SIKESTON -- Gary and Mary Howard have announced the engagement of their daughter, Jami Rene, to Timothy G. Coppage Jr., son of Tim and Krisy Coppage of Matthews.
A 2001 graduate of Sikeston High School, the future bride graduated cum laude in 2005 from Southeast Missouri State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She is employed by Sikeston R-6 Public Schools. Her grandparents are the late Clodean and Clint Hensley Sr. and the late Imogene and Roy Howard.
The prospective bridegroom is a 1999 graduate of New Madrid County Central High School and a 2002 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in agribusiness. He works at Cargill AgHorizons in Sikeston. He is the grandson of Peter and Mary Myers and Shirley Coppage, all of Sikeston, and the late Phillip Coppage.
Plans are being finalized for an April 8 wedding at Tanner Street Church of God in Sikeston.