Fred and Lois Mersmann, Lawrence, and Don and Becky Spradlin, Lawrence, announce the engagement of their children, Emily Theresa Mersmann and Jacob Lee Spradlin, both of Lawrence.
The bride's grandparents are Edna Holmes, Eudora, and Clyde Mersmann, Lawrence.
The bride-to-be is a 1999 Lawrence High School graduate and plans to graduate in May from Kansas University with a degree in community health. She is an intern at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
The future groom is a 1998 graduate of Lawrence High School and attended Johnson County Community College. He is employed by Pearson Government Solutions.
The couple plan an Oct. 23 wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.