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Obituaries

Obituaries

Elizabeth Jane Pracht 1938 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Elizabeth Jane Pracht, 69, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Private family burial will be in Mount Moriah Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo.Mrs. Pracht died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at her home after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.She was born Dec. 14, 1938, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Leroy Sconce and Marian Rau Turpin. She received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Washburn University in 1960.Mrs. Pracht worked as the director of quality assurance for Paniplus in Olathe for 20 years. She was president of the Lawrence AARP chapter as well as a past secretary. She was past president of the Holton Art Society and a member of Holton Qui Vive. She was also chairwoman for the ASQC KC Section.She married Dr. Don R. Pracht on Nov. 23, 1960, in North Kansas City, Mo. He died Aug. 2, 1997.Survivors include a daughter, Elisabeth Juergens and husband Eric, Lenexa; two granddaughters, Heather Gipson and Michelle Vogt; and a great-granddaughter, Brooke Gipson.The family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary before the services.The family suggests memorials to the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry's Rinehart Foundation Dr. Don R. Pracht Scholarship or Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcewlain.com">www.warrenmcewlain.com</a>, subject: Pracht.