Timothy Lee “Tim” Bailey

Funeral services for Tim, 56, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow.

Tim was born December 11, 1960, in Lawrence, the son of Bud and Carol Bailey. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1979 and attended The University of Kansas. He remained a resident of Lawrence until his death on Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

During his school years, Tim received various recognitions and honors for his scholastic achievements. He also participated in many different sports, including football, baseball, tennis, wrestling, and gymnastics. As an adult, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, and biking, but his love was sailing.

Tim was in the construction industry throughout his career and was a member of the Lawrence Homebuilders Association. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his son, Cooper, Florence, Kansas; his mother and step-father, Carol and Rolland Culp, Asheville, North Carolina; a sister, Tracy Bailey, Gladstone, Missouri; a step-brother, Brad Culp (wife Leasa), Johns Creek, Georgia; a step-sister, Gailynn Garberding (husband Terry), Phoenix, Arizona; a step-nephew and four step-nieces.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bud Bailey; paternal grandparents, Everett and Frances Bailey; and maternal grandparents, Howard and Helen Hargrove.

The family will receive friends Tuesday 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com

Violet G. Walker

Funeral services for Violet Gloria Walker, 92, of Lawrence, will be 2pm Friday March 3rd at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Violet died February 23rd at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born December 18th, 1924, in Lawrence, daughter of Ira Edgar and Mata Ellen Gay Moon.

Violet was a lifelong Lawrence resident and horse enthusiast. There was rarely a horse show in Douglas County or the surrounding area where she was not present. She was a lifetime honorary member of the Douglas County Trail Riders and the Kansas State Horse Show Circuit, and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and the Kansas Quarter Horse Association. She worked at Ray’s Truck Stop and Margaret’s Café for many years. In 1967, she married the love of her life Leonard A. Walker. She and Leonard spent many happy years together until his death in 1996.

Violet is preceded in death by her brothers Carleton, Chester, and Jack Moon and her first husband, Harry Fox.

Survivors include stepchildren Larry and Cindy Walker of Oskaloosa, Robert and Linda Fox of Oklahoma, good friends Bruce and Sharon LeClair of Lawrence, Reese and Angie Nordhus of Baldwin, grandchildren Dean and Bethany Lasher of McLouth, Rory and Sheera Kennedy of Edgerton, Christine Fox of Oklahoma, Cain Fox of Kansas City, and Trenda Fox of Lawrence, and her “little doggie” Buzz.

Friends may call Thursday, 9 am to 8 pm at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral where family and friends will gather from 7 to 8 pm.

Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurses, Hospice in care of the funeral home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.

Jane Landmark

Memorial services for Jane Landmark, 73, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 11, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Mrs. Landmark died Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility.

She was born June 18, 1943, in Lawrence, the daughter of Ilert Odell Avey and Betty Jane Spaulding Avey Bosze. She attended Seaman High School.

Mrs. Landmark worked as a waitress at various restaurants and as a cook at Sunshine Acres. She enjoyed playing pool, cooking, and collecting frog memorabilia. She loved cats and dogs and most of all, she loved spending time with her family.

She has spent the last 29 years with the love of her life, Victor E. Heffner, he survives of the home.

Other survivors include children, Jim Skinner and wife Penny of Topeka, Lori Huske of Topeka, Jeff Feyh of Meriden, Lance Feyh and wife Paige of Topeka, Marc Kline and wife Jill of Rossville; step children, Victor Heffner, Jr. and wife Alyssa of Lawrence, Jon Heffner and wife Ashlie of Waverly, Ira Heffner and wife Jodi of Lawrence; brothers, Jerry Avey and wife Donna of Longmont, CO, Tim Avey of Sedalia, MO, Bobby Parrack of Springfield, MO, and Billy Howard of Independence, MO; sisters, Twila Northweather of Marshall, MO, and Janet Howard of Independence, MO; grandchildren, Derek, Kyle, and Carlie Skinner, Trevor, Tanner, and Taylor Treiber, Nicole Feyh, Alexa Feyh, Anthony and Brett Kline, Cheyenne Heffner; 30 step grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Daegen Feyh; stepsister, Pam Herzog; and stepdad, Bill Bosze.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the D Man Hero Foundation, 5431 SW 29th St., Topeka, KS 66614.

Gloria C. Villafuerte

A Celebration of Life visitation for Gloria C. Villafuerte, 74, Lecompton, will be Sunday from 2 to 4 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Cremation will follow.

Gloria died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at her home, surrounded by family.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Jane Elizabeth Gates

No public services are planned for Jane Elizabeth Gates, 89, Lawrence.

Mrs. Gates died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Earl. of the home, children Mark Gates, Toren Sidwell (Mark), and Kent Gates (Christina Wells), and a granddaughter, Ellie.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Lawrence Humane Society.

Raymond Clifford Flory

Graveside services with full military honors for Raymond Clifford Flory, 84, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 am Saturday at Washington Creek Cemetery, N. 600 & E. 550 Rd., rural Douglas County, with the Rev. Jane Flora-Swick officiating. Mr. Flory died Wed., Feb. 22, 2017, at his home.

He was born Sept. 21, 1932, in Lawrence, the son of Arthur M. and Blanche R. Fox Flory. He attended Apple Pie and Lone Star rural 8-grade schools, and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1950. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1951, and served three years in England at Bentwater Royal Air Base during the Korean War. Raymond had rural can and bulk-tank milk routes from area farms. Later he owned and operated car washes and a laundromat in Lawrence until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of the Lone Star Church of the Brethren, the American Legion, and a charter member of the Lone Star 4-H Club.

He married Caroline Torneden on Mar. 6, 1955, at the Clinton Presbyterian Church. They were married nearly 62 years. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Roger C. Flory and wife Teresa; a daughter, Rhonda D. Bruce; five grandsons, Tim Flory (Jana), Brian Flory (Julie), Mark Flory (Jessica), Ryan Bruce (Kate), and Ronnie Bruce (Jessica); and eight great grandchildren, Brevin, Maison, Cole, Piper Jo, and Evelyn Flory, and Wyatt, Lexi, and Lily Bruce.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Calvin and wife Jean, and his brother in law, Floyd Torneden.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 pm at the funeral home, In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Douglas County 4-H Foundation Scholarship Fund, the Lone Star Church of the Brethren, or Douglas County Visiting Nurses, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Linda (Joyce) Smith Athey

Linda (Joyce) Smith Athey, 73, Eudora died on Tuesday morning Feb. 21, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born in Ottawa, KS, on April 19, 1943 the daughter of Paul C. and Sylvia Smith. She graduated from Lawrence High School.

Joyce was a volunteer at LMH. She met James Lee Athey, They were married on November 20, 1962. He survives of the home.

She worked for a period of time for Jane Bateman as a drapery maker. She also worked at Davol Inc., were she worked on the Sani-Spec line for 13 years. She enjoyed baking, crocheting and sewing. Joyce also enjoyed spending time with her church family. She was an avid reader of the bible and many different commentaries. She loved her church family greatly. She also helped serve dinner for L.I.N.K. for the homeless at First Christian Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her granddaughter Lisa Dawn Athey.

Joyce is survived by her husband James, son Shawn and wife Melissa, daughters Gwen and husband Bill Mallot, Alexia and husband Paul Maben. Six grandchildren; Tabitha, Dianna, Jessica, Collyn, Alexis and Darrell; sister Annie (Elaine) Hetschel, AZ; brother Steven D. Smith, WA.

A visitation will take place Thursday evening from 6-8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Services will be at 10 am Friday, February 24, 2017, at Southside Church of Christ, following the services will be the graveside service at Memorial Park Cemetery. Dinner will follow back at the church.

We would like to thank LMH pain and palliative care services, Intensive care unit/ 2 East, many doctors, and Grace Hospice for the merciful care provided to Joyce in her time of need.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence Memorial Hospital ICU Unit or Grace Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.

James ‘Jim’ Erland

James F. Erland, 87, Lawrence, died Sunday, February 19, 2017, at his home under hospice care. Jim was born in Ottumwa, Iowa, September 30, 1929, the son of Lucile Karenna Lenore Carlson and John Arthur Erland, who was a partner in the local Tru-Fit Shoe Company, co-founded by his grandfather John Erland in 1935 in Ottumwa. Jim worked many years growing up helping with sales at the Tru-Fit, a prosperous downtown business.

He attended Ottumwa high school, lettering in football and basketball, graduating in 1947. Subsequently, he attended Iowa State University, graduating with an Industrial Economics degree in 1951. At Iowa State University, he played on the college basketball team, and was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity where he served as Rush Chairman, and member of their flying club that owned four aircraft. As a pilot, he frequently flew college mates to the University of Kansas-Iowa State games in Lawrence. He also conducted flying air demonstrations for Iowa State games.

Upon graduating from Iowa State, a fraternity brother, Paul Benke, hired Jim to work in the Purchasing Department at Cline Electric Manufacturing Company, Chicago, IL. The company made machine parts and bomber engine parts for the Korean War. Jim worked there for one year before he was drafted into the US Army Military Corp.

Subsequently, in 1952, Jim served two years in the Army Corp for the Korean War, stationed in the Philippine Islands. Having administration and engineering credentials from Iowa State University, he served with the 29th Topographic Engineering Battalion that reconstructed the islands following World War II.

In 1953, he returned home to work with Conoco Oil Company as a Sales Representative for the Des Moines, Iowa district, transferring to Scottsbluff in 1961, and Lincoln, NE in 1965. In 1969 he was transferred to Kansas City-Overland Park, later living in Lawrence, serving as their Commercial Real Estate Broker. Before retiring with Conoco in 1982, he worked as commercial real estate broker, acquiring land for service stations. Maintaining a real estate broker’s license, he worked with Stephen’s Real Estate until 2008. He maintained this license until 2013.

Jim maintained an active working life-style having been a throat cancer and two open heart surgeries survivor. He was an avid golfer, playing in many golf tournaments in the Midwestern area.

He was a founding partner in 1981, with his wife Jan, of Mem-ExSpan, Inc. cognitive skills advancement training. For many years he worked for Mem-ExSpan with advertising and marketing endeavors, traveling and setting up thirteen national test sites.

In August of 1958, he married Janis Kuyper of Pella, Iowa, still of the home. He is survived by three children Mark James Erland of San Clemente, CA, Christina Lucile Erland Culver of Washington DC, and Cynthia Joy Erland, of South Pasadena, California, and three grandchildren; Estelle Erland Rubin of South Pasadena, and Nicholas and Samuel Erland of San Clemente, CA.

Since 1971, Jim was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, ushering at both churches and for many years as head usher at Trinity Church, and served on their vestry. He was also a member of the Elks Lodge, and the American Legion.

Memorial services will be announced in April.

Constance Ann ‘Connie’ Fisher

Graveside services for Connie Fisher, 45, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Connie died unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Mar. 8, 1971, in Crow Agency, Montana, the daughter of Daniel R. Sr. and Delores Headswift Fisher. She graduated from high school, and later earned a bachelor’s degree in Native American studies at Haskell Indian Nations University. She was working as a kitchen assistant at South Middle School at the time of her death. Connie was a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe, and enjoyed reading, movies, WWE wrestling, music, relaxing, and spending time with family.

Survivors include two children, Christopher Bedeau II and Cheyenne Fisher, both of the home; her parents, Daniel and Delores Fisher, Lawrence; four siblings, Sheryl Fisher, Lawrence, Danette Fisher, Storm Lake, Iowa, Daniel Fisher Jr., Lawrence, and Lance Fisher, Arlington, Va.; and a niece, Erika Beerbower and husband Chester Jr., Lawrence.

A visitation will be held Thursday from 6-8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Connie Fisher Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com

James Edward (Ed) Dorssom

A memorial service for James Edward (Ed) Dorssom, 68, Lawrence, will be 1 pm Saturday, February 25, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will take place from noon to service time.

He died February 17, 2017, at his home.

Ed was born January 6, 1949, in Atchison, KS, the son of Charles Donald and Virginia Ruth Alban Dorssom.

He graduated from Atchison County Community High School on May 23, 1967. Ed served in the United States Army from 1973-1976. He graduated from Pittsburg State University in May of 1978. After graduation Ed taught Industrial Arts at Basehor/Linwood Schools for ten years. He later went on to work in the console shop at Reuter Organ Company from 1989-2013.

Ed married Martha Valentine on August 5, 1972 in Clay Center, KS, she survives of the home.

Other survivors include his daughter Erin Roberts (Scott), Lawrence; two sons Charles Dorssom (Ashley), Manhattan, KS, Adam Dorssom, Lawrence; four brothers Harold Dorssom (Lou Ann), Lincoln, NE, Bob Dorssom (Freda), Lancaster, KS, Dave Dorssom (Dyna), Warrensburg, MO, Steve Dorssom (Joyce), Praire Village, KS; one sister Mary McQuillen (Roy), Smithville, MO; seven grandchildren Ryan, Jackson, Luke, Henry Roberts, Stella, Vera, James Dorssom.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions made to LMH Oncology Department or Grace Hospice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.