Betty “Jan” Strasser

Betty “Jan” Strasser passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from COPD. Jan was born on November 27, 1953 in Ottawa, KS, the daughter of Charles and Nadine (Seymour) Peters.

She married James “Andy” Strasser on January 16, 1987 in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on August 22, 2020.

Jan is survived by her daughter, Audra Boone; son, Chris Strasser and wife, Trish; sister, Kay Towner; brother, Don and wife, Jeanne Peters; brother-in law, Ed and wife, Judy Ciambrone; granddaughter, Emili; grandson, Colson; and many nieces and nephews.

Jan sold cars in Lawrence for many years.

Cremation is planned.

Memorial contributions may be made in Jan’s name to Lawrence Humane Society, 1805 East 19th Street, Lawrence, KS 66046 or may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

15 Condolences

  1. Pam Mayfield on August 10, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    You are already missed dear friend. Gone too soon.

  2. Annie House on August 10, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    You’ll be missed very much, so enjoyed our conversations while I gardened for you, making you’re beds look beautiful!! Love ya girl!!

  3. Annie House on August 10, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    You’ll be missed very much, so enjoyed our conversations while I gardened for you, making you’re beds look beautiful!! Now you can look down from heaven!! Love ya girl!!

  4. Linda Beers on August 10, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    So many memories, boating, hot tub nights, dancing at Playhouse, Shriner activities, playing cards and of course drinking. We kept Andy and Jack in line.
    You will be missed. Until I see you again my friend. My deepest condolences to Audra, Chris, Judy and their families.

  5. Carla Harris, Hillary and Chris Johnson on August 12, 2021 at 7:46 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. Jan was an amazing women and friend. My husband worked with her a Ford. My mother bought every sports car she owned from Jan, including her Mustang. From what I hear, it was a memorable test drive. She will be missed dearly. Rest in Paradise.

  6. Marlene (McCoy) Bendon on August 12, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    So very sorry to read about Jan. She was a wonderful lady that many will miss. Always a smile and always so very friendly.

  7. GARTH J TERLIZZI Family on August 13, 2021 at 10:00 pm

    So sorry to hear about Andy, and now Jan. Bought many cars from Jan and airline tickets from Andy. Thanks for your great service and blessings to your family. My thoughts on and prayers are with you

  8. MARGARET HACKETT on August 15, 2021 at 9:56 am

    I am so sorry for all the family of Jan. I have known Jan since high school in Ottawa. And then getting to know her all over again while working at Noller’s. She was a special lady in every way. My prayers are with you at this time. Jan & Andy are together again.

  9. John and Shari Stamer on August 15, 2021 at 10:28 am

    We are so sorry about Jan. She was such a joy to know. We were neighbors for many years and bought vehicles from her. Rest In Peace and now with Andy too.

  10. Kay Wittman on August 15, 2021 at 12:28 pm

    Audra and family,
    So sorry to hear of Jan’s passing. Going to miss her. Now she is back with Andy and she is happy once again.

  11. Dan Howell on August 15, 2021 at 12:39 pm

    Kay, Don and Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. I just found out today about Jan’s passing. I have many fond memories of Jan and your entire family. My memories are of birthday parties, picking pears, and the pontoon boat. I have pictures of Jan at birthday parties in a childhood photo album. Of course, there is the friendship of neighbors and kids across the street. Please know I will be praying you find comfort in your loss.

  12. Jim & Paulette Teague on August 16, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    We also just found out about Jan. Jim and I met Jan by buying a car and then it was several cars. She became a good friend…we loved going out to dinner with Andy and Jan. We just said we missed seeing Jan, since COVID we hadn’t seen or talked to her and that is a big regret. Jan always had a smile and something nice to say…I guess that’s what made her good at her job. She will be missed.

  13. Carey Graber on August 16, 2021 at 6:28 pm

    Sorry to hear this news. Jan was bright and full of life. She will be missed by many.

  14. Kay Opper on August 20, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Jan.She was a great friend to me. I always bought my cars from her. In fact my first new car I bought from her.My Sympathy to her family.Kay Opper

  15. Sharon (Moser) Braker on November 21, 2021 at 7:57 am

    I was so saddened to learn of Jan’s passing. We were close childhood friends, and I have many fond memories of listening to music, hanging out, camping and riding on the pontoon boat her father made at Pomona Lake.
    It was nice to have reconnected in the last few years. I pray for comfort for her family and friends.

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