Tom and Charlotte Hurley of Parkersburg announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathleen Marie "Katy" to John Randal "J.R." Sprouse, son of John and Delinda Sprouse of East Bank, W.Va.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the later Theresa and Oliver Stoops and the late Dorothea and George Hurley.
She is a 2007 graduate of Parkersburg Catholic High School and a 2013 graduate of West Virginia University at Morgantown with a bachelor's degree in multidiscplinary studies. She is continuing her studies at West Virginia University at Parkersburg.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Patricia and the late Rev. John Sprouse of East Bank, W.Va. and Edith and the late Clarence Shawver of East Bank, W.Va.
He is a 2007 graduate of Riverside High School and a 2012 graduate of West Virginia Univeristy at Morgantown with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. He is employed at Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in Parkersburg.
The open church wedding is planned for Oct. 12 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Parkersburg.