Lyle Forest Hemming
Funeral services for Lyle Forest Hemming, 78, Lawrence, were held Dec.
14, 1997. He died Dec. 15.
Mr. Hemming worked at KU from June 1962 to his retirement in May 1981
as a maintenance carpenter supervisor. He also worked as a private contractor,
building houses in the Lawrence area.
Survivors include his wife, Daisy Blossom; two daughters, Shirley Rohrer,
Mobile, Ala., and Beverly Taylor, Apple Valley, Minn.; a sister, Dorothy
Newman, Lawrence; and four grandchildren.
H. Gordon Gray
Memorial services for H. Gordon Gray, 86, Mission, were held Dec. 23,
1997. He died Dec. 21.
Mr. Gray was the freshman basketball coach at KU under Forrest "Phog"
Allen. He attended KU and participated in both the basketball and track
from 1933 to 1935, lettering in both sports. A student of James Naismith,
he was a starting guard for three years on a team coached by Allen. He
was also the Big Six Conference pole-vaulting champion. As an undergraduate,
he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Owl Society and served as President
of the "K" Club.
While pursuing his graduate degree at KU, he was called to active duty
during World War II and served as a major in the Army Air Corps. He returned
to KU after the war to continue working on his graduate degree.
Mr. Gordon is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Gray; a daughter, Diana
Gray Ormsby, Overland Park; a son, Gary Gordon Gray, Anderson, S.C.; three
brothers; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Edwin E. Gibbs
Services for Edwin E. Gibbs, 78, Lawrence, were held Dec. 22, 1997.
He died Dec. 20.
Mr. Gibbs worked in the carpentry shop for KU until his retirement
in 1983. Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Clayton, Fort Worth, Tex.;
two daughters, Starlyn Atwell, DeSoto, and Mary Payne, Burbank, Calif.;
two sons, Edwin, Fort Scott, and Max Atwell, DeSoto; 10 grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.
Clifford Stephen Griffin
Private services for Clifford Stephen Griffin, 68, Lawrence, were held
Dec. 30, 1997. He died Dec. 27.
Mr. Griffin, was a professor of American history at KU from 1959 to
1996. His primary field was American intellectual history.
In addition to the standard survey course on American history, he taught
courses and seminars on American cultural and intellectual history and
the history of American radicalism and reform.
He won a number of teaching awards.
Mr. Griffin was the author of three books: Their Brothers' Keepers:
Moral Stewardship in the United States, 1800-1865, The Ferment of Reform,
1830-1860 and The University of Kansas: A History. The third book is the
only scholarly and comprehensive history of KU during its first century.
Mr. Griffin also wrote a number of articles and book reviews in scholarly
His first book was chosen for inclusion in the White House library
during the Kennedy administration.
In the introduction to his history of KU, Mr. Griffin remarked: "Still
vague in nature, still arguing that nature intramurally and extramurally,
still satisfying many of society's needs, still both a creator and a creation
of that society, the modern University is so different from the early University
because it resembles its forebear so much. Within that apparent paradox
lies the institution's history."
Survivors include his wife, Mary F. Carson, Lawrence; a son, Stephen,
Metairie, La.; two daughters, Anne Griffin, Boston, and Angela Griffin,
Lawrence; a sister, Nancy Bell, Hendersonville, N.C.; and a granddaughter.
Donald Eugene Reed Sr.
Graveside services for Donald Eugene Reed Sr., 61, Lawrence, were held
Dec. 8, 1997. He died Dec. 4.
Mr. Reed worked at KU as a landscaper with facilities maintenance from
July 1985 to December 1997.
Survivors include his wife, Nina Ruth Hogan; two daughters, Judy Tucker,
Junction City, and Nina Cobb, Billings, Mont.; five sons, Jerry Jones,
Phoenix, and Richard Jones, Monty Jones, Edward Reed and Donald Reed Jr.,
all of Lawrence; three brothers, Delbert and Raymond, Lawrence, and George,
Burnett, Mo.; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services for Victor Papanek, 72, Lawrence, were held Jan. 17. He died
Mr. Papanek came to KU in 1981 as J.L. Constant distinguished professor
of architecture and urban design. He studied under Frank Lloyd Wright and
taught at many institutions besides KU, including the Ontario College of
Art, Toronto, and the Royal Academy of Architecture, Copenhagen, Den-mark.
He was noted for his advocacy of socially responsible designs of products,
tools and other objects.
Mr. Papanek created product designs for such organizations as the United
Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the World
He wrote eight books on design, including Design for the Real World:
Human Ecology and Social Change, which has been translated into more than
20 languages since it was published in 1970, and, most recently, The Green
Imperative: Natural Design for the Real World, published in 1996.
He received many awards, including a distinguished designer fellowship
from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988 and the IKEA Foundation
International Award, which came with the citation, "He has developed and
practiced a philosophy the credo of which has been: design in the service
Survivors include his former wife, Harlanne Herdman; and two daughters,
Nicolette Papanek of Johnson County and Jennifer Satu Papanek, Decatur,
Glenn E. Cunningham
Services for Glen E. Cunningham, 49, Lawrence, were held Dec. 29, 1997.
He died Dec. 25. Mr. Cunningham worked at KU in the student housing department
starting in 1973.
Survivors include his wife, Judy A. Barnes, Lawrence; his mother, Betty
Jo Cramer, Lawrence; a daughter, Tina Ann Warner, Lawrence; a brother,
Jerry, Lawrence; three sisters, Linda Cunningham, Lea Ann Martin and Karen
L. Long, all of Lawrence; and two grandsons.
Ruth E. Vance
Services for Ruth E. Vance were held Dec. 29, 1997. She died Dec. 25.
Mrs. Vance worked as an accountant in the business office at KU until
her retirement in 1978. . Survivors include a son, Fred Vance, Topeka;
a brother, Kenneth Robinson, Pinehurst, Idaho; a sister, Violet Russell,
Neodesha; two granddaughters and five great-grandchildren.
Kenneth Willard Evinger
No services were held for Kenneth Willard Evinger, 62, Lawrence, who
died Dec. 8, 1997.
Mr. Evinger worked in the student housing maintenance department from
October 1970 through December 1997.
Betty Ilene Larson
Services for Mrs. Betty Ilene Larson, 72, Lawrence, were Feb. 6. She
died Feb. 3.
Mrs. Larson worked in the registrar's office in 1959 and as a clerk
typist for KU in academic and professional programs from 1978 to 1985.
Survivors include three sons, John Benham III, Cincinnati, Ohio; James
Benham, Charlotte, N.C.; and Timothy Larson, Lawrence; and a daughter Julie
Edward LeRoy McKelvey
Services for Mr. Edward LeRoy McKelvey, 60, Lawrence, were Feb. 13.
He died Feb. 9.
Mr. McKelvey worked at KU from 1977 to 1994 as a service assistant
in food services, with the last two years at the Lenoir D. Ekdahl Dining
Survivors include his wife Christine Marie Carter, of the home and
a son, Dale, Lawrence.
Richard A. "Dick" Barber, 86, Lawrence, died Feb. 24.
Mr. Barber graduated from KU's law school in 1934 and eventually taught
law classes at KU. He established the Richard A. Barber Scholarship Fund
and received the Fred Ellsworth Medallion, the highest award given by the
university's alumni association. He also was named Distinguished Alumnus
by the KU law school in 1988.
Survivors include his wife, Jane Veatch Murray, of the home; a stepson,
Tom Murray, Lawrence; a stepdaughter, Stephanie Murray, Lawrence; and two
Laura Lee Richardson
Services for Laura Lee Richardson, 88, Lawrence, were held Feb. 20.
She died Feb. 16.
Mrs. Richardson worked as a receptionist at the KU Endowment Association
and as a housemother for Pi Beta Phi sorority.
Survivors include a son, Richard Warren Richardson, Columbus, Ohio;
five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Verda Geneva Molby
Services for Verda Geneva Molby, 91, Lawrence, were held Feb. 24. She
died Feb. 21.
Mrs. Molby worked for KU as a head cook from 1959 to 1964.
Survivors include four sons, Clifford D. Hamill and Frank W. Molby,
both of Lawrence, Robert C. Molby, Omaha, Neb., and Eugene G. Molby, Ulysses;
two daughters, Ilah Jane Miller, Lawrence, and Maretta James, Topeka; six
grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
John Stephenson McKnown
A memorial service for John Stephenson McKnown, 82, Stockholm, Sweden,
will be at 1 p.m. March 14 at Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont
St. He died Feb. 17.
Mr. McKnown was KU dean of engineering and architecture from 1957 to
1965. After retiring, he was named the Alfred P. Learned distinguished
professor of civil engineering.
Survivors include Eva Fernqvist of the home; two sons, Robert, Seattle,
and Mark, Portland, Ore.; a daughter, Cynthia Maloney; and two granddaughters.
Larry D. Schmidtberger
Services for Larry D. Schmidtberger, 58, Silver Lake, were March 4.
He died March 1.
Mr. Schmidtberger was a business manager for KU at the Kansas and Burge
unions for 31 years. He retired in November.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnne Cunningham, of the home; two daughters,
Deanne Brent, Silver Lake, and Kimberly Anne Robke, DuBois, Neb.; his mother,
Luetta M. Wiedeman, Russell; and four grandchildren.
Brice Allen Sr.
Services for Brice "Tiny" Allen Sr., 75, Lawrence, were March 3. He
died Feb. 27.
Mr. Allen was a custodial worker for the KU housing department from
1974 to 1984.
Survivors include his wife, M. Ellen Mason, of the home; two daughters,
Nancy Taylor, Lawrence, and Kandie Koehler, Baldwin; two sons, Roy and
Sonny, Lawrence; a stepdaughter, Carol Lehner, Wichita; 12 grandchildren;
eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Jehoiada H. Jeffery
Services for Jehoiada H. "Jeff" Jeffery, 83, Eudora, were March 2. He
died Feb. 27.
Mr. Jeffery was a maintenance carpenter and worked for KU in the facilities
operations department for six years before he retired in 1979.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth M. Darlrymple, of the home; two daughters,
Julia Demott and Mary Neis, Eudora; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
William R. Dennis Jr.
Services for William R. Dennis Jr., 85, Raymore, Mo., were held Feb.
21. He died Feb. 16.
Mr. Dennis worked for the KU Police Department as a patrolman from
1964 to 1973.
Survivors include his second wife, Edith E. Harmon, of the home; three
daughters, Dee Ann Boucher, Kansas City, Mo., Katherine Donatelli, Wescoeville,
Pa., and Dana Sue Buchholz, Moorhead, Minn.; two sons, Timothy, Overland
Park, and Marcus Harmon, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and six
Donna Louise King Stegall
Services for Donna Louise King Stegall, 49, Lawrence, were held March
23. She died March 13.
Ms. Stegall worked as a secretary for the Department of Communication
Studies until taking a leave of absence in November 1997. She also worked
as a secretary in the Russian and East European Studies center beginning
Survivors include two sons, Cary Stegall, Lawrence, and Seth Stegall,
Fort Hood, Texas; a daughter, Megan Stegall, Lawrence; a stepdaughter,
Ashley LeGrand, Topeka; and two grandchildren.
V. Keith Barnhart Sr.
Services for V. Keith Barnhart Sr., 63, Lawrence, were held March 26.
He died March 22.
Mr. Barnhart was a safety and security officer at the Spencer Museum
of Art until his retirement in 1995. Before that, he worked 17 years in
the KU police department.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Blechel, of the home; a daughter,
Kathleen Robb of Lawrence; and two sons, Vernon Jr., Perry, and Dewey Wes.
James L. Postma
Services for James L. Postma, 82, Lawrence, were April 22. He died
April 18. Mr. Postma was an adjunct professor in law and business schools
in the 1950s.
He also served on the Lawrence City Council, and he helped establish
the Douglas County Legal Aid Society.
Survivors include his wife, Sally, of the home; a daughter, Rosalea
Carttar, Lawrence; two brothers, Robert and Virgil, Washington state; and
Services for Russel Sehon, 79, Olathe, were April 15. He died April
11. A 1949 KU graduate, Mr. Sehon worked as an assistant trainer to Dean
Nesmith and was KU's baseball coach in 1947 and 1948.
He also played professional baseball and was a baseball scout for 37
years. Survivors include three sons, Ben, Lake Placid, N.Y.; Scott, Brunswick,
Maine, and Clark, Olathe; a sister, Elaine Sehon Taylor, Lawrence; and
Mary Chappell Foose
Services for Mary Belle Chappell Foose, 91, Kansas City, Kan., were
April 14. She died April 10.
Mrs. Foose was house mother for Theta Tau fraternity from 1964 to 1967.
Survivors include her husband, Dale, of the home; a son, Thomas J.
Chappell, Overland Park; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.
Beatrice M. Lins
Services for Beatrice M. Lins, 94, Spring Green, Wis., were April 7.
She died April 4.
Dr. Lins practiced medicine at KU Student Health Services.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Kenneth John Michael Urbanski, 51, Atlantic Beach, Fla., died May 3.
No services are planned.
He taught English at KU after earning postgraduate degrees at KU in
the early 1970s.
He is survived by his wife, Verna.
Dane G. Bales Jr.
Services for Dane G. Bales Jr., 50, Logan, were held May 6. He died
May 3. He was the son of KU benefactors Dane and Polly Bales. The Bales
family gave $1 million toward the Bales Recital Hall.
Services for Dr. E.C. Altenbernd, 72, Eudora, were held May 28. He died
He was an associate professor of medicine at the KU Medical Center.
Survivors include two daughters, Anne Wayne of Desoto, and Karen Parks
of Gilbert, Ariz.; two sons, David of Eudora and Mark of Belton, Mo., a
sister and two grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Martin Luther Home for Physically and Mentally Handicapped Children Inc.,
David Breed Beard
Services for David Breed Beard, 75, Portland, Maine, were May 16. He
died Jan. 21 after a long illness.
A physicist who earned a doctorate at Cornell University, Mr. Beard
taught at Catholic University of America, the University of Connecticut
and the University of California at Davis before coming to KU in 1964.
He also worked as a staff scientist for Lockheed Aircraft Corp. and was
a consultant to the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission, Goddard Space Flight
Center in Maryland and Sandia Corp. During his tenure at KU, he was a Fulbright
Senior Research Scholar and a Guggenheim Fellow at Imperial College in
London. He was chairman of the KU department of physics and astronomy from
1964 to 1977. He was named university distinguished professor of physics
in 1977. He retired in 1987.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters.
Adah M. Fish
Services for Adah M. Fish, 83, Wellsville, will be held this month.
She died May 23.
She was a housekeeper at Lewis Hall at KU.
Survivors include six daughters, Karen Kasson of Lawrence; Darlene
Allen of Hermitage, Mo.; Shirley Atchison of Topeka; Sharon Munsch of Uncasville,
Conn.; Donna Crooks of Muskogee, Okla.; and Linda Wickum of Scottsdale,
Ariz.; a son, Gary of Hermitage, Mo., 29 grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren,
51 great-grandchildren, six step great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren
and two step great-great-grandchildren.
Robert J. Hafferkamp
Services for Robert J. Hafferkamp, 58, Lawrence, were May 8. He died
May 5. A Vietnam veteran, Mr. Hafferkamp worked in KU's maintenance department
for 10 years.
Survivors include a sister, Hazel Ashcraft of Lawrence, and a brother.
Leona Elaine Masten
Services for Leona Elaine Masten, 79, Lawrence, were held May 11. She
died May 7.
She was a housemother for Sigma NU fraternity at KU and served as a
docent at the Spencer Museum of Art.
Survivors include two daughters, Marceline Masten of Lawrence and Elaine
Brockmeier of Belton, Mo.; a son; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church in
Stafford, Larabee Library or the Stafford County Historical Society.
Services for Arthur Hook, 92, Lawrence, were May 12 in Ottawa. He died
May 7 at home.
A farmer, Mr. Hook was a custodian at KU before retiring in 1971.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth, of Hutchinson; a daughter, Barbara
Cater of Lawrence; three sons, two step-daughters, 22 grandchildren and
33 great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas
County Visiting Nurses Association.
J. Thomas Brown
Services for J. Thomas Brown, 48, Terre Haute, Ind., were held on June
25. He died June 20.
He worked for the KU history department and for KU Archives from 1978
He is survived by his wife, Dixie Blubaugh Brown, of the home; his
mother, Marjorie Brown of Huntington Beach, Calif.; his father and stepmother,
Edgar and Elaine Brown of Selinsgrove, Pa.; and two daughters, Alison and
Valerie of Terre Haute, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Society of America
and the Memorial United Methodist Church of Terre Haute.
James Edgar Dykes
James Edgar Dykes, 78, of Panama City Beach, Fla., died June 12.
He was head of the advertising sequence at KU's William Allen White
School of Journalism from 1953 to 1973.
Survivors include two sons, Steven of Brookline, Mass., and Michael,
Shreveport, La.; two brothers, Downer of Lawrence and Charles of Tallahassee;
and one grandchild.
Richard Burgess Garrett
Private services were held for Richard Burgess Garrett, 89, Lawrence,
on June 6. He died June 3.
He was an assistant professor of architecture at KU from 1949 until
he retired in 1973.
He is survived by his wife, Helen, of the home; two daughters, Linda
Wright of Baldwin and Nina Haught of Emporia; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Baker University, First United
Methodist Church of Lawrence or the KU Endowment Association.
Karen Lee Jackson
Services for Karen Lee Jackson, 56, Lawrence, were held June 30. She
died June 20.
A registered medical technologist, she had worked at the KU Medical
Center. Survivors include her husband, James, of the home; two sons, Derek
of Roeland Park and Chad of Lenexa; a daughter, Kylie Jackson of Niles,
Ohio; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the KU Endowment Association.
Adelia M. Lee
Services for Adelia M. Lee, 93, Lawrence, were held June 25. She died
She was a resident custodian at KU's Corbin Hall from 1932 to 1972.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Jean Carpenter, of the home; three
sisters, Thelma Wilkerson, Vauleda Frazier and Lolene Henrie, all of Topeka;
five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Douglas County Visiting Nurses
Association or Hospice Care of Douglas County.
Ronald L. Martin
Services for Dr. Ronald Lawrence Martin, 53, were held June 13 in Wichita.
He died June 10.
He was professor of psychiatry and chair of the psychiatry and behavioral
sciences department at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita. He joined the
KU School of Medicine in Kansas City, Kan., in 1980, moving to the Wichita
campus as department chair in 1988.
He was a visiting faculty member at the Center on Aging at the KU Medical
Center and a visiting professor at KU's Department of Family and Community
Medicine in Wichita.
Survivors include his wife, Kate; sons, Phillip and Erik, both of the
home; and his sister, Elinor Rowan of Parma, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the School of Medicine or Calvary
United Methodist Church in Wichita.
Weilo Regnier Ward
Services for Weilo Regnier Ward, 84, Oregon, were held May 30. She died
She was a former supervisor at the Hawk's Nest in KU's Burge Union.
Survivors include two stepdaughters, Jean Worlein of Camano Island,
Wash., and Joyce McMillen, Henderson, Nev.; and a brother, Coleman Regnier,
Bonnie L. Aureli
Bonnie L. Aureli, 71, Lawrence, died July 30. She retired in 1992 from
KU Printing Services, where she had been a wrapper in the shipping department.
Her first husband, Sam V. Clark, preceded her in death. She is survived
by her second husband, John Aureli, of the home; two sons, Jerry Clark
of Eudora and Joe Clark of Shawnee; two sisters, Myrtle Judd of Paola and
Veda Edmonds of Horton, Mo.; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Mary Evans "Betsy" Elder
Mary Evans "Betsy" Elder, Kansas City, Kan., died July 22. A retired
teacher, she had been a housemother at KU's Sigma Chi fraternity. She is
survived by her daughters, Wendy Elder and Kim Orgeron, both of Dallas;
a sister, Dorothy Roberts, Jermyn, Pa.; and a grandson. Memorials may be
made to the Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church Library Fund or the Los Alamos,
N.M., Historical Society.
Flora Chiarappa Silini
Services for Flora Chiarappa Silini, 75, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m.,
Aug. 27 at First Southern Baptist Church. She died July 27. A KU professor
emerita of music and dance, she presented workshops on her method of teaching
piano to the mentally and physically challenged. Her book, "Experiencing
Music with the Piano," is used as a piano textbook throughout the country.
She also received the Mortar Board Teaching Award for outstanding educator
from KU's Torch Chapter. She is survived by a son, Robert Silipigni, Lawrence;
and a brother, Elmer Chiarappa, Middlefield, Conn. Memorials may be made
to the American Diabetes Association.
Philip L. Henderson
Philip L. Henderson, 87, Lawrence, died July 12. An art teacher, he
taught in Iowa and Mexico before coming to KU in 1953. He retired in 1980
as an associate professor of commercial art. Memorials may be made to the
Lawrence Humane Society.
Public memorial services for Helene Germain-Simoes, 46, Lawrence, will
be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 27 at Ecumenical Christian Ministries,
1204 Oread Ave., Lawrence. She died August 18.
She was an instructor in French at KU from 1990 to 1996.
She is survived by her husband, Antonio R.M. Simoes; two sons, Fabio
Simoes, Lawrence, and Bruno Simoes, of the home; her parents, Yvon and
Olga Germain, Saint-Georges-sur-la Pree, France; a brother, Sylvain Germain,
Paris; two sisters, Sylvie Germain-Covey, New York, and Aline Germain-Rutherford,
Memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.
Daniel S. Ling Jr.
Daniel S. Ling Jr., 73, Spokane, Wash., died Aug. 21.
He was associate professor of physics at KU from 1948 to 1993.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Wardle Ling, in 1984.
He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Ling Stucky, Spokane; a son, David,
Upper Saddle River, N.J.; a sister, Joanne Ling Moot, Bethesda, Md.; and
Mary H.Y. Kuo
Mary H.Y. Kuo, 72, Lawrence died Sept. 10. A one-time math teacher in
China, she retired in 1995 from the Life Span Insititute at KU.
She is survived by her husband, Joseph C. Kuo, associate professor
emeritus of East Asian languages and culture; a daughter, Rose of Los Angeles;
three sons, John Lung-Sang of Chicago, Simon of Kansas City, Kan., and
David of Westwood; and a brother, Koo Xuan of Shanghai, China.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Kuo Scholarship Fund
in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.
Howard W. Smith
Howard Wesley Smith, 68, Lawrence, died Sept. 30.
He was professor emeritus of aerospace engineering, having taught at
KU from 1970 to 1995. He was associate dean of the School of Engineering
from 1974 to 1976. He also was a short course instructor for Continuing
Education from 1985 to 1994.
The co-founder and first president of KU's Phi Kappa Phi chapter, he
was the author of 13 books and more than 130 technical reports and research
articles and he held two patents.
In addition, he was a KU track and field official from 1971 to 1995.
He is survived by his wife, Esther, of the home; six sons, Nick of
Wichita, Mike of Hutchinson, Anthony of Killeen, Texas, Geoffrey of Shawnee,
and James and Andrew, both of Lawrence; a daughter, Elizabeth Smith-Morse
of Lawrence; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Audio-Reader.
Rosita L. Hilliard
Rosita L. Hilliard, 70, Ottawa, died Sept. 25.
She was a secretary in the department of physics and astronomy.
Survivors include a son, Gene A. Hilliard Jr., Ottawa; two sisters,
Gloria M. Terrill, Ottawa, and Lillian Noonan, Pittsburgh; and two brothers,
C.E. Portas Jr., San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and Eugene P. Portas, St.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Baptist Church of Ottawa
or the Franklin County Cancer Foundation Inc.
Dudley S. Quinton
Dudley Saul Quinton, 68, Lawrence, died Sept. 26.
He was a general maintenance repair technician for Facilities Operations
between 1969 and 1986.
Survivors include two brothers, Russell E. Inyard and Frederick M.
Inyard, both of Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Regular Missionary Baptist
William J. Bell
William J. Bell, 55, McLouth, died Oct. 17.
A professor of entomology at KU, Bell joined the KU faculty in 1970
and became a full professor in 1976. He served as associate dean of research
administration from 1974 to 1976 and as chair of the entomology department
from 1987 to1993.
He served on review panels for the National Science Foundation and
the U.S. Department of Agriculture, receiving the 1986 Olin Petefish Award
for Research Accomplishments in Basic Sciences.
He was editor of the Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society from
1982 to 1984, Environmental Entomology from 1984 to 1987, and the Journal
of Insect Behavior from 1988 to 1996.
He was the author of more than 100 research and review articles. He
wrote two books and edited four books on insect biology, orientation behavior
and chemical ecology.
His research was continually funded by the National Science Foundation
(nine grants), the National Institutes of Health (three grants), the USDA
and several private foundations.
Survivors include a son, Calder Bell of Yachats, Ore.; his parents,
William and May Bell, Melbourne, Fla.; a sister, June Little, Mission Viejo,
Calif.; and his former wife, Claire, of Eugene, Ore.
John Anthony Burzle
A memorial service for John Anthony "Toni" Burzle, 90, Lawrence, will
be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Max Kade Center for German-American
Studies (Sudler House) at KU. Burzle died Sept. 23.
He came to KU in 1945 and was chairman of the German department from
He also served as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences and director of the Office of Foreign Study.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Muriel, in 1997.
Memorial contributions may be made to the J.A. Burzle Fellowship Fund
in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence, and the KU Endowment Association.
Roy J. Leonard
Roy J. Leonard, 69, Lawrence, died Oct. 11.
He was a professor of civil engineering from 1966 to 1995.
Survivors include his wife, Edythe Gilmore; a son, Robert, Kansas City,
Mo.; a daughter, Constance, Los Angeles; stepdaughters, Karen Zuther, Bellevue,
Wash., and Margaret Hardiman, Dallas; a brother, Ronald, Ann Arbor, Mich.;
a sister, Sandra DeWoody, Clay, N.Y.; and five grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society.
Gerald L. Smith
Gerald L. Smith, 86, Lecompton, died Oct. 10.
He worked as a police officer for KU for 16 years until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife, Verna V. Kahle, of the home; a daughter,
Sharon Bufford, Wilsey; a son, Dale, Lawrence; two stepdaughters, Janice
Hifling, Mount Hope, and VeNora Dark, Lecompton; six grandchildren; five
stepgrandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Douglas County,
the Visiting Nurses Association of Douglas County or the Lecompton United
Albert D. Salisbury
Albert D. Salisbury, 98, Lawrence, died Oct. 11.
He worked as a chemistry storeroom technician at KU for 44 years and
retired in 1970.
Survivors include three daughters, Janice James, Aurora, Colo., Eloise
Caldwell and Phyllis Traylor, both of Lawrence; a brother, Edward, of Lawrence;
a sister, Catherine Gordon, Chicago; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren
and five great-great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ninth Street Baptist Church.
Barbara Benton Wescoe
Services for Barbara Benton Wescoe, 75, wife of KU's tenth chancellor,
W. Clarke Wescoe, will be held at 1 p.m. Nov. 14 at Green Lake Bible Camp
Chapel in Spicer, Minn. She died Nov. 2 at home.
She was a member of KU's Class of 1944 and the Pi Beta Phi sorority.
She was an active supporter of the Spencer Museum of Art and provided support
to the arts at KU through the Barbara Benton Wescoe Fund at the KU Endowment
She formed a fund-raising committee in 1965 that evolved into the current
800-member Friends of the Art Museum organization. She and her husband
also donated a 15th century Buddhist sculpture to the museum in 1991 as
well as the Tai Chi sculpture on the Green Hall lawn.
The museum formally recognized her contributions in 1990. KU awarded
her the Fred Ellsworth Medallion in 1986 for significant service to the
university. She was a life member of the Alumni Association and the Chancellor's
Club, an organization for major donors to the university.
She married W. Clarke Wescoe, who was chancellor from 1960 to 1969,
in 1944. He survives at their home in Spicer, Minn. Other survivors include
a daughter, Barbara Porto of Leawood; two sons, William Jr. of Plymouth,
Minn., and David of Mequon, Wis.; and five grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Barbara
Benton Wescoe Fund at the KU Endowment Association.
June B. Miller
June B. Miller, 81, Olathe, died Oct. 12.
A teacher of the deaf for handicapped children and youth, she joined
the KU faculty in 1949 and served until her retirement in 1983.
She was the Carolyn Doughty/Margaret Kemp distinguished professor and
the original chair of the hearing and speech department at KU Medical Center.
She was department chair for more than 30 years and was heavily involved
in the Hartley Family Center, a preschool for deaf children at the medical
center. She is survived by many cousins.
Memorial contributions may be made to the June B. Miller Scholarship
Fund at the KU Medical Center.
Alan H. Kamb
Alan H. Kamb, 63, Lawrence, died Oct. 25.
A 1962 KU graduate, he was assistant curator for the Museum of Invertebrate
Paleontology at KU for 36 years. He was a founding member of the Kansas
He is survived by his former wife, Audrey J.; a son, Steve, Wichita;
three daughters, Beverly Downing, Cross Timbers, Mo., Janice Griffin, Lawrence,
and Valerie Kamb, Mission; and two grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alan H. Kamb Scholarship
Grant through the Kansas Herpetological Society, Douglas County Visiting
Nurses Association or Hospice Care in Douglas County.
Allan O. Woolard
Allan O. Woolard, 87, Lawrence, died Oct. 21.
A longtime high school football coach, he was an assistant football
coach and recruiting ambassador at KU between 1979 and 1988.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; a son, Mickey, Lawrence; and two
Memorial contributions may be made to the Al Woolard Memorial Scholarship
at Lawrence High School or to the First United Methodist Church Youth Program.
Harriett Howland, 84, Troy, died Oct. 26.
A cook by trade, she also was a sorority and fraternity housemother
at KU. She was preceded in death by her husband and two daughters.
She is survived by a daughter, Annette Marriott, Troy; two sons, John,
Lawrence, and Clarence, Emporia; two sisters, Marianna Kerns, St. Joseph,
Mo., and Jean Kellner, Stone Mountain, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Moray Cemetery in care of Harman-Rohde
Funeral Home, Troy.
Gladys E. Roe
Gladys E. Roe, 93, Baldwin, died Oct. 27.
She worked in food service at KU in the 1960s.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E., and a son.
Malinda C. Hood
Malinda Clara Hood, 73, Lawrence, died Oct. 14.
She worked at the Kansas Union.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Leon and Larry.
She is survived by two sons, Kenneth, Spring Valley, Calif., and Terry,
Hawaii; three daughters, Sandra Elston and Donna Thomas, both of Lawrence,
and Cheryl Wilson, Vinland; two sisters, Minnie Stroede, Ellsworth, and
Ella Zelenka, Warner, Okla.; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
William L. Kelly
William L. Kelly, 78, died Nov. 3.
A 1963 KU graduate, he later became the associate dean of educational
services and retired from KU in 1987.
Kelly was the longtime conductor of the Lawrence City Band, and the
South Park gazebo bandstand was named the William L. Kelly Bandstand in
his honor in 1988. Under his direction, the band earned the Sudler Scroll,
the nation's most prestigious award for city bands. He retired as conductor
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen, in 1960.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann, of the home; a son, Bill,
Lawrence; three daughters: Kathy Scannell, Topeka; Mary Jo Shipley, Olathe;
and Susan Bracciano, St. Joseph, Mo.; a sister, Mary Squire, St. Louis;
and 11 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kelly Scholarship Fund at
the KU Endowment Association or the Kelly Scholarship Fund at the Plymouth
Former Kansas first lady Virginia Docking, 96, died Nov. 6.
She was the matriarch of a powerful Kansas political family and a longtime
KU supporter. She was a trustee of the William Allen White School of Journalism
and a governor of the School of Religion. In 1994, on her 93rd birthday,
she received the Chancellor's Award for meritorious service.
Her husband, the late George Docking, served as governor from 1957
to 1961. Their son, the late Robert Docking, also was a governor of Kansas,
serving from 1967 to 1975. Their grandson, Thomas R. Docking, was lieutenant
governor from 1983 to 1987.
Lonn C. Beaudry
Lonn C. Beaudry, 45, Kansas City, Mo., died Oct. 28.
An associate professor of design, he joined the KU faculty in 1986.
A Fulbright Scholarship winner, he was a finalist for the HOPE (Honor for
Outstanding Progressive Educator) Award for excellence in teaching in 1989.
He is survived by his companion of 19 years, Roger Beard, of the home;
a sister, Pamela Walker, Bath, Pa.; and four nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Redemptorist Church, 3333
Broadway, Kansas City, Mo.
Juanita M. Brown
Juanita M. Fox Brown, 77, Lawrence, died Nov. 8.
She worked in the KU registrar's office and for the KU Endowment Association
in the 1950s and 1960s.
She was preceded in death by two husbands, Dillard Fox in 1965 and
C.O. "Buzz" Brown in 1967, and a son, Bob Fox, in 1991. Survivors include
a daughter, Carol "Jeanne" Patterson, Lawrence; and two grandchildren.
John William Chotlos
John William Chotlos, 87, Topeka, died Nov. 24 (1998). A board certified
clinical psychologist, he was a professor of psychology at KU and the chief
of research at the Veterans Administration hospital in Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred Ferguson. He is
survived by his wife, Roberta Badsky, of the home; a son, Bay, of Indianapolis;
two daughters, Donna Adele Miller, of Topeka, and Pamela Jane Jacob, of
Lawrence; four sisters, Della Steibly, Mary Billen and Betty Mondak, all
of Sharon, Pa., and Sylvia Felton, of Salem, Ohio; and a brother, Irvine,
of Newark, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Topeka Rescue Mission or
Marietta College, Marietta, Ohio.
Darwin William Daicoff
Darwin William Daicoff, 69, died Nov. 16 (1998). He was a professor
emeritus at KU and taught in the departments of economics and public administration
for 34 years. He was also the director of the Institute for Economic and
He was the first chief economist and director of the Kansas Office
of Economic Analysis, and for years played a major role in the formation
of state economic policy. He was also a consultant for other state and
local governments, the federal government and foreign governments.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret, of Lawrence; three daughters,
Cathy Daicoff, of Ridgewood, N.J., Julie Daicoff, of Olathe, and Susan
Mango, of Portland, Me.; and three grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Habitat for Humanity.
Katharyn Jean Eads
Katharyn Jean Eads, 76, Lawrence, died Dec. 4 (1998).
She was a housekeeper at KU Endowment Association for 10 years.
Survivors include three brothers, Kendrick and Norman Gibler, both
of Lawrence, and Dale Gibler, of Hawaii; and a sister, Elaine Jones, of
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society.
Patsy W. Hamm, 66, Lawrence, died Nov. 21 (1998). She worked in the
KU admissions office.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Norman Hamm, in 1990. Survivors
include a son, Michael Price, of Monroe, Wis.; two daughters, Marcia Smart
and Vicky McAlister, both of Lawrence; three sisters, Vergie Emenhiser,
of Lansing, Mich., Vercie Dickens, of Jackson, Tenn., and Nell Otto, of
Summerville, Tenn.; a companion, Calvin Holladay; seven grandchildren and
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or
Hospice of Douglas County.
David E. Hubbel
David E. Hubbel, 60, Dewey, Ariz., died Nov. 25 (1998). He worked for
the KU maintenance department.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Arce, of the home; a daughter, Lavana
Smith, of Centropolis; two sons, David and Daniel, both of Baldwin City;
and a brother, Ralph, of Longmont, Colo.
Frances Louise Longhofer, 77, Lawrence, died Nov. 22 (1998). A KU graduate,
she worked as a secretary in the psychology department and for the dean
of men and dean of education services from 1970 until she retired in 1986.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Rinkenbaugh,
in 1956. She married Leland Longhofer in 1962. Survivors include three
daughters, Dianne Throop, of Lawrence, Karen Jones, of Clarksville, Tenn.,
and Mary Longhofer, of Portland, Me.; a son, John Rinkenbaugh, of Kansas
City, Mo.; a brother, Robert J. Walters, of Lawrence; and a sister, Virginia
Hendon, of Birmingham, Ala.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses
Frank Samuel Pinet
A memorial reception for Frank Samuel Pinet, 78, Lawrence, will be at
2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 (1998), at the Adams Alumni Center. It follows
a private memorial service at the Danforth Chapel on the KU campus. He
died Nov. 25.
He was professor emeritus of business and held the Telecomm-unications
Industry Distinguished Teaching professorship, established in his honor,
until his retirement. A KU graduate, he was the associate dean of the School
of Business and its director of executive development programs. In 1955,
he organized the state's first executive education/development program,
which became a model for the industry.
In 1982, he received the telecommunications industry USITA Pacesetter
Award. He also received the Standard Oil Foundation award for outstanding
teaching, the Henry A. Bubb award for outstanding teaching in the School
of Business and the 1980 Mortar Board Educator Award.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Winifred Meyer, in 1995. Survivors
include his son, Christopher P., of Bozeman, Mont.; four daughters, Nancy
P. Tilford, of Portland, Ore., Rosemary P. Hartner, of Vista, Calif., Winifred
S. Pinet, of Grosse Point, Mich., and C. Michele Pinet, of Arlington, Mass.;
and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
KU School of Business Endowment or the Spencer Museum of Art.
Alton C. Pippert
Alton C. Pippert, 90, Lawrence, died Nov. 27 (1998). He was a supervisor
in the KU building and grounds department for 21 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys Marie Ford, in 1990. Survivors
include two daughters, Bonnie M. Taylor and Barbara K Pippert, both of
Lawrence; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care of Douglas County.
Vance Roberts, 85, Lawrence, died Nov. 21 (1998). She was a dormitory
manager for KU's housing department from 1966 until she retired in 1983.
An associate member of the KU Alumni Association and a member of the KU
Housemothers Association, she was an original officer and charter member
of the Old West Lawrence Association.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thorold, in 1957. Survivors
include a daughter, Clenece Roberts Hills, of Lawrence; three sons, Thorold
"Tod," of Sarasota, Fla., Bruce, of Lawrence and Bryson, of Kansas City,
Kan.; a brother, Samuel McClymonds, of Wichita; nine grandchildren and
Memorial contributions may be made, on behalf of Old West Lawrence
Association, to the Douglas County Historial Society, in care of Watkins
Community Museum of History, Lawrence.
Mabel Priscilla Martin Rexrode Wofford, 84, died Dec. 3 (1998) in Pomona,
Calif. She worked for KU during World War II.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Roland Rexrode, in
1934. She married George Wofford in 1938. Survivors include three daughters,
Dorothy Rexrode Kirk, of Lawrence, Laurel Wofford King, of Red Bluff, Calif.,
and Eloise Wofford Rook, of Pomona; a sister, Dorothy Bigsby, of Lawrence;
a brother, Aubrey Martin, of Pinellas Park, Fla.; six grandchildren, 13
great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.
Jon S. Vincent
Services for Jon Stephen Vincent, 61, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday,
April 11 (1999), at Ecumenical Christian Ministries in Lawrence.
He died March 9.
He was a professor of Portuguese and Spanish at KU, joining the faculty
in 1967. He held numerous positions within the Portuguese and Spanish department
and the Center of Latin American Studies. He was the author of two books
and numerous articles. He served on the Governor's Commission on the Columbus
Quincentennial. He earned his bachelor's and doctoral degrees from the
University of New Mexico. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a Portuguese instructor
at the University of New Mexico's Peace Corps Training Center for Latin
He is survived by his wife, Maria of the home; a daughter, Tanya Vincent
of Shawnee; a son, Sean of Boise, Idaho; his stepmother, Peggy Vincent
of Broomfield, Colo.; two brothers, Gary of Denver and David of Woodland
Park, Colo.; a sister, Vicki Vincent of Burbank, Calif.; and a grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Joyce E. Jeltz
Joyce E. Jeltz, 68, Lawrence, died March 9 (1999).
She was the office supervisor for the KU Office of Admissions for 23
years before retiring in 1992. She was a member and treasurer of the Black
Faculty and Staff Club.
She was preceded in death by a son, William N. "Butch." She is survived
by her husband, William N. of the home; a son, Larry of Thornton, Colo.;
a sister, Marilyn Wright of Victorville, Calif.; three grandchildren and
Memorial contributions may be made to the Joyce E. Jeltz Black Faculty
and Staff Club Scholarship Fund in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary,
I. Carter Anderson, 90, Lawrence, died Dec. 8 (1998). He worked in KU's
Facilities Operations department. He was preceded in death by his first
wife, Opal, in 1960, and his second wife, Thelma, in 1987. Survivors include
his wife Lois; a son, Loren of Overbrook; three stepsons, Tony Johnson
of Hondo, Texas, Keith Johnson of Kansas City , Kan., and Kenneth Johnson
of Lawrence; four daughters, Barbara Coggburn, Jane Schwartz and Louise
Wintermantel, all of Baldwin City, and Glenna Jones of Lawrence; a foster
daughter, Nodjya Raab of Los Angeles; 13 grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren,
14 great-grandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial contributions
may be made to Clinton Presbyterian Church for repairs.
Vera L. Burgess
Vera Louise Burgess, 73, Lawence, died Jan. 9 (1999). A foster
parent to about 100 children, she was a nursery school teacher at KU. Survivors
include her husband, William "Bill," of the home; three sons, Ted and Dennis
of Lawrence and Toby of the home; two daughters, Janice Burgess of Sterling,
Ill., and Johanna McLees of Kansas City, Mo.; two brothers, Dick Durbin
of Overland Park and Bob Durbin of Hemet, Calif.; and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to West Side Presbyterian Church in
Lawrence or the American Cancer Society.
Mattie E. Crumrine
Mattie E. Crumrine, 98, Lawrence, died Jan. 5 (1999). She taught
French at KU for 43 years before retiring in 1971. She donated her body
to KU School of Medicine.
Dorcas L. Stoffer
Dorcas L. Stoffer, 83, Lawrence, died Dec. 12 (1998). She was an administrative
assistant and insurance clerk at KU's Student Health Center before retiring
in 1983. She was preceded in death by her husband Milton in 1961 and a
son, Victor, in 1996. Survivors include a daughter, Sarah Campbell of Lawrence;
a son, David of Lawrence, and four grandchildren. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Douglas County Heart Fund or Lawrence Mermorial Hospital
Marian L. McCorkill
Marian L. McCorkill, 66, Lawrence, died Dec. 10 (1998). She was the
administrative assistant to the KU Endowment Association president for
27 years before retiring in 1997. Survivors include her husband Willis
of the home; two daughters, Laura McCorkill of Pratt and Linda McCorkill
of Lawrence; a brother, Everett Hickam of Lawrence; and a sister, Eva Cramer
of Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be made to the KU Endowment Association
or the First Baptist Church building fund.
Robert H. Kirkham
Robert H. Kirkham, 65, Kansas City, Mo., died Jan. 24 (1999).
He was a systems analyst at KU Medical Center before retiring in 1996.
Survivors include two sisters, Helen Kirkham McClure, Independence, Mo.,
and Dorothy M. Kirkham, Kansas City, Mo. The family suggests memorials
to the church's endowment fund, which may be sent to St. Matthew's Episcopal
Church, 9349 E. 65th St., Raytown, Mo. 64133.
Mary `Louise' Guntert
Mary "Louise" Guntert, 83, Lawrence, died Jan. 28 (1999). She
was director of catering at the Kansas Union and worked at the Boots Adams
Alumni Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, William, in 1974.
Survivors include two sons, Robert of Lee's Summit, Mo., and William of
DeSoto; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions
may be made to the KU Endowment Association or Plymouth Congregational
John C. Ginn
John C. Ginn, 62, Lawrence, died Feb. 9 (1999). He was the Knight
Foundation Distinguished Teaching Professor of Journalism at the William
Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He also was a
member of the board of directors of the Lied Center.
He earned his bachelor's of science in journalism from the University
of Missouri in 1959 and a master's degree in business administration, with
distinction, from Harvard University in 1972. He was a reporter and an
editor in Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Tennessee before becoming
publisher of the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail in 1974.
Survivors include his former wife, Diane Kelley Ginn of Anderson, S.C.;
three sons, John P. "Jack" of Waverly, Iowa, Mark C. of Boone, N.C., and
W. Stanfield of Emeryville, Calif.; a stepson, Kelley Seawright of Anderson,
S.C.; and three grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the
Second Century Building Fund at Plymouth Congregational Church.
Henry P. Lundsgaarde
Henry P. Lundsgaarde, 60, Lawrence, died Feb. 8 (1999). He was
a professor of anthropology at KU. He came to KU in 1972 from the University
of Houston. He received his associate's degree from Harvard University
School of Law in 1959, his bachelor's degree from Los Angeles City College
in 1961, his master's degree in anthropology from the University of California
at Santa Barbara and his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison
He received a KU Faculty Research Award, a Wenner-Gren Foundation for
Anthropological Research award and a Quest for the Best award. He is survived
by his longtime companion, Sue Mohr of the home; four sons, Peter, Overland
Park, Thorsten, Dallas, and Allan and Erik, both of Lawrence; and a grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Waldo M. Monroe
Waldo M. "Bud" Monroe, 75, Lawence, died Feb. 14 (1999). He was
a police officer for the KU Department of Public Safety for 22 years, retiring
as a lieutenant. He owned and operated a barber shop in Lawrence since
1953. Survivors include his wife, Katherine, of the home; a daughter, Walda
Monroe, Lawrence; a son, Stewart of Lawrence; a brother Leonard of Lawrence;
four sisters, Alice Frye of Lawrence, Mary Winborn of Detroit, and Levita
Roberts and Edna Clark, both of Denver; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Oscar M. Haugh
Oscar M. Haugh, 90, died May 15 (1999). He taught English at KU
from 1950 to 1979. He received the Honor for Outstanding Progressive Educator
(HOPE) Award in 1963. In the fall of 2000, the telecommunications classroom
in the renovated Joseph R. Pearson Hall will be named in his honor.
He began teaching junior high school English in 1927. While teaching,
he earned a bachelor's in education in 1931 and a master's degree in English
education in 1940 from the University of Minnesota. He served during World
War II in the Army Air Corps in the China-Burma-India theater, working
in cryptography and counterintelligence while also teaching class at the
University of Calcutta, India. After the war, he wrote 26 standardized
tests and co-authored 29 standardized tests in reading comprehension, literature,
writing skills, listening, college English placement and other areas for
grades nine through 12. He also co-authored a high school textbook series,
A member of Phi Delta Kappa for more than 50 years, he was an active
member of the KU Retirees' Club and Forum Club. He was a past president
of the Kansas Association of Teachers of English. He was KU School of Education
National Advisory Council member and on the committee to plan the Bailey
Hall centennial celebration. In 1960 and 1961, Haugh was one of the KU
professors who went to the University of Costa Rica in San Jose to set
up a program to teach teachers of English as a second language.
He was a member of the executive committee of the Kansas School of
Religion from 1955 to 1965. He was a consultant to the U.S. Office of Education
and a specialist for the U.S. Armed Forces Institute. For 23 years, he
was the head judge of the All Kansas Spelling Bee.
Survivors include his wife Rita of the home; a daughter, Rita Haugh
Oates of Coral Gables, Fla.; a son, Dan A. of Lawrence; four grandchildren;
and two nieces. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oscar Haugh Memorial,
KU Endowment Association, or to Trinity Lutheran Church in Lawrence.
Robert Maurice Still
Robert Maurice Still, 81, died May 11 (1999). A KU graduate in
architecture, he worked for KU facilities planning as an improvement analyst
until retiring in 1987. Before coming to KU, he was an architectural project
manager for the Kansas City International Airport's construction.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Anne Still, in 1949.
Survivors include his wife Melba of the home; a son, Robert Jr. of Lawrence;
a daughter, Susan Allen of Lawrence; a grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association or
Lawrence Humane Society.
Floyd G. Hudson
Floyd G. Hudson, 63, associate professor in special education, died
April 3 (1999). He joined the faculty in 1968. He received a bachelor's
degree in education in 1959 from East Central State University at Ada,
Okla.; a master's degree in psychology from Emporia State University in
1962; and a doctorate in education from KU in 1968.
At KU, he coordinated both the Learning Disabilities Training program
and the Special Education Administration Training program. He founded and
coordinated the Clinical Classroom for Learning Problems at the KU Medical
Center in Kansas City, Kan. He was a 1998 William T. Kemper Teaching Fellow
He also was a school psychologist and an elementary principal and teacher.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Ruth Moore Hudson of the home; two sons,
Rex of Centerville, and Max of Pleasanton; five sisters, Doris Welch of
Choctaw, Okla.; Leuna Studdard of Pernell, Okla.; Mary Jo Tunstill of Lone
Grove, Okla.; Paula Kay Bullard of Elmore City, Okla.; and Maxine Brewer,
Oklahoma City; and two grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Special Olympics.
Mel E. Adams
Mel E. Adams, 80, Lawrence, died March 27 (1999). He served on
the William Allen White School of Journalism faculty from 1960 to 1989.
He received his bachelor's degree from KU and his master's degree from
the University of Iowa. A World War II Navy veteran, he worked for the
Kansas City Star and later became publisher of the Morristown (Tenn.) Sun.
He is survived by his wife, Verna of the home; a daughter, Linda Liles
of Nederland, Colo.; a son, Mark Adams of Oklahoma City; a sister, Velma
Taylor of Lawrence; and a grandson.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mel Adams Award fund at the
journalism school or the charity of the donor's choice.
Elmer C. Jackson Jr.
Elmer C. Jackson Jr., 86, Kansas City, Kan., died March 19 (1999).
He was the first black Kansas Board of Regents member. A KU graduate, he
received a 1979 Distinguished Service Citation, the university's highest
Elizabeth Ann Cronemeyer
Elizabeth Ann Cronemeyer, 45, died Feb. 19 (1999). A 1976 KU graduate,
she was a teacher at Tonganoxie Elementary School. She was president of
the Kansas Reading Association in 1995-96 and a graduate teaching assistant
in the KU School of Education where she was at work on her doctoral dissertation.
Survivors include her husband, Jack H., two sons, Joshua and Joseph,
and a daughter, Kate, all of the home; her parents Lawrence B. and Frances
Smith Moore of Lawrence; three sisters, Vidya Varani of Key West, Fla.,
Sylvia Moore of Lawrence and Ava Christie of Overland Park. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Elizabeth Cronemeyer Memorial Fund for the Tonganoxie
John Senior, 76, Lecompton, died April 8. He was a professor of English
and classics at KU from 1967 until his retirement in 1983. A Columbia University
graduate, he also taught at Bard College, Hofstra University, Cornell University
and the University of Wyoming. He served in the U.S. Army during World
War II. He is survived by his wife, Priscilla, of the home; a daughter,
Mrs. Joseph Fonfara of Fort Collins, Colo.; two sons, Matthew of Morris,
Minn., and Andrew of Manhattan; one sister, Mrs. Robert Cornish of Plano,
Texas; one brother, Hereward of Montreal; and five grandchildren.
John P. Crum
John P. Crum, 80, Lawrence, died April 13. An Army veteran, he worked
at KU from 1972 until he retired in 1983. He is survived by his wife, Betty,
of the home; two sons, Tom of Lawrence, and John A. of Chicago; two daughters,
Betty Leah Carson of Denver and Margaret Jolene Malfatti of South San Francisco,
Calif.; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Michael P. Tubbs
Michael P. Tubbs, 55, Lawrence, died April 13. He was the assistant
building manager for the Kansas University Endowment Association. He is
survived by his wife, Penny, of the home; five daughters, Michelle Scott
of Fort Irwin, Calif., Lori Wilkins of Lawrence, and Shauna Tubbs, Jessica
Tubbs and Haylee Tubbs, all of the home; a son, Andy Tubbs, Lawrence; a
brother, Nick Tubbs, Kansas City, Mo., and seven grandchildren. Memorial
contributions may be made to the education fund for his children or the
American Diabetes Association, and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary,
Ray Richard Evans
Ray Richard Evans, 76, Prairie Village, died Saturday, April 24. A 1947
KU graduate in business, he was named an All-American in basketball in
1943 and in football in 1947. In 1942, he was the nation's leading collegiate
passer, completing 101 of 198 passes. He was elected to the National Football
Foundation Hall of Fame in 1964.
He was a trustee and president of the KU Alumni Association and a trustee
of the KU Endowment Association. He was appointed to the Kansas Board of
Regents, serving from 1954 to 1966. KU named him recipient of the Citation
for Distinguished Service in 1969.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Darby Evans of the home; three daughters,
Julia Fromm and Rita Stark, both of Mission Hills, and Lisa Tuchtan of
Bethesda, Md.; a son, Ray, Prairie Village; a sister, Helen Carr of Overland
Park; and eight grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Williams Fund in care of
the KU Endowment Association, P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, 66044-0928; or the
Heart Institute Foundation of St. Luke's Hospital, P.O. Box 11900, Kansas
City, Mo. 64111.
Buena Vista Lohmann
Buena Vista Lohmann, 84, Lawrence, died June 14. She was a cook at KU
from 1964 to 1985. She was preceded in death by her husband, John. Survivors
include a daughter, Marcia Elliott of Kansas City, Mo.; a son, Michael
of Lawrence; a stepdaughter, Mary Villemain of San Antonio; a stepson,
John D. "Bud" of Dewey, Okla.; a brother, Gene Anderson of Overbrook; a
sister, Mary Turley of Cody, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren
and eight great-great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made
to St. John's Catholic Church.
Fredericka Viola Brown
Fredericka Viola Brown, 86, Lawrence, died June 2. She was a cook at
KU before retiring in 1977. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford;
a daughter, Joyce M. Barksdale; and a son, Leland. Survivors include four
daughters, Charlotte Dickson of Lawrence, Jo Elaine Willis of Overland
Park, and Carole Galloway and Bonnie Wallace, both of Arlington, Texas;
two sons, Wilford Jr. of Lawrence and Leroy of Bowie, Md.; a sister, Esterine
McDuff of Lawrence; 18 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 29 great-great-grandchildren.
Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease Foundation.
Marti Kay Cushinberry
Marti Kay Cushinberry, 42, Lawrence, died June 13. A licensed practical
nurse, she previously worked at Watkins Student Health Center. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Ronnie. Survivors include her parents,
Roger and Doris Quakenbush, Lawrence; a sister, Kimberly Quakenbush, Baldwin
City; three brothers, Michael Dever of Ellsworth, Marc Dever of Oskaloosa
and Mitchell Dever of Saltville, Va.
Lee J. McManness
Lee J. McManness, 75, Sierra Vista, Ariz., died June 4. He was a lock
system specialist at KU for 15 years before retiring in 1985. Survivors
include his wife, Flora of the home; three sons, Charles and Gary D., both
of Lawrence, and Brian of Shawnee; a sister, Lolita Patterson of Lawrence;
eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Memorial contributions
may be made to the Mountain View Assembly of God building fund, Sierra
Vista, AZ 85635.
George F. Wedge III
George F. Wedge III, 71, Lawrence, died June 5. An associate professor
of English at KU, he retired in 1993 after joining the KU faculty in 1958.
He also was an instructor at the University of Minnesota from 1953 to 1958
and a summer English grammar teacher at Kansas State University from 1965
He helped establish KU's linguistics department in 1969. A certified
alcoholism counselor, he helped found the Douglas County Citizens Commitee
on Alcoholism (DCCCA) in 1974. Much of his recent research was on the relationship
between creativity, alcohol and drugs. A poet, he was editor of Cottonwood
magazine from 1984 to 1997, advisory editor of Kansas Quarterly from 1971
to 1993, the editor of Stiletto since 1989 and a director for Dionysus:
A Journal of Literature and Addiction for the past decade. He earned a
bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, and master's and
doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota.
Survivors include his wife, Margaret of the home; a son, Phillip of
Lawrence; two daughters, Alberta Wedge and Louise Pennewell, both of Lawrence;
and five grandchildren. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence
Chamber Orchestra or the Youth Council of the NAACP.
A. William Kuchler
A. William Kuchler, 91, Lawrence, died June 17. He retired as a professor
of geography in 1977. Before joining the KU faculty in 1953, he taught
at the University of Denver, University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University
of Rochester, N.Y. He received his doctorate in Germany in 1935.
He was a consultant on vegetation and vegetation mapping for numerous
agencies, and was principal investigator of research contracts to various
schools and societies. He was a member and officer in many organizations.
Survivors include his wife, Ruth of the home; a son, Christopher of Los
Angeles; and a grandchild.
Thomas A. Pohl
Thomas A. Pohl, 55, Lawrence died June 17. He worked in the KU maintenance
department before retiring in 1992. Survivors include his wife, Louise
of the home; a daughter, Angela B. Davis of Big Island, Va.; a stepson,
James D. Craig of Big Island, Va.; two stepdaughters, Roberta Endicott
and Alena Craig, both of Lawrence; two brothers, James of Mendota, Ill.,
and Donald of Chicago; two sisters, Nancy Dalton of LaSalle, Ill., and
Laura Weekley of Skamania, Wash.; his mother, Jean Pohl of Mendota, Ill.;
and four grandchildren.
Neva E. Entrikin
Neva E. Entrikin, 66, died Aug. 1.
The former office supervisor for KU's Spencer Museum of Art, Entrikin
resigned in 1992 to run for a seat in the Kansas House. At that time, state
law said that classified state employees - including accountants, secretaries,
custodians, police and clerical workers - had to resign their jobs if they
sought public office with the state, although unclassified employees did
not. The Legislature later changed that law, and Entrikin was part of that
Entrikin began working at KU in October 1976. In 1987 she was appointed
to the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System's board of directors by
then-Gov. Mike Hayden.
She earned a bachelor's degree in personnel administration from KU
and also did graduate work.
She was a member of Leadership Lawrence, the League of Women Voters
and the University Place Neighborhood Association.
Survivors include her husband, Max, of the home; two daughters, Laurie
Plummer, Ontario, Ore., and Lynne Seyb, Littleton, Colo.; three sons, Rob
Oreskovich, Temperance, Mich., Bo Oreskovich, Lorain, Ohio, and Karl Oreskovich,
Port Clinton, Ohio; two brothers; two sisters; and seven grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence Habitat for Humanity.
Edward L. Wike
Edward L. Wike, 77, died Oct. 9 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community.
Wike was a professor emeritus in the psychology department at KU. He specialized
in methodology and statistics.
Wike served in the Army Air Corps as a first lieutenant during World
War II. He received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from the University
of California-Los Angeles.
He was a member of the American Psychology Association; Sigma Xi, a
scientific society; and the Psychonomic Society. In 1975, he was named
Outstanding Educator in America, and he was a consultant at the Veterans
Affairs Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Survivors include a son, Robert, Lawrence; a daughter, Cynthia Wike,
Chicago; and a longtime friend, Joan Bussell, Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association. Memorials
may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Daryl P. Evans
The Department of Sociology has learned that former KU faculty member
Daryl P. Evans died Oct. 19.
Evans was a faculty member at KU for 16 years before accepting a position
at Purdue University in 1995. Memorial services were at Purdue.
During his years at KU, Evans was active in research and received a
number of teaching awards, including the HOPE Award and the Mortar Board
Outstanding Educator Award.
Lewis Mennerick, acting chair of the sociology department, said, "We
are deeply saddened to learn of the death of our colleague and friend.
In his many years as a faculty member at KU, Daryl established a record
as an extraordinarily effective and dedicated teacher."
Ruth Mikkelson Lee
Ruth Elaine Mikkelson Lee, 63, died Oct. 11 at Brandon Woods Retirement
Community. She had recently moved to Lawrence from Sun City, Ariz.
Lee was the associate director of residential programs at KU, dean
of students at Baker University and program coordinator of student life
at Arizona State University-West.
She married Gerald Eugene Mikkelson in 1963, and they later divorced.
She married Hazen Dale Lee in 1985. He died in 1998.
Survivors include her mother, Youngtown, Ariz; three sons, Greg Mikkelson,
Houston, Eric Mikkelson, Kansas City, Mo., Jeff Mikkelson, New York; and
a brother, Paul Malte, Walnut Creek, Calif.
James S. Carey
James Sheldon Carey, 88, died Nov. 11 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community,
He was a professor of fine arts at KU for 32 years, retiring in 1976.
Before coming to KU, he developed the ceramics program at Columbia Teacher's
College in New York.
Survivors include two daughters, Nancy DeVore, Ahwahnee, Calif., and
Patricia Beauchamp, Buffalo, Mo.; three grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
His wife, Aletha, died June 4, 1996.
William C. Douce
William Clark Douce, 79, died Nov. 13 at his home in Bartlesville, Okla.
Douce, a former president, chairman and chief executive officer at
Phillips Petroleum Co., was a trustee of the KU Endowment Association from
1979 until his death. He also served on the board of the KU Alumni Association
from 1972 to 1980 and was instrumental in raising money for the Adams Alumni
Center. Douce received KU's highest award, the Distinguished Service Citation,
in 1976, and he received the Fred Ellsworth Medallion for unique and significant
service to the university in 1981.
He attended KU and received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering
in 1941. Survivors include his wife, Willene Brady Magruder, of the home;
a daughter, Terri A. Springer, Overland Park; and a brother, Robert E.
Douce, Lawrence. A son, William C. Jr., preceded him in death.
Richard F. Wright
Richard F. "Dick" Wright, 68, died Nov. 23 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
A campus memorial service is being planned for the spring semester.
An associate professor in the music and dance department, he began
teaching jazz history at KU in 1970. In 1960, he began a weekly radio show,
"The Jazz Scene," which he continued to host until a few weeks ago on Saturdays
on KU's public radio station KANU.
In 1996, Wright received the Governor's Arts Award, the highest arts
award given by the state, for his contributions to music, and the Chancellor's
Award for teaching excellence at KU.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine, six children and eight grandchildren.
Vernell Spearman, 66, died Nov. 5. Spearman served as director of the
Minority Affairs office at KU from 1982 to 1988, retiring in 1991.
Survivors include her husband, John Spearman; two daughters, Terry
L. Spearman, Beltsville, Md., and Melanie A. Spearman, Lawrence; three
sons, John H. Spearman Jr., Columbia, Md., Michael S. Spearman, Seattle,
and Paul M. Spearman, Lawrence; a sister, Paula Sue Rogers, St. Louis;
and seven grandchildren.
Clarence W. Gulley
Clarence W. Gulley, 84, died Nov. 8. Gulley worked as a carpenter for
Hercules Powder Company and KU. He retired in 1979.
Survivors include a daughter, Delores McClelland, Lawrence; two brothers,
Harold Gulley, Lawrence, and Raymond Gulley, Denver; three grandchildren;
14 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.