Published on -3/3/2013, 12:30 PM
Sara Elizabeth Allen and John Anthony Walraven were married Nov. 10, 2012, at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays, with Father Bill Kraus, OFM Cap., uncle of the bride, officiating.
Parents of the couple are Nolan and Geralyn Allen, Hays, and John and Cheryl Walraven, Sterling, Colo.
Grandparents of the couple are Cecilia Allen, Brewster, the late Everett Allen, Kathryn Kraus, Grainfield, the late Florian Kraus, Gene and Yvonne Brubacher, Reed Springs, Mo., and the late John and Dora Walraven.
The bride was escorted by her father.
Maid of honor was Samantha Newell, friend of the bride. Matron of honor was Jenna Meyer, friend of the bride. Attendants were Megan Allen and Abbie Lager, cousins of the bride, and Erin Tilton, friend of the bride.
Best man was Evan Ryan, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were Marc Meyer, Rob Howe and Jacob Brown, friends of the groom, and Andrew Allen, brother of the bride.
Ushers were Matthew Allen, brother of the bride, Roy Salazar, brother-in-law of the groom, and Mike McMahon and Andrew Bach, friends of the couple.
Candelighters were Ashley Salazar, sister of the groom, and Lindsy Allen, sister-in-law of the bride. Flower girls were Raegan Allen, niece of the bride, and Aaliyah Salazar, niece of the groom. Ringbearer was Isaiah Salazar, nephew of the groom.
Greeters were Kyleigh Allen and Sophia Allen, nieces of the bride.
The bride is a 2006 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and a 2010 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in sociology. She is employed at Developmental Center of the Ozarks, Springfield, Mo.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2006 graduate of Sterling High School, Sterling, Colo., and a 2010 graduate of FHSU with a degree in business administration. He is employed at Great Southern Bank, Springfield.
Following a wedding trip to Nashville, Tenn., the newlyweds are at home at Nixa, Mo.