Deloris Ann Kurtz

Graveside services for Deloris Worthington Kurtz, 86, Eudora will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 31, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, KS. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, we are asking people to respect and comply with social distancing and must wear a mask. She passed away July 23, 2020 at Medicalodges Eudora.

She was born on January 26, 1934 in Independence, KS the daughter of Orville and Myrtle Worthington-Willkett.

She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Eudora.

She was a Girl Scout leader for over 20 years, affectionately known as “Grandma Crickett”.

Deloris married Raymond Francis Kurtz on March 10, 1952 in Lawrence, KS. He preceded her in death on November 21, 2010. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Orville Worthington.

Survivors include a daughter, Jeanie and husband, Keith Rodgers, Eudora; a son, Michael Kurtz, Alabama; four grandchildren, Amber and husband, Peter Moody; Darcie and husband, Waylon Ziesenis; Brandon Kurtz; Robert and Misty Kurtz; nine great grandchildren, Sydney Elmer, Joshua Ziesenis, Jacob Ziesenis, Gavin Moody, Addison DeeAnn Moody, Grayson Moody, Brody James Kurtz, Kord Kurtz, and Brekkyn Kurtz.

Deloris will be lying in state from 10:00 a.m. ~ 4:00 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2020 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary – Eudora Chapel, 1003 John L. Williams Drive, Eudora, KS 66025. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, we are asking people to respect and comply with social distancing and must wear a mask.

The family suggests memorials in her name to Eudora Food Pantry or Girl Scouts of America and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.

20 Condolences

  1. Mike & Peggy Tinkle on July 24, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    Deloris was quite a lady! She always had her hair done and dressed very nice with a sweet smile that lit up her face. Always kind and welcoming when you went to her house. She was loved by many and will be missed very much. Sending Love and Prayers for the family as they face this difficult time.

    Your in our thoughts and prayers, Love Mike & Peggy

  2. Crecinda Houk on July 24, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Iam so sorry for your loss! She always had a smile and would cut up and tell jokes all the time. She had quite the stories.
    She will be deeply missed.

  3. Dee and Tom Jerome on July 24, 2020 at 10:35 pm

    Jeannie, We are so sorry for the great loss of your mother. As they age we loose them many times and in many different ways. This is the last and hardest way. Just know that we and your many other friends are here for you when you need us.

  4. Katricia Morain on July 25, 2020 at 12:19 am

    I am sorry for your of your mom and grandma Darcie and momma Jeanie. I love you both, your family will be in my prayers.

  5. Kathy Houchin on July 25, 2020 at 6:04 am

    I wish there were words to ease the heartache you all are feeling right now but sadly there are not! Just know there are many sending love to you all and we are here for you! Sending MUCH love and BIG hugs! Dan and Kathy Houchin

  6. Joe & Donna Ketchum on July 25, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Jeannie we are so sorry for your loss. We know you were close to your Mom and will miss her forever. Please know Joe & I will be keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. Eva Deonier on July 25, 2020 at 11:51 am

    Your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Marilyn Wilson on July 25, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family. Marilyn Wilson

  9. Cindy (momma Cindy) on July 25, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    Jennie and Darcie…I loved your mom and grandma! I wish there was somthing that I could do or say to make the hurt in your heart go away!! Please know that I am here and I Love you both so very MUCH!! I am so very sorry.

  10. Janet Spring on July 25, 2020 at 3:55 pm

    Hugs to all of you!!! So sorry to hear this. It is hard to lose your Mom and Grandma!! Love and hugs to all of you!!

  11. Janet Spring on July 25, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    So sorry to hear this. It is hard to lose your Mom and Grandma!! Love and hugs to all of you!!

  12. Norman and Karen Tyler on July 25, 2020 at 5:27 pm

    Jeanie and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Norm and I know how hard it is to lose a parent, especially a Mom. Please know that yu all are in our prayers and know that she is up there with our Lord.

  13. Karla Miller Pierce on July 25, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    So, so sorry, Jeanie. She was a jewel! I enjoyed talking to her when mom was at Medicalodges. I have fond memories of her from our childhood. I can still see her backing her (gray?) car down the driveway, and she had that ball addition on the steering wheel for easier steering; I was always so fascinated by that! She was always so proud of you kids. She’s reunited with her Raymond. One day you’ll meet again. Prayers.

  14. Linda Abel on July 26, 2020 at 6:12 am

    She was the best Girl Scout leader ever! She made each one of us feel special! Deepest sympathy to your family.

    Linda Abel

  15. Sue A Grosdidier on July 26, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Even though we moved when I was young, I remember her with very fond memories. She was such a sweet woman. Thinking of all of you at this time and as you mourn her loss.

  16. Ruth Hughs on July 26, 2020 at 11:31 am

    Deloris was a very special woman. I always enjoyed our times together. Her enthusiasm for life and her family was rich and deep. Praying for you as you grieve her loss.

  17. Hillary Johnson on July 28, 2020 at 8:30 am

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs and tons of prayers for you all.

  18. Mary Jo Hadl on July 28, 2020 at 10:23 pm

    Jeanie so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. I know how much she meant to you. You were such a good daughter. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mary Jo Hadl

  19. Brenda Lhommedieu on July 29, 2020 at 6:43 pm

    Dear Jeanie and family. I looked at the pictures of your Mom, I saw your face. Always smiling and cheerful. It is so hard to say goodbye to a Mom. When they go, they take a part of your heart. Think about good times and be happy for the many good memories. I know that God welcomed her with open arms.
    He took away all her aches and pains . Just know we will all be together again. Wish I could take all your pain away and remember your Mom is above watching you. When you see the cardinal, you’ll know she’s
    still with you. Love you.

  20. Connie Waltman on July 30, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    My heart breaks for you. She was truly the one that would light up a room. Always had stories to tell and that laugh. ???? Such wonderful memories of our family time together! She will be missed. Sending you big hugs.

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