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August 10, 2003


Visitation for Margaret L. Laptad, 87, Lawrence, will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Mrs. Laptad died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2003, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.

She donated her body to the Kansas University Medical School. Inurnment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery later.

She was born April 21, 1916, in Lawrence, the daughter of James E. and Pearl (Liggett) Messer.

Mrs. Laptad had worked part-time at Weaver's Department Store. She moved to the Laptad Farm after her marriage and lived there until her recent illness.

She married Max Laptad on Sept. 30, 1936. He died Feb. 16, 1995.

Survivors include two sons, Alan Laptad, Las Vegas, and Joseph Lee Laptad, Colorado Springs, Colo.; a daughter, Jane Laptad, Lawrence; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County, Habitat for Humanity or KANU-FM, sent in care of the funeral home.

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