April 20, 2012Darrah Jean Temple and Brandt Louis Nelson, both 2008 Webster Groves High School graduates, were married on Oct. 9, 2011. Darrah is the daughter of Carolyn Temple and Steve Lunn, Brandt is the son of Mark and Kelly Nelson. The couple resides in St. Ann.
Ray and Ann Pepin announce the engagement of their son, Ben Pepin, to Erin Kinney, daughter of Jan Kinney of Kansas City and Kevin Kinney of Houston, Texas. The groom-to-be is a 2006 Kirkwood High School graduate and received a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC). Ben is a design/build engineer for the Murphy Company in St. Louis. The bride-to-be is a 2006 St. Pius X High School graduate in Kansas City and received a BS in biological engineering from UMC. She is a research scientist for Pfizer in St. Louis. A September wedding is planned in St. Louis.
Kinney and Pepin
Emily Stubbs, daughter of Neil and Jeanette Stubbs of Green Park, and Matthew Frierdich, son of David and Lynn Frierdich of Kirkwood, have announced their engagement. The bride-to-be holds a bachelor of music degree from DePauw University and a bachelor of science in nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College and is employed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as a registered nurse. The future groom holds a bachelor of political science and history from Drury University and is pursuing a master of divinity at Vanderbilt University. The couple is planning a June wedding at Concord Baptist Church in South County and will live in Nashville, Tenn.
Frierdich and Stubbs
Gwen Huber Effan and Mike Sniegocki announced their engagement. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Donna Wolf of South County and Mike Huber, and former daughter-in-law of Jane and Harlyn Effan of Acme Printing. The groom-to-be is the son of Sue Sniegocki of Louisville, Ky. Huber Effan graduated from Hazelwood Central. She attended the Mortuary Science Program at Forest Park. She resides in the Crestwood-Webster Groves area and is the office manager of Gerber Funeral Chapel of Webster Groves. Her fiance graduated from Newman Catholic High School in Mason City, Iowa, attended the University of Northern Iowa and is employed as a funeral director for Berger Memorial Funeral Chapel in the Central West End. The couple plan a April 28 wedding in Louisville, Ky., and will reside in Crestwood.
Sniegocki and Effan
Adam McBride, a 2006 Webster Groves High School graduate and 2010 Kansas City Art Institute graduate, created a "Paint It White," campaign logo which is featured in the major graphic design exhibit, "Graphic Design: Now in Production," at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minn. This exhibit will tour the country. His logo is also published in the "Green Patriot Posters Project" book.
Dr. Wade R. Watts of Glendale was presented with a resolution from the Missouri House of Representatives in January in recognition of his career in dental medicine spanning 52 years. The ceremony was sponsored by the Missouri Dental Board. Watts graduated from the Washington University School of Dentistry and was a clinical instructor in the Department of Diagnosis and Radiology at Washington University School of Dental Medicine, a consultant for the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology and a staff member at Barnes and St. Louis Children's Hospital and the Washington University School of Medicine.
State Rep. Jeanne Kirkton and Dr. Watts
Christopher Marshall, a 2008 Kirkwood High School graduate, graduated cum laude in December from Truman State University. He is the son of Michael G. Marshall of Webster Groves and Fran Mannino of Kirkwood.
Kirkwood resident Michael D. Morhaus, CPA/ABV/CFF, CVA, ASA, a member of the Forensic and Valuation Group at Anders Minkler & Diehl LLP (AMD) has been named a partner of the accounting and business consulting firm.
Kirkwood High School senior Rachel Kibby has earned her Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest achievement within the Girl Scouts of the USA. An award recipient must plan and implement a "Take Action Project." Her project involved being the founding member of the Global Friends Club at KHS in August 2011. She is the daughter of Mary Murphy and Thomas Kibby.
Jennifer Schrader, a Kirkwood High School graduate, recently graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in liberal studies from Stephens College, Columbia, Mo.
Christian Shelton, a seventh grader at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Des Peres, Samantha Tom, a seventh grader at Holy Redeemer in Webster Groves, and Daniel Kennebeck, a seventh grader at St. Michael's in Shrewsbury, recently competed in the 2012 Missouri Geographic Bee. Only 100 students from across Missouri were chosen to participate in the event on March 30.