David Travis


Funeral service for David Douglas Travis, 61, Lawrence, will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2009, at Warren McElwain Mortuary.  Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2009, at Maxwell Cemetery, Maxwell, IA.  He died July 3, 2009, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Travis was born December 19, 1947, in Des Moines, IA, the son of Ernest Junior and Donna (Frey) Travis.

Mr. Travis was a graduate of Maxwell Community High School.  In 1970, he received his BBA in Accounting, Finance and Insurance from the University of Iowa.  Prior to moving to Lawrence, he was the Chairman and President of Kempton State Bank & Trust, Kempton, IL.  He retired in 1986.  He was an Eagle Scout and a former Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America Troop 143.  Mr. Travis was a volunteer fireman at Maxwell & Kempton Fire Departments.  He served on the administrative board at Maxwell, Kempton & Lawrence Methodist Churches.  Mr. Travis was a co-founder of the Maxwell Senior Housing, Inc., chairman of the Kempton United Methodist Church Trustees, president of Kempton Community Boosters.  He was a past president of the Lawrence Lions Club.  Mr. Travis was a member of Lawrence First United Methodist Church where he served on the finance committee. 

Mr. Travis married Cheryl Lynn LeRow on August 25, 2001, in Lawrence, KS.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Matthew A. Travis, and his wife, Julee, Lawrence; a daughter, Tamara C. and her husband, Michael Fritchtnitch, Morris, IL; two step-sons, Jeffrey A. Shoemaker, and his wife, Dana, Eudora, KS, Kelly E. Shoemaker, and his wife, Lynn, Linwood, KS; a step-daughter, Lori Lynn, and her husband, Byran Winfrey, Eudora, KS; his mother, Donna Travis, Maxwell, IA, two brothers, Mark S. Travis, Maxwell, IA and Wade K. Travis, Pleasant Hill, IA; nine grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

The family will greet friends from 5 p.m. until service time Monday, July 6, at the mortuary. Visitation in Maxwell, Iowa will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Tuesday at the Bacon Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and sent in care of the mortuary.

Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwain.com; Subject:  Travis.

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