Archive for Wednesday, July 25, 2001

Carol May Wrench

July 25, 2001

Memorial services for Carol May Wrench, 91, Lawrence, will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Mrs. Wrench died Thursday, July 19, 2001 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born November 27, 1909 in Appanoose, the daughter of Orrin E. and Ethel Lea (Glenn) Dick. She attended Ottawa public schools and graduated from Ottawa University in 1930. She earned a Master's degree in Library Science in 1966 from Emporia State University.

Mrs. Wrench taught at various high schools in Kansas and was a librarian at Baker University until her retirement in 1975.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Lawrence. She served as church organist in Ottawa, El Dorado and Wichita. She was a member of Baldwin Business and Professional Women, American Association of University Women, Baker University Faculty Club, American Association of University Professors, Douglas County Retired Teachers Association, Kansas Retired Teachers Association, Kansas Retired Teachers Association and Lawrence Autumn Club.

Mrs. Wrench volunteered as pianist at Brandon Woods, Presbyterian Manor, Valley View, American Association of Retired Persons, Douglas County Retired Teachers Association and Lawrence Autumn Club.

She married Otis Wrench May 12, 1934. He died in 1977. She was preceded in death by a son, Don Wrench.

Survivors include a daughter, Barbara (Wrench) Murphy, Lawrence; a son, Richard, Montgomery, Texas; six grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Lawrence Public Library, American Diabetes Association, Lawrence Visiting Nurses Association or First United Methodist Church, Lawrence.

Private inurnment will be at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery, Pomona. She has donated her body to the University of Kansas Medical Center.

The family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service.

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