The couple was married Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004, due to the bridegroom's service as a convoy escort with the U.S. Army Reserve as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Parents of the couple are Marvin and Lucille Stone of Kearney and Roger and Rose Nelms of McCook.
The bride is a 1996 graduate of Kearney High School. She received a bachelor's degree in dietetics from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2000 and a master's degree in nutrition from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Okla., in 2001. She is a clinical nutrition specialist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
The bridegroom is a 1995 graduate of McCook High School. He earned an associate's degree in applied science from McCook Community College in 1997 and attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. He is a student at Johnson County College in Overland Park, Kan.