Services for Zula L. Sawyer, 93, Baldwin City, were Saturday at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral home, Baldwin City. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City.
Mrs. Sawyer died June 14, 2000 at the Baldwin Care Center
Mrs. Sawyer was born May 7, 1907 at Edgerton, the daughter of Paul Francis and Inez Lorretta (Latimer) Larrick. She grew up and attended schools in the Edgerton area.
On October 1, 1924 she was united in marriage to Floyd Sawyer at Ottawa. They shared 73 years of married life together before the death of Mr. Sawyer on November 10, 1997.
After their marriage, they made their home in rural Johnson County for a number of years before moving to Louisburg, where they owned and operated a hardware store from 1960 to 1965. In 1966, they moved to Baldwin City. Mrs. Sawyer worked at Baker University and the Baldwin Care Center.
Survivors include three sons: Donald Sawyer and his wife, Willa, of Baldwin City; Leon Sawyer and his wife, Marie, of Lawrence; and Howard Sawyer of Parsons; two daughters: Dollie Jean Moore and her husband, Gerald, of Baldwin City and Junadah Admire and her husband, Coral, of Kerrville, Texas; a sister, Inez Squires, of Gardner; 22 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one grandson, Robert Edward DeMersseman, Jr., two great grandsons, Patrick Wayne Zachary and Nicholas Dale Moore.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Heart of America Hospice or the Baldwin Care Center, in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, P.O. Box 64, Baldwin City, 66006.
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