Alice DeWeese, of Lawrence, gave us 91 wonderful years as a loving daughter, wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great grandmother. She passed away Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Pioneer Ridge Heath Center. Funeral services will be held at Warren-McElwain Mortuary at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS.
Alice was born July 17, 1925 in Charleston, West Virginia to Ira Opal McCormick and Lula Ruth Evans. Her family moved to Lawrence and she graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1943. Alice retired from USD 497 after 20 years working in the cafeteria. Thanks in part to that experience, her family nicknamed her “The Cookie Monster”. She was a great baker and had quite a sweet tooth! She was also a 70 year member of Centenary United Methodist Church and held many United Methodist women officer positions. She loved to play cards and board games with longtime friends and family. She was part of a pinochle and pitch card group with her husband and three other couples for 40 years.
She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 45 years, Lester, whom she married January 15, 1945 in Casper, WY. Also preceding her in death are her sisters Dee (Bob) Lennartz and her oldest son, Kenneth (Barbara).
She is survived by her children Sharon (Wayne) Rogers of Lawrence, Mark (Betsy) of Fairfax, VA, John (Nancy) of Pratt and Ron (Chris) of Wichita; daughter-in-law, Barbara DeWeese, Pittsburgh, PA; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; sister, Dot (Keith) Kolars, San Antonio, TX; brother-in-law, Carroll (Norma) DeWeese, Lawrence, KS and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be at the mortuary from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
Memorials may be made in her name to the Centenary United Methodist Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.