Genevieve “Ginny” May Tedrow

Genevieve “Ginny” May Tedrow passed away on Saturday, September 9, 2023, at KU Medical Center. She was born January 28, 1933, in Melvern, KS, the daughter of Maggie May and Stanton Smith. Private Graveside services will be at 11:00 on Monday, September 18, 2023.

Genevieve married Frank E. Tedrow on August 20, 1951, in Iola. He preceded her in death. She moved to Lawrence in 1952, where she was a homemaker and worked in the grocery business. She was a member of the First Southern Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, Rex (Jan) Tedrow, Randall Tedrow, Ricky Tedrow, 2 grandchildren, Casey (Derick) Wallace, Kristen (Mitch) Egan, and 2 great grandchildren, Jensen, and Laney Wallace, all of Lawrence.

14 Condolences

  1. Iris L Mendell Miller on September 12, 2023 at 1:17 pm

    Sorry Rick for your family’s loss of your mother!

  2. Linda Stidham on September 12, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    Genevieve was a kind, sweet lady. We at First Southern will miss her.
    She always spoke so lovingly of her family. I know you will miss her.
    Peace to you all,
    Linda Stidham

  3. Debbie and Terry Eaton on September 12, 2023 at 10:10 pm

    Rick. I’m sorry to hear of you moms passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Never easy losing a loved one.

  4. David Holroyd on September 13, 2023 at 12:19 am

    Rex, sorry to read about your mother. And I had a chance to meet her several times along with your Dad also. Your mom was a tough cookie and I liked that about her.

  5. Bonnye Little on September 13, 2023 at 9:29 am

    Rick : Your mother just came up in a conversation a coule of weeks ago, I’m so sorry to hear that she has passed. Thinking of you and your family.

  6. jim farmer on September 13, 2023 at 11:31 am

    prayers for your you and your family rick

  7. Pamela Berger (Hughes) on September 13, 2023 at 6:08 pm

    Rex, Randy and Rick,

    Our parents shared a life long friend ship. I remember my mother teasing Genevieve that she was older because my mother was born January 30, 1933 also in Melvern, KS. My parents cherished seeing her at the plant reunions once Daddy retired and they moved back to Lawrence. My memories of your mother are of a kind/caring woman, loving wife, proud mother and dear friend. I went to visit my mother today but I couldn’t bring myself to tell her of your loss. My parents are/were Betty and Dale.

  8. Gay and glenn bartlett on September 14, 2023 at 11:35 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers our with you Rick the bartletts Glenn and gay.

  9. Debbie Mills Shafer on September 16, 2023 at 11:13 pm

    Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing.
    I know she was a special lady. I too lost my mom 5 years ago. I miss my mom dearly. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers
    Take care.

  10. Barbara Hall-Houtz on September 17, 2023 at 2:14 am

    I am sorry to hear about your mother.
    She was always a kind and sweet lady.
    I met her when she attended the First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora, many years ago.
    You may not remember me but I worked at K-Mart Distribution with you and rented your upstairs apartment on Ohio.

  11. Mary Wolfington on September 18, 2023 at 9:19 am

    I always admired Genevieve. She was a kind, gracious lady. May your memories of her bring smiles and peace when you think of her.

  12. Michelle Mailand on September 19, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Very sorry to hear of Ginny’s passing. Will miss seeing her tend her flowers and friendly wave. Peace to all of you during this difficult transition.

  13. Bruce & Pattie (Armbrister) Johnston on September 19, 2023 at 10:17 am

    Rex, our sympathies to you on the passing of your Mother. She was a sweet, kind lady. You will miss her but she lives on in you three boys.

  14. Matt M Montgomery on September 23, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Sorry for you loss Rick.
    Prayers to your family and friends.

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