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Obituaries

Obituaries

Jimmie Laverne Kraft 1922 - 2011 Lawrence

Funeral services for Jimmie L. Kraft, 89, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Paola Cemetery.
She died Sunday, March 13, 2011 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.
She was born Jan. 21, 1922, in Strawn, Texas, the daughter of Thomas A. and Bertie J. Stuart Utley. She had lived in Salina, Wichita, and Paola before moving to Lawrence in 1981.
Mrs. Kraft was a homemaker and earlier in her life was a beautician.
She married Wallace E. Kraft Sr. on May 7, 1943, in Strawn, Texas. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include six sons, Dr. Wallace E. Kraft and wife Jeannie, Paris, Texas, Phillip T. Kraft, Dr. James N. Kraft and wife Christine, Lawrence, all of Lawrence, John C. Kraft and wife Robin, Wichita, David H. Kraft and wife Yu Hong, Issaquah, Wash., and Jeffrey A. Kraft, Los Angeles; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren
The family will greet friends from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to First United Methodist Church in Lawrence, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.