Obituaries

Obituaries

William S. La Shier Jr. 1933 - 2007 Sioux Falls, S.D.

Funeral services for William S. La Shier Jr., 73, Sioux Falls, S.D., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Lawrence. Inurnment will be at Pioneer Cemetery.Mr. La Shier died Sunday, July 1, 2007, at his home.He was born Aug. 6, 1933, the son of William S. and Hope Evans La Shier. He graduated from Amarillo High School and received a degree in geology from Texas Tech University before entering the U.S. Navy.Mr. La Shier later received a master's degree in educational administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship in 1962 for study toward a doctorate and received a doctorate in science education in 1965.He joined the faculty at Kansas University in 1965 as an assistant professor and retired in 1998 as professor emeritus. He earned many National Science Foundation research projects and grants during his 33 years with the university.Mr. La Shier was a member of First United Methodist Church in Lawrence.He married Patricia Sue Stooksberry on May 10, 1958, in Amarillo, Texas. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a daughter, Hope Hogan, Sioux Falls, S.D.; a son, Scott, Ridgely, Md.; and four grandchildren, Jack and Hayley Hogan, and Jessey and Seth La Shier.The family suggests memorials to the Kansas University Endowment Association or the American Cancer Society, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: La Shier.