Mickey Hermreck

Funeral services for Mildred ‘Mickey’ Finch Hermreck, 85, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Lawrence, with the Rev. Matt Sturtevant officiating. Private burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mrs. Hermreck died Tue., Feb. 26, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 24, 1927, in DeSoto, Kansas, the daughter of Harley and Nina Beach Finch. She graduated from Rantoul High School, and later earned bachelors degrees from Ottawa University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. She also held a real estate broker’s license from the GRI. She taught elementary school in Ottawa and Garnett, and owned the Gambles store in Osawatomie from 1971-76. She moved to Lawrence in 1978, and was a member of the First Baptist Church and its Mary Circle, P.E.O. Chapter GQ, Red Hat Ladies, Ventura Club, Welcome Club, and six bridge clubs. In previous years, she had also been a member and president of numerous organizations, including the PTA, AAUW, BPW, and served on the Election Board.

She married Fredrick Hermreck on Apr. 16, 1949, in Ottawa. They shared 53 happy years of marriage. He preceded her in death on Sept. 11, 2002.

Survivors include a son David Hermreck and wife Sharon, Germantown, Md.; two daughters, Marsha Hermreck, Lawrence, and Michelle Gray, Ottawa; two sisters, Shirley Daney, Albuquerque, and Beverly Bolger and husband Dick, St. Charles, Illinois; three brothers-in-law, Larry Hermreck and wife Almeda, Vero Beach, Fla., and Richard Roeckers and wife Shirley, and Henry Roeckers and wife Kay, all of Garnett; two sisters-in-law, Roberta Boyer and husband Eddie, Lawrence, and Barbara Burwell and husband Glen, Manhattan; and three grandchildren, PFC Nicholas Hermreck, Ft. Hood, Tex., Jordan Gray, Lawrence, and Mark Hermreck, Germantown, Md.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family suggests memorial contributions to First Baptist Church, or Boy Scout Troop 74 in Ottawa, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

  • Roland and Ginny Bromert says:

    Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
    It is so hard to lose a mother.
    She was a lovely lady.

  • Chris Wahl says:

    We are all sadden to hear of the loss of your mom. Loosing anyone we love is difficult. It was difficult for Jesus when he lost a dear friend. But we know that our loss is only temporary. We have the beautiful hope that Jesus gave us at John 5:28 of the resurrection.

    But what is even more beautiful and reassuring is what Luke wrote at Luke 20:38. He tells us that Jehovah is a God not of the dead but of the living for they are all alive to him. Isn’t that a comforting thought. Even though we may die Jehovah does not view us as dead. That is because they are alive in Jehovah’s memory, awaiting the resurrection.
    And that is the view that we need to have. It is not a permanent loss, only temporary.

    Ps.116:15 reminds us that Precious in the eyes of Jehovah is the death of his loyal ones. Our worship to Jehovah is so precious to him that he will not allow death to put a permanent end to our worship.
    May you keep these thoughts and promises close to your heart.

    If you would like to learn more about the bible’s promises please contact one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    Your friend,
    Chris Wahl

  • Rhetta Jo Noever says:

    I was saddened to learn of Mickey passing. I not only played a lot of bridge with her but hosted the Union and Smith Centre bridge groups with her. Mickey was a delightful person and a pleasure to know. She will be missed.

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