Archive for Thursday, June 24, 2004

Deaths

June 24, 2004

ARLON E. KEPLINGER

Graveside services for Arlon E. Keplinger, 86, Baldwin City, were Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mr. Keplinger died Tuesday, June 15, 2004, at his home.

He was born March 22, 1918, at Vassar, the son of Rutherford B. and Susan E. (Glenn) Keplinger. He grew up in the Baldwin area and attended Baldwin Grade School and Baldwin High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Force in November 1942 and served as an airplane mechanic with the 2500th Army Air Force Base Unit at Randolph Field, Texas. He was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, Victory Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. He attained the rank of Corporal before being discharged in December 1945.

After returning from the service, he began employment with the City of Baldwin City, working in the power plant where he became the lead power plant operator. He retired in 1994 after working for the city for 52 years.

He married Beulah Leuf in 1936. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two daughters, Lila Robinson and her husband, Dennis, and Kay Gorden and her husband, Merle; one son, Arlon "Bud" Keplinger, and his companion, Sheryl, all of Baldwin City; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

His parents, two brothers, Earl and Wayne Keplinger and one sister, Lucille Viar, preceded him in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

LEONARD B. ANDREWS, JR.

Funeral services for Leonard B. Andrews, 48, Baldwin City, were Saturday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, Baldwin City. Mr. Andrews died June 15, 2004, at his home.

He was born July 31, 1955, at Duncan, Okla., the son of Leonard B. and Janie R. (Stogner) Andrews. He grew up in the Duncan area and attended Duncan Grade School. He graduated from Duncan High School in 1974 and attended the Oklahoma Vo-Technical School for Diesel Mechanics.

He worked for Cutler Repaving for 15 years before opening Andrews Auto and Truck in Comanche, Okla. In 1991, he moved to Baldwin City and began working for Standard Heating & Cooling in Olathe.

He married Tina Marie DeLuca Sept. 6, 1975, at Duncan, Okla. They later separated.

Survivors include one daughter, Toni Cool and her husband, Joe, Baldwin City; one son, Jerimiah Andrews and his wife Jaime, Lawrence; five grandchildren; his father, Leonard Andrews, Duncan, Okla.; one brother, Don Andrews, Duncan, Okla. and one sister, Beverly Cordova, California.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

A private inurnment was to be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Douglas County Hospice and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

ANNABELLE FUNDIS

Services for Annabelle Fundis, 88, Baldwin City, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church in Baldwin. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin.

Mrs. Fundis died Tuesday, June 22, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home in Baldwin.

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