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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lyle D. Votaw 1930 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Lyle D. Votaw, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Hesper Cemetery southeast of Eudora.Mr. Votaw died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born March 23, 1930, in Eudora, the son of Milo H. and Angie Marie Vitt Votaw. He attended Prairie Center, White and Woodlawn schools.Mr. Votaw worked as a pasteurizer for Lawrence Sanitary/All Star Dairy for 42 years. He worked at the Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center as a custodian for 10 years.He married Elizabeth R. Leach on Jan. 5, 1955, in Mexico, Mo. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Lynn, and wife Anna, Lawrence; two daughters, Beverly Gardner and husband Don "Red Dog," and Linda Nelson, all of Lawrence; three brothers, Leslie, Howe, Texas, Ivan and companion Evelyn Hopson, Lawrence, and Merlyn and wife Justine, Quapaw, Okla.; a sister, Darlene Naff and husband Bill, Lawrence; and two grandchildren, Nick and Casey Nelson.Friends may call from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.The family suggests memorials to the Alzheimer's Association or Parkinson's Disease Association, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="www.rumsey-yost.com">rumsey-yost.com</a>.