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Congratulations, Sara & Ben!

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore Benson of Leawood, Kansas, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Ellen Benson, to Benjamin Arthur Wickey, the son of Tracy Anne Whelpley of St. Louis, Missouri, and Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Michael Wickey of Leawood, Kansas. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Mr. William Blaine Kircher of Fairway, Kansas, and the late Mrs. Kircher, and the late Mr. and Mrs. John Albert Benson. Her groom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Joseph M. Cassetti of Lakeway, Texas, and the late Mr. Cassetti, and Mr. Gary I. Whelpley of Rochester, New York, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Donald A. Wickey. 

Sara graduated from Shawnee Mission East High School and earned a bachelor of science degree in business marketing from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Sara was presented at The Jewel Ball in 2015, and is a BOTAR, class of 2018. Ben is also a graduate of Shawnee Mission East High School. He earned his bachelor of science and business administration degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Ben is a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. Sara is employed with Blackhawk Digital Marketing, and Ben is employed with Enboarder, both located in Austin, Texas. The couple will wed at Mattie’s at Green Pastures in Austin on October 26th. 

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