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Nettie E. Burke
Nettie E. Burke, 92, Linwood, died May 13 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She formerly had worked at the Kansas Union. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Riley, Baldwin; a sister, Minnie Farmer, Overland Park; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren. Alden-Harrington Chapel, Bonner Springs, is in charge of arrangements.

Bertram Caruthers Sr.
Bertram Caruthers Sr., 90, died April 27 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, Kan. He received two degrees from KU and later received a distinguished service citation from the university. Survivors include his wife, Evelyn; a daughter, Patricia Caruthers; and a son, Bertram Caruthers Jr. Thatcher Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan., is in charge of arrangements.

Carol Church
Carol Jane Church, 66, Lawrence, died May 23. She was a teacher in Lawrence and was a member of the KU Endowment Association, the Education Association and the Alumni Association. She also was a volunteer for the Lied Center. Survivors include her husband, Earl; two sons, Curt Church, Phoenix, and Clint Church, Lawrence; a sister, Ann Schiltz, Hewitt, Texas; and a grandson. Warren-McElwain is in charge of arrangements.

Andrew John Wesley Darton Jr.
Andrew John Wesley Darton Jr., 81, Kansas City, Mo., died May 12 at Carondelet Manor. He taught in the education and engineering schools and directed several programs at KU from 1970 to 1973. Survivors include a son, Andrew John Wesley Darton III, Kansas City, Mo.; a daughter, Lisa Ann Darton, Denver; and a grandson. Mount Moriah & Freeman Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

E. Winona Dingman
E. Winona Dingman, 86, Lawrence, died May 28 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community. She worked at Watson Library and KU Printing Services until her retirement in 1986. Survivors include two sons, John Dingman Jr., Hutchinson, and Robert Dingman, Eudora; a daughter, Karen Dingman, Topeka; a brother, Kenneth Olson, Lawrence; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Warren-McElwain is in charge of arrangements.

Jack Erskine Douglas
Jack Erskine Douglas, 87, Worthington, Ohio, died May 17 at home. He had served as a visiting professor at KU. Survivors include his wife, Mary; two daughters, Susan Parsons, Worthington, Ohio, and Mary Margaret of Dublin, Ohio; a son, John Douglas of Oklahoma City; and 10 grandchildren. Schoedinger Worthington Chapel in Ohio is in charge of arrangements.

John George LaFond
John George LaFond, 58, Tavares, Fla., died May 10 of emphysema. He taught criminal justice at KU for six years. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Angie Frost, Tavares; sons David LaFond of Wildwood and Mark LaFond of Leesburg; and four grandchildren. Beyers Funeral Home in Leesburg, Fla., is in charge of arrangements. Dunbar Funeral Home in Columbia is in charge of arrangements.

Nancy Bengel Lynott
Nancy Bengel Lynott, 56, Shrewsbury, N.J., died Tuesday, May 21, at her home. She had breast cancer. She graduated from KU with highest distinction and was a librarian from 1970 to 1977. Survivors include her husband, Michael; a daughter, Rachel Lynott, Shrewsbury; a son, Sean Lynott, Shrewsbury; her mother, Independence, Kan.; and a brother, Anthony Bengel, Greensboro, N.C. Thompson Memorial Home in Red Bank, N.J., is in charge of arrangements.

Mary M. Orr
Mary Orr, 89, South Bend, Ind., died April 22, in assisted living facility. She was formerly a nurse at KU Medical Center where she was in charge of the premature nursery. Survivors include her husband, Robert; a son, William Orr of Oregon; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Thallemer-Goethals Funeral Home, Mishawaka, Ind., is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Edward Paris
Edward Joseph Paris, Lt. Col., U.S. Army, Ret., 76, Columbia, S.C., died Monday, May 13, 2002, at Palmetto Richland Memorial Hospital. He was a Professor of Military Science and Tactics in KU’s ROTC program from 1960-65. Survivors include his former wife, Barbara, Columbia, S.C.; a daughter, Deborah P. Morgan, Columbia, S.C.; sons, Craig P. Paris of Edwardsville, Illinois and Scott P. Paris of Juneau, Alaska; sister, Jesse Maier of San Andreas, California; and five grandchildren.

Paul R. Porter
Paul R. Porter, 94, a KU graduate who helped develop and implement the Marshall Plan for Europe’s economic recovery after World War II, died Sunday at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. He was a labor organizer and Socialist Party worker in the 1930s and served as deputy chief of the American team that negotiated the organization and financing of NATO in 1952 and 1953. Survivors include his sons, John S. and Kendall R., both of Falmouth, Maine, and Daniel R. of Bronxville, N.Y.; a daughter, Kathleen of Volcano, Hawaii; and seven grandchildren. Toale Brothers Funeral Home of Sarasota is in charge of arrangements.

Maynard W. Shelly
Maynard W. Shelly, 73, Lawrence, died May 3, at his home. He joined the psychology department at Kansas University in 1965. He became a professor emeritus Jan. 17, 1992. He worked with Felix Moos on a research project in Micronesia for four years in the late 1960s and early 1970s. They began a course at KU in the 1980s on aggression, violence and terrorism of the modern world. Warren-McElwain is in charge of arrangements.

Della Hale Shoemaker
Della Hale Shoemaker, 93, Baldwin, June 1, at Baldwin Care Center. She worked at Watkins Student Health Center at KU from 1967 to 1975. Survivors include three daughters, Irene Saile, Pomona, Edith M. Sumner, Bakersfield, Calif., and Mary K. Roesler, Kansas City, Kan.; a stepson, Robert Shoemaker, Topeka; a stepdaughter, Shirley Buck, Burlingame; a brother, Clarence E. Flory, Baldwin; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Lamb-Roberts-Heise Funeral Home in Baldwin is in charge pf arrangements.

M. Hall Taylor
M. Hall Taylor, 90, died of dementia May 11 at his home in Washington, D.C. He was a KU graduate and geologist who worked for the National Science Foundation for 19 years before retiring in 1979 as a program director. Survivors include his wife, Betty Ellen; and a son, Craig of Gulf Hammock, Fla.

Charles M. Warner
Charles M. Warner, 78, Topeka, died May 8, at his home. He worked for the maintenance department at Kansas University until his retirement. Survivors include two sons, Stephen Meredith, Portland, Ore., and James Christopher, Topeka; and a grandchild. Newcomer Family Funeral Home, Topeka, is in charge of arrangements.

June 14, 2002
Vol. 26, No. 17

Budget crisis leads to 'painful cuts'
KU history student tracks torandos
Staff uses program to fund studies
Voluntary summer leave creates additional time off for employees
Regents to vote on tuition proposal at June meeting
Kentucky artists are featured at Spencer
KU helps Lawrence crack top 10 list
Alabama prof named dean of engineering
A whirlwind of cultural literacy
Information services anmes new associate vice chancellor
Deadline for phone listing changes is today
Foundation teams with KU in Rosedale
Old KU
April employees honored
Teaching center supports faculty, awards instructors
Communicators win national awards
New directors fine home in Fine Arts



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