Fern A. Carney 1913 - 2011 Lawrence
Funeral services for Fern A. Carney, 97, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Carney died Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.
She was born Dec. 15, 1913, at Walnut, the daughter of Ernest M. and Ruby Fern White Schulz. She grew up northwest of Lawrence and was a resident of the Lawrence area most of her life.
She loved to read, garden and take care of her animals on the farm. She also enjoyed cooking.
She was a floral designer for both Owens Flower Shop and Bill Nye in Lawrence for 40 years. She and her husband also operated Duck’s Restaurant in Lawrence in the 1950s, a Pillsbury Feed Store in Lawrence and a small farm in Jefferson County for many years.
She married Jesse James Carney on May 3, 1930, in Topeka. He preceded her in death April 2, 1999.
She was also preceded in death by her brother, Charles Ralph Schulz; a sister, Virginia Hammer; and two half brothers, Ernest Jr. and Bobby Schulz.
Survivors include two daughters, Stella Lockard, of Tecumseh, and JoAnne Connell, of Shawnee; two sons, Jesse L. “Buster” Carney and Donald L. Carney, both of Lawrence; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and her caregiver, Paige Carney.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. until service time Friday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Humane Society or Gideons Society, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.