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Obituaries

Obituaries

Justin Alexander Emmons 1973 - 2007 Lawrence

Memorial services for Justin Alexander Emmons, 34, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Private inurnment will be at a later date.Mr. Emmons died Monday, July 16, 2007, in Lawrence.He was born July 8, 1973, in Red Cloud, Neb., the son of Joseph W. and Marsha D. Den Emmons. He grew up in Colby and moved to Lawrence as a sophomore. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1991. He attended Johnson County Community College and Kansas University.Mr. Emmons was a chef and pursued his cooking career while he worked at and managed restaurants in Lawrence, Kansas City, Colorado, Alaska and Washington, where he owned the Cafe Jama on Orcas Island. He began drumming at an early age and participated in drum lines at LHS and KU. He enjoyed music, fishing and cooking. He kayaked throughout Prince William Sound in Alaska and fished up and down the Poudre River Canyon in Colorado.Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Marsha and Gary Berens, Colby; his father and stepmother, Joseph and Trish Emmons, Lawrence; a brother, Nathan, Lawrence; a stepsister, Erin Case, Kirksville, Mo.; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.rumsey-yost.com">www.rumsey-yost.com</a>.