Helen May Hursell

Funeral services for Helen May Hursell, 87, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Rod Hinkle officiating.

Mrs. Hursell died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hosptial.

She was born July 4, 1923 in Brantford, Kan., the daughter of Roy and Ada Viola Lisher Weckworth.

Mrs. Hursell worked at Duckwall’s and Dairy Queen. After her retirement, she volunteeried in the lunch room at Babcock Place and for the Salvation Army during the fires and tornado in Topeka. She was a member of North Lawrence Christian Church, and a 30-year member of the Lawrence Women’s Bowling Association, and Rebekah Friendship Lodge #754.

She married Ross Howe on Oct. 23, 1943. They later divorced. She married Roy Hursell on July 12, 1949. He preceded her in death on July 16, 1990.

Survivors include two sisters, Bertha Payne and Joyce Johnson and husband Wayne, both of Lawrence; nephews Brian Johnson, Don Payne and wife Leslie, great nephews Kevin and wife Pam, Matthew and wife Jaime, Brandon, and Jackson Payne, Jakob, Tony and Devon, great-nieces Jordon, Jessica, Alaina Payne and Carissa.

Friends may call Tuesday from 9 a.m. to service time at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorials maybe made to the North Lawrence Christian Church in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Barbara Glenn...

she will be missed by all at babcock

From Don and Sandy Nease...

Helen was so good to Don’s Dad, Art Nease, after his wife, Fannie passed away. They had many good times together, and he was never happy after he moved away from Lawrence. I enjoyed visiting Helen at Babcock, and loved having her show me all her dolls. Helen will be missed by everyone who knew her. Sandy Nease

From Pat Chapman...

She was a very good friend. I’ll miss her.

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