A Mass of Christian Burial for Betty Rae Kunc, 79, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 10 a. m. Friday, July 6, 2012 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence, KS. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. She died Tuesday, July 3, 2012 at her home.
She was born January 3, 1933 in Laconia, IN, the daughter of Thurman and Olvie King Yocum.
Betty was trained as a licensed practical nurse. She spent many years as a homemaker and raising her children and grandchildren. She also was a former employee of USD 497 in food service.
She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence and the Daughters of Isabella. She also was formerly involved with 4-H and was a project leader for cooking, gardening, and sewing.
Survivors include three daughters; Sheryl (husband, Brian) Simmons, of Lawrence, KS, Lisa (husband, Michael) Stuart of Lawrence, KS, Brenda Kunc-Byroad (Husband, Clark) of Flower Mound, TX, a brother, Duane Yocum of Corydon, IN, two sisters; Irene Strome, of Indianapolis, IN, Mary Kershaw of Florissant, MO; seven grandchildren, Jessica Robson, Kelly Bohling, Sean Simmons, Taylor Stuart, Kelsey Byroad, Katie Byroad, Kendall Byroad, and one great grandson, Kamden Robson.
The Parish Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 5, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, followed by a family visitation until 8:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials in her name to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, TN or to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, MO and may be sent in care of the mortuary.