Obituaries

Rev. John D. Blythe

John Daniel Blythe, a retired American Baptist pastor and chaplain, died at the age of 91 at the Saint Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, Missouri. John was born in Atchison, Kansas, the son... continue reading

Layne Bruce Moore

1968~2020
Service: Tue, Dec 29 1:00 pm
The location for this service has changed. It will now be held at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Layne B. Moore went home to his heavenly Father on December 23 at 1:30 PM after a long,... continue reading

Hardin Killian Fennell-Cummins

2020
Hardin Killian Fennell-Cummins was born at rest at Shawnee Mission Birthing Center on Dec. 20, 2020 at 11:20pm. He was 10.4 ounces, and was 11.75 inches long. Survivors are his parents Henry and Doris... continue reading

Manouchehr Givechi

1934-2020
In loving memory of our dad, Manouchehr, whose long-term vision and dedication built an impeccable foundation for his children’s future and opened the gateway to so many other family members of our generation and... continue reading

Shirley M. Polk

Service: Mon, Dec 28 1:00 pm
The Memorial Service for Shirley M. Polk, 84, Lawrence will be 1:00 p.m. Monday December 28th at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. Mrs. Polk died Monday December 21st at Brandon Woods. She was born... continue reading

Genevieve (Jan) McCartney

1956~2020
Memorial services for Genevieve (Jan) McCartney, 64, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced at a later date. Jan died Sunday, December 20, 2020, at her home in Lawrence, Kansas. She was born on... continue reading

Murphy Ray Sr.

1964~2020
Service: Mon, Dec 28 11:00 am
Graveside services for Murphy Ray Sr., 56, Lawrence, will be 11 am, Monday, December 28, 2020, at Memorial Park Cemetery. He can be viewed Sunday, December 27, from 8am-8pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He... continue reading

Darlene Marian Lisher

1949~2020
Services for Darlene Marian Lisher, 71, Kansas City, KS, will take place at a later date and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died December 19, 2020. continue reading

Bethany “Betty” Louise Neuenswander Oehlert Bidinger

1931-2020
Service: Sat, Dec 19 2:00 pm
Known by many, her names were many: Honey, Mom, Grandma, Great-grandma, Sis, Betsy, Aunt Betty, Aunt Betsy, Betty O, and Betty B, just for a few. She loved family gatherings – whether it was... continue reading

Jesse “John” Nunez

1945-2020
Jesse John Nunez, 75, passed away on December 14, 2020 at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 27, 1945 to Pablo and Mary (Garcia) Nunez. The oldest of six... continue reading

Norma C. Ochs

Norma Christine Ochs, 93, of Fernandina Beach, FL and Lawrence, KS, passed away in Fernandina Beach on December 11-just three days before her 94th birthday. She was born in Eureka, KS on December 14,... continue reading

Donald Eugene Hemelrick

1956-2020
Arrangements for Donald Eugene Hemelrick, 64, Mayetta, are pending at this time. Mr. Hemelrick died December 11, 2020, at his home. continue reading

Peter “Pete” Paul Jaimez

1946-2020
Graveside services for Pete Jaimez, 74, Lawrence, will be private at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Pete passed away peacefully... continue reading

Martha Ann Cares

1936 - 2020
Graveside services for Martha Ann Cares, 84, Eudora, formerly of Lawrence, will be at 10 am Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery, with Randy Watson officiating. Social distancing and masking will be observed. Martha died... continue reading

Norma Marion Lynch Babbitt

1922-2020
Norma Marion Lynch Babbitt, 98, died Friday, December 11, 2020 at her home. She was born on November 4, 1922 in rural Douglas County, KS, the second child and only daughter to Albert and... continue reading

Hayden Keith Smith

1928~2020
Hayden K. Smith passed peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020. He was born in Osage County, Kansas April 28, 1928, the son of Virgil and Florence Smith. He was raised on a farm near... continue reading

Joshua Charles Ivan Wiggins

1981~2020
Memorial Services for Joshua Charles Ivan Wiggins, 39, Lawrence, will take place at a later date and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. He died December 9, 2020, at LMH Health. continue reading

James B. Doss

No public services are planned at this time for James B. Doss, 73, Lawrence, who passed away Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at his home. Survivors include his wife, Vickie Frazier Doss, of the home.... continue reading

Theo Mae Westlund Penny

1931 - 2020
Theo Mae Westlund Penny was born on November 4, 1931 in Topeka, KS and left this Earth peacefully in her sleep, on December 6, 2020 from The Windsor of Lawrence, KS. Growing up in... continue reading

Dorothy J. Schaake

1937 - 2020
Graveside services for Dorothy J. Schaake, 83, Lawrence, will be at 10 am Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Jeni Anderson officiating. Masking and social distancing will be observed. Dorothy passed away Monday,... continue reading