Erika A. Binns

Funeral services for Erika A. Binns, 85, Lawrence, will be 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Trinity Episcopal Church. Cremation will follow and inurnment will be in the Trinity Episcopal Church Columbarium.

Mrs. Binns died Sunday, June 16, 2013, at her home.

She was born Apr. 28, 1928, in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Otto Karl and Maya Suzanna Muench Thoelldte.

Mrs. Binns came to America in 1948. She worked with Head Start in Lawrence, and later was an EEG technician at Watkins Health Center. She worshiped with the Lawrence Episcopal Church community. She was a member of the Lawrence Art Guild, Topeka Art Guild, and the Downtown Tuesday Painters, and volunteered for Audio Reader and Interfaith Christian Neighbors.

She married William Arthur Binns on Jan. 31, 1948, in Kansas City, Kan. He preceded her in death on August 2, 1996.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Jackson and husband Henry, Suffern, N.Y., and Sandra Willey, Lawrence; three grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Kansas to Kenya (K to K) or Trinity Food Pantry, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.