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Doudoroff, Gay Anne Galbraith  
Gay Anne Galbraith Doudoroff Memorial services for Gay Anne Galbraith Doudoroff, 74, Lawrence, will be held at 10 AM on Friday, July 10, at Trinity Episcopal Church. Gay passed away Thursday, July 2, 2015 at her home. She was born October 6, 1940 in Hollywood, CA the daughter of Harold W. and Frances Berenice (Smith) Galbraith. Gay graduated from Westridge High School in Pasadena, CA. She attended the University of Oregon for two years, then transferred to Stanford where she earned a BA in Spanish in 1962. She completed a Secondary Education Credential program at San Francisco State University in 1963. She later followed up her interest in specialized counseling through study at the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Direction in Washington, DC. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, and of the University Women's Club. Gay will be remembered for many years of volunteer work at Headquarters Counseling Service, Douglas County Hospice, Episcopal Diocese of Kansas Commissions (World Mission, Discernment), as well as with various local agencies from 1965 to the present. She was honored with the Wallace Galluzzi Volunteer Award in 1993. Gay was an accomplished weaver and enamelist, and she sketched scenes and architectural details in pen and pencil on her many travels. She married Michael Doudoroff in 1963 in San Marino, CA. He survives of the home. Other survivors include one son, Martin Doudoroff, New York City; daughter-in-law, Alexandra Rosin, New York City; and sister-in-law, Jennifer Abbott, Albuquerque, NM. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Headquarters Counseling Center of Lawrence, Visiting Nurses Association/ Hospice of Douglas County, or Christian Healing Ministries, Jacksonville, FL, and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain 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 July 6, 2015

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Harlan, Willis L. "Bill"  
Willis "Bill" L. Harlan Funeral services for Willis "Bill" L. Harlan, Plano, TX (formerly of Lawrence, KS) will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 9, 2015, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. His burial honoring his military service and celebrating his life will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. The family will greet friends at noon, one hour prior to the service. Our devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather passed away Friday, June 26, 2015, in Plano, TX at the age of 97. Bill was born March 24, 1918, in Cambridge, KS, the son of William M. and Esther B. (Brown). He married Velma A. Cobb on December 22, 1943, in Glendale, California. They shared 71 years together. Surviving to honor his memory are his beloved wife Velma, and their three children, Gary S. Harlan of Denver, CO, Marsha B. Johnson of McKinney, TX and W. Michael Harlan of Plano, TX, and their families including five grandchildren, two great grandsons, cousins, nieces and nephews. His sister, Phyllis McEldowney, preceded him in death. Bill graduated in 1941 with a B.S. in Business from the University of Kansas. While at KU, he was a member of the Concert and Marching Band. He later graduated from the U.S. Navy program from Northwestern University. He was commissioned ensign to the US Navy in 1942. During World War II, he served as Lieutenant Commander and navigator of the USS A0-SS Cimarron and also APA Log Grafton until 1945. After his military service, he had a forty-year career in sales and management with the Cook Paint & Varnish Company from which he retired in 1978. He showed his fervent passion for the Lord through his daily devotions. His tremendous love for music was demonstrated though his piano, organ, trumpet and barbershop genre accomplishments. He had a life long interest in the KU sports programs. He was a member of the Lawrence Acacia #9 Masonic Lodge, ATO Fraternity, Lawrence Lions Club, Past President of the Optimist Club and Past President of SBEBSQSA, Springfield, MO; He was also a member of the Asbury Methodist Church in Wichita. The family suggests memorials in his name to the Billy Graham Foundation, National Alzheimer's Association or the American Red Cross. Donations may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain 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 July 5, 2015
Lohness, Shirley Erskin Skeet - Baldwin City  
Shirley Erskin Skeet Lohness Shirley Erskin Skeet Lohness, 58, rural Baldwin City, died Thursday at her home. She was born July 16, 1956 in Lawrence, the daughter of Chester Lee and Mary Francis Holden Erskin. She worked for Bendix King for many years and retired from a home cleaning business she had for several years. Shirley loved camping, gardening, the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Shirley was married several times and had a son, Robert Grey of Lawrence and a daughter Holly (David) Anderson of Baldwin City. She is also survived by a brother Thomas (Lenice) Erskin of Eudora, sister Mary (Tom) Wilson of Perry, sister-in-law Karen Erskin of Lawrence, grandchildren Dakota and Collie Grey, many nieces, nephews, family, and friends. She and her brother Big Ed went together to see those who preceded them, their parents, brother Vernon, sister Margaret Reeves, and Hank Dog. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 to 8pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Cremation will follow the visitation. Memorials may be made to LMH Oncology Center, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 5, 2015
Pendleton, William Biklen - Lawrence  
William Biklen Pendleton Memorial services for William Biklen Pendleton will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 11, 2015, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 1011 Vermont St., Lawrence KS 66044, with Fr. Rob Baldwin officiating. Everyone is cordially invited to attend. A reception will follow immediately in the church fellowship hall. Bill died May 15, 2015, age 94, at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 5, 2015
Stevens, Dr. Philip L.  
Dr. Philip L. Stevens, M.D. Philip Lindbergh Stevens, M.D., 87, Tonganoxie, Kansas, died Thursday, July 2, 2015, at his home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, at the Christian Church Life Center, 204 E. Washington Street, Tonganoxie. Friends may call from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery. Dr. Stevens was born Sept. 8, 1927, in Oskaloosa, Kansas, the son of Delos Meeker Stevens, M.D., and Blanche Estelle Combs Stevens. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1945 and finished one semester at the University of Kansas before being drafted to serve in the U.S. Army in March 1946; he served one year and 17 days before being honorably discharged. He returned to KU, where he earned a bachelor's degree in biology in 1950. He graduated from the KU School of Medicine in 1955. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1950 and remained a proud member throughout his life. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Stevens purchased a medical office in Tonganoxie. His first day in the office was July 1, 1955. His career as a family physician in a small Kansas town spanned 60 years and included his nurturing care of multiple generations of families. For the first nine years of his practice, he delivered babies, more than 300 of them, most of whose photos are displayed on one wall of his office. It was common for people to bring their children and grandchildren in to see their photos on the wall. When Dr. Stevens began working in Tonganoxie, he charged $2 for office calls, and $5 for house calls. Often the house calls were at night, many of them to rural farmhouses. Back then, of course, no one had cell phones, and country roads were not well-marked. Dr. Stevens recently recalled that a farmer once met him at a designated site on the highway and led him to the patient's house. After attending to the patient — at 2 in the morning — Dr. Stevens got lost, not realizing where he was until he reached a neighboring town. Once when the Stevens family was at a drive-in movie, a call came over the speakers saying that a patient was trying to reach Dr. Stevens. From his modest office on Tonganoxie's Fourth Street, Dr. Stevens' goal was not to become extremely wealthy, but to care for his patients and help a community. A large percentage of the care he provided was never reimbursed, though he seldom complained. His role model was his father, who graduated from the Kansas Medical College in 1912 and practiced medicine in Oskaloosa until he died in 1955. Dr. Stevens thought it would be wonderful if he and his father could provide medical care in eastern Kansas for a span of a hundred years. They exceeded that. Dr. Stevens remained dedicated to his medical practice throughout his life. He worked six days a week for more than 50 years, and only when he passed the age of 80, he cut back to working five days a week. After that, he felt like he was on vacation. He was a gifted clinician and an excellent listener. When talking to him, you always felt that you were the most important person in his life. He read constantly, subscribing to 40 magazines, saving salient articles for family and friends. But the most striking feature about Dr. Stevens was his kindness. How often have we heard, "He says hello and shakes my hand, and I feel better already." On July 1, 2015, "Dr. Phil," as he was affectionately known throughout the community, went to his office as usual. It was his 60th anniversary of practicing medicine in Tonganoxie. It was a good day; he saw a lot of patients, and he enjoyed the cards, calls and newspaper article celebrating the anniversary. He went to sleep that night, jubilant about having completed 60 years of practicing medicine. He never woke up. He married Betty Jean DeLisle in Bentonville, Arkansas, on March 4, 1950. Throughout his career, she was a crucial support for him. Survivors include his wife, Betty Stevens, of the home; their six children, Philip Delos Stevens, Roeland Park, Kansas; Charles Landon Stevens, Gjovik, Norway; Lisa DeLisle Stevens Scheller, Tonganoxie; Matthew William Stevens, Kansas City, Missouri; Daniel Edward Stevens, Tonganoxie; and Loralee DeLisle Stevens, Tonganoxie; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Dr. Stevens always said his life's ambition was to have five children and to put them all through college. He did, plus a bonus child, Loralee, born when he was 40. All six children would agree that they had excellent parents. Betty and Phil loved them unconditionally, not for who they might become, but for who they are. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His passing leaves an indescribable void in the lives of those who knew and loved him. About 20 years prior to his death, a patient asked him when he was going to retire. He said, "When they put my name up in Quisenberry's window across the street." That's the funeral home. His name is there now, and the good doctor has retired. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Dr. Philip L. Stevens Scholarship Fund at Tonganoxie High School in care of Quisenberry Funeral Home, 604 East Fourth Street, Tonganoxie 66086. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 5, 2015
Woods, William Lane "Bill"  
William Lane "Bill" Woods William Lane "Bill" Woods, 80, passed away at home on the evening of Monday, June 29th, 2015. Bill was born June 20, 1935 to Robert and Mildred (Lane) Woods in Kansas City, MO. He grew up in Arkansas City, KS, where his family owned and operated a 3rd generation Woods Lumberyard. Bill grew up learning and loving the family business. In 1953 Bill graduated from Arkansas City High School, he then enrolled in the School of Business at the University of Kansas. In 1956 he earned a B.A. from K.U. Bill was a member of the School of Business Honor Society; Beta Gamma Sigma, R.O.T.C., and the social fraternity, Kappa Sigma. Bill was a life-long Jayhawk fan, with center court basketball seats for over 40 years. Go K.U.! Days after his college graduation, Bill married his high school/college and life-long sweetheart, Sara Gilbert. They were wed in Ark City on June 10, 1956. Later they were assigned to Norfolk, VA Naval Base and he was commissioned as an ensign in the United States Navy, on the destroyer Robert S. Owen. Bill was honorably discharged at the rank of Lieutenant J. G. After completing his commission, Bill, now all of 23, moved with his wife back to Lawrence to build a new business and family. He designed plans and had a 4th generation Woods Lumberyard built at 1516 West 6th Street. The doors opened in June of 1959. His first child, Cynthia Lynn was born 2 weeks later and his son Phillip Lane was born just before Christmas 1960. Bill was very proud of his 21 years of success with the family business. And he never stopped loving his family. In 1980, Bill sold Woods Lumber to Wheelan's. Afterwards he worked for CIGNA as a financial planner. He then semi-retired but continued to work at Payless Cashways until they closed in 2001. Bill was actively involved at Trinity Episcopal Church, a member since his college days in 1953. He served as an usher, and also on the Vestry Board and the Endowment Committee. In the 1970's Bill lobbied for the Kansas Water Commission and was instrumental in securing funding for the building of Clinton Lake. He and Sara hosted a party at their home to celebrate the opening of Clinton with Governor Bob Bennett and U.S. Senator Bob Dole in attendance. As a boy, his first job was a paper route, which earned him enough money to buy and board his first horse, Buck, a palomino. Bill continued to love horses, raising cattle, and farming much of his life. He thought of himself as a "gentleman farmer" and enjoyed the hard work that came with the title. He made a dream come true when he earned his pilot wings and loved flying small aircraft around Kansas. His education interest didn't stop with his formal education and he continued to avidly read about politics, local and world events, history, and travel. Bill had stories about traveling to the top of Pikes Peak and as far away as the Great Wall of China, which he shared with many friends. His dear wife and children feel very blessed that her loving husband and their treasured father was here on this earth to celebrate 80 years of life and 59 years of marriage. Bill is survived by: his wife Sara, daughter Cynthia Lynn and her husband David Kim (Rhinebeck, NY), son Phillip Lane and his wife Cathy, four grandsons: Ryan and his wife Elizabeth Kim (Colorado Springs), Wm. Scott Kim (Brooklyn, NY), Tyler (Overland Park), and Daniel. His sister Betsy, who preceded him in death and her husband Stuart Luder (Ark City), a brother Thomas and his wife Jean (Florida), and four nephews and one niece, and a myriad of cherished friends. Memorials may be made in his name to Trinity Episcopal Church or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association ~ Fit for Life Program and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence. 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 July 5, 2015

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Doudoroff, Gay Anne Galbraith  
Gay Anne Galbraith Doudoroff Services are pending for Gay A. Doudoroff, 74, Lawrence and will be announced by Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She died Thurs. July 2nd at her home.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 4, 2015
Miller, Vivian E. - Lawrence  
Vivian E. Miller Services for Vivian Miller, 100, Lawrence, will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mrs. Miller died Friday, July 3, 2015. rumsey-yost.com
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 4, 2015

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Melton, Grace K. - Belleville  
Grace K. Melton Grace Kellogg Melton, the daughter of Benjamin Kellogg and Sophia (Lutz) Kellogg, was born Oct. 5, 1917 at Lecompton, KS, and passed away on July 1, 2015 at the Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, KS at the age of 97 years, 8 months, and 26 days. In Grace's last year of high school she lived in the town of Lecompton with a blind lady and cooked and cleaned for her. Graduating as valedictorian in three years, she earned her high school diploma with the class of 1934. She entered Kansas State University on a Union Pacific scholarship. Due to the depression, she had to lay out for two years to earn enough money to continue her studies in Home Economics. After graduating from KSU Magna Cum Laude, she became the Home Economist in Marion County for three years. Grace later returned for a second B.S. and a Master's degree. On January 23, 1942, she was united in marriage to Harold Thomas Melton of Tecumseh, Kansas. He entered the Naval Service immediately after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Upon his release from military service, he went to work for Boeing in Wichita and then secured a Chevrolet dealership in Belleville, KS in 1944. To this union was born three sons and one daughter were born: Jerry, James, Joan, and John. Grace taught school for 23 years. She loved her students and looked forward eagerly to each day with them. Grace was an active member of the Belleville Presbyterian Church where she served as an elder and a deacon. She was a past President of PEO, a 4-H leader, and was active in many civic affairs. Grace was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold of 69 years, a sister, Elsie Richardson and a brother, John Kellogg. She is survived by three sons and one daughter: Jerry (Linda) Melton and James (Linda) Melton, all of Belleville, Joan (Jon D) Thayer of Abilene, KS, and John (Missy) Melton of Olathe, KS; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great grandchildren; other relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM, Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the United Presbyterian Church, Belleville, KS, with Pastor Robert H. Frasier, officiating. Interment will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Belleville, KS. Visitation will be from One PM until 9 PM on Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS where the family will greet friends from 6 PM until 8 PM. Memorials are suggested to the Presbyterian Church, Belleville or the Historical Society, Lecompton, KS. Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 3, 2015

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Clark, James Beal - Lawrence  
James Beal Clark Memorial services for James Beal Clark, 52, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Mr. Clark passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015, at the University of Kansas Hospital. He was born Dec. 15, 1962, in Wichita, the son of James T. and Mary Ann Beal Clark. He graduated from Kapaun-Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita, and later earned a bachelor's degree from Wichita State University. Jim had worked as a cook at the Oread and Eldridge hotels for more than ten years. He enjoyed his BBQ team, kickball, cars, and playing pool. He married Andrea K. White on Jan. 26, 2014, in Lake Tahoe, Calif. She survives of the home. Other survivors include children Christopher Clark, Lawrence, and Millie and Patrick Clark, of the home; his parents, Jim and Mary Ann Clark, Lawrence; sisters Marcia Clark, Wichita, and Catherine Glidewell and husband Randy, Lawrence; brother Tom Clark and wife Sandy, Tucson; father and mother-in-law Dean and Linda White, Wichita; a sister-in-law Sydney White; nephews Eric Clark and wife Amy and son Keaton, Mateo Clark, Sam Clark; and nieces Piper and Regan Glidewell, Jaime Clark, and Olivia Clark. The family suggests memorials to the Clark Children's Educational Fund, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on June 30, 2015
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