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Obituaries

Obituaries

Opal Irene Folks 1919 - 2006

Graveside services for Opal Irene Folks, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.Ms. Folks died Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.She was born Nov. 8, 1919, in Highlandville, Mo., the daughter of William A. and Julia J. Luttrell Melton.Ms. Folks was an executive assistant at Kansas University for 30 years. She was the employee of the year in 1995 and retired in 1996. She was a member of Westside Presbyterian Church and Mount Oread 309 Eagles Auxiliary.Survivors include a son, Thomas Hanna, Garland, Texas; a daughter, Lois Weldon, Lawrence; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. The family suggests memorials to Westside Presbyterian Church, sent in care of the mortuary.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Folks.