Archive for Sunday, March 23, 1997


March 23, 1997


Preston services

Services for Veva W. Preston, 93, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Preston died Tuesday, March 18, 1997, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

She was born Jan. 15, 1904, in Neosho County, the daughter of William and Estella Doon Wrestler.

She attended one-room rural schools in Neosho County. She graduated from Walnut High School in 1922 and received her life certificate from Pittsburg State University in 1926.

Mrs. Preston taught school in Neosho and Bourbon counties and Henryetta, Okla. She also was a substitute teacher for many years in Lawrence public schools.

Mrs. Preston was a life member of Adah Chapter No. 7 of Order of Eastern Star; and a member of West Side Presbyterian Church.

On May 30, 1926, she married Harold Sands Preston. He died Dec. 28, 1992. A daughter, Shirley Wolcott, died Dec. 25, 1994.

Survivors include two sons, Richard Preston, Holts Summit, Mo., and Robert Preston, Wichita; seven grandchildren; a stepgrandchild; and seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to service time today at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from noon until service time today.

The family suggests memorials to West Side Presbyterian Church.

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