Funeral Services for Ernest “Ernie” E. Greenwell, 93, Lawrence will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Miles Funeral Home in Winfield, KS. The family will greet friends from noon until service time on January 21. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. A family visitation also will be held from 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Friday, January 20, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Ernie passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Ernie was born March 17, 1923 in Preston, KS the son of Walter and Alice (Reynolds) Greenwell.
He was a 1940 graduate of Lawrence High School.
Ernie served his country in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII.
He was a member of the VFW, and attended the Church of the Nazarene in Winfield, KS. Ernie loved his family, and enjoyed farming, gardening, traveling and ice cream.
He retired in 1988 after 34 years of service as a postal clerk for the U.S. Post Office in Winfield, KS.
He married Robinette “Robbie” DeFore on July 12, 1942 in Dexter, KS. She preceded him in death March 17, 2007.
Survivors include his daughter, Linda Robinson and husband, Scott, Lawrence; two sons, Michael Greenwell (Charleen), Derby, KS, Dr. Steven Greenwell (Hiangwoo), Highland, NY; six grandchildren, Kim Swartz (Mike), Mark Greenwell, Michael Todd Greenwell (Christie), Bret Robinson, Erin Robinson, Saige Greenwell; and six great grandchildren, Levi Swartz, Mercedes Swartz, Ocean Swartz, Journey Swartz, Lane Greenwell, Payten Greenwell; and one sister, Phyllis Thompson, Lee’s Summit, MO. He was also preceded in death by his parents; a son, Donald E. Greenwell; a daughter, Carol Finley; four brothers, Richard Greenwell, Wiley Greenwell, Roy Greenwell, Robert Greenwell; and two sisters, Edna Wright and Elsie Mae Mitchell.
The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the staff at Bridge Haven and to the staff at Lawrence Memorial Hospital for their kind and competent care of Ernie.
Memorials may be made in his name to Lawrence Memorial Hospital Endowment Association and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.