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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
Crist, Kenneth "Everett"  
Kenneth "Everett" Crist Kenneth "Everett" Crist, son of Josiah Calvin and Flora Belle (Wray) Crist, was born April 26, 1921, near Centropolis, Kansas. His family moved briefly to Springer, New Mexico in 1927 for his father's health. Upon his father's death, the family moved back to the Centropolis community. He was a dairy farmer for 26 years, worked 5 years for Delmer Wray on the rural water district installing service lines, worked for the US Army Corp of Engineers at Clinton Lake for 9 years, and spent the remaining years mowing lawns in Lawrence Kansas until 2009. Following a stroke in May 2013, he lived with his son, Arlin, in Overland Park, Kansas. He enjoyed the fellowship of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church and was baptized at the age of 33 years, living a simple and modest Christian life. In failing health, he was anointed May 2011. On January 15, 1955, he was united in marriage to Delta Marie Jamison. To this union three children were born, Elvin Crist, Joetta Walker, and Arlin Crist. He departed this life surrounded by family on June 27, 2015 at 1:12 am at the age of 94 years and 2 months. He is survived by two children, Joetta Walker, Arlin and companion Elsie (Brink) Crist, four grandchildren, Trevis Walker, Lea (Walker) and companion Harold Stockberger, Armonda Crist, and Daniel Crist; four great-grandchildren, Krista Hopkins, Genesis Hopkins, Jessica Stockberger, and Dallas Stockberger; two sisters, Myrtle Wrightsman, Imogene and companion Alva C. Riffey; and one brother, Harlan Crist. He was preceded in death by his parents, Josiah and Flora Belle; companion Delta Marie (Jamison); sister-in-law Velma Ellen Crist; brother-in-law Amos Wrightsman; and his son, Elvin Crist. His mother instilled the joy of poetry and reading which he enjoyed through his life. He had a great love of the outdoors and felt better when he could see the open sky. Family members remember him as a selfless giver whose beautiful smile will be sorely missed. Our loss is his eternal gain. A visitation will be held at The 8 Mile Old German Baptist Brethren Church, Centropolis, Kansas from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday July 1, 2015. Funeral Services will be held at the church, 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers; the family asks that memorials be sent to St. Luke's Home Hospice in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Homes, 325 South Hickory Street, Ottawa, KS 66067. 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 June 30 to July 2, 2015
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
Edwards, Helen Louise  
Helen Louise Edwards Funeral services for Helen Louise Edwards, 81, Bonner Springs will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at De Soto Baptist Church in De Soto. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence. She passed away Sunday, June 28, 2015 at her home. Helen was born December 26, 1933 in Milo, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph Allen and Veva Mae (Kessler) Chase. She was a life member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, a Queen in the Red Hat Society, a past president of the Santa Fe Women's Club, past president of the Lawrence Welcome Club, and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She was also a member of the De Soto Baptist Church and the American Baptist Women – Region Association and local. She worked for Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway in Kansas City and Topeka until she retired in 1998. She had previously worked as an accounting clerk for Northwestern Bell in Des Moines, IA. She married Kenneth Clark Edwards December of 1962 in St. Joseph, MO. He preceded her in death May 12, 2002. Survivors include one son, Gordon Allen Jones and wife, Darlene, Bonner Springs, KS; one daughter, Monica Sue Allen, Ashville, AL; two grandchildren, Dawneen A. Benedetto and husband, Jacob Benedetto, Debra Jo L. Walker; and one sister, Melinda Sue Cole, Des Moines, IA. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Wayne Allen Chase. The family will greet friends from 6:30 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Red Hatters come to funeral in full red & purple dress. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to De Soto Baptist Church 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 from June 30 to July 2, 2015
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
Hasvold, Ida R.  
Ida R Hasvold Ida R Hasvold journeyed into the Spirit World on June 25, 2015.  She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Olathe, KS. Funeral, 7 pm, July 02, St. Martin in the Fields, 1501 Edwardsville Dr., Edwardsville, KS. Visitation 6 pm. She was born February 03, 1942 in Pipestone, MN to John & Edna(Weston) Redwing. She grew up on the Dacotah-Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation.  Ida graduated from Flandreau High School, Haskell Indian Nations Univ., & The Univ of Kansas(Lawrence, KS). She married Richard D Hasvold, June 4, 1961 and had 4 children.  She was a UAW worker at General Motors from which she retired. Ida was a member of The St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church & Calvary Bible Church, Bonner Springs, KS. Survivors, husband, Richard; children, Mary, Jennifer (Warren) Wingo, Sonny (Monica) Hasvold & Steven (Greg Brewer); 5 grandsons, 1 great grandson; siblings, Ray(Maddie) Redwing & Irene Cavender.  KC Funeral Directors 913-262-6310  Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on July 2, 2015
Hasvold, Ida R. - Olathe  
Ida R Hasvold journeyed into the Spirit World on June 25, 2015. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in Olathe, KS. Funeral, 7 pm, July 02, St. Martin in the Fields, 1501 Edwardsville Dr., Edwardsville, KS. Visitation 6 pm. She was born February 03, 1942 in Pipestone, MN to John & Edna(Weston) Redwing. She grew up on the Dacotah-Flandreau Santee Sioux Reservation. Ida graduated from Flandreau High School, Haskell Indian Nations Univ., & The Univ of Kansas(Lawrence, KS). She married Richard D Hasvold, June 4, 1961 and had 4 children. She was a UAW worker at General Motors from which she retired. Ida was a member of The St. Martin in the Fields Episcopal Church & Calvary Bible Church, Bonner Springs, KS. Survivors, husband, Richard; children, Mary, Jennifer (Warren) Wingo, Sonny (Monica) Hasvold & Steven (Greg Brewer); 5 grandsons, 1 great grandson; siblings, Ray(Maddie) Redwing & Irene Cavender. KC Funeral Directors 913-262-6310
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on June 30, 2015
Lebombarb, Opal Mae - Lawrence  
Opal Mae Lebombarb Graveside services for Opal Mae Lebombarb, 91, Lawrence, will be 11 am Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at Wabaunsee Cemetery, Wabaunsee, KS. She died June 21, 2015, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Opal was born May 13, 1924, in Clifton, KS, the daughter of William H. and Pearl V. (Gingles) Snyder. She graduated from Clay Center High School. Opal settled in Topeka in 1958, where she owned and operated two cafés until 1970. She then managed and cooked for Lakeview Lodge in Lawrence until 1974, after which she was the house mother for the Delta Delta Delta Sorority at KU until 1976. She later retired from the Lawrence School District as a cook in 1985. Opal married Arnold Franklin Lebombarb on July 12, 1976, in Miami, OK. He preceded her in death on March 5, 1984. She was also preceded in death by her parents; brothers James Snyder and William K. Snyder; and sisters Donna Snyder and Betty Cornelison. Survivors include a daughter Sharen and husband, Richard Moews, Lawrence; a son James Colson and wife, Cheryl, Drayden, MD; stepdaughter Carol Hamilton, Topeka; brother, Donald Snyder, Topeka; sister Judy O'Toole, Shawnee; sister-in-law Edna Snyder-Finch, Junction City; eight grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; nineteen great –grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044, where the family will receive them from 6-7 pm. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Children's Mercy Hospital or St. Jude Children's Hospital, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Online condolences at rumsey-yost.com Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on June 28, 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
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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