Bouppha Sengsathevane

A traditional Buddhist ceremony for Bouppha Sengsathevane, 82, Lawrence, will be at 1 pm Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Bouppha died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home.

He was born May 6, 1935, in Nakonphanom, Thailand, the son of Thip and Oui Sengsathevane. He graduated from high school. The family came to the United States from Laos in 1981. Bouppha worked as a machine operator at Berry Plastics. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family.

He married Khamphet Phaopacheurth in Laos. She survives of the home. Other survivors include five children, Noy Powkom, Lawrence, Souvanna Sooksengdao, Olathe, Kanhnika Khanthavixay, St, Louis, Mo., Somboun Byer, Lawrence, and Somphanh Sengsathevane, England; a sister, Homchanh Khankeo, St. Louis, Mo.; a brother, Sathianephong Phioukham, St. Catharines, Ontario; ten grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Kong Sengsathevane, and a son, Phouthong ‘Airr’ Kinsky.

Teddy Joe (Ted) Ridenour

On Monday, September 11th Pastor Ted Ridenour passed away in his home in Buffalo, Wyoming. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 21st, at 10:00 a.m. at the Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Lawrence, with Pastor Melvin Jones and Mark Reeves officiating. Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Pastor Ted’s memory may be made to the Calvary Temple Assembly of God Church in Lawrence, Kansas in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Teddy Joe Ridenour was born on February 26, 1956 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma to Clarence and Yvonne Ridenour. He started school in Bartlesville and moved with his family to Lawrence, Kansas when he was in the 5th grade. He graduated from Lawrence High School with the class of 1974 and was married on December 6, 1974 in Lawrence to Vickie Cotton and they made their home in Bartlesville where Ted worked at TRW. They later moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma and in 1989 they moved to Springfield, Missouri where Ted attended Central Bible College and received a B.A. Degree with a double major in Pastoral Ministries and Bible in 1995. After entering the ministry Ted and Vickie pastored churches in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, and Wyoming. Most recently they pastored the New Life Assembly of God Church in Buffalo, Wyoming until his death.

Ted’s passion was his family and he spent his time doing those things that involved his grandchildren. He loved to take them fishing, hiking, canoeing, biking and church. He always looked forward to their summer vacations into mountains of Colorado and Wyoming.

He is survived by his wife Vickie of Buffalo; two sons, Byron Ridenour of Springfield, Missouri and Dallas Ridenour and his wife Robin of Independence, Missouri; one daughter Amanda Tillery and her husband Chad of Marceline, Missouri; two brothers, Bob Ridenour of Independence, Missouri and Jeff Ridenour of Lawrence, Kansas and ten grandchildren, Hunter, Jayla, Addison, Ciera, Emree, Drake, Reece, Gage, Anna, and Alexandria. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wanda Hardister Burnett Cox

A Celebration of Life for Wanda Hardister Burnett Cox, 76, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 pm Thursday at the Union Pacific Depot in North Lawrence.

Wanda died of cancer on Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at her home.

Wanda was born June 17, 1941, in Columbia, Mo., the daughter of John Hardister and Violet Morrison. John and Violet were divorced when Wanda was a small child, and John married Addene Hinchman. Wanda attended Lawrence High School.

She married Charles Burnett in St. Joseph, Mo., and they had three children: Vicki Burnett, Dena Ward, and Charles Burnett. Her husband Charles was killed in the Vietnam War. She married David Reed, and they had one child, Jon Reed. They divorced, and she married Brian Cox. They later divorced.

Wanda is survived by children Vicki Burnett, Topeka; Dena and Dan Ward, Arkansas City; Charles and Kathy Burnett, Boaz, Ala.; Jon Reed, Oskaloosa; sister Beverly Lasswell, Lenexa; sister and brother in law, Donna and Jerry Avey, Longmont, Colo.; aunt Patty Allen, St. Joseph, Mo.; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Wanda enjoyed reading the Bible, crocheting, knitting, needlework, puzzles, painting, using her computer, and all kinds of games.



Arthur Alan ‘Artie’ Shaw

Arthur Alan “Artie” Shaw passed away on the afternoon of September 16, 2017, at the age of 88 from Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Artie was born in Brooklyn, New York, on June 27, 1929, to Samuel and Esther (Levy) Shaw (Swirsky). He was raised as an only child although his parents had several other children that died at or shortly after birth.

Artie graduated from Midwood High School in Brooklyn, NY, as Class Actor in 1947. He earned his BA in Psychology from Brooklyn College in 1952. Soon after, he drove west to work as a firewatcher in a 50-ft observation tower in Kaniksu National Forest in northern Idaho for the summer. Then, he settled in Kansas to attend graduate school at the KU Psychology Dept. where he earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1968. He spent the rest of his life—more than 65 years–in Lawrence, Kansas.

While completing his Ph.D., Artie worked in various training programs/internships or as a psychologist at the Kansas School for the Deaf (‘55-‘56); at the Topeka VA (’57-’58); at the Leavenworth VA (’58-’59); at the Topeka VA Medical Center (’60); at the Leavenworth VA Medical Center (’61); and at the Franklin County Guidance Center in Ottawa (’61-’66). He was then hired as a staff psychologist at the Leavenworth VA (‘67-’88). In 1980, he exposed misuse of research medications for patients that did not meet protocol requirements. In May, 1981, a KC Star investigation confirmed that research medications had been used improperly for some time.

One of Artie’s passions was National Parks. He visited all 59 US National Parks and more than 400 national historic sites in the US and Canada. Artie volunteered for many local organizations: Lawrence Friends of the Library, Lawrence Area Clergy; Douglas County Advocacy Council on Aging; Lawrence Jewish Community Congregation; and served as a board member of Kansas Advocates for Better Care (KABC).

Artie is survived by his partner Julie Trowbridge-Alford; five children and spouses: Debbie Shaw Schwartz (Ron); Alan Shaw (Gin Myers); Risa Shaw (Sharon Gervasoni); Leah Shaw Fen (Michael); Jennifer Shaw (Tim Peltier) and seven grandchildren: Aaron Shaw; Casey and Haley Shaw; Allie, McCall, Jamil and Kiana Fen. Artie was married and preceded in death by Jean Lois Rabinowitz and Sandra Jane Cote.

In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to the organizations for which Artie volunteered. Donations may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.

John Wesley Clark

John Wesley Clark, 78, of Lawrence died Friday, September 15th at Lawrence Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family.

John was born May 15th, 1939 to Amos and Nancy (Tiger) Clark.

He has been a member of the Lawrence community since 1956, when he started school at Haskell Indian Nations University.  He worked for Coca-Cola for 27 years as a warehouse manager, and he also worked for Stokely- Van Camp for some time. In his spare time, John enjoyed fishing and playing pool. Many people around Lawrence knew him as Joe or “The Hustler”, a nickname he acquired over the years of playing pool around town. John was a member of the Indian Methodist church, and was a sponsor for Alcoholics Anonymous, the River City, Jayhawk, and Retreat and Sunshine chapters. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and will be missed greatly.

He married Martha Mae Watson on October 8th, 1962. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his sons John Clark Jr., Ramus Clark, and David Clark; brother Charles Maylen, sister Mary Chotkey, and step-daughter Laquita Watson. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brothers James and Andrew Clark.

Angela V. Holliday

Angela V. Holliday died September 3, 2017 in California. Her service will be held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home Friday, September 15th at 5:00pm with a visitation one hour prior to the service. A private burial will take place Saturday, September 16th at Belle Plaine, KS.

She was born March 23, 1918 in Alliance, Nebraska to Orville Harrison Bremer and Nellie Josephine Broman on their farm. She was the fourth of six children. She had five brothers, Joseph Howard Wilson, Orville Leanard Jr., Harold Wilson, Walter Edward, and William Fredrick.

Angela graduated Alliance High School on May 28, 1937. After graduating she worked as an apprentice in a beauty shop in Alliance for 1 year. She used her mother as a model in part of her examinations at Lincoln, Nebraska. One day while out front of the beauty parlor she was apprenticing at, her future husband, Williard Wendell Jones walked by, stopped to talk to her, and asked her out.

She married Williard Jones On May 7, 1939. They resided in Lawrence, KS for over 50 years.  Williard died April 23, 1979.

She began working as a beautician in her home in 1939, shortly before her son, Lloyd Wendell Jones was born on November 22, 1939. She went on to work in her home until 1979. On November 1, 1979 she married A. Owen Holliday. He died January 4, 1995.  She spent 1995 and 1996 traveling the United States with her son, visiting numerous family and friends. She later married Dr. Leland Price Randels in May of 1997 and he died in the spring of 2000.

From 1997 to 2004, she cruised around the world with her son Lloyd. Their many destinations included the Western and Eastern Caribbean, Scandinavia, Russia, London, England, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark. They also traveled the Mexican Riviera, and the Mediterranean Greek Isle. They also went to Oceana and went on the Lewis and Clarke river boat cruise. Their travels also included cruises to Alaska and Hawaii and the Canadian Rail Adventure.

From 2005 to 2008 her granddaughter Chapelaine assisted Angela in her travels to California to spend time with Lloyd. On August 1, 2013 she moved to California to live with Chapelaine and Phil McComiskey at their Temecula home. In May of 2017 she began residing in Atria Assisted Living, where she lived for the remainder of her life.

She had three Grandchildren, Chapelaine McComiskey , Katherine Ann Wilcox, and Michelle Lynn (March 5, 1974- June 1990); Three great-grandchildren, Adam James Kristunas and Chas Colton Jaehn, (both Chapelaine’s sons),  and Thurmond Andrew Bell  III (Katherine’s son). She also had two great-great grandchildren, Kira Linette and Kalleah Rae Kristunas.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the College of the Ozarks send in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Please include her name in the memo for the college. 

Larry Leonard Walker

Funeral services for Larry Leonard Walker will be at 2 pm Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will follow the service.

Larry Leonard Walker was born to Leonard and Viola Walker on December 4, 1939, in Lawrence, KS. He departed this life to be with his Lord and Savior on September 8, 2017.

He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1957. On October 27, 1963, he married Cindy Lou Walenta of Belleville, KS. He was a store manager in retails stores, such as Alco, Duckwall, Gibson’s, Pamida, and TSC until the late 1980’s. In 1987, he purchased the Dari Ring in Baldwin City, KS. He was the owner for over 10 years. Following that, he was the custodian at Wakarusa Valley School in Lawrence, KS and working part time at Walmart in Lawrence, KS. He retired from Lawrence Public Schools in April, 2008, and retired from Walmart a couple years later.

Larry loved listening to music and planting flowers in his yard. He liked art and was very knowledgeable in the business world. He also enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife Cindy, two daughters, Bethany Lasher of McLouth, KS, and Sheera Kennedy of Edgerton, KS, and four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Viola Walker, his stepmother, Violet Walker and a daughter, Beth Ann.

Ilene M. Janeway

Graveside services for Ilene Mae Janeway, 82, formerly of Lawrence, will be 10 am, Thursday, September 14, 2017, at Memorial Park Cemetery. A visitation will take place from 6:30-7:30 Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

She died Sunday, September 10, 2017, at Tonganoxie Nursing and Rehab Center.

Ilene was born January 1, 1935, in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of Frank William and Jennie Maude Hall Miers.  She graduated from McLouth High School in 1953.

She married Edwin Allen Janeway on October 11, 1953, in McLouth, KS, he preceded her in death in 1997.

Survivors include her son Andrew Janeway, Lawrence; and many nieces and nephews.

Ilene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings.

She loved reading books, crafting small projects, making handmade Christmas ornaments, and canning and freezing vegetables she harvested from her huge garden.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Lauma Lou Pagan

A visitation for Lauma Lou Pagan, 77, a resident of Lawrence, KS, will be held at Grace Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Celebration of Life at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017. Burial will follow at Alpine Cemetery, Osage County, KS at 2 p.m. where Lauma will be laid to rest beside her husband and son overlooking Melvern Lake.

Lauma passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Hospice House and Palliative Care Center, in Kansas City surrounded by loved ones.  Lauma was born in 1940 in Newton, Kansas the daughter of John and Edna Geis. She was united in marriage to E.C. Pagan on January 15, 1984 in Strong City, KS. He preceded her in death May 2015. They were married for 31 blissful years.

She is survived by her brother, children and spouses; brother: John (Linda) Geis. Children: Rick (Lucinda) Dodd, Newton, KS, Robbie (Christina) Dodd, Fort Worth, TX, Lorinda (David) Hartzler, Lawrence, KS, Lavonna (Gary) McAlister, Lawrence, KS, and Barry (Kelly) Pagan, Casper, WY. 8 grandchildren: LaTanya Graf, Garrett Dodd, Jesse McAlister, Jade McAlister, Harrison Hartzler, Summer Hartzler, Hannah Hartzler, Noah Pagan, and Jordan Pagan.  3 great-grandchildren: Mackailynn Graf, Gage Graf, and Grayson Graf

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Eddie Dodd in 2011.

Lauma was a cherished sister, mother, grandmother, Aunt, and friend. She had a deep passion to keep family traditions alive, and a sincere desire to spend as much time as possible with her family. She enjoyed camping, fishing, and spending time outdoors. She was her grandkids biggest fan; Celebrating birthdays, hugging, snuggling and kissing them; cheering loudly at all of their sporting events. Win or lose, it didn’t matter.  She was so proud of all of her children. 

Rarely did Lauma ever miss a KU basketball game, or a Bronco game. She was a fun-loving, cheerful woman with a beautiful smile and laugh that would light up any room. She lived life big, and had a loving heart for Jesus. Although Lauma will be dancing with Jesus in heaven, she will truly be missed by her friends and family.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to The Willow, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.