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DaVatz services

April 6, 2001

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Services for James Monroe DaVatz, 77, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mr. DaVatz died Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at his home.

He was born July 15, 1923, in Iola, the son of Christian R. and Lois Rowden DaVatz. He moved to Lawrence in 1951.

Mr. DaVatz was employed by the Lawrence Journal-World as a printer for 37 years, from 1951 until his retirement in 1988.

He was a member of the Kansas Association of the Deaf and the National Association of the Deaf, the Greater Kansas City Association of the Deaf, the Olathe Club for the Deaf and the Topeka Club for the Deaf. He was also a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Lawrence.

He married Dollie E. Smith June 18, 1950. She died Feb. 5, 1976. He then married Helen Stutheit; they later divorced.

Survivors include three daughters, Judy E. Stone and Peggy Edgerton, Lawrence, and Susan Nichols, Mulino, Ore.; two sons, Terry D. DaVatz and Mark I. DaVatz, Lawrence; and eight grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will greet them from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Assn., sent in care of the mortuary.

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