Archive for Wednesday, May 22, 2002


May 22, 2002


Graveside services for Charles "Everett" Whan, 90, Baldwin City, were Monday at Oakwook Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mr. Whan died Friday, May 17, 2002, at Baldwin Care Center.

He was born Sept. 2, 1911, at Edgerton, the son of John W. and Nannie (Calder) Whan. He attended Edgerton schools. He began employment with Cities Service Gas Company and KPL Gas Service in 1951. He retired in 1976. He was a member of the Black Jack Historical Society and caretaker of Black Jack Cemetery.

He married Frances (Scott) Kalb in Kansas City, Mo., in 1936. They moved to Baldwin City in 1941. She died in 1985.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Whan, Baldwin City; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one sister, Geneva Sumper and a stepson, Gene Kalb.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Baldwin Senior Center and sent in care of the Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Mass of Christian Burial for Barbara A. Cawley, 64, Eudora, was Tuesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, Eudora. Mrs. Cawley died Friday, May 17, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

She was born Jan. 9, 1938, in Lawrence, the daughter of Robert Nelson and Lois Bernice (Flory) Gish. She was a 1955 graduate of Baldwin High School and attended the University of Kansas.

She married Robert "Bob" Cawley Sept. 16, 1961, at St. John the Evangelist Church in Lawrence. He survives of the home.

She had lived in Eudora since 1968. She was a homemaker and had worked as recreation director for the City of Eudora for several years. She worked as a bus driver for the Eudora School district for ten years and at Hercules Inc. for several years. She helped coach girls softball with her husband for many years. She retired in the mid 90s.

She served as past president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer of the St. Theresa's Society in Eudora and also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Letter Carriers Postal Service in Lawrence. She had been president of the booster club for Eudora High School and had been on the organizational committee for the Relay for Life in Eudora.

Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Cheryl Cawley, Camdenton, Mo.; Kay Becker, Eudora; Theresa Able, Eudora; one son, Steve Cawley, Gardner; four brothers, Robert Gish, Eureka, Calif.; Larry Dean Gish, Lawrence; Don Gish, Overland Park; Gary Gish, Rancho Bernardo, Calif.; one sister, Judy Logan, Temecula, Calif.; her mother, Lois Gish, Lawrence, and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Robert J. Cawley, Jr., and one sister, Patricia Scott.

Burial was in Mt. Calvary, Lawrence. The family suggests memorials to Eudora Relay for Life and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


Memorial services for Besslouise Barry, 72, Baldwin City, will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Osborne Chapel on the Baker University Campus. Mrs. Barry died Monday, May 20, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 25, 1929, in Jewel City, the daughter of Cecil Fox and Viola (Townsden) Bunch. She attended grade school at Jewel City before moving to Mankato where she graduated from Mankato High School in 1947.

She married John Barry on Nov. 30, 1947, at the Church of Christ in Mankato. They lived in Mankato until moving to Courtland where they lived from 1948 until 1953 when they moved to Lawrence. In 1988 they moved to a farm outside of Baldwin City.

Survivors include her husband, John; two daughters, Patty Bell and her husband, Dick, Loveland, Colo., and Jona Dunlap, Longmont, Colo.; one son, Cecil Barry and his wife, Deb, Meridan; three grandchildren; three sisters, Glora Hoel and her husband, Robert, Jewel City; Jeanette Barrett, and her husband, Donald, Randall, and Cecilia Reystead and her husband, Gene, Scott City.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mrs. Barry was cremated. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer society or the American Heart Association and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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