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Congratulations, Hayley & Chase!

Dr. and Mrs. Douglas Leroy Nelson of Mission Hills, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Elizabeth Nelson, to Charles August Eckert IV, the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Michael Ferneding of Montgomery, Ohio, and Mr. Charles August Eckert III of Cincinnati, Ohio. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mrs. Herman Darrell Hale of Overland Park, Kansas, and the late Mr. Hale, and Dr. and Mrs. Dallas Leroy Nelson of Wakefield, Kansas. Hayley is a graduate of Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City, Missouri. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 2008. Hayley earned a bachelor of arts degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Methodist University. A member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, she is careering with Deloitte in Dallas, Texas.

Her groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Charles August Eckert II of Cincinnati, and the late Mr. Eckert, the late Earlene Rainey Eckert, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Leonard Roy. Chase is a graduate of St. Xavier High School in Cincinnati. He received a bachelor of science degree in finance from Miami University. A member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity, Chase is a vice president with The Riverside Company in Dallas. Theirs will be an October 19th wedding at Country Club United Methodist Church in Kansas City.

Also featured in the September 14, 2019 issue of The Independent

Photo credit: Marianne Kilroy


Crib Note – Benjamin Lawrence Winter and Charlotte Elizabeth Winter

Winter weather in January? That’s nothing new. Winter twins in January? Tell us more! Charlotte Elizabeth Winter and Benjamin Lawrence Winter were born on January 25th. They are the children…

Congratulations, Rachel & Kurt!

The Honorable and Mrs. Brian Todd Fenimore of Our Town are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Dr. Rachel McCoy Fenimore, to Kurt Andrew Murray, the son of…

Crib Note – Richard Joseph “Tripp” Nachbar III

A blue bundle of joy named Richard Joseph “Tripp” Nachbar III arrived on January 7th. The blue-eyed, brown-haired boy weighed seven pounds, 10 ounces. Tripp’s proud parents are Brooke and…

Congratulations, Allie & Zach!

  Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hunter of Prairie Village, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Lynn Hunter, to Zachary William Silvestri, the son of Mr.…