Paul Maurus Winter

Paul Maurus Winter, 73, of Lawrence Kansas passed away on June 26, 2022.

Paul was born on March 3, 1949 to Maurus Hubert and Edna Virginia (Sheppard) Winter in Arlington, Massachusetts. His family moved to Lawrence when he was a small child. Paul worked at Hallmark Cards from an early age for 37 years. He was always upbeat and found joy in his day-to-day life. Along with his passion for flying planes and playing golf, he loved tinkering with cars and fishing with his children.

Paul is survived by his spouse Jeannie Winter, his brother Allen Winter (Susan) Lawrence, his sister Diane Dahl, Jacksonville Florida along with his five children Jon Winter, Lawrence; Rebecca Spriggs, Gardner; Robin Schneweis Manhattan; Joshua Winter (Devin) McLouth; Adam Winter (Marissa) Village of Sterling Nebraska; and 9 grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday August 13th, 2022 from 3:30p to 6:30pm at the Union Pacific Depot located at 402 N 2nd St, Lawrence KS.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Paul’s memory to Rumsey Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Terence Benjamin Payne

In Loving Memory

Terence Benjamin Payne

August 7,1984-July 21,2022

Terence Benjamin Payne”House”,”Meno”,”T-Payne”,”Daddy Knows”,”Big Teddy Bear”,37, of Lawrence , Kansas passed away on Thursday July 21,2022 ,at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Payne was born on August 7,1984 in Lawrence , Kansas, to John “Fritz” Brockman and Rhonda Sue Payne.

He went to Lawrence High School and graduated in 2003. He went to college at University Of Phoenix on August 25,2009-February 3, 2010 for Criminal Justice.

He worked at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Smuckers , Bouncer at RoadHouse , Salvation Army Corp and Worked at Three Trails Camp in Kansas City, Missouri.

He enjoys cooking out, listening to music, going to church, fishing, dancing, playing dominoes, cards, spades, deuces, chillin with family and friends , camping and Boy Scouts.

He attended church at Mustard Seed ,Heritage Baptist Church, Salvation Army,( Lawrence, Kansas) ,and Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church (Murfreesboro, Tennessee ) Pastor Jerome Overton “J.O”.

He was baptized in the name of the Lord. He leaves behind his mother Rhonda Payne(Lawrence, KS) His sisters Porscha Payne , Laticha Bennett(Murfreesboro, TN) , Jessica Freeman (Lawrence, KS) , and Tishnisa Smith(Belle Glade, Florida). HIs Brother Christopher Fulton(Lawrence, KS). Nieces Latrina Davis, Jai’Shawna Akins, Teonna Akins, and Israel Akins,(Murfreesboro, TN)  Nephews Daeqwan Richardson , Amari Bennett, and Donovan  Craig ( Murfreesboro ,TN), His bonus Mama Cindy Winger. A Lot of Aunties, Uncles, Cousins, Friends, Moms and Dads.

He was preceded in death by his Dad, Grandma, Great Grandma, Grandpa, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins, Friends and Joshua Freeman. He had a Big Heart and loves helping people and will light up the room everywhere he goes. He Loves his family and loves enjoying his life. He loves to watch Football games and call Tennessee to pick on his nieces when the Chiefs play and tell them its Red Kingdom.

He loves coming to Tennessee to spend time with his two sisters and nieces and nephews and going to church at Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church.

His Life is loved for his Fiancé Christina Towne and her kids and the twin Boys Terence Benjamin Payne Jr, and Joshua Wallace Payne.

Graveside services for Terence Benjamin Payne, 37, Lawrence, will be 11 am, Friday, August 5, 2022, at Oak Hill Cemetery. A visitation will be from 10-10:45 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Audrey D. Cone

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend, and forever pistol Audrey Dean Cone, 80, of Wichita, KS, passed away on July 19th, 2022. Audrey was born in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, but considered both Kansas and Mississippi home. An active golfer, community member, and leader, Audrey was Women’s Club Champion of Rolling Hills Country Club in Wichita, KS in 1996, 1999, 2000 and 2003. In her time there, she also served as head of the Beautification Committee. Audrey and Mike were married for 44 years. They loved to travel and spend time with friends, and always had outlaw country music playing on the radio. As Mike says, they had “44 years of marriage and never a dull moment.”

She was predeceased by her mother Tommie Ruth Reese, father William Barnes Pemberton, and daughter Sandy Hurlbutt. She will be missed by her husband Mike Cone, brother Bill (Judy) Pemberton, sister Jean Stevens, and stepdaughter Kelly (Mike) McReynolds, along with three grandchildren – Matthew McReynolds, Megan (Trent) Reinardy, and Morgan McReynolds. She was loved by many and will be missed by all.

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Richard F. ‘Ric’ Cummins

Founder of Hero Racing Works, design boffin, sculptor, and mechanic.

Ric Cummins died on July 19, 2022, at home. He was born on January 5, 1949, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Eugene J. Cummins, Sr., and Maria de los Angeles Quixano Cummins. He graduated from Villa St. Jean in Fribourg, Switzerland, and the University of Kansas with a degree in Business Administration.

Directly descended on his mother’s side from Alonzo Quixano, real-life pattern for the literary hero Don Quixote, he taught mechanics and welding for several years in Morocco during the 1970s, earning accolades from the Moroccan Ministry of Entr’Aide Nationale, the US State Department, and many other government and private agencies. Much of his history during this time remains clouded, but he experienced near Zelig-like encounters with many of the time’s famous and infamous, including Mohammed VI, the current monarch of Morocco; John F. Kennedy, Jr., and his mother; Jean Guyot and his wife Zizi, heroes of the French Resistance; Sly Stallone; Eldridge Cleaver; Jean-Pierre LeClercq; and Dan Gurney.

He returned to this country to serve as personal mechanic to Malcolm S. Forbes (whom Cummins had duct-taped back together after Forbes had been run over by a cow outside Tangiers) for a brief period before returning to Kansas as US director of Hero Racing Works and to found Cummins Design Corp. to design and build motorcycle fairings. In the late 1980s, he founded Rosinante to cast sculpture under technical patents in his name. Using the same technologies, as Rosinante-Argent Audio he began producing ultra-high-end speakers of his own design. These and other products for high-end audio were award-winning designs, receiving many Product of the Year distinctions. Renowned for an ironic sense of humor, he was quoted in interviews as saying that he was only a designer because he couldn’t get work as a waiter and that the reason for the superior sound he achieved was “because we put more vacuum in our tubes.” He held more than a dozen patents, ranging from chemical processes to electronic and acoustic innovations to medical appliances. In 2005, he was nominated to the Order of Commander of the French Legion of Honor.

He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Mortensen, his daughter, Gabrielle Anastasia, her husband, Ryan, and three grandchildren, Jaden, Isaiah, and Ozzy, as well as five sisters and one brother. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers or donations, tell someone a good joke.

Alice Elizabeth Leonard

Alice Elizabeth Leonard died peacefully on the afternoon of July 14th, 2022, at Neuvant House Assisted Living Facility in Lawrence, KS. She was 106 years old. Alice, an only child, was born in Carnegie, Oklahoma on April 1st, 1916. When she was two, the family moved to Lawrence where her paternal grandparents had a big farm. Her father, Wesley Smith, worked as a barber and her mother, Ola, worked as a seam-stress.

Alice attended Quincy Grade School (at 11th & Massachusetts), Lawrence Junior High School (then at 9th and Kentucky). She graduated from Liberty Memorial High School at 1400 Massachusetts Street in 1933. She went on to Kansas University, receiving a BA in biology in 1937. In 1939, she added a Master’s degree with a dissertation on parasites in rabbits. While at KU she fell in love with her zoology teacher, A. Byron Leonard. They married in 1939. In 1941, they moved into a two-story frame house on Louisiana Street, where their three sons were born.

Alice was a talented artist creating fine jewelry and many paintings, as well as quilts and crocheted pieces. She also liked collecting things and had extensive col-lections of dolls, teddy bears and souvenirs from her many world travels. Alice loved music and was a great fan of Elvis Presley, visiting Graceland twice. She and her husband often went dancing at local clubs. She continued dancing until she was 104!–every Thursday night at the American Legion when the Junkyard Jazz swing band played.

Alice’s husband died in 1987. Her youngest son, Steve, died in 2006. She is survived by two sons (Byron Leonard and David Yunuba), three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. A memorial service is planned for sometime in September.

Catherine Wolfer ‘Cathy’ Lyman

The family of Catherine (Cathy) Lyman is deeply appreciative of the many expressions celebrating Cathy’s life that we have been able to share with her around her recent illness. Through music,  recalled experiences, and offerings of peace, love, and hope, you have eased her transition in countless ways.  Cathy died the morning of July 15th, 2022 in tranquil rest at home surrounded by the love of her husband and children. The cause of death was pancreatic cancer.

Cathy was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico on March 28th, 1950. Eventually graduating from Barrington (Illinois) High School, the University of Wisconsin (BS, Sociology) and University of Oregon (MS, Learning Disabilities), Cathy embarked on a career as a special education teacher lasting 32 years that began in Milwaukee, continued in Baltimore, and finished in Lawrence, Kansas, the last 14 years at Lawrence High School. Her life is marked by laughter, kindness, caring, optimism and her desire to help others.  Cathy became a certified master gardener after retiring, continuing to help young people learn the joys of the plant world.  She was an avid craftsperson with an artistic eye, creating dolls, clothing, challah covers or whimsical objects she gave as gifts. Her annual block carving holiday cards were greatly anticipated by the many people she hand wrote letters to then and throughout the year, usually enclosed with words of inspiration. In addition to her teaching, she was involved in schools as a girl’s volleyball coach, lifeguard, university instructor in special education, girl scout leader, guest speaker on “The ’60s,” registered instructor on Holocaust education, and advisor to numerous extracurricular activities, including ping pong club and diversity council.  Her presence under the arch at Haskell Stadium taking tickets for Lawrence High School football games will be remembered by many. She had the heart of a lion.
Cathy is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Michael Fox, their two children Lyman, Lena and spouses Kristen and Fernando, and four beautiful grandchildren. No funeral is planned. Her ashes will be buried at Beni Israel Cemetery in Eudora, Kansas at a later date. Contributions in Cathy’s name may be made to the Lawrence Schools Foundation,

Dr. Newton Cole McCluggage

Dr. Newton Cole McCluggage passed away peacefully in his home on his farm on July 14, 2022. He was a son, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, husband and special friend to many. Newton was a gentle spirit and always had a positive attitude. He was the eldest child of Professor Marston and Charlyne McCluggage, born March 30, 1936, in Lawrence, Kansas. Growing up in Lawrence, Newton played American Legion baseball and worked for the Lawrence Water Department. He played football under coach Al Woolard and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954. In 1958 Newton graduated from the University of Kansas where he was a member of the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity. He was a life-long member of the KU Alumni Association.

Newton joined the United States Marine Corps as an infantry officer serving mostly with the 3rd Marine Division in Okinawa. On his return, he decided he wanted to be a physician. He graduated from KU Medical School in 1965 and performed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic. He returned to Kansas City General Hospital and became President of their medical staff. Newton practiced medicine in Chanute, Kansas before relocating to North Kansas City Hospital, where he practiced primary care and emergency medicine.

To Newton’s delight, he held commercial and instrument pilot ratings and also was a certified open water scuba diver. He retired from medicine when he was 55 years old and purchased a farm near Lawrence shortly thereafter, where he lived for nearly 30 years. One of his greatest joys was observing the many animals in their natural habitat on his land.

Family was important to Newton. He is survived by his daughter Laurie McCluggage and granddaughter Katy McCluggage of Burbank California, his sister Charlyne Michnick of Lawrence Kansas, brother Todd McCluggage of Fairway Kansas, and sister Terry Lightstone of Kansas City Missouri, as well as his nieces and nephews.

Newton wanted to live his final days on his farm and with the help of his closest neighbor and friend Ann Tah he was able to do so. He was greatly loved, and his family and friends will miss him dearly.

Newton strongly believed in helping educate the next generation and has donated his remains to the University of Kansas Medical Center, so the family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.  If you wish to remember and honor Newton, donations can be made to the Marston and Charlyne McCluggage Scholarship at KU Endowment, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044 or online at

Martin Douglas (Doug) McCurley

Martin Douglas “Doug” McCurley died at home on July 14, 2022 surrounded by his wife and daughters.

Doug was born on June 3, 1951 in Fort Scott, Kansas. Doug grew up in Fort Scott and eventually moved to Denver, Colorado, where he would meet his future wife Kathleen “Kathy” Overton.

Doug and Kathy were married on November 25, 1978 in Denver. Doug and Kathy welcomed four daughters into their lives in Denver but then soon moved back to Fort Scott to raise their young family. When two of their daughters later settled in Lawrence to start raising families of their own, Doug and Kathy quickly followed and made Lawrence their new home. Doug was an avid KU basketball fan and loved living in the city home to the cathedral of college basketball.

Doug’s greatest joy in life was being a devoted “Papa” to his four grandsons. His four boys were his best friends and his world circled around them. No rain, sleet, snow, or excessive heat could keep him from sitting on the sidelines of any and every event or game the boys were in. Not even Glioblastoma could keep Papa away from anything involving his boys. Until the very end, you would find Papa Doug in the stands cheering on every play.

Doug was a happy warrior-patient, kind, humble, and oh so funny. He was unabashedly patriotic and a grateful servant in every aspect of life. To know Doug was to love Doug and his absence will be felt always.

Doug is proceeded in death by his parents Louise and Hubert McCurley, his sisters Lucille Langdon and Elaine Ropp and his life long best friend Dave Regan. He is survived by his wife Kathy, his four daughters Alissa McCurley Vogel, Vanessa Tourtillott, Lindsay McCurley and Krista McCurley, his two son-in-laws Richard Vogel and Justin Tourtillott, his four grandsons Maxtin McCurley and Everett, Benjamin, and Leo Tourtillott, and his siblings Cedric McCurley, Bernie Simmons, and Anne Johnston.

Celebration of life services will be announced at a later date. Doug has requested that in lieu of flowers, any memorials be sent to the Corpus Christi CYO Saints basketball team for their drive to purchase new basketball uniforms. Corpus Christi Catholic School, 6001 Bob Billings Pkwy, Lawrence, KS 66049

James Allen ‘Bubba’ McDowell

Private family services will be held at a later date for James Allen ‘Bubba’ McDowell, 69, Eudora, who passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2022, at LMH Health.

He was born November 3, 1952, in Jefferson City, Missouri, the son of James LeRoy and Rosetta Bernice Finn Saunders. He worked as a drywaller in the construction industry for many years.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashley McDowell, Eudora.

Jacqueline Russell

Celebration of life for Jacqueline Russell, 77, Lawrence, will be 10 am, Friday, July 15, 2022, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will take place at 1 pm, Monday, July 18, 2022, at Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri.

Jackie passed away on July 10, 2022, at her sister’s home in Topeka.

She was born March 16, 1945, in Honolulu, Hawaii, the daughter of Eleanor Botelho. She graduated from Farrington High School in Honolulu. Jackie was a homemaker and was talented in many ways, especially enjoying flowers, art, painting, traveling, and genealogy. She was a member of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church.

She married Russel George Russell on October 22, 1963, in Honolulu. He preceded her in death in 2012. Survivors include two daughters, Rebecca Russell, Lawrence, and Laura Blevins, Hollister, Mo.; two siblings, Toni Nelson and husband Vernon, Topeka, and Winnie Botelho, Honolulu; six grandchildren, Heather and Bethanie Russell, Holden Oglesby, and Cody, Morgan, and McKenna Blevins; six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66046.