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Obituaries

Obituaries

Dr. Hampton W. "Tony" Shirer 1924 - 2007 Lawrence

Memorial services for Dr. Hampton W. "Tony" Shirer, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be in Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium.Dr. Shirer died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2007, at his home.He was born Aug. 8, 1924, in Newton, Mass., the son of Hampton F. and Pauline Haynes Shirer. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Washburn University in 1945 and a medical degree from Kansas University in 1948.Dr. Shirer served in the U.S. Navy in the Medical Corps. He taught at KU from 1955 to 1961. He worked in biomedical research for General Motors Research Labs in Pontiac, Mich., from 1961 to 1964. He was then a professor at KU, where he taught cardiopulmonary physiology and biomedical instrumentation, from 1964 until he retired in 1991.He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Friends of the Lawrence Public Library, Douglas County Amateur Radio Club and American Radio Relay League. He was a past president of the American Heart Association, Kansas affiliate, and also served on the board of directors for the American Heart Association.He married Viola Nelson Shirer on March 22, 1947, in Topeka. She died Nov. 29, 2007.Survivors include a son, Hampton N., State College, Pa.; three daughters, Virginia S. and Louise J. Shirer, both of Lawrence, and Carolyn H. Boyd, Lake Quivira; and three grandchildren.He was preceded in death by a daughter, the Rev. Marie E. Shirer, in 2002.The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society or Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.