Jean Etherton 1927 - 2008 Lawrence
Funeral services for Helen "Jean" Etherton, 81, Lawrence, will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Mrs. Etherton died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.She was born Oct. 15, 1927, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Charles F. and Lena Sparr Kratky.Mrs. Etherton was a bookkeeper and had worked for the federal government from 1944 to 1952. After raising her family, she returned to work part time for the Rural Water District No. 1 from 1971 until March 1988, when she retired.She was a member of First Christian Church in Lawrence, where she was active in the Home Builders Sunday School Class and the Christian Women's Fellowship, Kanwaka Literary Club, and Kanwaka and Belleview FCE. She was a lifetime member of the American Red Cross Douglas County Chapter, Lawrence Ladies Shrine Club No. 11 Fidelity Shrine and the White Shrine of Jerusalem, and was active in the Kanwaka 4-H Club as a community leader for several years.She married Robert L. Etherton on Oct. 15, 1948, in Kansas City, Mo. He survives, of Lawrence.Other survivors include two daughters, Diane E. Page and Robin Ann Holladay, both of Lawrence; two sons, Scott A., of Eudora, and Mark R., of Ponder, Texas; one sister, Lillian M. Degener, of Parkville, Mo.; and five grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 2:30 p.m. until the service time Friday at the mortuary. The family suggests memorials to American Red Cross Douglas County Chapter, sent in care of the mortuary.Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain .com, subject: Etherton.