Greg and Diana Shirley of Cynthiana, Ky., announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Lee Shirley, to Jonathan Louis Furnish, son of Linda B. Furnish of Cynthiana and the late George Michael Furnish.
Shirley is a 2010 graduate of Harrison County High School, where she was named Salutatorian. She is a student at the University of Kentucky and will graduate in May 2014 with a B.S. in Communications and a minor in Psychology. She will graduate again in May 2015 with a M.A. in Health Communication. She is employed in the department of Academic Enhancement at the University of Kentucky as a Student Program Coordinator. She is also the founder and head cheerleading coach of the Cynthiana Gems, an all-star cheerleading program in Cynthiana.
Furnish is a 2007 graduate of Harrison County High School. He also graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2012 with a B.A. in Media Arts and Studies. He is employed by Brian T. Canupp, PSC, Attorneys at Law, as an office manager.
Shirley is the granddaughter of Charles Grier and the late Barbara Grier, as well as Julius Shirley and the late Diana Jill Shirley.
Furnish is the grandson of Nancy Williams Furnish and the late Wilson B. Furnish, as well as the late Frank and Velma Banfield.
The wedding will take place on May 31, 2014 at St. Edward’s Catholic Church. Formal invitations will be sent.