The engagement of Michelle Lynn O'Brien and Benjamin Wayne Heins, both of Kansas City, Mo., has been announced by their parents.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Vernon and Dee O'Brien of Durham, Mo. She graduated from Highland High School in 2000 and from the University of Illinois in 2004 with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Miss O'Brien will graduate in May from the University of Central Missouri with a master of science degree in communication science disorders.
The prospective bridegroom is a son of Bruce and Roberta Heins of Marceline, Mo. He graduated from Liberty (Mo.) High School in 2002 and from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2006 with a bachelor of science degree in civil and environmental engineering. Mr. Heins is a project engineer at Lutjen in North Kansas City, Mo.
An Oct. 26 wedding is planned in Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing, Mo.