Archive for Saturday, October 26, 1996


October 26, 1996


— Graveside services for John E. Harrell, 77, Lecompton, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Maple Grove Cemetery, Lecompton. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 14.

Mr. Harrell died Thursday, Oct. 24, 1996, at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Topeka.

He was born Feb. 17, 1919, in Lawrence, the son of James M. and Edith Willey Harrell. He grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School. Mr. Harrell served in the Army during World War II in the Pacific Theater. He later worked as a glazier and retired in 1981.

His hobbies included bowling, golfing and traveling.

Mr. Harrell was a life member of the Lecompton Historical Society, International Brotherhood of Painters and Allied Trades Local Union No. 558 of Kansas City, Mo., Lecompton United Methodist Church, was a member of Lecompton Masonic Lodge No. 420 A.F. & A.M. (Past Master), Mount Oread Aeries No. 309, Retired Eagles Activity Club, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 852 and the American Legion Post No. 14.

Mr. Harrell was also a past charter member of the Jayhawk Fire Brigade of Abdallah Shrine, past director of the State of Kansas Bowling Board, past secretary of Lawrence Men's Bowling Assn. and held numerous civic positions in Lecompton.

Mr. Harrell married Geraldine Holloway Nov. 20, 1971, in Lecompton. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, John Jr. and David, both of Boston; a daughter, Judith Pinegar, Lawrence; three stepdaughters, Evelyn Wingert, Sherry Michael and Georgia Freeman, all of Lawrence; a stepson, Lawrence G. Anderson; a brother, James M. Jr., Lawrence; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lecompton United Methodist Church in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, which is handling arrangements.

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