Archive for Wednesday, January 14, 2004


January 14, 2004


A graveside inurnment service for Larry J. Blaylock, 67, Baldwin City, was Saturday at De Soto Cemetery, De Soto. Mr. Blaylock died Jan. 5, 2004, at his home.

He was born Nov. 15, 1936, at Lawrence, the son of Harley and Marion (Young) Blaylock. He attended schools in Olathe and graduated from Spring Hill High School in 1954. He worked at the family restaurant, B & B Cafe, in Olathe in his younger years. He worked for Peter Kiewit Sons Construction Company until he retired in 1992 as a superintendent.

He married Janice P. Carr Aug. 30, 1956. She died June 12, 1988.

His father, and his wife preceded him in death.

Survivors include one daughter, Debbie Heinrich and her husband, Carl, Vinland; one son, Larry J. Blaylock, Jr., Kansas City, Mo.; his mother, Marion Blaylock, Shawnee; one brother, Jim Blaylock and his wife, Linda, Olathe; two sisters, Karen Lighter and her husband, Gordon, Independence, Mo., and Judy Clark, Overland Park, and three grandsons.

He was cremated. Memorials may be made to Douglas County Hospice or the American Cancer Foundation and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Graveside services for Raymond L. Spriggs, 71, Wellsville, were Saturday at Sherman City Cemetery, Sherman City. Mr. Spriggs died Jan. 6, 2004, at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.

He was born Oct. 14, 1932, at Oswego, the son of Ross O. and Anna L. (Hinman) Spriggs. He attended Oswego schools. He was self-employed as a concrete finisher. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in California.

He married Audrey Marie Miller Aug. 26, 1955, in New Mexico. They later divorced.

Survivors include two daughters, Ronda R. Sanders and her husband, John, Topeka, and Nannette Nily, Fort Collins, Colo.; three sons, Michael S. Spriggs and his wife, Kimberly, Orange, Calif., Stephen P. Spriggs and his wife, Janice, Amarillo, Texas, and Danny R. Spriggs, Scammon, ten grandchildren, his former wife, and six brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Roland D. Spriggs, and one granddaughter, Kristy L. Evans-Gillespie.

Memorials may be made to the Northside Church of Christ and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Graveside services for Tate M. Leach, 88, Ottawa, will be today at 2 p.m. at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Mr. Leach died Jan.10, 2004, at his home.

He was born April 30, 1915, at Baldwin City, the son of A. Judson and Lula J. (Haas) Leach. He grew up in Baldwin and Wellsville, moving to Ottawa in 1948. He was a lifelong self-employed livestock dealer, buying and selling bulls, stock cattle and horses.

He was a member of Ottawa Lodge No. 803, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and Aerie Lodge No. 2700, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ottawa.

He married Edna Anna Lee Oct. 2, 1943, They later divorced. She died April 14, 1992.

Survivors include one son, Don Leach, Ottawa; one sister, Helen Pride, Modesto, Calif.; one brother, Russell Leach, Baldwin City; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, five brothers and one sister.

Burial is at Highland Cemetery, Ottawa. Memorials may be made to Ottawa Meals on Wheels and sent in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be sent to


Memorial services for Russ Davee, 70, Kansas City, Mo., will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Countryside Christian Church, 6101 Nall, Mission. Mr. Davee died Jan. 11, 2004.

Visitation is Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Countryside Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the Russ Davee Memorial Fund and sent in care of Team Bank, 5206 W. 95th, Prairie Village, KS 66207. Cremation Society of Kansas and Missouri, 8837 Roe Ave, Prairie Village, KS 66207 handled arrangements.

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