Mark and  Mary Schiefelbein, Pittsburg, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Karen Marie, to James Simone.

Mark and  Mary Schiefelbein, Pittsburg, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Karen Marie, to James Simone. He is the son of Ronald and Marcia Simone, Batavia, Illinois. Karen is a 1995 graduate of St. Mary’s-Colgan High School. She graduated from Pittsburg State University in 1999 and is employed with Skills Unlimited, Inc. in Joplin. Jim is a 1989 graduate of St. Charles High School. He graduated in 1996 from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and is employed with Cytocheck Laboratories in Parsons. The wedding will take place on May 2, 2009 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.