Ashley is the daughter of Gary and Terry Temples of Dexter. She is the granddaughter of James and Ines Black of Poplar Bluff and the late Norris and Lucille Temples of Dudley. Ashley is a 2001 graduate of Dexter High School and a 2005 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is currently employed with the Bloomfield School District as a first grade teacher.
Matt is the son of Betty Watkins and the late Rick Watkins of Dexter and Paul and Denise Schuerenberg of Poplar Bluff. He is the grandson of Paul and Berneice Schuerenberg of Gray Ridge and Robert and Janet Tanner of Petaluma, Calif. Matt is a 2002 graduate of Dexter High School and is currently employed with JH Hunter Farms.
The couple has planned a private wedding on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009. That evening a reception will be held where all friends and family are invited to attend.