Archive for Thursday, October 14, 2004


October 14, 2004


Anna M. Patterson, 95, Lawrence, died Oct. 6, 2004, at Lakeview Manor, Lawrence. She was cremated and a private family service will be held at a later date.

She was born Sep. 27, 1909, at Chicago, Ill., the daughter of Frank and Mary (Klasiner) Eiznhamer. She moved to Lawrence in 1948 and worked as a cook at several restaurants and cooked for the University of Kansas for nine years, retiring in 1974.

She married Thomas R. Patterson. They divorced in 1954. He died in 1976.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Drake, in 2003.

Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Barnes, Baldwin City; four sons, Joe Patterson and Bob Patterson, both of Lawrence, George Patterson, McCook, Nebr., James Patterson, Gulfport, Miss.; a sister, Bessie Wilhoff, Clay Center; 16 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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Graveside services for Ruby Wright, 95, Prescott, were Oct. 7 at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mrs. Wright died Oct. 5, 2004, at Country View Nursing Home, Prescott.

She was born July 20, 1909, at Randolph County, North Carolina, the daughter of Ivy M. and Maggie Leach Robbins.

She married Wilbur Martin Wright Aug. 17, 1927, at Olathe. He died Dec. 30, 1978.

Mrs. Wright was a former resident of Baldwin City. She moved to Prescott and later became a resident of Prescott Country View Nursing Home. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. She worked as a cook at Baker University and also owned and operated a gas station with her husband, Wilbur.

She was preceded in death by one son, Richard and one daughter, Shirley.

Survivors include two daughters, Peggy Eberhart, Lawrence, and Margaret Gabbert, Prescott, seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Country View Nursing Home Activity Fund or Alzheimer's Foundation and sent in care of Coffel-Schneider Funeral Home, 319 Chestnut, PO Box J, Mount City, KS 66056.


Memorial services for Rolin D. Walbridge, 55, Baldwin City, were Oct. 9 at Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mr. Walbridge died Oct. 6, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Lawrence. He was cremated.

He was born Sept. 17, 1949, at Lawrence, the son of Jesse Rolin and Mary Christine (Sharp) Walbridge. He graduated from De Soto High School in 1967. He worked for the Kansas Color Press, Lawrence, as a printing pressman from 1967 to 1990. He was a supervisor for the Treasury Chest, Lenexa, from 1990 to 1999 and a power plant operator for the City of Baldwin City from 1999 to present.

He married Marsha Eberhart. They later divorced.

Survivors include two daughters, Debbie Wilson and her husband, Chuck, Topeka, and Anne Walbridge, Topeka; two brothers, Don Walbridge and his wife, Beverly, Overland Park, and Gary Walbridge and his wife, Margie, Baldwin City; one sister, Sandy Johnson and her husband, Don, Baldwin City; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ives Chapel United Methodist Church and sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.


Memorial services for Clara F. Clark, 77, Lawrence, were Oct. 13 at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lawrence. She died Oct. 9, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 30, 1926, at Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Simon and Josephine Lukasak. She attended the Kansas City Art Institute. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church where she was active in the Alter Guild for many years. She was a member of the Kaw Valley Quilters Guild and the Crazy Quilters Group.

She married David V. Clark Sept. 29, 1951, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Kansas City, Mo. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include one daughter, Patty Ogle, Baldwin City; one son, David V. Clark, Houston, Texas; two brothers, Paul Lukasak, St. Clair, Minn., and Sam Lukasak, Lakeland, Fla.; three grandsons and a granddaughter.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrence Humane Society or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Palliative Care Unit and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

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