Archive for Wednesday, April 3, 2002

Deaths

April 3, 2002

WILLIAM HEY

Memorial services for William Hey, 79, Baldwin City, were Friday at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mr. Hey died Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at Brandon Woods, Lawrence.

He was born July 25, 1922, in Lawrence, the son of Emma Hauser and Will Hey. He grew up and attended school in Baldwin City. He attended Baker University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

Mr. Hey was co-owner of Hey Machinery in Baldwin City. He was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, Baker University Board of Trustees, Quarterback Club, Alumni Board, Wildcat Booster Club, Baker Athletic Hall of Fame and a recipient of the Alumni of the Year Award in 1981. He earned the Business Person of the Year in 1986, was past Director of the Baldwin State Bank and a member of the Baldwin City Council. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, and a member of the United Methodist Board of Trustees. He was active in the American Legion, the VFW, 40 and 8, Commercial Club and the Baldwin City Fire Department.

He was an active member of the United States Marine Corps from 1942 until 1953, serving as a pilot and a flight instructor. He served in both World War II and Korea. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve until 1959, retiring with the rank of Major.

Survivors include his wife, Ivabelle Hey, of the home; one son, John Hey, Baldwin City; three daughters, Roxann Heffner, Nancy Arnold and Janet Jahle, all of Baldwin City; one brother, Lester Hey, Baldwin City; one sister, Tillie Collins, Mesa, Arizona and nine grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Velma Austin.

He was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to Baker University Stadium Renovation or the First United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

IRENE MARIE FREEMAN

Graveside services for Irene Marie Freeman, 75, Lawrence, were Saturday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Freeman died Thursday, March 28, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center.

She was born June 14, 1926, in Dorrance, the daughter of Robert and Emma Cook Kaufman. She worked at the Hercules-Sunflower Army ammunition Plant. She owned and operated Irene's Beauty Salon for many years. She retired as a cook with the Lawrence Public Schools.

She married Ernest Nelson Freeman March 14, 1947, in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on March 12, 2002.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathy Jorgensen, Lawrence; one brother, Melvin Kaufman, Lawrence; two sisters, Eleanor Shorney, Belleville; Donna Wiley, Lawrence, and two grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care of Douglas County and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

MAURINE MCPHEETERS

Graveside services for Maurine McPheeters, 86, Baldwin City, were Monday at the Vinland Cemetery. Mrs. McPheeters died Wednesday, March 28, 2002, at her home.

She was born March 23, 1916, in rural Douglas County, near Vinland, the daughter of Jake and Mary Elizabeth (Liggett) Reusch. She attended Vinland Grade School and graduated from Vinland High School in 1934.

She married Perry Wayne McPheeters on June 10, 1936, in Lawrence. They were married more than 63 years before his death on June 19, 1999. They farmed in Douglas County until they retired to Baldwin City in 1984.

She was active in the Vinland Presbyterian Church and later in the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City.

Survivors include two daughters, Joanne Burns and her husband, Don, Burbank, Calif. and Meredith Hann and her husband, Richard, Prospect Heights, Ill.; one granddaughter, Tracy Hann and one sister, Alberta Morgan, Lenexa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and one sister, Elnora Smith.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Vinland Cemetery Association or the Baldwin City Library and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

ELEANOR FAYE GRAMMER

Funeral services for Eleanor Faye Grammer, 61, Lawrence, will be Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Mrs. Grammer died Monday, April 1, 2002 at home.

She was born December 20, 1940, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Abraham and Elsie (Rankie) Charbonneau. She grew up in Baldwin City and graduated from Baldwin High School.

She married Darrell Grammer on June 7, 1961 in Baldwin City. They lived in Lawrence since 1961.

Survivors include her husband of the home; three sons, Keith, Dennis and Richard, all of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Karen Strickland, Lawrence; step-brother, Wilbur Charbonneau, Mo.; half-brother, Leroy Charbonneau, Lawrence; sisters, Kathryn Hershel, Ill. and Linda Twigg, Calif.; step-sisters, Lorena Kraft, Overland Park, Alice Randel, Baldwin City, and Loretta Gantenbein, Eudora; half-sister, Pam Williams, Mo., and four grandchildren.

The body will lie in state today 9 a.m. 9 p.m. at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will meet with friends from 7 8:30 p.m. today. She will be cremated after the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to www.rumsey-yost.com.

THELMA MORREALE

Funeral services for Thelma Morreale, 96, Baldwin City, were Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church. Ms. Morreale died Saturday, March 30, 2002 at Baldwin Care Center.

She was born February 12, 1906, in Concordia, the daughter of Albert W. and Maude L. (Johnson) Reinhard. She grew up in Independence and graduate from high school there. She moved to Baldwin in the mid 1920s and graduated from Baker University with a degree in English, with emphasis on speech. She attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, N.Y. and received her masters degree in theater from the University of Iowa. She taught school at Independence Grade School and Cherryvale High School before teaching at Bethel College for seven years. She became head of the Speech and Drama department at Baker University in 1945 and retired in 1976.

She was active in the Red Cross Hospital, Fort Riley, during World War II. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, Delta Delta Delta Sorority, Tuesday Reading Club, PEO and Kensington Club.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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