Archive for Wednesday, June 5, 2002

Deaths

June 5, 2002

SHIRLEY J. RUSSELL

Funeral services for Shirley J. Russell, 67, Lawrence, were Tuesday at the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Russell died Friday, May 31, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Dec. 22, 1934, in Baldwin City, the daughter of Milo and Letha (Sayler) Story. She attended school in Baldwin City.

She married Keith Russell, they later divorced.

In 1969 she was a founder and manager of Russell's East and Russell's Restaurant in Salina, Newton and Lawrence. She managed and operated the restaurants for 15 years, retiring in 1985.

Survivors include two daughters, Sherry Daviner and her husband, Don, Parker, Colo., and Kim D. Johnakin, Atlanta, Ga.; two sons, Kent D. Russell and his wife, Valentina, Lawrence, and Scott Russell, Lawrence; her mother, Letha Story, Baldwin City; two brothers, Jack Story, Ottawa, Charles Story, Baldwin City, and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father and one brother, Lyle Story.

Private inurnment will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

DELLA HALE SHOEMAKER

Funeral services for Della Hale Shoemaker, 93, Baldwin City, were Tuesday at the Worden United Methodist Church. Mrs. Shoemaker died Sat., June 1, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City.

She was born May 18, 1909, on a farm in Pratt County, the daughter of Arthur Edmund and Emma Grace (Cherry) Flory. At the age of 13, she moved to the Worden, Douglas County area.

She married Hallie Olen Hale on March 27, 1927, at the home of Daniel Flory, near Pleasant Grove. He died Aug. 15, 1986.

She worked at the Watkins Hospital at the University of Kansas in Lawrence from 1967 to 1975. She was a member of the Worden United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women.

She married Virgil Guy Shoemaker on Nov. 5, 1988. He died Feb. 24, 1990.

Survivors include three daughters, Irene Saile and her husband, Billy, Pomona, Edith M. Sumner and her husband, Clarence, Bakersfield, Calif., and Mary K Roesler and her husband, Marvin, Kansas City; one brother, Clarence E. Flory and his wife, Alpha, Baldwin City; one step-son, Robert Shoemaker and his wife, Lucille, Topeka; one step-daughter, Shirley Buek and her husband, Gary, Burlingame; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Flory, Baldwin City, and Vida Irene Flory, Baldwin City; eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, two brothers, Alva and William "Bill" Flory, one step-son, William Shoemaker, and four grandchildren.

She was buried at Worden Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Worden United Methodist Church or the Baldwin Care Center and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

LUCILLE K. COFFMAN

Funeral services for Lucille K. Coffman, 88, Wellsville, will be today at 10:30 a.m. at Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, Ottawa. Mrs. Coffman died Sat., June 1, 2002, at the Eudora Nursing Center, Eudora.

She was born Aug. 11, 1913, near Wellsville, the daughter of Alonzo Vinson and Nellie Mahalie (Smith) McAuley. She attended Greenwood Rural School near Wellsville.

She married Lester Carl Coffman on Nov. 3, 1934, in Shawnee. He died Sept. 7, 1993.

She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Community Club and the Pleasant Valley Birthday Club.

Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Ann Gordon and her husband, Richard, Topeka; three sons, Kenneth Allen Coffman and his wife, Janet, Wellsville, Carl William Coffman and his wife, Bonnie, Wellsville, and Charles Vinson Coffman and his wife, Connie, Lenexa; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two infant grandchildren, four brothers, Robert P., Joe, Russell and A.V. McAuley, and two sisters, Catherine McAuley Pearce and Roberta McAuley Whitacre.

Burial will be in Wellsville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Valley Community Club or Wellsville Senior Center Meals on Wheels Program and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067-0014.

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