Greg and Brenda Smith of Valley Bend announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jessica Danielle, to Jason Michael Ely of Fairmont.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Nina Lindsay of Valley Bend and Irene Smith of Beverly and the late Ray Smith. She is a 2003 graduate of Tygarts Valley High School and 2008 graduate of Fairmont State University with a bachelor's degree in education concentrated in chemistry and general science. She is employed by the Marion County school system as a chemistry teacher at East Fairmont High School. She is pursuing a master's degree in science curriculum and instruction at West Virginia University.
Her fiance is the son of Gary and Cindy Ely and the grandson of Katherine Ely of Fairmont and the late Robert Ely, and John and Betty Henderson of Fairmont. He is a 2002 graduate of East Fairmont High School and a 2008 graduate of Fairmont State University with a bachelor's degree in biology. He is employed by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection as an environmental inspector. He is pursuing a master's degree in environmental policy and management.
JESSICA SMITH AND MICHAEL ELY
The wedding is planned for Sept. 25.