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Obituaries

Obituaries

Elsie J. Avery 1925 - 2007 Lawrence

Funeral services for Elsie J. Avery, 82, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.Ms. Avery died Saturday, Aug. 18, 2007, at Eudora Nursing Center.She was born March 19, 1925, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Alma Smith and May Liggett-Smith. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence in 1943.Ms. Avery worked for Hallmark Cards for many years before she retired in 1987. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.Survivors include a son, Robert D. Avery, Lawrence; a daughter, Gayle Mead, Lawrence; five granddaughters, Deanna, Dawn, Heather, Jodi and Brandy; and nine great-grandchildren.A brother, O.W. Pete Smith, and a daughter, Judy Bornheim, died earlier.Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary.The family suggests memorials to the Susan G. Komen Organization for Breast Cancer Research, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Avery.