Abby Susan Francis and Joseph Franklin Laber

Thomas and Susan Francis of Worthington and  Frank and Mary Anne Laber of Ironton  are proud to announce the engagement of their children, Abby Susan Francis and Joseph Franklin Laber.

The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Raceland-Worthington High School  She is a graduate of Murray State University with a bachelor of science degree in learning and behavior disorders. She also has a master of arts degree in administration and educational leadership from the University of the Cumberlands. She is a National Board Certified teacher and employed as an English-language arts teacher at Russell Middle School.

The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of St. Joseph Central Catholic High School and a graduate of Marshall University with a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice and minor in military science. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army (1-5 Calvary and 3-82 Field Artillery Regemin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team - 1st Calvary Division). He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, and completed two deployments to Iraq during his service. He is employed as a firefighter with the Ironton Fire Department and works for Second Street Auto Sales in Ironton.

The wedding will be at 3 p.m. July 2 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ironton.

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