John and Carol Sue Hobbs, of Newton, Kansas, announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Ruth Hobbs of New Haven, Missouri, to John Russell Clay of University City, Missouri. He is the son of Stanley and Leslie Clay of Columbia, Missouri.
Elizabeth Hobbs has a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master's of arts in education from Truman State University. She is employed by the school district in Washington, Missouri, as a high school science teacher.
John Clay has a bachelor’s degree in English from Truman State University and master’s degree in East Asian studies from Washington University in St. Louis. He is employed by the Saint Louis University Medical School as the medical clerkship coordinator for the obstetrics gynecology and women's health department.
The couple are planning a May 24, 2015, wedding at Peace Lutheran Church in Washington, Missouri.