Alyce Elizabeth Standing

Funeral services will be held at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence for Alyce Elizabeth Standing, age 101, at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2015. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Alyce passed away October 17 at Presbyterian Manor.

Alyce was born in Wellington, Kansas on April 24, 1914, the daughter of Arthur David Zook and Ruth Cook Zook. The parents, along with Alyce and her brother and sister moved to Lawrence in 1928 and resided on Massachusetts Street in the 1700 block across from the street car barn, now On The Rocks store. The move to Lawrence was so that the children could attend the University of Kansas after finishing high school.

After graduating in 1936 with a degree in Sociology, Alyce took a job in Wichita, working with disadvantaged youths. She later worked at the Lawrence Public Library, and the KU Printing Service.

She married John R. Standing on June 26, 1938.

Survivors include two sons, Jon Standing (Mary) and Steve Standing (Cheryl). Alyce was Grandmother to Alec Drown, Jeff Standing, Barry Flanagan, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her former husband, her brother Franklin and her sister Helen.

Alyce loved traveling with the Topeka Travel Club and Richard’s Fun Time Tours. She also enjoyed birding, collecting recipes and cooking and socializing with her many friends through the years. She was a very caring person and her enthusiasm was contagious. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Many thanks go out to the caregivers at Presbyterian Manor, Babcock Place and Trinity In-Home Care.

A visitation will be held at Warren-McElwain Mortuary on Tuesday, October 20, from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Trinity In-Home Care and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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3 Condolences

  1. Sean Williams on October 21, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    She was very kind to me ~ truly as strong a character as anyone I’ve had the pleasure to meet over the years. My condolences to her family and friends!

  2. Judy Crumet on October 22, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    What a ray of sunshine Alyce was! I so enjoyed her chatty visits at the bank, hearing about her family and the trips she loved. Best wishes and a lifetime of great memories to her family.

  3. Kim Hylton on December 3, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I loved Alyce so much!!! I loved listening to her stories about her childhood and all her fun trips. She was always smiling and full of love. Alyce was a true blessing to me. I am looking forward to the day that I will see her again in Heaven! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

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