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Obituaries

Obituaries

Willie Verleetta Stagg 1928 - 2006

Services for Willie Verleetta Stagg, 77, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mustard Seed Fellowship. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mrs. Stagg died Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born May 16, 1928, in Newton, Texas, the daughter of William "Bo" and Roberta Forward Bowie Woods. She graduated from Kansas University.Mrs. Stagg was a laboratory technician in the chemistry department at KU for many years.She married Harold Stagg on Nov. 30, 1947. He died Sept. 30, 1992. Survivors include two daughters, Edith Stagg Gilbert, Lawrence, and Geri Stagg Moore, Atlanta; a brother, James "June" Woods, Newton, Texas; three sisters, Eva McFarland, Lawrence, and Mary "Cat" Harris and Wilmer Martin, both of Beaumont, Texas; and three grandchildren.The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.The family suggests memorials to a college fund for the grandchildren of Willie Stagg, sent in care of the funeral home.E-mail condolences may be sent to <a href="mailto:info@warrenmcelwain.com">info@warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Stagg.