Toni Jacobs, Denver, and Thomas and Lavonne Coker, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Ashley Coker, to Bret Conness, son of Dave and Lucy Conness, WaKeeney.

Grandparents of the couple are Marlene Coker, WaKeeney, the late Thomas Coker, Larry Jacobs, Hays, the late Betty Jacobs, Paul and Alice Schrant, Walker, and the late Bob and Ruth Conness.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Kansas Wesleyan University with a degree in history education. She employed by Kansas State University Research and Extension as the district program coordinator for Trego and Logan counties.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of Salina Area Technical School with a degree in automotive technology. He is employed by WaKeeney Redi-Mix.

An April 2, 2011, wedding is planned at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, WaKeeney.