Archive for Thursday, December 21, 2000


December 21, 2000

Lester L. Warsop

Services for Lester Lee Warsop, 88, DeSoto, were Thursday, Dec. 14, at DeSoto Baptist Church. Burial was in DeSoto Cemetery.

Mr. Warsop died Monday, Dec. 11, 2000, at Eudora Nursing Center.

He was born Nov. 8, 1912, in Eudora, the son of Wilford and Ida Paxton Warsop. He moved to DeSoto in 1918.

Mr. Warsop was a mechanic and owned and operated DeSoto Motors from 1946 to 1967 and then worked for Gulf Oil at the Eudora Explosive Plant. He was also a farmer. He was a member of DeSoto Masonic Lodge, a former charter member of DeSoto Rotary, and served as Lexington Township trustee and on the DeSoto Cemetery Board.

He married Mary Eunice Curtiss on Dec. 28, 1937, in Olathe. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Ronald Lee Acton, Kansas City, Kan.; a daughter, Martha Rae Carpenter, Lawrence; three stepsons, Glenn Bowers, Topeka; Roy "Jack" Bowers, Eudora; and, Monte Bowers, DeSoto; a stepdaughter, Mary Dunkin, San Marcos, Texas; three sisters, Opal Ostertag, Forsythe, Mo.; Garnet Moll, Gardner; and, Margaret Dierolf, Olathe; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.

Two sisters, Ruby Pogue and Pearl Ashlock, a stepson, Bill Bowers, two grandchildren and three stepgrandchildren died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to the DeSoto Museum or the charity of the donor's choice, sent in care of Bruce Funeral Home, P.O. Box 192, Gardner 66030.

Lelia P. Deay

Services for Lelia Pearl Deay, 91, Waverly, were Saturday at Jones Funeral Home, Waverly. Burial was in Deay Cemetery, south of Eudora.

Miss Deay died Thursday, Dec. 14, 2000, at Newman Hospital, Emporia.

She was born April 9, 1909, in Eudora, the daughter of Marshall and Etta F. (Ogle) Deay.

Miss Deay was a member of Bethany Church of Christ and the 3-M Club, both of Waverly.

Survivors include a brother, Harold Deay, Waverly.

The family suggests memorials to the Bethany Church of Christ or Waverly Senior Center, sent in care of the funeral home, 501 Dane St., Waverly 66871.

Rosa Klaus

An inurement for Rosa Klaus, 92, Eudora, will be at a later date at Oak Hill Cemetery. She was cremated.

Mrs. Klaus died Sunday, Dec. 17, 2000, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Aug. 14, 1908, in Tepl, Sudetenland, to Anton and Anna (Lenk) Nittel.

Mrs. Klaus was a baker. She moved to the United States from Germany in 1952. She worked at Herbst Shoe Co. in Milwaukee, Wis., for 15 years.

She married Josef Klaus on Sept. 10, 1938, in Tepl, Sudetenland. He died Jan. 25, 1986.

She is survived by her daughter, Hannelore Hess, Lawrence; and one grandchild.

Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is in charge of services.

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