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Obituaries

Obituaries

Nathan Rufus Light Jr. 1947 - 2011 Ottowa

Funeral services for Nathan Rufus Light Jr., 64, Ottawa, will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Mr. Light died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011 at his home.
He was born on July 2, 1947, in Ola, Ark., the son of Nathan R. Sr. and Ruby R. Chaney Light.
He graduated from Eudora High School in 1965.
He worked for the Kmart Distribution Center for more than 25 years. He worked for the Johnson County Corrections Department for more than 12 years in maintenance.
Survivors include his mother, Ottawa; four sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Light Slifer, Lawrence, Katheryn “Kathy” Light Kurtz and husband David, Welda, Debra “Debbie” Light Proctor Erway and husband Michael, Pennsylvania, and Martha “Marti” Light Proctor, Lawrence; one brother, James “Jim” Light, Tacoma, Wash.; 15 nieces and nephews; and many great-nieces and -nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Nathan R. Light Sr., on March 10, 1997, and brother-in-law Mike Proctor in 2005.
The family will greet friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwian.com.