Dary Housworth

Graveside inurnment for Dary H. Housworth, 63, Lawrence will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2011 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.  He died November 2, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Dary was born on January 10, 1948 in Lawrence, KS the son of Wilson Hearl and Lola LaDuke Housworth.  

He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.                           

He worked in the construction business and was also an auctioneer.

He married Carol J. Kiefer on June 20, 1995 in Victorville, CA.  She survives of the home. 

Other survivors include three daughters, Paula Greco and Cheryl Arnold, both of Lawrence, and Dani Hulings, Meridan, KS; one son, William Donen, Lawrence; three nieces, Sherri Housworth, Satin Kays and Penny DeLoach, and one sister Sarah Peters, Lawrence; eight grandchildren; thirteen great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by one son, Dary H. “Beau” Housworth, II in 1987; and two brothers, Gayle Housworth in 1991 and Wilson Edward Housworth in 1939.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society –
Mid-America Chapter and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. 

6 Condolences

  1. Herman LeRoux, Debbie and Art Feist on November 4, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Carol, Sarah and families:
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this time of your loss. Dary will be sadly missed.
    Herman LeRoux
    Art & Debbie Feist
    Lawrence, KS

  2. Inge and Ernie Housworth on November 5, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Carol, Sarah and families; We are so sorry to find out about Dary. Dary was a close part of our life for many years. I remember going to junior high with Dary and double dating when I first met Ernie. For many years we spent a lot of time together with Dary and cousin David. Our hearts go out to all of you and if there’s anything I can do to help, please don’t hesitate to call. Dary will forever be in our hearts and memories. With our deepest sympathy, Inge and Ernie

  3. Karl Wiggins on November 6, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I always thought of Dary as “uncle” Dary. His brother Gayle and my dad were best friends. I always thought he wasa very cool cat. I will add him to my weekly prayer list and I am glad I was able to chat weith him a couple times on Facebook. I dont know Carol but I want to extend my deepest sympathies and prayers and blessings. Amazing grace god has shed hi grace on thee…Sincerly Karl..Prayers for uncle Dary.

  4. saundra pichelman on November 6, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    houseworth families – I’m so sorry that Dary lost his fight at such a young age.Praying for all of you

  5. Ruby Housworth-Ellis and children on November 7, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of your loss. He will be sadly missed by many people. Ruby, Ray, Kim, John

  6. Cathy Dalton (fka Craig) on December 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    To the Houseworth families: I knew Dary from the 60’s as friend and friend of friends. I moved to Texas after that, but occasionally connect with Lawrence friends and just heard about Dary again, but this time, of his passing. I am so sorry for your loss.

    I remember him as one great dancer, a kind sole, a very fun person to be around, a “cool” dresser, and from a very varid and large family. One of my best friends from that time, Dottie, David’s former wife, was lost to complications of cancer years ago but I got to talk to her and reminise about the “simplier” times.

    I remember them all well with a big smile and hope that all their children know that they were a light in so many lives — including mine, back then.

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