In memoriam

1930s

Helen Bauer, ’32, 99, July 16, 2010, in Kansas City, Mo.

Margaret Grummel Davis, ’37, 95, Alpha Chi Omega, Nov. 6, 2010, in Tulsa, Okla.

Virginia Winters Gilbert, ’37, 94, April 9, 2011, in Overland Park, Kan.

Sara Goodsill Stoskopf, ’39, 92, Alpha Chi Omega, Jan. 8, 2011, in Columbus, Kan.

Isabel Burr Woodruff, fs ’37, 95, Delta Delta Delta, May 14, 2011, in Dodge City, Kan. Survivors include a son, J. Mark Woodruff, and a daughter, J. Lynne Riley ’69.

1940s

Polly Chubb Burcham, ’49, 82, Delta Delta Delta, Nov. 9, 2010, in Overland Park, Kan. She is survived by her husband, William C. Burcham, and children, Robin Crawford, BBA,’95, Carol Burcham, Ann Donovan, ’74,  and Scott Burcham and a brother, Dr. Richard Chubb, ’50, and his wife, Johna.

Robert Daniel, ’45, Delta Tau Delta, July 10, 2010, in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

Marion Miller Hitt,47, 84, Alpha Chi Omega, Jan. 9, 2011, in Overland Park, Kan. Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Dick, and a sister Betty Miller Darr, ’42.

Carl Hull, ’46, 90, Kappa Sigma, June 25, 2011.

Doris Taylor Hummon, ’41, 90, June 18, 2011, in Shrewsbury, Mass.

Vernon Kirby, ’40, 93, Jan. 5, 2011, in Lee’s Summit, Mo. Survivors include sisters Florence Kirby Schadt, ’41, and Elinor Kirby Lewallen, ’43.

Dr. Julianna “Jane” Glass Lerner, ’47, 83, Aug. 29, 2010, in Tempe, Ariz.

George McCarten, ’40, 92, Zeta Chi, Nov. 18, 2010, in Kansas City, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Betty McCarten.

The Rev. Frances Baker Manson, ’48, 83, Delta Delta Delta, June 8, 2011. She served on the Board of Trustees. Survivors include her daughter, Jenny Lynn Weatherford, ’75.

Lloyd McKemey, ’48, 85, Feb. 6, 2011.

David Nicklin, ’47, 84, Nov. 11, 2010, in Omaha, Neb. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Mayne Nicklin, ’50, and his children, Kelly Nicklin, Polly Andres, Claudia Deeb and James Nicklin.

Bernard “Scoot” O’Bryhim, ’43, 90, Zeta Chi, Jan. 31, 2011. Survivors include his wife, Kathryn O’Bryhim, daughter, Pam O’Bryhim Prim, ’68, son, Mike O’Bryhim, ’70, and his wife, Kathy, ’70, and their sons, Tim and Brendan, ’00, and son, Cliff O’Bryhim, ’78, and his sons, Brad, ’06, and Chad, ’09.

Ruth Brooks Payne, ’48, 84, Phi Mu, April 14, 2011, in Baldwin City, Kan. Survivors include son, C. Brooks Payne, ’78, and his wife, Susan, ’78.

Dr. John Phillips, ’42, 90, Aug. 18, 2010, in Gig Harbor, Wash. He is survived by his children, Diane Perkins, Scott Phillips, Marc Phillips and David Phillips.

Julian Porter, ’40, 92, Delta Tau Delta, May 1, 2011.

Helen Cordts Pugh, ’42, 90, Delta Delta Delta, May 16, 2011.

Nelda Watkins Rinkel, ’46, age 86, Dec. 26, 2010, in Johnston, Iowa. She is survived by her husband, Charles Rinkel. She was a member of Phi Mu.

Maxine Bell Seymour, ’42, 89, Delta Delta Delta, March 14, 2011.

Marilyn “Lynne” Swedberg Schmutz, ’42, 88, Alpha Chi Omega, April 20, 2011. Survivors include daughter Suzy Schmutz Wilson, ’67, and daughter Ricki Schmutz, ’71.

Albert Walker, ’42, 91, June 22, 2011, DeKalb, Ill.

1950s

Mary Dalaba Alderson, ’50, 83, May 9, 2011, in Prairie Village, Kan.

Jerry Barr, ’53, 80, Kappa Sigma, Nov. 19, 2010, in Tallahassee, Fla. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy White Barr, ’53, and his children, Brian Barr, Mark Barr and Carol Barr.

Paul Brockman, ’59, 77, May 11, 2011, in Charlottesville, Va.

Carolyn Elliot Cleavinger, ’53, 78, Zeta Tau Alpha, Feb. 24, 2011.

George “Bill” Earnshaw, ’56, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Oct. 10, 2010, in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Margaret Phares Fox, ’50, 82, Alpha Chi Omega, Aug. 26, 2010, in Overland Park, Kan.

Jacquelyn Delp Goetschius, ’50, 83, Phi Mu, Oct. 20, 2010, in Wichita, Kan.

Dr. Stanley Johnson, ’52, 82, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Nov. 20, 2010, in Woodland, Calif. He is survived by his children, Laurie Gagnon, Susan Philip, Jeff Johnson and Jo Bukavich.

Norma Nedvar Keltner, ’50, Alpha Chi Omega, July 25, 2010, in Topeka, Kan.

Barbara Ellis Leathers, ’52, Delta Delta Delta, July 2, 2010, in Apalachin, N.Y.

Caryl Dreisbach Miller, ’57, 75, Alpha Chi Omega, Dec. 3, 2010, in Bella Vista, Ark. She is survived by her husband, William Miller, ’57, and her children, Bryce Miller and Mellynda Runyan.

Ernie Modlin, ’51, Kappa Sigma, Aug. 6, 2010, in Manhattan Beach, Calif. He is survived by his wife, Shirley Modlin.

Richard Moherman, ’56, 76, Delta Tau Delta, Oct. 8, 2010, in Wellsville, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Hopkins Moherman, ’57, and his children, Diane Angle, Susan Swan and Nancy Evans.

Leslie Seright, ’51, 82, Delta Tau Delta, May 14, 2011, in Yates Center, Kan.

Julie Tainter Thompson, fs ’52, 79, Delta Delta Delta, died March 10, 2011, in Wichita, Kan.

Stewart “Stew” Williams, ’57, Kappa Sigma, Aug. 5, 2010, in Blue Springs, Mo. He is survived by his wife, Donna Williams.

William Wright, ’50, 87, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Feb. 2, 2011.

1960s

Jerry Holley, ’60, 72, Kappa Sigma, Aug. 30, 2010, in Topeka, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Jane Quellhorst Holley, ’61.

Victor Leatzow, ’66, 66, Delta Tau Delta, March 8, 2011.

James E. Miller, ’65, 68, Feb. 25, 2011, in Overland Park, Kan. Survivors include his wife, Joan Hanner Miller, ’67.

James “Jim” Myers, ’67, 65, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Dec. 31, 2010, in Canyon Lake, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Lynn Myers.

Ed Nutt, ’65, Zeta Chi, Nov. 16, 2010, in Beattie, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Dee Saltzman Nutt, ’63.

Faith “Marcy” Haigh Romboldi, ’66, 66, Aug.1, 2010, in Plymouth, Mass. She is survived by her husband, Russell Romboldi.

Jay Rohrs, ’69, Kappa Sigma, Dec. 4, 2010, in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Harriet Woodcox McLeod, ’61, 71, Jan. 4, 2011, in Sycamore, Ga.

1970s

James Findlay, ’75, 58, Sigma Phi Epsilon, April 25, 2011, in Lenexa, Kan.

Richard Hansen, ’70, 66, Feb. 28, 2011, in Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Beth Bebb Herman, ’71, 62, Alpha Chi Omega, June 30, 2010, in Olathe, Kan.

Connie Craig Kimsey, ’70, 62, Phi Mu, March 1, 2011, in Bellvue, Colo.

Philip “Phil” Wohltman, ’71, 61, Delta Tau Delta, Nov. 29, 2010, in Queen Creek, Ariz. He is survived by his wife, Marsha Wohltman.

1990s

Connie Wilds Cortright, MBA ’98, 50, February 18, 2011 in Olathe, Kan.

Carol Figgins Moore, BBA ’93, 55, Feb. 6, 2011, in Silverthorne, Colo.

Christopher Nutting, ’94, 41, May 12, 2011, of Temecula, Calif. Survivors include his wife, Terah Dagley Nutting, ’95.

Hal Sears, MLA ’93, June, 14, 2010, in Lawrence, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Davida Sears.

2000s

Paul Craven, MBA ’02, Sept. 3, 2010, in DeSoto, Kan.

Tim Ditsworth, ’00, 31, Feb. 24th, 2011, in Lufkin, Texas.

Kathryn Gant, MSM ’08, 31, June 10, 2011, in Burlington, Kan.

John “Steve” Jones, MBA ’03, 61, Nov. 1, 2010, in Basehor, Kan.

Jennifer Walker Shaffer, MAED ’05, 46, Sept. 10, 2010, in Liberty, Mo.

David Winter, MLA ’08, 60, May 16, 2011, in Prairie Village, Kan.

Friends of the University

Mildred Petefish Allen, 95, Sept. 11, 2010, in Baldwin City, Kan.

Charles Arthur, 93, former member of the Board of Trustees, Feb. 16, 2011, in Manhattan, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Ann.

Suzanne Beeby, 55, Feb. 6, 2011.

Robert Benz, Jr., Nov. 20, 2010, in Baldwin City, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Ina Benz.

Gene Burnett, 97, June 15, 2011.

Aileen Hartpence, 93, former secretary at dean’s office, June 20, 2011, in Lawrence, Kan.

Reva Irick, 87, former library worker, May 11, 2011, in Lawrence, Kan. Survivors include her son Gary Irick, ’79.

Bruce Kinzer, Nov. 28, 2010, in Olathe, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Diann Kinzer.

Harold Kolling, 90, former University historian and archivist, Feb. 18, 2011, in Lawrence, Kan.

Dr. Vernon D. Michael, Emeriti Faculty, Dec. 23, 2010, in Baldwin City, Kan.

Susan Perry, former Board of Trustees member, Dec. 24, 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M.

Steve Schmeidler, June 19, 2011. Survivors include daughter Molly Schmeidler, current student.

Alfred Service, Emeriti Faculty, Aug. 28, 2010, in Overland Park, Kan. He is survived by his wife, Mildred Service.

Mildred Starr, 99, Aug. 21, 2010, in Overland Park, Kan. She is survived by her son, Walter Pinnell, ’69.

Gary Walbridge, 59, former director of physical plant, June 23, 2011, in Lawrence, Kan.

Bertha Wilhite, a former employee, died on Aug. 12, 2010, in Baldwin City, Kan.

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