Obituaries

Obituaries

Kenneth Garrison 1928 - 2008

A memorial gathering for Kenneth Garrison, 79, Linwood, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.Mr. Garrison died Saturday, May 17, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born May 20, 1928, in Sac City, Iowa, the son of William Franklin and Ethel Genevieve Lathrop Garrison.Mr. Garrison worked in the carpenter shop at Kansas University for many years before he retired.He married Dortha Amerine on Dec. 31, 1964, in St. Joseph, Mo. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include two sons, John and wife Kathy, Tonganoxie, and Thomas, Lawrence; two stepdaughters, Rita K. Fine, Lawrence, and Rebecca Rich, Hartford; a sister, June Poeverlein, Lawrence; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Mr. Garrison was preceded in death by a stepson, Warren Fine; a grandson, Kenneth William Garrison; three brothers and three sisters.The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.warrenmcelwain.com">www.warrenmcelwain.com</a>, subject: Garrison.