Luey R. Bornheim

Memorial services for Luey R. Bornheim, 69, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Angela Lowe officiating. Luey died Monday, Apr. 8, 2013, at his home.

He was born Aug. 14, 1943, in Denison, Tex., the son of Luey William Jr. and Martha Frances Smith Bornheim. He attended Lawrence schools, and graduated from Lawrence High School. He had been employed at Hallmark Cards, Dillon’s, and had owned a motel in Hutchinson before hiring on with the Lawrence School District as a Warehouse Supervisor, retiring in 2004 after 20 years of service. He was a member of KASBO, the Lawrence Corvette Club, coffee groups, and a past member of Wheelsport Motorcycle Club. Luey enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, motorcycles, and drag racing.

He married Judy K. Avery on Aug. 19, 1962 in Lawrence. They later divorced. He married Eloise Smith on Nov. 24, 1997, in Las Vegas. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a daughter, Dawn Thompson and husband Gregg, Salem, Ore.; a step daughter, Mischa Bell and husband Chris, Lawrence; a step son, Rich McCart and wife Jennie, Parker, Colo.; three brothers, Jack Bornheim and wife Judy, Colbert, Okla., Jerry Bornheim, Colbert, Okla., and Rickie Frame and wife Vickie, Nevada City, Calif.; a sister, Paulette Hathaway and husband Ted, Midvale, Idaho; and 8 grandchildren, Tyler Pracht, Teal Collins, Trevin Thompson, Allison, Aspen, and Jackson McCart, Aeron Stokes, and Lexy Bell.

The family will receive friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, or the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044 Online condolences may be sent at

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From Mary Jo Stone...

Eloise and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. Luey was a great guy and great to work under.

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