Octavia Shaffer and Joshua Tickner are announcing their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Deborah Penn of Maryville. She is a graduate of Collinsville High School. Octavia is pursuing a degree in computer science from Saint Louis University and is employed as lab associate at Alton Memorial Hospital.
The groom-elect is the son of Mike and Mary Ann Tickner of Godfrey. He is a graduate of Alton High School, Lewis and Clark Community College and Southwestern Illinois College. Joshua is a medical lab technician at Alton Memorial Hospital.
The couple is planning an Oct. 16, 2015, wedding at Julia’s Banquet Center.