A Memorial service for Erna L. Sutton, 76, Lawrence, KS, will be held 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 9, 2011 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Mrs. Sutton died June 5, 2011 at Baldwin Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Baldwin City, KS.
She was born on May 24, 1935 in Winston, MO, the daughter of Ernest O. and Lucille Searcy Stuck.
Erna was a bus driver for the City of Lawrence and USD #497. She also was the Secretary for the Arthritis Foundation and a Park Ranger at Clinton Lake. Erna was a founding member of the Fraternal Order of Police Women’s Auxiliary.
She married Lyle R. Sutton, Sr. on December 21, 1960. He preceded her in death on February 5, 2011.
Survivors include two daughters, Wanda Lewis and Angela Morgan, both of Lawrence; two sons, Kelvin Helmert, Lawrence and Lyle (J.R.) Sutton, Jr., Overland Park, KS; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends at 4:00 p.m. until service time at the mortuary.
Memorial Contributions may be made in her name to the Fraternal Order of Police or Grace Hospice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
To the Sutton Family: Sorry to hear of your loss… My God continue to bless and give you strehgth, during you time of bereavement.
Gregory Galloway, USAF (Ret)
I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. I will never forget our trip to the FOP meeting in Rhode Island back in the late 70’s. I had the time of my life and your parents were both always so much fun and so very very kind! My deepest sympathies to you all!
Tracy Myers (Tracy Rose)
So Sorry to hear of your loss, just lost momma almost a year ago now so feel your pain but also know God can pull you through. Our family’s go way back. Bless you all. Jeannie
I just did learn of Lyle and Erna’s passing. They both were a big part of my life both at the LKPD and socially. Although I have been away from Lawrence for some time, I always considered them to be dear friends. They were a special pair….Matt
Wanda, i just heard, my thoughts and prayers with you, im a phone call away