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Michelle Stoddard and Cory Crowley, both of Glen Ellyn, were married at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Sycamore United Methodist Church, Sycamore.

The daughter of Jim and Marcia Stoddard of Sycamore, the bride is a 2005 graduate of Sycamore High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Illinois-Urbana/Champaign. She is employed as a manager of Global Development at PCMA in Chicago.

The son of Dana and Shelly Crowley of Sycamore, the groom is a 2004 graduate of Sycamore High School and a 2008 graduate of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. He is employed as a mechanical engineer at Fermi National Accelerator Lab in Batavia.

Elizabeth Bohlen of Springfield was Maid of Honor.

Bridesmaids were Holly Stoddard of Sugar Grove, Casey Parkes of Newcastle, Australia, Kelly Tate of Sycamore, Suzie Brindise of Chicago, Laura Yudys of Wheaton, Sarah Losh of Chicago and Kara Griffith of Sycamore.

Lindsey Stoddard and Arden Stoddard of Sugar Grove, nieces of the bride, were the flower girls.

Christopher Crowley of Rockford was Best Man.

Groomsmen were Bradley Stoddard of Sugar Grove, Steven Stoddard of Boston, Mass., Wesley George of Sycamore, Patrick Costello of Rockford, Michael Schultz of DeKalb, Binh Le of Rockford and Marcus Lewis of Sycamore.

Timothy Divine of Rockford and Jonathan Kuhn of Sycamore served as ushers.

Owen Stoddard of Sugar Grove, nephew of the bride, was the ring bearer.

The wedding reception was held at Altgeld Hall in DeKalb followed by a wedding trip to Jamaica.

The couple resides in Glen Ellyn.

65th anniversary

Barbara and Paul Gampfer of Sycamore celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on Nov. 10.

Barbara Kerivin and Paul Gampfer were married Nov. 14, 1947, at The Foursquare Church in DeKalb. He was employed by Barber Greene Co., and retired in 1990. She was employed by Turner Brass Works, and retired in 1992. The couple enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

They have two sons, Paul Jr. of York, Penn., and David of Vineyard Haven, Mass.; two daughters, Joyce Peters of New Berlin, Wis., and Janet Dieter of St. Charles; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

70th anniversary

Geneva and Dick Kearney, more than 30-year-residents of Sun City, Ariz., formerly of the DeKalb-Sycamore area, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 7.

The couple has a son, Rich (Jacki), and a daughter, Sharon. They also have four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.


William and Linda Sanders of rural Gardner are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Sanders, to David Yelton, son of David and Debra Yelton of DeKalb. 

Jamie is a 2005 graduate of Dwight Township High School and owner of Gemini Miniature Horse Training. David is a 2005 graduate of DeKalb High School, attended Kishwaukee College and is employed as a process operator for ExxonMobil in Channahon.

A destination wedding is set for Jan. 19, 2013, at the Crystal Cove Bed & Breakfast in Branson, Mo., with a reception to be held for family and friends in June.

80th birthday

Janet Lanan of Kingston will turn 80 on Thanksgiving, Nov. 22.

Janet has been married to Henry Lanan for 57 years. They have five children, Steve Lanan of Wilsonville, Ore.; Mike (Louise) Lanan of Kingston; Karen Swanson of Sycamore; Tom (Kathy) Lanan of Sycamore; and Dan (Maria) Lanan of North Aurora. They also have six grandchildren (two shown in photo above) and one great-grandchild.  

Janet will celebrate her special day on Nov. 18 with family.

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