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Obituaries

Obituaries

Byron Carl Sneegas 1923 - 2005

Services for Byron Carl Sneegas, 82, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Sneegas died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2005, at his home.He was born July 8, 1923, in Lawrence, the son of Walter B. and Mary Louise Marsh Sneegas. He attended Lawrence public schools and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. He was a lifelong resident of Lawrence.Mr. Sneegas served in the U.S. Army from 1939 to 1945 and spent 18 months in Europe. After his service, he worked for Reuter Organ Co. He later worked in construction. He worked as a machinist for the Kansas University physics department for 21 years and retired in 1988. He was a member and past council president of Trinity Lutheran Church. He also served as past president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce. He was a silversmith and an original member of the Lawrence Art Guild. He was also a member of Masonic Lodge 6 and American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14.He married Mary Jeanne Johnson on March 5, 1949, in Randolph. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include three sons, Stanley, Lawrence, Garold, Overbrook, and Monty, Oskaloosa; three brothers, Walt and Don, both of Lawrence, and Larry, Lenexa; three grandchildren; two stepgranddaughters; a great-grandchild; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.The family suggests memorials to the church, Douglas County Visiting Nurses Assn., or Hospice Care in Douglas County, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Sneegas.