Clarice Darlene Broz

Funeral Service and Burial for Clarice Darlene Broz of Lawrence, KS, will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 946 Vermont Street at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday August 1st, 2015. Burial at Oak Hill cemetery, Lawrence, KS, will follow the service.

Mrs. Broz died on July 16th, 2015, at St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City after a brief illness. Mrs. Broz was born on September 5th, 1934, the daughter of William and Helen Rohla of Wager, SD. She was united in marriage to Gerald Edward Broz on June 7th, 1957, in Wagner, SD. He preceded her in death on November 10th, 2002. They were married for 45 happy years. Mr. and Mrs. Broz moved to Lawrence from Clinton, IA, in 1973, after Gerald was transferred for work. He was employed by DuPont.

Mrs. Broz attended the University of South Dakota following high school, and later received her BS in Education from The University of Kansas. She taught for more than 25 years in the Lawrence public schools, spending many of them as a fourth grade teacher at Deerfield Elementary. Clarice remained an active substitute teacher after her retirement.

Mrs. Broz was a member of First United Methodist for 43 years in Lawrence, and previously at First United Methodist in Clinton, Iowa. She regularly attended Sunday services at the West Lawrence campus, and was an enthusiastic participant in the senior ‘Pickle Ball’ activities.

Mrs. Broz was an avid golfer, playing in the women’s association at Alvamar since 1973. She also enjoyed playing duplicate bridge several times each week. Clarice spent many years singing in the Lawrence Civic Choir, which took her on journeys across the country. An ardent Jayhawk fan, she also held season basketball tickets and rarely missed a game.

Clarice is survived by her children and their spouses: Peggy (Martin Volker), Pamela (Shawn Boat), Tracy (John Wilkus) and Jonathan (Anne Budde); 8 loving grandchildren; 1 sister, Bonita Rohla; 2 brothers-in-law; 12 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister Delores, brother William, and niece Debbie.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to: The American Lung Association or The Lawrence Civic Choir Scholarship Fund.

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