Obituaries

Obituaries

Virginia Evelyn Dwyer 1937 - 2005 Lawrence

Services for Virginia Evelyn Dwyer, 68, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Inurnment will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Dwyer died Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2005, at her home.She was born June 2, 1937, in Denver, the daughter of Jay F. and Josephine Beckner Drake. She moved to Lawrence in 1941. She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1956 and attended Bethany College in Lindsborg.Mrs. Dwyer worked at Drake's Bakery, Kansas University, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and Weavers Department Store as a bookkeeper for many years.She was involved in the Jayhawk 4-H Club, including service as a project leader, and Douglas County Free Fair. She was a member of Grant Community Club, Mackie Merry Makers and Trinity Lutheran Church.She married James C. Dwyer on Nov. 11, 1967, in Lawrence. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include three sons, Jim Dwyer, Oskaloosa, John Dwyer, Lawrence, and Tom Dwyer, Osage Beach, Mo.; two brothers, Ralph and Melvin Drake, both of Lawrence; and three grandchildren.A daughter, Lara Susann Dwyer, died Oct. 16, 2004.The family suggests memorials to Headquarters Counseling Center, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.