Lillian M. Olson 1925 - 2011 Lawrence
Funeral services for Lillian M. Olson, 86, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum in Lawrence.
She died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born Feb. 11, 1925, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Glen and Amy Joy Ellis. She had lived in Lawrence since 1940.
She was a retired waitress and had worked at the Mission Inn, Duckwall’s, Raney Drugs and Dairy Queen. She retired in 1975.
She married Arthur J. Olson on May 7, 1955, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 2003.
She was also preceded in death by three sisters and a great-grandson.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Stevens, Baldwin City; Peggy Hooper and husband Jim, Lawrence, and their children, Sheila and Stephanie; and Donna Handel and husband Gary, Reeds Spring, Mo., and their children, Bob, John and Jen; a brother, Kenneth Janeway, Texas; 10 great-grandchildren; several stepgrandchildren; and several stepgreat-grandchildren.
The family will receive family and friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the American Cancer Society, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.