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Beaulieu, Laura Marie  
Laura Marie Beaulieu, 55, of Baldwin City, KS, passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. She was born December 3, 1960 at South Bend, IN the daughter of Richard J. Chwalek and Dorothy Ann (O'Connell) Chwalek. Laura graduated from Centerville High School, Centerville, IA with the class of 1978 and then attended Northeast Missouri State, Kirksville, MO, graduating with a degree in Special Education in 1983. She later attained her Master's Degree from Mid-America Nazarene University. Laura was a 31 year educator for U.S.D. 348, Baldwin City, KS at Baldwin High School as a Special Education Instructor. She was an active member of the local K.N.E.A. and spent many years on the negotiations committee always fighting for her fellow teacher. She volunteered constantly for A.R.C. and was always willing to donate her time and effort to her current and former students as they expanded their lives in the world. On May 21, 1983 Laura was united in marriage to Dan Beaulieu in St. Joseph, MO. Dan and Laura shared thirty-three years of loving marriage together. Dan survives of the home. She is also survived by her daughters, Sarah Beaulieu and Taylor White of Baldwin City, Elizabeth Beaulieu and Ben Hartman of Lawrence; son, Joshua Beaulieu and Callie Craig of Baldwin City; four siblings, Ann Chwalek and Ronnie Chidester of Albia, IA, Richard Chwalek of Monticello, MN, Margaret Bales and David Bales of Arlington, TX, Rebecca Starkweather and Jim Starkweather of Lake George, CO; three grandchildren, Asher White, Luca White, Taya Chesher; and many uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews of the Chwalek and O'Connell Clans. She was preceded in death by her parents; son-in-law, James Chesher; sister, Mary Elizabeth Chwalek; and two nieces Kelsie and Gabriel Starkweather. Laura was a dedicated Roman Catholic, with a special devotion to Our Lady of Guadeloupe and Our Lady of Notre Dame. Her maternal manner, friendly disposition and advocacy for others were a huge part of her 31 years of success as a Special Education teacher at Baldwin High School. She supported, encouraged and believed in her students with unwavering compassion and keen wisdom. She was the voice for the unheard and always believed in the potential of others, often when they doubted themselves. Her determination and ever present faith in her students gave them the courage to conquer life's challenges and obstacles. Laura's genuine devotion to her students continued beyond high school and into lifetime bonds. For Laura, whether with students or those in her family, she only saw the beauty in others and was never one to pass judgement, except, maybe sometimes occasionally with her husband, Dan. Above all else, Laura was a matriarch's matriarch – and her family stretched far beyond The Beaulieu and Chwalek families. Loved ones, extended family, and friends routinely gathered to celebrate birthdays, special occasions and all holidays with joy, wonderful food, the occasional water balloon fight, long stretches of animated conversation and out-of-control bursts of laughter. Her manner was kind, respectful and enduringly light. Whether with children, grandchildren or students, Laura knew when a quiet uplifting word, a gentle tease or an affirming touch was needed. Whether you knew her as Mrs. Beaulieu, Mom, or Nana, Laura was a beacon of hope and perseverance. Nana was so determined to win her battle with cancer, not even broken vertebrae in her neck could stop her. Laura was and will always be a superhero. Laura was to our family, in the words of T.S. Eliot, the "still point of [our] turning world," all our family dynamics revolved around her loving kindness, compassion and empathetic stance. She may be missed, but will always be with us. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2016 at Annunciation Catholic Church, Baldwin City. A Mardi Gras celebration will follow the services on Friday. A Rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m., followed by a visitation from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016 at the church. The family suggest memorial contribution be made to Mardi Gras Diversity Day at Baldwin City High School sent c/o Lamb Roberts Funeral Home; PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006. Online condolences may be shared at www.lamb-roberts.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 24, 2016
Bond, John  
John Avery Bond went to be with the Lord August 21, 2016 in his home in Overbrook, Kansas surrounded by family. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 22, 1919. He was the son of Harry Lincoln and Irene Bond. He married his childhood friend and sweetheart, Alice Jane Robertson in Jackson, Minnesota August 15, 1949. Alice preceded him in death in 2006. In 1937 he graduated from high school in Lakefield, Minnesota and was awarded his Eagle Scout Badge. He graduated from Trinity College with a B.S. degree in 1942. He served in the U.S. Marines from July 1942 to June 1946, achieving the rank of technical sergeant. In 1948 he graduated from the University of Chicago with a Masters in Social Science. In 1951 he earned his PhD in political science. Dr. Bond taught at Hillsdale College, the University of Minnesota, the University of Southern Illinois, North Dakota State University and the University of Southern Colorado. Dr. Bond was a strong supporter of the United Nations. John enjoyed camping, fishing, hiking, games and enjoyed many hours of these activities with friends and family. John is survived by daughter Jane I. Hoyt and son David W. Bond, 7 Grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, many great great-grandchildren. Services Friday, August 26th at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 Bob Billings Road, Lawrence KS. Viewing at 10:00 a.m. and Funeral 11:00 a.m. with interment following and light refreshments after at the church. Memorials may be made in his name to the Immanuel Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Online condolences may be sent to warrenmcelwain.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, 2016
Bratton, Charles  
Former Lawrence resident, passed away in New Bern, NC August 10, 2016. Survivors include his children; Teresa B. Peterson of Lawrence and Steve Bratton of New York, NY.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 28, 2016
Delaney, Thelma Suzanne Launt  
Sue Delaney passed away peacefully at the Medicalodge in Eudora, Kansas on August 22, 2016, she was 84. She was born December 28, 1931 in Lincoln, Nebraska to parents William R. Launt and Thelma Linnea Peterson Launt. She spent her childhood in Omaha and then Oakdale, Nebraska. She graduated Salutatorian from Oakdale High School in 1949, Midland College, Fremont, Nebraska in 1952, and received her Master's degree, with honors, from Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas in 1975. Sue married Raymond Delaney of Fremont, Nebraska, June 5, 1954, in St. Paul Lutheran Church, Neligh, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on July 23, 2000. She was a career primary level educator in Norfolk, Nebraska from 1952 to 1954, in Fremont, Nebraska from 1954 to 1967, and at Auburn-Washburn school district in Topeka, Kansas from 1967 until her retirement in 1993. She belonged to several organizations: First Lutheran Church, where she served as a Sunday School and Bible School teacher in her earlier years; Order of the Easter Star, Topeka Chapter 462 (50 year member); Arab Temple Shrine Lady and Arab Temple Shrine Transportation Lady; Kansas State Teacher's Association and National Education Association (Life member); and Topeka Retired Teachers Association and Kansas Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include two sons, Thomas Delaney and wife Shelly of Lenexa, and Christopher Delaney and wife Annette of Baldwin City, and her grandson Patrick Delaney of Lawrence. Other survivors are two nephews William Schauer and wife Florene, John Schauer and wife Jolene, all of Lincoln, Nebraska, two great nephews Aaron and Adam Schauer. She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Delaney, grandson Joshua Delaney, parents, and sister and brother-in-law Judy and Harland Schauer. Services will be at First Lutheran Church, Topeka, Kansas on Friday, September 2 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to First Lutheran Church in Topeka, Kansas. A private interment will be held at a later date in Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery for both Ray and Sue.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 24, 2016
Dolezal, Marcella  
Marcella Louise Dolezal, 100, of Belleville, formerly of rural Cuba,KS the daughter of Frank Kalivoda and Rosa (Kauer) Kalivoda, was born October 4, 1915 at rural Agenda, KS and passed away on August 24, 2016. On June 20, 1934, she was united in marriage to Elmer Dolezal. Marcella served as Republic County Treasurer for 6 terms (12 years) and continued to work in the treasurer's office until her retirement in 1982. Marcella was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Elmer in 1999; her siblings, Mildred Steier, Edgar Kalivoda, and Donald Kalivoda, and her grandson, Mark Dolezal in June of 2016. She is survived by two sons, Loren (Beverly) Dolezal of Lawrence, KS and Joe (Sue) Dolezal of Hays, KS; 5 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, August 27, 2016 at the Cuba Presbyterian Church, Cuba, KS. Interment at the National Bohemian (Kopsa) Cemetery, rural Cuba, KS. Memorials to Cuba Presbyterian Church or Meadowlark Hospice. Online condolences at www.bachelor-surber.com Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 26, 2016
Elbrader, Ruth  
A memorial service for Ruth "Nancy" Elizabeth Elbrader, 97, League City, TX, will be 2 pm Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow with military honors at Grantville Cemetery, Grantville, KS. She died Tuesday August 23, 2016, at The Crossing Retirement Center, League City, TX. Nancy was born December 28, 1918, in Roswell, NM, the daughter of Arthur Leonard and Verlie Laura Erb Nance. As a child, Nancy moved around a lot and went to seven elementary schools and four high schools. She graduated from St. Joseph Nursing School in Albuquerque, NM in October 1940. She served in the United States Army as a Nurse from 1941 to 1946. Nancy was awarded the Bronze Star on August 11, 1944 in France for continuing her nursing duties during a prolonged and intense enemy aerial bombardment and artillery barrage upon her hospital unit. Despite numerous penetrations of her hospital tent by shell fragments, she proceeded to alleviate the suffering and anxiety of her many patients. She was with the 47th Field Hospital. After serving in the military, she worked as a nurse for six years at Haskell Indian Nations University when it was a high school. Nancy also worked at Hallmark cards as an on call Registered Nurse. She volunteered at local elementary schools to tell her story and the students would create a book of her life. Here is a quote from Nancy Elbrader included in one of these books: "I've had a wonderful and interesting life. The turning point was when I chose nursing as my career, although I had never been inside a hospital even to visit anyone. My regrets for the most part, are those of omission rather than commission. I wish along the way that I had had more maturity and experience to know how important it was to thank (from the heart) the friends and family who have made my life an easier path to travel. I wish I had known how good it can make someone feel to give them a compliment, a phone call, or just write a short note." Nancy married Lieutenant Thomas J Leone October 1943. He was killed in France on December 4, 1944 by a sniper. Nancy married Lieutenant Col. William Conrad Elbrader on October 14, 1945. He preceded her in death on May 5, 1994. Survivors include a daughter Carol, son-in-law Wayne and granddaughter Kari of League City, TX. Kari attends The University of Texas at San Antonio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses, University Of Kansas Medical Center, or Haskell Indian Nations-Haskell Health Center, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street Lawrence, KS 66044.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from Aug. 24 to Aug. 25, 2016
Gibbs, George  
Passed away 8/19/2016. Born 7/5/1956. Preceded in death by parents, George Gibbs & Donna Rae. George will be laid to rest at VA National Cemetery in Fort Leavenworth, KS 8/30/16, 11 am.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 26, 2016
Green, John David  
John David Green, 54, passed away on August 12, 2016, at his home in Beverly Hills California, after a brief illness. David, as he was known to his family, was born on February 6, 1962 to Sara Catherine Cleaver (Robertson) and Larry L. Robertson in Ishpeming, Michigan. Sara and Larry later divorced and Sara remarried Winford Ira Green and settled in Topeka, Kansas. David attended Randolph Grade School, Boswell Jr. High and Topeka High School and spent most of his childhood at Lake Wabaunsee with his friends, minibike, dog Gus and a cat Natasha. During his senior year in high school he joined the US Marine Corp and was stationed in California and Japan. Not long after his discharge, he started taking flying lessons at the Lawrence, KS, municipal airport where he gained hours towards various ratings. He then attended Southeast Missouri State University and earned his associate's degree in aviation aeronautics. This allowed David to pursue his lifelong dream of flying jets. David was employed by many carriers over his long career including Kitty Hawk, Northwest, and Delta where he was made captain last year. In 1991, David married Anne Elizabeth Brennan from Pasadena California. In '94, they welcomed their beloved daughter, Catherine Anne, into the world in Raleigh, North Carolina. David and Anne later divorced. His second daughter, Madison Green, was born in 2007 and lives with her family in Michigan. David loved flying airplanes, nice cars, good conversation and a well-made suit. His daughters were the apples of his eye and he loved them with all his heart. He will be remembered for his good heart – he would do anything for his friends. John David is survived by his daughters Catherine and Madison, his mother, Sara Cleaver Green, Creve Coeur, Missouri, his sister, Laura Ann Green, Baldwin City, Kansas, his brother, Rob Robertson (Jennifer) and his nephew Joseph, New York, NY, several aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his fathers, Larry L. Robertson and Winford Ira Green, and his step-mother, June P. Robertson. Services will be announced at a later date. Condolences may be sent to RIPJDGreen@gmail.com.
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 25, 2016
Hawley, Jeremiah J.  
KU Pharmacy passed away on August 11, 2016 in Riverton KS. Service will be Tuesday August 30, 2016 at 6:30 pm Calvary Temple Assembly of God 606 W. 29th Terrace Lawrence KS 66046
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Aug. 26, 2016
Kelley, Earl - Lawrence  
12.24.1932 – 8.13.2016 Earl 'Al' Allen Kelley passed in peace on August 13, 2016 at the age of 83 after a celebrated life well-lived. Al was born December 24, 1932 in Dearing, Kansas, the son of Frank and Bertice (McColm) Kelley. He married his beloved Barbara 'Barb' Ann Hampton on April 10, 1955 in Oskaloosa, KS. She survives of the home. Other survivors include: a daughter, Kirsten Reecy of Tremont, Il; two sons: Allen Kelley and his wife Janet of Lawrence, KS, and Jeff Kelley of Portland, Oregon. Al also leaves behind one sister, Mavis Clark of Grandview Missouri, one brother, Larry Kelley of Peoria, IL, 11 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dean Kelley. Al attended the University of Kansas where he was a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity. He played men's basketball for the Jayhawks on the freshman squad in 1951, and the varsity squad from 1952-1954. He was a member of the 1952 team that won the NCAA National Championship. At Kansas Al made All-Big Seven in 1953 & 1954. In 1953 he was initiated into the Sachem chapter of the Omicron Delta Kappa fraternity. In the 1954 season, he led the Jayhawks in free throw shooting with 86.2 percent, which at the time ranked second in the nation. That same year he participated in the East-West All-Star game. Al then joined Caterpillar's college graduate training program and played for its AAU team. Caterpillar traveled to Rio de Janeiro in 1954, where it won the All-World Championship. For two years (1956 & 1957), Al served in the US Air Force. While with the Air Force AAU team in 1957, he won the AAU National Championship in Denver, CO. He repeated the feat in 1958 after rejoining Caterpillar's team. In 1960, Al was selected to play for the United States Olympic Team after Caterpillar fell to the College All-Stars in the playoff game. The Olympic team went on to win the gold medal in Rome. His favorite memories of the Olympic experience were watching an 18 year old Cassius Clay dominate the boxing scene, and of the American Flag being raised while our National Anthem played during the presentation ceremony. In 1984 Al was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame. In 1985 he was inducted into the Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. Al worked for Caterpillar Tractor Company for four and a half decades. He retired in 1999 as the manager of the parts department at the Denver Plant after a career that spanned almost as many accolades (and relocations, the family recounts) as years. Al was elected to the Kansas Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008. In 2010 he was elected to the National Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts as a member of the 1960 Olympic team. In 2013 he was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Al will be fondly remembered by family and friends in many ways: As a loving and devoted husband to Barb, and as an inspiring and adoring Patriarch to his children and grandchildren. As an admired and loyal friend. As a proud patriot and Air Force Veteran. As a gold medal Olympian, and a member of the 1952 KU champion basketball team. As a shining example of the benefits of hard work and perseverance. His character framed his accomplishments beautifully. He often said, 'I'm a Kansan by birth, but a Jayhawk by the Grace of God!' God Speed & Rock Chalk, Al. There's no place like home.. 'Far above the distant humming of the busy town, reared against the dome of heaven. Looks s[he] proudly down.' A celebration of life will be held in honor of Earl Allen 'Al' Kelley at the Adams Alumni Center (1266 Oread Avenue, Lawrence KS~ KU Campus) on Saturday, August 27th from 2-5 PM. Memorial Contributions may be made in Al's name to KU Endowment or Grace Hospice, and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to: warrenmcelwain.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World from Aug. 15 to Aug. 25, 2016
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