Eugene and Myrna Perkins, Great Bend, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Shannon Perkins, to Jonathan Kinderknecht, son of Dr. Lynn and Vera Kinderknecht, Hays.

Grandparents of the couple are Edna Spangenberg, Virginia Perkins, the late Walter Spangenberg, the late Jack Perkins. Carole Kinderknecht, the late Bill Kinderknecht, and the late Lillian and Joseph Wishnuck.

The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Great Bend High School and a 2002 graduate of Barton County Community College. She is a certified paramedic.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2003 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School, a 2007 graduate of Fort Hays State University and a member of the class of 2012 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry.

A Nov. 27, 2010, wedding is planned at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays.