Green Burial

Dorothy Mae Reusch

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Graveside services for Dorothy Mae Reusch, 95, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Memorial Park Cemetery. Dorothy passed away Friday, February 15th at her home with her family surrounding her.

Dorothy was born January 27, 1922 in Eudora, KS the daughter of Richard and Fannie Mae (Williams) Erwin.

She was a member of the Eudora Methodist Church in Eudora and the HDU in Eudora. She enjoyed being with her family, being a homemaker, traveling, and retirement. She was loved.

She worked at the University of Kansas for over 30 years. She started at Continuing Education and then later worked part-time in Religious Studies until she retired in 1992.

She married Wayne Lavern Reusch, Sr. on September 30, 1941 in Eudora. He preceded her in death in 1994.

Survivors include her three sons, Wayne L. (Sandra) Reusch, Jr., John R. (Taunya) Reusch, Gary Dean (Susan) Reusch, all of Lawrence; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 7 great-great grandchildren. She was also preceded in death by her parents; four siblings, Betty Kirch, Francis Barry, Marie Hanson, Thelma Strong, and a grandson, Robert Reusch.

Memorials may be made in her name to the American Heart Association or the Dorothy M. Reusch Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.


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  • Ahnawake, Carol, & Sharon Taylor says:

    Sending our sincere condolences from the Taylor family to your entire family. Dorothy was always the nicest, sweetest neighbor to our family over the many, many years we lived next door. Praying for strength and peace to comfort you.

  • Allen Mitchell says:

    Wayne, I am sorry to hear about the death of your mom. Prayers for your family. Allen

  • Rich Freeman says:

    John, Gary and Bud – Sorry to hear about your Mom . She was a wonderful woman !