Patience Marie Stevens and Joseph Ryan Akers are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
Patience is the daughter of Cindy Williams and Darrick Venoy. She graduated from Cabell Midland High School and is attending Marshall University majoring in Secondary Education. She is employed by Soma Intimates.
Ryan is the son of Joe and Cheryl Akers. He graduated from Chesapeake High School and is employed by Akers Paving.
The wedding will be held at Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church, Huntington, on Sept. 21, 2013.
The couple plans to reside in Chesapeake, Ohio.