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Anderson, Lowry F. "Andy"  
Lowry F. "Andy" Anderson Funeral services for Lowry "Andy" Anderson, 93, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 27, at First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Lowry died May 23, 2015. Lowry was born in Elsmore, Kansas, on August 27th, 1921 to Arthur Alexander Anderson and Media McWilliams Anderson. He graduated from Chanute High School in 1939, and from Chanute Junior College shortly thereafter. After serving his station in China during WWII, he retuned to Lawrence and married Wanda Pearl Johnson. Together they had three children: Arthur, deceased, Lowry Jr, and Rebecca. Lowry was employed with Southwest Bell Telephone Company for over 30 years. He was a member of Lawrence Lodge No. 6 A.F. & A.M, York Rite Body, a 50 year member of Abdallah Shrine Temple, Overland Park, KS. He was also a member of Lawrence Shrine Club, Life Member of the Order of High Priesthood of Kansas, Royal Arch Masons, Lawrence Chapter #4, Lawrence Council # 14, DeMolay C #4, V.F.W. Post 852, American Legion Post 14, and the Telephone Pioneers. He was a Charter Member of North American Fishing Club, and the Senior Sportsman Club. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Dale; his four sisters, Lillian M Timmons, Cecil Benton, Nona Curtice and Velma Anderson; his wife Wanda, and their son, Arthur. In addition, he was preceded in death by wives Genevieve Landon Anderson and Grace Boyd Anderson. He is survived by his son, Lowry Jr. of Overland Park, KS, and daughter Becky (Mere Marie Delores) of Notre Dame de l'Ecoute, Benin, Africa. Survived also by daughter-in-law Kathleen Anderson; and grandchildren Malisa Anderson-Strait and her husband Eric of Atlanta, GA; Sara of Overland Park, and Brad and his wife Maureen of Lawrence; as well as daughter-in-law Mary Anderson, and grandchildren John and Alex of Lawrence. In addition, he is survived by his stepsons Tom, Bob and Andy Boyd; their wives Diane, Becky, and Shirley; their children Trisha, Michele, and Kylie; Barry and Robin; and Ross and Rachel. Other survivors include sister-in-laws Wilda Schornick and Elsie Anderson, as well as numerous nephews and nieces. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Shriners Hospitals for Children or a charity of the donor's choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at www.warrenmcelwain.com . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on May 24, 2015
Bell, Meriam Marjorie  
Meriam Marjorie Bell Meriam "Marjorie" Bell, 97, formerly of Baldwin City, KS passed away January 12, 2015, at the Wellsville Retirement Community in Wellsville, KS. Marjorie was born July 13, 1917 in Rural Douglas County, KS, the daughter of Edwin Pardee and Hattie Belle (Shotwell) Bell. Marjorie graduated from Baldwin High School with the class of 1936. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a farmer's wife, a mother and grandmother. An active woman, she gardened, fished, golfed, and was an avid Bridge player. She was known to be quite feisty. Mrs. Bell was a member of First United Methodist Church, Evangeline Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Philanatheon Club, and Black Jack Ladies Club. Marjorie was united in marriage with Clyde Kenneth Bell on July 7, 1937 in Nebraska City, NE. He passed away May 10, 1980. She later married Courtney Quayle Wilcox in 1984, he preceded her in 1987. Marjorie is also preceded by her parents; her son Timothy J. Bell; two brothers Donald and Nelson Pardee; and four sisters Gladys M. Fast, Mildred Michener, Gwendalyn Nanschwen and Helen Storum. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Nancy Ann Billet of Baldwin City, KS; two granddaughters, Jennifer Brooke Billet and Kimberly Long; and six great-grandchildren, Kelly Wild, Casey Long, Ashlyn Bell Schwartz, Soledad, Wesley and Eisley Edison. A private family Graveside and Inurnment will be held at the Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin. Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from May 19 to May 21, 2015
Bowen, Montie J. - Tonganoxie  
Montie J Bowen Montie J Bowen, 86, KU grad, passed May 21st. Visitation 2-3 pm, funeral 3 pm, Wed. May 27th at Basehor UMC. www.chapelhill-butler.com
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on May 24, 2015
Bullock, William S. "Bill" - RAYTOWN  
William S. "Bill" Bullock Visitation for William S. "Bill" Bullock, 96, of Raytown, MO, will be held from 10:00 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Blue Ridge United Methodist Church, 5055 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64133, services and interment will follow. Mr. Bullock died, May 16, 2015, at his home in Raytown, MO. He was born September 5, 1918 in Urich, Missouri, the daughter of Elphus and Beulah Bullock. He grew up in Belton, Missouri, graduating from Belton High school in 1935. Bill excelled at basketball, and loved to play. He met his wife June (Evans) in school and they were married on April 6, 1940, spending 65 years together prior to her death. He worked in several capacities from delivering ice, reading gas meters, installing weather stripping, and putting in gas service. Hardly a trip could be taken without Bill pointing to houses he helped build, service, or read meters. After serving as a Gunner's Mate 3rd Class in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1944 to 1946, he returned to work with Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company, traveling across the country as sales rep and procurement agent. He retired after over 25 years at Panhandle in 1981. In retirement, he loved to garden and spend time with his family. His tomatoes and green peppers were highly sought after and always enjoyed. Survivors include his grandson, Evan Durnal and wife Amanda of Mission, KS, his two great-granddaughters, and many beloved neighbors and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters - Virginia Ray and Maxine Goddard, his wife June, infant daughter, and daughter Dr. Betty J. Bullock. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials for the Dr. Betty J. Bullock Memorial Scholarship at Johnson County Community College Foundation 207 Carlsen Center, 12345 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66210 or to Crossroads Hospice. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from May 20 to May 21, 2015
Busch, Rhonda Lynn  
Rhonda Lynn Busch Rhonda Lynn Busch of Fairfax, VA formerly of Lawrence Kansas. On Sunday, May 17, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Loving and devoted wife for 39 years of Lt. Col. Steven Busch, USMC (Ret.); loving mother to Jessica Busch and Steven A. Busch; loving mother-in-law to Katie L.M. Busch; Grammy to Deborah Ann Busch and Teagan Busch; daughter of Betty Alexander and the late Francis Alexander and sister to Larry and Duane Alexander. Family will receive friends at Fairfax Memorial Funeral Home, 9902 Braddock Rd., Fairfax, VA 22032 on Thursday, May 21 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 22, at Marine Memorial Chapel, 3251 Embry Loop, Quantico, VA 22134 at 12:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive by 11:30 a.m. and please have photo ID. Interment at Quantico National Cemetery on Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, www.pancan.org ; Wendy's Wonderful Kids, www.davethomasfoundation.org or Hart Homeless Animal Rescue Team, www.hart90.org - www.fmfh.com Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on May 20, 2015
Counts, Margaret  
Margaret Counts Margaret Counts died at home on May 5, 2015. She was born March 4, 1918 on a farm nearHasty, Colorado to Wilma (Crossan) & Wilson Counts. Margaret was the second child of four daughters and started school at Coal Creek public school near Vinland, Kansas. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1936 and enjoyed being in the first wood working shop that girls could take. Margaret attended Baker University and enjoyed being a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority and was the badminton champion her sophomore year. She left Baker University in 1940 to attend St. Luke's Nursing School in Kansas City. She then returned to Baldwin City and became a sales clerk for Harry Barnett, and served on the Ration Board helping to administer ration coupons for Baldwin City during WW II. Like many patriotic women, she became a Hostess for the returning airmen at the Olathe Naval Air Base, while working as a chemist at the Sunflower Ammunition Plant. She subsequently began her long professional career of about 40 years and worked as a technician and dental assistant for Dr. Stanley Flickinger, Dr. J B Flickinger and Dr. J A Emerson. She was the treasurer for two years of the Kansas Dental Assistants and became a life member. While she worked she also assisted her parents at the Counts Farm with their cattle and farming business. She married J W Taul November 1938; they later divorced in 1955. She also enjoyed doing lapidary work with her father. After her parents moved to town, she moved to the Counts Farm. She enjoyed being a member of various groups and organizations such as: The First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City Library, Farm Bureau, Professional Women, Campfire Girls, Hostess at Olathe Naval Air Base, Baldwin High School Alumni, Ottawa Co-Op, Wellsville Fit and Fun, Committee member for Wilma & Wilson Counts Scholarship Fund at Baker University, Santa Fe Historical Society and Senior Volleyball Team. After Margaret retired she enjoyed traveling in the US, and abroad, seeing new places, eating new food, and making new acquaintances. Margaret took great pleasure spending time with her friends and family. She hosted her cousins' reunions, sisters' reunions and numerous happy gatherings around the dinner table in her home. As an accomplished cook she enjoyed baking for charitable events such as: pies for the American Legion for the Maple Leaf Festival and her creative donations for the Baker University Chocolate Auction. Margaret is survived by her sister, Maryann Arndt of Bellingham, WA; 5 nieces, and numerous other relatives. Margaret will be remembered by her friends and family for many attributes, particularly her cheerfulness, generosity, and joy of living each and every day. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, 712 9th Street, 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 May 24, 2015
Dickinson, Betty Ann Landree  
Betty Ann Landree Dickinson Betty Ann Landree Dickinson died on May 22,2015 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor after suffering from serious health problems. She was 82. Cremation was private. A gathering of relatives and friends will be held in the fall at a date to be determined. Betty moved to Lawrence with her husband in 1991 after a 20 year career as research associate and quality assurance officer with Hazleton Laboratories in Vienna, VA.,a Washington, D.C. suburb. From 1991 until 1995. she worked part time as a medical technologist at Watkins Student Health Center at the University of Kansas. She was born at home , Dec. 14,1932, in Keytesville, Mo.,the daughter of Roy Gray Landree and Margaret Virginia Rucker Landree. The family had moved to Keytesville when her parents lost their bookkeeping jobs in Kansas City during the Great Depression. With the outbreak of World War II, they returned to the Kansas City area to take jobs in defense industries. Betty graduated from Shawnee Mission High School near the top of her class. She worked summers as a ward clerk at the KU Medical Center. She attended Lindenwood College for Women in St. Charles, MO..on a full academic scholarship in 1950-51 before transferring to the University of Kansas. She married William B. Dickinson III in Danforth Chapel on the KU campus in 1953. When her husband graduated and was drafted during the final days of the Korean War, she left KU. After bearing two sons, she resumed her studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and graduated from KU with a major in microbiology in 1968. She received certification as a registered medical technologist from American University in 1969. After fully retiring from Hazleton Laboratories and moving to Lawrence with her husband, she became a Master Gardener with the Douglas County Extension Service and frequently fielded phoned-in questions from local residents. She was active in the University Women's Club, the Alpha Chi Omega sorority and supported Friends of the University Theatre and Friends of the School of Music. She traveled widely abroad on garden tours and cruises, and took special pleasure in watching the Kansas City Royals on television. Attending piano recitals by KU students on campus and at the home of Dave and Gunda Hiebert were magical occasions for her. She is survived by her husband, of the Lawrence home;two sons, William B. Dickinson IV of Overland Park, Kan.,and David Alan Dickinson of Santa Barbara,Calif.;and four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Master Gardeners program of Douglas County, Friends of the KU Theatre, or Friends of the KU School of Music. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on May 23, 2015
Drum, Danny Lee  
Danny Lee Drum Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home 721 Ninth Street, Baldwin City, Kansas Obituary News Release of Danny Lee Drum Danny Lee Drum, age 79, of Baldwin City, KS passed away May 16, 2015. He was born January 31, 1936 in Williamsburg, KS, the son of Cecil "Scoop" Drum and Nora (Pearson) Drum. Danny graduated from Appanoose High School with the class of 1954. He would serve our country in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. Following his active duty time, Danny served six years in the Army Reserve. He worked in the graphic arts industry as a stitcher operator and later as a bindery operator for Kansas Color Press, Standard Hart Printing, and Dimension Graphics. Danny retired in 2000. Danny was a member of the Centropolis Christian Church. He was also a member of the Baldwin Golf Association for thirty years. Danny was united in marriage to Carol Cates on October 4, 1963 in Chanute, KS. She preceded him in death on January 2, 2000. Danny is also preceded in death by his parents. Danny is survived by a daughter, Susan England and husband, Shad, Baldwin City; a son, Guy Drum, Baldwin City; three grandsons, Jody Drum, Baldwin City, Cory Stephens, The Dalles, Oregon, and Garrett England, Baldwin City; two granddaughters, Jade Drum, Lawrence, KS, and Emily England, Baldwin City; a great-grandson, Trayvon Joseph; and a sister, Dorothy Pritchard, and husband, Phil, Pomona, KS. Family will greet friends on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Worden United Methodist Church, Worden, KS. Memorial Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Worden United Methodist Church. Inurnment will follow at the Sutton Cemetery, ½ mile west of the Baldwin Junction. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Danny Drum Memorial Fund, c/o Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, Kansas. Condolences may be sent to the family through www.lamb-roberts.com . Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from May 19 to May 21, 2015
Floyd, Joan A. (Scott)  
Joan A. (Scott) Floyd Visitation for Joan A. (Scott) Floyd, 77, Pryor, will be held on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care. A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 29, 2015, 10:00 AM at Warren-McElwain Mortuary & Cremation, Lawrence, Kansas. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Pleasant Grove, Kansas. Services are entrusted to Stephens-Key Funeral & Cremation Care, Pryor, Oklahoma. Joan was born January 17, 1938 in Lawrence, Kansas to Albert Lester and Elma Abby (Ulm) Scott. She departed this life on May 21, 2015 in Pryor at the age of 77 years 4 months and 4 days. Joan attended school in Lawrence, Kansas and graduated from Lawrence High School. She was married to Robert R. Floyd on November 5, 1978 in Lawrence. Joan was a member of the First Christian/Presbyterian Church in Pryor. She loved music and was a great dancer. Joan was given the "Volunteer of the Year" award for hospice service in Texarkana, Texas. She enjoyed knitting and had made all of her children afghans. Joan liked to grow flowers and plants and also liked to travel. The love of her life was her grandchildren and Joan always wanted to please all of her family. Above all she loved her faith in the Lord and her husband. Joan is survived by her husband Robert "Bob" R. Floyd, son Jerry Cunningham of Chouteau, daughter Julie Littlefield of Pryor, step-son Bob Floyd, Jr. and wife Kim of Austin, Texas, three step-daughters Barbara Nottingham of Clearwater, Florida, Debbie Balise and husband Paul of Tustin, California and Gina Bates and husband Bryan of Midlothian, Texas 16 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, two brothers John Scott and wife Corinne of Lake Arrowhead, California, and Gary Scott of Lawrence, Kansas, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, and one daughter Janice A. Copp. 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 May 24, 2015
Folks, Richard E.  
Richard E Folks A Celebration of Life for Richard E. Folks, 91, Eudora will be held 7:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary –Eudora Chapel. Inurnment will take place at Oak Hill Cemetery at a later date. He died May 24, 2015 at Medicalodges Eudora. Richard was born on September 26, 1923 in Lawrence, KS the son of Guy Mason and Eunice Edna (Manter) Folks. He married Elsie M. Mullin on November 10, 1943. They divorced in 1968. He married Opal Hanna in 1970 and they later divorced. Richard was a Douglas County farmer and pipe fitter. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and Pipe Fitters Union. Richard was a fan of Jayhawk sports and the Kansas City Royals. Survivors include two daughters, Janet Gabriel and husband, Mark, Eudora, Mary Jane Church and husband, Orville, Lawrence; son, Larry Folks, Eudora; sister, Marjorie Black, Lawrence; step daughter, Lois Weldon, Lawrence; 15 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Kenneth on May 17, 1984 and Richard Folks, Jr. on January 15, 2010; two brothers, Herbert Mason Folks, John Paul Folks; two sisters, Eunice Virginia Ayers, Katherine "Katie" Holloway; one granddaughter and one great granddaughter. The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 one hour prior to the service at Warren-McElwain Mortuary –Eudora Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Eudora United Methodist Church, Grace Hospice or Eudora Medicalodges-Activites Fund 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 May 26, 2015
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