Luise M. Wallace

A Memorial Visitation for Luise M. Wallace, 70, Lawrence, will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.


Mrs. Wallace died Friday, July 21, 2017, at the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.

She was born May 18, 1947 in Nuremberg, Germany, to Johann Paul and Ilse Martha Pueltz Ulrich.


Mrs. Wallace was a homemaker, and her dedication to her husband and children was amazing.

She enjoyed reading, crafting, knitting, and taking care of her home and family.


She has been married to Charles L. Wallace for 45 years. He survives of the home.


Other survivors include sons, Mark and Roy Wallace of Lawrence; brother, Thomas Ulrich (Debra) of Durant, Michigan; sister, Chris Fedder (Bob) of Gloucester, Virginia; nieces and nephews.


The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence Humane Society and Community Living Opportunities, sent in care of the funeral home.

Tatha L. Oshel

Services for Tatha Lea (Rousselo) Oshel, 61, Lawrence, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born July 18, 1955, in Gardner, the daughter of Earl and Mildred Rousselo.  She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1974.

She grew up most of her life in Edgerton, Baldwin, Wellsville, and later moved to Lawrence where she called home.

Tatha worked at Kansas Color Press until they closed their doors in the late 1970’s.  She later worked for Independent Cleaners and then retired from Scotch Fabric Care with over 20 years of service.

She leaves behind sons, Richard and Kenny of Lawrence; daughter, Melissa of Lawrence; grandson, Landon Hattabaugh; step daughter, Robyn Edwards; adoptive son, Justin Peterson and wife Brandy; adoptive daughter, Kacey Manwaring; companion, Harold “Junior” Starkebaum of Lonestar; brothers, Earl and wife Vickey Rousselo of Lawrence, Chuck Rousselo of Lawrence; sisters, Patricia Copp and husband Ronnie of Lawrence, Shannon Channel of Lawrence, Shelly Buchanan and husband Doug of Eudora; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many close friends she dearly loved; and granddogs, Cocca and Koda.

She was preceded in death by both of her parents and two sisters.

The family will receive friends and the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Friday.  After the visitation, family and friends will travel in procession to the cemetery.

The family suggests memorials to the Tatha Oshel Memorial Fund, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044.


Leora Fay “Tolli” Courtney

Leora Fay “Tolli” Courtney, 90 passed away peacefully on July 14 in Lawrence, Kansas.  Born to Harry and Jewell (Whiteman) Carson in Sedalia, Missouri on March 15, 1927, Tolli spent most of her childhood there. She attended Northwest Missouri State Teachers College in Maryville, where she met her future husband, James D. Courtney. They were married on June 8, 1947, in Creston, Iowa, at a ceremony officiated by her brother-in-law.  Anxious to settle their first apartment, located in Maryville, they cut short their honeymoon automobile trip through Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. After Jay (as he was known) graduated, the couple lived briefly in Reserve, Kansas, then Falls City, Nebraska, before moving to Effingham, Kansas, where they would live for several years. While there, Tolli was a correspondent writing for the Atchison Globe and she authored “The First Hundred Years – Effingham Kansas – 1868-1968.” Tolli and Jay moved to Manhattan, Kansas in 1968 with the younger four of their eight children; the older four were in college at the time. While there, Tolli took classes at Kansas State University and student taught at Manhattan Junior High School to complete her college degree. She nursed her husband at home through cancer for three years before his death in 1975, after which she enjoyed a career with Manhattan Mutual Life Insurance Company until they relocated out-of-state. She then moved to Lawrence, Kansas to work for the University of Kansas School of Education from which she eventually retired.


Tolli was known for her lemon bars and chocolate fudge, the latter of which she attributed to Mamie Eisenhower’s recipe. A voracious reader of books, magazines and recipes, she completed crossword puzzles in ink, wrote personal letters in cursive, and would play games and read with her grandchildren for hours on end. Slow to adapt to new technology, she nonetheless mastered online solitaire and watching Netflix on her computer. Friends and family helped grow Tolli’s elephant collection to include critters from around the country and world and she cherished every gift she was ever given.


Tolli is survived by her eight children:

Roger, Overland Park

Scott (Eileen Koutelas), Glenwood Springs, CO

Clifford, Deland, FL

Clinton (Mary Jane), Mounds View, MN

Kathleen (John) Grieve, Wise River, MT

Karen (Don) Messner, Kirkland, WA

Larry (Karen), Overland Park

Roxy (Scott) Johanning, Berryton


Tolli is also survived by 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, her sister, Alice Isbell, Kansas City, KS, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and siblings Dorothy “Vera” Rains, Thresa, Clinton “Bub,” ”Lafe Clifford “Buzzy,” and Donald Mac “Jim” Carson.


Please join the family to share stories, memories, laughter, and each other’s company at a CELEBRATION OF LIFE OPEN HOUSE:

Saturday, July 22 from 2:30-5:00

Oak Room at the Community Center

Leawood City Hall

4800 Town Center Drive

Leawood, KS 66211

A shared prayer and family remembrances will begin at 3:30.


Memorial donations may be made to:

ACCHS Alumni Association Scholarship Foundation, Inc.

417 Main St.

PO Box 209

Effingham, Kansas 66023.

Please note for the Jay and Tolli Courtney Scholarship.


Love you more.

Lloyd D. Housworth

Graveside memorial services for Lloyd David Housworth, 71, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Wednesday at Oak Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be held Tuesday from 6 to 7:30 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to the American Diabetes Association, in care of the funeral home.

Lloyd Housworth, 71, beloved fater, grandfather, brother, and uncle, passed away on July 14, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Lloyd was born in Lawrence, the son of George Lloyd and Marjorie Ann (Pieratt) Housworth, and spent his life as a resident of the state. He was a graduate of Lawrence High School, class of 1963.

Lloyd was a sheet metal worker by trade and a BBQ cook/caterer by heart. He and his brother dabbled a little in the entertainment by opening the Rendezvous Club in North Lawrence, but his great accomplishment was being a dad! From baseball, football, driving lessons, and hunting instructor, to being the one we could always depend on.

Lloyd is preceded in death by his first wife and high school sweetheart Dottie (Dingman) Housworth, and by his second wife, Vickie Marie Butler-Housworth. He is the big brother to Larry Housworth, who he has rejoined, and sister Linda Decker. He is the father to David and wife Dena Housworth, Darrin Housworth, and Debbie Housworth. The proud grandfather of Desiree Mullikin and husband Bryce Mullikin, Destinee and Deirdre, Dottie, Dylan, and Levi Housworth, Machela, Paige, and Elijah, and Piper Butler-Reed. He also leaves behind an extended network of family and friends.

William R. ‘Bill’ Bryson

William (Bill) R. Bryson, 82, passed away peacefully on Monday July 10, 2017, at Hospice House, Olathe, KS following complications from a stroke. He was born in Manhattan, KS, December 29, 1934, to Gladys Winifred (Musser) and Harry Ray Bryson.

Bill grew up in Manhattan, KS and received high grades in school, achieved Eagle Scout, and played piano with feeling and trombone with gusto. He graduated from Manhattan High School (1953) lettering in track and wrestling, appearing in plays and contributing to Manhattan Mercury sports coverage. He kept in contact with alumni friends throughout the years.

While receiving a BS (1958) and an MS (1960) in Geology from Kansas State University, Bill was active in Phi Delta Theta social and Sigma Gamma Epsilon honorary geology fraternities, and even had time for a trophy in intramural horseshoes. He was a teaching assistant as a grad student.

In 1960, he was hired by the Kansas Board of Health and Environment (KDHE) as district geologist, first in Topeka (195961), and then Dodge City (196174) where he met his future wife, Betty. During 36 years with the State of Kansas, Bill served as director of KDHE’s Division of Oil Field and Environmental Geology (197478). He was intergovernmental coordinator, Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC) and director of their Conservation Division in the 1980s.

From the mid’ 90s until recently, he held an appointment with the Kansas Geologic Survey with an office on the University of Kansas campus. In 19871988 and 19931995, he served as president of the Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) and on various EPA workgroups related to oil and gas regulation for both GWPC and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

In retirement, as consultant for Hagler Bailly on USAID projects, he wrote oil and gas environmental regulations for the governments of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan for the Caspian Sea area. He was a frequently consulted expert by various states and congressional committees in groundwater management. Bill was noted for a comprehensive memory.

He demanded excellence by attention to scientific fact, research, and straighttalking communication sprinkled with a sardonic wit. He served the people of Kansas tirelessly to ensure they had clean water through close monitoring of energy development and carefully crafting regulations. His humorous and wellworded business and personal emails and handwritten letters are treasured mementos. Among many interests were gardening, stamp collecting, bowling, the Boy Scouts, and collecting postcards postmarked long ago in what are now ghost towns.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Elizabeth (Betty) (Dinkel) Bryson, Lawrence, KS and son Stewart C.; Elk Ridge, MD; sister G. Kathleen Pizar (John) and niece Shavaun M. Pizar, Denville, NJ and nephew Charles B. Pizar (Minerva) and twins Isabella and William J., Milltown, NJ; cousin D. Ronald Musser (Rowena), Kaley Batten (David) and Nicole Musser, all of Vancouver, WA, and Brett T. (Sarah) Musser, Malorie and Finn, Turlock, CA; and second cousin Eleanor (Pflug) Rundus, Urbana, IL and family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America. No service is planned at this time.

Arrangements are through RumseyYost Funeral Home and Crematory, Lawrence.

Leonard Ray (Rusty) Holladay

Funeral services for Leonard Ray (Rusty) Holladay, 91, Lawrence, will be 11 am, Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will take place from 10 am to service time. Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery.

He passed away Saturday, July 8, 2017, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Rusty was born September 3, 1925, in Lawrence, the youngest child of John Joseph and Fannie May Godfrey Holladay.

He had worked at the Lawrence Paper Company, farmer, road maintenance for the Kanwaka Township, and retired from Kansas University as a plumber. His hobbies included pitching horseshoes, gardening, going to the casino, genealogy, KU basketball, the Kansas City Royals, and enjoying his children and grandchildren.

Rusty married Georgia May Ice on October 10, 1948 in Lawrence, Kansas. Together they have shared 68 years of memories. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include children, Steve (Jennifer) Holladay, Marilyn Cabay (Bill) Montgomery, Carolyn (Lonnie) Downing, Melinda (Mark) Hegeman. Grandchildren, Brian (Sandy) Holladay, Brandon (Katie) Holladay, Brent (Casey) Holladay, Dustin (Becky) Downing, Derrick (Natalie) Downing, Erica (Theodore) Patz, Blake (Emily) Hegeman, Tara (Gage) Ham, Casey (Lance) Greenly, Jeff (Allison) Cabay, Haley (Nathan) Oehlert, 24 great-grandchildren, a brother John Holladay and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Stella Beerbower, Anna Copp, Edna Kesinger, and brother Walter Holladay.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the  Donor’s Choice, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Alan Louis Arner

Memorial services for Alan Louis Arner, 72, El Dorado Hills, CA, will be held at 11 am, Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

He passed away on Thursday, July 6, 2017, at his home in Lawrence, KS.

Alan was born on January 21, 1945, in New York City, the son of Albert and Beulah Arner.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, his son, Brandon, his brother Ric and two step-sons, Sean and Jayson, Alan and Carol were longtime residents of El Dorado Hills, CA. They had recently relocated to Lawrence, KS to retire near family.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St, Lawrence, KS 66044.


Dalton Eugene Hess

Memorial services for Dalton Eugene Hess, 15, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Friday, July 14, 2017, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will be Thursday from 6:30-7:30 pm.

He died unexpectedly in a tragic car accident on July 2, 2017.

Dalton was born July 24th, 2001, in Lawrence, Kansas, the beloved son of Kenneth Hess and Elizabeth Shelby.

He attended Woodlawn Elementary School, Liberty Memorial Central Middle School, and was currently a junior at Free State High School.

Dalton enjoyed spending time with his friends, especially Tristen and his cousin Steven.  He loved to hang out playing video games and listening to music. As well as talking and texting them on his phone.  He also enjoyed shopping trips, buying the latest sport shoes and apparel.  He liked walking downtown with his friends and going to the movie theater. Dalton loved playing basketball and shooting those three pointers. He played on many basketball teams over the years and made the team in middle school.  He played basketball with his brother, Kyle Shelby and his friends frequently.  His dream was to one day become an NBA Player.

Survivors include his father, Kenneth Hess and his mother, Elizabeth Shelby, both of the home, Lawrence, KS, a brother, Kyle Shelby, Lawrence, a sister, Heidi Calhoone, Emporia, KS a grandmother, Glenda Shelby, Lawrence, KS, and many other aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother Emma Jean Boylan, and his three grandfathers, John Hess, Terry Shelby Sr. and Ralph Boylan, all of Lawrence.

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

Margaret “Joanne” Powell

Services for Margaret “Joanne” Powell, 88, Lone Star, will be 11:00 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Powell died Sunday, July 2, 2017, in Eudora.

She was born August 18, 1928, in Tonganoxie, the daughter of Merle Glen and Mary Mabel Gallagher Ridgway. She moved to Lawrence at age 6 and went on to graduate from Liberty Memorial High School. She then moved to Lone Star in 1964.

Mr. and Mrs. Powell owned and operated the Dari Treat in Eudora. She and her husband purchased land in Eudora and built the Grandview Trailer Court in 1970. She also worked as an inspector at Aeroquip, retiring in 1983.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrence, Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Gamma Chapter in Lawrence, and a woman’s bowling team.

She married Wayne D. Powell May 4, 1964 in Miami, Oklahoma. He died February 17, 2015.

Survivors include daughters, Patricia “Pam” Hadl (Jim Hadl) of Eudora , Janet Spring (Dennis) of Eudora; step son, Rex Powell (Marie Alice L’Heureux) of Lawrence; step daughter, Taunya Reusch (John) of Lawrence; brother, Willard Ridgway (Wilma) of Baldwin City; sister, Merlene Avery of Lawrence; grandchildren, Kelly Long (Derrick), Matt Spring (Sarah), Jerry Hadl (Annie), Brad Hadl (Stacey Herschell), Kari Hadl all of Eudora; step grandchildren, Darren Waisner (Fitz), Devin Waisner (Amy), Cicely Thornton (Andy), Alexis Powell, Damion Powell, Anthony Johnson-Powell; and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, Wayne and Damon Ridgway.

Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, where the family will receive them from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Visiting Nurses and Visiting Nurses Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home.