Deaths

Charles Lee McManness
Charles Lee "Chuck" McManness, 53, died April 10.
He was an asbestos worker at KU until the time of his death.
McManness graduated from KU in 1968 with a degree in graphic arts and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Mustard Seed Fellowship in Lawrence.
He is survived by two daughters, Keely Wright and Tiffany McManness, and two sons, Tavin McManness and Stacy McManness, all of Lawrence; two brothers, Gary McManness of Lawrence and Brian McManness of Shawnee; his mother Flora McManness of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; and four grandchildren.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Children's Life Flight at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., made in care of the mortuary.


June Catherine Thomas
June Catherine Thomas, 76, died April 13.
Thomas had worked in the Lawrence Social and Rehabilitation Services office and then KU's Water Resources Institute before retiring in 1994.
She was a member of Carter Memorial Methodist Church, Needham, Mass. She married Chester F. Thomas on July 24, 1948, in Needham. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include three daughters, Christine Ross-Vaze, Lawrence, Caren Gautney, McLouth, and Cynthia Kruger, Baldwin; and five grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the American Lung Association, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.


Margaret Wilhelm
Margaret Wilhelm, 74, died April 7.
Wilhelm had worked as a registered nurse at Watkins Health Center at KU until retiring in 1973. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a sister, Nadine Wegner, Mundelein, Ill.; and a brother, Paul Wilhelm, San Diego. The family suggests memorials to the Good Samaritan Fund at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.


Katherine Louise Monroe
Katherine Louise Monroe, 72, died April 5.
Monroe worked for the entomology department at KU from the late 1950s to the late 1960s. She was a member of the St. Luke A.M.E. Church. She married Waldo M. "Bud" Monroe on April 27, 1947, in Atchison. He died Feb.14, 1999.
Survivors include a daughter, Walda Monroe, Lawrence; a son, Stewart Monroe, Lawrence; a brother, Gary A. Stewart, San Francisco; an aunt who raised her, Rosie Clayton, Sioux Falls, S.D.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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April 28, 2000
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