Ed and Diana Barb of Garden City announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Rose Barb, to Garrett Lee Parker. He is the son of Tim and Linda Parker of Salina, and Charolette Lowder of Allen.

The bride-to-be and her fiancee graduated from Garden City High School. She graduated from Fort Hays State University with a master's degree in clinical psychology. She is employed by Area Mental Health Center.

Her fiancee had worked as a corrections officer in Norton for five years and now is a mechanic at Kansas Department of Transportation.

They plan to marry April 27, 2013, at the home of John and Connie Williams in Topeka.