Charlotte Ann Sponholtz

Memorial Mass for Charlotte Ann Sponholtz, 65, Lawrence, will be at 9 a.m. Friday, January 14, 2011, at St. Lawrence Catholic Center, with the Rev. Mitchel Zimmerman officiating. Cremation is planned, and private inurnment will be later in Pioneer Cemetery on the Kansas University campus.

Mrs. Sponholtz died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, at her home.

She was born Aug. 8, 1945, in Pittsburgh, Penn., the daughter of Eugene and Henrietta Kort Bendyk. She graduated from high school in Pittsburgh.

She married Lloyd L. Sponholtz on May 31, 1969, in Pittsburgh. They were devoted to their family and strong supporters of Kansas University. Lloyd died Sept. 30, 2008.

Mrs. Sponholtz was a homemaker, and a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Center and of the University Women’s Club. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, was an avid Kansas University basketball fan, and enjoyed shopping.

They are survived by two sons, Scott Sponholtz and wife Mandy, Lawrence, and Todd Sponholtz and wife Lynda, Boston; two daughters, Pamela Sponholtz and husband Shannon Ruckauf, Flagstaff, Ariz., and Cheri Sponholtz, Kansas City, Mo.; her mother, Henrietta Bendyk, Pittsburgh; a sister, Joyce Dunmire and husband Rob, Pittsburgh; and a granddaughter, Morgan Jane Sponholtz.

A rosary will be said at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 13, 2011, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, and the family will receive friends following the rosary until 7:30 p.m.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the University Women’s club scholarship at KU, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana., Lawrence, KS, 66044.