Lloyd Harold Northrop

Services for Lloyd Northrop, 77, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m., Monday, November 26, at First United Methodist Church.

Lloyd died Saturday, November 17, 2018.

He was born March 21, 1941 near Pratt, KS, the son of Harold and Margaret Northrop. He graduated from West High in Wichita in 1959, earned a degree from Southwestern College in 1964, and a master’s from Oklahoma State University in 1965.

He married Connie Burnell on August 16, 1964 and together they moved to Iowa then Wichita and Lawrence in 1970 where he managed VA offices as a vocational counseling psychologist and helped guide veteran’s training for their new future.

Lloyd logged 31,000 miles on bicycles with Connie on a tandem across Kansas, Iowa, numerous other states, Ireland & Holland. His family camped in numerous national parks and other destinations. He and Connie were avid square dancers and founding members of the Happy Time Square Dance club going to many national conventions.  Other pastimes included fishing, hunting and riding his motorcycle.

Survivors include his wife, Connie; two sons: David and wife Kayla, Shawnee, and three daughters: Addie, Bria & Caymen; Larry and wife Amy, Lawrence, and four children: Max, Griffin, Carter and Piper; his brother Dan, Wichita; sister in law Joyce, Wichita; brother in law Jerry and wife Johnna Burnell.  He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Leon, and sister Donna.

The family suggest memorials to Southwestern College Endowment or LMH Oncology Center sent in care of the funeral home.

 

 

Messages & Condolences

From Bill & Donna Winn...

We are so sorry to learn of your loss. May you be comforted by the thought that, in a sense, our fond memories of those we have lost in death keeps them alive. They are also alive in Gods memory. The prophets tell us that one day those in Gods memory will be recovered from the grave and have the opportunity to live forever on a paradise earth. (Hosea 13:14 & Rev 21:3,4) May this give you a hope for the future that will ease the pain you have now.

From Virgil Brady...

Elaine and I send our love and prayers. Virgil Brady

From Jim and Sharon Abram...

Connie, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have so many fun memories of bicycling with you and Lloyd.
It has been a long time since we biked with you but the memories live on.

From Dorothy Cook...

Dear Connie and Family:
Our deepest sympathy to you and yours in the loss of Lloyd.
Dorothy Cook and Family

From Taru Dissanayake...

David and Family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My sincere condolences and lots of prayers on your way at this sorrowful moment.

From Chuck Northrop...

Connie, We are so sorry for your loss. In my mind, Lloyd’s legacy will live for years to come through his enormous and monumental work of the Northrop genealogy. What a lasting tribute to the family which surpasses a person’s life. He continues to live through each word he penned and each time someone reads his work. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

From Kay and Ken Highfill...

Dear Connie,

Kay and I wish to express our condolences to you and your family for the loss of Lloyd, From our days at Southwester through the privilege of your family living in our neighborhood, we know that Lawrence has been a better community because of the Northrups.

From Stephanie & Jessica Seals...

If You Could See Where I Have Gone

If you could see where I have gone
the beauty of this place ..
And how it feels to know you’re home
to see the Savior’s face.

To wake in peace and know no fear
just joy beyond compare ..
While still on earth you miss me yet
you wouldn’t want me there

If you could see where I have gone
had made the trip with me ..
You’d know I didn’t go alone
the Savior came with me.

When I awoke, He was by my side
and reached down His hand ..
Said, “Hurry, you’re going home
to a grand and glorious land.”

Don’t worry over those you love
for I’m not just with you ..
And don’t you know when you’re with me
they’ll long to be here, too?”

If you could see where I have gone
and see what I’ve been shown ..
You’d never know another fear
or ever feel alone.

You’d marvel at the grace of God
his hand on every life ..
And realize He really cares
and bears with us each strife

And that he weeps when one is lost
his heart is filled with pain ..
But Oh the joy when one comes home
a child at home again.

If you could see where I have gone
could stay awhile with me ..
Could share the things that God
has made to grace eternity.

You would never, ever leave
once heaven’s joy you’d known ..
You couldn’t bear to walk earth’s paths
once heaven was your home.

If you could see where I have gone
you’d know we’ll meet someday ..
And though I’m parted from you now
I am just away.

And now that I’m home with Him
secure in every way ..
I’m waiting here at heaven’s door
to greet you some sweet day.

Author Unknown

Sending prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time.

From Janice Richardson...

Being backyard neighbors with Connie and Lloyd was a blessing for me for many years!! After big winds, Lloyd and his chainsaw were instantly in my yard, clearing out the limbs. Every time I see a squirrel leap from my large trees to scamper across my roof, I grin and remember Lloyd’s dislike of squirrels on roofs. RIP Lloyd. Hopefully, you’ve made peace with the squirrels. The world was better because of your presence.

From Pamela Brown...

Connie,
I will miss you and Lloyd in Fiesta Village. You have my heart felt sympathy. If I don’t see you before I head south, I will see you in the Spring.

From Tom and Linda Grindol...

Connie,
So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed the summers of fun we had in Texas, square dancing and going places. Prayers for you and your family.

From Jim Turner...

Connie and family….so very sorry for your loss. So many warm and fuzzy memories of our bicycle adventures…..

From Jim Baze...

Connie: I remember back in the 80’s when Lloyd and I decided to buy warm cycling clothes and ride all winter. Rode to lone star lake when the temp was 18° with snow falling on the way back. I remember well how important you both were as contributing charter members of the Lawrence Bike Club.

From David Holroyd...

The first time I met Lloyd was when he and Connie bought 1228 Louisiana (a rental). He asked if I would help him clean the apts before painting, that Connie was NOT cleaning. She would paint but not those apts. Lloyd and I worked the place over and Connie showed up to paint. As a special treat the three of us went to Crown Center, thanks to Lloyd and Connie. Years later I saw Lloyd at the alley dumpster with a sledge hammer busting up furniture and I walked down and asked him why. He replied ” I am making certain that the furniture does not show up on another porch in Oread” I have never forgotten that and have told many landlords about it. Lloyd Northop was saving one front porch at a time! He was fun but good be very determined. Connie, David and Larry and your families must know that your husband and Dad and Grandfather cared very much for you.

From Dale and Mary Alice Smith...

Connie , we were so sorry to hear of the passing of Lloyd. We so enjoyed the times we got together after we met you in Fiesta Village. Our prayers go out to you and the boys at this time.

From Gary & Mary ( Septer/Northrop) Johnson...

You are in our Hearts, Thoughts, and Prayers. So very sorry for your loss

From Jim & Diane Strobl...

Connie; we are in AZ for the winter. So sorry to hear that Lloyd passed away, I just read it in theLJW. Did not know he was 77,
but then remembered that I turned 80 last May. Our sympathy to you and the boys.

From Jim and Edie Boehle...

Connie: We have great memories of traveling to square dance events with Lloyd and you. Lloyd was a good friend. We will really miss him.

From Herb and Jane Tuttle...

We are so sorry to learn of Lloyd’s passing. He will always be part of ours and our sons’ memories of growing up in the Indian Hills neighborhood.

From Danny and Linda Hoefer...

Connie, with deepest sympathy as you remember Lloyd. Our sincere condolences.

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