Molly Mersmann, Merriam, and Gary Pratt, Kansas City, Mo., announce their engagement.
The future bride is the daughter of Walter and Martha Mersmann, Eudora. She is a 1997 Eudora High School graduate. She graduated in May 2002 from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in education. She is a teacher at Raytown High School, Raytown, Mo.
The future groom is the son of Dennis and Rosemary Pratt, Ottawa. He is a 1994 Ottawa High School graduate. He is a student at Baker University studying business. He is employed by United Parcel Service.
The couple plan a Jan. 31, 2003 wedding at St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Manhattan.