Stephen and Leslie (Rothschild) Busch announce the birth of a daughter, Eloise Kay Busch. Born Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 11:37 a.m. at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19.5 inches long.

Alex and Diane Holdmeyer, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Holdmeyer, to Chris Becker, son of Lisa Becker, Union, and the late Donald Becker.

Travis and Rachel Straatmann, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Haley Ann Straatmann. Born Jan. 27, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces.

David and Kay Scheible, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jodi Scheible, Washington, to Jud Carter, New Haven, son of Bill and Sandy Carter, Washington.

Dennis and Judy Pieper, Augusta, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Feb. 28, 2020. Mr. Pieper and the former Miss Hinnah were united in marriage Feb. 28, 1970.

James Anthony and Patsy Claudean Wilson Turpiano are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married March 9, 1970, at St. Roberts Church of St. Charles.

Phillip and Felicia (Skaggs) Lehr, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Nicolas Lehr. Born Jan. 30, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces.

Steve and Cathy Hemmer, Washington, announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Hemmer, St. Louis, to Scott Joseph Erickson, St. Louis, son of Jim and Mary Erickson, Springfield.

Taylor (Rich) Killian and Gene D. Killian, Washington, announce the birth of twin daughters, Norah Killian and Nelli Killian. Born Jan. 20, 2020, at Mercy Hospital Washington, they weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces, and 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and both were 19 inches long.

Jeremy Joos and Stephanie Rodriquez-Joos, Eureka, announce the birth of a daughter, Penelope Rodriquez-Joos. Born Oct. 14, 2019, at St.Clare Hospital, Fenton, she weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces.

Lynette and Mark Northen, Concordia, announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily C. Northen, to Daniel C. Kriete, son of Jennifer and Dale Kriete, Washington.

Garrett and Jill (Hoying) Searcy, West Chester, Ohio, announce the birth of a daughter, Hazel Eileen. Born Jan. 17, 2020, at Bethesda North Hospital, she weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Jeff and Teresa Hamlett, Washington, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Hamlett, Kansas City, to Benjamin Angell, Kansas City, son of Edward and Carla Angell, Gerald.

Kyle and Jessica (Dyson) Mantle, Washington, announce the birth of a son, Cooper Charles Mantle. Born Nov. 18, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 21 inches long.

Steven Ross and Sandra Kay Ford are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. Steven is the son of Leroy and Dorothy Ford, and Sandy is the daughter of Wilbur and Shirley Hansel.

Ethan and Melissa Busse, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Mary Rose Busse. Born Nov. 25, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces.

lan and Julie (Kassebaum) Sahm, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Oliver Wayne Sahm. Born Nov. 11, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces.

Thomas Buescher, Washington, and Maxie Buescher, Waynesville, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Buescher, to Sean Kearbey, son of Richard and Judy Hockersmith, Saint James.

Jerome and Donna (Skornia) Kuenzel, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Saturday, Nov. 30, by attending the 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Francis Borgia Church and having dinner with family and friends at the KC Hall in Washington.

Chris and Ashley (Blust) Allen, Union, announce the birth of a son, Everett Cole Allen. Born Sept. 19, 2019, at Mercy Hospital South, St. Louis, he weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces.

Gary and Karen (Myers) Butterfield, Union, announce the birth of a son, Vance Butterfield. Born Nov. 4, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

David and Virginia Young celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary recently. Mr. Young and the former Miss Martin were united in marriage Sept. 26, 1964.

Gary and Karen (Myers) Butterfield, Union, announce the birth of a son, Vance Butterfield. Born Nov. 4, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce.

Tracy and Dorothy Brown, Gerald, will soon celebrate their 71st wedding anniversary. Mr. Brown and the former Dorothy Ware were united in marriage Dec. 18, 1948.

Glenn and Mary Ann (Struckhoff) Kluesner, Augusta, were joined together in holy matrimony Nov. 15, 1969, at Immaculate Conception Church in Augusta. With much love, faith and dedication they raised three children, Dan Kluesner (wife Tina), Sarah Peper (husband Tony) and Rachel Bley (husband Greg).

Gary and Chris Meyer, Marthasville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Meyer, to Drake Gleeson, son of Darren and Lisa Gleeson, Washington.

John and Barbara Mazzola recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Mr. Mazzola and the former Miss Cappel were married Saturday, Oct. 25, 1969, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Creve Coeur.

Steve and Bernadette Pennington, Beaufort, announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ashley Pennington, Dallas, Texas, to Ensign Anthony John Eggert IV, Pensacola, Fla., son of Anthony and Kristen Eggert, Washington.

Bryan and Courtney (Gant) Sieve, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Viviana Brynn Sieve. Born Oct. 10, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces.

Kenneth and Rosella (Eckelkamp) Alfermann, Washington, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner at The Creek this summer. They were united in marriage Nov. 8, 1969, at St. Francis Borgia Church in Washington. Father Elred Domas officiated the ceremony.

The children of Larry and Diane (Welge) Pieper are happy to announce their parent’s 50th wedding anniversary. Larry and Diane were married Nov. 1, 1969, at Christ Lutheran Church in Augusta.

Megan (Rohlfing) and Zack Hoerstkamp, New Haven, announce the birth of a daughter, Natalie Mae Hoerstkamp. Born Sept. 12, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, she weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

Alexandra (Ali) Grace McAtee and Dr. Ryan Patrick Walde were united in marriage June 8, 2019, at the bride’s parents’ home in Labadie.

Drew and Kayla (Tallman) Risley announce the birth of a daughter, Rhaella Marie Risley. Born Oct. 15, 2019, in St. Louis, she weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces.

David and Kylee (York) Alexander, Union, announce the birth of a son, Austin Robert Alexander. Born Oct. 14, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

Cathy Jobe, St. Clair, and Doug and Kim Jobe, Lonedell, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Krista Jobe, to Bradley Wisdom, son of Sheri and Keith Byington, Bonne Terre, and Kevin and Regina Wisdom, Farmington.

Travis and Lauren Summers, Marthasville, announce the birth of a son, Cole William Summers. Born Sept. 12, 2019, at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis, he weighed 10 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 23 inches long.

Steve Berry and Jamie Travis, Union, announce the birth of a son, Chance Jayden (Travis) Berry. Born June 17, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces.

Herb and Bernice Kopp, Washington, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019, with family.

Eric and Amy Austin, Springfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Austin, Kansas City, to Alex Gerhart, Kansas City, son of Garry and Terri Gerhart, Washington.

Kyle and Launa Walters, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Elliot RayAnn Walters. Born Sept. 9, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, she weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

Seth and Ashlee (Copeland) Robinette, Oceanside, Calif., announce the birth of a son, Wyatt Joseph Robinette. Born Aug. 30, 2019, at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas, Calif., he weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Doug and Sarah (Brune) Eckelkamp, New Haven, announce the birth of a son, Luke Douglas Eckelkamp. Born Aug. 27, 2019, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces.

Jacob and Rachel Allender, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Jocelyn Evelyn, on Aug. 27, 2019, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

Mandy (Ley) and Kevin Brinker, Washington, announce the birth of a daughter, Ava Rae Brinker. Born July 5, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield, she weighed 9 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 22 1/4 inches long.

Tyler and Monica (Schnur) Mackay, Fort Knox, Ky., announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Saioa Mackay. Born March 13, 2019, at the University of Louisville Hospital, Louisville, Ky., she weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces.

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