Ethel Lorraine Weidman Lawrence

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Ethel Lorraine Weidman, 90, of Lawrence, Kansas died Sunday, July 31, 2011. She is survived by her five children, Leslie Massopust of San Marco, CA, Gilbert “Buddy” Weidman of Topeka, Tracy Edwards of Charleston, SC, Durand “Randy” Weidman of Salina and Thyde “Lori” Brickman of Topeka, nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Known as Lorraine, or Larry, she is predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Gilbert Edwin Weidman.
Lorraine loved performing music and did so generously with her family throughout the years, appearing frequently at nursing homes and senior facilities. Her soulful singing and her flute and piano playing were a source of comfort to herself and others. She believed that music could help anyone get through difficult times. Lorraine was generous and compassionate to a fault and always had a kind word, hug or smile for everyone she met. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and served as a Noble Grand, was active in an Extension Unit Home Demonstration Club and served on the Board of Trustees of Penn House. Her favorite activities were music, sewing, gardening, bridge, dancing and home crafts. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Penn House, 1035 Pennsylvania St., Lawrence, KS 66044, or the American Alzheimer’s Association, 4125 SW Gage Center Dr., Topeka, KS 66604-1653, (785) 271-1844. A private inurnment will take place at Memorial Park Cemetery.
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