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Obituaries

Obituaries

Viola N. Shirer 1925 - 2007 Lawrence

Memorial services for Viola N. Shirer, 82, Lawrence, will be at noon Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be in Trinity Episcopal Columbarium in Lawrence.Mrs. Shirer died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2007, at her home in Lawrence.She was born May 2, 1925, in McPherson, the daughter of Theodore Carl and Hazel Viola McFarland Nelson. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washburn University in Topeka in 1946.Mrs. Shirer was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. She was a longtime volunteer for Friends of the Lawrence Public Library and also volunteered at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Gift Shop.She married Hampton W. Shirer on March 22, 1947, in Topeka. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Hampton N. Shirer, State College, Pa.; three daughters, Virginia S. and Louise J. Shirer, both of Lawrence, and Carolyn H. Boyd, Lake Quivira; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Shirer was preceded in death by a daughter, the Rev. Marie E. Shirer, in 2002.The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Shirer.