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November 18, 2004


Funeral services for Leona Antoinette (Rappard) Pippert, 101, Lawrence, were Sunday at Central United Methodist Church, Lawrence. Graveside services were Monday at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. Pippert died November 11, 2004, at Presbyterian Manor, Lawrence.

She was born Dec. 24, 1902, at Worden, the daughter of Henry August and Matilda (Beine) Rappard. She attended Globe School, near Worden, and Lawrence Business College. She was employed by the First National Bank of Lawrence for 13 years, then worked with her husband at Pippert's Automotive Parts Company until 1978, when the business was sold. After moving to Lawrence in 1924, she joined the First Evangelical Church, which later became First Evangelical United Brethren Church, and is now Central United Methodist Church. She taught and worked with children in the church for nearly 50 years. She was a long-time member of the Quivira Club, having joined in 1947.

She married Elmer Pippert June 19, 1929, at Worden. He died in 1995.

Survivors include a son, Raymond Pippert and his wife, Betty, Huntertown, Indiana; a sister, Mae Burgert, Lawrence; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Four brothers preceded her in death.

Memorials may be made to Central United Methodist Church and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044-8260.


Services for Ruth J. Evans Morehead, 78, Baldwin, were Monday at her home.

Mrs. Morehead died Sunday, Nov. 14, 2004, at her home.

She was born Nov. 2, 1926, in Leavenworth, Wash., the daughter of Jim and Ruth Miller Evans. She grew up on the family apple orchard. She graduated from Peshastin High School in 1944. She also attended Cornish Art School in Seattle.

Mrs. Morehead worked her way up from glitter application to art director at a major greeting card company. She started her own company in 1975, working on illustrations, greeting cards, calendars and gifts. Her sons joined her in 1985 and helped create more than 3,000 illustrations.

She married William DeWitt Morehead in 1946. He died earlier.

Survivors include two sons, Paul Morehead, Fairfield, Iowa, and Bill Morehead, Overbrook; three siblings, Marion Maybegr, St. Angeles, Wash., Muriel Thorson, Cashmere, Wash., and Sally Doherty, Lacey; and two grandchildren.

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