Archive for Thursday, April 17, 2003

R. Dale Lounsbury


April 17, 2003

Funeral services for Richard Dale Lounsbury, 75, Emporia, were Monday, April 14, at the First United Methodist Church in Emporia. Burial was in Memorial Lawn Cemetery with military honors by Ball-McColm Post No. 5 of the American Legion and Lowry-Funston Post 1980 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Mr. Lounsbury died Thursday, April 10, 2003, at his home.

He was born Dec. 1, 1927, in Buffalo, Kan., the son of James Scott and Emma Kate Bell Lounsbury. As a child, he lived in Syracuse, Kan. He was a 1945 graduate of Admire High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University and a master's degree from Emporia State University.

Until his retirement in 1990, Mr. Lounsbury was an associate professor in the ESU Business department. He also farmed north of Admire.

He served in World War II and the Korean War, in the U.S. Navy from 1945 to 1946, and in the U.S. Air Force in 1951. During that time, he was assigned to B-36 bombers with the 8th Air Force in Minot, N.D.

Mr. Lounsbury was a member of the Sertoma and Kiwanis clubs.

He married Donna Marie Turnbull Dec. 27, 1956, in Kansas City, Mo. She died July 16, 1976.

Survivors include two sons, Rick Lounsbury and Bruce Lounsbury, both of Eudora; a sister, Phyllis Beck, Wichita; and four grandchildren.

A son, James Scott Lounsbury, died March 8, 1978. A brother, Phillip Lounsbury, and a sister, Dorothy Conway, also died earlier.

The family suggests memorials to the Beta Sigma Phi Heart Fund, sent in care of the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 175, Emporia 66801.

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