David and Karen Skidmore of Elkins announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lynn Skidmore, to Matthew Thomas Ryan, son of Tom and Sandy Ryan and Brenda and Larry Smoot, both of Bunker Hill.
The bride-elect's grandparents are David and Janet Skidmore of Elkins and Lonis and Alice Shiflett of Elkins.
Her fiance's grandparents are Patricia Ryan of Belington and the late Tom Ryan Sr. and Louise Cross of Belington and the late Bernard Cross.
MATTHEW RYAN AND ASHLEY SKIDMORE
The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Elkins High School. She received an associate degree in applied science from Fairmont State University in May 2008 and is employed at Elkins Physical Therapy Services where she works as a licensed physical therapist assistant.
Her fiance is a 1998 graduate of Musselman High School. He moved back to his hometown of Belington in 2001 and has been employed by Ryan's Repair for the last eight years where he works as a mechanic. He also works for Barbour County Board of Education as a substitute bus driver and is a volunteer firefighter for Belington Fire Department.
The couple, along with their son, Gunner Matthew Ryan, resides at 200 West Virginia Ave. Belington.
The wedding is set for Aug. 29 at the First Baptist Church in Elkins. A reception will follow at Orchard Hall.