Shannon VerSteeg and Jared Stanton of Glendale, Arizona wish to announce their engagement and approaching marriage. Shannon is the daughter of Ray and Jenny VerSteeg and Jody and Delos Steward, all of Marshalltown. Jared is the son of Alan and Mona Stanton of Haverhill, and Julie Stanton of Marshalltown. Jared is also the grandson of Jerry and Carole Hadley of Dysart. Both Shannon and Jared are graduates of Marshalltown High School and Drake University. Shannon is currently a third grade teacher in Glendale, and Jared is in his second year of podiatry school at Midwestern University in Glendale. The wedding is planned for May 30, 2009, at the First Baptist Church in Marshalltown.