Leah N. Maxey and Ryan Z. Sparrow

Leah Nicole Maxey of Huntingburg became the bride of Ryan Zachary Sparrow, also of Huntingburg, in a 2:30 p.m. ceremony Saturday, March 16, 2013, in St. Henry Catholic Church, St. Henry. Father Damian Schmelz, OSB, officiated.

Parents of the bride are Jack and Paula Maxey of Huntingburg. The bridegroom is the son of Kent Sparrow of Huntingburg and Vicki Veatch of Dale.

Organist Judy Klueh of Ferdinand accompanied Lauren Ellis of Indianapolis as she sang for the ceremony.

Mr. Maxey gave his daughter in marriage. Jill Maxey of Evansville was maid of honor for her sister. Also attending the bride were Tiffany Maxey of Huntingburg, sister-in-law of the bride; Laura Buening of Murfreesboro, Tenn., cousin of the bride; and Abbie Fischer and Anna Steckler of Huntingburg and Kelsey Erny of Ireland, friends of the bride.

Matthew Sparrow, Henderson, Ky., brother of the bridegroom, was best man. Groomsmen were Jay Maxey, Huntingburg, brother of the bride, and Chad Houchin of Orlando, Fla., Reid Duncan and Nick Sherman of Huntingburg and Dave Harlen of Evansville, friends of the bridegroom. Ushers were Matthew Noblitt, Evansville, friend of the couple, and Jared Sparrow, Huntingburg, uncle of the bridegroom.

A reception followed at the Huntingburg Event Center.

The couple is residing in Henderson, Ky., after a wedding trip to Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The bride is a 2008 graduate of Southridge High School, Huntingburg, and received a Bachelor of Science in nutrition and wellness from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, in 2012. She is a microbiology lab technician at Mead Johnson Nutrition in Evansville. Mr. Sparrow, a 2006 Southridge High School graduate, received a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from the University of Southern Indiana in 2010. He is a first-grade teacher at Francisco Elementary School in Francisco.

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