Elizabeth Ann ‘Libby’ Harper Spring

Elizabeth “Libby” Harper Spring, 57, passed away on June 6th, 2018, after a two-year struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Born January 20th, 1961, and raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Libby graduated from Lawrence High School and worked nearly 40 years for her family-owned business, Deems Farm Equipment. She was also a service writer for Heritage Tractor.

Those who knew Libby will remember her for that mischievous twinkle in her eye, her jokes during Chicken Foot Dominoes, her green thumb and love of animals, and her enthusiasm for piña coladas. Libby was the baby of the family and she will be forever missed for the love and light she brought to us all.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Stephen Kyle Harper. She is survived by her parents, Theron and Dixie (Deems) Harper; two brothers, Kevin Harper (Becky, Theresa, Craig) and Rod Harper (Barb, Erica, Rod Jr.); her sister, Kathi Hunsinger (Chris); her step-daughters, Clara Spring and Lyndie Dean; her very best friend, Sharon Finley; her loving children, Travis and Kelly Renick; her dog, Jet; and her adoring husband, Jim Spring.

We’ll miss you forever, Pumpkin.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, June 14th, 2018, from 5pm – 7pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St in Lawrence, Kansas. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Family and Friends of Jim and Libby Spring are invited to a Celebration of Libby’s life at Vinland Fair Grounds on Saturday, June 16th from 5­-8 pm. Please bring your lawn chairs and help us celebrate what an AWESOME Wife, Daughter, Mother, Sister and Friend Libby was.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorial contributions to be made to The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (www.pancan.org).