Obituaries

Charles Souders

A pot luck celebrating the life of Charles & Juanita will be 4-9 pm, Sunday, May 26th, 2019, at Dad Perry Park North Shelter, 1200 Monterey Way, Lawrence, KS 66049. rumsey-yost.com

Lydia Taylor

Lydia Dawn Taylor, accomplished pool player and former manager of several Peet's Coffee & Tea locations in San Francisco, died of pneumonia in her San Francisco Bay Area home on Feb. 8, 2019. She was 38 years old.Lydia had been sick for some time but thought it nothing worse than a rough ...

Ken Wehmeyer

Kenneth (Ken) Wehmeyer, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully, entering heaven on May 22, 2019, at the age of 91. He was born on July 30, 1927, in rural Blairstown, Missouri.Ken grew up on the family farm in the Blairstown area and graduated from Blairstown High ...

Morton Chapel

Elmer "Jr." Schwartz, age 83 of Linn formerly of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. For a complete obituary and service times please go to www.mortonchapel.com.

Robert Surles

Visitation for Robert Lloyd Surles Jr., 60, will be held at noon with Memorial services at 1 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.Robert passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at his home. He was born January 19, 1959 in Lawrence, KS, the son of Robert Lloyd Surles Sr. ...

Jacob Bowen

Celebration of Life for Jacob E. Bowen, 26, Lawrence, will be at 2 pm Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Visitation Tuesday 6-8 pm at Rumsey-Yost. Full obituary at rumsey-yost.com

Dean Owens

William Dean Owens, 87, passed away on May 22, 2019 in Lawrence, Kansas. Born in Topeka, Kansas on July 3, 1931, to Melvina (Cooper) Owens and Claude E. Owens, Dean graduated from the University of Kansas in 1953. He met the love of his life, Doris McConnell, during college and they married on ...

Ralph Pearson

Ralph Raymond Pearson, age 90, of Baldwin City, KS, passed away May 19, 2019, in Baldwin City, KS. He was born October 13, 1928 at the home his great grandfather built, now known as the Robert Hall Pearson Homestead, part of Black Jack Battlefield Trust. Ralph was the son of Raymond Sigel ...

Sara Schmanke

Services 11 am, visitation at 9 am, Sat. June 1, 2019, Calvary Chapel Olathe. 500 South Lee Ave, Olathe, KS 66061. Burial 10 am, June 3, at Oak Wood Cem. Baldwin City, KS. rumsey-yost.com

Jesse Edmonds

A celebration of life for Jesse Edmonds, 30, Lawrence, will be held at a later date. Jesse passed away on May 19, 2019 from a tragic car accident.

Tina Penny

Funeral services for Tina Marie (Elliott) Penny, 63, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Lawrence First Nazarene Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Tina passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at her home.Tina was born March 12, 1956, in ...

Clarence Douglass

Clarence, who was known by all his friends as "Terry", died Monday, April 29 th after fighting a long battle with cancer.Clarence was born July 30th, 1938, Lawrence, Kansas to Rose Lee Groves/Douglass and Clarence Raymond Douglass, Sr. He graduated 1956 Lawrence High School ...

Freida McGee

Services for Freida will be held on Tues, May 21 at 2 p.m. with a visitation at 1 p.m., Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Full obituary at warrenmcelwain.com.

L.J. Spencer

L.J. "Jake" Spencer, 85, Tonganoxie, KS, passed away Thursday May 16, 2019 at his home.A memorial service will be 12 pm May 21, 2019 at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. The family will receive friends for 1 hour prior to the memorial service at the Funeral Home. Inurnment ...

Dorothy Laughlin

Dorothy "Maxine" Laughlin, 88, of Jay, OK entered heaven on December 2, 2018. She was born on March 28, 1930 in Peru, Kansas, the daughter of Charles Franklin "Chad" and Lura Ann Rinker Fox.Raised in Sedan, KS, Maxine was very active in her church and her ...

Anna Archer

A private service for Anna Marie Archer (Ruth Fairburn), 86, Lawrence, will be Sat., at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. Mrs. Archer died May 15, 2019. Obituary at rumsey-yost.com.

Michael Bennett

Dr. Michael V Bennett 42 of Lawrence departed this life peacefully 5/7/2019 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital .He requested no services A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Daniel Bays

Bays, Daniel Henry of Sunset Hills, Missouri, passed away at the age of 77 after a hard-fought battle with Parkinson's disease. Dan was born in St. Joseph, Michigan in 1942 to parents Henry & Barbara Bays. He graduated valedictorian of St. Joseph High School and attended Stanford ...

RIcky Freeman

Visitation for Ricky Freeman, 58, Lawrence, will be from 6 - 8 pm Friday May 17, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A private graveside will take place at a later date. rumsey-yost.com

Justin Gardner

Justin M. Gardner, age 29, of Lawrence, KS, died May 2, 2019. He was born November 14, 1989 in Mesa, AZ, the son of Jim Gardner and Bev Robbins. Justin worked for many years at Rudy's Pizzeria, Lawrence in many capacities. He also worked for many years at Sun Creations Screen Printing as a ...