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Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Jenkins! 

Mary Catherine Donnelly and William Nicholas Jenkins were married on January 15th at Redemptorist Catholic Church in Our Town. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Patrick Donnelly of Leawood, Kansas. Her groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Michael Jenkins of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. On the evening prior to the ceremony, the groom’s parents entertained the wedding party and guests with a rehearsal dinner at Rivals Sports Bar at Kauffman Stadium. The bride’s parents held a lovely reception at Indian Hills Country Club following the wedding. The Reverend Monsignor Vincent Krische officiated the nuptial mass. Amy Lukert, the bride’s sister; served as matron of honor, and Laura Donnelly, the bride’s sister; was the maid of honor. The bridesmaids included Jackie Aman, Julie Frederick and Nancy Rudnick.

Chris Bowling was the best man, and Mitch Mellick, Mike Gruber, Matt Heffley, and Chris Beas were the groomsmen. The flower girls were Elizabeth Peterson and Katherine Peterson, both cousins of the bride. Brandon Lukert, the bride’s brother-in-law; and C.W. Mohr, the groom’s brother-in-law; were the ushers. Christine Mohr, sister of the groom; was a reader. The newlyweds enjoyed a honeymoon in Jamaica and are now at home in Edwardsville, Kansas. Mary is careering at Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, and Nick is working towards his juris doctorate at The University of Kansas Law School.

Also featured in the October 1st issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: John DePrisco




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