Alice Jeffress

A visitation for Alice Jane Jeffress, 73, Baldwin City will be held from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. She died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at her home.

Alice was born July 30, 1940 in Monett, MO the daughter of Clarence and Stella (Blair) Roller.

She has lived in the Lawrence area since 1980.

She was a scanner for Allen Press in Lawrence for almost 15 years.

She was a member of the First Christian Church in Olathe and a past president of Lawrence Women’s Bowling Association and works with Youth Bowling of Lawrence.

She married William L. “Bill” Jeffress on June 30, 1967 in Wichita, KS. He preceded her in death May 21, 2000.

Survivors include one daughter, Deborah J. Angleton, Wichita; William Scott Jeffress, Baldwin City; four grandsons, Christopher Jeffress, Stephen Jeffress, Jeffrey Clark, Justin Clark; two brothers, Emer L. Roller, Osawatomie, KS, Bobby Roller, Tulsa, OK; and two sisters, Bonnie LaGalle, Iola, KS, and Mildred Nevinski, Detroit, MI. She was also preceded in death by one brother, Glenn Roller; and a sister Marie Linsen.

The family suggests memorials in her name to LYABA (Lawrence Youth Amateur Bowling Association) and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

8 Condolences

  1. Holly on April 9, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    What an awesome lady. Prayers to all family and friends. I will miss her at maple leaf.

  2. Teresa Hinkle on April 10, 2014 at 8:55 am

    I worked with Alice for several years at Allen Press. She was a sweet lady and will be missed by all.

  3. Linda Hardwick on April 10, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    With sympathy to her family. I worked with Alice at Allen Press, she was a so nice.

  4. Linda McCorkill on April 10, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    So sorry to hear of Alice’s passing. We worked together at Allen Press. I can still hear her laugh and see her smile. We didn’t always see eye-to-eye, but we still enjoyed our time together. I remember he passion for bowling and how much she loved her family, especially the grandchildren. So sorry for your loss.

  5. Lorne m Slan on April 10, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    Scott Diane !!! You know I Loved Mom like my own . I send my Deepest sympathies , Alice I did listen when you told me to sometimes just keep my mouth shut . May God be with you ! Lorne

  6. Steve McRae on April 10, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Scott and Family,

    I was saddened to hear of Alice’s passing. My heart goes out to you in this time of loss. May your days be filled with joyous memories of your Mom.

  7. Tammy Copp-Barta on April 11, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I worked for Alice and Bill in the 80’s at the bowling alley. Alice was the sweetest and kindest person to work for and I enjoyed being around her for many years as a youth bowler and later an adult bowler. Thoughts and prayers to the family as you all go through this difficult time.

  8. Esther Roller Myers on April 12, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Aunt Alice was loved my many and will certainly be missed by her loved ones. She will be remembered for her hospitality and service to her family. She, along with Scott and Diane, have opened their home to my family many times and we have always felt welcome.
    Go rest in your heavenly home, one day we will all have another great reunion.

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