The engagement and upcoming marriage of Stacy Louann Howard and Benny Allen Estep, both of Washington State, are being announced by the bride-elect’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rusty Howard of Warren Township.

Parents of the groom-elect are David Williams of West Virginia and the late Melinda Estep.

Miss Howard is a 2006 graduate of Labrae High School and holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Tiffin University. She is serving in the U.S. Navy as a petty officer.

Mr. Estep is a 2003 graduate of Valley High School in West Virginia, and is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is also serving in the Navy as a petty officer.

The couple will be united in marriage during a private wedding ceremony to be held May 18, 2013. Invitations will be issued for the reception to be held at Sorrento’s Banquet Hall in Warren.