Paula Lynn Duersch 1950 - 2005 Lawrence
Paula Lynn Duersch, 55, Lawrence, died Tuesday, April 12, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Cremation is planned.She was born Jan. 1, 1950, in Concordia, the daughter of Paul Burton and Irma Geraldine Strickland Eaton. She was raised in Concordia and moved to Lawrence in 1965.Mrs. Duersch worked at Samaritan Lodge as a medication aide and dietary manager from 1966 to 1990. She also worked at Wal-Mart from 1992 to 2002 in sales.She married Walter Leroy Howard in 1968. They divorced. She married Charles Arthur Rockhold on Jan. 5, 1998. He died in November 1998. She married David Jerry Duersch on Dec. 31, 2000. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include two daughters, Jacinda Henry, Waterville, and Charlea Rockhold, Lawrence; four stepdaughters, Yvonne Rapp, Lawrence, Pat Argueta, Lawrence, Kay Strout, Lawrence, and Jeri Reardo, Overland Park; two stepsons, David Duersch, Winchester, Va., and Art Rockhold, Valley Falls; three brothers, Ben Eaton, Topeka, Terry Eaton, Olathe, and Tom Eaton, Osborne; a sister, Linda Yingling, Beebe, Ark.; six grandchildren; and eight stepgrandchildren.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.