Adkins and Gourde announce engagement, Oct. 3 ceremony

Jillian Adkins, daughter of Jim and Terry Rooney of Oakville, and Geoff Gourde, son of Don and Shari Gourde of Kirkwood, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

Adkins is a 2000 graduate of Oakville Senior High School and a 2003 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. She is employed by Colliers, Turley, Martin, Tucker as a manager in portfolio administration.

Her fiancé, Gourde, is a 1998 graduate of Kirkwood High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in paper science and engineering from Miami of Ohio University. He is employed by Sensient Technologies as a technical representative.

The couple plan an Oct. 3 wedding at Chandler Hill Vineyards in Defiance.