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Obituaries

Obituaries

Lyle R. Sutton Sr. 1936 - 2011 Lawrence

Funeral services for Lyle R. Sutton Sr., 74, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Mr. Sutton died Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, at Kansas University Hospital.
He was born Feb. 27, 1936, the son of Harry and Doris Roberman Sutton. Lyle attended schools in the Baldwin public school district and graduated from Baldwin High School. He moved to Lawrence in 1960.
Mr. Sutton retired after 27 years from the Lawrence Police Department in 1987 as an administrative lieutenant. He later worked for the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as a deputy for 10 years.
He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, where he served as president, secretary and treasurer. He was a member of the Kansas Law Enforcement Association and a former member of the Mount Oread Aerie 309 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, and Elks Lodge 595 of the B.P.O.E. He was an avid fisherman and loved to hunt.
He married Erna L. Stuck on Dec. 21, 1960. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Wanda Lewis and Angela Morgan, both of Lawrence; two sons, Kelvin Helmert, Lawrence, and Lyle “J.R.” Jr., Overland Park; a sister, Lavere Husted, Lawrence; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.