Mr. and Mrs. Glen Turner of Walnut are announcing the engagement and approaching marriage of Rebecca Anne Payne Roskens to Dr. Benjamin Isaac Shepherd, both of Walnut.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Pamela Turner and the late Jeffery Payne. She is a graduate of Bradley University in Peoria and has been employed as a substitute elementary teacher for Bureau Valley and Princeville school districts.
Her fiancé is the son of Susan Atchley of Sterling and Dan Shepherd of Dixon. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Urbana and the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford. He is employed as a family physician and psychiatrist for KSB Hospital.
The couple will be married Oct. 19.