C. Roger Allen, Jr

Roger passed away December 26th. 2019. He willed his body to KU Medical school for research.

Celebration of life for Roger will be held at the Eldridge Hotel, 701 Massachusetts, Lawrence Kansas, February 8th, 4:00 to 6:00, in the Big 6 room.

He was born Feb. 16, 1923, the son of Alice Myers and C. Roger Allen Sr. He was educated first in Wichita, then graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in Lawrence in 1941. He then attended the University of Kansas, pledged and became active in the Phi Delta Theta fraternity until March of 1943 when drafted into the United States Army in division artillery , serving with the 75th, then the 97th Infantry Division in the European Theatre, then in the Asiatic Pacific – one of only two divisions to do so in World War II.

He was honorably discharged Feb. 20, 1946, and returned to Lawrence and KU, graduating in 1950 with a BS in Geological Engineering. He worked for Cities Service Oil Co. in Montana, Mississippi, and Alabama, resigning and returning to Lawrence and to Fritz Co., a Firestone dealership his father owned and operated, to manage same.

He married Jean Saffell on July 12, 1952, in Wichita. They returned to Lawrence where Jean was a teacher at KU and they both participated in some civic activities while also raising a family. Roger, as a Cities Service Oil Co. representative participated in some award ceremonies for 4-H work. He chaired a couple of HELP KU fundraisers, and was a past board member and past president of the original noon Rotary Club.

In 1971, he sold Fritz Co. and hired on with the Kansas Department of Transportation as a Civil Engineer and ultimately served as Program Engineer and budget consultant for the State Highway System, retiring in 1987.

Mr. Allen was preceded in death by his parents, wife Jean, and son Chuck. He is survived by sons Chad and wife Sherri Allen, Tim and wife Patty Allen, and Tom Allen; daughter-in-law Renee; seven grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law Pat Siemens and husband Joe; and several nieces and nephews.

The family suggests memorials to the DAV, Disabled American Veterans, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.

Conrad (Connie) J. Braun, Jr.

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 Josephine Braun. He graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1950 and went on to earn his degree from Baker University in 1956.

At Baker University, he was a member and President of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and played both varsity basketball and football. He served in the United States Army for 2 years following college.

He married Phyllis Flickinger on August 12, 1956. They were married for 63 years. She survives at the home. Other survivors include a son, Stanley, of Baldwin City, and a son, Martin and his wife Terry, and three grandchildren, Matthew, Andrew, and Katherine, all of Baldwin City.

Mr. Braun was a science teacher at Baldwin High School where he also coached varsity basketball. He produced several state championship teams during his coaching years. After retiring, he drove the school bus where he loved the children and kept up with many of his former students.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

The family suggests memorials to the Dr. Stanley and Marguerite Flickinger Scholarship Fund, in care of: Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, 66006.

Private graveside services will be held at a future date.

Willard (Bill) Jennings Guy, Jr.

Willard (Bill) Jennings Guy, Jr., 88, of Lawrence, died on the morning of April 15, 2019, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Bill was born on April 19, 1930, in Denver, Colorado, to Willard J. Guy, Sr. and Evelyn Kathryn Guy. Bill was married to two beautiful wives: Barbara (Yates) Guy from 1954 until her death in 2002, where their focus was on their three children and grandchildren; and Patricia (Pauley) Guy, a Presbyterian pastor, from 2004 until her death in 2018. He is survived by his three children: Pam (Bob) Romanko of Coos Bay, Oregon; Cyndi Guy of Casper, Wyoming; and David (Ingelise) Guy of Truckee, California; three step children: John (Rita) Holmes of Stratham, New Hampshire; David (Irene Alarcon) Holmes of Mequon, Wisconsin; and Amy (Jeff) Hargroves of Kansas City, Missouri; eight grandchildren: Ally Romanko and Katie (Matt) Freeman, Eric, Logan and Abrienne Vierkant, and Nielsen, Maren and Andersen Guy; four step-grandchildren: Samara and Annika Holmes, and Jackson and Katie Hargroves; one great-grandson: Jaxson Vierkant; and Perry Dickey of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, his boyhood friend of over 80 years. He was preceded in death by his three siblings: Shirley, Barbara and Michael, and his legendary Cocker Spaniel Rocky.

Bill has lived in Lawrence, Kansas, for the past 29 years. He was a geologist for the Kansas Geological Survey. He was very active in the community, where he enjoyed theatre, lectures at the Bob Dole Institute, observing orangutans at the Topeka and Kansas City Zoos, learning about the Negro Baseball Leagues in Kansas City, eating Swedish pancakes at IHOP and Greek salads at the Mad Greek, visiting his friends at Saffee’s clothing store to make sure they were working hard, attending Plymouth Congregational Church, visiting National Parks, and volunteering at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He actively researched and wrote about the Swedish National Sanitorium in Denver (which his grandparents helped found) during this time.

Bill spent 25 years in Casper, Wyoming, from 1962 to 1987, where he worked for Union Oil Company and Kirkwood Oil and Gas. He was very passionate about geology and received the Frank Morgan Award for outstanding contributions to geology in Wyoming. He was an avid skier and volunteer ski patrolman at Hogadon (now Casper Mountain) Ski Area, where he served as Head Patrolman for several years. He organized the Casper Figure Skating Club; coached youth baseball for 20 years, serving as the manager for the Casper Oilers and Drillers and several Babe Ruth baseball teams; and volunteered for the Girl Scouts and the Friends of the Library. He played handball several times a week at the YMCA for more than twenty years and was a devout fan of the Casper College Thunderbirds and Wyoming Wildcatters basketball teams.

Bill and his wife Barbara also lived for shorter times in Denver; Wichita, Kansas; Newark, Ohio; and San Diego, California.

Bill served two tours in the U.S. Navy and was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict, where he was a radarman on the destroyer escort USS Hanna and the carrier USS Bairoko.

He graduated from the University of Colorado in Geology in 1955 and East High School in Denver, Colorado, in 1948.

The family will have a celebration of life in Colorado this summer. Memorial contributions may be made directly to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Health Foundation at www.lmhendowment.org. His family thanks Bill’s friends, former colleagues, his long-time physician Dr. Richard Sosinski, the amazing staff at Lawrence Memorial and nursing staff at Pioneer Ridge, who all showed so much kindness and compassion to him in his final months.

Ralph Leonard Davis, Jr.

Graveside services for Ralph Leonard Davis, Jr., 83, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Davis died Sunday, September 25, 2016, at his home.

He was born October 1, 1932, in Flippin, Arkansas, the son of Ralph Leonard Davis, Sr. and Dorshia Queary Davis. He has lived in the Lawrence area since 1959.

Mr. Davis worked for the city of Lawrence as a mechanic. He was a member of the Assembly of God church. He enjoyed working in the garage, doing yard work, traveling, and spending time with family.

He married Lily Louise McCracken on December 24, 1959, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include sons, David Davis of Lawrence, and Ronnie Davis and wife Bonnie of Perry; daughters, Vicky Rousselo and husband Earl of Lawrence, and Brenda Davis-Miller and husband Mike of Lawrence; brothers, Bill Davis of California, Gerald Davis of Arkansas, Otis Davis of Arkansas; sisters, Nina Ray of Lawrence, Wilma of Bonner Springs, Shirley of Arkansas, Dorothy of Arkansas; 10 grandchildren; and 20 great grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 10 a.m. until service time of Thursday.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Ralph Davis, Jr. Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.

Tommy Jackson, Jr.

Jackson Jr PicFuneral service for Tommy Jackson, Jr., 63, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Friday July 31, 2015, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

He departed this life on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

Tommy was born September 21, 1951, in Percy, MS, the son of Tommy Jackson Sr. and Earnestine Green Jackson. He graduated from Simmons High School in 1969 and moved from Hollandale, MS to Lawrence.

He was employed as a truck driver for the City of Lawrence Public Works. He was a member of First Regular Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Jackson married Patricia Ann Dougan on July 30, 1989, in the gazebo at South Park in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include six children, Ephrance (Angela) Steele, Overland Park, Yvonne (Tyrone) Thompson, Ashley Woods, Sarah (Zane) Moukaddam, John Jackson, and Kayle (Anthony) Arnold, all of Lawrence, two brothers, Lawrence (Shirley) Jackson, Kalamazoo, MI, Robert Edwards, Canton, OH, five sisters, Mildred (George) Bethany, Sacramento, CA, Gloria Carr, Portage, MI, Lillie (Dyrel)Walton, Alice Jones, and Nellie (Terry)Moore, all of Hollandale, MS, ten grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, a brother, Prentis Jackson, Chicago, IL, and a sister, Lillie Bell Carter, West Palm Beach, FL. Also, he was preceded by the loss of the Moukaddam twins, who will be laid to rest with their Papa.

Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Thursday, where the family will receive them from 6-7 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to Angel Flight, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Glen Ernest Hutcherson Jr.

Funeral services for Glen Ernest Hutcherson Jr., 88, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Thursday, August 9, 2012 at Old Mission United Methodist Church in Fairway, Kansas. Burial will follow at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton, Missouri.

Mr. Hutcherson died Monday, August 6, 2012, at Brandon Woods at Alvamar, in Lawrence, Kansas.

He was born August 24, 1923, in rural Clinton, Missouri, the son of Glen Ernest and Iva Mae Shobe Hutcherson, Sr. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1941.

Mr. Hutcherson worked as a District Sales Manager for Ken Tile Floors Inc. retiring in 1987. He enjoyed woodworking in his spare time. Glen was witty, kind, gentle, and a devoted husband, son, and brother.

He married Mary Louisa Newman on August 1, 1957 in Kansas City, Missouri. They recently celebrated 55 years together. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a first cousin, Elizabeth Hutcherson of Clinton, Missouri, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers; Eugene, Maurice, and James Hutcherson.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, August 8, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. The family will receive friends from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday at Old Mission United Methodist Church.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Old Mission United Methodist Church sent in care of the funeral home.

Richard Sheldon Dahl Jr.

Richard Sheldon Dahl Jr., was born April 17, 1954, in Topeka, Kansas to parents Richard S. and Beatrice M. (Simmons) Dahl, Sr. He died May 21, 2012, at his home in Lawrence.

He married Susan Higham October 8, 1994. She died February 13, 1996.

He is survived by aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012, at Sunrise Cemetery, Manhattan, KS.

James I. Smith, Jr

Mass of Christian Burial for James I. Smith, Jr., 71, Lawrence will be at 10am. Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church with Father John Schmeidler officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Mr. Smith died Friday, May 25, at his home.

He was born June 22, 1940 in Shawnee, Oklahoma the son of James I. Smith, Sr. and Emma Vandeveer Smith.

Mr. Smith was a Pipefitter/Welder working for University of Kansas, Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, and for the City of Lawrence Utilities Maintenance Department from 1993 to 2010.

He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

He married Pam Stevens in 1976, she survives of the home.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Jimmy Smith in 2002, and a sister, Lucille.

Other survivors include daughters, Cheryl LaFrenz and husband Duane, Joann Wyrick and husband Phillip, and a step-daughter, Jody Steiner, all of Lawrence, brothers, Larry, Billy, and Mike Smith, all of California, 12 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from noon to 8:30pm. Monday where the family will receive friends from 7pm. to 8:30pm. at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorial in his name may be left at the funeral home.