Bill Webster

Bill Webster, 91, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away peacefully at his home on July 9, 2018.

Bill was born Billy Robert Webster son of Robert Lee and Laura Emma (Matthews) Webster on December 26, 1926 in Lawrence, Kansas. He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1945. He married the love of his life, Delaverne Burgoon, on June 10, 1946. Bill and Delaverne enjoyed 57 blissful married years. They traveled the world visiting several countries and continents together. Delaverne proceeded Bill in death on September 5, 2003. Also proceeding him in death were his parents, a half-brother Norman Johnson, and his sister Betty George.

Survivors include four daughters: Jane Webster, Lawrence; Terri Webster (Kirk Wiesner), Leawood, Kansas; Nancy Lahm (David), Lawrence; and Robin Levra (Craig) of LaCanada, California; six grandchildren: Jacob Webster Lahm (Lisa), Candice Lahm, Jay Wiesner (Erin), Alex Webster, Chase Levra and Samantha Levra: and three great grandchildren: Ethan Jacob Lahm, Kathleen Wiesner and Julia Wiesner. He also leaves behind his friend for the past several years, LouAnn Adams of Lawrence, and his personal assistant and one of his best friends of more than 47 years, Charlotte Sparkes. Bill was a very loving and kind man and was loved and cherished very much by his wife and four daughters, and will be truly missed.

Bill served in the United States Army during WWII. He was employed by Lawrence Paper Company from 1943-1967, and owned and operated the Westview Motel. Bill worked in the Manufactured Housing Industry for over 51 years, owning Bob and Bill’s Home Sales, Webster’s Mobile/Modular Home Sales, and numerous mobile home parks. He bought and sold numerous pieces of Real Estate throughout the years. He was a member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Kansas Freemasons Lodge #6 for 65 years, a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, S.J. USA, member of the American Legion for 70 years, and a member of Shriners International for 65 years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Lawrence National Bank and Trust Co., a Board Member of the Better Business Bureau of Topeka, and Board of Directors of Quail Unlimited for 20 years. Bill was very well respected in the business community being inducted into the Kansas Mobile Home Industry Hall of Fame in 1998, and the National RV/Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame in 2005. He also served as Kansas Representative for Manufactured Housing at the National Level for many years. Bill was a long-time member of the Lawrence Country Club, and charter member of Alvamar Country Club. Bill had a passion for his family, making a great business deal, and of antique cars having acquired an impressive collection over the years.

Bill enjoyed dancing, playing cards with friends, and was a country music fan. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed the privilege of hunting with several generations of his family – his dad, son-in-law David, grandson Jacob, and great-grandson Ethan. Bill hunted pheasant, quail, moose and wild boar, and loved to hunt on the Kings Ranch in Texas. He also had the pleasure of watching home videos and talking family history with his grandson Alex. Bill loved to travel, with Mexico being his favorite destination spot going once or twice a year every year for the past 48 years. Bill was a member of the Lawrence Kennel Club for many years, and was fortunate to show and own Champion Brittany Spaniels.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions made to Visiting Nurses of Lawrence, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home on Thursday , July 12th from 6:00-8:00 pm and graveside services will be held Friday, July 13th at 9:30 am at Oak Hill Cemetery.



Oren Randolph ‘Randy’ Duvall

Graveside inurnment services for Randy Duvall, 79, Baldwin City, will be Saturday, July 28, 2018, at 10:30 am at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Randy died Sunday, July 8, 2018, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date, and will be held at the Lumberyard Arts Center in downtown Baldwin City in August.

He worked for many years as a manager of health coverage for General Motors.

Local survivors include his life long partner, Gary L. Keller.

A full obituary will appear here later.

Cecil L. Dawes, Sr

Cecil L. Dawes, Sr., former resident of Seiling, passed from this life on June 29, 2018 at his home in Lawrence, KS, at the age of 70. He was surrounded by his loving family after a short but hard-fought battle with cancer. Cecil was born on November 4, 1947 in Concho, OK to Steve Dawes and Mary (Black) Little Coyote. Cecil grew up in Seiling area from age 5 until graduating from Seiling High School with the Class of 1965. He began college at Haskell Institute, and later went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Vocational-Technical Education at Pittsburg State University in 1968. He also obtained credits for his Master’s in Human Resources from Pittsburg State University. He was married to Wylma (Davis) Dawes on June 22, 1967 in Seiling, Oklahoma. Cecil began his teaching career at Arkansas City High School until 1983 when he became the Humanities and Graphic Arts teacher for Haskell Indian Nation University until his retirement. Cecil was also a member of the Kit Fox Warrior Society, sponsor of the Indian Club at the University, and a member of the Thunderbird Theater. In his spare time Cecil enjoyed Pow-Wow Dancing and spending time with his grandchildren for all of their school and sporting events.

Cecil was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Little Coyote, his son Cecil Dawes, Jr., and a sister, Wilma Little Coyote.

Cecil is survived by his wife of 51 years, Wylma Dawes; two children, Chelsea Anglin and husband Sutagee of Lawrence, KS and Chebon S. Dawes and wife Jalinn of Lawrence; six grandchildren Brianna, Alexia, Sutagee Jr., Delaney, Chebon H., and Lynzee; and two sisters, Karen Little Coyote of Seiling, OK and Rachel Cole of Ponca City, OK, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A traditional Cheyenne wake service will be held at 7 PM on Monday, July 2, 2018 at the C-1 Community Building. Funeral Services will take place at 10 AM on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Restoration Church. Burial will follow at Brumfield Cemetery.

Memorial Donations in Cecil’s name may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of Douglas County or Lawrence Meals on Wheels in care of Redinger Funeral Home (Box 236, Seiling, OK 73663)

David Leroy Davis, Sr.

Graveside services for David Leroy Davis, Sr., 57, Lawrence, will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 12, 2018 at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Davis died June 27, 2018, at his home.

He was born September 29, 1960, in Ukiah, California, the son of Ralph Leonard and Lily Louise McCracken Davis. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1979.

Mr. Davis worked for the City of Lawrence, Honey Creek Disposal, and as a union carpenter. He enjoyed working on his vehicles, cutting wood, watching TV, and visiting on the porch with family.

Survivors include a son, David “DJ” Davis Jr. of Lawrence; his mother, Lily of Lawrence; sisters, Vicky Rousselo and husband Earl of Lawrence, Brenda Davis-Miller and husband Mike of Lawrence; brother, Ronnie Davis and wife Bonnie of Perry; and 2 grandchildren.

David was preceded in death by his father and wife, Carlene Passell.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the David Davis Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, to help with funeral arrangements.

Lois Nadine Johnson Anderson

Services for Lois Nadine Johnson Anderson, 96, Lawrence, will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery.

Mrs. Anderson died Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

She was born February 24, 1922, in Erie, Kansas, the daughter of Guy ORacey and Nina Heaton Rush. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1940.

Mrs. Anderson was a homemaker. She was an active member of the Clinton Presbyterian Church, and enjoyed being part of a quilting group, reading, gardening, and most of all family.

She married Byron B. Johnson in Iola, Kansas, January 2, 1941. They lived in Independence, Kansas from 1946 to 1961, before moving to Lawrence in 1961. Byron passed away in 1989. Lois later married I. Carter Anderson in 1991. Carter passed away in 1998.

Survivors include sons, Tony Johnson and wife Esther of D’Hanis, Texas, Kenneth Johnson and wife Chris of Lawrence, Keith Johnson and wife Jan of Kansas City, Kansas, Steven Johnson and wife Barbara of Lexington, Ohio; daughters, Glenna Jones of Lawrence, and Nodjya Arrasmith and husband Gerry of Yucca Valley, California; brother Myron Rush and wife Betty of Iola, Kansas; 16 grandchildren; and 28 great grandchildren; four step children, Barbara Cogburn, Louise Wintermantel, Loren Anderson, and Jane Schwartz; 13 step grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; and 6 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; brother, Clyde Rush; sister, Neva Blair; grandson, Brad Raab; and step son, Joe Anderson.

Friends may call from noon to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A visitation with the family will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The family suggests memorials to Great Lakes Hospice, Clinton Presbyterian Church, and the Brandon Woods Employee Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.

Edgar Richard Krieger

Funeral services for Edgar Richard Krieger, 84, Lawrence, will be 10:00 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Lawrence. Burial will be at the Bible M. B. Church Cemetery in Cordell, Oklahoma.

Mr. Krieger died Saturday, June 30, 2018, at Presbyterian Manor.

He was born February 10, 1934, in Cordell, the second child of Leonard and Agatha Rempel Krieger. He attended Cordell High School and Corn Bible Academy, graduating in 1951. In 1958, he earned a B.A. in Social Studies from Tabor College. He later earned B. S. in Psychology with a minor in English, as well as a M.S. in education from the University of Kansas.

Edgar worked on the family farm until 1955. After college Edgar taught Social Studies and English at Hanover, Valley Falls, and Lawrence High Schools, retiring in 1994. During his teaching career he was involved in many professional associations on the local, state, and national levels.

During and after retirement Edgar traveled all over the world for education and pleasure. He enjoyed reading, listening to religious and classical music, and listening to 2nd and 3rd graders read.

Survivors include sisters, Hildegard Thiessen and husband Wilmer of Hillsboro, KS, Nelda Thiessen and husband Virgil of Henderson, NE; and a brother, Norbert Krieger and wife Sylvia of O’Neill, NE.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Tabor College or Veritas Christian School, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Alice Marie Eisele

Graveside services for Alice Eisele, 93, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 3rd at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Eisele died Wednesday, June 27, 2018, at Brewster Place in Topeka.

She was born Feb. 21, 1925, in rural Douglas County, Kan., the daughter of Fred L. and Myrtle Garratt Howard. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School. Alice was a homemaker, and a lifelong Douglas County resident. She was a member of BridgePointe Community Church and a local FCE organization.

She married Harold Eisele in 1944. He preceded her in death in 1986. Survivors include two children, Sharon Petrone and husband Ron, Topeka, and Steven Eisele and companion Camilla Geiss, Olathe; and three grandchildren.

Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Brewster Place Employee Fund and the BridgePointe Community Church, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.