Ted and Debbie Broyles join Curt and Janet Reed, all of McLeansboro, in announcing the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Yvonne Broyles to Derek Allen Kania.
Ashley is the granddaughter of the late Elon and Belle Broyles and the late Walden and Emma Dee Cross. She is a 1996 graduate of McLeansboro High School and a 2000 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a degree in economics. She was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority. A resident of Chicago, Ashley is a sales manager for VMware, Inc.
Derek is the son of Dennis Kania and Harvey and Karen Bunker all of Nashville. He is the grandson of Madalyn and the late Enoch Morris and Arlene and the late Marion Kania. Derek graduated in 1993 from Nashville Community High School and is a 1999 graduate of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale with a degree in marketing. Derek was a member of Delta Chi fraternity, as well as a member of the Illinois Army National Guard as a medical specialist from 1993 to 1999. Derek is currently a regional solutions manager for the Advanced Systems Group at SHI International, Inc. and resides in Chicago.
A May 2014 wedding is being planned in St. Louis.