Archive for Thursday, September 2, 2004


September 2, 2004


Graveside services for Earl E. "Gene" "Bronc" Wilson, 44, Eudora, were Sept. 1 at Vinland Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died August 29, 2004, at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Lawrence.

He was born May 5, 1960, at Athens, Texas, the son of Everett Eugene and Ruby Jewell Hollis Wilson. He lived in Lawrence for many years before moving to Eudora. He was a residential and commercial painting contractor in the Lawrence area for 27 years.

He married Teresa Lynne Holladay June 9, 1984, at Lawrence. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his father, Everett Eugene Wilson, West Memphis, Ark.; his mother, Ruby Jewell Allen, Clarinda, Iowa; a maternal grandmother, Vera Inez Richardson, Clarinda, Iowa; two sons, Earl Eugene Wilson, Jr., and Jeremy Wayne Wilson, both of Lawrence; two daughters, Angela Christine Jones and Christina Marie Taylor, both of Eudora; two brothers, Rocky Joe Wilson, address unknown, and William "Bill" Ferlin Wilson, West Memphis, Ark.; six sisters, Beverly Diane Wilson, Clarinda, Iowa, Sherry Sue Wilson, address unknown, Francie Loraine Wilson, Olathe, Mary Anne Flory, Baldwin City, Cheryl Wilson, West Memphis, Ark., Kimberley Diane Jolliff, Baldwin City, and four grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Earl E. Wilson Memorial Fund and sent in care of Lawrence Funeral Chapel, 3821 W. 6th St., Lawrence, KS 66049.


Graveside inurnment for Jessie Maxine McClacherty, 73, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. today at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence. Mrs. McClacherty died Aug. 29, 2004, at her home.

She was born Oct. 4, 1930, at Topeka, the daughter of John Addison and Naomi Holt Helfer. She graduated from Holton High School in 1949 where she lettered in girls sports -- basketball, track and baseball. She moved from Manhattan to Lawrence in 1959.

She worked at Sunflower Ordinance Plant (Hercules), Jayhawk Trophy, G.S.P. and Corbin scholarship residence halls.

She was a member of Mt. Oread Aerie No. 309, FOE (Eagles), Lawrence and Manhattan.

She married John Wesley McClacherty June 1, 1948. He died April 14, 1992.

Survivors include three daughters, Pat Cofer, Lawrence, Sue McClacherty, Baldwin City, Kelly McClacherty, Corona, Calif.; one son, John McClacherty, North Olmsted, Ohio; a brother, Larry Helfer, Alton, Mo.; a sister, Jackie Mitchell, Carbondale, and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Care of Douglas County or Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association and sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to Subject: McClacherty.


Graveside services and inurnment for Warren M. "Merle" Elliott, 71, Baldwin City, will be at 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mr. Elliott died Aug. 29, 2004, at his home. He was cremated.

He was born Dec. 18, 1932, at Arcadia, the son of Warren Oris and Dorothy (Boring) Elliott. He served in the U.S. Air Force from Feb. 9, 1953, to Feb. 8, 1957. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal.

He married Anna Miller June 24, 1953, at Amarillo, Texas, while attending Aircraft Mechanic School. They moved to Baldwin City in 1978. He worked in construction, specializing in concrete.

He was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church and the American Legion in Baldwin City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Betty Clark and one brother, Jim Elliott.

Survivors include his wife of the home, two daughters, Debby Reese, Topeka, and Sheryl East and her husband, Bud, Baldwin City; one son, Steve Elliott and his wife, Linda, Baldwin City; three brothers, Bill Elliott and his wife, Betty, Overland Park, Dale Elliott and his wife, Juanita, McAlester, Okla., and Gary Elliott and his wife, Charlotte, Lincoln, Neb.; one sister, Sandy Elliott, Baldwin City, and one grandson.

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

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