Dan and Betty Thoennes, Eudora, announce the engagement of their son, Francis Joseph Thoennes, Eudora, to Anna Dorothy Shire, Lawrence, daughter of Kent and Ilsa Shire, Linz, Austria.
The future bride is a 2002 graduate of the Kreuzschwestern Schule in Linz. She received a degree in religious education for elementary and middle school from the Paeduk in Linz.
The future groom is a 2001 graduate of Sancta Maria High School in Lawrence and is employed by Master's Dredging in De Soto.
The couple plan an Aug. 31, 2007, wedding at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.