The engagement of Kendra Purser and Nathan Cornwell, both of Valley Park, Mo., has been announced by her parents, Ken and Barb Purser of 1410 Breckenridge Drive. Mr. Cornwell is a son and stepson of Mary Yates and Scott Yates of Quincy, and the late Pat Cornwell and Maryann Cornwell of Quincy.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of Quincy High School and a 2009 graduate of Maryville University with a degree in accounting. She is a sales accountant.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Unity High School and a 2010 graduate of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville with a degree in marketing. He is an IT recruiter.
The couple will be married Aug. 24 in the Holiday Inn East.