Bouppha Sengsathevane

There will be a traditional Buddhist ceremony for Bouppha Sengsathevane of Lawrence, KS on Saturday, September 23rd at 1 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.

Bouppha died Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, at his home. He was born May 6, 1935 in Nakonphanom, Thailand. He is 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 and retired 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 Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home. He is survived by his five children, Noy Powkom in Lawrence, KS, Souvanna Sooksengdao in Olathe, KS, Kanhnika Khanthavixay in St. Louis, MO, Somboun Byer in Lawrence, KS and Somphanh Sengsathevane in England. Also, survived by his sister, Homchanh Khankeo in St. Louis, MO and a brother Sathianephong Phioukham in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has ten grandchildren and three great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Phouthong ‘Airr’ Kinsky and first wife Kong Sengsathevane.

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.

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.

Phyllis Arlene Lady Langhofer

Services for Phyllis Arlene Lady Langhofer, 92, Overland Park, Ks. will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Abilene, Kansas.

A Visitation will take place Thursday September 14, 2017, at Church of the Resurrection, Wesley Chapel 13720 Roe Ave. Leawood, KS 66224.

Phyllis died on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Vintage Park of Stanley in Overland Park.

She was born September 27, 1924 near Talmage, Ks. on a farm north of Abilene, the third of five children born to George Luther and Mildred Kirkdorffer Lady. After graduating high school she enrolled in a teacher certification program for one year, after which she began teaching in one-room country schools.

She married Joe Langhofer and moved to Lawrence, Ks. They divorced after 27 years. To them were born two sons, Steven Joe, and Thomas Wendell. In addition to homemaking, Phyllis worked in banking opening new accounts and as a teller.

Survivors include her sons, Steve (Karen Anderson) of Lenexa, Ks, and Tom (Marcy) of Overland Park; one brother, Wendell (Mary Jean) Lady of Overland Park; one sister, Evelyn (John) Biegert of Chicago; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Memorials to the McNeely House of Healing House, Inc., 4420 St. John Avenue, Kansas City, Mo. 64123.

Eve Lynn Elliott-Schmidt

Eve Lynn Elliott-Schmidt, beloved daughter, mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away on Thursday the 7th of September in her home at 54 years of age. A memorial service will be held in her honor at 5 pm on Tuesday the 12th of September at Rumsey and Yost funeral home 601 Indiana Street in Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Eve Elliott-Schmidt spent her life giving care to friends, family, and strangers. She leaves behind many friends and a large family. Specifically, she is in the hearts of her four children: Mallory Harlan, child-wrangler and farmer, Matt Schmidt, hard-working father of 4, Ryan Schmidt, student of digital forensics and devoted son, and Bethany Schmidt, student of literature and composition. She also leaves a cherished canine companion, Roxy, a very loved grand-puppy, Remi, and a ludicrous number of grandkids.

For years, Eve worked as an x-ray technician with Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Outside of helping others heal and doing her best to touch all the lives she encountered positively, she spent her time looking after her children, both of the two-legged and four-legged variety.

There was never a person more kind, nor more prone to selecting black cherry flavored delicacies. She will be missed. All those who remember her fondly are welcome to pay their respects with family and friends come Tuesday evening.