Archive for Tuesday, November 14, 1995


November 14, 1995


Services for Richard "Dick" Lynch, 70, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Warren-McElwain Chapel with the Rev. Charles Gilmore officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, with military graveside services conducted by Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion.

Mr. Lynch died Monday, Nov. 13, 1995, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 31, 1925, in Ness County, the son of Nathan H. and Marie Laas Lynch.

He graduated from Ness City High School. He served in Europe during World War II and in the U.S. Navy as a sailor on several destroyers in the Pacific during World War II and the Korean War. He farmed for two years. He received a degree in geology in 1957 from Kansas University and worked as a geophysicist for several years. He also worked on various engineering prospects for Phillips Petroleum and Northern Natural Gas. He owned and managed a real estate and rental business in Midwest City, Okla., from 1969 until 1976, when he moved the business to Lawrence.

Mr. Lynch was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Acacia Lodge No. 9, Scottish Rite, Abdallah Shrine Temple, Abdallah Oriental Band, Kansas City St. Andrew Society, Lawrence Shrine Club, Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion, Alfred Clarke Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Landlords of Lawrence, Lawrence Board of Realtors, KU Alumni Association and KU's Williams Fund.

He married Marilyn Jean Leatherman on April 4, 1959, in Houston. She survives at the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lynch Arnold, Wichita; his mother, Marie Lynch, Lawrence; two sisters, Nathaleen Bamber, Lawrence, and Myrna Brown, Potolla Valley, Calif.; and a granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Merrie Lynn Lynch, on Sept. 16, 1993.

Friends may call from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will meet with friends.

The family suggests memorials to the Abdallah Crippled Children Transportation Fund or the Center for Basic Cancer Research at Kansas State University. They may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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