Elroy Washington

Funeral services with military honors for Elroy Washington, 101, Lawrence will be 9 am, Friday, April 21, 2017, at St. Luke A.M.E. Church, 900 New York Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Burial will follow at Leavenworth National Cemetery.

He died Sunday April 16, 2017, at Ottawa Retirement Village, Ottawa, KS.

Elroy was born December 13, 1915, in Clinton, KS, the son of Lewis and Belle M. Washington. He graduated from Lawrence High School.

He enlisted in the United States Army in 1943. During his service he lived in various states Colorado, Georgia, California and Missouri. He retired from the army in 1969 and settled back in Kansas. He then worked for Kenworth for 12 years before retiring.

Elroy enjoyed spending his time fishing, working with model trains and transferring his records and cassette tapes to cds.

He married Cora Mae Todd on November 17, 1979, she preceded him in death in 2002.

Survivors include a son Freddie Todd; four daughters, Vanesta Todd, Melrene Todd, Anna Acker, Tomiacener Todd.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife Cora

A visitation will take place Thursday, April 20, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Mary Demeritt Gordon...

Elroy was such a delightful man. I loved his smile and friendly manner. I will miss getting to see him at LMH when I was volunteering there.

From Stan & Marge Waller...

Elroy was a great man.. one that we will never forget.. Stan and I worked with him at Curtis 1000, he was a joy to be around. Always smiling, he was a hard worker.. We will always think of him with a smile… We were proud to have known him… May the lord be with him..

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