Gary L. Headley

Gary L. Headley, 60, of Lawrence, KS, passed away Oct. 15, 2017, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. Gary was temporarily living in St. Louis as the recipient of a double lung transplant on July 25, 2107, due to a long battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis.

He was born to Doyle and Marilyn Headley in Lawrence on Dec. 26, 1956. He was a life long resident of Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School with the class of 1975. He started working for Curtis 1000 during his senior year. After 22 years, Curtis 1000 closed their Lawrence location. Gary went to work for Schlumberger for the next 17 years until medically retiring in 2014. He made life long friends wherever he went. Friends and family were always important.

Gary enjoyed spending time on the farm in Cuba, KS, where he would ride ATVs, enjoyed hunting and building fence.

He was preceded in death by his dad, Doyle Headley. He is survived by his mom, Marilyn Headley, Lawrence, brothers Larry (Kathy), their kids Brandon Headley (Emily), Bryan Headley (Jessica), Oklahoma City, OK, Terry (Lois) their kids Leslie Headley, Michael Headley (Hebah), Kansas City, MO., best friend and brother Barry, Overland Park, KS, sister Sherry (Bob) Wesner, El Reno, OK, and one very special great niece Tinsley.

Funeral services will be at 11 am, Friday, October 20, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 pm, Thursday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

 

Adrian Alexander Jones

Adrian, God saw you so tired, and he wrapped you in his loving arms, and whispered ‘come with me’.

Adrian Alexander Jones came into this world as a blessing on May 15, 2008. On September 28, 2015 at age 7, our sweet little boy earned his angel wings and went to his heavenly home. Our little superhero was strong and courageous in his fight, and went through hell and came out of the darkness as our precious angel. Our wish for you Adrian is that in heaven you get to skip through rain puddles, run through green meadows, sit at the end of rainbows, sleep peaceful within the stars, make many friends, get all the hugs and kisses you so deserve, and that you always spread your angel wings and soar. Thank you Lord for blessing us with this beautiful soul. Until we are together again, fly high sweet angel.

Adrian leaves behind his loving mother, Dainna Pearce of Lawrence KS, three sisters, Keiona Doctor, Madison and Tiesa Jones, two brothers Tarrell and Hayden Haynes, grandparents Judy Conway of Emporia, KS and Tracy Pearce of San Pedro, CA, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of many friends worldwide.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 21 at 11:00 a.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence, Kansas. Adrian’s final resting place will be Oak Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Sunflower House online at www.sunflowerhouse.org/donate, or mail a check to the Sunflower House, 15440 65th Street, Shawnee, KS 66217. When making your donation online, please include in memory of Adrian, and send an acknowledgment of donation to 1508 Powers Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Carolyn Marie Ray

Services for Carolyn M. Ray, 60, of Lawrence, are pending. You may contact the family for more information.

Ms. Ray passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017, at her home.

She was born December 20, 1956 in Lawrence, the daughter of Wilbur and Meredith Tate Ray.

She worked as a housekeeper at Valley View Care Home and then as a bus driver with Independence Inc.

Survivors include a son, Jamie of Lawrence; daughter, Brandy of Lawrence; sisters, Barbara Lemon of Kansas City, Bev Craig of Lawrence; six grandchildren, Jordan, Daniel, Gage, Jade, Erin, and Matt (adopted); spouse, Dennis Supernaw; and step daughter, Annie.

She was preceded in death by son, Daniel Eugene Reedy; four brothers, Eldon, Steve, Skeeter, David; two sisters, Ann and Sharron.

Family and friends may contact the family directly.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the home.

 

Jeff (JD) Davidson

Jeffery Allen Davidson, 49, died Oct. 11, 2017, after a long battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 3, 1968, in Osceola, Iowa, to Bill & Nicki (Jimison) Davidson. He married Pamela Peterson on Aug. 7, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Pam, two step children, Courtney (Kevin) Sullivan, Phoenix, and Nate Peterson, Iowa Falls, Iowa., two step grandchildren, Kaeden & Kohen, his parents, Bill & Nicki, Overland Park, his brother Jason (Chris) Davidson and two nieces, Anna & Tess, Rome, Ga., an aunt, Sherri Kochen, and an uncle, Doug Jimison, both of Colorado.

Jeff worked for Weld Racing in Kansas City, Mo. He touched many lives over the years, and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, November 18, 2017, from 4 to 7 pm at the home of his parents, 7208 W. 54th Terr., Overland Park.

 

Sandra Lee “Sandy” Wellman

Funeral service for Sandra Lee “Sandy” Wellman, 70, Lawrence will be 2 pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  She died Saturday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born August 22, 1947 in North Dakota the daughter of George Kenneth and Harriet Lucille Hanson Stapleton.

She grew up in California and moved to Lawrence in 1984. She worked for a veterinary clinic for several years.

She met and married the love of her life Michael J. Wellman on November 28, 1984 at Cupids Chapel of Love in Reno, Nevada. He survives of the home. Other survivors include sons Jason and Justin Haskell, daughter Georgette Yost, brothers Brent and wife Patty Stapleton as well as Brad and wife Dana Stapleton of Santa Rosa, California, 7 grandchildren Josh Wilks, Jessica Haskell, Kristin Haskell, Nicollette Haskell, Hailey Haskell, Reagan Haskell, and Taylor Yost. 4 great-grandchildren Jay, Kymariana, Liam and Leila.

Friends may sign the register Wednesday from noon to 8 pm and Thursday from 9 am to service time at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Meals-On-Wheels in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence KS 66044.

Dennis Kim Glasco

Private family services for Dennis Kim Glasco, 61, Lawrence, will take place at a later date.

He died peacefully October 2, 2017 at his home in Lawrence.

Dennis was born August 3, 1956, in Moses Lake, Washington, the son of Charles Eldon Glasco and Donna Jean Willson.

He graduated from Daleville High School in Daleville, Alabama. He subsequently earned his Master’s Degree in Economics at Kansas University.

Dennis enjoyed teaching math to young people. He began his professional career tutoring basketball players for the the KU athletic department. He remained an avid fan and season ticket holder of Jayhawks basketball for the rest of his life. He subsequently joined the faculty of Haskell Indian Nations University where he taught calculus, statistics and economics for over 25 years. He spent most of his school breaks in the Caribbean and Central America exploring Indian ruins and snorkeling.

Dennis is survived by his mother Donna Glasco Springfield in Pharr, Texas and brother Donald Glasco in Monterey, California.

Memorial contributions may be made to hospice or charity of your choice.