William D. Naff

William D. Naff

Funeral services for William Dale Naff, 78, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Southside Church of Christ, with Mark Abshier officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mr. Naff died Monday, September 6, 2010, at his home.

He was born November 3, 1931, in St. Paul, Kansas, the son of Philip Donald and Bessie Lavone (Welch) Naff. He graduated from University High School at KU in 1949.

Mr. Naff served as Petty Officer 3rd Class in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He was a member of the Southside Church of Christ and past member of Lions Club.

He worked for Southwestern Bell for many years retiring as a Supervisor.

He married Darlene M. Votaw on April 24, 1953.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, William N. “Buddy” Naff and wife Cynthia, Lawrence, KS and Mark A. Naff and wife Cynthia, Lawrence, KS.; a daughter, Kim E. Pendergraft and husband A. Powell, Austin, TX; two brothers, Robert E. Naff of Eudora, KS and E. Duaine Naff and wife Martha, San Bernardino, CA; and seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mr. Naff was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Lavone Broyles.

Friends may call Sunday noon to 8 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Memorials in memory of Mr. Naff may be made to Douglas County VNA, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, in care of  Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

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


Messages & Condolences

From Cheryl Turney (on behalf of TxPPA)...

Kim, your friends all over Texas are praying for you and wishing you fond memories to carry you through this difficult time.

Cheryl Turney
President, TxPPA

From Carrie Wallace Brzon...


My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Please know that I, among many, loved and respected your father – and that I know you must be very proud to be Bill’s daughter. May God be with you, and may you find comfort in the memories of your life with him, that will forever live in your heart.


From Chris Wallace...

I am so very sorry for your loss. Please accept my deepest and most sincere condolences. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

From Gene and Jane Stieben...

Our deepest sympathy to the Naff family. Gene enjoyed working with Bill.

From Glee and Jerry Smith...

Dear Darlene and family,

We were sorry to learn of Bill’s death. We became friends with both of you as we enjoyed the wonderful tomoatoes from your garden for so many years. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers and pray that God will give you strength during this time of sorrow. With special caring, Glee and Jerry Smith

From Stuart and Georgann Villee...

Our deepest sympathy to your family for the loss of your husband and father. We worked with Bill for many years and so glad we saw him and spoke with him a few months ago. We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Our Best Wishes, Stuart and Georgann Villee

From Scott and Donna Epperson...

Kim, Scott and I feel for you at this time. We both know how hard it is to lose a father. We know that your memories of your father will always be with you. We love you and your family very much. May God bless and comfort your Mother, you and your family at this time.
Love, Donna

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