Staci Smithson of Altamont and Obie Farmer Jr. of New Baden have announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
The future bride is the daughter of Darin and Stephanie Smithson of Bedford, Ind., and Lisa Jones of Altamont. Grandparents are Carol Chatham of Brownstown, the late Earl Jones, and Joe and Ruth Smithson of Farina.
She is a 2004 graduate of Brownstown High School and a 2010 graduate of Blackburn College with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. She is currently employed as a substitute teacher in the Bond, Fayette and Effingham counties schools and at Los Amigos in Vandalia.
The future groom is the son of Obie and Kelley Farmer of New Baden. Grandparents are Viola Jansen of New Baden, the late Clemens Jansen, Delna Farmer of Danville and the late Obey Ray Farmer.
He is a 2007 graduate of Wesclin High School. He is to graduate from Blackburn College in December 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He is currently employed by Blackburn College.
The couple are planning a June 11 wedding at First Church of God in Vandalia. A reception will follow at the American Legion Home.