Graveside services for Letha I. Dillon Louk, 100, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Friday at Valley Brook Cemetery, south of Overbrook, with Visiting Nurses Chaplain Paul Reed officiating. Mrs. Louk died Monday, Apr. 13, 2015, at Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab Center.
She was born Dec. 14, 1914, in rural Douglas County, Kan., the daughter of Thomas Lloyd and Rosa Turner Dillon. She graduated from Appanoose High School in 1934. She later attended Emporia State Teacher’s College and earned a teaching certificate. She taught for five years in one-room schools – at Rock Creek in Douglas County where she once attended as a student, and in Franklin County. She later worked at J.C. Penney in Ottawa. She was a member of Central United Methodist Church, Autumn Club, Commerce Coffee Club, and a former member of PEO in Abilene, Kan. She volunteered in the craft store at the senior center, and enjoyed knitting baby caps for the hospital and playing cards.
Letha married Noland Clifford Louk on Apr. 3, 1937, in Nevada, Mo. He preceded her in death on July 29, 2006. Survivors include a daughter Sherri Meredith, Lawrence; and two sisters, Emma Mae Crawford, Baldwin City, and Charlotte Ikenberry, Lawrence, and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, David D. Louk, and two brothers, L.E. ‘Bud’ Dillon and E.E. ‘Babe’ Dillon.
Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Visiting Nurses/Hospice, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.