Archive for Friday, May 29, 1998

RUBY RUTH MALOTT

May 29, 1998

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Services for Ruby Ruth Malott, 92, are pending at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence.

She died Wednesday, May 27, 1998, in Nacogdoches, Tex.

Mrs. Malott owned Malott's Hardware in Lawrence for many years.

DOROTHY R. SEGO

Private memorial services for Dorothy R. Sego, 76, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Mrs. Sego died Tuesday, May 26, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 13, 1921, in Concordia, the daughter of Wilbur and Maude Rader Rolph. She graduated from Atchison High School in 1938.

She moved to Lawrence in 1952 from Atchison and worked as a secretary to city manager Jim Wigglesworth. She worked as a secretary to the Dick, Odd and Skipper Williams family from the late 1950s until her death.

She married Aubry Sego in 1939. He died May 25, 1975.

Survivors include two sons, Jerry Sego, Chicago, and Tom Sego, Coronado, Calif.; her mother, Maude Rader Fikan, Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Jim Rolph, Weatherby Lake, Mo.; a sister, Flo Harrison, Memphis, Tenn.; and three grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Assn., and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

RUTH M. SCHUBERT

Mass of Christian Burial for Ruth M. Schubert, 81, Lawrence, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Lawrence. A scripture service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be held at a later date at Memorial Park Garden Mausoleum, Lawrence.

Mrs. Schubert died Monday, May 25, 1998, at her home.

She was born June 18, 1916, in Jefferson City, Mo., the daughter of Alphonse and Dayma Rice Overman. A longtime Lawrence resident, she founded the Jay Shoppe in Lawrence with her husband, where she worked as the bookkeeper and credit manager until her retirement in 1984.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, group No. 3 of the Altar Society at the church and a Lawrence bridge club.

She married James F. Schubert on Nov. 19, 1936, in Jefferson City, Mo. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Sue Wooldridge, Ames, Iowa, and Virginia Curran, Lawrence; a son, Richard J. Schubert, Lake Lotawana, Mo.; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn. and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

HULDAH ERHART

Services for Huldah Erhart, 89, Oskaloosa, will be held at 1:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence. Burial will follow in Spring Grove Cemetery, northwest of Oskaloosa.

Mrs. Erhart died Monday, May 25, 1998, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 27, 1908, in Harrison, Ark., the daughter of Walter and Lucy Smart Milum. She had lived in Oskaloosa from 1944 until she and her husband moved west of Lawrence in 1960. A homemaker, she had formerly worked for the Selective Service in Oskaloosa, and for the Supply Depot in Topeka.

She married James T. Erhart on June 5, 1930, in Lyndon. He died Jan. 27, 1985.

Survivors include a daughter, Joy Nichols, Carrollton, Tex.; a son, James Erhart, Lawrence; a brother, Frank Milum, Yakima, Wash.; a sister, Audrey Keeter, Harrison, Ark.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to the charity of the donor's choice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

LAIRD V. HAWLEY

Vassar -- Memorial services for Laird V. Hawley, 75, Baldwin, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Vassar United Methodist Church. Burial will be held at a later date in Wayne Cemetery, Lewis.

Mr. Hawley died Friday, May 22, 1998, at Olathe Medical Center, Olathe.

He was born July 16, 1922, in Belpre, the son of Frank and Olive Laird Hawley. He had lived in Baldwin for 10 years after moving from Neodesha.

He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Army Air Corps as a test pilot.

After the war, he returned to farming in central Kansas. In 1960 he began working in industrial sales, industrial management and agricultural equipment sales. He continued work in aviation after his retirement.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin, and attended the Vassar United Methodist Church.

He married Helen Curtis on June 10, 1944, in Lewis. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Scott, Staunton, Ill., and Kevin, Lecompton; a brother, Paul, Hutchinson; a sister, Loraine Ary, Hutchinson; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son.

The family suggests memorials to the Vassar United Methodist Church, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, which is in charge of arrangements.

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