Olivia Eloise Ryan, Franklin, Tenn., and Leighton James Munsch, Hays, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.

Parents of the couple are Margot Ryan, Franklin, John Ryan, McCallen, Texas, and Cory and Pam Munsch, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are the Rev. George E. Hall, Southbury, Conn., the late Margaret Eloise Carr Hall, the late Robert and Lorraine Ryan, Joe and Louise Staab, Hays, Vera Munsch, Ness City, and the late Ralph Munsch.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Middle College High School, Franklin, and attended University of Mississippi. She is a historical interpreter at the historic Carnton Plantation and Carter House, Franklin.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of Hays High School and 2010 graduate from MU. He is a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army and is stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.

A Dec. 18, 2010, wedding is planned at the Carnton Plantation, Franklin.