Sterling J. (Jerry) Longfellow

Graveside services for Sterling J Longfellow “Jerry”, will be at Memorial Park Cemetery August 21st at 10:00 am.

Mr Longfellow passed away, August 16th, 2020, at his home in Lawrence.

He was born on April 13th, 1947, in Lawrence KS, the son of Delbert and Virginia Longfellow. He graduated from Lawrence High School. He then proudly served our country for four years as a Marine during the Vietnam War.

Jerry married Evelyn Louise Boone on February 14th, 1971 in Lawrence Kansas. They had two children JJ Auldridge and Gari Lynn Riley. They divorced later in the late 1990’s.

He is survived by his partner Debra Shirar. Other survivors are his daughters, siblings, Anita Gardner & Jay Longfellow (Diane), grand daughters, Morgan Howard, Jessica Percival, Alexis Bettinger, Courtney Riley, Savannah Auldridge and one grandson Nate Riley. There are 4 great grandsons, Gabriel and Julian Howard and Brixton and Gavin Bettinger.

A visitation will be from 6:30 – 7:30 pm on Thursday, August 20th at Rumsey- Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Homes for Heroes, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Eddie Muñoz...

So very sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. He was my step-father for a while and was a nice guy. I’m sure he will be sorely missed.

From Danny Artherton...

Very sorry for your loss, Jerry and I went to boot camp together in 65 Semper Fi Jerry

From Michael A Davenport...

So very sorry for your loss, I have missed seeing you and going to all the CB club dances, playing cards with Pam & Jerry. It was great growing up along with you and all the craziness we did together, you will be greatly missed.

From Sue (Decker) Dillard...

I am so sorry for your loss. Jerry was a classmate and well liked. Sending my deepest sympathies to the family. I know he will be greatly missed.

From Tracy Rose...

I know you are all heartbroken about the loss of such an amazing man and wonderful father. I know how much he meant to you, and I can’t imagine what this loss feels like. I am lifting you up in prayer. I pray that you find strength in your memories and that you always feel his spirit with you.

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