Obituaries

Obituaries

Maxine Ireland 1934 - 2005 Lawrence

Graveside services for Maxine Ireland, 71, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.Mrs. Ireland died Monday, Nov. 7, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City.She was born March 20, 1934, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Edward Brickland and Viola May Evans Tingle. She grew up in Lawrence and attended the McCallister School in Lawrence. She was a lifetime resident of Lawrence.Mrs. Ireland worked at Kresge Distribution and retired in 1994. She was a member of Unity Church in Lawrence and Eagles Ladies Auxiliary.She married Billy Eugene Ireland on Sept. 28, 1950, in Lawrence. He died in 1995.Survivors include two daughters, Sandy Ireland, Kansas City, Mo., and Susie Maxine Whitaker, Perry; four sisters, Esther Parsons, Baldwin, Doris Bartkoski, Tonganoxie, Shirley Ramsey, Bushton, and Becky Watts, Lawrence; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, where the family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.The family suggests memorials to the Visiting Nurses Association of the Alzheimer's Assn., 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>.