Reta L. Heine

Funeral services for Reta L. Heine, 92, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Monday, June 24, 2024, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home with Michael Readinger and David Scott officiating. The family will greet friends prior to the service at 10 a.m. A private burial will take place following the service. Reta died Thursday, June 13th at KU Medical Center.

Reta was born on January 7, 1932, in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Leonard and Ada (Kurtz) Bagby. Reta married Otis L. ‘Lud’ Heine on July 6, 1952, at Danforth Chapel in Lawrence.

Reta graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1950. Where she was a member of Glee Club. She worked until her retirement at Standard Mutual Life Insurance Company in Lawrence. In retirement she enjoyed working in the cafeteria of Quail Run Elementary School. Reta enjoyed gardening, oil painting, crocheting, sewing, and cooking. She used her handiwork skills to create many beautiful paintings, quilts, scarves, lap robes, etc. Many of these items were donated in service to area care facilities and to Lutheran World Relief. She was a founding, and current member of Redeemer Lutheran Church. She dedicated many years in service to the church and to the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML).

Survivors include a son, Rodney C. Heine and wife Lanaea, Lawrence; a daughter, Rhonda E. Bingaman and husband Brian, Okla. City; grandchildren: Kirstyn Spieth and her husband James; Tyler Bingaman and his wife Shelby, and Hayden Bingaman; great grandchildren: Reagan and Holland Bingaman, Kessler and Callan Spieth; niece, Valerie Earhart and her husband Darrin; nephew Kyle Peaslee, who provided much love and support in recent years; many other nieces and nephews. Reta was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Laverne Bagby and Leon ‘Bob” Bagby, her twin sister Ruby Peaslee, and a granddaughter, Kahlyn Heine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Kahlyn E. Heine Legacy Foundation, the LWML at Redeemer Lutheran Church, or a charity of the donor’s choice, in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Glenn Rodney (Rod) Hinkle

Glenn Rodney Hinkle, known lately as Rod, was born April 28, 1935, to Loren W. and Emily (Ramsey) Hinkle in Ridge Township, Hope, Kansas. He died on June 12, 2024, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital at the age of 89.

Rod was baptized into Christ at the Christian Church of Hope, Kansas. He graduated from Hope Rural High School in 1953. He went on to Manhattan Bible College in Manhattan, Kansas, from which he graduated in 1957. He also took some graduate studies at Kansas State University.

On August 17, 1958, Rod married Margie Ann Moore in Indianapolis, Indiana. He entered the ministry serving full time at The First Christian Church in El Dorado Springs, Missouri. He served there 1958-1963, where his first two sons, Thaddeus and Bradford, were born. Next he served at the First Christian Church in Harrisburg, Illinois, 1963-1968, where his third son, Chadwick, was born. Subsequent ministries included at Sheldon, Illinois (1968-1973), Maple Avenue Christian Church in Macomb, Illinois (1973-1979). He served for 21 years at the Lawrence Heights Christian Church in Lawrence, Kansas. Following “retirement,” Rod served in interim ministries at First Christian Church in Hugoton, Kansas, Park Street Christian Church in El Dorado Springs, Missouri, and Community Christian Church in Council Grove, Kansas. Lastly, he served as a “part time” pastor at North Lawrence Christian Church. He also worked as a paraprofessional at Perry-Lecompton Jr/Sr High even into the fall of 2023.

Rod was looking forward to being home with the Lord! He was thankful for 65 years and 9 months with his wife and wonderful, faithful family.

Rod is survived by his wife, Margie Ann, of the home, by three sons, Thaddeus Hinkle of Mankato, Kansas, Bradford (Lisa) Hinkle of Abilene, Kansas, and Chadwick (Teresa) of Lawrence, Kansas, by sisters Marge Geisert of Osceola, Missouri, Marilyn Holcomb of California, by brothers Loren D. (Gertrude) Hinkle of Herington, Kansas, William Hinkle of Texas, Max (Ardith) of California by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Emily Hinkle, by his brothers Tom and Jim, by sister Jane, by daughter-in-law Elizabeth, and by nieces Tara, Brenda, and Michelle, and by nephew Bart.

Visitation for the Hinkle family will take place Sunday, June 16, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, Kansas, 66044. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, June 17, 2024 at the Lawrence Heights Christian Church, 2321 Peterson Road, Lawrence, Kansas 66049. Graveside services will be held at Pilgrim Home Cemetery north of Hope, Kansas.

The family requests that memorials be made to Manhattan Christian College in Manhattan, Kansas, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Richard Harold Holder

Richard Harold Holder, 74, of Lawrence, Kansas, passed away on June 4, 2024 at LMH Health.

Richard was born on June 29, 1949, in Coffeyville, Kansas. He was the son of George & Betty (Merchant) Holder. He later moved to Lawrence, Kansas when his Father’s job at Farmland Coop
Industries was transferred from Coffeyville to Lawrence.

Richard was a simple man and lived a simple life. He enjoyed bird hunting in his younger years, a good day of fishing, taking a Sunday drive to explore the country side, of course after stopping by Dairy Queen to pick up ice cream for the road, tending to his cattle on the family farm, hunting for morel mushrooms, watching his kids and Grandkids grow up and just relaxing on the couch watching his favorite westerns. Richard was always fond of old cars, particularly the 1957 Chevy Belair 2 door hard top. Richard always enjoyed a good home cooked meal and getting together with family. He was famous for making his homemade baked beans at Thanksgiving. They were referred to as, “Holder’s Beans.”

Richard graduated from Lawrence High School in 1968. After high school he served in the United States Navy, where he was on the ship U.S.S. Gurke, during the Vietnam War. It was after his honorable discharge from the Navy, that he met his future wife, Judy (Hattabaugh) Holder. They were married on September 27, 1971. Richard and Judy were blessed with 4 children, Jennifer, Melissa, Jim and Ashley.

Richard was always a hard worker and great provider for his family. He worked for Bricklayers Union Local number 18, where he was a superintendent for many years. In 1989, Richard started his own business, H&H Waterproofing & Restoration, which was successful for 31 years. Richard retired in 2020.

Richard is survived by his wife, Judy (Hattabaugh) Holder, of the home. Daughter, Jennifer Edwards (David), of Lawrence, KS. Daughter, Melissa Saline (Clint), of Tecumseh, KS. Son, James Holder, of Lawrence, KS. Six Grandchildren, Joshua, Nick, Weston, Wyatt, Walker and Sophia. Richard is also survived by two brothers, Randy and Matt and many nieces, nephews and friends.

Richard is predeceased by his parents, George and Betty (Merchant) Holder, Brother, Chris Holder, Sister, Carla Holder, Daughter, Ashley Holder and Grandson, Bradley.

Graveside services for Richard will be Monday, June 17th at 11am, at Clinton Cemetery.

Donations may be made to St. Jude’s or Douglas County Humane Society, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Marilyn Louise Chamberlin

Marilyn (Groom) Chamberlin, 93, was born May 9, 1931, in St, Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Harley and Crystal (McCartney) Groom, and died on June 7, 2024. She attended a rural, one-room school, and graduated from high school in Maysville, Missouri. She attended college in Maryville, Missouri, obtained a degree in Nursing from the University of Kansas Medical Center in 1954, and married Vernon A. Chamberlin in Lawrence, Kansas, on June 4, 1955.

Marilyn worked at the K.U. Medical Center two years, and at hospitals in Los Angeles (where their daughter was born), and in Stillwater, Oklahoma (where their son was born). Vernon accepted a job at the University of Kansas in 1963; they moved to Lawrence, and Marilyn worked at Lawrence Memorial hospital until her retirement in 1995.

She served on the Douglas County Public Health Board 1970-1978, and the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Board eight years, she was also a charter member of the group that founded Hospice Care in Douglas County in 1979, and served eleven years on the Hospice Advisory Committee. She was a member of the American Nurses Association, the League of Women Voters, the Kansas University Women’s Club, and had a longstanding interest in genealogy and family history.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a brother, Keith Groom, and a sister, Carol Hargin. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene (Lawrence, Kansas), her son, Mark (Grand Junction, Colorado), and an honorary granddaughter, Julia Silverstein (Minneapolis, Minnesota).

There will be a private inurnment in Pioneer Cemetery at a later date. Online condolences may be made at rumsey-yost.com. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made in Marilyn’s name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, and may be sent to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home: P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044.

Scott Arlin Johanning

Memorial services for Scott Arlin Johanning, 60, Lawrence, KS, will be at 2:00 pm Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A family burial will follow at the Clinton Cemetery. Mr. Johanning passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the KU Medical Center June 6, 2024 after valiantly battling cancer for four years. He was a lifelong resident of Douglas County. Born January 8, 1964 in Lawrence, KS, Scott was the second of three children to Mary Ann (Stull) and Glenn Johanning. He married Roxy (Courtney) on October 8, 1994 in Lawrence, sharing nearly 30 years of laughter and joy across countless family road trips, sporting events, and musical performances.

Scott, affectionately known as Papa to his grandchildren, was a hard-working and dedicated family man. He loved his grandchildren and his dogs, and he delighted in playful activity with both. Scott greatly enjoyed gardening, canning, and cooking for family and friends–especially homemade ice cream. Scott was always available to help anyone in need. A life-long farmer alongside his brother Bruce, Scott treasured the time spent working outdoors tending to livestock and crops, and maintaining equipment in addition to his full-time job spanning over 40 years at Berry Global.

Scott was preceded in death by his mother and is survived by his father; wife; two sons Jared (Mandy) and John; grandchildren; brother Bruce (Heather); sister Julie (Rob) Neff; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He will be forever remembered for his strength, patience, and devoted personality.

Friends and family may visit at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2024, or attend the memorial service at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday June 15. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to Family Promise, sent in care of the funeral home. Fond memories and condolences can be left at http://rumsey-yost.com/, Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Douglas Earl Rhoads II

Douglas Earl “Bumpy” Rhoads, II, a devoted public servant and cherished family member, passed away at his home in rural Douglas County, on June 5, 2024. He was born in Joplin, Missouri, on May 30, 1960, and from a young age, he was inspired by his grandfather to pursue a career in law enforcement and public service.

In Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, Doug dedicated 20 years of his life as a sheriff deputy, where he made a significant impact on the community he served. During his time in Louisiana, he discovered a passion for the volunteer fire service with the Welsh Township Fire Department. He became a certified Driver/Operator and Engineer, contributing to the safety and well-being of his neighbors.

In the early 2000’s, Doug moved to Kansas City to embark on a new career in private security. His commitment to public safety continued, and in 2004, he joined the Eudora Township Fire Department as a volunteer. His dedication and skills led him to advance to the rank of Lieutenant in the fire department. During this time, Doug earned Medical First Responder certification and served with the Eudora Community EMS Service. He also began volunteering with Douglas County Emergency Management, where he was an integral part of the Mobile Command Vehicle team, Skywarn, and the CERT team.

It is difficult to find a word that describes the depth to which Doug valued the brotherhood and camaraderie of the Fire Department and Emergency Management. He viewed his fellow firefighters and volunteers as his family and their bond meant the world to him.

In 2012, Doug and his wife moved to their new home in rural Douglas County, lovingly referred to as Green Acres. He cherished the peace, quiet, and open spaces that the new home offered.

Doug had many hobbies that brought joy to his life. He enjoyed fishing, working on Green Acres, smoking and grilling, watching and feeding hummingbirds, and playing online games with friends. Although he never thought he wanted a cat, he was delighted to be adopted by “Meow Mix”, who brought him much companionship and happiness.

His commitment to public service and his love for his family and community will be deeply missed. A memorial service to honor Doug will be held on Sunday June 23, 2024 at 1:00 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Following the service, a reception will be held at Green Acres.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Consolidated Fire District #1 Firefighter’s Fund. Donations may be mailed to Consolidated Fire District #1 Firefighter Fund 300 W 31st St. Lawrence, KS 66046

Terry Mae Bowen

Terry Mae Bowen was in the class of 1975 at Lawrence High. After completing cosmetology school, she was a hair stylist for many years. She lived out-of-state for a short time but always considered herself a Lawrencian. She wasn’t an avid sports fan, but did enjoy traveling with friends to and out-of-state to KU football games. Her last work positions were in shipping departments, for which she was very efficient at getting product out to customers.

In retirement, she devoted herself to her two grandkids she legally adopted. She loved her family to the moon and back, and was happy with her new rote as guardian, as well as grandma.

Terry was funny, fun to be with, and loved her friends like family. She will be so very missed by all who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ben and Helen (Farley) Bowen, and her sister, Joyce (Bowen) Chamberlain. She is survived by two daughters, Cara Heath and Bailey Hill, and three grandchildren, Tyana, Amiiya, and Keyondre.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, July 13th at 2:00pm at Lecompton Community Building, 333 Elmore Street, Lecompton, KS.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rumsey-Yost Funeral home to assist the family in the expenses associated with Terry’s unexpected passing: P.O Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044, or by calling 785-843-5111.

William Scott Jeffress

William Scott Jeffress, 66, of Baldwin City, KS passed away on May 30th, 2024.

He was born August 31, 1957 in Wichita, KS.

William, who went by Scott to family and friends, is survived by his wife, Sandra Diane Foreman, who he married August 30th, 1975.
Other survivors include his two sons, Christopher Loren of Overland Park, KS; Stephen Daniel of Lawrence, KS, and two sisters: Debbie Angleton of Peck, KS and Kelly Cox of Wichita, KS.

William served in the Army from 1976-1980 and worked for Kansas University for Research for over 20 years. He loved to fish and was an avid hunter.

At his request, no services will take place and a celebration of life may happen at a later date.