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Congratulations, Lee & Kyle!

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Lee Fryer of Kansas City, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lee Elizabeth Fryer, to Kyle Sitomer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. David Andrew Sitomer of Leawood, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Massman of Kansas City, and Mrs. Donald Hugh Fryer of Columbia, Missouri, and the late Mr. Fryer. Lee is a graduate of St. Teresa’s Academy. She was a Jewel Ball debutante in 2010 and is a BOTAR, class of 2013. She earned a degree in middle childhood education and is a member of Chi Omega sorority. Lee is employed with St. Ann Catholic School in Prairie Village, Kansas.

Her groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. David Warren Lewis of St. Joseph, Missouri, and the late Mr. Lewis, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stanley Sitomer. Kyle is a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. He received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Missouri and is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Kyle is careering with Seaboard Triumph Foods in Prairie Village. Theirs will be a November 24th wedding at Visitation Catholic Church.

Also featured in the June 9, 2018 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: The Grays Photography


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