Georgia May (June) Ransdell was born June 11, 1920, to Theodore and Allie Kuester in McLouth, and passed away at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community in Lawrence, on January 12, 2015.
June spent her early years in Lawrence and attended Liberty Memorial High School, where she would meet her future husband of 70 years, Gaylord Ransdell. June followed Gaylord on his travels with the United Stated Army and later returned to the Kansas City area where June worked for Halls (Hallmark) and Robinson Shoes. June stayed at home to raise two beautiful daughters, Pam and Debby. Later, June returned to the workforce at Electro Dynamics, and Peavey Corp. in Shawnee Mission.
June is survived by two daughters Pam Belle-Isle (Glynn) and Debby Kelso (Mike), a sister, Mary Holladay, two grandchildren, Allison Burghart (Nate) of Lawrence, and Seth Kelso (Becky) of Manhattan; four great grandchildren, Isabella, McKenzie, Hudson and Hunter; and many cherished nieces, nephews, and cousins. June is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore and Allie Kuester, her husband, Gaylord; and her siblings, Cora Anderson, Edith Wongwai, Mildred “Katie” Pence, Glen Kuester and Calvin Kuester.
June will be remembered as a classy lady who never had a negative word to say about anyone, and a wonderful wife, mother and sister who loved sewing, pie making, card games, and family weekends at Lone Star Lake.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, January 18, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, and the funeral will be held on Monday, January 19 at 2:00 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A private burial will be on Tuesday January 20 at 2:00 p.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Letting you know we are thinking of you Deb and Pam at this time. The time you spent with your mom (playing cards) was always uplifting to me. You guys made her happy. And I will miss the smile on her face when I would be with my mom and would say Hi to your mom . Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family.Wendell and Alice
Dear Pam and Debby
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I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother, she was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed knowing her while she lived at PR. My thoughts are with her family.
Debby, Pam, and family,
I am sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have fond memories of visiting with her while Debby was at K-State our freshman year of college…I’m sure I “talked her arm off” just as I did with Debby! I DO believe she was like a second mother to many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Debby and Pam, My thoughts are with you at this time. My mother passed 2 yrs ago and miss her very much. She always enjoyed visiting and playing games with June whenever they came out to Glenn and Connies.
She was a wonderful lady and I know you both will miss her tremendously.
Debby and Pam,
So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I know you will miss her very much. She was a great lady. I’ll remember her always welcoming and a sort of second mother to me and all those weekends at Lone Star.
Our hearts are there with you. Georgia June was a beautiful, elegant lady. We were blessed to have a chance to get to know and love her. She will be greatly missed.
Glen and Judy Gosa
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