Funeral services for Herbert H. Werst, 88 of Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday February 10th at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. He passed away Sunday, February 5th at Presbyterian Manor.
Herbert was born November 9th, 1928 in Lawrence Kansas. He was the son of Benjamin Franklin Werst & Melissa Belle Hittle.
He served in his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
He was a member of the Indian Hills Church of God.
Herb was self-employed and owner of Countryside Floors for over 30 years and did numerous gym floors and residential properties all around Lawrence and surrounding areas. He continued to do small jobs up until 2 years ago. He was an avid hunter and loved wildlife and being outdoors.
He married Juanita Bushnell. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his children, Carolee Meseraull (Clay); Lawrence, KS, Brenda Schneck (Steven Gregory) Lake Worth, Florida, Audie Scott Werst; (Dianne); Denton, Texas, Penny Wingert; Lawrence, KS, Darren Werst (Carrie) Eudora KS and Cynthia Leary (Steve) Lawrence, KS. He has 13 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren. His sisters, Nancy Prock, Mt. Grove, Missouri, Sarah Mullin, Topeka, KS, Miriam Francis Barnhart, Yakima Valley, Washington. He was preceded in death by 13 siblings.
The family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 9th at the mortuary.
Memorial may be made in his name to Visiting Nursing Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren McElwain Mortuary.