Charlotte Ann Sponholtz

Memorial Mass for Charlotte Ann Sponholtz, 65, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Friday at St. Lawrence Catholic Center, with the Rev. Mitchel Zimmerman officiating. Cremation is planned, and private inurnment will be later in Pioneer Cemetery on the Kansas University campus.
Mrs. Sponholtz died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at her home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Penn., the daughter of Eugene and Henrietta Kort Bendyk. She graduated from high school in Pittsburgh.
Mrs. Sponholtz was a homemaker, and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Center and of the University Women’s Club. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, was an avid Kansas University basketball fan and enjoyed shopping.
She married Lloyd L. Sponholtz on May 31, 1969, in Pittsburgh. He died Sept. 30, 2008.
Survivors include two sons, Scott Sponholtz and wife Mandy, Lawrence, and Todd Sponholtz and wife Lynda, Boston; two daughters, Pamela Sponholtz and husband Shannon Ruckauf, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Cheri Sponholtz, Kansas City, Mo.; her mother, Henrietta Bendyk, Pittsburgh; a sister, Joyce Dunmire and husband Rob, Pittsburgh; and a granddaughter, Morgan Jane Sponholtz.
A rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends following the rosary until 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to the University Women’s Club scholarship at KU, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
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