Holly Ann Davis of Valley Falls and Justin Robert Abel of Nortonville were married July 7, 2018, at Renyer’s Coach House in rural Wetmore. The Rev. Kelly Sipes, of Evangel United Methodist Church of Holton officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Corey and Diana Davis of Valley Falls. The groom’s parents are Richard and Joanie Abel of Nortonville.

Grandparents of the bride are Clarke and Marveta Davis of Valley Falls and Amos “Jack” and Linda West of Holton.

Grandparents of the groom are Robert and Rosemary Abel of Nortonville and the late Melvin and Nora Wohlgemuth, who lived in Atchison.

Mandy Renae Davis of Valley Falls, sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Hannah Peterson of Bellville, Mich., Ellie Wingert of McPherson, Madeline Malley of Kansas City and Jaden Rahe of Emporia, all friends of the bride, and Ally West of Topeka, cousin of the bride.

Serving his brother as best man was Joel Abel of Nortonville. Groomsmen were Josh Abel of Lawrence and Jacob Abel of Leavenworth, brothers of the groom, and Jacob Leakey of Topeka, Logan Sleezer of Olpe and Collin Kile of Kansas City, all friends of the groom.

Flower girls were Madelyn Abel and Jocelyn Abel of Winchester, cousins of the groom.

Ring bearers were Reid Abel of Lawrence and Brooks McMillan of Winchester both cousins of the groom.

The ceremony was held under a canopy of shade trees.

Musicians were Joey Wood of Emporia and Courtney Crawford of Manhattan. Ushers were Ryan Huth of Phoenix, Ariz., and Nick Vega of Emporia.

D.J. services were provided by John Howard.

A reception and dance followed the ceremony.

The couple took a honeymoon trip to Florida.

Holly Ann is a 2013 graduate of Valley Falls High School and a 2017 graduate of Emporia State University, with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She is a first-grade teacher at Riverside Elementary School in Emporia.

Justin is a 2012 graduate of Jefferson County North High School of Winchester. He graduated from Emporia State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in earth science and in 2018 with a master’s degree in physical science. The groom is employed by the U.S. Geological Survey in Lawrence.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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