Elizabeth Lerch and John Williams announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Jeanne Lerch of Marion, and the late Harel Lerch Sr.
The prospective groom is the son of Leanne Ragland-Williams. His father and stepmother are David and Beth Williams of West Frankfort.
Miss Lerch is a graduate of Marion High School and Southern Illinois University. She is a medical support assistant for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Mr. Williams is a graduate of Carterville High School, John A. Logan College and SIU. He is a computer technologist for Clearwave Communications.
An April 30, 2016, wedding is planned at Bella T. Winery in Creal Springs.