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1930s

Ruth Boisseau Bird, d’38, 96, April 26 in Coldwater, where she was a retired teacher, librarian and principal. She is survived by three daughters, six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

1940s

Verdine Mulkins Bettis, n’42, 92, May 7 in Green Valley, Ariz. She is survived by two sons, a daughter, eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Jayne Williamson Bremyer, ’46, 88, Dec. 22 in McPherson, where she was an author and pain therapist. She is survived by two sons, Jay, l’74, and Jeff, ’73; a daughter, Jill Bremyer-Archer, ’75; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Joseph Butler III, ’45, 89, July 30 in Mission Springs, where he was president of Joseph A. Butler & Son Funeral Home. He is survived by his son, Joseph IV, ’80, and a daughter.

Victory Hawkey Dickason, d’40, 94, Sept. 21 in Prairie Village. She is survived by three sons, Richard, g’71, Brian, ’81, and William, assoc.; a daughter; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Betty Hilts Duffy, c’48, 86, June 29 in Oklahoma City, where she had been an executive secretary for the Oklahoma State Legislature. She is survived by her husband, Jack, c’49; two daughters; a brother; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Scott Harvey, b’47, 89, May 14 in Arden, N.C., where he was active in state politics. He is survived by his wife, Margaret, a daughter, a son and four grandchildren.

Mary Louise Hollabaugh, c’45, 90, Aug. 22 in Orange, Texas. She was retired from a 35-year career with E.I. DuPont, where she worked in the medical division.

Craig Jones, m’44, 94, Jan. 23 in Tulsa, Okla., where he was a retired physician. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor; two sons, one of whom is Kerry, c’71, g’73; a daughter; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Jean Boswell Jones, c’41, 93, Aug. 24 in Kansas City, where she had been a volunteer and was active in politics. She is survived by a son, Bradley, j’76; a daughter; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Donald Kresie, b’41, 94, Aug. 31 in Topeka, where he had a 34-year career in the personnel division of the Kansas Department of Administration. He is survived by his wife, Annette; a son, Randall, m’84; a daughter; and five grandchildren.

Richard Learmonth, b’42, 92, April 10 in Overland Park, where he was retired vice president of administration for Yellow Freight Systems. He earlier had managed the service division at Great Lakes Pipe Line. A nephew and three nieces survive.

William Linscott, e’49, 87, Aug. 15 in Mission Hills, where he co-founded the architectural firm of Linscott, Kiene and Haylett. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Bernadine; three daughters, one of whom is Leslie Linscott Hes-Knowles, ’76; two sons, Mason, b’86, and William, c’86; a stepson; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Vivian Johnson MacRae, c’45, 88, Feb. 22 in San Jose, Calif. A daughter, two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren survive.

Lavern Mausolf, b’49, 89, Sept. 9 in Overland Park, where he was a retired insurance agent with Lutheran Brotherhood. He is survived by three daughters; three stepsons, Brian Lewis, ’97, Brent Lewis, ’96, and Brad Lewis, ’99; a sister; 12 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Laurence McAneny, e’46, PhD’57, 86, Jan. 30 in Silver City, Md. He taught at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville from 1957 to 1988 and also had been dean of science and technology. He is survived by a son, Laurence II, c’69; two daughters; a stepson; a stepdaughter; a sister; four grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

Emma Bachus McBride, d’48, 86, Aug. 27 in Salina. She is survived by her husband, Frank; three sons, Steven, c’74, Scott, f’77, and Mark, c’81, g’85; a daughter; Susan McBride Pike, f’76; a brother; and four grandchildren.

Dorothy Berry Newman, d’48, g’49, PhD’87, 85, Aug. 31 in Kansas City, where she was a reading consultant. She also directed student-support services for Donnelly College. Surviving are her husband, Frank, g’58; a daughter; a son; and three grandchildren.

The Rev. Alan Pickering, b’49, 85, June 29 in Sun City Center, Fla., where he was a retired Presbyterian minister. He had been an adjunct professor of religion at KU and a visiting lecturer in Middle Eastern languages and linguistics. He later was a national training director for the YMCA in Chicago. Surviving are his wife, Kay; a daughter, Nancy, ’75; two sons, one of whom is Keith, ’77; a stepdaughter; and five grandchildren.

Austin Pickering, b’49, 84, Jan. 5 in Bradenton, Fla. He was the retired manager of manufacturing with Quaker Oats in Chicago and later was administrator of Asbury Towers in Bradenton, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Mary Ellen; a son; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

George Stone, f’48, 91, July 25 in Boca Raton, Fla. He had been longtime advertising art director for the Kansas City Star. Survivors include a son; a daughter, Melanie Stone Nolker, ’89; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Carl von Waaden, e’49, g’51, 87, June 23 in Coconut Grove, Fla., where he co-owned HMS Esquire, a gift boutique. A brother, Dennis, survives.

1950s

Elbert Bayne, e’54, 85, Aug. 27 in Independence, Mo., where he was retired from careers in engineering, optics and hardwood flooring. He is survived by his wife, JoAnne, a son, three daughters and three grandchildren.

Jane Lea Gagelman Bender, f’56, 80, Aug. 24 in La Mesa, Calif. She had been a legal secretary. Surviving are her husband, Clarence, b’57, l’64; two sons, one of whom is William, ’84; a daughter; and three granddaughters.

Robert Beguelin, d’51, 84, Aug. 28 in Hastings, Neb., where he was retired from a 45-year career with Our Own Hardware. He is survived by a daughter; a son; three stepdaughters, Ellen Hornberger Bartz, ’81, Ann Hornberger Rogers, j’84, and Gayle Hornberger Daniels, ’79; five grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Leo Bird, b’54, 81, Aug. 25 in Stockton, where he had careers in banking, real estate, auctioneering and tree farming. He is survived by his wife, Carol Hill Bird, d’57; a son, Eric, b’80; a daughter, Andrea, d’81; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

Kenneth Clohecy, d’55, 83, Aug. 10 in Roeland Park. He taught math and coached wrestling, football and track at Bishop Miege High School for many years. Surviving are his wife, Mary Catherine; two sons; a daughter, Cynthia, ’95; and a grandson.

Solomon Cohen, m’56, 87, Jan. 8 in Kennebunkport, Maine, where he was a retired pediatrician. He is survived by his wife, Dorcas, a son, a daughter, a stepson, a stepdaughter, a brother, 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Grant Cookson, c’57, 78, Aug. 27 in Parkville, Mo., where was a retired oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is survived by his wife, Linda, assoc.; two sons; two daughters; a brother; and two grandchildren.

John Faul, m’58, 82, Aug. 10 in Hillsboro, where he was a retired physician. He is survived by his wife, Eloise, two daughters, four sisters, two brothers and five grandchildren.

Pattye Allison Gehrt, ’55, 82, May 27 in Lawrence. She is survived by her husband, Floyd, two sons, a daughter and two grandchildren.

Colvin Gish, c’50, 88, July 12 in Kansas City, where he was a retired claims authorizer for the Social Security Administration. He is survived by his wife, Doris, four sons, a brother and five grandchildren.

James Griswold, e’53, 81, Aug. 18 in Greensboro, N.C. , where he had co-founded Questair, a kit plane manufacturer. He later worked for the FAA in Kansas City and at Cirrus Aircraft in Duluth, Minn. He is a recipient of the KU department of aerospace engineering’s Distinguished Alumni Award. Survivors include his wife, Helga; two sons, Doug, e’77, g’80, and Tom, ’86; a daughter, Lynette, ’81; three stepsons; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

William Hartell, e’53, 82, June 22 in Sterling, Va. He had been a U.S. Navy commander and also had worked for CSC. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; a son; two daughters; a stepson; three stepdaughters; two sisters, Margaret Hartell Carver, n’55, and Janis Hartell Click, c’57; and nine grandchildren.

Stephen Hinds, e’59, 76, Aug. 27 in St. Louis, where he was retired director of planning for Monsanto. He is survived by his wife, Jean Marie, a son and two brothers.

Duane Howard, c’59, 79, Dec. 23 in Sanford, N.C., where he was retired director of research and development in the quality-control department of Abbott Laboratories. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Becraft Howard, ’59; three sons; a daughter; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Marilynn Morgan Israel, d’50, 84, July 23 in Edmond, Okla., where she was a retired teacher and librarian. A daughter and two grandsons survive.

Barbara McGee Lappin, ’59, 75, May 28 in Fort Collins, Colo. She is survived by a daughter, a son, two grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Arthur McLoughlin, c’54, 90, Aug. 17 in Leawood, where he was a retired engineering geologist. His wife, Virginia Patch McLoughlin, c’48; and a son survive.

Thomas Milne, c’50, PhD’55, 85, Aug. 30 in Wheat Ridge, Colo., where he was retired from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. A memorial has been established with KU Endowment. He is survived by his wife, Zora Elliott Milne, g’73; a son, Charles, assoc.; two daughters, Janie Hamm Snider, b’77, and Julie Milne Esstman, s’79; a grandson; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.

Max Murray, b’54, 81, Aug. 24 in Hutchinson, where he was a partner and president of Winchester Packing. He also had been a commercial pilot for Wells Aircraft and Dillons. He is survived by his wife, Carol Stockham Murray, c’57; two sons, John, b’83, e’83, and Dan, b’80, g’81; a sister, Lou Ann Murray Hansen, ’60; and three grandchildren.

Robert O’Farrell, d’59, 82, Aug. 26 in Lenexa, where he was a retired teacher. He is survived by a sister and a brother, Thomas, c’56, m’60.

Glenn Opie, l’54, 87, Aug. 11 in Olathe. He lived in Great Bend, where he practiced law for many years. Surviving are his wife, Sandra, assoc.; two sons, one of whom is Harlan, m’92; and four grandchildren.

Dale Owings, b’51, 86, Aug. 21 in Leawood, where he owned Professional Data Control and had been a salesman. He is survived by his wife, Carol, assoc.; a son, Greg, b’77; a daughter, Lori Owings Mulhern, b’85; and four grandchildren.

Robert Sears Sr., c’55, l’57, 80, Sept. 3 in Belton, Mo., where he practiced law for many years. He is survived by two daughters; four sons, one of whom is Robert Jr., ’88; two sisters; two brothers; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Elaine Orlowske Solter, d’56, 81, May 29 in New Bern, N.C., where she was a retired teacher. She is survived by her husband, Harry, d’57; two sons; and six grandchildren.

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