Brandon Maberry and Katie Blankenship are happy to announce their engagement.
Brandon is the son of Ed and Shelley Maberry of Belleville and the late Phyllis Maberry of New Memphis. He is the nephew of Kent and Jane Uhles of Okawville. Brandon is a 2006 graduate of Althoff Catholic High School. He is a 2009 graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and sociology. Brandon is employed by the East Carondelet Police Department and Memorial Hospital.
Katie is the daughter of Mike Blankenship and Mike and Shari Shannon of Mt. Vernon. She is a 2006 graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School. She received a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and sciences in 2010 and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology in 2012, both from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Katie is employed by Carlyle Grade School and RehabCare as a speech-language pathologist.
A wedding is planned for Sept. 27 in New Baden.