Jim and Julie Dotson, Labadie, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Kathleen Dotson, Washington, to James Stanford Johnson III, Washington, son of James Johnson, Independence, and Dorine Johnson, Lonedell.

Shannon is a 2008 graduate of Washington High School and a 2011 graduate of East Central College with an Associate of Arts degree. She is employed as an ophthalmic technician and surgery coordinator at Comprehensive Eye Care Ltd. in Washington.

James is a 2006 graduate of Union High School. He is employed as a store manager for Custom Sounds South County in St. Louis.

The couple plan a May 24, 2014, wedding at First United Methodist Church in Washington.