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Obituaries

Obituaries

June Christine Kautz 1932 - 2005

A memorial gathering for June Christine Kautz, 73, Lawrence, will be from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. A memorial Mass will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Atchison.Mrs. Kautz died Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2005, at Wellstar Cobb Hospital in Austell, Ga.She was born June 2, 1932, in Atchison, the daughter of Edward and Emma Spear Handke. She graduated from Atchison County Community High School. She and her husband lived in Manatee, Fla., during the winters.Mrs. Kautz worked for the state of Kansas for 38 years and retired in 1995. She was a member of the Red Hat Society in Manatee.She married John Paul Kautz on June 8, 1950, in Atchison. He died July 8, 2005.A grandson also died earlier.Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Hammond, Marietta, Ga., Deanna Dremler, Mesa, Ariz., and Kimberly Howard, Anchorage, Alaska; a brother, Robert Handke, Atchison; a sister, Frances Williamson, Atchison; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.A grandson, Eben Farley III, died earlier.The family suggests memorials to the Hughes Spaulding Children's Hospital in Atlanta, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Kautz.