Tomiko Mehl

Tomiko Mehl was born on November 14, 1930, in Fukuoka, Japan. She
was the daughter of Asao and Tozaburo Suga. She was a nurse in Japan
when she met Harry Lee Mehl during the Korean War. They married in
Fukuoka in 1951, and after living in several locations settled in Harry
Lee’s hometown of Beloit, Kansas. He preceded her in death in 1958.
Tomiko lived in Beloit until 1988 when she moved to Lawrence to be close
to her sons. Survivors include 3 sons, Charles and wife Mary, McLouth;
Joe and wife Kathy, Lawrence; Ray and wife Pam, Lawrence; 8 grandchildren
and 1 great-grandchild. A small memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm
Saturday at Vermont Towers, 1101 Vermont, in Lawrence.