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Eugene "Gene" Staples Eugene "Gene" Staples, 80, died Nov. 4. He retired from an administrative position at the University of Kansas Hospital in 1990.

Erik Larsen Erik Larsen, 95, died Oct. 18. Larsen was a professor of art history at KU from 1967 until his retirement in 1980. He had a significant role in the development of the doctoral program in art history. He was considered to be one of the leading experts on Dutch and Flemish painting of the 17th century. Survivors include his wife, Katharina; a son; and a granddaughter. Friends can make memorial donations to Hospice of Citrus County in Florida.

Donald Howard McConnell Donald Howard McConnell, 82, died Nov. 5. McConnell was associate director of the housing department until he retired in 1989. Survivors include his wife, Bertie Grace; a son; a daughter; six grandchildren; and a great-grandson. The family suggests memorials to Plymouth Congregational Church or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association for the benefit of the nursing staff on the second floor, sent in care of the mortuary. Online condolences may be sent at

Bridgie Reilly Hill Bridgie Reilly Hill, 95, died Oct. 31. She worked as a secretary in the chancellor's office for 18 years. Survivors include a son, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a sister, six grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Daughters of Isabella, sent in care of the chapel, P.O. Box 1516, Lawrence, 66044.

Griffith Baley Price Griffith Baley Price, 101, died Nov. 7. He joined the KU faculty in 1937 and retired in 1975. He was as chair of the Department of Mathematics from 1951 until 1970. He was named the E.B. Stouffer Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at KU. Price helped establish the Cora Lee Beers Price Teaching Professorship of International Cultural Understanding, in honor of his wife, and the G. Baley Price Spencer Research Fellowship. Survivors include a son, five daughters, 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. The family suggests memorials to a charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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