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Obituaries

Obituaries

Baynard "Ben" E. Neese 1915 - 2007 Lawrence

Memorial services for Baynard "Ben" E. Neese, 91, Lawrence, will be 2 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Funeral Chapel. Cremation is planned.Mr. Neese died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born Nov. 10, 1915, in Ulysses, the son of Albert Ray and Clara Bessie Crotts Neese. He received a degree from El Dorado Business College.Mr. Neese worked in sales and as an office manager for Unisys Corp. He was a member of Free Methodist Church. He was also a Rotarian and received the Paul Harris Award. He married Helen Marguerite Baumgardner on June 23, 1939, in Claremore, Okla. She survives, of the home. Other survivors include a son, Robert E., Miami, Fla.; a daughter, Janet "Jan" R. Schaefer, Tonganoxie; a sister, Ruth B. Beaver, Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the chapel.