Archive for Wednesday, November 12, 2003


November 12, 2003


Funeral services for Homer E. Laughlin, 89, Lawrence, were Saturday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Laughlin died Nov. 3, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 23, 1914, at the Vinland/Eudora community, the son of Alexander Clark and Cora Ann (Sumner) Laughlin. He graduated from Vinland High School in 1932. Vinland won the state basketball tournament while he was in high school, and he was offered a scholarship by Phog Allen. He moved to Lawrence in 1946. He worked for Green Brothers and then for John Deere and Deems Farm Equipment until he retired in 1980.

He was a member of Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 VFW, Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 American Legion, and attended the First Methodist Church in Lawrence.

He married Helen Mateel Rogers Oct. 28, 1956, at Lawrence. She survives.

Other survivors include two daughters, Susan Laughlin Anderson, Corpus Christi, Texas, and Sharon Laughlin Hummer, Santa Rosa, Calif., and a grandson.

Burial was at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, with military honors by Alford-Clarke Post No. 852 of the VFW. Memorials may be made to Williams Fund for Basketball Players Scholarship Fund, and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.


A memorial service for Dorothy J. Emery, 67, Kansas City, and formerly of Baldwin City, was Monday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Mrs. Emery died Nov. 5, 2003, at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Overland Park.

She was born June 1,1936, at Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Ray and Mary (Wells) Carpenter. She attended Central High School, Kansas City, Mo.

She was a licensed practical nurse and a disc jockey. She later worked at Koch Marketing Co., and the Allied Plastic Factory, both of K.C. She also drove a taxi and worked as a security guard.

She married Eugene Emery July 18, 1957, in Kansas City, Mo. He survives.

Other survivors include five sons, Jessie Ray Emery and Harold William Emery, Texas; Robert Eugene Emery, Kansas City, Mo.; Richard H. Emery, Overland Park, and Randall Lynn Emery, Kansas City; one brother, Lonnie Bert Carpenter and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Emery was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Walter Gerald Carpenter, and one sister, Mary Carpenter.

Inurnment was at Prairie City Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to Ives Chapel United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral services for Raymond Schutz, 73, Baldwin City, will be today at 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse Baptist Temple, Baldwin City. Mr. Schutz died Nov. 8, 2003, at the Baldwin Care Center, Baldwin City.

He was born Nov. 4, 1930, at Lawrence, the son of Arthur and Goldie (Mitchell) Schutz. He was raised in Lawrence and attended No. 6 grade school.

He married Darlene Anderson Dec. 1, 1948, at Aztec, N.M. They later divorced. He married Alta Chaney in 1981, They later divorced.

He worked as a truck driver for Lyle Clark in the Vinland area. He worked as an insulator for a power plant at Point of Rocks, Wyoming, from 1975 to 1977, when he moved back to the family farm. He owned and operated Schutz Well Drilling Company.

He was a member of the National Rifle Association and the Kansas Rifle Association.

Survivors include three daughters, Deneese Jardon and her husband, Billy, Baldwin City; Connie Schutz, Lawrence; Raylene Hildebrand and her husband, Jerry, Baldwin City; an uncle, Walter Puckett; two nieces; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Kenneth Schutz and Harold Schutz, and an infant son, Scotty Schutz.

Burial will be at Vinland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Raymond "Shorty" Schutz Memorial Fund or Midland Hospice and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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