Barbara E. Sult 1940 - 2011 Lawrence
No public services will be held for Barbara E. Sult, 70, Lawrence. Private burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Sult died Monday, Aug. 15, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 8, 1940, near Wakenda, Mo., the daughter of George Otto and Ruth Elizabeth Saunders Bahr. She grew up in Carrollton, Mo., and moved to Kansas City, Mo., in 1958 and to Lawrence in 1975.
Mrs. Sult joined the Lawrence Police Department in 1977 and received numerous commendations during her tenure. She retired as a detective in 1989 because of multiple sclerosis. She had previously worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Department.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police Lawrence Lodge No. 2 and was the first woman to be the director of the Kansas Branch of International Arson Investigators. She was also a member of the Carrollton Rebekah Lodge and a Royal Neighbor.
She married Charles E. Sult on July 23, 1960. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Curtis Sult, Topeka; a daughter, Rita K. Sult, Lawrence; and a brother, Freddie Bahr and wife AnnaLee, Carrollton.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jackie Bahr.
Per Mrs. Sult’s wishes, there are to be no flowers, and the family suggests memorials to Fraternal Order of Police Lawrence Lodge No. 2 or the charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.