Jones is a 2004 graduate of Egyptian High School in Tamms, Ill. She attended Shawnee Community College, and expects to graduate in May from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelor of science degree in health management. She is a group fitness instructor at the university's Student Recreation Center.
Swoboda is a 1999 graduate of Central High School. He received a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice from Southeast. He is a police officer with Cape Girardeau Police Department, and is a lieutenant in Missouri National Guard with the 1137th Military Police Co.
A July 11 wedding is planned at Centenary United Methodist Church.