Edward Speich

Memorial service for Edward “Skip” R. Speich, Sr., 65, Lawrence will be held 6 p.m. Friday, February 19, 2010 at Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church.  Mr. Speich died on February 15, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born on January 5, 1945 in Kansas City the son of Robert Walter and Ruth Louise Speich. 

Mr. Speich worked while in high school and later became manager for Cuttings United Super in Platte Woods, Missouri for over 20 years.  He owned an antique store in Ottawa, KS and was a manager in two grocery stores in Ottawa.  He became a school bus driver for Lawrence School District and was a volunteer fireman in Parkville, Missouri

He was married to Donna Duncan Briggs on October 10, 1998 in Ottawa.  She survives the home.

Other survivors include three daughters, Danni Harrison, Overland Park, KS, Tracy Foss, Brandonville, Florida, Tina Briggs, Lawrence; four sons, Bob, Mission, KS, Allen, North Kansas City, MO, Chris, Riverside, MO, Aaron Briggs, Lawrence, two brothers, David, Gladstone, MO, Michael, Excelsior Springs, MO; 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandson on the way.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary. 


6 Condolences

  1. Janice Trent on February 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Donna and family,
    Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
    With much love,
    Janice and Wil

  2. Dina Myers on February 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Donna, May God lift you up and wrap His loving arms around you during this time of sorrow. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Love, Dina

  3. Ernie and Sue Overstreet on February 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Donna, Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God comfort you and give you peace at this time and in the days ahead.

  4. Melanie (Queen) LaMar on February 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am saddened to hear of Skip’s passing. I worked for him at Waymire’s in Ottawa while I was in high school. I always enjoyed Skip and he always looked out for us! What a special man. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.

  5. Lynn Skinner (LMH) on February 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

    You and your family are in my prayers. Skip will be missed by many, including me. Wishing you peace.

  6. Larry Fowler on February 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Donna: Just wanted to belatedly express my condolences about Skip. The card I sent went to your Oskaloosa address so I got it back. Pls. let me know if there is anything I can do to help. Sincerely,Larry

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