Archive for Thursday, September 16, 2004


September 16, 2004


Graveside services for Nava Rabiner Sivron, 43, Lawrence, were Thursday at Clinton Cemetery, Clinton. Mrs. Sivron died Sept. 6, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.


She was born Oct. 26, 1960, in Israel, the daughter of Shlomo and Sarah Kosovski Rabiner. She graduated from Alliance Schools in Ramat Aviv, Israel. She received her bachelor's degree from Technion University, Haifa, Israel.

She moved to Bozeman, Mont., in 1988, where she received master's degrees in both physics and theater arts from the University of Montana. She also lived in Coopersville, Mich., Lewisburg, Pa., and Hastings, Neb., before moving to Douglas County.

She served in the Israeli army for two years, and taught math and physics in both Bozeman and Grand Valley, Mich. She taught dance and worked in an art gallery in Grand Island, Neb. She also taught math at Baker University, Baldwin City.

She married Ron Sivron on June 16, 1988. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a daughter, Carmel Aileen Sivron, of the home; her father, Ramat Ha'Sharon, Israel; and a sister, Nehamah Sneh, Ramat Ha'Sharon, Israel.

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Graveside services for Ethel "Marie" Herren, 57, Lawrence, were Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Mrs. Herren died Sept. 10, 2004, at Lawrence.

She was born Sept. 7, 1947, at Baldwin City, the daughter of Harold A. and Dorothy (Bennett) Deshazer. She was a homemaker.

She married Carlton Doudna Oct. 10, 1964. They were divorced. She married Bobby G. Herren May 1, 1990, at Miami, Okla. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Bobby Gene Herren, Jr., Lawrence; four daughters, Shelly Snow, Carla Doudna, Kathy Wainscott and Shirley Cleek, all of Lawrence; her mother, Dorothy Bennett Zimmerman, Lawrence; two brothers, Jerry Lee Deshazer, Lawrence, and Joseph Henery Deshazer, Eudora; a sister, Judy Kay Deshazer, Garland, Texas, and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, a brother, Harold David Deshazer and a step-father, Marion Zimmerman.

Memorials may be left to the Marie Herren Memorial Fund and sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence, KS 66044. Online condolences may be sent to


Services for Marcella "Lorraine" Foehringer, 81, Lawrence, will be Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2211 Inverness Dr., Lawrence. Mrs. Foehringer died Sept. 12, 2004, at the Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community, Lawrence.

She was born Sept. 13, 1922, at Palo Alto County, Iowa, the daughter of Ray and Opal (Egemo) Birkland. Prior to moving to Lawrence, Mrs. Foehringer and her late husband, the Reverend Eugene Foehringer, served as missionaries for 35 years in Brazil and South America. She was an active member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Lawrence.

She married Eugene Foehringer. He died Feb. 28, 1989.

Survivors include five children, their partners and 12 grandchildren.

Mrs. Foehringer was cremated. Inurnment will take place at a later date at Seneca, Ill. Memorials may be made to Heifer Project International,


Funeral services for Mary Margaret Williams, 93, Baldwin City, will be today at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City. Mrs. Williams died Sept. 13, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born June 13, 1911, at Fort Scott, the daughter of William John and Maud (Kilburn) Williams. Before moving to Baldwin City in 1921, the family lived in Chanute and Bonner Springs. She graduated from Baldwin High School and in 1934 from Baker University with a Bachelor's Degree in Math and English. She received a Master's Degree in Guidance and Psychology in 1961 from the University of Kansas.

She taught one year at Union Town and one year at Rantoul. The next 36 years she spent in Arkansas City, where she taught junior high, senior high and junior college. 23 years were in senior work, where she served as the director at Cowley County Community College. At age 63, she developed a successful enrichment program for senior citizens. Cowley Institute of Lifetime Learning is recognized as one of the finest programs in the region, due largely to her leadership and vision. She retired at age 86.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Baldwin City, former member of the Methodist Church, Arkansas City, Kansas Education Association, Delta Kappa Gamma, Order of Eastern Star, Phi Mu Sorority, Baker University.

She is survived by two nephews, John Williams and his wife, Mary, Lawrence, and Jim Williams and his wife, Krystal, Baldwin City; one niece, Jeanne Doege and her husband, Ken, Wichita; six great-nephews, five great nieces and many cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Marian Williams, a brother-in-law, Raymond Williams and one nephew, Bill Williams.

The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. before the funeral at the church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City. Memorials may be made to Baker University and may be sent in care of Lamb-Roberts Funeral Home, PO Box 64, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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