Obituaries

H. Irene Billings



H. Irene Billings, age 90, passed away on July 25 in palliative care at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.


 

Betty Luella Otto



Funeral service for Betty Luella Otto, 71, Lawrence, will be 2 pm Saturday, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.


 

Michael Dennis Saleebey



Michael Dennis Saleebey, AKA Beez, Beezy, Uncle Denny, D, Mickey, Mitch and Big D to his family and friends, arrived in this world on August 29, 1936. Born in San Diego to June Celeste Carlson and John Randolph McCullough, Dennis, measuring 22 inches, grew to a towering 6’4” which, coupled with an innate athletic ability, made him a formidable competitor on any basketball court.


 

David Lloyd Thomas



David Lloyd Thomas, 81, Lawrence resident, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Hickory Pointe Nursing Home in Oskaloosa after two years of failing health.


 

Carol Jane Wheeler



A celebration of Carol’s life will be on July 26, 3:30-5:00 pm at the Carnegie Building in Lawrence, East Gallery Room.


 

Roy Clough



Graveside services for Roy Clough, 87, Lawrence, will be at 11 AM Monday at Clinton Cemetery. Mr. Clough died July 18, 2014 at his home.


 

Richard A. Hewitt



Memorial services for Richard Alan “Dick” Hewitt, 93, Lawrence, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on August 4, 2014, at Warren-McElwain Funeral Home. He died Sunday, July 20, 2014 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.


 

David Wayne Parkinson



David Wayne Parkinson, 87, passed away peacefully at his home in Lawrence on Friday, July 18th. Memorial services will be determined at a later date.


 

Mary Ruth Scott



Funeral services for Mary Ruth Scott, 86, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with Pastor Dave Upchurch officiating, Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Scott died Friday, July 18, 2014, at the home of her daughter in Lawrence.


 

Thomas Richard "Dick" Sheppard



A celebration of life for Thomas Richard “Dick” Sheppard, 54, Lawrence will be held on Wednesday, July 23rd at 7:00 pm at the Clinton Lake Overlook, Shelter #1 (just north of the dam). He died July 18, 2014 in Lawrence. From Lawrence, take Clinton Parkway/23rd Street west to the end of the road. Make a right turn followed by the first left turn. Continue approximately one-fourth mile to park.


 

Vernon Leland Stoecker



Visitation services for Vernon Leland Stoecker, 88, of Lawrence, KS will be held at 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, KS. He died on July 19, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge.


 

Kenneth Harmon



Graveside services with full military honors for Kenneth Harmon, 92, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Mt. Muncie Mausoleum in Lansing, KS. He died peacefully Friday, July 18, 2014 at his home surrounded by his loving family.


 

Jesse Paul Hopkins



Funeral services for Jesse Paul Hopkins, 80, of Eudora will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 21, 2014 at Family of Faith Fellowship in Eudora. Burial will follow in Eudora Cemetery. He died Thursday, July 17, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community.

 

Michael 'Dennis' Saleebey



Services are pending.


 

John Michael 'Jack' Lange



John Michael “Jack” Lange, 19, of Lawrence, KS passed away unexpectedly in his sleep at home on Sunday July 13.  Jack, a fifth generation Kansan,  was born October 12, 1994 in Lawrence, the son of Mary Pat and Michael D. Lange.