Archive for Thursday, June 30, 2005


June 30, 2005


Funeral services for Irma Elizabeth "Lizzie" Keen, 93, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Mrs. Keen died June 23, 2005, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Feb. 12, 1912, in Jewell County, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Atkins) Rogers. She had lived in Lawrence since 1958.

She married Houston E. Keen Dec. 16, 1938, at Esbon. He died April 29, 1985.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jan Cookson, in 2003, and a granddaughter, Connie Jantz in 1977.

Survivors include a son, Skip Keen, Baldwin City, a daughter, Lee Lasley, Hillsboro, Ore., a sister Frances Thompson, Aurora, Neb., seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and the family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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


Funeral services for Garland N. Shipps, 73, Maryville, Mo., were May 24, at Price Funeral Chapel, Maryville, Mo. Mr. Shipps died May 20, 2005, at St. Francis Hospital, Maryville, Mo.

He was born Dec. 17, 1931, in Overbrook, the son of Earl and Nellie (Leuf) Shipps. They later moved to the Worden community.

He married Jeanette Stouffer July 27, 1957, at Fairfax, Mo.

He was a farmer and founder of Shipps Grain in Maryville. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Greg Alan Shipps.

Survivors include his wife of the home; a son, Gary Shipps and his wife Mary Beth, Maryville, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Deloris Shipps, Savannah, Mo.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Joann Peter, Maryville, Mo., and Gayle Lamb, Elliott, Iowa, and one brother, Dayle Shipps, Maryville, Mo.

Burial was at Miriam Cemetery, Maryville, Mo. Price Funeral Home, Maryville, Mo., was in charge of arrangements.

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