Bill-Millner Engagement

Stessie Anne Bill, daughter of Karen and Lloyd Bill of Ashland, Mo. and Brian Elliott Millner, son of Jean and Rick Millner of St. Louis, have announced their engagement.

She is the granddaughter of Shirley and Henry Kraus of St. Louis, Mo. and Naples, Fl. and the late Winifred and the late Donald Bill of St. Louis. He is the grandson of the late Phyllis and the late Alan Millner of St. Louis and the late Iris and the late Elmer Oventrop of St. Louis.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Southern Boone High School and Drake University, where she earned a degree in advertising, and St. Louis University, where she received her Juris Doctorate. She is currently an attorney with the law offices of Karen Kraus Bill in Columbia, Mo. and the law firm of Crowe & Shanahan in St. Louis.

Her fiancé is a graduate of Ladue Horton Watkins High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he earned his degree in psychology. He is currently a lobbyist for John Bargett & Associates in St. Louis.

The couple met when they were each attending a summer concert at the Missouri Botanical Garden and were introduced by mutual friends. Three years later, Brian surprised Stessie at the same concert series by proposing to her on stage in front of friends, family, and a multitude of cheering concert-goers..

An August, 2012 wedding is planned.