Verna Faye ‘Rusty’ Tryon

Graveside memorial services for Verna Faye ‘Rusty’ Tryon, 87, Lawrence, will be at 3 pm Friday at Memorial Park Cemetery. Mrs. Tryon died Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at her home.

She was born May 6, 1926, in Lawrence, the daughter of David and Emma Felt Pugh. She attended Model School in rural Douglas County. Rusty worked in food services at Central Jr. High School for several years. She enjoyed crocheting, word search puzzles, gardening, and spending time with family. Rusty married Paulen E, Tryon on Nov. 20, 1945. He preceded her in death, as did her parents, several siblings, and a son, Nick.

Survivors include a son, Tom Tryon, Lawrence; two daughters, Audrey Richeson and husband Bill, Baldwin City, and Twila Tryon, Shawnee Mission; a brother, Sam Pugh and wife Margaret, Ruidoso, New Mex.; a sister, Barbara Neel and husband Perry, Bethany, Okla.; 8 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.

Memorials are suggested to Cottonwood, Inc., in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.