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Obituaries

Obituaries

Mary Emery Suggs 1919 - 2006 Lawrence

Buddhist graveside services for Mary Emery Suggs, 87, Lawrence, will be at noon Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin.Mrs. Suggs died Monday, Oct. 16, 2006, at her home.She was born Oct. 16, 1919, in Chanute, the daughter of Ernest L. and Elva G. Hadley Emery. She graduated from Kansas University. She had lived in Lawrence since 1980.Mrs. Suggs was an educator of the deaf and taught school in Louisiana, Florida and in the Kansas City area before she retired in 1979. She was a member of Douglas County Senior Services, the USA Buddhist Organization and Soko Gakkai International.She married Joe Bob Suggs on Oct. 5, 1937, in Shreveport, La. He died March 4, 2000.Survivors include a son, Jon-Christian Suggs, New York City; a brother, Joe H. Emery; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the National Organization for Women, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>.