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Obituaries

Obituaries

Gerald W. "Jerry" Colley 1960 - 2007 Lawrence

A celebration of life for Gerald W. "Jerry" Colley, 46, Lawrence, will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at his home.Mr. Colley died Monday, Sept. 24, 2007, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo.He was born Oct. 5, 1960, in Lawrence, the son of Larry Claude and Billie Donna Walker Colley. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1978. He also graduated from a Lawrence cosmetology school.Mr. Colley was a longtime salon owner in Lawrence. He was a volunteer for the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe for two years.Survivors include his partner, Gary Finch, Lawrence; a son, Andy Finch and wife Debora, Nashville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Michael and David, Nashville; his parents, Lawrence; his maternal grandmother, Dorothy Walker, Lawrence; a sister, Toni Detherage, Lawrence; and three nieces.The family suggests memorials to Kansas City Hospice House or the Lawrence Humane 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: Colley.