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Obituaries

Obituaries

William A. "Bill" Medlen 1933 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for William A. "Bill" Medlen, 75, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.Mr. Medlen died Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Louisburg, the son of J.H. Medlen and Ruby Grace Parker.Mr. Medlen worked as a horticulturist in facilities and operations at Kansas University from August 1973 until his medical retirement in January 1995. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Alford-Clarke Post 852 and the Fraternal Order of Eagles Mount Oread Aerie 309 in Lawrence.He married Dorothy M. Swisher Jones on Jan. 15, 1972, in De Soto. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include three daughters, Zoe Ann Jones Kennedy and husband Dennis, Perry, Roxanne Medlen and husband Matthew Mithuen, Pine, Colo., and Nancy Medlen Fay and husband John, Austin, Texas; a sister, Lois Haines, Topeka; seven grandchildren, Bill, Chris and Stacy Medlen, Raegan Morton, Cameo Kennedy and Marlena and Jake Fay; and a great-grandson. Mr. Medlen was preceded in death by a son, Michael "Mike" Medlen.The family suggests memorials to the American Diabetes Association for Pediatric Diabetes or the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the mortuary.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. today at the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Medlen.