Obituaries

Brett Davis

Brett Davis, 33 passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Brett brought innumerable people joy and laughter during his lifetime. A native son of Lawrence, he graduated from Lawrence High School in 2005 and continued his secondary education at JCCC to become a Fireman/Paramedic. He was deeply ...

Lois McGovern

Memorial Mass for Lois McGovern will be held at 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 27th at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. prior to the service. warrenmcelwain.com

Timothy Birdsill

No public services are planned at this time for Timothy James 'Tim' Birdsill, 64, Lawrence, who passed away Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, surrounded by family. Online condolences at rumsey-yost.com

Margaret Bricke

Margaret "Hodgie" Bricke, former University of Kansas Assistant Vice Provost for International Programs, died Sunday, January 19, 2020 in her Lawrence, Kansas, home. She was 80.Dr. Bricke, who was known by all as "Hodgie," (a name she selected for herself as ...

Vera Redlin

Services are pending for Vera Redlin, 87, Eudora, and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Vera passed away Tues., Jan. 21st at her home. warrenmcelwain.com.

Stephen Fornelli

Stephen Alan Fornelli, 71, passed away at his home in Lawrence, Kansas, on January 5, 2020.Steve was born on May 10, 1948 in Columbus, KS, son of Anthony D. and Mattie (Patch) Fornelli. Steve moved with his family to Lawrence at age five. He attended schools in Lawrence, KS, graduating from ...

Bryan Hardman

Bryan Lewis Hardman, age 50, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2020. He is gone much too soon. Bryan truly was one of the good guys.He was born January 25, 1969 in Lawrence, Kansas, to Charles Hardman and Cynthia Parker.Bryan is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, ...

Jay Harker

Jay Norris Harker passed away at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on January 20.He filled 71 years with love and laughter, a beloved family man who will be remembered for his generosity, selflessness, work ethic, love for adventure and outdoors, and an ability to turn the mundane into a laugh and a ...

John Matthews

77, passed away Jan. 20 at home in Manhattan. Visitation will held at Swaim Funeral Chapel on Jan. 23, 2020 from 12-5 PM. Vigil following at 7 PM at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Lois McGovern

Memorial Mass for Lois McGovern will be held at 6 p.m. Mon., Jan. 27th at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. A Rosary will be recited at 5 p.m. prior to the service. warrenmcelwain.com

Henry Rylko

Memorial services for Henry Manfred Rylko, 73, Lawrence, will be 11 am, Saturday January 25, 2020, at St. John The Evangelist Catholic Church. rumsey-yost.com

Patricia Bailey

Born May 12, 1945 and passed away January 17, 2020. Pat lived in Topeka, KS with her husband Leland Bailey. She passed away unexpectedly but peacefully from complications of the flu and cancer.Services will be Saturday, January 25, 2020 at The First United Methodist Church 946 Vermont Lawrence, ...

Janice Criss-Doores

Services for Janice, 81, Lawrence will be held at 2 p.m. Fri., Jan. 24th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Visit. will be from 6 – 8 p.m. Thurs., Jan. 23rd at same location. warrenmcelwain.com

Rita Gruber

Rita G. Gruber, age 71, Eudora, Kansas passed away January 16, 2020 at KU Medical Center.Rita was born September 12, 1948 in Pavia Iloilo, Philippines. Rita immigrated to the United States and became a U.S Citizen. She is preceded by her husband of 20 years, John Gruber. She retired from ...

Jay Harker

Visitation for Jay, 71, Lawrence, will be from 4 - 6 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 25th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. A time of remembrance will begin at 4:30 p.m.. warrenmcelwain.com.

Laura Rice

51, of Lawrence, died Sunday, January 19, 2020. Cremation care is planned, Service scheduled at a later date. Memorials to autismspeaks.org. barnettfamilyfh.com

Henry Rylko

Services for Henry Manfred Rylko, 73, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He died Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. rumsey-yost.com

Elaine Wainscott

Elaine Marie Wainscott passed away in her sleep on January 18, 2020, in Lawrence, Kansas. Elaine was 72 years old, though she loved to tell people that she was only 29 (which did make for some awkward moments when her oldest son turned 50). She was born in McPherson, Kansas, on December 5, ...

Rexford Conroy

Rexford Eugene Conroy, 73, Tonganoxie, KS, passed away Tuesday January 14, 2020 at his home.A celebration of life will be held at a later time.

Richard Shaffer

Richard (Dick) Duane Shaffer, 77, of Lawrence, died January 14, 2020, at Brandon Woods Assisted Living from complications of Parkinson's Disease. He was born December 30, 1942, to Cecil Ray and Virginia Fuller Shaffer, in Wichita Falls, TX, where his father served in the Air Force. ...