Jasminben Ashishbhai Patel

Funeral services for Jasminben Ashishbhai Patel, 47, Lawrence, will be 2 pm, Monday, August 9, 2021, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

She died August 8, 2021, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Someone who loved, laughed, and lived, that’s who Jasmin Patel was. She was an impactful person with each of her actions. She was the first to know of any hardships we’d face, and would transfer her strength to us. She radiated positivity and her personality was always singing. She was fearless and she gave life meaning. She was a person that would watch the flowers bloom and in her heart there was always room for you. She cared for everyone, and we love and appreciate her every day. We will honor her wishes in every which way. From us, she will never truly be away. Although she was taken from us far too soon, we carry on her memory by living as she would, with a smile on our faces.

Doris Brandt Sullivant

Doris Brandt Sullivant, age 95, of Lawrence, Kansas passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at her home with her son and grandsons at her side.

She was born February 6, 1926 in Ottawa, Kansas and baptized at Tauy Church.  Her parents were Louis and Grace Turner of Ottawa.

Doris grew-up in Ottawa. She met Royce Brandt at a Church of the Brethren young adults gathering in Lone Star.  They married in 1945 and began farming at Lone Star.  Their children, Robert and Susan, were born in Lawrence, Kansas. The family moved to Southern California in 1951 due to Royce’s health.  They returned to Kansas in 1964 and settled in Ottawa.  In 1970, Doris and Royce returned to their farm at Lone Star.  She worked as the bookkeeper at Lawrence Public Library, and Royce worked with the Army Corps of Engineers at Clinton Lake.  Following Royce’s death in 1980, Doris continued to live at her farm.

Over the years she participated in Crop Walk, Business and Professional Women (BPW), needle work group, book group, women in prison support group, and often attended annual conferences of the Church of the Brethren.  She retired from the library and married Milton Sullivant in 1987.  Following Milton’s death in 2000, she remained in their home in Lawrence.  Doris enjoyed attending church regularly, spending time with family and friends, and traveling.

She is survived by her son Robert Brandt and his wife Shirley, of Lawrence, Kansas; her daughter Susan Heck and husband Christoph of Berlin, Germany; as well as her grandchildren Ryker Brandt, Ryan Brandt and his wife Brandy, Sarah Heck, and Leah Heck; and two great-grandchildren Beth Brandt and Emily Brandt.

There will be no public service or visitation but she will lie in state at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home on Thursday and Friday, Aug. 5 and 6 for those who would like to visit.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to one of her three favorite organizations:

Crop Walk at Church World Service at https://cwsglobal.org/donate/

Heifer International at https://www.heifer.org/give/one-time

Lone Star Church of the Brethren at https://www.lonestarbrethren.com/givingA

Charles Michael Rascoll

Charles Michael Rascoll died July 29, 2021, at Bridge Haven Memory Care in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born Aug. 8, 1950, in Oceanside, NY, to Doris Meyer and Thomas Rascoll. He grew up on Long Island and graduated from Baldwin, NY High School. Charlie attended several universities, most notably Kent State, where he was an anti-Vietnam War activist. He worked in restaurants from an early age and was a self-taught chef. At the age of 21, he opened his first restaurant, Top of the Falls, in High Falls, NY.  In 1985 after several months of exploring and absorbing the foods and cultures of Europe, he returned to the Hudson Valley and became a Chef/Instructor at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY.  In 1987 he married Debbie Howe. Their daughter Lucy was born in 1992. Charlie and his family moved to Lawrence in 1994 where he was a founding partner and general manager of WheatFields Bakery and Cafe. He returned to teaching at the CIA in 2000 and was Associate Dean of Global Cuisines at the time of his retirement. In 2012, Charlie & Debbie moved back to Lawrence where they became founding partners in Limestone Pizza Kitchen Bar.

Debbie and Lucy Rascoll currently live in Lawrence.  Charlie is also survived by his brother Thomas, his wife Jackie, their daughters Kim, Kristine, Kelly and their families, Charlie’s mother- in-law Wilma, sister-in-law Peggy, her husband Paul, sister-in-law Susan, her husband Galen and their family.  Charlie had a unique gift for friendship and a winning smile. He will be missed by many.

Charlie was known for the community he built around great food. He understood that cooking is more than a vocation – it is a way of life, a way to connect with one another. He used this philosophy in his teaching and mentoring of young chefs. He was deeply interested in the relationship between food and culture — how geography, history and politics influence cuisine.  Charlie was an early proponent of partnering with farmers and cooking that focused on local, seasonal ingredients.

A memorial celebration will be held at Limestone on Aug 21 for fully vaccinated family & friends.

Contributions can be made in his name to The Alzheimer’s Association in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Joan Metzger

Joan Metzger passed away at Pioneer Ridge on Friday, July 30. She was born February 13, 1925 to William Henry and Goldie Belle Allen. She was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Marvin. They were married in 1945 after Marvin returned from service in the Marine Corp, WWII. Together they owned and operated Motor In Garage for nearly 50 years. They were founding members of Redeemer Lutheran Church and enjoyed camping, playing bridge and traveling with church friends. Among their favorite was a trip to Europe. Rumor has it that Marvin participated in a Can-Can dance in Paris. Joan was an ardent quilter and knitter. She was also past president of the Ladies Auxiliary American Legion and active in the Lutheran Ladies’ Guild. Joan leaves behind her two sons Lynn (Susan) and their daughters Hilary and Emily and Mark (Vanessa) and their son Morgan, along with a brother, Roger Allen, all of Lawrence. The family wishes to thank Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility and Elara Hospice for their excellent care and attention to Joan’s comfort. Private graveside services and inurnment will be held for immediate family only, due to Covid. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Elara Hospice in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Paul Matthew (Matt) Weidenbach

Matthew Weidenbach, known to everyone as Matt.  Matt was born on May 30, 1983 and passed away on July 25, 2021 at Olathe Regional Medical Center. He is survived in life by his wife Kristin Birk, his daughter Haylee Weidenbach (19), son Cody Weidenbach (18), son Gage Birk (15) and daughter Elaine Bennett (13), his brother Brandon Weidenbach, sister-in-law Samantha Weidenbach, nephew Caden Weidenbach and niece Alexis Weidenbach.

He is preceded in death by his grandmother Cora McClanahan, mother Marcia Weidenbach, father Paul Weidenbach and sister Angela McClanahan.

Family request any donations to be sent to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas.

A small intimate service will be held on Saturday, August 7th, 2021 at 6340 SE Shadden Road, Berryton, KS  66409 at 10:00 a.m.

James Elwyn Stanton

James Elwyn Stanton, 75, Lawrence, passed away Friday, July 23, 2021, at LMH Health.

He was born August 7, 1945, in Freeport, IL, the son of Raymond Charles and Alice Lenore Lindeman Stanton.  Mr. Stanton graduated from high school in New Ulm, MN and later received a bachelor’s of science.

Mr. Stanton served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, stationed in Thailand.  He enjoyed writing books and was published on Amazon.  He also enjoyed collecting stamps.

He married Si Namontri in Thailand in 1969.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, John Stanton and wife Maricel of Vail, AZ; a sister, Rebecca Stanton of Lawrence, Kansas; and three grandchildren, Samantha, Jett, and Jaden Stanton.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Richard Allen Rist

Memorial services for Richard Rist, 66, Lawrence, will be 1 pm, Sat., July 31, 2021, at River City Church. He died Friday, July 23rd, 2021, in Lawrence, KS at his home.

He was born on April 18th, 1955, in Lawrence, KS, the son of Floyd and Lottie Rist. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1973, and started his career at Hallmark shortly after. In 2007 he went out on long term disability due to health concerns, and he retired in April 2020.

Mr. Rist was a member of River City Church in Lawrence, KS. He and his wife Janene Rist enjoyed volunteering through their church, he was always a man to give.

He married Janene Rist on August 22, 2011 in Lawrence, KS. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include three stepsons, Brandon, Dustin, and Sean Reese all three of Lawrence; a brother, John Rist, Sister in law, Terri Rist, and niece Lauren Rist, of Arizona; two nieces Katy and Kristina Foster of Overland Park, KS; grandson Liam of Tulsa, OK and six grandchildren of Lawrence.

A son, Jake Barnes, died August 5th, 2020 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the Family will receive them 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The family suggests memorials be sent to the funeral home.

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

Earl Eugene (Gene) Curl

Earl Eugene (Gene) Curl, 83, passed away on December 4, 2020 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital while recovering from kidney cancer surgery. He was born on July 30, 1937 to Earl Curl and Rowena Nottingham Curl. After going to a one room schoolhouse for eight grades, he graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1955 at the top of his class.

Gene lived in the same area of Jefferson County his entire life except for two years in the Army. While in the service he was stationed in Korea in the DMZ zone. His job there was to transport entertainment groups to different locations.

Gene worked for the U.S. Post Office in Bonner Springs, Kansas as a letter carrier for 33 years. He also farmed part time with his father until his father’s death in 1984. His hobbies included collecting and building model planes and trains. He also enjoyed reading the history of just about everything.

A big part of his life was a devoted, lifelong member of Lawrence Masonic Lodge #6, joining in 1978 and holding many positions there.  As a Scottish Rite member, he was endowed with the 33rd degree in 2017. A special, thank to his many lodge friends and coffee buddies.

Survivors include his sisters Mary (Paul) Runyon, Raleigh, North Carolina and Betty (Jay) Wagner, Lawrence, Kansas, one niece and 4 nephews.

Gene had chosen to be an organ donor. Private interment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mark Aaron Gile

Services for Mark Gile, 60, Lawrence will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 24th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Mark died Sunday, July 18, 2021, at his home in Lawrence, Kansas with his family by his side. Mark’s passing comes after a long, brave battle with Glioblastoma.

He was born January 15, 1961 in Wichita, the son of Gerald and Dorothy Gile. He graduated from Wichita North High School in 1979 and went to Kansas University where he played baseball before being drafted by the Texas Rangers organization. After playing baseball for several years, he returned to Lawrence.

Mark married Susan Bowen on April 13, 1991 in Lawrence. She survives of the home. They had two children together, Aaron (Lawrence) and Kristen (Overland Park). His children were his pride and joy and he spent their youth attending their sporting events and supporting them in every way possible. He also had a new grandson, Axel who he was just enjoying getting to know.

Other survivors include his mother, Dorothy, Wichita; A sister, Nancy (Nunie), Wichita; three brothers, Harlan (Kelly), Wichita, Galen (Sandy), Foley, Alabama, and Jeff, Fort Worth, Texas; many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Gerald, two nephews, Tom and Nicholas and a Niece, Bayli, brother-in-law, Scott, grandparents, and many aunts and uncles.

Memorials may be made to Rumsey Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.