Published 12:00 am Sunday, May 29, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. William Jeffrey Keating, of Ironton, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming wedding of their daughter, Valerie Jo Keating, to Jeffrey Thomas Jenkins.

Jeffrey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Jenkins of Ironton.

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Valerie is the granddaughter of Jack and Clara Rowe and Bill and Vianna Keating, all of Ironton. Jeffrey is the grandson of Thomas Osborne and the late Faye Osborne and Frances Jenkins and the late Okie Jenkins, all of Ironton.

The bride-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Ironton High School, a 2009 graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a degree in elementary education and a degree in learning and behavior disorders/special education. Valerie is currently employed as a special education teacher at Southgate Independent School in Southgate, Ky.

The groom-elect is a 2005 graduate of Rock High School and a 2009 graduate of Marshall University with a degree in chemistry and a degree in biomedical science. Jeffrey is currently attending the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine and will graduate May 2013.

A church wedding will be held at 4:30 p.m. on June 18, 2011, at Central Christian Church. A reception will follow at the Elks Club in Ironton. Invitations will be sent.