Jeanne Ellermeier

No services are planned for Jeanne Ellermeier, who died September 16, 2018, at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. She was born August 15, 1925, in Holton, Kansas, the daughter of Nathan W. and Marguerite Gohlke McGrew, of an old pioneering family in that region. The family moved to Lawrence in 1942, and Jeanne graduated from Liberty Memorial High School and went on to receive Bachelor’s Degrees in both Arts and Medical Technology from the University of Kansas. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at K.U.

She was married in 1948 to Robert D. Ellermeier, a K.U. Professor and administrator, who died in 1978. Mrs. Ellermeier was also employed at the University, where she worked for 39 years as a medical technologist and research assistant in the Division of Biological Sciences., retiring in 1996. She is survived by a brother, Nathan W. McGrew 1V, of Ft. Worth, Texas, and four nieces, along with several cousins in Lawrence,

Her ashes will be inurned in Pioneer Cemetery on the K.U. campus. Memorials may be sent to the KU Endowment Association, to be applied to the Jeanne Ellermeier Biochemistry Award Fund.

Messages & Condolences

From Ron and Joyce Wolf...

Dear Jeanne, We so much enjoyed having you as a friend and neighbor and appreciate all you did to help the residents of Indian Hills Neighborhood Association. Your efforts with organizing the candlelight displays will always be a wonderful memory. Our heartfelt sympathy to family members and friends.

From Kelly Hucke...

Through all the years you were a true friend and mentor. Thank you. You are missed, Kelly

From Barbara Brand...

The women of the Kappa Kappa Gamma alumnae group wish to send our deepest sympathy . Jeanne was a valued member of our group. We especially remember her help and support during the difficult times of the late 60’s and early 70’s. She was invaluable.

From Bonnie Johnson...

Dear Jeanne, Thank you for teaching me about neighborhood organizing and speaking up. The Indian Hills Neighborhood archives that you were such a good steward of are safe with me and they live on. I know you are enjoying scientifically figuring out what’s happening in your journey now. We will miss you.
Here’s a little Walt Kelly, Pogo for you:
“Don’t take life so serious, son…it ain’t no how permanent.
–Porky Pine, June 19-24, 1950”
With much love and respect,
– Bonnie

From Roz Newmark...

Dear Jeanne, You were like family to all of the Newmarks. Mil gracias for all of your caring efforts on the part of Marge and the rest of the clan. Your stories, humor and love of cats lives on!! xoxoxor

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