Arrangements for Keith Leroy Thomas, 85, Lawrence, are pending at this time.
Mr. Thomas died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home.
Arrangements for Keith Leroy Thomas, 85, Lawrence, are pending at this time.
Mr. Thomas died Sunday, January 15, 2017 at his home.
Hal Schultz, 50, passed away on January 12, 2017, at his home in Lawrence, KS. Hal was born in Memphis, Tennessee on December 30, 1966, the son of Kenneth Irving Schultz and Susan Glassman Schultz Boston.
He graduated from Ridgeway High School in Memphis, TN. He was employed as a Community Liaison at the Arc of Douglas County and he was actively involved in the disability community and with many associated organizations.
He is survived by his mother Susan Glassman Boston, and his step-father, Joseph Boston, of Sarasota, Florida; and his long-time loving companion, Lisa Barcus. In addition, Hal is survived by his loving aunts, uncle, cousins, and step sister.
He is preceded in death by his father, Kenneth Schultz, of Memphis, TN.
Graveside service for Hal Schultz will be at 11am, Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The service will be at B’nai Israel Cemetery, 1301 E 2100 Road, Eudora, Kansas 66025.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Arc of Douglas County or Cottonwood, Inc., sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.
A memorial service for Todd David Harrison, 54, Lawrence, will be at 11am on Saturday, January 28, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
He died January 10, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Todd was born June 13, 1962, in Flint, Michigan, the son of David Lee and Carol Dian Taggart Harrison.
He graduated from Davison High School. Todd attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Information Systems. He spent much of his career as an IT Consultant and helped many Fortune 500 companies implement SAP Software. He worked for many consulting firms and finished his career at SCT Software.
Todd was a loving father and husband. He supported his son Matthew whether he played Soccer, Swam on the Swim Team or played in the band. He was also active in Matthew’s Boy Scout Troop, 59. Todd was the ultimate handy man. No matter what was broken, he could fix it. Even when he didn’t have the knowledge or time to do it himself, he would review what had been done and many times found things that the “professionals” had not done correctly. Todd enjoyed working on his 1978 Ford Truck. He and Matthew would spend hours in the garage fixing or replacing many different parts. He always said it was his therapy. Todd also enjoyed fixing and riding his motorcycle.
Todd married Mary Lynne Hahn on February 24, 2001 in Keystone, Colorado. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his son, Matthew Harrison, Lawrence; his sister Stephanie Croteau (Brent), Kalamazoo, MI and his parents, Lupton, MI.
He is preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A visitation will take place from 6pm to 7:30pm on Friday, Janurary 27, 2017.
The family suggests memorial contributions made to KSDS Assistance Dogs, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St. Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may sent at rumsey-yost.com
Memorial services for George Arthur Campbell will be at 2 pm Friday, January 20, 2017, at First United Methodist Church Downtown, with the Revs. Tom Brady and Scott Hanks officiating. A visitation will follow the service in Brady Hall.
George A. Campbell, 83, was called home on 8 January, 2017 surrounded by his family. He had been ill for many months and from December, was under Hospice care. George was born to Helen (Xanders) and George Campbell on 2 March, 1933 in Springfield, Ohio. He was an only child. He attended schools in Springfield, then attended college at Baldwin Wallace in Berea, Ohio, before transferring to Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio. Later he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1953 and completed his basic military training at Samson AFB, Geneva, New York. George met and married his life time sweetheart, Elizabeth Jane Phillippi on 12 February, 1955.
George attended radio and code school at Keesler AFB, Biloxi, Mississippi. He also went to Scott AFB for Crypto school in Belleville, Illinois. He was stationed at Lackland AFB, San Antonio, Texas; Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota; Homestead AFB, Miami, Florida; and Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton-Fairborn, Ohio.
Overseas isolated tours included Kimpo Air Station and Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea. Accompanied tours included Tokyo, Japan; Adana and Ankara, Turkey; Frankfurt and Hamburg, Germany; Karachi, Pakistan; and The Hague, Netherlands. In 1979 George retired from the Air
Force after a distinguished military career, serving over 26 years. He returned to college at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri while working as the Veterans Affairs Officer. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelors in Religious Studies before returning to government work with the Department of State.
George became a born again Christian in 1963 in Tokyo, Japan. During the rest of his military career he did much preaching as a lay preacher serving where and when he was called. He was ordained to preach at Cavalry Baptist Church, Emerado, North Dakota in August, 1980. It was not uncommon in the smaller churches for him to lead the singing, take up the offering, teach the Sunday School lesson, preach and pray.
He is survived by his wife, Dr. Elizabeth J. Campbell, Lawrence, KS; and nine children; Beth J. Campbell, Myrtle Beach, SC; Peggy A. Campbell-Kemp (Hal), Rogersville, MO; Rebecca R. Crispyn (Mike), Palm Harbor, FL; Rachel L. Veit-O’Neil (Eric), Navarre, FL; Stephen A. Campbell (Jill), Colorado Springs, CO; Deborah G. Sherrer (Albert), Bolivar, MO, Philip P. Campbell (Carrie), Clearwater, FL; Timothy J. Campbell and Peter J. Campbell; Lawrence, KS. While stationed in Ankara, Turkey the family met a young Turk, Asim Ceylan. He was adopted into the family and became an American citizen, today living in Danbury, Connecticut. He and his wife Vicky have two sons, Ali Jon and Ryan.
Surviving grandchildren include Benjamin and Leah Dye; Laura and Erin Kemp; Keith and Chelsea Crispyn; Stefanie and Brooke Veit; Matison O’Neil, Erica and Danae O’Neil; Haley and Hannah Campbell; AJ and Abbey Sherrer; Melissa and Nichole Sherrer; Tyller, Tanner, Taryn and Tevin Campbell; Julian Campbell; Arayah and Kiara Wagner; and one great grandchild, Carder John Veit.
In 1995 George retired from his State Department position as a Diplomatic Communicator, relocating to Lawrence, Kansas. He worked for the Kansas Turnpike for five years. George enjoyed singing, golfing, and was an avid fan of Jayhawk basketball.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, 200 Maine Street Suite C, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Olive Pearl (Hare) Stanford, a longtime resident of both Phoenix, Arizona, and Lawrence Kansas, died Saturday morning, January 7th, 2017 at age 100, after suffering a stroke New Year’s Day. She was with her daughter and her two grandsons at their home in Lawrence, her personality and dignity intact.
Olive was born July 7th, 1916, on a farm in Glasco, Kansas. She was the second child of Pearl William Hare and Mary Copper. Olive grew up in Toronto, Kansas, attending elementary and high school there. She went on to graduate from the University of Kansas in 1938 with degree in entomology. She was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta.
She met her husband, Sharon B. Stanford, the following year in Phoenix while visiting her brother, who was stationed there with the Civil Aeronautics Administration. They were married in Lawrence, Kansas, in September of 1940. They returned to build their adobe brick home together in Paradise Valley, Arizona, literally up from the ground under their feet, where they raised their daughter, Mary. In 1991, seventeen years after the death of her husband, she returned to Kansas to be closer to her daughter and family.
Olive was foremost a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She is also remembered for her eye for architecture and her passion for historic preservation and adaptive reuse. In addition to Olive’s exuberant love of family gatherings and celebrations, her impressive collection of early American antique furniture, silverware and Delftware, and her enthusiasm for dressmaking and fine fabrics, she would most likely want to be remembered for her involvement in the preservation of historic buildings.
Most notable of her preservation efforts is the 1040 New Hampshire Professional Offices in downtown Lawrence, Kansas, across the street from the county courthouse. Originally an English Lutheran Church built in 1870 by John G. Haskell, it was in ruins and set for demolition. The structure was saved through the efforts of the Lawrence Preservation Alliance, and Olive proposed and funded the effort to restore the building to its current incarnation. She personally planned its rehabilitation, insisting that the new construction within the nave did not physically engage the exterior walls or disrupt its Gothic windows, allowing a clear perception of the three dimensional qualities, materials, and details of the original construction while maximizing the space’s utility as modern offices. The project established important legal precedents for preservation in the state of Kansas. Governor Joan Finney oversaw its grand opening in November 1993. The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1995 and has been recognized with multiple preservation and architectural awards. Complete with its original spire and bell, the lawyers who continue to occupy the old church ring it every time they win a case.
Until January 1st of this year, Olive lived autonomously in her two story limestone farmhouse, now also pending registration on the National Register.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Pearl William Hare and Mary Copper, her brother Virgil H. Hare, her husband Sharon Stanford, who died March 3rd, 1974, and her son-in-law, Arthur “Tripp” Anderson, who died April 6th, 2010.
Olive is survived by her daughter, Mary Anderson, and her two grandsons, John and Alex. She is also survived by her cousins Troy Westby, Alberta Paramore, and William Hare, and her four nieces, Diane Stanford, Donnamae Quandt, Sandra Loeffler, Pam Smith, and Debiruth Stanford.
A private interment will take place on January 12 at 3PM at Greenwood Memory Lawn Mortuary & Cemetery, Phoenix, AZ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lawrence Preservation Alliance (www.lawrencepreservation.org).
A memorial service for Eleanor Ruth Deeter Janousek, will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 14th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.
She passed away January 3, 2017 at Hillside Village in DeSoto, Kansas at age 82.
She was born April 24, 1934 on the family farm northeast of Norcatur, Kansas to C. Harold Deeter and Melva (Holsinger) Deeter.
Eleanor grew up on the farm and attended a country school, Rural District 74. She graduated from Norcatur High School in 1952.
On December 29, 1957 she married Arnold Lee Janousek. They later divorced.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Norcatur and Lawrence. She belonged to United Methodist Women, Adult Sunday School Class, and did volunteer work for Lawrence First United Methodist after retiring. She was a sponsor for the Junior and Senior High Youth group, was a Cub Scout leader, a girl scout volunteer, a member of Sunset Hill Elementary PTA, and the West Junior High PTA. She was a homemaker as well as working for the school cafeteria at Lawrence West Junior High for seven years. She worked at Rusty’s Hillcrest Bakery in Lawrence for seven years. From there she went to work at Wal-Mart in Lawrence for 14 years.
Survivors include one son, Guy Michael Janousek and wife Keri Austin-Janousek of Lawrence, KS; two daughters, Cecile Nanette Janousek Befort and husband Randy of Shawnee, KS, and Jenifer Lynn Janousek of Lawrence, KS; four grandchildren, Cody Lee Janousek of Boulder, CO, Ryan Joseph Befort of Overland Park, KS, Caroline Noel Befort of Pittsburg, KS and Corbin Adam Befort of Lawrence, KS. She also leaves a sister-in-law Shirley Deeter, Lutz, FL; two nieces Constance Deeter, Burbank, CA; Lucy Jones and husband Paul, Tampa, FL, and a great nephew Michael Jones, Tampa, FL; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and only brother Charles Deeter.
Memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church, Lawrence, KS, American Cancer Society, Grace Hospice or to the City of Norcatur, sent in care of the funeral home.
Memorial services for the Rev. Joseph T. Beckley, 65, will be Saturday, January 21st at 11 am at Trinity Episcopal Church, with the Rev. Rob Baldwin officiating. Rev. Beckley died Friday, December 30, 2016, at his home, following a long battle with ALS.
He was born Nov. 27, 1951, in Ft, Wayne, Ind., the son of Joseph T. Sr. and Nancy Naïve Beckley. He graduated from high school in Stow, Ohio, and attended Taylor University (Ind.). He earned his Master’s in Divinity from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ohio. Rev. Beckley served Christian and Missionary Alliance churches in Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania. He enjoyed reading, writing stories and poetry, camping, music, and friends and family.
He married Debora K. Hazlett on June 16, 1979, in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Aaron Beckley and wife Sarah, Pittsburgh, Penn.; a daughter, Rachel Schwaller and husband Robert, Lawrence; a grandson, Joseph ‘Fritz’ Schwaller, Lawrence; and a brother, Charles Beckley and wife Kerry, Missoula, Mont.
The family suggests memorial contributions to ALS Research at www.alsa.org
Graveside services for Norma Jean Elston, 77, Williamsburg, will be 2 pm Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at Memorial Park Cemetery.
She died December 28, 2016, at her home.
Norma was born August 16, 1939, in Mayville, KY, the daughter of Milford R. and Helen Francis Gill Burton.
She worked for the University of Kansas as a House mother at Oliver Hall. She retired in 2005.
Survivors include siblings, Margarite Hauke, Dorothy Miller, Don Burton; four sons, Bill Kilgore, Richard Kilgore, Jerry Kilgore and Gilson Norris; eight grand children and seven great grand children.
She is preceded in death by her parents
Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation or the Alzheimer’s Association, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences made at rumsey-yost.com
Memorial services for Edward N. ‘Ed’ Aduddell, 89, Lawrence, will be at 1 pm Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, with the Rev. Nancy Thellman officiating. A visitation will follow the service. Ed died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born Sept. 19, 1927, in Webster City, Iowa, the son of Edward L. and Theodosia G. Wahl Aduddell. He graduated from Des Moines North High School, and entered the service of the United States Army as a paratrooper. He attended Grinnell College, where he played football, and later re-entered the Army, serving in the Infantry during the Korean War, where he earned two purple hearts and a bronze star. He returned to Grinnell to graduate. Ed was a salesman for Celotex, and retired as sales manager in 1989 after more than 25 years of service. He was also a builder. He and his wife retired to the Lake of the Ozarks. He enjoyed building, hunting, and coaching football. He was a member of the Elks Club, the Morgan County (Mo.) Library Board, and the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church, where he helped build an addition to the church.
Ed married Nancy J. Nicolaus on June 27, 1953, in LaGrange, Ill. She survives. Other survivors include three children, David Aduddell and wife Pat, Lawrence, Jan Duffy and husband Michael, Ames, Iowa, and Robert Aduddell and wife Pam, Gravois Mills, Mo.; a sister, Mary Sowder, Coral Gables, Fla.; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Joyce, John, Robert, and Charles Aduddell, and Margaret Lindquist, and one great grandson.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Gravois Mills United Methodist Church, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com
Memorial Mass for Donald L. Ogburn, 82, Rural Lawrence, will be at 10 am, Monday, January 2, 2017 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Mr. Ogburn died Dec. 28, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital with Phyllis and many of their children and grand children around him. He was born January 7, 1934 in Ellsworth, KS and is the son of Lloyd E. and Verna Margel Sauers Ogburn.
After graduating from Ellsworth High School in 1956 Mr. Ogburn joined the Navy and served for 4 years. After the military he attended training and become an air traffic controller. He retired from the FAA out of Olathe Air Traffic Control Center. Once retired, he looked forward to meeting with his coffee group and the air traffic controllers’ breakfast. Mr. Ogburn loved to hunt and fish and spending time with his family. He was also a Master Gardener and really enjoyed visiting with neighbors who stopped by to pick up sweet corn, asparagus and strawberries.
He married Phyllis A. Urbanek on Jan. 7, 1956 in Ellsworth. She survives of the home. Other survivors include sons Mike (Annette) of Panama City, Chris of Ottawa, Pat (Karen) of Liberty, MO, and Tony of Hendersonville, TN, daughter Lisa Snead of Overland Park, 7 grandchildren Jake, Joe, Nolan, Mary Ann, and Alan Ogburn, Clint and Charlie Snead.
In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorials to Wounded Warriors or Gary Sinise Foundation in care Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.