SIKESTON -- Mrs. Robert N. Pennington has announced the engagement of her daughter, Tonia Renee', to John William Pillers, son of Patricia A. Pillers of Sparta, Ill., and William D. Pillers of Baldwin, Ill. The future bride is also the daughter of the late Robert N. Pennington.
A graduate of Sikeston Senior High School, Ms. Pennington received a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in 1990 and was employed as a reporter at the Standard Democrat newspaper for 12 years. In 2003, she left the newspaper to attend Southeast Missouri State University where she is pursuing an education degree in early childhood.
Pillers graduated from Sparta High School and received a Bachelor of Science in mass communication from Southeast Missouri State University in 1989. He was employed by the Standard Democrat for 13 years and is presently a copy editor at the Southeast Missourian newspaper in Cape Girardeau.
The couple is planning a March 13 wedding.