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Congratulations, Lauren & Taylor!

Mr. and Mrs. Todd E. Bleakley of Prairie Village, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Bleakley, to Taylor John Anthony, the son of Debbie Anthony of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Mr. Jay Anthony of Yantis, Texas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Bleakley of Prairie Village and the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. Goodwin. Lauren is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 2011. Lauren earned a bachelor of science degree in communication disorders from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in speech language pathology from the University of Texas at Dallas. A member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, Lauren is employed with the Pasadena Independent School District in Pasadena, Texas. 

Her groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. John Parnell of Nowata, Oklahoma, and the late Mr. Parnell and Mr. and Mrs. John Anthony of Dewey, Oklahoma. Taylor is a graduate of Bartlesville High School. He received a bachelor of arts degree in communication from the University of Oklahoma and a juris doctorate from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. A member of Sigma Chi fraternity, Taylor is employed with Latham and Watkins in Houston, Texas. Theirs will be a July 21st wedding at Village Presbyterian Church in Prairie Village. 

Also featured in the March 17, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Brittani Ross


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