Social Circles

Ellen Benson Merriman

2015 Jewel Ball Chairman
Ellen Benson Merriman (Mrs. Michael Atha Merriman) will serve as the chairman of the 2015 Jewel Ball, which will be held on June 20th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. The Jewel Ball benefits The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Kansas City Symphony. Page Branton Reed (Mrs. Bruce Alan Reed) will serve as the vice chairman. 
Also featured in the January 10th issue of The Independent 
Photo Credit:  David Riffel

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Congratulations, Rebecca & Scott!

Engagement 
Reverend and Mrs. Frank Eschmann of Topeka are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Kathleen Eschmann, to Scott Christopher Jackson, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Roger Jackson of Prairie Village. Becky is a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School. She earned a bachelor of social work degree from The University of Kansas and a master of social work degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Sitomer!

Nuptial
Emily Ruth Partin and Alexander Mason Sitomer were married on August 9th in Beaver Creek, Colorado. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Earl Partin of McMinnville, Tennessee. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Evins Hendrixson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Elbert Partin. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Andrew Sitomer of Leawood. He is the grandson of Mrs. David Warren Lewis of St. Joseph, Missouri, and the late Mr. Lewis and Mrs.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Murphy!

Nuptial
Mallory Anne Mahoney and Sean Patrick Murphy were married on May 3rd at the Silver Strand State Beach on Coronado Island, California. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edward Mahoney of La Jolla, California, and formerly of Our Town. She is the granddaughter of Jerre Clark Steenhof of Our Town and the late Mr. Alvin Steenhof and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward John Mahoney. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Murphy of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania.

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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Roman!

Nuptial
McKenzie Lee Mahoney and David Harrison Roman were married on September 20th at The University Club in New York, New York. McKenzie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Edward Mahoney of La Jolla, California, and formerly of Our Town. She is the granddaughter of Jerre Clark Steenhof of Our Town and the late Mr. Alvin Steenhof and the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward John Mahoney. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Samuel Roman of Stamford, Connecticut.

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