Ila Dean ‘Deanie’ Stewart

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.


Messages & Condolences

From Vi & Ivan Kelley...

Rick and Family
So sorry to hear your beloved Deannie pasted away.
Hoid her memorie in your heart until you can hold
her in your arms again .
Vi and Ivan Kelley

From George and Joyce Elliott...

Rick and family,
We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know our hearts go out to you. Our thoughts are with you today and want you all to know we are here for you when you need us. God bless you all and we love you.

From Bobbie & Jolene Brown...

So sorry to hear of Dee’s passing. Bobbie and I both worked at Hallmark with her. She even trained me to run her machine. She was such a sweetheart and had so much patience with everyone. I’m sure her family will truly miss her. May she Rest Peacefully.

From Mary Lover...

Uncle Rick, I’m so sorry to hear she passed. I have very fond and loving memories of her. She will be greatly missed. Love you.

From Shannon Greer...

Thoughts and prayers. Ila will be missed.

From Tricia neis...

Rick Thoughts and prayers. She will be missed.

From Shelly Buchanan...

Very devastated to hear this news. Deannie was a beautiful loving caring person. Always had a smile on her face. She always nade time for family and friends. She loved you guys so much. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Need anything please reach out.
Hugs. Truly a blessing to of known her.

From Shannon Channel...

Rick ,Steve
I’m so sorry to hear about Deanie passing. She was such a sweet lady. I sure enjoyed working with her . My thoughts an prayers go out to you all. Hugs.

From Leo Souders...

Rick, Sheryl & Steve,

I was so sad to hear about Mom’s passing. She was an absolute loving and caring soul, so full of life. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May GOD comfort each of you in the coming days, weeks and months. May HE replace the sorrow and pain with everlasting memories.

From Lynn Metzger...

Susan and I are very sorry to here of Deanie’s passing. Our condolences to Rick and the family.

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