Tomiko Mehl

Tomiko Mehl was born on November 14, 1930, in Fukuoka, Japan. She
was the daughter of Asao and Tozaburo Suga. She was a nurse in Japan
when she met Harry Lee Mehl during the Korean War. They married in
Fukuoka in 1951, and after living in several locations settled in Harry
Lee’s hometown of Beloit, Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1958.
Tomiko lived in Beloit until 1988 when she moved to Lawrence to be close
to her sons. Survivors include 3 sons, Charles and wife Mary, McLouth;
Joe and wife Kathy, Lawrence; Ray and wife Pam, Lawrence; 8 grandchildren
and 1 great-grandchild. A small memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm
Saturday at Vermont Towers, 1101 Vermont, in Lawrence.

Messages & Condolences

From Tammy Marstall...

Ray & Family,

So, so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. A Mom’s love or a Grandma’s love always holds a special place in our hearts. They are the foundation of a family, especially when it comes to cooking & hugs. Remembering you and your family. May God give you the peace & comfort during this difficult time.

From Miwa Tyburski...

Dear Tomiko san’s family,

My thoughts are with you.

When I lived on Kentucky St., I visited her and ate her terrific Japanese food. Such a sweet lady she was.

I will miss her a lot!

From Deb Cisneros...

Ray and Family,

I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother.
Grief can be so hard, but your special memories will help you cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

If you need anything let me know.

From Hiromi Morikawa...

Dear Tomiko-san’s family,
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Tomiko had my great respect…for being brave enough to transplant herself in a place so far away from Fukuoka when she was young, and ultimately creating her tight-knit family with sons, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren.

Tomiko was a grandmotherly figure also to many of the Japanese living in Lawrence. Her warm and wonderful personality and her superb cooking will be greatly missed!

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