Archive for Wednesday, December 10, 2003


December 10, 2003


Services for Ivan William Rappard, 91, Raymore, Mo., were Thursday at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Raymore, Mo. Mr. Rappard died Dec. 2, 2003, at St. Joseph Hospital, Overland Park.

He was born Oct. 7, 1912, at Globe, the son of Henry and Matilda Rappard.

He married Opal May Landis Sept. 29, 1938, at Kansas City, Mo. They moved to Lawrence where he worked for Pippert's Auto Parts. He later worked as an instrument technician for Farmland Industries until retirement. He was a member of Lawrence EUB Church and served in almost every office of the church. While he was chairman of the Trustees, a new church was constructed. They retired to Belle Vista, Ark., where he helped build a new UMC church. They lived in Baldwin City for several years before going to Raymore, Mo., to a retirement community. He was a member of the St. Paul UMC of Raymore, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Elmer, Harold and Donald.

Survivors include his wife, three children, Janice and Max Klamm, Kansas City; Pat Linnhoff, Kansas City, Mo., and Ronald and Sue Rappard, Lee's Summit, Mo.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two sisters, Leona Pippert and Mae Burgert, both of Lawrence.

Burial was at Worden. Memorials may be made to the Fellowship of John or St. Paul's UMC and sent in care of Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr., Raymore, MO 64083.


Mass of Christian Burial for Ryan James Walker, 17, Lawrence, was Friday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Mr. Walker died Dec. 1, 2003, at Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

He was born July 18, 1986, at Lawrence, the son of Theodore F. and Colleen Sue Ferguson Walker. He was a senior at Free State High School. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.

He was a drummer in the marching band, jazz ensemble and concert band at Free State High School, all-city Jazz Band, 5 O'clock St. John's Jubilate Group and was active in the theater performance program at West Junior High School.

Survivors include his parents, of the home; a sister, Sarah Kathleen Walker, Kansas City, Mo.; a brother, T.J., Baldwin; paternal grandparents, James and Jeanette Walker, Wichita; maternal grandparents, Ken and Karron Schwarz, Lawrence; and great-grand-parents, Ray and Vivian June, Lawrence.

Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery, Baldwin City. The family suggests memorials to the Ryan Walker Jazz Band Scholarship Fund at Free State High School, and sent in care of the mortuary.

E-mail condolences may be sent to, subject: R. Walker.


Funeral services for David S. Kerns, 72, Hiawatha, were Thursday at the Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, Hiawatha. Mr. Kerns died Dec. 1, 2003, at the Hiawatha Community Hospital.

He was born March 18, 1931, at Kansas City, Mo., the son of Frank and Grace Kerns. He was a graduate of Baldwin High School, Kansas State University and Purdue University. He served in the United States Army during Korea.

He married Betty Massengill Aug. 16, 1959 at Otterbein, Ind. She survives.

Other survivors include two sons, David S. Kerns, Jr. and his wife, Carol, Wathena, and Brian Kerns and his wife, Janet, Hiawatha; a daughter, Susan Foster and her husband, Scott, Holton, and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Willard Kerns, and an infant daughter, Janet Marie Kerns.

Burial was at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha. Memorials may be left in his name to be designated later and sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 124 S. Seventh St., Hiawatha, KS 66434.


Memorial services for Arick E. Huggins, 37, Baldwin City, were Saturday at Danforth Chapel at Kansas University. Mr. Huggins died Dec.1, 2003, in rural Douglas County. He was cremated.

He was born Feb. 25, 1966, in Topeka, the son of Larry Huggins and Michaele (Shankland) Willis. He grew up in the Topeka area and graduated from Shawnee Heights High School. He then studied vocational agriculture at Kaw Area Vocational-Technical School.

Mr. Huggins was a veterinary technician at Kansas University, and he also was associated with WildCare, a wildlife rehabilitation organization.

Survivors include three sons, Nuely, Jake and Aden, all of Baldwin City; his mother and her husband, Jay Willis, Baldwin City; his father, Topeka; two sisters, Laura Leathers, Topeka, and Annette Huggins, Lawrence; grandparents, Wilma Huggins and Mr. and Mrs. Karl Shankland, all of Topeka.

Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City, is handling arrangements.


Graveside services for Paul Richard Anderson, 83, Baldwin City, will be Thursday at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Anderson died Dec. 8, 2003, at Baldwin City.

He was born May 29, 1920, at Prairie Center, the son of James Leonard and Grace Veta (Deay) Anderson. He attended school at Eudora. He worked as supervisor at Lawrence Paper Company for 52 years. He and his wife owned Anderson Trucking and Excavating in Lawrence. He moved to a farm near Baldwin City in 1975 to raise beef cattle. He and his wife established and developed Anderson Acres, Lawrence. He served in World War II as an airplane mechanic at Kerns, Utah, and Wichita Falls, Texas.

Mr. Anderson was a member of American Legion Post No. 14.

He married Fae Ann Everley on June 21, 1941, in Oskaloosa. She survives of the home.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Mike, Rosco, Vernon and Gene.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Richard E. Anderson, Baldwin City; two daughters, Phyllis Ann Norris and Vicki Lynn Anderson, Baldwin City; two sisters, Dorothy E. Finch, Overland Park, and Doris D. McConnell, Wellsville; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two step-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Memorials may be left to Hospice Care in Douglas County or Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

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