Elizabeth Ann ‘Libby’ Harper Spring

Elizabeth “Libby” Harper Spring, 57, passed away on June 6th, 2018, after a two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Born January 20th, 1961, and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Libby graduated from Lawrence High School and worked nearly 40 years for her family-owned business, Deems Farm Equipment. She was also a service writer for Heritage Tractor.

Those who knew Libby will remember her for that mischievous twinkle in her eye, her jokes during Chicken Foot Dominoes, her green thumb and love of animals, and her enthusiasm for piña coladas. Libby was the baby of the family and she will be forever missed for the love and light she brought to us all.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Kyle Harper. She is survived by her parents, Theron and Dixie (Deems) Harper; two brothers, Kevin Harper (Becky, Theresa, Craig) and Rod Harper (Barb, Erica, Rod Jr.); her sister, Kathi Hunsinger (Chris); her step-daughters, Clara Spring and Lyndie Dean; her very best friend, Sharon Finley; her loving children, Travis and Kelly Renick; her dog, Jet; and her adoring husband, Jim Spring.

We’ll miss you forever, Pumpkin.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14th, 2018, from 5pm – 7pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St in Lawrence, Kansas. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Family and Friends of Jim and Libby Spring are invited to a Celebration of Libby’s life at Vinland Fair Grounds on Saturday, June 16th from 5­-8 pm. Please bring your lawn chairs and help us celebrate what an AWESOME Wife, Daughter, Mother, Sister and Friend Libby was.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org).


Messages & Condolences

From Berniece (Dibble) Garber...

So very sorry to learn of your loss. I have thought of all the haircuts and style that I was involved in during her life. Very sad to think of her loss so soon. Sending prayers to all of her family at this time.

From Carl and Velma Flory...

Libby was always willing to help any way she could. Will miss her!

From Karen Dummermuth...

So sorry to hear of Libby’s passing. She was special. My condolences to all the family

From Mike Willoughby...

I am so sorry to hear of Libby’s passing. She was one of my favorites to call on at Deems. Your family were the first people I met after moving to Lawrence in 1986 and you’ve always been great. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

From Jim Marshall...

My deepest condolences to all the family. May God comfort you all in these tough times.

From Vicki Goff-Miller...

So sorry for your loss, very beautiful lady and will be missed by many.
John & Vicki Miller
George Goff & Family

From Suzy Hill...

Dixie and Theron, I am so sorry about Libby. I will always remember her wonderful smile.

From George & Cheryl Hunsinger...

I right this with heavy heart. Elizabeth, I’m gonna miss seeing you at the dealership, and reminiscing about our high school days together, and all the trouble we got into together. You tought me how to party and enjoy life. Now I have to watch my step, because you are looking down on me. Our prayers and thoughts are with the whole family. I have known you all a long time. God bless you all.

From Joyce Cromwell...

SO sorry for your loss! Such a sweet person gone way too soon! Thoughts and prayers to the family.

From Carmen & Jeff Shultz...

We are so sorry for your loss of Libby. Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

From Rhonda Rose...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Libby was such a sweet person and always full of life. Please know that she is loved by many and will be greatly missed.

From John Renick...

So sorry to hear of Libby’s passing. Our prayers are with the family. Libby will be missed.

John & Helen Renick

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