Donna Mae Laushman

No services are planned for Donna Mae Laushman, 87, Lawrence. Mrs. Laushman died Friday, December 6, 2013, at her home.

She was born September 16, 1926, in Austin, Minn., the daughter of Harold Thomas and Agnes Frances Klema Rochford. Donna graduated from St. Augustine High School in 1944, and went on to get her degree from Drake University in 1948.

Mrs. Laushman married Robert Paul Laushman on June 25, 1947, in Austin, Minn. He survives of the home.

Donna enjoyed reading books in her spare time. She read for Audio Reader at the University of Kansas for 28 years. While working for Audio Reader, she did a cooking show and a cook book. She was the Director of Training for 10 years at Jayhawk Kennel Club. In 1993 she was voted Volunteer of the Year in Douglas County. Donna loved all animals great and small.

Survivors include her husband Robert Laushman, Lawrence; three sons, Robert Laushman Jr. (Susan), Pittsburg, Kan., Roger Laushman (Judy), Oberlin, Ohio, and Rusty Laushman (Ellen), New York, N.Y.; one daughter, Karen Risner (James), Lawrence; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and son, Randy Laushman, in 1975.

The family suggests memorial be made to Lawrence Humane Society or the Audio Reader Program at the University of Kansas, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044.