Grandparents of the bride-to-be are Judith Rooney and the late Archie Rooney of Satanta; and the late Jake and Mary Dechant of Garden City. Her fiancee is the grandson of Gordon and Martha Barnhardt of Bucklin; and Gerald and Patsy Lightcap of Garden City, formerly of Satanta.
The bride-to-be graduated from Satanta High School and Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in animal science. She attends the College of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, planning to graduate in May 2014 with a doctorate of veterinary medicine and a concurrent master's degree in clinical sciences.
Her fiancee graduated from Lakin High School and attended Butler Community College on a football scholarship. He plans to graduate from Kansas State University in December 2012 with a bachelor's degree in construction science and management.
The couple plans to marry in December on the beach in Cancun, Mexico. A reception will be held upon their return in Deerfield on Jan. 5, 2013.