Drs. Mark and Diane Watkins of Parsons are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Blair Watkins, to Ryan Lowry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Brian Lowry of Fort Scott. Blair is the granddaughter of Dr. Lesta Swender of Chanute and the late Herbert Swender, as well as the late Ralph and Laura Watkins of Erie. Ryan is the grandson of Irene Lowry of Fort Scott and the late Richard Lowry; Mary Lynn and Jerry Stevenson of Fort Smith, Arkansas; and Bob and Donna Munden of Pittsburg.
Blair, a graduate of Chanute High School, Neosho County Community College, Kansas State University and Washburn University, is a registered nurse at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka and is a doctoral nurse practitioner student at Washburn University.
Ryan is a graduate of Fort Scott High School and Washburn University and is an optician/lab technician at The Spectacle in Topeka.
A May 19 wedding is planned at Camp Tawakoni near Augusta.