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Obituaries

Obituaries

Burris William Lavery 1925 - 2008 Wilmington, Del.

No local services are planned for Burris William Lavery, 83, Wilmington, Del. Mr. Lavery died Monday, Nov. 24, 2008, at his home after a short bout with lung cancer.He was born Jan. 14, 1925, in Moundville, Mo., the son of Joy and Bonnie Cake Lavery. His family then moved to Lawrence, where he graduated from Lawrence High School. After his service in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he attended Kansas University. Mr. Lavery owned an engraving business for many years in Lawrence until moving to the East Coast to work for DuPont. He was a division manager in their printing department.Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Olmstead Lavery; three children; and seven grandchildren.