Ethel K. Blundon, age 96, of Lawrence, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. She was born on May 24, 1915 in Alpena, Arkansas, the daughter of Lillian (Towers) and William F. Ordwein. Ethel was one of the original Rosey The Riveters in WWII, having worked at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft Engines. There she made sure the aircraft was suitable to launch. She was also a 40 year employee in the HR department for the State of Kansas. Ether enjoyed reading and especially loved her family gatherings and Christmas time. Survivors include her son, Charles (Sondra) Mosley of Lawrence; daughter, Geraldine (Chuck) Everett of South Padre Island, TX; 4 grandchildren, Steve (Linda) Everett of Wyandotte County, KS, Pamela (Jerry) Baker of Benton, MO, Jennifer (Brian) Neher of Belton, MO and Kenneth (Donna) Mosley of Highlands Ranch, CO; 5 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. Private family graveside services are planned for a later date in the Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, KS. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.johnsoncountychapel.com
(Arrangements by D.W. Newcomers Sons Johnson County Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Ave, Overland Park, KS 66210.
Published by Lawrence Journal-World on Jan. 27, 2012.