Stephen and Jean Kendrick of Rensselaer, Missouri, happily announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa, to Jack William Sharkey, son of Jack and Gail Sharkey, all of Taylor, Mo.
Miss Kendrick, a 1995 graduate of Monroe City High School, graduated from Truman State University in 1999 with a B.A. in English and received a M.A.E. in Elementary Education in 2000. She is currently employed as a fourth grade teacher at Monroe City Elementary in Monroe City, Missouri.
The prospective groom, a 1997 graduate of Palmyra High School, attended Houston Universal Technical Institute, receiving ASE certification in diesel mechanics in 2001. He currently works on the family farm.
The couple plans to be married June 21, 2013, in a private ceremony on the groom’s family’s farm. A reception for friends and family will be held in Quincy later in the evening. They plan to make their home in rural Taylor following a brief honeymoon trip.