Archive for Wednesday, October 1, 2003


October 1, 2003


Funeral services for Mildred Olla Olmstead, 86, Baldwin City, were Monday at the Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Mrs. Olmstead died Sept. 26, 2003, at her home.

She was born Aug. 19,1918, near Lone Star, the daughter of Virgil and Olla Hird. She married Leroy Olmstead on Jan. 8, 1937. He died in 1986. She was a homemaker and worked at Baldwin Nursing Home, Baldwin City.

Survivors include her daughter, Joan Olmstead, Baldwin City; a son, David Olmstead and his wife, Rosie, Baldwin City; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mildred Olmstead Memorial Fund which may be sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Funeral Services for Loretta "Lynn" Porter, 45, Lawrence, will be today at 10 a.m. at the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Porter died Sept. 27, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 16, 1957 at Lawrence, the daughter of Montie Duane and Alice Ann Randel. She graduated from Baldwin High School in 1975. After graduating, she moved to Lawrence and attended the University of Kansas.

She married Loren "Pete" Porter on June 21, 1978 at Lawrence.

She was a 20-year employee of the University of Kansas. She began in the Psychology Department, later moving to the work processing area of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was active in Girl Scouts, LINK and the Festival of Trees.

Survivors include her parents of Baldwin City; three daughters, Miranda Lynn, Jennifer Anne and Catherene "Katie" Elizabeth of the home; three brothers, Earl Randel, Austin, Texas, Dany Randel, Baldwin City, and Johnny Randel, Berkeley Heights, N.J.; one sister, Gwin Ritter, Washington, D.C., and a grandson.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorial contributions may be made to the Children's Educational Fund and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to


Funeral services for Harry X. Winters, Jr., 81, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. today at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, Lawrence. Mr. Winters died Sept. 27, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Sept. 6, 1922, at Lawrence, the son of Harry X. Winters, Sr., and Ethel V. (Wright) Winters.

He graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1941. He attended Kansas University, served in the US Navy during WWII as an Aviation Machinist Mate, Second Class, was a city commissioner, a Douglas County deputy sheriff, served in the state attorney general's office as an investigator for the Alcohol Beverage Control, retired as superintendent of Lawrence Paper Company, and owned and operated marinas at Douglas County State Lake, Lone Star Lake, and Osage County State Lake.

Mr. Winters entertained for many years with his big band sound, The Harry Winters Combo.

He married Mary A. Clough on Sept. 26,1942. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include one son, Scott Winters, Lawrence; three daughters, Catherine Hess and Jennifer Stewart, both of Lawrence, and Linda Miner, Tulsa, Okla; one sister, Shirley Wagner, Baldwin City; 16 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Burial will follow services at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Lung Association, or the Lawrence Wesleyan Church and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary at 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to subject: Winters.

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