Obituaries

Elizabeth Ruth Wilks

1943-2019
Service: Fri, Aug 2 10:00 am
Memorial services for Elizabeth Ruth Wilks, 75, Lawrence, will be 10:00a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Wilks died July 27, 2019, at Baldwin Healthcare & Rehab in Baldwin City, Kansas. She was born... continue reading

Lawrence “Larry” Samuel Wrightsman Jr.

1931-2019
Lawrence (“Larry”) Samuel Wrightsman, Jr., was born in Houston, Texas on Halloween of 1931, son of a schoolteacher and a petroleum engineer, and was raised in the River Oaks neighborhood. At Southern Methodist University,... continue reading

Barbara “Sue” Ireland

1950-2019
Service: Thu, Aug 1 2:00 pm
Services for Barbara Sue Ireland, 68, Ozawkie, will be 2pm Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will be from 1-2pm Thursday at the funeral home. Mrs. Ireland died July 27, 2019 at the... continue reading

Harry Dean Neufeld

1934~2019
“Holy God, We Praise Thy Name” for the life of Harry Dean Neufeld (84) 9-13-34 to 7-24-2019, born in a farm house in the Sand Hills near Inman, KS to Abe and Agnes (Doerksen)... continue reading

Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Bunce

1928-2019
Service: Thu, Jul 25 2:00 pm
Services for Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Bunce, 90, will be on Thursday, July 25th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence, Kansas with family visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m. and memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Betty... continue reading

Jayion Christian Harris-Jordan

2006~2019
Service: Thu, Jul 25 10:00 am
Funeral services for Jayion Christian Harris-Jordan, 13, Lawrence, will be 10 am Thurs. July 25, 2019, at Christ Community Church, 1100 Kasold Drive, Lawrence, KS 66049. A visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 pm... continue reading

William Washington “Bill” Huckabey

1955~2019
Service: Tue, Jul 23 12:00 am
Services for William “Bill” Huckabey will be held at 12pm on July 23, 2019, at First Pentecostal Church of Kansas City. A visitation will be from 10 am to service time. Bill went on... continue reading

Kenneth Alan ‘Kenny’ Owens Jr.

No public services are planned for Kenneth Alan ‘Kenny’ Owens Jr., 35, Lawrence, who passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at his home. He was born March 5, 1984, in Camp Lejeune, N.C., the... continue reading

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Mowery

1940 - 2019
Service: Thu, Jul 25 4:00 pm
A memorial visitation for Robert J. ‘Bob’ Mowery, 79, rural Lawrence, will be held Thursday July 25, 2019, from 4 to 6 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Bob died Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at... continue reading

Benjamin J. ‘BJ’ Manspeaker

1974 - 2019
A Celebration of Life for Benjamin J. ‘BJ’ Manspeaker, 44, Lawrence, will be at 2:00 pm Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, with Chad Manspeaker officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date... continue reading

Phyllis Jean Williams

1941~2019
Phyllis Jean Williams died July 15, 2019 in her home. She was born June 24, 1941 the daughter of Ray and Ora Allen. Phyllis was a registered nurse for forty years in various hospitals... continue reading

Suzette Ann Kugler

1936~2019
Private family services for Suzette Ann Kugler, 72, Lawrence, will take place at a later date. She died unexpectedly at her home on July 10, 2019. Suzette was born July 14, 1946, in Halstead,... continue reading

Conrad (Connie) J. Braun, Jr.

1932~2019
Conrad (Connie) J. Braun, Jr. passed away unexpectedly at the KU Medical Center on July 12, 2019. He was born on January 8, 1932, in Kansas City, Kansas, as the son of Conrad and... continue reading

Anna (Turko) Slemmer

1937-2019
Service: Sat, Aug 24 3:00 pm
Anna (Turko) Slemmer of Lawrence, Kansas passed away on Monday, June 17, 2019 in her home with family by her side. Anna was born on April 16, 1937 in Poland to Peter and Julia... continue reading

Willard Lynn Watney

1948~2019
Willard Lynn Watney, 71, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at home in the loving arms of his wife. For almost three years, Lynn retained his “zest for life” in spite of the... continue reading

Jamie Leigh Bennett

1990 - 2019
Service: Fri, Jul 12 4:00 pm
Jamie Leigh Bennett, 29, of Lawrence passed away on July 7, 2019. She is survived by her parents Mike and Salena (Patterson) Gillam and Marl Lynn Bennett, sisters Kayla Bennett and Danielle Gillam, maternal... continue reading

Patricia Ann (Pollock) Young

1920 ~ 2019
Service: Sat, Jul 20 2:00 pm
Patricia A. (Pollock) Young was born 12/6/1920 in Oakland CA but lived her life in KS. She passed away July 8, 2019 at Brookside Retirement Community in Overbrook KS. Pat was preceded in death... continue reading

J. Robert “Bob” Harper

1943~2019
Service: Sat, Nov 9 2:00 pm
J. Robert “Bob” Harper died peacefully at home with his family at his side on July 4, 2019. Bob was born on February 19, 1943 in Mineral Wells TX to Marguerite and James G.... continue reading

Carolyn J. Stauffer

1948 - 2019
Carolyn went to be with her heavenly father Wednesday July 3, 2019. She was born to the late John Foster and Iola Miller Foster on March 29, 1948 in Lawrence, Kansas. She was the... continue reading

Orval Walter Howell Jr.

1955~2019
Service: Fri, Jul 5 10:00 am
Orval Howell (Jr), age 63, went to be with his Lord on July 2, 2019. He died peacefully at his home with his wife by his side. Orval is survived by his wife, Dee... continue reading