Elizabeth Gorrill Sterling

My beautiful mama, Elizabeth Gorrill Sterling, 80, joined her past loved ones on May 24, 2013, at her home in Lawrence.

She was born June 22, 1932, in Lawrence, the daughter of Galen A. and Mary O. Warren Gorrill. She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School.

Elizabeth worked as a secretary for Kansas Power and Light for many years. Previously, she had worked for the Baldwin City newspaper, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and managed the Alley Shop in downtown Lawrence. She enjoyed Scrabble, crossword puzzles, knitting, gardening, Reader’s Digest, and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her companion, Harold Haskett, of the home; a son, Robert G. Sterling, Lawrence; three daughters, Cathy Lewis and husband Brian, Lawrence, Virginia Mofid, Lawrence, and Vicki Pendleton and husband Raymond, Jacksonville, Fla.; 14 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and three on the way.

Memorials may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society, P.O. Box 651, Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Any services for Elizabeth will be announced at a later date.

Messages & Condolences

From John Inverarity...

She was a sweet lady.My thoughts are with you all.

From Wanda Knapp-Howard...

I remember your mother being such a beautiful woman. I use to babysit for you kids many years and she was always so kind
to me.
I know she is going to be a great loss to all of you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. And very happy to have known her.

From molly coplen...

Your mom was a wonderful woman and I was happy to have her as a neighbor. Cathy’s dedication to caring for her mom was so selfless and a true expression of love and caring for another. Your mom will be missed.


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