Archive for Wednesday, January 8, 2003


January 8, 2003


Funeral services for Claud R. Jordan, 93, Eudora, were Jan. 1 at Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, De Soto. Mr. Jordan died Dec. 29, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 12, 1909, at Green County, Mo., the son of Andrew C. Jordan and Maggie Cox. He was a "light weight" boxer and worked on a Missouri River barge in Kansas City. He worked at Hercules Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant for 16 years. He owned and operated Jordan Market and Mobile Park, Baldwin City, along with his wife for 25 years.

He married Elva Irene Beamon on June 20, 1934. He was a member of the Eudora First Southern Baptist Church and a member of Palmyra Masonic Lodge No. 23 since 1962.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; daughters, Claudia Darlene Randel, Eudora; Shirley A. Cummings, Olathe; son, Raymond I. Jordan, McLouth; one sister, Mattie Myers, Sacramento, Calif.; one brother, Alfred Jordan, Grandview, Mo.; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Burial was at De Soto Cemetery, De Soto. Memorial contributions may be sent to Claud Jordan, PO Box 575, Eudora, KS 66025.


Graveside services for Clifford Sheldon, 54, Baldwin City, were Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mr. Sheldon died Tues., Dec. 31, 2002, as a result of a one-vehicle accident.

He was born Dec. 11, 1948, at Shawnee Mission, the son of Leonard S. and Opal N. (Morrou) Sheldon. He graduated from Baldwin High School in 1966 and attended Pittsburg State University for two years.

Survivors include one son, Lee Emerson Sheldon, Littleton, Colo.; one brother, Delbert Sheldon and Jan Miller, Baldwin City, and two nephews, Timothy A. Sheldon and Brian D. Sheldon, both of Baldwin City.

His parents preceded him in death.

Memorials may be made to the Lee E. Sheldon Educational Fund and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Jon Talcott Strout, 58, Baldwin City, were Saturday at Clearfield United Methodist Church, Eudora. Mr. Strout died Thurs., Jan. 2, 2003, at Baldwin Care Center.

He was born Jan. 13, 1944, at Detroit, Mich., the son of Stanwood Bickford and Dorothy (Schoenherr) Strout. The family moved to Wichita, where he graduated from Dell Carter High School in 1962. He set a State 100-meter freestyle swim record at Foxnose Country Club, Wichita.

Mr. Strout served as a Communications Specialist in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1969 at Sandia Military Base, Albuquerque, N.M. He was a carpenter and former employee of Payless Cashways, Lawrence, before it closed in 2001. He worked for Lawrence Paper Company until the time of his death.

He was a supporter of the Vinland Valley 4-H Club. He designed and built several Christmas trees for the Annual Christmas Fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity. He was a member of the Clearfield United Methodist Church.

He married Regina (Wells) Knight on Oct. 6, 1989, in Wichita.

Survivors include his wife of the home; one step-daughter, Kendra Knight, of the home; his mother, Dorothy Strout, Eudora; three brothers, Peter Strout, Dallas, Texas, William Strout, Lawrence, and Christopher Strout, Lawrence.

Burial was at Clearfield Cemetery, Eudora. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Clearfield United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Carl Duane "Butch" Porter, 56, Lawrence, were Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Porter died Jan. 2, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka.

He was born Nov. 18, 1946, at Wellsville, the son of Floyd and Naomi (Caruthers) Porter. He lived at Sunflower before moving to Lawrence in 1958. He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1964. He was a charter member of YSI, Youth Sports. He was a Little League coach for DCABA for many years. He worked at the Lawrence Journal-World for the past 38 years as a supervisor. He also owned and operated "Old Tymer Clock Service," where he repaired clocks.

He was a member of Mid-American Newspaper Conference.

He married Nancy Lee Dolan on Aug. 28, 1966, in Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Jerry Wayne Porter and Daniel Duane Porter, both of Lawrence; three brothers, Billy Dean Porter, Robert Eugene Porter and James Edward Porter, all of Lawrence; one sister, Wanda Lou Vickery, Lawrence; two granddaughters, Deja Grace Porter and Marlena Kay Porter, both of Lawrence and one grandson, Nathaniel Duane Porter, Lawrence.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Lynn Porter.

Burial was at Wellsville Cemetery, Wellsville. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to

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