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Seymour, Lucie Jeanne Barnes "Jeannot"  
Lucie Jeanne "Jeannot" Barnes Seymour Lucie Jeanne "Jeannot" Barnes Seymour, 84, Lawrence, Kansas, passed away on August 1, 2015 at Brandon Woods. An opportunity for friends and family to remember and celebrate her is being planned for Saturday, 7 November 2015, at the Smith Center. Jeannot was born on 7 August 1930 in Pierrefonds, France, where her father, Russell C. Barnes, a correspondent for Detroit News and her mother, Ruth Constance Ingalls Barnes, an Atchison native, were living. She graduated from Birmingham (Michigan) High School and attended Western College for Women in Miami, Ohio. She later transferred to Monticello College in Alton, Illinois, to study sculpture under Hillis Arnold. Jeannot worked professionally as a graphic designer for almost 40 years. While working in Kansas City, first as a greeting card artist for Hallmark and later for an international engineering firm, she met Todd Seymour. They were married on February 9, 1957 and their daughter, Ann Ingalls "Bunny" Seymour, was born in Lawrence in September 1958. She returned to KU to study sculpture under Elden Tefft and completed her Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts in 1964 while working at the KU Bookstore. She was Art Director with the Office of University Relations and its predecessors from 1967 to 1997. During her tenure with the University she designed a number of award-winning publications and was asked to do the artwork for the Chancellor's Christmas cards. Jeannot was also a two time runner up for Employee of the Year at KU. In the early 1960's she worked with members of the Lawrence Arts Guild to establish the first Art in the Park. A prolific designer, she illustrated several books on Lawrence and KU. She also supported the conversion of the Carnegie Library into the Lawrence Arts Center, actively participated in activities with the Meadowlark 4-H Club, volunteered at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, served in the organization behind Trinity Episcopal Church's annual Ploughman's Lunch and designed and produced hand-crafted gifts for Trinity Treasures. Jeannot was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Friends in Council, PEO and the University Women's Club. She is survived by her husband, Todd, Lawrence; her daughter, Bunny Seymour (Tom Bierlaagh) and grandson Pieter Bierlaagh of Bethesda, Maryland and Amsterdam, The Netherlands; and her brother, John James Ingalls "Jamie" Barnes, of California. Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 3, 2015

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Lynch, Marilyn Jean  
Marilyn Jean Lynch Funeral services for Marilyn Jean Lynch, 78, Wichita, formerly of Lawrence will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence. Entombment will follow at Memorial Park Mausoleum in Lawrence. Marilyn passed away Thursday, July 30, 2015 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita surrounded by her family. Marilyn was born in Erie, KS August 14, 1936, the daughter of Mark Manford and Ruth Esther (Mathes) Leatherman. She graduated from Kansas University in 1957 with a Bachelor's of Science in Medical Technology and Pathology. She was Board Certified with the American Society of Clinical Pathology. She worked as a Medical Technologist at William Vollen Laboratory of Research Hospital in Kansas City; Methodist Hospital of Houston in Houston, Texas; Midwest Regional Medical Center in Midwest City Oklahoma; Watkins Hospital at KU; and Lawrence Memorial Hospital. For 4 years, Marilyn worked for Whitaker State Children's Home in Pryor, Oklahoma as a social worker. She also taught biology and microbiology at Oscar Rose Junior College in Midwest City, Oklahoma; Neosho County Community College in Ottawa, Kansas. She held her real estate licensure in the States of Oklahoma and Kansas. Mrs. Lynch was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Landlords of Lawrence, Lawrence Board of Realtors, KU Alumni Association and KU's Williams Fund. Mrs. Lynch began her service as a Stephen Minister at Trinity Lutheran Church on April 2, 2000 until this spring. She married Richard "Dick" Lynch on April 4, 1959 in Houston, TX. They had two children, Patricia and Merrie. Patricia Lynch survives and lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband, Tim Smith. Other survivors include granddaughters, Michelle Arnold-Harper and husband, Jeremiah Harper and Ashley Ann Arnold; grandson, Patrick Arnold; and sister, Mariam Mih from Chanute. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Merrie Lynn Lynch on September 16, 1993; and her husband, Richard Lynch on November 13, 1995. The family will greet friends from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Trinity Lutheran Church or the American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 2, 2015

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Breithaupt, Dr. John Clifford  
Dr. John Clifford Breithaupt Dr. J.C. Breithaupt, age 81, of Baldwin City, Kansas, passed away July 30, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was born December 29, 1933 in Worden, Kansas, the son of John William and Charlotte (Rappard) Breithaupt. He grew up in the Baldwin City area graduating from Baldwin High School with the class of 1951. He graduated from Kansas State University and then graduated from Kansas State University School of Veterinary Sciences in 1959. Following his graduation he lived for a short time and practiced veterinary medicine in WaKeeney, Kansas. From 1960 to 1962 he served his country in the United States Air Force attaining the rank of Captain. Following his service he lived and practiced veterinary medicine along with his nephew Irvin Schwalm for a short time in Hiawatha, Kansas. He then returned to Baldwin City in 1962 and purchased the veterinary practice from Dr. Dale Crawford. J.C. practiced out of his home until in 1983 when he built and operated Hilltop Animal Health Center. He retired from practicing veterinary medicine in 1997. He served the Baldwin City community and its animals for 35 years. J.C. was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho and R.O.T.C. while at Kansas State University. He served on the Baldwin City Planning Commission for seven years, won the Douglas County Conservation award from the Kansas Bankers Association in 1982, was a member of the Douglas County softball league and won the Kansas State Slow-Pitch State Championship. In 2014 he and his family were the Baker University family of the year. He was also a member of the Worden United Methodist Church, Douglas County Veterinary Association, Kansas Veterinary Association, and the American Veterinary Association. On July 3, 1958 J.C. was united in marriage to Carolyn Critchfield in Baldwin City, Kansas. They shared over 57 years of loving marriage. Carolyn survives of their home. He is also survived by his son, John Spencer Breithaupt and his wife Joann Huyett Breithaupt of Kansas City; a granddaughter, Lauren E. Breithaupt, of Washington, D.C.; and a grandson, John Carter Breithaupt of Kansas City. J.C. is preceded in death by his parents and eight siblings, Donald Breithaupt, Dorothy Wintermantel, Winonie Schwalm, Fred Breithaupt, Leland Breithaupt, Charles Breithaupt, Ruth Hutchens, and Francis Flory. The family will meet with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City, Kansas. Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Sunday August 2, 2015 at Worden United Methodist Church, Worden, Kansas. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City, Kansas. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Vinland Fair Association or Douglas County 4-H in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent through www.lamb-roberts.com . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 1, 2015
Naughtin Jr., John Buell - Lawrence  
John Buell Naughtin, Jr. John Buell Naughtin, Jr., died Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 at his home in Lawrence, Kansas of pancreatic cancer. He was surrounded by his family at the time of death. John was born in Omaha, NE, on January 18, 1947 to John Buell Naughtin, Sr. and Barbara Payne Naughtin. He came to Lawrence in 1965 and lived there for the rest of his life, except for a brief, involuntary stint in the US Army. He received a BFA from the University of Kansas in Graphic Design. John was active in the community throughout his time in Lawrence, participating in neighborhood organizations including Old West Lawrence and the Oread Neighborhood Association, where he served as president. He served two terms as commissioner for the Kansas Arts Commission and as chairman of the Kansas Governor's Arts Advisory Board – you young folks can ask your parents what those organizations were. John was a proud and stalwart Democrat who volunteered countless hours and designed yard signs for various local and state campaigns. He was a member of the Downtown Improvement Committee and helped preserve the local integrity of downtown Lawrence. He also spent the last 12 years of his life as a regular volunteer for Audio Reader. His artwork was visible in designs all over Lawrence, from yard signs to the Lawrence Community Nursery School (Little Red Schoolhouse) and more. He will be remembered by friends and family for his wit, his passion for history and genealogy, and as a lover of blues and barbecue. John was quick to laugh and share stories with friends and strangers alike, often with his walking buddies on Mondays at Free State Brewery. He is survived by his wife Paula, his son Hugh and girlfriend Rachel, his daughter Rose, his sisters Barb and Bonnie, his brother Tony, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Patty. A memorial service and reception will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, August 8th at the Ecumenical Campus Ministries of the University of Kansas, 1204 Oread Avenue, Lawrence, KS. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Social Service League, 905 Rhode Island St., Lawrence, KS 66044, Audio Reader Network: www.reader.ku.edu or Gift of Life: www.giftdonor.org . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 1, 2015

Obituaries from the Past Three Days

Lynch, Marilyn Jean  
Marilyn Jean Lynch Services for Marilyn, 78, Wichita, formerly of Lawrence are pending & will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Thursday, July 30th.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 31, 2015

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Botwinik, Susan (Falkenstien) Hatfield  
died Jan 21, 2015 in Colorado. Please join us for a celebration of Sue's life on Sat, Aug 1, 11am, Clinton Lake State Park, Shelter #4.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 28, 2015
Espy, Velma Louise - Kansas City  
Velma Louise Espy Velma Louise Fish Espy, 84, of Bonner Springs, KS, passed into Heaven with her family by her side July 22, 2015. Visitation will be 6 to 8 PM Sunday at Maple Hill Funeral Home, where the Funeral Service will be 10 AM Monday. Burial at Edwardsville Cemetery. Velma was born January 23, 1931 to Oscar and Zella Fish. She was preceded in death by her husband Charles "Bud" Espy, 2 sons, Robert L. Bethard, James W. Bethard, brother James Fish and sister Lorna Pape. Velma leaves behind son, Howard "Ed" and Carol Bethard, grand daughters Angel Witt, Carrie Bethard, Misty Jennings, Mandi Bethard, Kimberly Day and Kelly Fowler; son Mike Bethard, grandson Sean Bethard and grand daughter Samantha Bethard; daughter Linda Holmes, grandson Aaron Wessinger and grand daughter Sasha Wessinger; daughter in law, Linda Bethard, grandson Heath Bethard, grand daughter Jenny Smith, daughter in law Dana Bethard, grand daughter Jaime Bethard and grandson Brandon Bethard; Brothers Tom and Joyce Fish; Gilbert and Pat Fish; John and Betty Fish; Sister Carol and Clint Babcock and Judith and Lowell Hurt; numerous great grand children, nieces and nephews. Please visit Velma's memorial website at www.maplehillfuneralhome.com Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 30, 2015
Jackson Jr., Tommy - Lawrence  
Tommy Jackson Jr. Funeral services for Tommy Jackson, Jr., 63, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Friday July 30, 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 contributio- ns may be made to Angel Flight, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at rumsey-yost.com Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 29, 2015
Norris, Darrell Raymond  
Darrell Raymond Norris Darrell Raymond Norris, age 73, passed away at home on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 surrounded by loved ones. He was born on October 17, 1941 in Lawrence, Kansas to Waldon and Ruth (Webster) Norris. Darrell was a lifelong Lawrence area resident. He graduated from Perry High School in 1959 and would go on to graduate from electrical trade school and become an electrical contractor. He started his own electrical contracting company, Quality Electric of Lawrence, in 1972. He sold the company and retired in 2006. He was also a private pilot since 1975. Darrell was a member of the International Comanche Society and served multiple times as Mid States Tribe Chief, a board member for Chihowa Retreat Center in Perry, KS, an Angel Flight Volunteer Pilot, served on many committees for the Worden United Methodist Church, and was always eager to volunteer his time. Darrell was a loving father and husband. Darrell also loved nature and the outdoors. He was an avid hunter, with bow and rifle, and fisherman. He traveled to many states in search of elk and deer. He also fished all over the world. Darrell was united in marriage to Phyllis Ann Anderson on May 19, 1963 in Lawrence, Kansas. She survives of the home. During their 52 years of marriage they enjoyed travelling the world. Darrell is also survived by two daughters, Kimberly Farmer and husband, Tom, Baldwin City, KS, and Melissa Howard and husband, Mike, Eudora, KS; a son, Doug Norris and wife, Anissa, Eudora, KS; seven grandchildren, Caleb, Colby, Gunnar, Halle, Lauren, Carlee, and Emily; two step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, David Norris, Lawrence, KS. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Gary Norris; and several nieces and nephews. Family will greet friends from 4 – 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Worden United Methodist Church, Worden, KS. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 27, 2015 at Worden United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Worden Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to Worden United Methodist Church or Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent through www.lamb-roberts.com . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from July 23 to July 30, 2015
Reed, Ken R. - Texarkana  
Ken R. Reed Kenneth Ray Reed, 83, of Texarkana, Arkansas, passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in a local area hospital. Mr. Reed was born in Hays, Kansas on May 28, 1932. He graduated from Hays High School and earned a Masters of Education at Fort Hays State University. From 1954 to 1956, he went into the U.S. Army as an Artillery Fire Control Crewman. He was a teacher, coach and sports official in western Kansas for many years. Later, after moving his family to Bonner Springs, Kansas, he worked for the Wyandotte County Health Department as a food inspector and a night clerk at a local 7-Eleven Store. In 1993 with his wife, Doris, they moved to Texarkana, Arkansas, were they enjoyed traveling and hanging out with family and friends. Mr. Reed was heavily involved in the Bonner Springs Nazarene Church in Bonner Springs, Kansas and the First Church of the Nazarene in Texarkana, Texas. He was survived in death by his wife, Doris (Davis) Reed, of Texarkana, Arkansas; his sons, Mike (wife, Sue) and Randy (wife, Shelly), all of Bonner Springs, Kansas; his twin sister, Kay Lantz, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren; two stepdaughters, Diana Davis and Sheila Walls (husband, Doug); five step grandchildren, eight great step grandchildren and one great, great step grandchild. A memorial service is to be held in the gym of the First Church of the Nazarene in Texarkana, Texas, on Wednesday, July 29th at 10am. Services will be at 10am on Friday, July 31, 2015, at Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, Kansas, with Minister Nathan Hann of Bonner Springs Nazarene Church officiating, with burial to follow with Veterans Honors in the Bonner Springs Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the visitation on Thursday, July 30th from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 30, 2015
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