Archive for Thursday, June 1, 2006

Arlen C. Wisdom


June 1, 2006

Funeral services for Arlen Clarence Wisdom, 74, Eudora, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.

Mr. Wisdom died Saturday, May 27, 2006, at the Eudora Nursing Center.

He was born July 11, 1931, in Ozark, Ark., the son of Seth Earl and Lessie Mae Bethany Wisdom. He moved to Eudora in 1951.

He worked for Stokely Van Camp in Lawrence for 25 years before opening A & B Auto Service in 1976. When the station closed in 1992, it was the last full-service station in Eudora.

He married Robbie McRoy on Dec. 27, 1952, in Clarksville, Ark. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Bob Wisdom, Garnett, and Terry Wisdom, Eudora; two daughters, Debbie Flint and Tammy Ziesenis, both of Lawrence; a brother, Lloyd Wisdom, Lawrence; two sisters, Geneva Gary and Collene Long, both of Eudora; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A son, Bill Wisdom, died in 1999.

The family suggests memorials to Hospice Care in Douglas County or the American Lung Assn., sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence 66044.

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