Etna Atkinson

Funeral services for Etna Madonna Atkinson, 93, Lawrence will be held 10 a.m. Saturday June 16, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  Mrs. Atkinson died June 12, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.  

She was born on January 23, 1919 in Baldwin City, KS the daughter of Thomas Edward and Tessie (Collow) Hill.  

Etna married Raymond A. “Bud” Atkinson on January 23, 1942 in Ottawa, KS.  He preceded her in death on August 21, 1980.

Etna had worked as a cook at East Heights Grade School for 5 years and later retired after working for 10 years, as a clerk at Montgomery Wards in Lawrence.  She was member of the F&B Sewing Club, Church Sewing Club at Trinity Lutheran Church, Autumn Club, and a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Her hobbies included making quilts, baking pies, and her love of collecting dolls, making doll clothes and spending time with her family.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia A. Supancic and husband, Anthony, Linda K. Lash and husband, Ronald, Margie L. Miller and husband, Duane, all of Lawrence; one sister, Hazel E. Malfatti, San Francisco, CA; four grandchildren, Tony Supancic IV and his wife Nancy, Tom Supancic and his wife, Carol, Carole Lash, Kelli Curtiss; five great grandchildren, Whitney, T.J., Timber, Jalyn and Kaleb.     

The family will greet friends 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.  

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care or the Etna Atkinson Great Grandchildren Educational Fund  and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

3 Condolences

  1. Rich Noever on June 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I am so sorry about your loss. I am sure your mom is in a much better place. Be well and I hope to see you and Tony at our next get together.

  2. Beth Ankerholz on June 18, 2012 at 8:10 am

    My thoughts were with you all this past week. I know how close you and your Mom were and that you will miss her terribly. I wish you strength and peace during this difficult time.

  3. Janice Altenbernd Stalcup on August 1, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Hi Linda and family,
    I was so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I have great memories of being in your home on many occasions.
    What a great picture of your mom! She aged well. I know it’s hard to loose them even at 93 as my mom was 91 and I think of her ever so often. Hope to see you at a reunion. Janice

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