Jane Pendry

A Mass of Christian Burial for Jane Riley Pendry, 82, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, August 31, 2012 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence.  Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence, KS.  She died on Monday, August 27, 2012 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. 

Jane was born on April 17, 1930, in Burlington, IA the daughter of Harold Paul and Lucy Whittemore Riley. She grew up in Burlington, IA. She had been a resident of Lawrence since 1954.

She was a graduate from St. Paul High School in 1948 and then attended and graduated from Maryville College in St. Louis. 

She later attended the University of Kansas.

She sold real estate for Stephens Real Estate Agency since January of 1985.

Jane was a member of the Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence Board of Realtors, the Kansas and National Association of Realtors, and a former member of the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

She married Charles William “Chuck” Pendry on February 3, 1951 in Burlington, IA.  He preceded her in death December 13, 1993. 

Survivors include four sons, Charles W.“Chugg” Pendry, Jr. and wife, Jann, Palm Beach, FL, Paul Edward Pendry, and wife, Mary, Lawrence, David John Pendry, and wife, Debbie, Newton, KS, John E. Pendry, and wife, Lindsey, Lawrence; one sister, Lucy Ringold, Des Moines, IA; ten grandchildren, Jack Pendry, Jane Pendry, Tyler Pendry, Lacey Pendry, Darcy Pendry, Madison Pendry, Christopher Pendry, Stephen Pendry, Matthew Pendry, Ryan Pendry; and one great granddaughter, Lenox Pendry.

A Parish Rosary will be recited on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with visitation to follow until 8 p.m. at the Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. 

The family suggests memorials in her name to the LMH Oncology Department through the LMH Endowment Association, the Williams Fund or to the Corpus Christi Catholic Church and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

31 Condolences

  1. Keith Ball on August 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pendry family. Jane was a wonderful woman and like a second mom to me. She will be greatly missed.

  2. Marge Hazlett on August 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Life won’t be as Good, without
    our Jane!!

  3. Bobby Milligan & Deanie Haupt on August 28, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    Such a lovely lady, and a joy to be around – I welcome her perfect prayers as she I know has went to the most perfect place to be with the LORD.

  4. Jamie Lowe on August 28, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pendry Family. We will miss Jane tailgating at KU football games and all of her entertaining stories.
    Jamie & Bonnie Lowe

  5. Jeff Hoffman on August 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the Pendry boys, their wives and the grandchildren. I have been around this family for many years and I know how much Jane meant to all of you.
    I cared for Jane as well and will really miss her company, but I will never forget her unbelievable energy and zest for life. What a woman!!!
    Does anyone know how to make that potato salad?

  6. Marlene Ebeling on August 28, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Pendry family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I will miss my chats with your mother at aerobics. She was such a neat lady. Our whole class will miss her and her special smile.

  7. Tim & Lynn Riley on August 28, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    All Pendry families, you are in our prayers.
    Aunt Jane will be truly missed. She was one of a kind and we loved being around her. She is in heaven smiling down on all!

  8. Patty Finnegan on August 28, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Jane was a cousin and an idol. I was given her shoes and bike (!!!) as a youngster … pranced around in her shoes and was majestic in traffic on her bike … I was in grade school when Jane was a high school cheerleader at St. Paul’s … my heroin! She and Chuck took the Finnegan kids to the fire dept. one day that will always be a fond memory … they had just become engaged. So much fun! Her Spirit will linger forever. Love to the Family … Patty

  9. Mark Bernhardt on August 29, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Jane was a delightful, wonderful lady and dear friend of the Bernhardt family. She will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with the Pendry’s during this time of sadness.

  10. Joan Triplett Stupperich on August 29, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Such a wonderful lady. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers.

  11. Julie and John Westhoff on August 29, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Our deepest sympathy to the Pendry Family. Jane was my second cousin and Ihave such fond memories of her. Her zest for life certainly stood out.

    Our love and prayers, John and Julie

  12. Tom Bernhardt on August 29, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Jane was a wonderful person, and one of our closest family friends. Lawrence just won’t be the same without Jane. Our deepest sympathies go out to the Pendry’s.

  13. Stan Hazlett on August 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

    To all of the Pendry family I want to express my sympathy. I was lucky to get to know Jane because of her frienship with Bob and Marge. I never saw her without a smile and she always had great stories to tell. Her patience level had to be off the charts to raise the 4 rambunctious sons she had.

  14. Bob Rose on August 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Sorry to hear about your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

  15. Ed Schrader on August 29, 2012 at 11:05 am

    My deepest sympathy to the family I grew up with. Your mom had a large influence on me and I will always remember her fondly.

  16. Jan Brighton on August 29, 2012 at 11:49 am

    My most sincere sympathies go out to you, the Pendry Family! Jane was a dear friend and co-worker at Stephens. We desked closely and kept up with family, fun, and other issues. I loved going on home tour with Jane, as she always had lots of news! And many times, she insisted on driving…and yes…I buckled up! 🙂 She loved you all more than anything and we all knew it! She helped me through the illness and passing of my husband, Van, last year also. They had a great respect for each other, so I know he has already greeted her into heaven! Jane has left an indelible footprint in her path here that we won’t forget! Blessings to you all, Jan Brighton

  17. Melba & Robert Still Jr. on August 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with the Pendry Family. Jane was a lovely lady and always a joy to be around.

  18. Marianna Brinck on August 29, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    My heartfelt sympathy to the Pendry family. Jane was my first cousin, the same age as my sister Rene. They were great friends. What a wonderful gal she was.

  19. Jane Radcliffe on August 29, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Dear Paul, John, David and Chugg,

    My heart aches thinking I can’t talk to Jane again. I will miss her sooooo much. She was one of the dearest friends I ever had. She loved her family!!!! Much love. Jane

  20. Steve and Becky Mason on August 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    What a special woman. I remember when we moved to Lawrence and Jane was part of our home purchase there. Her smile was so warm, and a hug was always to be given by her. Thinking of all of you at this time.

  21. Fr. Kevin Finnegan on August 29, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Condolences. I do not remember Jane. When she was in ’B’ I was 6. Her sister Lucy is my godmother. Their home was on my paper route.
    Yes! They always paid on time.
    Mass is offered for Jane at Risen Savior, Blue Water, N.M.
    (in the Zuni Mtns.) tomorrow evening. May the Perpetual Light shine upon her.

  22. Tina Spanos on August 30, 2012 at 5:56 am

    She was such an amazing lady and a community leader. Our prayers are with all of you. Love, Tina and Zoe.

  23. Frank & Joni Schoenen on August 30, 2012 at 8:29 am

    We enjoyed getting to know Mrs. Pendry during the years our boys played baseball with Christopher. She was young at heart, kind, funny, and gracious. Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. She was so proud of her family. We’re sorry for your loss.

  24. Robin Breit on August 30, 2012 at 9:03 am

    I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts are with you all.

  25. John Esau on August 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    The world needs more people like Jane Pendry … always there with a smile and her wry wit. I miss her already. My sympathy to her family and colleagues at Stephens Real Estate.

  26. Debbie Drake Alexander on August 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I was so saddened when I read the news about Jane. She was the nicest happiest person I believe I have ever known.
    She will be missed. My prayers are to the Family.

  27. Deanell Tacha on August 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    What a wonderful woman Jane was! She brightened every life and room she entered. She left a terrific family who will carry on her legacy of good cheer and good works. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  28. Bob and Marna Moore on August 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

    Chuck & Jane raised four great sons. All of them as much fun as Chuck and Jane were. It is tough to lose your mom and dad. Been there, done that. My sympathies are with you.

  29. Sharon Walker on August 31, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    My deepest condolences over the loss of Jane. May God’s tender mercies be with the family during this grievous time. Life is so precious, but so fleeting. Draw close to your Heavenly Father and He will sustain you. He has given us his son that we might have hope. Jesus relayed a promise from his heavenly Father-Jehovah-(Ps.83:18) that the hour is coming in which there would be a bringing back to life (or resurrection) of all those in the memorial tombs. (John 5:28)(Psalms 37:29) This will be a time of great rejoicing; when Almighty God makes all things new. I look forward to seeing my deceased loved ones again when the earth becomes a paradise. Matthew 5:5. I pray that you can draw comfort from the hope of seeing Jane again also. Loving thoughts and prayers of peace are with you.

  30. Ann Temple Clark on September 1, 2012 at 11:01 am

    I was so sad to hear of the death of Jane. I have such fond memories of her from when Chugg, Paul, David, John, The Bernharts, Biff and I went on family trips to the Ozarks. As we became adults our families continued this friendship although we don’t get to see each other as much. It was great to see Jane, and all of you, even under the circumstance of Dad’s passing. I love you all and I’m so sorry for your loss. Can’t help but think that Chuck, Jane, and Dad are catching up on events and maybe playing a game of Hearts.

  31. George Foree on October 24, 2012 at 11:30 am

    To Chugg, Paul, David, and John, my deepest sympathies. Some how I missed the news of Janes passing, and truly regret not being at her service. Jane and Chuck were one of my parents closest friends, I have such fond memories of Friday night poor boys at their house, the friendship, food, laughter, and games. I remember Janes constant smile and happiness, my thoughts and prayers are with the Pendry family.

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