Roscoe F. Husted

Graveside services for Roscoe F. Husted, 95, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sutton Cemetery in rural Douglas County.

Mr. Husted died Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010, at his home.

He was born Aug. 30, 1915, in Lawrence, the son of George W. and Susan Bell Doll Husted. He attended Lawrence schools, and graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1934.

Mr. Husted worked at Kansas Color Press, Hercules Powder Plant, and retired from Lawrence Paper Company after 32 years of service. His homestead where he was raised is still standing at the end of North Michigan St. He enjoyed working on cars and racing them. He also was an avid gardener, and always had a large garden each year.

He married Lavere Sutton on Aug. 11, 1938, in Wichita. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Dolores Kilburn and husband Dean, Lawrence, Joyce Bowen and husband Charlie, Perry, and Donna Kilburn, Lawrence; a son, Gary and wife Patty, Lawrence; 11 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and five great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Ronald Dean.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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

Messages & Condolences

From Frank Molby...

I am truly sorry to hear about Roscoe. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends. Roscoe will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

From Barb Wiggins...

My thoughts are with all of you and praying that you find peace during this difficult time. “Grandpa” always had a smile to share.

From Gary Tollefson...

Gary,and family. Was sorry to read about the passing of your dad. Strength in these times comes from knowing the peace that passes understanding, and that is found in Yashua, our salvation. Jesus Christ. Father today I lift up Gary and his family, and ask that you provide the peace,and the strength to see them through this time of loss. We praise your Holy name. Friendships last a lifetime, Eternity is forever. A friend forever. Gary Tollefson

From Douglas Perico...

Dolores,Travis,Kurt & All the family,
Alway’s a father, Alway’s a Grandfather. I was happy to have known such a happy person that alway’s seemed to have a trick or two up his sleeve and a smile, what a smile. May the Great Spirit watch over all of you. May you find comfort that Grandpa’s time here made all of us enjoy each day of our lives because he made us laugh. Peace



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