Archive for Sunday, March 23, 1997


March 23, 1997


Graveside services for Lois Overton Hendon, 89, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mrs. Hendon died Friday, March 21, 1997, at Colonial Manor in Lawrence.

She was born May 26, 1907, in Cornish, Okla., the daughter of Vernon and Etta Moore Williams.

She lived in Lawrence for many years before moving to Hiawatha. She returned to Lawrence in 1993. She was a retired homemaker.

She married John Hendon on July 7, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo. He died Nov. 20, 1975.

Survivors include two daughters, Loretta Walton, Pinckney, Mich., and Beverly Jean Ammel, Lawrence; a son, John, Belton, Mo.; five sisters, Thelma Merriman, Hiawatha, Sybil Morris, Hiawatha, Marie Carlson, Lawrence, Ann May, Hiawatha, and Mary Ushery, Everest; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may visit from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the charity of the donor's choice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

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