Evelyn Suzanne DeSilva 1931 - 2011 Lawrence
Graveside services for Evelyn Suzanne “Sue” DeSilva, 80, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute.
Mrs. DeSilva died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home.
She was born Feb. 2, 1931, in St. Louis, the daughter of Dr. Clarence J. and Lorah M. McCune Best.
Mrs. DeSilva attended Neosho County Community College and Texas Christian University. She was a secretary at NCCC for 11 years. Mrs. DeSilva later was an employment representative in the human resources department at Beech/Raytheon in Wichita, where she retired.
She was a member of the Lawrence Welcome Club, where she enjoyed playing canasta and bridge with her friends.
She married Roger McAuley Sr. They divorced. She married Manuel DeSilva in 1981. He preceded her in death in 2003.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; a son, Brad; and a sister, Nancy Rattan.
Survivors include a daughter, Catherine Williams and husband Christopher, Lawrence; a son, Roger McAuley Jr. and wife Celia, League City, Texas; a stepdaughter, Tish George, Chanute; and four grandsons, Tom and Tim Williams, and Ryan and Justin McAuley.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel in Chanute.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, 200 Maine, Lawrence, KS 66044, or Lawrence Humane Society, P.O. Box 651, Lawrence, KS 66044, sent in care of the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent to PenwellGabelChanute.com.