Lorraine Jane Volker

A memorial service for Lorraine Jane Volker, 84, of Lawrence, Kansas, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3rd, at Rumsey­Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.
Mrs. Volker died peacefully on Monday, September 26, 2016 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar in Lawrence.
She was born January 5, 1932, in Stafford, Kansas, the daughter of Marion and Altha Reed Mather.
She grew up in Stafford and graduated from Stafford High School. She went on to the University of Kansas where she was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority. She later attended Kansas State University and received a Masters in Education from Ft. Hays State University.
Mrs. Volker taught as a elementary school teacher for over 30 years. She was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence and the First Presbyterian Church in Hays, Kansas. She treasured getting together with family and friends and was an avid sports fan who loved her Kansas Jayhawks and The Kansas City Royals. She was involved with PEO, DAR, Women League of Voters and enjoyed playing bridge.
She married Donald D. “Don” Volker in August of 1952 in Hutchinson, Kansas. They lived together in Manhatttan, Kansas; Weisbaden, Germany; Hays, Kansas, and Lawrence, Kansas, until his death in 1982.
Survivors include daughters, Laura Saryerwinnie of Lawrence, Susie Corbin and husband Tom of Kansas City, Missouri; sisters, Carol Frisbie of De Soto, Kansas, Sharon Wagner of Edwards, Colorado; grandchildren, Bethany Saryerwinnie of Wichita Falls, Texas, Ali Corbin of Kansas City, Missouri; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and sister, Melba Swain.
Because of Jane’s love of reading and education, the family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Public Library or the public library in Hays or Stafford, Kansas. To be sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
Condolences may be sent at rumsey­-yost.com.