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Willis and Murphy

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. – Announcement has been made of the engagement of Lauren McCartney Willis of Powder Springs, Ga., and Ryan James Murphy of Crystal Lake.

She is the daughter of Mike and Judy Willis of Powder Springs, Ga. He is the son of Bob and Kerri Murphy of Crystal Lake.

The bride-to-be is a 2008 graduate of McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Ga., and a 2013 graduate of Illinois State University in Normal with a bachelor’s degree in music therapy and clarinet performance. She is serving an internship at NorthShore University.

Her fiancé is a 2008 graduate of Prairie Ridge High School in Crystal Lake and a 2013 graduate of Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in music education. He is a student teacher.

They have plans for a July wedding.

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