Willard Joseph (Joe) Atwell

Services for Willard Joseph (Joe) Atwell, 90, Lawrence, will be 1 pm, Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will be Friday, March 1, 2019, from 6-7 pm.

Joe died Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at LMH Health.

Joe was born July 18, 1928, in Marceline, MO, the son of Harry and Velda D. Wright Atwell.

He enlisted in the United States Army from 1948-1952, and served during the Korean War.

Joe married Shelia Jo Mathews in October 1953 in Harrisonville, Arkansas, she preceded him in death on October 8, 1996.

He worked for the City of Lawrence and retired after many years. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing and cleaning his 57 Chevy to go to car shows.

Survivors include his sons Ricky Atwell, Bill Atwell, Mike Atwell; many grand children and great grand children, all of Lawrence.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Shelia and son Jimmy Atwell in 2018.

A visitation will take place from 6-7 pm, Friday, March 1, 2019, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 852, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Vicki...

So sorry for your loss and Thank you Sir for serving our Country, May you Rest In Peace.
John & Vicki Goff-Miller and Family

From Rusty Frederick...

Sorry for your loss Adrienne and thank you Sir for your service and Rest In Peace


Sorry for your lost. May the memories be in your hearts forever.


May he rest in peace…

From Fred Sack and Jenns Coker...

Your Dad was an inspiration. Fred hopes he can be as active as Joe was. He was the best neighbor I’ve had in my 30 years at our home. I’m so glad Joe bought my Mustang. He did enjoy it! Your alley buddies..

From Holly Anderson...

So sorry for your loss. You are all in our prayers.

From Traci Edwards...

I’m so sorry for your loss. Y’all will be in my thoughts and prayers.

From Sharon white...

My thoughts and prayers are with you all Chad Rick Adrienne mike Bill sorry for your loss.

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