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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Church!

Hillary Ann Franke and Richard John Lester Church were married on June 20th at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Stephen Franke of Prairie Village. She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Whitmer and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Joseph Franke. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Thomas Gentry III of Tucson, Arizona. He is the grandson of Mrs. James Wilson Lester of Tucson and the late Mr. Lester. 

The evening prior, the parents of the groom hosted a lovely rehearsal dinner at Cafe Europa. Following the ceremony, the bride’s parents hosted a beautiful reception at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza. Britton Norden, sister of the bride; served as matron of honor. Meredith Whitmer Norden and Medill Glaser Norden, nieces of the bride; were bridesmaids. Nathan Church, brother of the groom; served as best man. Ryan Patrick Church, son of the groom; was the ring bearer. Hillary is careering as an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the University of Arizona. Rick is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as an electronics technician. He is pursuing a degree in electrical engineering at Arizona State University. The happy couple honeymooned in Fiji and is at home in Tucson.

Oakhill 2015 Nicki Griffith

Also featured in the January 23, 2016 issue 
Photo Credit: Nicki Griffith Photography



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