CHARLESTON, Mo. — James and Daphne Thomas of Charleston have announced the engagement of their daughter, Haley Anne, to Dylan Kevin Essner, son of Kevin and Gwen Essner of Cape Girardeau.
A 2019 graduate of Southeast Missouri University with a Bachelor of Science, the future bride currently is a third-year student at St. Louis University School of Law and plans to graduate in May. She is the granddaughter of Linda Thomas of East Prairie, and the late Jimmy Thomas, Mary Rita (Scheffer) Mashburn and David Bruce Wilson.
The prospective groom graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science from Southeast Missouri University. He is the grandson of Richard and Rebecca Essner of Cape Girardeau and Chalmer and Dolores Berkbuegler of Perryville.
A March 27 wedding ceremony is scheduled at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in St. Louis.