Obituaries

Sheila LaSetta Schmitendorf

Arrangements for Sheila Schmitendorf, 91, Lawrence, are pending. Mrs. Schmitendorf died Sunday, November 5, 2017. Condolences at rumseyyost. com.

Joel Wales

Services for Joel Wales, 34, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Joel died Friday, November 3, 2017, in Lawrence. rumseyyost. com

Norbert M. Grosdidier

Services for Norbert Grosdidier, 91, Eudora are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Norbert passed away Mon., Nov. 6th at his home. warrenmcelwain.com.

Steve Chandlee

Services for Steve Chandlee, 63, Lawrence will be held at 1 p.m. Thurs., Nov. 9th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Visit. will be Wed., Nov. 8th from 5 7 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Lorene Akers

Anna “Lorene” Akers, age 93, formerly of 618 Meadow Lane, Fort Scott, Kansas, and most recently of Pioneer Ridge, Lawrence, Kansas, passed away November 1, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence, Kansas. Lorene was born at her family’s home south of Mound City, Kansas, on April ...

Charles Woodling

Memorial services for Charles "Chuck" Woodling, 76, Lawrence, will be held at 11 a.m. Sat., Nov. 18th at First Presbyterian Church. For Chuck's full obituary go to warrenmcelwain.com.

Richard Harold Warkins

A Celebration of Life for Dick Warkins will begin at 4 p.m., Sat., Nov. 25th at Kanwaka Township Hall, 776 Hwy. 40, Lawrence. For Dick's full obituary go to warrenmcelwain.com.

Wilda Lou Lawhorn

Wilda was born March 17, 1929 in Muskogee, Oklahoma, the daughter of George Riley and Ruby Etta Presley. She passed away the 28th of October, 2017. She is survived by her loving husband of 71 years Charlton Dabney Lawhorn, two daughters, Linda Elizabeth Collins and Kathryn Rebecca Pinto of ...

Lainey Karolyne McGee

Lainey Karolyne McGee, infant daughter of Megan Wood Embry of Concordia, MO, and Patrick McGee of Shawnee, KS, passed away Friday, October 27, 2017 at Overland Park Regional Medical Center in Overland Park, KS. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at Bethel ...

Walter H. Crockett

Walter H. “Hob” Crockett, 96, died Tuesday, Oct. 31, at his home in Lawrence. He was a retired professor of communications studies and social psychology at the University of Kansas, and the first director of KU's Gerontology Center, now Life Span Institute. Hob was born in Strawn, Kansas, ...

Julia Morrison

Funeral services for Julia "Judy" Morrison, 69, Lawrence are pending and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Judy passed away Wed., Nov. 1st at LMH. warrenmcelwain.com.

Rayna Patton

In Memoriam Rayna Patton, loving mother and wife, left us to join the others, July 26, 1976 October 28, 2017. She leaves behind husband, Brian Patton, son Creighton, and father Samuel Hurt, and motherinlaw Debbie Patton. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries. LJWorld.com.

Christopher D. Bower

It is with heavy hearts we share the passing of our beloved son, brother, uncle, father, grandfather, and friend Christopher D. Bower on November 1st. Born June 20th, 1965 in Lawrence, Kansas to Vince and Linda Bower, he enjoyed calling Lawrence his home. He was a Lawrence High School alumni ...

Dale Eldon Hughes

Dale Eldon Hughes, Lawrence, 83, passed away on November 1, 2017, at Pioneer Ridge in Lawrence, surrounded by family. Dale was born on November 30, 1933 near Waverly, Kansas to Jennie and Erwin “Pop” Hughes Dale was preceded in death by his parents, brother Floyd, brother Jim and infant ...

Katherine White Schmidt

Katherine (Kathy) White Schmidt, a longtime resident of Lawrence, went to be with her Lord Jesus Monday, October 30th 2017 after a brief fight with cancer. Born February 7, 1948 in Lawrence, Kathy was the daughter of Roger Louis and Eleanor June (Tripkos) White. Married at Lawrence Friends ...

William Edwards

William “Lester” Edwards, 73, of Ottawa, KS went home to the Lord on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Ransom Memorial Hospital, Ottawa, KS. He was born April 17, 1944 in Ottawa, KS the son of Pearl and Juanita (Smith) Edwards. Lester attended schools in Ottawa, KS graduating from the Ottawa ...

Mary Joan Schimmel

Funeral services for Mary Joan Schimmel, 76, Eudora will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, November 6, 2017 at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lawrence, KS. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence. She died Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Medicalodges Eudora. She was born April 15, 1941 ...

Richard Harold Warkins

Richard "Dick" Harold Warkins, 69, Lawrence passed away Thursday, October 26, 2017 at his home. For Dick's full obituary go to warrenmcelwain.com.

Barbara Ann Marden

Barbara Ann “Barb” Marden (né Larson), died 10/30/2017 after a long struggle with LewyBody Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. Barb was born February 28, 1946 in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin to Henning R. Larson and Lucile Horstmann Larson. She married Dave Marden in Topeka on June 22, 1968, ...

Logan Sean Vinopal

Logan Sean Vinopal, 29, passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017, after a hardfought battle with cancer, surrounded by his parents, aunts/uncles, cousins and friends. Logan graduated from Maize High, received his degree from Wichita State University, and was a sales associate. Logan had a quick ...