The groomsman was Blake McClallen, Sturgeon, friend of the groom. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Apple Creek Farms. The bride is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri - Columbia, with a degree in nursing. She is currently employed as a Registered Nurse at Boone Hospital, Columbia. The groom is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City, and a 2014 graduate of LETI Academy at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently employed as a Police Officer with the Macon Police Department and a volunteer fireman with the Macon Fire Department, Macon. After a wedding trip to Onondoga Cave State Park, Leasburg, the couple resides in Macon.

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Bond

Sunday, May 22

Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Bond, Russellville, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this month with a BBQ, hosted by their children. Donnie Bond and Miram Scrivnor were married May 20, 1966 at the groom's parents house in Russellville. Mr. and Mrs. Bond have three children: Teresa Bond and her husband Randy, Mary's Home; Travis Bond, Columbia; and Jay Bond and his wife Susan, Jefferson City. They also have nine grandchildren: Deandra Lowell, Dalton Helmig, Cierra Distler, Kailey Reeves, Kelsey Bond, Coy Bond, Riley Bond, Bryce Bond, and Justin Graham; and one great-grandchild, Hayle Davis.

Wedding

Molina-Reyes and Hart

Sunday, May 22

Karyme Alicia Molina-Reyes, Tlacotalpan, Veracruz, and Adam Hart, Chicago, Ill. were married at 7:00 p.m. on January 16, 2016, at Church of the Virgin Calendaria, Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. Fr. Felipe Andrade Murillo performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jesus and Alicia Molina-Reyes, Tlacotalpan, Veracruz. The groom is the son of Michael and Jennifer Hart, Jefferson City. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at Las Ninfas Room, Hotel Aromas. A reception will be held August 6, 2016 at the Jefferson City Country Club for those unable to attend the wedding. The bride is a 2006 graduate of Preparatorio de Xalapa, Xalapa, Veracruz, and a 2010 graduate of Instituto Tecnologico de Veracruz, Veracruz, Veracruz with a BS in Industrial Engineering. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Helias High School, Jefferson City, and a 2007 graduate of MO School of Science and Technology, Rolla, with a BS in Engineering Management. He is currently employed as a Software Developer with Sonoma Partners. The couple resides in Chicago, Ill.

Engagement

Moore and Tobar

Sunday, May 22

Megan Miriah Moore, Ashland, and Jordan Michael Tobar, Taos, announce their engagement. A June 4, 2016 wedding is planned at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Taos. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Southern Boone Schools, Ashland, and a 2012 graduate of Truman State University, Kirksville, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is currently employed as an Art Teacher at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Jefferson City. The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Helias Catholic High School, Jefferson City, and a 2012 graduate of Lincoln University, Jefferson City, with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He is currently employed as a Physical Education and Math Teacher with St. Francis Xavier School, Taos.

Engagement

Miller and Stonner

Sunday, May 22

Paul and Pam Stonner, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their son, Nathan Stonner, St. Louis, to Macy Miller, St. Louis, daughter of Dr. David Miller and Dr. Lisa Miller, Birmingham, Ala. A June 11 wedding is planned at The Episcopal Church of the Advent, Birmingham, Ala.

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Kuntz

Sunday, May 22

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kuntz, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary in July with a cruise to Alaska. Richard Kuntz and Pauline Carter were married May 23, 1981 at First Christian Church, Jefferson City. Mr. and Mrs. Kuntz have four children: Raymond Kuntz and his wife Sherri, Ashland; Kristopher Kuntz and his wife Christa, Columbia, South Carolina; Bradley Kuntz, St. Louis; and Eric Kuntz and his wife Katie, St. Charles.

Engagement

Kuhn and Fischer

Sunday, May 15

Alan and Cindy Kuhn, Morrison, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssabeth Virginia Kuhn, Jefferson City, to Chase Adam Fischer, Jefferson City, son of Curt and Dina Fischer, Jefferson City. A June 4 wedding is planned at the Fischer Home, Jefferson City. The bride-to-be is a 2013 graduate of Osage County R-1 School, Chamois, and a 2015 graduate of State Technical College of Missouri, with a Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She is currently employed at Stonebridge Senior Living. The groom-to-be is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City. He is currently employed as an Estimator at Fischer Body Shop.

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Haller

Sunday, May 15

Mr. and Mrs. Ambrose "Bud" Haller, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary May 14 at Immaculate Conception Church with a Mass, dinner and dance, hosted by their children. Ambrose "Bud" Haller and Eleanor Sandbothe were married May 12, 1956 at Visitation Church, Vienna. Fr. Nordoni officiated. They were attended by Roberta (Sandbothe) Bexten, deceased; Janie (Redel) Sordyl; Patrick Haller; and Richard Haller (deceased). Mr. and Mrs. Haller have five children: Sandy Willibrand and her husband John, Jefferson City; Greg Haller and his wife Kim, Jefferson City; Christie Fain and her husband Terry, Jefferson City; P. Todd Haller and his wife Lori, Jefferson City; and Tim Haller and his wife Kerry, Columbia. They also have ten grandchildren: Jay Willibrand, Tyler Willibrand, Matthew Haller, Michael Haller, Nathan Haller, Hallie Gaines, Brett Thompson, Chelsey Bodenstab, Dillon Haller and Hayden Haller; and two great-grandchildren: Sam Haller and Chase Haller.

Engagement

Weidinger and Schwartze

Sunday, May 15

Larry and Kelly Weidinger, Vienna, along with Gerald and Darla Schwartze, Argyle, announce the engagement of their children, Sara Weidinger, Vienna, and Jacob Schwartze, Argyle. A June 25 wedding is planned at Visitation Catholic Church, Vienna. The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Maries R-1 School, Vienna, and a 2012 graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, with a degree in Agriculture Education. She is currently employed as an Agriculture Teacher at Iberia High School. The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of Maries R-1 School, Vienna. He is currently employed as a Firefighter with the Osage Beach Fire District.

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Loesch

Sunday, May 15

Mr. and Mrs. Erman Loesch, Jefferson City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner, hosted by nieces and nephews. Erman Loesch and Dorothy Mohr were married April 22, 1956, at the home of the bride's parents. Rev. Alfred C. Schmaltz officiated. They were attended by Norman Erhardt, deceased, and Loretta Mohr Carter.

Engagement

Buschjost and Grothoff

Sunday, May 15

Jeffrey and Darlene Buschjost, Jefferson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Frances Buschjost, Jefferson City, to Devin Robert Grothoff, Holts Summit, son of David and Judy Grothoff, Holts Summit. A July 2 wedding is planned at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Wardsville.

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Falter

Sunday, May 15

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Falter, Freeburg, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 14, 2016, with a Mass and dinner at Holy Family Church, Freeburg. Harold Falter and Judy Meyer were married May 14, 1966, at St. Boniface Church, Koeltztown. Fr. Beran officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Falter have two children: Jeffrey Falter and his wife Ruth, Freeburg; and Jamie Falter and his wife Sarah, Freeburg. They also have seven grandchildren: Brandon Falter, Brittany Falter, Andrew Falter, Stephanie Falter, Faith Falter, Isaac Falter and Curtis Falter.

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Hamacher

Sunday, May 15

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Hamacher, Jefferson City, will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary May 18, with a dinner at home, hosted by their family. Carlos Hamacher and Laurentia Lueckenhoff were married May 18, 1946 at Our Lady of the Snow, Mary's Home. Rev. C. A. Bauer officiated.

Wedding

Reinkemeyer and Buechter

Sunday, May 8

Ashley Reinkemeyer, St. Elizabeth, and Zachary Buechter, Iberia, were married September 12, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, St. Elizabeth. Rev. Joby Parakkacharuvil Thomas performed the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Cathy Reinkemeyer, St. Elizabeth. The groom is the son of Starla Buechter, Osage Beach, and William Buechter, Iberia. A dinner and dance reception followed the ceremony at St. Elizabeth Community Center. A rehearsal dinner, hosted by the groom's parents, was held September 11, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Community Center. The bride is a 2002 graduate of St. Elizabeth R-IV, St. Elizabeth, and a 2006 graduate of University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, with a Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering. She is currently employed as a Civil Engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation. The groom is a 2003 graduate of Iberia R-IV, Iberia. He is currently employed as a Plumber and Pipefitter with Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562. After a wedding trip to Nassau, Bahamas, the couple resides in St. Elizabeth.

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Rehagen

Sunday, May 8

Rehagen Mr. and Mrs. David Rehagen, Jefferson City, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, May 7, with a Blessing at Mass at St. Peter Catholic Church, Jefferson City, followed by a reception, hosted by their children. David Rehagen and Mary Agnes Kempker were married May 7, 1966, at Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church, Mary's Home. The Reverend Sean Smyth performed the double ring ceremony in a Nuptual High Mass. They were attended by Sophia (Kempker) Bax, Defiance; Theresa (Kempker) Bax, Mary's Home; Elizabeth (Schulte) Holtmeyer, St. Elizabeth; Elaine (Rehagen) Forck, Taos; Fred Schaffer, Iberia; James Rehagen, Jefferson City; Robert Kempker, Eugene; and Roger Rehagen, Pataskala, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Rehagen have three children: Michelle Rodemeyer and her husband Todd, Holts Summit; Sherry Peppers and her husband Gil, Live Oak, Fla.; and Kyle Rehagen and his wife Christy, Boonville. They have eight grandchildren: Luke Rehagen, Will Rehagen, Maggie Rehagen, Justin Rodemeyer, Jacob Rodemeyer, Tara Peppers, Tamra Abercrombie and Trey Peppers. They also have four great-grandchildren.

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