A Memorial service for Erna L. Sutton, 76, Lawrence, KS, will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Mrs. Sutton died June 5, 2011 at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Baldwin City, KS.
She was born on May 24, 1935 in Winston, MO, the daughter of Ernest O. and Lucille Searcy Stuck.
Erna was a bus driver for the City of Lawrence and USD #497. She also was the Secretary for the Arthritis Foundation and a Park Ranger at Clinton Lake. Erna was a founding member of the Fraternal Order of Police Women’s Auxiliary.
She married Lyle R. Sutton, Sr. on December 21, 1960. He preceded her in death on February 5, 2011.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Lewis and Angela Morgan, both of Lawrence; two sons, Kelvin Helmert, Lawrence and Lyle (J.R.) Sutton, Jr., Overland Park, KS; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends at 4:00 p.m. until service time at the mortuary.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to the Fraternal Order of Police or Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.