Archive for Saturday, August 1, 1998

HOMER EDWIN CHAPMAN JR.

August 1, 1998

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Services for Homer Edwin ``Ed'' Chapman Jr., 67, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation will follow.

Mr. Chapman died Thursday, July 30, 1998, in rural Lawrence.

He was born June 14, 1931, in Ottawa, the son of Homer Sr. and Enid Edmonds Chapman. He attended school in Ottawa and McLouth. He worked at Gregg Tire for 23 years and owned and operated Kennel Crest Country Club for Pets from August 1991 to April 1, 1998.

He was a Korean War veteran.

He was a member of Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of VFW, Lawrence.

He married Thelma Janice Tuttle. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Enid Chapman, Law-rence; two sons, Scott, Ottawa, and Bruce, Chapman; a daughter, Penny Kaub, Ottawa; two stepdaughters, Kathy Lawson, Lawrence, and Julia Lightner, North Berwick, Maine; and 11 grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home.

CHRISTIAN BERNEKING III

Private services for Christian Louis Berneking III, 86, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.

Mr. Berneking died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, in Lawrence.

He was born Nov. 23, 1911, in Trenton, Mo., the son of Christian and Mina Garner Berneking. He attended Kansas University and graduated from Auburn University in Auburn, Ala. He had graduate degrees from Auburn, Columbia University in New York City, and Emporia State University, where he received a master's in library science.

He was assistant to the dean of education at Auburn and taught history at Roselle (N.J.) High School and Lawrence High.

He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lawrence. He also served on the board of Westminister Fellowship and the Ecumenical Christian Ministries. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta, Phi Delta Kappa, University Club, the Gold Medal Club, and the Pony Express Council of Boy Scouts.

He married Carolyn Virginia Bailey in 1937. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, William, Wayzata, Minn., Christian IV, Evansville, Ind.; a daughter, Carolyn Kelleher, Willmar, Minn.; nine grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

The family suggests memorials to the Dr. William Bailey Memorial Award, Kansas University Medical Center, sent in care of the Kansas University Endowment Association.

Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

ENOCH E. WRIGHT

Eudora -- Services for Enoch E. Wright, 81, Eudora, will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Eudora United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, north of Oskaloosa.

Mr. Wright died Wednesday, July 29, 1998, at Stormont-Vail Regional Medical Center, Topeka.

He was born Dec. 29, 1916, in Akron, Colo., the son of Edgar and Laura Goodloe Wright. He attended Kansas University and was a former teacher and principal, working at Olive Brand Rural School and at schools in Easton and Winchester.

He was a Eudora resident since 1951 and worked as fire chief and captain of security for Hercules Inc. at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant until he retired in 1983.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

He was a member of the Eudora United Methodist Church; the Doric Masonic Lodge No. 83, Eudora; Scottish Rite Bodies of Lawrence; American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14, Lawrence; past president of Rock and Mineral Club, Lawrence; and was formerly active in Troop 64 of Boy Scouts, Eudora.

He married Helen Hawk on Dec. 30, 1938 in Laclede, Mo. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Emmett, Manhattan, and Don, Idaho Falls, Idaho; a brother, Omar, West Palm Beach, Fla.; a sister, Lola Stephens, Savannah, Mo.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to the Eudora United Methodist Church or to the Doric Masonic Lodge No. 83, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Law-rence.

SYLVIS YVONNE BYFORD

Kansas City, Kan. -- Services for Sylvis Yvonne Byford, 74, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City.

Mrs. Byford died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Gaines and Bessie Bancroft DeLaine. She was an artist and a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Charles Byford, Lansing; two daughters, Karen Sturtridge, Tonganoxie, and Nancy Henson, Columbia, Md.; two sisters, Jacquelin Thorpe, Lawrence, and Betty Gilliam, Valley Center, Calif.; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Dialysis Department.

Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie is in charge of arrangements.

BONNIE L. AURELI

Tonganoxie -- Services for Bonnie L. Clark Aureli, 71, Lawrence, will be held Monday at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Aureli died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Dec. 25, 1926, in Garden City, Mo., the daughter of William and Nellie Underwood. She retired in 1992 from the KU Printing Service, where she had been a wrapper in the shipping department.

Her first husband, Sam V. Clark, died Nov. 20, 1978. She later married John Aureli. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Jerry Clark, Eudora, and Joe Clark, Shawnee; two sisters, Myrtle Judd, Paola, and Veda Edmonds, Horton, Mo.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

MARY JO NASH

Tonganoxie -- Services for Mary Jo Nash, 58, Leavenworth, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Quisenberry Chapel, Tonganoxie. Cremation will follow.

Mrs. Nash died Thursday, July 30, 1998, at Baptist Memorial Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

She was born Nov. 11, 1939, in Leavenworth, the daughter of William and Eileen Bott VanTuyl. She had formerly owned the Green Lantern Cafe, Tonganoxie, and had worked as a stocker at Kmart in Leavenworth.

She was a member of the Tonganoxie school board and served 16 years on the Tonganoxie park board.

She married Bill W. Nash on Feb. 14, 1986, in Tonganoxie. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Lee Knudsen, Emporia; a stepson, Bill Nash Jr., Kansas City, Kan.; two daughters, Lisa Harkrader and Heather Shoemaker, both of Tonganoxie; a stepdaughter; Wendy Giron, Topeka; her mother, Eileen Bott, San Diego, Calif.; her stepmother, Florence VanTuyl, Lansing; three brothers, Steve Bott, San Diego, Calif., Jeff Bott, Kalispell, Mont., and Andy Bott, Seattle; a sister, Connie Flood, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and nine grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 pm. Monday at Quisenberry Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorials to Leavenworth County Special Olympics, sent in care of the funeral home, 604 E. Fourth, Tonganoxie 66086.

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