Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 1997


November 12, 1997


— Services for Floyd M. Sawyer, 92, Baldwin, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.

Mr. Sawyer died Monday, Nov. 10, 1997, at the Baldwin Care Center.

He was born April 28, 1905, near Edgerton, the son of Frederick and Lola Montase Kennedy Sawyer.

He attended rural schools and Edgerton High School.

He farmed on his family land near Edgerton until 1941. He later worked at local elevators and operated a livestock trucking company until 1944. He owned and operated a hardware store in Louisburg from 1960 to 1965. In 1965, he moved to Baldwin, where he worked in the maintenance department at Baker University. He also worked as a caretaker and sexton for the Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin and for Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Baldwin. He was a former member of the United Methodist Men in Louisburg and former Sunday school class superintendent at the Presbyterian Church in Edgerton and the Methodist churches in Louisburg and Edgerton.

He married Zula Loretta Larrick on Oct. 1, 1924, in Ottawa. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Junadah Admire, Kerrville, Tex., and Dollie Jean Moore, Baldwin; three sons, Donald, Baldwin, Howard, St. Paul, Kan., and Leon, Lawrence; three brothers, Harold Sawyer, Wellsville, Dale Sawyer, Gardner, and LaVern Sawyer, Edgerton; two sisters, Lucille Knabe, Hiawatha, and Nadine Larrick, Wellsville; 22 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Robert Edward DeMersseman Jr., and two great-grandsons, Patrick Wayne Zachary and Nicholas Dale Moore.

Friends may call after 12:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin Care Center and may be sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin 66006.

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