Graber, Banman celebrate marriage

Jana Graber and Nathan Banman were married June 22 at University United Methodist Church in Topeka with pastor Charles Benton officiating the double-ring ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of pastor Michael and Sharlan Graber of Leonardville. The groom is the son of Keith and Barb Banman of Goessel.

Maid of honor was Gloria Graber, sister of the bride. Best man was Aaron Banman, brother of the groom.

Ushers were Randall Adrian, cousin of the groom, and Mark Sanderson, friend of the groom.

Candlelighters were Janna and Duane Duerksen, cousins of the groom. Gift carriers were Emily Duarte-Heideman and Jessica Heideman, both friends of the bride.

Music was provided by pianist Elaine Wellborn and the saxophone trio of Tim Timmons, Matt Crandall and Nate Jorgensen.

The bride’s ivory princess-cut dress was embroidered with a flower and vine pattern and featured spaghetti straps and a medium-length train. She carried a bouquet of Virginia roses.

The reception was held in the church following the ceremony. It was hosted by Sue Stevens and Janet Rogers, both aunts of the bride; Barbara Banman, aunt of the groom; and Sonya Wright, cousin of the groom.

The bride is a 1995 graduate of Plainville High School and earned a degree from Washburn University in Topeka. She is vocal director at Turner middle and high schools in Kansas City.

The groom is a 1994 graduate of Goessel High School and earned a degree from Washburn University. He is a case manager for Family Service and Guidance Center in Topeka.

The rehearsal dinner was held June 21 at the church and was hosted by Keith and Barb Banman.

Following a honeymoon cruise to Key West, Fla., and Cozumel, Mexico, the couple resides in Lawrence.

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