Howard Ellsworth Lynch

Services for Howard E. Lynch, 94, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced at a later date.

Mr. Lynch died February 8, 2015 at his home.

He was born January 26, 1921 in Lawrence, to Albert Penn and Lela Helen Howard Lynch. He graduated high school in 1938.

Mr. Lynch worked a Lockheed Aircraft in Burbank, California from 1940-1942. He served in the US Air Force from 1943-1946 and was honorably discharged as a Staff Sargent. He worked at Fritzel-Jayhawk Creamery from 1946-1948. Mr. Lynch was a mail carrier for the US Post Office from 1948 until his retirement in 1978. He also worked for the Douglas County Rural Water District from 1979-1986. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

He married Mary Katherine Markley on June 16, 1946 in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Mr. Lynch is survived by his wife of 68 years; sons, Galen Lynch of Canadian, Texas, and Ronald Lynch of Lawrence, Kansas; brother, Clarence “Tod” Lynch; sister, Norma Lynch Babbitt; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

A son, Jerrald Lynch preceded him in death in May of 2012.

Messages & Condolences

From Kathy (Jones) Guth and David Guth...

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of both your dad and mom. David worked with your mom at Farmland Industries and your parents and mine were the best of friends as my dad worked with your dad at the Post Office. We thought a lot of your parents and will miss them. They helped so much when our parents passed. Howard and our mother, Atha, were class mates from grade school on. Again our deepest sympathy.
Kathy and David Guth

From Linda (Jones) Ratliff...

Galen and Ron: My deepest condolences are sent to you at this time. I just learned of your father’s departure from this earth. To loose both of your parents in such a short time span is really difficult. Your Dad and my Dad, Byron Jones, worked together at the post office until both of their retirements. They all lived in the same retirement facility in Texas as well. I thought of your parents as my own. I truly loved them dearly. They will both be missed!!! May God help you both at this most difficult time. Linda (Jones)Ratliff

From Chris Jackson-Justen...

Howard will be deeply missed. Both Howard and Mary have touched my life over the years. I find comfort in knowing that Aunt Charlotte and Uncle Jerry were waiting for him as he left this life and began his journey with our heavenly father.

Mary, I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.

Chris Jackson-Justen
Nephew to Jerry and Charlotte Lynch

From Julia Ingrassia...

Deeply sorry to hear of this loss, he was such a kind and gentle soul. Most sincere condolences to Mary, Ron, and Gaylen, as well as the rest of the family. Blessings and prayers for peace to all of you.

From Rhonda Hornberger- Sprow...

I am so sorry to hear of the loss of such a wonderful man. The families of Howard will be in my prayers. May god guide all of you thru this difficult time.

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