Mr. and Mrs. Howard Shoemyer of Monroe City are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Ellie Lee Shoemyer, to Houston Lee Lugena, son of Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Lugena of Belle, Missouri.
Ellie is a 2007 graduate of Monroe City High School and 2011 graduate of Culver-Stockton College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. She is currently employed as a traveling scale operator for Central Stone Company.
Houston earned his GED in 2012 and is employed by Shoemyer Farms.
Ellie is the granddaughter of the late Melvin and Eloise Deichman and the late John and Lena Shoemyer.
Houston is the grandson of Anita Smith of Palmyra and the late Donald Lugena and Archie Whittaker of Hannibal and the late Nancy Freeman. He is the great-grandson of Dorthy Potterfield of Palmyra.
The couple is planning an August 2013 wedding and will reside in Monroe City.