SIKESTON, Mo. -- Wade and Ileasher Rucker of Sikeston announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Rucker, to Roman Smith. He is the son of Gaynell Mcgull-Smith of St. Louis.
Rucker is a 1998 graduate of Sikeston High School, and received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2002. She is a registered nurse at the Lutheran Home.
Smith expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Southeast this fall. He is employed at Best Buy.
An Aug. 23 wedding is planned at Sikeston City Park.