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R. Carl Shankland

R. Carl Shankland, 92, died Sept. 16. He retired from KU printing services in 1981. He is survived by three children, 13 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Byron S. Wenger

Byron S. Wenger, 89, died Sept. 8. He was an assistant professor of anatomy from 1951 to 1969. After teaching in Canada and Grenada, Wenger returned to Lawrence in 1995, where he volunteered for Audio-Reader, the Spencer Museum of Art and the Natural History Museum. He also participated in the Brain Aging Project at the KU Medical Center. Wenger is survived by his wife, Eleanor; four children; and eight grandchildren. The family suggests donations to the Alzheimer's Association,

Orville L. Voth

Orville L. Voth, 84, died Sept. 22. He was formerly director of independent study at KU. Survivors include his wife, Helen; four daughters; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Bethel College, sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home, 215 N. Main, Newton, KS 67114.

George R. Wampler

George R. Wampler, 79, died Sept. 27. He worked as a plumber for 21 years at KU, retiring in 1991. Survivors include his wife, Betty; four sons; five daughters; 29 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Jefferson County Friends of Hospice, sent in care of Barnett Chapel Oaks, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa, KS 66066.

Lloyd Sponholtz

Lloyd Sponholtz died Sept. 30. Sponholtz, an associate professor of history, was a longtime faculty member, joining KU in 1967. Sponholtz is survived by his wife, Charlotte, and their four children. Sponholtz won a W.T. Kemper Fellowship in 2000, was active in governance and was an early director of the Mount Oread Scholars Program.

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