Jerry and Lee Hough of Rockford, MI announce the engagement of their son, Matt to Betsy Simon, the daughter of Fred and Maureen Simon of Remus, MI. Matt graduated from Rockford High School in 2002 and then attended Baker College. He is employed with Shape Corporation in Grand Haven as their Prototype Coordinator. Betsy graduated from Chippewa Hills High School in 2004 and then attended Baker College and Aquinas College. Betsy is employed as a teacher at the Rosa Parks Head Start in Holland. An August 2015 wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Grand Haven, MI.
Clayton and Anne Towns of Cedar Springs announce the engagement of their daughter Andrea Marion Towns to Scott Robert McClure of Greenville. Andrea is a 2005 graduate of Cedar Springs High School and a 2010 graduate of Davenport University. She is employed by bswift as a system analyst. Scott is the son of Robert and Pamela McClure of Rockford. He is a 2003 graduate of Rockford High School and a 2008 graduate of Ferris State University. He is employed by Napa Auto Parts as a store manager. Attending the wedding will be maid of honor, sister of the bride, Chelsea Towns; maid of honor, sister of the bride, Mallory Towns; along with best man, brother of the groom, Brandon McClure; and groomsman, friend of the groom, Darren Corey. The couple is planning a May 11, 2013 wedding at Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Belmont.
The parents of Samantha Lowe of Indianapolis and Rory Vidal of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their children. Samantha is the daughter of Dennis and Judy Coffey. The bride-to-be graduated from Miami of Ohio University and is currently an elementary school counselor. Rory is the son of Bob and Kathye Vidal and is a graduate of Butler University. The future groom is currently employed as a CPA at the Exact Target Marketing firm. Rory and Sam are planning a September 29 wedding.
Mathers-Velting The parents of Katherine Sara Mathers of Morton, Illinois and Paul Owen Velting of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their children. Katherine is the daughter of Dr. L.E. Mathers III and Mr. and Mrs. Douglas A. Schaffnit of Morton. The bride-to-be graduated from Taylor University and is currently teaching in the Bloomington Public Schools. Paul Is the son of Randy and Nancy Velting and is a graduate of Taylor University. The future groom is currently in the process of completing a doctorate of optometry at Indiana University. Katie and Paul are planning a July wedding.
The parents of Rachel Jeanne Den Besten of Rockford and Christopher Edgar Newell of Rockford are pleased to announce the engagement of their children. Christopher and Rachel began dating while in high school and since developed a beautiful and lasting five-year relationship. Rachel is the daughter of Mary and Bruce Den Besten of Rockford. She graduated from Rockford High School and is currently completing a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene at Ferris State University. Christopher is the son of Michael and Dixie Newell, and Jeffery Coleman and Patricia King. Christopher is a graduate of Rockford High School and is currently in the process of completing a doctorate of pharmacy at Ferris State University. Rachel and Christopher are planning a summer 2013 wedding.