Edith May Baldwin
Edith May Baldwin, 88, Lawrence, died April 27. She worked in food service
at KU. Survivors include two sons, John and Kenny, both of Lawrence; a
brother, Paul Humbard, Richmond; four sisters, Bernice Owens, Excelsior
Springs, Mo., Mary Harrington, Kansas City, Mo., Juanita Barger, Rayville,
Mo., and Anna Gillespie, Liberty, Mo.; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to Boy Scouts of America Troop 53, sent
in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Debra L. Park
L. Park, 32, Lawrence, died May 4. She was an assistant professor at KU
Medical Center’s otolaryngology department. Survi-
vors include her husband, Ralph, of the home; a son, Andrew S., of the
home; her mother, Brenda Sollner, Bonner Springs; two sisters, Pam Finter,
Blue Springs, Mo., and Tracy Sollner, Overland Park. The family suggests
memorials to USD 204 daycare in Bonner Springs, sent in care of Amos Family
Chapel of Shawnee, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.
Frederick Eugene Samson Jr.
Frederick Eugene Samson Jr., 85, Lake Quivira, died April 15. He was an
assistant professor at KU Medical Center from 1952 to 1957 and associate
professor at the center from 1957 to 1962. He was chair and professor
of biochemistry and physiology from 1962 to 1969 and chair and professor
of physiology and cell biology from 1968 to 1973. From 1973 to 1989 he
was director of the Ralph L. Smith Center for Mental Retardation and Human
Development at the medical center and became a professor emeritus in 1989.
Survivors include his wife, Camila; three daughters, Cecile Folkerts,
Julie Thompson and Renee Overton; a sister, Bernice Rice; five grandchildren;
and 12 great-grandchildren. The family suggests memorials to Heartland
Hospice, 4225 Baltimore Ave., Kansas City, MO 64111; or to the Fred Samson
Lectureship, sent in care of KU Endowment.
Herbert Glenn Wolfe
Herbert Glenn Wolfe, 76, Lawrence, died April 19. He was named an assistant
professor in 1963 and retired in 1994 as a professor of physiology and
cell biology. Survivors include a son, Richard Charles, Lawrence; two
daughters, Cynthia Marie Preston, Overland Park, and Pamela Sue Wolfe,
State College, Pa.; a brother, Wayne L., Leavenworth; a sister, Cleta
Maxine Van Horn, Gainesville, Fla.; and five grandchildren. The family
suggests memorials to American Cancer Society or Hospice Care of Douglas
County, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
Marilyn Virginia Yarbrough
Marilyn Virginia Yarbrough, 58, Durham, N.C., died March 9. She joined
the KU law faculty as an associate professor in 1976. She was named professor
in 1981 and served as associate vice chancellor for research and graduate
studies at KU from 1983 to 1987. She became the first black woman to be
dean of a major Southern university in 1987, when she became dean of the
Tennessee Law School. Survivors include two daughters, Carmen Ainsworth
Brady, Kansas City, Mo., and Carla Ainsworth, Seattle; a stepfather, John
Toole, Washington D.C.; a brother, William O. Yarbrough Jr., Durham; a
stepsister, Barbara Hubbard, Hyattsville, Md.; and a grandson.