Obituaries

Obituaries

Donald Ewing Spence 1933 - 2008 Lawrence

Visitation services for Donald Ewing Spence, 74, Lawrence, will be from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Graveside services will be at a later date.Mr. Spence died Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008.He was born Nov. 11, 1933, in Emporia. He graduated from Emporia High School. He moved to Lawrence in 2003.Mr. Spence worked for Kansas Power and Light for 36 years before he retired to Las Vegas. He was an active member of the Eagles, Elks and Moose lodges.He was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Jo Ann Spence; his father, Marion C. Spence; his mother and stepfather, Fayrene Fowler Aikens and Duel Aikens; and two sisters, Maureen Barbour and Jo Ann Stubbs.Survivors include three daughters, Mary Jo Blanke and husband Ken, Warsaw, Mo., Marlena Burns and husband Ron, Overland Park, and Brenda Fitzsimmons and husband Kevin, Tulsa, Okla.; a son, Bryan and wife Becky, Lawrence; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; five brothers, Bud, Tommy, Jimmy and Bobby Spence, and Johnny Aikens; and a sister, Jackie Tracey.The family suggests memorials to the ALS Foundation, Keith Worthington Chapter, 6950 Squibb Road, Suite 210, Mission, KS 66202.