Roy Nelson Mayhew 1932 - 2011 Lawrence
A celebration of life for Roy Nelson Mayhew, 78, Lawrence, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the American Legion in Lawrence. Graveside services will be at the Deer Creek Cemetery, Marshall County, and a celebration of life will be held in Marysville at a later date. Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home will have information regarding upcoming services when available.
Mr. Mayhew died on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011, at his home.
He was born Oct. 16, 1932, on the family farm north of Marysville, the son of Ray and Zilpha Mayhew. He went to school at District 69 through the eighth grade and attended high school in Marysville, graduating in 1950.
In September 1950 he started to work for the Davey Tree Expert Company until his induction into the Army in 1953. After radio communications training at Fort Riley, Kansas, he spent 16 months in Korea.
In 1955 he was hired on with the Kansas Highway Department and stayed on with the department for 39 years and 4 months, retiring in August 1994.
He enjoyed woodworking as his hobby. He also liked to travel, driving and seeing the sights of America.
He married his wife, Maxine, on July 13, 1956. They celebrated 54 years together. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, Monte and wife Jenny, Florida; a daughter, Debra and husband Scott, Maryland; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; four step-grandchildren; and a brother, Leslie, Lincoln, Neb. He also had 36 nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Everett, and three sisters, Zelma Daily, Correne Corey and Ada Heaton.
The family suggests memorials to Audio-Reader, 1120 W. 11th Street, P.O. Box 847, Lawrence, KS 66044, or Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation & Hospice, 200 Maine St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.