Kelli and Ryan Hesse, of Omaha, Neb., were honored with a baby shower on Saturday morning, July 1, in St. Pat’s Hall, Vandalia.
Kelli is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kirkendall, of Omaha, Neb., and Ryan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kerry Hesse, of Farber.
The shower was hosted by Ann Carter and Cindy Norton, of Vandalia, and Sherry Sebastian, of Jefferson City.
Those attending the shower include Wendy Kirkendall, mother of Kelli, and Amy Brant, sister of Kelli, both of Omaha; Connie Hesse, of Farber, mother of Ryan; Abbie Rothermich, of Kansas City, sister of Ryan; Mary Hesse, of Curryville, grandmother of Ryan; Carol Klos, godmother of Ryan, of St. Louis; Claudia Stagg, of St. Louis, and Vicky Hesse, of Curryville, both aunts of Ryan; Helen Kruczyk, of St. Louis, great aunt of Ryan, was also in attendance.
The shower was also attended by Jean Coleman, of San Diego, Calif.; Emily Deves, Laura Klos, Mary Ellen, and Rosie Klos, cousins of Ryan; Susan Kruczyk, of Fenton; Sharon Grant, of Wentzville; Mindy Driscoll, Debbie Lampe, Margaret Vancil, Rosemary Nigro, and Karen Zimmer, of St. Louis; Anna Zimmer, of Windsor, Ill.; Patty Coleman, of Webster Groves; Sandra Odenwald, of Shrewsbury; Val Bostic and Ruth Hill, both of Columbia; Becky Berry and Carolyn Crum, of Mexico; Charlene Goodpasture, of Center; Dr. Alicia Lynn Schumacher, of Wentzville; Allison Lynn, of Dardenne Prairie; and Brenda Gower and Donna Tipton, both of Farber.
Those attending or sending gifts from Vandalia included Marilyn Basinger, Ruth Calcaterra, Nina Clithero, Felicity Culwell, Leslie Fowler, Virginia Fowler, Stacy Hamlett, Janie Hayden, Terri Jungers, Holly Jungers, Martha Libby, Kathleen Lowe, Christy Lowrance, Juanita Lynn, Carolyn McBride, Ruth Miller, Debby Moore, Vivian Pabst, Debbie Ray, Crystal Sparks, Lora Steiner Mary Steiner, Barb Straube, and Terri Udelhoven.
Unable to attend but sending gifts included Georgia and Maggie Klos, of Leawood, Kan.; Rita Roarson, of Sloan, Iowa; Carolyn Coller, of Anchorage, Alaska; Chris Fleshman, of Unionville; Kara Fleshman, of Columbia; Sonia, Heather, and Madelyn Misemer, of St. Joseph; Virginia Carlson, of Laddonia; Elizabeth Loughran, of Iowa City, Iowa; Sandy Koenen, of St. Louis; Lou Mudd, of Silex; Staci Corwin, of Jefferson City; Meridith Lynn, of Joplin; Melissa and Madison Orr, of Bowling Green; Elaine Rees, of Blue Springs; and Colleen Stagg, Portland, Ore.
Ryan graduated from Van-Far High School in 2008 where he served as senior class president.
The couple’s baby is due in late September.