Archive for Thursday, August 28, 2003

Gunn services

August 28, 2003


Services for Ewing J. Gunn, 82, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Mustard Seed Fellowship. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with military graveside services by Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Gunn died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Elvins, Mo., the son of Ewing and Neva Davenport Gunn.

Mr. Gunn served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked for Jim Clark Motors for 19 years and retired as a service manager. He was recently a driver and monitor for Laidlaw Transit Co.

He was past commander of the VFW post, past chaplain of Disabled American Veterans and a member of Mustard Seed Fellowship. He followed youth baseball in the Lawrence area during the 1980s and '90s and often served as team chaplain. He had owned and operated Gunn's Tune Up & Speed Shop in the 1960s and was active in race car competition. He was known in the drag racing world as "The Legend."

He married Norma Connett on July 3, 1954, in Perry. She survives, of the home.

Other survivors include four daughters, Jane Triplett, Lecompton, Denise Stauffer and Sandy Coulter, both of Lawrence, and Cleta Henick, Tonganoxie; two sons, Ewing Duane and Foister Miracle, both of Lawrence; a half brother, Charles Ketchum, Tonganoxie; a half sister, Neva Foster, Callahan, Fla.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

The family suggests memorials to the Ewing Gunn Memorial Fund, sent in care of the mortuary.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: Gunn.

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