Daniel and Sherry Patterson of Alliance are announcing the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Stacy Beth Patterson to Joshua Blake McInturff. He is the son of William and Christine McInturff of Wadsworth.
The bride-elect is a 2001 graduate of West Branch High School. She received an associate's and bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Kent State University and a master's degree in reading and literacy from Marygrove College. She is a third-grade teacher at Knox Elementary School in the West Branch Local School District.
Her fiance, a 2004 graduate of Wadsworth High School, received a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Muskingum University. He is employed at Portage County Job and Family Services as a social service worker.
The couple is planning an Oct. 11, 2014, wedding in Gatlinburg, Tenn. overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.