Johnny Schales of Ash Flat and Leta Montgomery of Mammoth Spring are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Joni Kristen, to John Michael Stephenson, son of Mike and Patti Stephenson of Lee's Summit, Mo., on April 26, at Marlsgate Plantation in Scott, Ark.
Joni is the granddaughter of the late Fred and the late Lima Schales of Ash Flat and Goldie Montgomery of Gassville and the late Price Montgomery.
John is the grandson of the late Shan and Jane Stephenson of Dewitt and the late Ed and the late Pearl Whitson of Ozark.
Joni is a 1997 graduate of Highland High School and a 2003 graduate of Arkansas State University. She is employed as a Nursing Recruitment Coordinator for Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock.
John is a 1999 graduate of Tri-City High School, a 2003 graduate of Bob Jones University and a 2007 graduate of the University Of Arkansas College Of Medicine at UAMS. He is currently a resident in Orthopedic Surgery at UAMS in Little Rock.
After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Maumelle. Invitations will be sent.