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Obituaries

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Stanley W. Whitson 1915 - 2007 Lawrence

Private memorial services are planned for Stanley W. Whitson, 92, Lawrence. Private inurnment will be in Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln, Neb.Mr. Whitson died Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.He was born March 21, 1915, in Genoa, Neb., the son of George P. and Jennie Baumker Whitson. He graduated as valedictorian of College View High School in Lincoln, Neb. He graduated from the University of Nebraska and did graduate work at the University of Connecticut. He lived in Lawrence for the past 22 years.Mr. Whitson was a retired dairy inspector for the city of Des Moines, Iowa. He was also the Merrick County, Nebraska, extension agent and had a radio farm show program on KMMJ in Grand Island, Neb.He married Maize Elaine Foreman on Sept. 4, 1939, in Palmyra, Neb. She died Sept. 18, 1999.Survivors include two sons, S. William Whitson and wife Marcia Dillon, St. Louis, and Richard Lee and wife Linda Sutherland, Lawrence; a daughter, Mary Maize Whitson Greenwald and husband John Greenwald, Newburgh, Ind.; six grandchildren, Kyle, Bill and Heather Whitson, Andrea Tegenkamp, Catherine Mergen and Andrew Greenwald; and six great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent to <a href="http;//www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Whitson.