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Obituaries

Obituaries

Blanche A. Nitz 1935 - 2005 Lawrence

Graveside services for Blanche A. Nitz, 70, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Nitz died Friday, July 15, 2005, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka.She was born Jan. 23, 1935, in Council Bluffs, Iowa. She graduated from high school in Council Bluffs in 1952 and the University of Nebraska in 1956, where she was homecoming queen. She moved to Lawrence in the 1970s.Mrs. Nitz taught school in several towns in Nebraska and Iowa. She was a dietitian at Kansas University. She later worked at Allied Signal and retired in 1999.Survivors include a son, Dale Nitz, Overland Park; two daughters, Kimberlie Nitz, Chicago, and Tracy Zelinski, Topeka; and three grandsons.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.The family suggests memorials to Brookside Manor Nursing Home in Overbrook, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com" target="_blank">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.