Duane and Linda Stefan, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Malea Ashley, to Devin Joseph Gilman, son of Keith Gilman, Hays, and Keri Lord, New Hampshire.

Grandparents of the couple are Bernita Kinderknecht, Collyer, the late Eugene Kinderknect, the late Mike and Isabelle Stefan, the late Sara and Henry Harley and the late Vera and Earnest Gilman.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Hays High School. She is a customer order specialist at Home Depot.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2007 graduate of HHS. He is employed at M&D Excavating, Hays.

A Sept. 26, 2015, wedding is planned in Hays.