Obituaries

Harold Patchen

A Celebration of Life for Mike Patchen will be at 10 am Tuesday at Washington Creek Church. Inurnment in Overbrook Cem. Visitation Monday 5-7 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Full obituary at rumsey-yost.com

Richard Rist

Memorial services for Richard Rist, 66, Lawrence, will be 1 pm, Sat., July 31, 2021, at River City Church. A visitation will be Tues., July 27, from 6-8 pm, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. rumsey-yost.com

Harold Patchen

Memorial services for Mike Patchen, 73, rural Lawrence, are pending with Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mike passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at his home with family present. rumsey-yost.com

Donald Conrad

Celebration of Life for Rev. Donald L. Conrad will be held at 11 am Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Bishop Susan Candea officiating. Private inurnment. See full obituary and condolences at rumsey-yost.com

Frances Mercer

Funeral services for Frances Bradley Mercer, 95, will be 10 a.m., Monday, July 26, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence with Rev. Amy Seifert officiating. A visitation will be held at 9 a.m. until the service. Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery. She died at LMH Health on Saturday, ...

Oleta Raulsten

Funeral services for Oleta F. Raulsten, 94, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. For Oleta's full obituary go to warrenmcelwain.com.

Christopher Baldwin

No formal services are planned for Christopher Baldwin, 42, Lawrence. He passed away Mon., July 19th at his home. For Christopher's full obituary go to warrenmcelwain.com.

Mark Gile

Celebration of life services for Mark Gile, 60, Lawrence, will be 2 pm, Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He died July 18, 2021, at his home. rumsey-yost.com

Oleta Raulsten

Services are pending for Oleta F. Raulsten, 94, Lawrence, and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She passed away Mon., July 19th at LMH Health. warrenmcelwain.com

Gordon Robinson

Private family services for Gordon Randolph Robinson, 79, Bridgeport, WV, will happen at a later date. He died July 18, 2021, at Medicalodges Eudora. rumsey-yost.com

Shirley Ruddy

Shirley Marie Ruddy, 95, of Lawrence Kansas, passed away on July 15, 2021. She was a longtime resident of Kansas City, Kansas and worked as a nurse - first in surgery at Providence Hospital and then at a private office in Kansas City for 20 years before retirement. She was a devout catholic and ...

Lance Steffey

On the evening of Friday, July 16, 2021, Lance Anthony Steffey, 31, lost his battle with addiction at his home in Topeka. Lance was born October 21, 1989 in Winchester KS to Lisa Humerickhouse and Marvin Steffey Jr. He enjoyed riding horses and four-wheelers. Lance graduated from McLouth High ...

Bette Baker

Bette Baker (Bette Stone), age 83, went home to be with the Lord on July 5, 2021. Her hobbies included backpacking, stained glass, and Bible study. She wrote poetry on loss, which can be viewed at planetwatchtower.us/web/poetry.She married Dale Baker in 1958, living in the Kansas City area from ...

John Bellome

Celebration of Life for John will be held at Arterra Event Gallery, 2161 Quail Creek Drive in Lawrence from 2 - 4 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021. For John's full obituary go to warrenmcelwain.com

Newton King

Orville Newton King (Newt) passed away peacefully at his home on July 7, 2021, with his children, Kim King and Chris King, at his side.Newt was born March 10, 1940, in Los Angles, California, to Margaret Lo Ree Loomis King and Ivan L. King when Ivan was stationed there while in the service. ...

Rose Kopf

A fighter to the end.That's the only way to describe Rose Marie Kopf. She died Thursday, July 15, 2021, after battling breast cancer. She was 59.Born in Lawrence, KS, Rose lived most of her life in her hometown until moving to St. Petersburg, FL in 2015. She is a graduate of Lawrence ...

Frances Mercer

Funeral service for Frances Mercer, 95, Lawrence are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died July 17, 2021 at LMH Health. warrenmcelwain.com

Floyd Preston

Floyd Wayne Preston, 98, passed away peacefully on April 1st, 2021 at home in Lawrence, Kansas surrounded by family and friends.Floyd was born on February 11, 1923, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was the oldest son of Thomas Floyd Preston and Edna Veronica Ledwich Preston. Shortly after his ...

Marion Roberts

Services for Marion King Roberts, 74, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He died July 17, 2021, at his home. rumsey-yost.com

Richard Schiefelbusch

Celebration of life will be held at 11 am on July 24 at Plymouth Congregational Church. Lunch to follow in Mayflower Room. Dr. Schiefelbusch died Sept. 23, 2020