Oberholtzers Celebrate 65th Anniversary April 28, 2017
Jay and Rhoda Stauffer Oberholtzer are celebrating their 65th anniversary. The couple is marking the milestone with a vacation in Panama City Beach, Fla. The couple was married on May 3, 1952, in a double ceremony with Rhoda's twin sister, Ruth Stauffer, and Lloyd Denlinger at Landis Valley Mennonite Church. The twins were each other's maids of honor, and sister Martha Stauffer also served as Rhoda's maid of honor. Jay's best man was his brother Clair.
The couple has three sons: Donovan, husband of Carol; Gregory, husband of Jeannie; and Steven, husband of Sheri. They also have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Jay and Rhoda were involved in Stauffers of Kissel Hill, the family business. Jay was a partner and executive of the SKH and Stobro corporations, and he served on the advisory boards of Commonwealth and Fulton banks and Philhaven Hospital, as well as on the pastoral team of Lititz Mennonite Church.
Rhoda served on the boards of Sovereign Bank, Mennonite Development Associates, and church organizations. At SKH, Rhoda won honors in Floral Design; at Stauffers of Kissel Hill, she developed the Floral Design division and taught the design classes. She also presented a program, "The Parables of the Flowers," at hundreds of clubs and churches in the United States, Canada, and several other foreign countries. She holds Bible studies and recently authored a book, "A Life of Business Fulfilled With Purpose."
The couple resides in Kissel Hill Manor.
Read-Kalenkoski April 28, 2017
Mr. and Mrs. James Read of Elizabethtown have announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Read of Elizabethtown, to Jonathan Kalenkoski of Pottsville.
The bride-elect graduated from a homeschool program in 2004 and from Bob Jones University in 2009. She is employed by Tristarr Staffing.
Mr. Kalenkoski is the son of Bernadette Kalenkoski of Pottsville and the late Gerald Miller. He graduated from Shenandoah Valley High School in 2007, from McCann School of Business in 2009, and from an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) school in 2015. He is employed as an EMT.
A September wedding is planned.
Gingrich-Dunn April 28, 2017
Jeff and Ellen Gingrich of Mount Joy have announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Gingrich of Mount Joy, to Seth Dunn of Boothwyn.
The bride-elect graduated from Donegal High School in 2007, from Cairn University in 2011, and from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2016.
Mr. Dunn is the son of Dr. Dwight and Connie Dunn of Boothwyn. He graduated from Christian Academy in 2010 and from Geneva College in 2014. He attends Westminster Theological Seminary and will graduate this year. He is employed by the United States Army.
A June wedding is planned.
Lathrop-Bookman April 28, 2017
Kevin and Sandy Bookman of Manheim have announced the engagement of their son, Matthew Bookman of Allentown, to Lauren Lathrop of Harrisburg.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Eric and Sondra Lathrop of Flemington, N.J. She graduated from Hunterdon Central Regional High School, as well as from Messiah College in 2012. She is employed by Harrisburg School District.
Mr. Bookman graduated from Manheim Central High School, as well as from Messiah College in 2012. He is employed by United Parcel Service in Allentown.
A June wedding is planned.
Brubaker-Reiff April 20, 2017
Doug and Brenda Brubaker of Paradise have announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Brubaker, to Brandon Reiff, son of Warren and Kimberly Reiff of Pequea.
The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Pequea Valley High School. She graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences with a degree in nursing and is a registered nurse at Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital.
The groom-to-be is a 2007 graduate of Penn Manor High School. He graduated from HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, with a degree in agriculture business. He is employed by Penn's Peaceful Meadow Farm in Mount Joy.
A July 22 wedding is planned to take place at Calvary Monument Bible Church.
Shues Celebrate 50th Anniversary April 19, 2017
William and Brenda Shue of York celebrated their 50th anniversary on April 15 with a family dinner. They were married on April 15, 1967, at Bethany United Church of Christ in York.
They are the parents of Doni Shue of York and Tracey Shue Lehigh of Dover. They have six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
William is retired from the United States Postal Service. Brenda is retired from General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems in Red Lion.
Steffy-Thompson April 19, 2017
Darrell and Joan Steffy of Oxford and Nicola Thompson of Nottingham and Thomas Thompson of Newark, Del., have announced the engagement of their children, Samantha Steffy of Oxford and Matthew Thompson of Nottingham.
The bride-elect graduated from Oxford Area High School in 2010.
Mr. Thompson graduated from Oxford Area High School in 2009. He is employed by the United States Air Force.
A June wedding is planned.
McNatts Celebrate 60th Anniversary April 19, 2017
Dan and Kay McNatt of Christiana celebrated their 60th anniversary with a party with family and friends at Thorndale Inn on April 22. They were married on April 27, 1957, in Carmichaels.
They have two children, Tom McNatt and Kelly O'Donnell, wife of Dewey O'Donnell. The couple has four grandchildren.
Dan is retired from Reynolds Packaging in Downingtown. Kay is retired from Octorara Area School District. The couple attends Our Lady of Consolation in Parkesburg.
Leitzel-Kessler April 12, 2017
Randy and De Leitzel of Manheim have announced the engagement of their daughter, Carly R. Leitzel of Manheim, to Kurtis J. Kessler of Elysburg.
The bride-elect graduated from Manheim Central High School in 2010 and from Marywood University in 2014. She attends University of Massachusetts Amherst and is employed by Reading Hospital in Reading.
Mr. Kessler is the son of Jim and Cathy Kessler of Elysburg. He graduated from Southern Columbia High School in 2010 and from Marywood University in 2015. He is employed by ATI Physical Therapy in Newark, Del.
A July wedding is planned.
Parrett-Messmer April 7, 2017
Aime Parrett of Hershey and Michael Messmer of Hershey have announced their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Sheila and Kevin Parrett of Blandon. She graduated from Fleetwood Area High School in 2003.
Mr. Messmer is the son of Barbara Reed of Hershey and John Messmer of Hummelstown. He graduated from Lower Dauphin High School in 1999, from Pennsylvania College of Art & Design in 2004, and from The Art Institute of York in 2007. He is employed by Ears & Feets at Messmer Design in Hershey.
A May wedding is planned.