Thomas S. ‘Tom’ McGee

Funeral services for Thomas S. ‘Tom’ McGee, 91, Eudora, will be at 10 am Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Eudora City Cemetery. Mr. McGee died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his home.

He was born Sept. 1, 1922, in Lawrence, the son of Nathan B. and Grace Johnson McGee. He served in the United States Army during World War II in North Africa and Italy, and attained the rank of Technical Sergeant. Tom was employed by Douglas County as a surveyor for 43 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He married Virginia Lee Austill on June 6, 1942, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include a son, Michael McGee, Baldwin City; two daughters, Carol Roper Clark, Mountain View, Ark., and Roma Tesch and husband Jim, Overbrook; a sister-in-law, Frieda McGee, Eudora; 8 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Vernon McGee and Nathan McGee, and a sister, Lois Moorman.

Friends may pay their respects from noon to 8 pm Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 3-4 pm. The family suggests memorial contributions to Visiting Nurses, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

The family wishes to extend its gratitude to Visiting Nurses Hospice Program for their support in Tom’s final days.

Messages & Condolences

From Aileen Hutchinson...

I will miss my favorite cousin Tommy. Our family reunions will not be the same without him. Virginia, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. He was one of the “good guys”. We will be there Monday.

From Connie Bishop...

Dear Virginia and family,
I was so sorry to see that Tom had passed.
I know that this is a difficult time for you and your family.
Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
May God grant you peace and comfort with your memories of Tom.
Love and Hugs
Connie Laughlin Bishop (Corel Cousin)

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