Lynn McCormick 1929 - 2009 Lawrence
Memorial services for Lynn McCormick, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Inurnment will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Ms. McCormick died Monday, Aug. 17, 2009, at Harbor House.
She was born April 24, 1929, in Chicago, the daughter of Carl and Beulah Lewis Devard. She grew up in Marion, Ill.
Ms. McCormick attended Milton College in Wisconsin. She was a journalist.
She later moved to Omaha, Neb., where she was a homemaker and started a bookstore at the Methodist College School of Nursing.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Carbondale, Ill., and previously in Omaha, where she was involved in the Stephen Ministry. In 1977, she received a leadership award from the Nebraska Community Improvement Program for her involvement with the Rockbrook School Creative Playground. She was an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow.
She was a founding member of the Holistic Health Network in Omaha. She was involved in the Usui System of Reiki Healing and also the MariEL Method Alternative of Total Healing and other alternative healing methods.
She married William McCormick in 1959, in Chicago. They later divorced. He preceded her in death April 3, 2002.
She was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Devard, in 2009.
Survivors include a daughter, Melissa McCormick and husband Ed Noonen, Lawrence; and a son, Jay, Chicago.
The family suggests memorials to the National Parkinson Foundation, Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: McCormick.