Archive for Thursday, July 10, 2003

LaVerne H. Guenther


July 10, 2003

Services for LaVerne H. "Guinea" Guenther, 80, Lawrence, were Saturday, July 5, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial was at Memorial Park Entombment Mausoleum.

Mr. Guenther died Wednesday, July 2, 2003, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 12, 1922, in Eudora, the son of Harry and Zena (Ziegler) Guenther. He was raised in Eudora and graduated from Eudora High School. He attended Kansas City School of Watch Making.

Mr. Guenther served in the U.S. Navy from June 1944 until March 1946. He owned and operated Guenther's Jewelry Store for 52 years in downtown Lawrence. He was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church and former member of Elks Lodge of Lawrence.

He married Maxine Daugherty on Dec. 20, 1941, in Arizona. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Rex, Lawrence; two sisters, Janice Colman, Eudora, and Doris Touchton, Pittsburg; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A son, Randy, died Aug. 3, 2002.

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