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
Thomas had worked in the Lawrence Social and Rehabilitation Services
office and then KU's Water Resources Institute before retiring
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, 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
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
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.