Social Circles

Congratulations, Michelle & James!

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mellard of Leawood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Elizabeth Mellard, to James Henry Petersen, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Petersen, of Belleair, Florida. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. George Himmelberg of Glasgow, Missouri, and the late Mr. Himmelberg and the late Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mellard. Michelle is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School.

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The Jewel Ball – 2017 Chairman

Nancy Dreyer Sachse (Mrs. Mark Joseph Sachse) will serve as the chairman of the 2017 Jewel Ball, to be held on June 17th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Charles Dreyer II. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jack Louis Snyder and the late Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Wolff Dreyer. Nancy was a Jewel Ball debutante in 1981.

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Congratulations, Jenny & Tommy!

Mr. and Mrs. George Joseph McLiney III of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Paumalu McLiney, to Thomas Oliver Keenan, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mathew David Keenan of Leawood. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. Harald Maximilian Peter of Munich, Germany, the late Harriett Dale Hanson and Mr. and Mrs. George Joseph McLiney, Jr. of Our Town. Jenny is a graduate of St. Teresa’s Academy.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Freeman!

Sydnie Marie Corso and Thomas Henry Freeman, Jr. were married on August 15th at Our Lady of the Woods Catholic Church in Orland Park, Illinois. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Corso of Palos Park, Illinois. Sydnie is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lawrence Toomey of Palos Park, Illinois, and the late Mr. Toomey and the late Mr. and Mrs. Angelo Corso. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Henry Freeman, Sr. of Mission Hills. Thomas is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs.

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Congratulations, Westy & Eddie!

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pershing Litz, Jr., of Butler, Maryland, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Westcott Litz, to Edward Francis Higgins III, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Edward Francis Higgins, Jr., of Our Town. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Preston Irving Moffett and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald Pershing Litz, Sr. Westy is a graduate of The Garrison Forrest School in Owings Mills, Maryland.

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