Archive for Thursday, March 25, 2004

Deaths

March 25, 2004

JANICE R. ROBERTS

Services for Janice R. Roberts, 64, McMinnville, Ore., were March 16, 2004, at Chapel of Macy & Son, McMinnville, Ore. Ms. Roberts died March 13, 2004, at Oakwood Country Place, McMinnville.

She was born May 7, 1939, at Topeka, the daughter of Calvin "Bud" and Ola Mae Baker Roberts. She graduated from Lecompton High School, Lecompton, in 1957. She married Elmer Zeeb in 1959. They divorced in 1981.

She attended Big Springs Methodist Church, Holiday Hills Church of the Nazarene and Lighthouse Baptist Temple. Due to health problems, she took an early retirement from Kansas University where she had worked as a dormitory head cook. She recently moved form Baldwin City to McMinnville, Ore., to be near her family.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Zeeb, McMinnville, Ore., and Richard Zeeb, Hartford City, Ind.; two brothers, Chuck Roberts, Tucson, Ariz., and Rance Roberts, Lecompton; three sisters, Barbara Carver, Dardanelle, Ariz., Carolyn Roberts, Ottawa, and Debbie Howell, Dardanelle, Ariz., and three grandchildren.

Burial was at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, McMinnville, Ore. Services were arranged by Macy & Son, McMinnville, Ore.

CARL THOMAS ANNIS

Funeral services for Carl Thomas Annis, 58, Baldwin City, were Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mr. Annis died March 16, 2004, at the University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City.

He was born April 23, 1945, at Lawrence, the son of Thomas Newton and Verna Mae (Sumner) Annis. He graduated from Perry High School in 1963. He worked for BNSF railroad for 18 years and for the Lawrence Fire Dept. for two years.

He married Brenda Coffman on April 11, 1964, at Perry. They divorced in 1988.

Survivors include three daughters, DeeAnn Lynn Alvarez, Eudora, Dana Dae Annis, Lawrence, and Danette Dawn Gregg, Baldwin City; four brothers, Jack J. Annis and Richard Allen Annis, both of Perry, Michael Boyd Annis, Lawrence, and Charles Lee Annis, Topeka; three sisters, Judy Irene Householder, Shawnee, Iva LaDean Jorgenson, Stull, and Mary Jane Easum, Perry, and 12 grandchildren.

Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Perry. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044.

IL RO SUH

Memorial services for Il Ro Suh, 75, were Sunday at Asbury United Methodist Church, Prairie Village. Dr. Suh died March 18, 2004.

He was born in Kohung-Kun, Chunam, South Korea, the son of Ung Ee and Un Yop Suh. He earned his BA from Korea University in 1952, received a full scholarship to study in the U.S. and earned his MA from Kansas State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. Fellowships include Research in Korea and Japan, a Fulbright in Seminar on Diplomacy in International History at Sarah Lawrence College in N.Y., and the Seminar on Human Rights, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. He taught at Virginia at Hampton University and George Washington University as Assistant Professor of Political Science. He served as Professor of Political Science at Baker University for 22 years. He was Faculty Leader at the United Nations Interterm at the U.N. Headquarters, N.Y. He had numerous articles published in the American Journal of International Law, the Journal Asian Affairs, the Korean Journal of International Law, Perspective and Diplomacy among others.

He was very active as a Civil and Minority Rights advisor/leader. He served on the Advisory Council for the Peaceful Unification Policy of the Korean government, served as Vice Chair of National Republican Asian Assembly and Korean-American Federation, was a member of the Kansas Advisory Committee, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and was the President, and a long-standing leader of the Korean American Society of Kansas City.

He is survived by his wife, Hwa Ok Suh, his children and their spouses and seven grandchildren.

Burial was at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park. D.W. Newcomer's Sons, Overland Park, were in charge of arrangements.

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