Mary Ellen Rausch Paulson

 Funeral services for Mary Ellen Rausch Paulson, 75, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.  Burial will be at 2 p.m. at Grinter Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.

Mrs. Paulson died Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Olathe, the daughter of David and Dorothy Lee Chesney.  She attended schools in Clovis, New Mexico.

Mrs. Paulson was employed by Davol, Inc. until they closed.  She was previously employed by King Radio and Packer Plastics.  She was a member of the Eudora Assembly of God, the Eagles #309 Ladies Auxiliary, and the Women in the Moose Chapter #1091.  She enjoyed square dancing, traveling, camping, socializing, and being ‘Grammy.’

She married Alvin L. Rausch on May 5, 1956.  He died Feb. 28, 1971.  She was also preceded in death by her parents and a granddaughter.

Survivors include five children, Frances Alexander, Greensboro, N.C., Vickie Rausch, Lawrence, Dorothy Williams and husband Lloyd, Lenexa, David Rausch and wife Mary, Olathe, and Mary K. Dixon, Lawrence; a brother, Herb Chesney and wife Peggy, Parachute, Colo.;  eight grandchildren, and five great grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehab, and Hospice Care, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Marilyn Cox Whitenton...

To Frances and David – On behalf of the Howard and Lorene Cox family, we all convey our condolences to you and your entire family during this time of loss of your mother. As I told David on FB, the memories go way back to the truck stop on hwy 24/40 with your parents and all us kids playing. Do continue to share the memories and know that grieving is a necessary but sad part of the process. I am sorry our family couldn’t make it to visitation or services to see you. Life gave our family a recent and sudden loss as well. Be strong and we will all smile again in the future. I hope to hear from Frances soon – miss you. Marilyn

From Edward & Deborah Austin...

Everyone journey’s through character as well as through time. The person one becomes depends on the person one has been. Our memories are important for they are not the key to the past, but to the future. Memories are good for our souls in time of reflection. I have personally enjoyed the stories that I have been told of Mary Ellen’s life as lived through the eyes of her daughter Dorothy.
Dorothy, I just want to say that your pain is in my heart right now. We love you. Edward, Deborah, Chelsea and Olivia

From Johnathon...

Sorry for your loss at least her pain is over finally.



From dan & judy chesney….florida...

sorry to hear about Mary Ellen… .please convey our condolences to the family…especially to herbie, & her son david & family. my parents & my wife & I appreciated their thoughtfulness..sorry, we will be unable to attend

From Jim and Barbara Murdock &Family...

You are in our thoughts and prayers and wish for you grace, comfort and peace during this difficult time.

From Linda Jo Dixon...


Linda Dixon

We extend our deepest sympathy in the passing of your loved one. May you be comforted in knowing that Mary is resting in God’s loving arms. We are with you in our thoughts and prayers.

Love, Linda Dixon, sister-in-law, Danielle, Alex, Alexis & Alika, Micah, Bonnie & Jared Dixon, & Kelly Ann Dixon

From Nancy Bagwell...

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family for Mary. Mary was a very special friend of mine we worked together at King Radio and was very close friends. I will remember all the good times that me and Mary had and spent alot of time together..RIP MARY YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!

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