Archive for Tuesday, November 10, 1998


November 10, 1998


Services for Pauline Jones Pilkington, 94, Lawrence, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at First Christian Church, Lawrence. Graveside services will be held at noon Thursday at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Howard.

Mrs. Pilkington died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at her home.

She was born May 24, 1904, in Troy City, Ind., the daughter of Ira D. and Gertie Mae Schaeffer Jones. She had lived in Lawrence since moving from Beaver, Okla., in 1968. She was a 1926 graduate of the Winfield Hospital School of Nursing.

Mrs. Pilkington retired as a registered nurse in 1968.

She was a member of First Christian Church and its Christian Women's Fellowship and Bethany Sunday school class; Pleasant Valley Extension Homemakers Unit; and Order of the Eastern Star.

She married John R. Pilkington on Dec. 18, 1932, in Greenwich. He died Oct. 28, 1973.

Survivors include three sons, Dwain Pilkington, Raleigh, N.C., John R. Pilkington, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and James Pilkington, Ouray, Colo.; a sister, Alice Goodnight, Howard; and five grandchildren.

The family will meet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. There will also be a gathering of friends and family following the services at the church until 5:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorials to First Christian Church Building Fund or the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the mortuary.


A memorial service for Sian Hu, 75, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Cremation is planned.

Mrs. Hu died Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

She was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Wushing, Zhejiang Province, China, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Tang.

Mrs. Hu was a homemaker.

She married C.C. Hu in 1938 in Jiangsu Province, China. He died in 1991.

Survivors include two sons, Chi-Hsiung Hu, Los Angeles, and Ta-Pong Hu, Taipei, Taiwan; three daughters, Theresa Yi-Wan Hu, New York, Yi-Hsien Hu, Lawrence, and Yi-Ting Hu, Lawrence; and six grandchildren.


Services for Juanita M. (Fox) Brown, 77, Lawrence, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Brown died Sunday, Nov. 8, 1998, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Leavenworth.

She was born Sept. 19, 1921, in Chicago, the daughter of Robert Claude and Joy Coombes.

She attended college in Chicago, and joined the U.S. Coast Guard in St. Louis during World War II.

Mrs. Brown worked in the Kansas University registrar's office and for the KU Endowment Association in the late 1950s and '60s. She was a member of the American Legion.

She married Dillard Fox on May 15, 1946. He died Dec. 11, 1965. She married C.O. "Buzz" Brown in 1967. He died later that year.

A son, Bob Fox, died on May 11, 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Carol "Jeanne" Patterson, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, where family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Private services for Alice Bernita Wang, 71, Lawrence, will be held at a later date.

Mrs. Wang died Monday, Nov. 9, 1998, at her home.

She was born on Aug. 14, 1927, in London Mills, Ill., the daughter of Edwin and Belva Blanford Ulm. She was a graduate of London Mills High School and the College of Swedish Massage.

Mrs. Wang attended West Side Presbyterian Church in Lawrence.

She married Kenneth Nien Wang on June 10, 1953, in Springfield, Ill. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Elaine Wade, Lawrence; Belva Lawton, Boise, Idaho, and Eva McClure, Fort Worth, Tex.; a brother, Albert Ulm, Quincy, Ill.; two sisters, Arleta Butcher, Macomb, Ill., and Florabelle Liu, Skokie, Ill.; and seven grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, which is handling arrangements.

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