We are sad to announce the death of Ila Dean Stewart from Lawrence, Kansas. After a long battle with multiple health issues, she passed on at home surrounded by loved ones on 11/27/22 at the age of 86.
She worked at the Kansas Color Press for many years and retired from Hallmark Cards in 2000. Deannie was brought up with traditional values of hard work and devotion to family. She liked gardening, vacationing and treasure hunting at White Cloud. Her greatest pleasure came from the gathering of friends and family. There are many memories of fun times together playing a competitive game of Michigan Rummy, brewing up a batch of homemade wine or doing the Two-Step to some good ‘ol Honky Tonk music.
Predeceased by mother Theresa Norcross, brothers Verlon Daniel, Wayne Daniel & John Norcross, grandson D’Vaughn McMechan
Survived by Rick Mische, Sheryl McMullen, Steven Stewart, Glen Daniel, Harold Daniel, Christine McMechan, James McMullen, Cammie Garrison, Kenton & Tracey Mische, Chad & Amanda Mische & so many more grandkid, great grands, nieces, nephews, and loved ones.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Don Cunningham will officiate. A visitation will be held from 11:30 – 12:30 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.