Archive for Thursday, April 29, 2004

Lawrence W. Mages


April 29, 2004

Services for Lawrence W. Mages, 81, Eudora, were Tuesday, April 27, at Holy Family Catholic Church. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.
Mr. Mages died Friday, April 23, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
He was born Sept. 28, 1922, in Ottawa, the son of Frank C. and Mary Kreusch Mages. He graduated from Ottawa High School in 1940.
Mr. Mages served from 1941 to 1943 in World War II. He retired from Farmland Chemical Plant in 1987 after working there 33 years. He previously had worked for Eudora USD 491, International Harvester in Ottawa for nine years, and at the Hercules Powder Plant for a short time. He also farmed for many years in the Ottawa and Lawrence areas.
He married Marjorie Mae McKoon on Nov. 16, 1943, in Homewood. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two daughters, Patricia Hoover, Lawrence, and Veronica "Vicki" Isaacs, Lawrence; two sons, Paul Mages, Topeka, and Larry Mages, Ottawa; a brother, Eugene Mages, Apple Valley, Calif.; three sisters, Frances Turner, Overland Park, Helen Scott and Bonita Welborn, both of Ottawa; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials to the Bea Martin Peck Animal Shelter in Ottawa, sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary-Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora 66025.
Online condolences may be sent to, subject: Mages.

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