CHARLESTON -- Mr. and Mrs. Phil Ponder have announced the engagement of their daughter, Leia Elizabeth, to Benjamin Paul Milster, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Milster of St. Peters.
A 2001 graduate of Charleston High School, the future bride is completing a bachelor's degree in nuclear engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Baker Sr. of Charleston and Mr. and Mrs. P.J. Ponder Jr. of Sikeston.
The prospective bridegroom graduated in 2001 from Lutheran High School in St. Peters. He is completing a bachelor's degree in computer science and computer engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla. His grandparents are Mrs. Dorothy Knapp of St. Peters, Mrs. Irma Milster of St. Louis and the late Harry Knapp and Clyde Milster.
Plans are being finalized for a 3 p.m. ceremony Jan. 7, 2006, at First Baptist Church in Charleston.