Obituaries

Obituaries

Edwyna Gilbert 1936 - 2011 Lawrence

Private services for Edwyna Gilbert, 74, Lawrence, are planned. Inurnment will be in Pioneer Cemetery on the Kansas University campus.
She died Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at her home.
Mrs. Gilbert was born Aug. 19, 1936, in Maryville, Mo., to Edward Vaughn Condon and Edwyna Michau Forsyth Condon. She moved to Lawrence in 1961 from Kansas City, Mo.
Mrs. Gilbert was an associate professor emerita in the English department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at KU. She taught at KU from 1965 until her retirement in 1993. She also served as an associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She received her bachelor's degree in 1958 and her master's degree in 1960 from the University of Missouri. She received her doctorate from KU in 1965.
Mrs. Gilbert was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Chapter EA of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, and the KU Women’s Hall of Fame. She was president of Friends in Council; the KU Friends of the Library, of which she was a lifetime member; the KU Retirees’ Club, now known as the Endacott Society; and the Hall Center of the Humanities Friends Council. She received the Mildred Clodfelter Alumni Award in 2005. She was a finalist for the H.O.P.E. award, won the H. Bernerd Fink Teaching Award, directed the 1990 Kansas Regents Honors Academy and founded the CLAS Alumni Club. She was a life member of the Chancellors Club at KU. She and her late husband, William, who died in 1992, were Danforth Associates, Mortar Board Outstanding Educators, and honorary members of the 1986 senior class in 1986.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, three nieces and one great-niece.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.