Archive for Friday, May 25, 2001

Lind services

May 25, 2001


Services for Rita K. Lind, 57, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute.

Mrs. Lind died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, at her home.

She was born Sept. 29, 1943, in Hillsboro, the daughter of Edwin P. and Iona V. (Wahl) Suderman.

She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Texas Christian University in 1964 and a master's degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1970.

Mrs. Lind taught for more than 31 years, including 16 in the Lawrence school district in the following capacities: Title I reading coordinator, Chapter I reading coordinator, Chapter I director and coordinator of Indian education, Title I director of Johnson O'Malley Indian Education Program, instructional skills and curriculum coordinator, supervisor for Lawrence public schools language arts coordination K-12 and K-6. She had worked in Kennedy, Broken Arrow and New York elementary schools. She also had worked for the Kansas State Department of Education, Topeka.

Mrs. Lind was a member of Kansas National Education Assn.; Lawrence Education Assn.; International Reading Assn.; Lawrence Reading Assn.; Phi Delta Kappa and Delta Kappa Gamma professional education associations; and Pi Beta Phi social sorority. She also was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

She married Richard W. Lind on March 11, 1976, in Liberty, Mo. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Lauri Scrivner, Ardmore, Okla.; two sons, Richard W. Lind, Newton, and Paul M. Lind, Littleton, Colo.; her parents, Shell Knob, Mo.; a sister, Sheryl L. Davis, Liberty, Mo.; and seven grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, where the family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County or the Rita Lind Memorial Fund at the Lawrence school district, sent in care of the mortuary.

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