Erwin W. Morgan

Graveside services for Erwin W. Morgan, 100, Eudora, will be at 2 pm Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery. Erwin passed away Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at Homestead of Eudora.

Born March 7, 1922 to Willard H. Morgan and Emma Mae Hartley.

United in marriage to Wilma I. Barraclough on June 19, 1942.

Erwin’s family was the first settlers in Lawrence in 1854, he is the 4th generation.

Erwin served in the United State s Army Air Corps for 3 years during WWII.

Survivors include his wife of 80 years, Wilma, son, Larry (Debbie) Morgan, daughter, Sandra (Dave) Cockrum, 5 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, & 3 great-great grandchildren.

Jesse James Hardy

Jesse James Hardy, 34, of Lawrence Kansas, peacefully passed away on November 20th, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas. Jesse was born in Lawrence, Kansas on May 27th, 1988, to Robert and Irene (Chavez) Hardy. He attended Free State High School, graduating in 2006. Jesse was a son, a brother, an uncle, a cousin, a teammate, and a friend to many. Jesse loved his family and he always had a way to light up any room with his infectious smile and laugh. Although he didn’t have children of his own, Jesse was the best with kids. He was “Uncle Jesse” to many children in his life. His family will always remember his dance moves, his sense of humor, and his kind and gentle manner. Jesse had a knack for having the best Halloween costume every year.

At seven years old Jesse’s love of wrestling began with the Lawrence Wrestling Club. Jesse went on to become one of Free State High School’s finest wrestlers and continued his wrestling career at Labette Community College. Jesse loved participating in sports including wrestling, baseball and football. Not only was he a stellar athlete, he also enjoyed watching sports and idolizing his favorite players.  Jesse was a huge fan of the Chiefs, Yankees, Lebron James and the Jayhawks.

Jesse will be greatly missed by all.

Survivors include his parents, Robert (Odessa) Hardy, Lawrence KS and Irene Hardy, Kansas City MO; Maternal Grandparents, John and Loretta Chavez, Lawrence KS; Two older brothers Joseph (Melanie) Hardy Lawrence KS, and David (Devin) Hardy Lawrence KS; Many additional relatives including aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Jesse was preceded in death by his Grandparents Justin and Lucy Hardy, Aunt Alfreda John (Hardy), Uncle Paul Chavez, Cousin Alicia Chavez, and Nephew Roman Hardy.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Tuesday at Victory Bible Church, with Pastor Margaret Johnson of Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Lawrence. A visitation will be held from 5-7 pm Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

The family asks for any donations to go to the Free State High school Wrestling Team. Checks can be sent to Firebird Wrestling Club (c/o Clint Bradley) 3801 Clinton Parkway, #D3, Lawrence, KS 66047, or via Venmo to @ firebird-wrestling Please mention “The Jesse Hardy Foundation” in the memo.

Wilma Jane (George) Patterson

Wilma Jane (George) Patterson, 85, of Lawrence, KS passed away Monday, November 21, 2022, at Homestead of Eudora after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Wilma was born in Kansas City, MO on August 12, 1937, to Walter and Viola (Hendrix) George. She grew up on a dairy farm south of Lawrence where she loved showing her Holstein cattle. Over the years she enjoyed riding mules, spending time with family, friends and her companion, Izzy, her dog.

Wilma is preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Viola George, brother, LeRoy George, and grandson, Damien Grammer. She is survived by her sister, Connie Melton; two children: Cindy (Kevin) Dye, Wayne (LeAnna) Grammer; three grandchildren: Tracie (Brett) Akers, Travis (Ashley) Dye and Ashley (Patrick) Cote. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Trenton, Aaliyah, Joshua, and Jacob Cote.

Family will receive friends during a visitation on Sunday, November 27, 2022, from 1:00 – 3:00 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Monday, November 28, 2022, at 11:00 am at Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

David William Glass

Celebration of Life services for David William Glass, 68, De Soto, will be held from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. on December 3, 2022, at Tri County Rod and Gun Club, 18573 Stillwell Rd. Linwood, Kansas 66052.

David passed away on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at his home in De Soto after battling cancer.

He was born November 1, 1954, in Marysville, Kan., the son of Raymond and Marlene Glass.  He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1972 and earned his civil engineering degree from Kansas University in 1976.

David began working at the age of 14 for Grinter Farms, outside of Lawrence.  After completing his degree from KU, he began work for Peter Kiewit Corporation in Virginia.  He moved back to Topeka, Kan. and began working for KCP&L in 1979.  He continued his career through multiple mergers and acquisitions until retiring from Missouri Gas Energy in 2013.

He married Teresa Ledbetter on January 28, 1978, in Lawrence. In 1987, they settled in De Soto with their daughters in the house David built with the help of family.  She survives of the home.

David was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, and being outdoors.  He was a member of Tri County Rod and Gun Club where he enjoyed silhouette and other competitive shooting.  Throughout his life, he enjoyed riding motorcycles as well as working on cars and car projects.  He was quite the handyman and spent many hours working on home projects at his home and his daughters’ homes.  He coached softball for many seasons for both daughters and volunteered his time helping them build stage sets for the De Soto High School Theatre Department.  Most of all, David loved spending time with his family, especially his three grandsons, usually building with toys on the floor or reading them books.

Other survivors include a daughter Breana (Jason Wendel), Lansing, Kan.; daughter Kala (Marshall Boswell), Ankeny, Iowa; three grandsons, Owen, Augustus, and Kalin; his father and sister, Rayanne (Steven Dowell), both of Lawrence; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his mother and brother, Steven Glass.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Jackson County Youth via https://donate3.cancer.org/g/smdgxlwxkbtwmgibbnlqydia/directed or in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas, 66044.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rumsey-yost.com.

Vicki Murrison

A Celebration of Life for Vicki Murrison, 82, Lawrence, will be announced in the spring by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Vicki passed away Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at her home with family present.

Vicki worked as a legal secretary with Riling, Burkhead, & Nitcher for many years.

Her husband of 61 years, Gary, survives of the home. A daughter, Erin Strahm (Greg), and a son, Paul Murrison also survives.

More information will appear here later.

Kenneth Wilson Ikenberry

Born Aug 8, 1935 to Ira Wilson Ikenberry and Sylvia Louise (Mason) Ikenberry, Kenneth spent his childhood in the family home at Baldwin, Ks, with his 4 siblings.

Kenneth (Kenny) married his high school sweetheart, Charlotte Lorraine (Dillon) Ikenberry, on May 28, 1954. They celebrated  68 years of marriage & it was clear to all who knew them, that she was the love of his life, as he was hers.

Kenny was always active and played many sports during his life.  He played football & basketball in school, baseball as a young man after marriage and enjoyed fishing as his family grew.  He became an enthusiastic golfer in his mid-life and continued till his health began to fail.

Ken worked many jobs throughout his full life. Construction in his first working years, where he took part in the building of Allen Fieldhouse.  He worked at Stoneback’s Appliance, and later at Rueter Organ Company for several years.  He finished his full-time working career when he retired from Kresgee/Aeroquip, in a 6mo assignment in Arkansas in 1991, at age 55.  After retirement he continued to work part-time at Alvamar Golf Course, both mowing and doing maintenance.  He loved being outdoors and this allowed him to keep active, earn money, and make his golf passion more affordable.  Ken and Charlotte loved square dancing, socializing and spending time with family.  Ken was a volunteer at LMH for several years.

Survivors include his wife of 68 years Charlotte Lorraine (Dillon) Ikenberry, three daughters, Susan (Robert) Priest, Cynthia (Brian) Cruse & Patricia Ikenberry, and five grandchildren, Kenneth Priest, Kerry (Colton) Mattson, Cole (Heather White) Cruse, Calee (Eric) Yowell, & Loretta Ikenberry.  He was also a great-grandfather to four; Aubree Penfold &  Harper Mattson, Madelynn Kellogg, Sorrel Weil and an eagerly anticipated sibling for Sorrel in early 2023.  He has numerous nieces and nephews who he enjoyed so much and adopted as they lost parents of their own.

Kenneth was a wonderful, loving husband and father.  His guidance was sought many times over the years on matters large and small and he always offered his help to family and friends for any project.  He was a very artistic person and joined a woodcarving club later in life, where he created many wonderful woodcarvings, that his family cherish.  Most loved were the old fashioned Santas that will certainly pass down in our family throughout generations to come.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents, Ira & Sylvia, his siblings, Helen (Selmer) Torkleson, Dorothy (Arvin) Powell, Clifford (Dora Ann) Ikenberry, in-laws Thomas & Rosa Dillon, all of Charlotte’s siblings, and his oldest grandson, Kenneth Robert Priest, as well as many beloved friends who have passed before him.

Friends may attend a visitation held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home from 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, Nov 17th, where the family will receive them.

The family suggests memorial contributions to LMH Health Cancer Center Expansion, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.