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COEN-BROWN

11/8/2013

Whitney Lynn Coen, Overland Park, and Joseph Thomas Brown, Kansas City, were married Aug. 31, 2013, at Westminister Presbyterian Church with Pastor Tim Soule and Dr. Joe Kutter officiating.

She is the daughter of John and Cherry Coen, Ottawa,

Whitney Lynn Coen, Overland Park, and Joseph Thomas Brown, Kansas City, were married Aug. 31, 2013, at Westminister Presbyterian Church with Pastor Tim Soule and Dr. Joe Kutter officiating.

She is the daughter of John and Cherry Coen, Ottawa,

He is the son of Stevan and Maxine Brown, Springfield, Mo.

She wore a full-length gown, which featured beading and cascading buttons down the back, as well as a train. Her veil of tulle and lace was fashioned by her mother, as were the deep purple matrons of honors’ dresses worn by her sisters, Jessica Flory, Overbrook, and Chelsy Champlin, Sedan.

Bridesmaids were the groom’s sister, Sarah Mahaffey, Springfield, Mo., and the bride’s friends, Shelby Simpson, Megan Castrop and Alicia Heins.

Best man was the groom’s friend, Jeff O’Conner.

Groomsmen were friends James Kutter, Israel Stanage and Allan Quesada, the groom’s brother-in-law, Darren Mahaffey, and the bride’s brother, Todd Coen.

Ushers were the groom’s friends, Matt Hall, Chris Graham, Casey Johnson, Tyler Bachman and Chris Mirakian.

Flower girls were the groom’s nieces, Maggie and Sadie Mahaffey, Springfield, Mo.

Ring bearer was the bride’s cousin, Miles Bensema, Iowa.

Candlelighters were friends Lauren Race and Angela Green. Ashley Heise was a reader.

Musicians were the bride’s friend, soloist Adrienne Allegre, and the bride’s aunts, pianist Marilyn VanRoekel, Iowa City, and organist Karen Skovgard, Des Moines.

Sunflowers were included in the bouquets of deep purple and white flowers.

Guestbook and program attendants were friends Julie O’Conner and Sarah Alexander

The couple left the church in a yellow ‘57 Chevy owned and driven by friend Russell Sylvester.

A dinner and dance followed the ceremony at Brooklyn Hall in Enright Gardens, Edgerton.

She graduated from Ottawa High School in 2002 and from Kansas State University in 2006. She works at the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City.

He graduated from Topeka West High School in 2001 and Kansas State University in 2006. He attends University of Missouri Pharmacy School.

Her grandmothers are Peggy Coen, Ottawa, and Evelyn Kinsinger, Des Moines, Iowa. A bouquet of Lilies of the Valley was on the altar in memory of Eunice Kelsey, great-grandmother of the bride, Marion Coen and Elmer Kinsinger, grandfathers of the bride and the groom’s grandparents, Jack and Esther Brown and Max and Mary Colwell.

The couple is at home in Prairie Village, Kan.

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