Smith and Gates will marry Aug. 27

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Leo and Linda Smith of St. Francis announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley, to Robert J. Gates, son of Toby and Victoria Gates of Coldwater, Mich.
Smith earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in public relations and master’s degree in communication from Western Kentucky University. She is a product marketing specialist at Emdeon in Nashville, Tenn.
Gates attended Pennsylvania State University’s Professional Golf Management Program. He is an assistant golf professional at Bowling Green Country Club and head girls’ golf coach at South Warren High School.
The wedding is set for 7 p.m. Aug. 27, 2011, at Maple Hill Manor, Springfield.