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Belles, Carol Joyce - Lawrence  
Carol Joyce Belles Services for Carol J Belles, 82, Lawrence, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. She died Tues in Eudora. rumsey-yost.com
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 20, 2014
Dawson, Cecil Elmer  
Cecil Elmer Dawson 78, of Oskaloosa., died 11/13/2014 at the Pioneer Ridge in Lawrence. Services at Crossroads Church in Williamstown. Full obit at www.barnettfamilyfh.com
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 20, 2014
Dawson, Cecil Elmer  
Cecil Elmer Dawson 78, Oskaloosa died Thurs 11/13/14. Memorial Service @ 2:00 PM, Sat., 11/22/14 @ Barnett Family FH. www.barnettfamillyfh.com
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 16, 2014
DeMott, Dr. John - Lawrence  
Dr. John DeMott Dr. John DeMott, a professor emeritus of journalism at the University of Memphis and a former member of the news staff of the Kansas City Star, died November 19th, 2014 at Lawrence, Kansas Memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Private family burial will be held prior to the service at Union Cemetery in Overbrook, KS. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Vera Martin DeMott. Born August 15, 1923 at Topeka, Kansas, he attended Topeka High school and was graduated in 1942 from the Manual High and Vocational School in Kansas City. He received a BS degree from the University of Kansas, master's degrees from Kansas City University and the University of Missouri at Kansas City and his PhD from Northwestern University. Before becoming an educator, he served 16 years as a reporter and editor of news for the Kansas City Star and Times. In 1949 his solution of a murder earned him the coveted "Pall Mall" award for distinguished community service from NBC's "Big Story" radio broadcast series. He participated in the Star's coverage of the 1951 Kansas City flood which earned the newspaper a special Pulitzer citation. He is a past president of the Kansas City Press Club. Upon leaving the Star he taught journalism and other related courses at the University of Kansas, Northwestern University, Northern Illinois University, Temple University, the University of Memphis and the American University in Cairo. He served as the journalism department chairman at both Temple and Memphis. One of his greatest joys was following the careers of his former journalism students and it was not uncommon to see him smile in delight during the national news when one of his former students delivered a story. He remained fiercely loyal to each of his universities and took great pride when one earned an honor or achievement. Deeply concerned with civil rights, he earned numerous awards throughout his life for his work in race relations and religious tolerance. He was the author of several books, numerous chapters in other books, and countless articles in scholarly and professional journals. Upon his retirement he returned to his roots and, by design, he and Vera lived for short periods in Topeka and Kansas City before settling down in Lawrence. He loved his family and friends and spent his later years writing articles about the lives of those he loved; publishing the same in annual book which he and Vera distributed. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the American Cancer Society 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 Nov. 20, 2014
Domyon, Rudolph G. - Not Provided  
Rudolph G. Domyon Rudolph G. Domyon died November 9, 2014 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was preceded in death by his wife Mary O. Domyon. Rudy is survived by his daughters, Janet Graybill of Lawrence, KS, Karen Wukich of Charlotte, N.C., and grandchildren, Kellie Graybill and Nathan D. Graybill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rudy's memory to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, c/o Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Please visit rumsey-yost.com to leave condolences and memories. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 18, 2014
Edmonds, Orval E.  
Orval E. Edmonds Orval E. Edmonds, 82, Lawrence, passed away Monday, November 17. He was a lifelong resident of the Lawrence area. Orval was a graduate of Liberty Memorial High School, and attended the University of Kansas. He was a Veteran of the Korean War and obtained his commercial pilot's license in 1958. He was a member of the First Christian Church and American Legion. For more than 40 years, Orval was a successful self-employed businessman, owning and operating O&W Construction Company. His favorite activities were hunting, fishing, and spending time with his beloved family. Orval married his wife Wilma, on December 27, 1963. They have three children, Karen, Keenan, and Kelli; and two granddaughters, Lydia and Jamie. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Eunice Edmonds; his sisters Elizabeth Edmonds Duncan and Doris Edmonds Anderson; and his brothers Marvin Edmonds and Bill Edmonds. His surviving sisters are Lois Edmonds Hamlet (Don) and Edna Mae Edmonds Benschoter Lolley, and a sister in law, Melva Edmonds. Orval's sense of humor, booming laugh, compassion, grace and lively debates will be deeply missed by his family and friends. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 20, 6-8 pm at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at First Christian Church of Lawrence on Friday, November 21, at 1 pm. A private family burial at Lawrence Memorial Park Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Disabled American Veterans. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 19, 2014
Edmonds, Orval E.  
Orval E. Edmonds Services for Orval E. Edmonds, 82, Lawrence, are pending at Rumsey-Yost. Mr. Edmonds died Mon., Nov. 17, 2014, at the Univ. of Kansas Hosp. rumsey-yost.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 18, 2014
Farris, Hazel M.  
Hazel M. Farris Service for Hazel M. Farris, 95, Lawrence will be 10:30 a.m. Thurs., Nov. 20th at First Southern Baptist Church. VISO one hour prior. warrenmcelwain.com
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 18, 2014
Garcia, Mary K. "Kathy" - Lawrence  
Mary K. "Kathy" Garcia Funeral services for Kathy Garcia, 53, Lawrence will be 10 a.m. Monday at Southside Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Chris Newton will officiate. Kathy died Sunday, November 9, at University of Kansas Hospital. She was born October 22, 1961 in Topeka to Robert J. and Shirley A. Pettite Garcia and was raised by mothers, Vonda Garcia and Joann Garcia. Kathy grew up in Topeka and attended Topeka Schools. She graduated Highland Park High School in 1979. She worked at many businesses throughout Lawrence, and recently as a homemaker. She attended Wheatland Church of Christ & Southside Church of Christ. She married Douglas Westbrook, they divorced. She married Michael Garcia on Nov. 3, 1984 in Lawrence, he survives of the home. Other survivors include 2 sons, Robert and Jeff Westbrook, sisters, Kay Rice and Debra Ann Beckham and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Alan Bottom and sister, Susan Garcia. Kathy will lie in state Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Memorials may be made in her name and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, 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 Nov. 14, 2014
Hazen, Elizabeth (Betty)  
Elizabeth (Betty) Hazen Elizabeth (Betty) Hazen passed away on November 14, 2014, while in hospice care at Pioneer Ridge, Lawrence, Kansas. Betty was born in Rangoon, Burma on December 30, 1932, where her father, Christian Charles Scherling, was a chemistry professor at the Judson College and her mother, Freda Scherling, was a bookkeeper. Elizabeth's father died when she was eight years old. As the Japanese started invading Burma during World War II a few years after her father's death, Freda was advised to take her four children to Woodstock School in the Himalayan Mountains of India, to escape the fighting. Betty fondly remembers her years at Woodstock, where she graduated from high school when she was sixteen years old. She stayed in correspondence with several of her classmates from there until recent years. To acclimate to the customs and education system of the United States as the family moved here after her graduation, Betty enrolled in one year of high school in Ottawa, Kansas. There she met a group of friends who have remained very close and dear to her. After graduation, Betty attended and graduated from Ottawa University, where she earned her Bachelor of Education degree. She met the love of her life, Norman Hazen, while working a part-time job at the City Hall. Norman and Betty married on November 23, 1952. This year would have been their sixty-second anniversary. They enjoyed working on many home and yard projects together, and caring for their children. Teaching was a life-long joy and passion for Betty. She especially enjoyed teaching young children to read. Betty began her teaching career by doing two one-year stints at one-room schoolhouses as they were beginning the consolidation process. She taught at Hope School one year and Davey School the next. She began her Ottawa career at Lincoln Elementary, teaching first and fifth grade. At the end of her teaching career, she taught sixth grade at Ottawa Middle School. During the course of her time at Lincoln, she earned a Master's Degree from Emporia State University in counseling. Betty was a devoted wife, mother and daughter. She was very active in the Trinity Methodist Church in Ottawa, Kansas where she taught Sunday School, Bible School, was a member of the choir and the Administrative Council. Betty and was active parent for her children while they were in the Town and Country 4-H Club, where she was a project leader and sponsor for many events. Betty was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, loved Indian and Chinese foods, and enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and brain games. Betty's husband, Norman, currently lives at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living in Lawrence, Kansas. Also surviving are their son Greg Hazen and his wife Patricia Henshall, Lawrence; and daughter Jeanne Fridell, her husband Max; and their grandson and his wife, Zach and Margaret Fridell- all of Lawrence. Betty's son, Keith, preceded her in death in 2007. Keith's widow Jaci and their son Adam live in Ottawa. Their other son Tyler lives in Kansas City. Also surviving are Betty's sister Marguerite Schweitzer, McPherson, Kansas and her brother, Hans Scherling of Vancouver, BC, and many beloved nieces and nephews. Her mother and brother, Christian Scherling, preceded her in death. Betty's wish was to be cremated. A memorial service for family and close friends is being planned for a later date. Memorials may be made in Betty's name for Woodstock School and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Please sign this guestbook at Obituaries.LJWorld.com .
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Published in Lawrence Journal-World on Nov. 15, 2014
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