Kenneth and Diana Vavra, Davison, Mich., announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Kellie Ann Vavra, to Kurt Michael Kippes, son of Kenneth and Margaret Kippes, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are Edward and Patricia Vavra, Flint, Mich., Charles and Margaret Lamoreaux, Davison, Wendelin Schoendaller, Hays, the late Doris (Kippes) Schoendaller, the late George Kippes, Bernice Hammerschmidt, Hays, and the late Richard Hammerschmidt.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich., with a doctorate of pharmacy. She is a pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente, Denver.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and a 2005 graduate of Fort Hays State University with a finance degree. He is a branch manager at U.S. Bank, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

An Oct. 23, 2010, wedding is planned at St. John Catholic Church, Davison.