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Congratulations, Amy & Joseph!

Mr. and Mrs. Chris Patel of Chillicothe, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Amy Patel, to Joseph Rathermel, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Rathermel of Fort Dodge, Iowa. Amy is a graduate of Chillicothe High School. She earned a bachelor of liberal arts degree and a doctor of medicine degree from the University of Missouri–Kansas City School of Medicine. She is the medical director of Liberty Hospital’s Women’s Imaging Center, a partner at Alliance Radiology, and an assistant professor of radiology at the UMKC School of Medicine.

Her groom-elect is a graduate of Saint Edmond Catholic School in Fort Dodge. Joseph earned a bachelor of architecture degree from Iowa State University. He is employed with Extraordinary Homes/Webster Architects in Olathe, Kansas. Theirs will be a June 12th wedding at Saint Peter’s Cathedral Church in Kansas City, Kansas.

Also featured in the February 20, 2021 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Melissa and Beth Photography


Congratulations, Kylie & Stephen!

Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Alan Krizek of Mission Hills, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kylie Alice Krizek, to Stephen Louis Finno, the son of Mrs.…

Crib Note – Peter Kirk McKee

Lisa and Kelly McKee of Los Angeles, California, welcomed a darling baby boy, Peter Kirk McKee, on October 15th. He weighed eight pounds, five ounces, and was 21 inches long.…

2021 Jewel Ball Chairman

Susan Campbell Heddens (Mrs. Barret Spencer Heddens III) will serve as the chairman of the 2021 Jewel Ball, which will be held on June 18th at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of…

Crib Note – Grant Allen Hoefer

A bouncing baby boy named Grant Allen Hoefer was born on August 8th to Whitney Hatfield Hoefer and Derek Hoefer of Lenexa, Kansas. The blue-eyed, blond-haired boy weighed seven pounds,…