Wadsworth-Thiede vows to be exchanged June 15


Karen Wadsworth of Davenport and Ben Thiede of Eldridge are engaged to be married.

Karen is the daughter of Robert Wadsworth of Blue Grass, and Diana Wadsworth of Davenport. She graduated from St. Ambrose University with a bachelor’s degree in biology in 2010. She completed her dental hygiene degree in 2012 at Kirkwood Community College and works as a pediatric dental hygienist at Alex Brandtner’s Children’s Dentistry in Davenport. She also teaches dental assistants at Scott Community College as an adjunct faculty member.

Ben is the son of Burt and Jan Graham of Eldridge, and Rich and Pam Thiede of Moline, Ill. He graduated from North Scott High School in 2011 and is employed by the Scott County Secondary Roads Department.

The couple will be married in a 3:30 p.m. ceremony on June 15, 2019, at Olde St. Ann’s Church in Long Grove. A reception will follow at 5 p.m. at the Eldridge Community Center.