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Obituaries

Obituaries

Velma E. Mignot 1913 - 2011 Lawrence

Mass of Christian Burial for Velma E. Mignot, 97, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.
She died Sunday, July 3, 2011.
She was born Dec. 17, 1913, in Walnut, the daughter of Sylvester and Jennie Osburn Van Ness.
She taught school for 13 years in Kansas and had worked at the Douglas County Courthouse and for Memorial Park Cemetery. She also worked as a secretary at Woodlawn School.
Mrs. Mignot was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and St. John’s Altar Society.
She married Otto “Nip” Mignot on Oct. 2, 1943, in Fayetteville, N.C. He preceded her in death in 1995.
She was also preceded in death by two sons, Larry C. Mignot in 1996 and Roger W. Mignot in 2000.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Miryam Mignot Wimhurst, Shawnee; three nieces, Barbara Bassett, Diane Hendry and Cheryl Mitchell; two stepgrandchildren and three stepgreat-grandchildren.
A rosary prayer service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.