Erma Colleen Ingram

Funeral services for Erma Colleen Ingram, 88, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, May 27, 2016 at First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, KS. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. She passed away May 21, 2016 at her home.

Colleen was born July 5, 1927 in Richmond, MO the daughter of Wilbur Wesley and Nellie Pearl (Tracy) Stratton.

She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Lawrence, a member and president of Ladies COPE (Committee of Political Education) and Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. She was instrumental in introducing the Bradford Pear trees to the Lawrence area. She was also known for the beautification of Downtown Lawrence including the parking lots in the late 60’s.

She was a homemaker and owner of Westside Greenhouse.

She married Jarl Dean Ingram on March 3, 1943 in Nowata, Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on November 19, 1984.

Survivors include one daughter, Virginia “Ginger” (Steve) Wingert of Lecompton, KS; one son, Steve (Teri) Ingram of Bradenton, FL; three grandchildren, Dennis (Alyson) Wingert, Chad (Kelly) Ingram, Kent (Pam) Wingert; eight great-grandchildren, Matthew (Amy) Wingert, Candace Wingert, Blake Wingert, Colton Wingert, Trinity Ingram, Collin Ingram, Abby Ingram and Sean Ingram.

She was preceded in death by her father, her mother and stepfather, whom were killed in a car accident in 1953. She was also preceded in death by her four siblings, Searle Stratton, Buford Stratton, Doris Nadine Kramer, Marjorie Adamoli and her best and closet friend, John W. Paschall, Jr.

The family will greet friends from 6 – 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

Memorials may be made in her name to First Southern Baptist Church, Visiting Nurses, or Community Village Lawrence and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.



7 Condolences

  1. Dick & Belinda Robison on May 23, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    We send our sincere condolences to you all- Ginger and family and Steve and family. We are all going to miss Aunt Colleen, miss her fabulous laugh, and her kind and generous heart. She was so proud of her family and loved everyone. Her family stories were wonderful to listen to, especially when she would get tickled just telling the story. We will miss her. A beautiful soul.

  2. Mark Praeger on May 26, 2016 at 9:25 am

    Sandy and I send our sincere condolences to Ginger, Steve, and family. Colleen always brightened my day at the office . She was a special lady, indeed.

  3. christy kennedy on May 26, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    I only met Colleen recently (I am a Community Village Lawrence volunteer) but we hit it off right away, mostly because she was so delightful. I looked forward to our trips to the hair salon and chatting with her on the way. We had some common interests and she was just so sweet and funny. Sincere condolences to all of you.

  4. Carol Langston on May 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss Ginger. I loved watching the video. She is up in heaven smiling and laughing!

  5. Ron and Linda Wright on May 27, 2016 at 11:03 am

    Linda and I send our condolences to Ginger and Steve and their families. She was a fine lady and very strong in her believes. I loved her smile and great attitude. I ‘m sure she is smiling down on us now.

  6. Jo Krome on May 29, 2016 at 9:15 am

    A woman full of life and love for people. She was one of the most fun people I have ever had the privilege of being related to. I am happy to say she was truly my great-aunt! I really loved the video. My condolences. She will be missed greatly by many!

  7. Alex on July 20, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    Wow, el video esta genial, me diverti mucho con los chicos y es fabuloso ver como se llevo acabo la actividad y sus caras de emocion, muchas gracias por permitirme ver este hermoso video. Espero contar con ustedes para las proximas exripienceas de la familia Ludere!!!!

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