Lauraine Mulally

The memorial service for Lauraine Lizette (Clark) Mulally, 90, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, August 16, 2010 at Plymouth Congregational Church (925 Vermont )in Lawrence.  She donated her body to the Kansas University Medical Center for research.  Inurnment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence.  She died on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community. 

She was born on February 8, 1920 in Lawrence, KS, the daughter of Cecil M. and Charlotte Tate Clark.

She graduated from Lawrence High School and attended the University of Kansas and majored in education. 

Mrs. Mulally was a 50-year member of the Flower Club, 50-year member of Plymouth Congregational Church, where she played in the bell choir, and received her 50-year pin in 2007 with the Ladies Auxiliary.  She and her husband taught dancing at Babcock Place.  She was a founding sponsor of the National US Army Museum in 2002.  She was a volunteer for the Red Cross Blood Drive and a member of the Older Women’s League (OWL), Oldsters United for Responsible Service (OURS), and the Senior Center. 

During her working years, she worked at Hallmark Cards and the Kansas Color Press.  She was the contact for her family genealogy, so she kept records and sent birthday and anniversary cards to relatives. 

She was married to Charles R. “Dick” Mulally on March 7, 1943 in Lawrence after meeting at a USO dance.  They married a couple of weeks later.  He preceded her in death on December 12, 2001.

Survivors include one son, Alan R. and his wife, Nicki Mulally, of Dearborn, MI; three daughters: Laura J. Kampschroeder and husband, Larry, Lenexa, KS; Rose A. Heape and husband, Ron of Lawrence, and Maureen E. Mulally of Lawrence; thirteen grandchildren, Chris, Tim, Molly, Amanda, and Peter Mulally; Kirt and Koby Kampschroeder; Ryan Heape, Jenna Mulally, and Allison Heape; Shabrie and Cambria Perico, and Avery Mulally; and five great grandchildren, Sydney, Kelsey, Claire, Caroline, and Andrew Kampschroeder; one brother, Tate Clark (age 96), Kerrville, TX.  She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Evangeline Clark.

Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Congregational Church, the Lawrence Community Theatre or to the Lawrence Arts Center and sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

34 Condolences

  1. Earl and Jean Visser on August 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We are praying for peace and comfort.for the friends and family.

  2. Kaye Ray & Skylar Belcher on August 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    You’re in our thoughts & prayers!

  3. Carrie Pravecek on August 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Jen, I know this loss is hard and you loved your grandmother very much. I am so glad you were able to spend time with her in her last days. My thoughts are with you. Carrie

  4. Bill Lee on August 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    In the 80s I was on KLWN radio and could count on Lauraine to call me at least once a day…usually to enter an on-air contest. She and Dick were two of my favorite listeners, and I loved to watch them dance. I envied how good they were and miss then both. Goodbye, Lauraine.

  5. Ron and Melba on August 14, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Laura, again I want to tell you how sorry I am to hear about your mom. She was quite a lady from what I read about her!

  6. Clyde L. Bysom on August 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We were so sorry to lose our dear friend and high school classmate. We always enjoyed playing “swseet Lauraine” for her dancing pleasure. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. She will be greatly missed, fondly remember.

    Clyde Bysom

  7. Patty McGrew on August 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Mrs. Mulally was a true ray of sunshine whenever I saw her whether after a Bell Concert or in the grocery store. We always chatted about our family’s doings and she was 100% engaging. I remember how she sparkled by Alan in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year I realized when I saw her in the Parade again that she was touching all of us with her energetic enthusiasm for life! Wish I could have seen her dance with Dick! Lawrence will miss Lauraine, too!

  8. Kathy Coats on August 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Dear Laura and family,

    It was a real pleasure to meet your Mom and dance for her. I will remember her beautiful smile while we were dancing for her. My prayers are with you.
    Kathy Coats

  9. Brad and Joanne Griffing and Girls on August 15, 2010 at 12:00 am


    We are with you in Spirit and heart, so sorry for your loss.

    Brad, Joanne, Riannon, Savanna and Jillian

  10. Ruth Ann (Rhoades) Shadel on August 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I was sorry to hear about Lorraine’s passing. I spent many good times talking with her at the OWL programs, the Senior Center and at her apartment when when she shared her Betty Boop collection. She was always the life of the party and had more energy than most of us. She always talked about her children and how proud she was of them. One evening she and Dick spent at our house watching her videos of Alan. I will miss her. Our condolences Ruth and Bill

  11. Richard & Phyllis Visser on August 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Laura, Alan & Family,
    We were sorry to hear of Lauraine’s passing. She lived a full life from all we have heard. We always enjoyed her at the family reunions. She always remembred Richard’s birthday.
    With our Sympathy, Richard & Phyllis

  12. Jennifer Casey on August 15, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I will always be appreciative of her remembering my birthday by sending a postcard and encouraging me to attend the EBC reunions. I enjoyed her many stories of the “Good ol’ days”. Much appreciation of her ability to mingle and encourage young people like myself to be apart of the bigger FAMILY. Love to you my dear relative.

    Best wishes on your journey back home….and to the many loved ones adjusting to your passing….

    Jennifer Casey
    daughter of Earl Visser.

  13. Tyson T. Travis on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I was a classmate of Miss Lauraine’s son Alan both at LHS and KU. I had never met her before she attended our 45th class reunion in 2008 to represent Alan, who’s been a little busy these days and was unable to attend. I was very impressed with her awareness and how she took time to visit with everyone present. She was just as sharp as the others at the reunion who were 25 years younger. She was born and raised in Lawrence, and the community will really miss her civic involvement. My thoughts are with her family at this time.

  14. Ruthie Hatfield on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My thoughts are with you all. Renee and Alan, I didn’t know Lauraine well but I do know how much she cared about her family.

  15. Debbie and Dave McDonald on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Laura, we were sorry to hear about your mom. What a long interesting life she had from reading about her.

  16. Gloria Donohue on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am sorry to hear about your mother. She was a sweet lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Gloria Donohue

  17. Donna Patnode on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers will be with you in our absence tomorrow at the service for your mom. It sounds like she was quite a lady and she will be missed greatly by her family. Laura, we will be praying for you in this time of grief that God will comfort you with the knowledge that your mom is with him now in Paradise.

  18. Janet Nelson on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Laura, I fell this must be a time of sorrow for you and I wish there was something I could do or say to help. I enjoyed meeting your mother and she did enjoy our dancing when we visited her at her retirement home.

  19. The Balling Family on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. What an amazing woman!

  20. Dennis G. Cannon on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Alan, I never got to meet you mother, and it it seems that she had wonderful friend of all ages in Lawrence. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you, Nicki and your children for the loss of your mom and for their loving grandmother.

  21. Randy and Nedra Sharp on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    God is faithful! He answered prayers for peace and comfort for your Mom and now we continue those prayers for the whole family. Lauraine was an encouragement to us through her cards and letters she wrote to us so faithfully through the years. She is the example of making the best out of life regardless of circumstances, and through it all she has always loved her family! These days of remembrance will prove to be very important to all of you who are her family and we pray your time together as a family will be blessed. As Lauraine has finished her final days here on this earth she is now living in the fullness of the eternal life that will continue for her forever! She is fully at peace, and remembered by a family who has lovingly ushered her into the arms of her Savior where she will wait for others to join her! Faith tells us once our loved ones experience Heaven time will be no more, and before another day in God’s time passes, we will all be together again!

    Thank you for sharing this opportunity to pray! May you truly sense God’s peace as you rest in Him. You have a wonderful Mother!

  22. Colleen Zimmerman on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    The world has lost a wonderful and vivacious woman. Lauraine will never be forgotten.

  23. Tim & Annette McBee on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am


    We are truly sorry for your loss. You and Larry are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if we can do anything for you guys.


  24. Janice Seymour on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I’m so glad I had the privilege of meeting Lauraine. She would often visit me when she was at LMH and we would talk about her Betty Boop collection. We will all miss her, but what wonderful memories you will be able to enjoy!

  25. Judy Lee and Ted Doss on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this most difficult time. Your mom sounds like the kind of person I would have loved to know. Am sure she enjoyed sharing all your dance experiences with you.

  26. Robert and Carole on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Laura, So sorry for your loss. We enjoyed meeting your Mother when we went to Lawrence and danced for her and the other residents of the retirement home. She was quite the lady.

  27. Lisa Mitchell on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    To Lauraine’s Family:
    I hope you know that I dearly loved your mother. She was such a sweet friend to me. She got tickled over so many things and she always made me laugh. She was truly full of boop-boop-a-doop. She made me stop the car and take a picture of “naked ladies”! (Flowers—ha) She showed me how to talk to african violets to make them bloom. Her love for kittens and little frogs and the need to say “bread and butter” when we went around a pole, showed she was always young at heart. Dancing to “sweet Lauraine” and wearing her St Patrick’s day crown were big highlights to her. She was proud of being the author of life stories she had written about days-gone-by.I am grateful for the faith I have to know that someday I will see her again. I hope to see her skip to meet me.I pray that she knows that she enriched my life and that I miss her so much already.She has been a joy to me. I regret not being able to attend the memorial. I tried everything to figure out a way to be there. Im sending hugs to all of her children. Love, Lisa Mitchell, her “private nurse” and friend

  28. Douglas Perico on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    A wonderful person who set the standard’s for all her family to live by. Love, Respect, Courage. As you go in life she will away’s be with you,talk to her in your time of need, she’ll be with you.


  29. Douglas Perico on August 16, 2010 at 12:00 am

    A wonderful person who set the standard’s for all her family to live by. Love, Respect, Courage. As you go in life she will away’s be with you,talk to her in your time of need, she’ll be with you.


  30. Matt Price and Alan Stolz on August 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Dear Reenie, Seeing you at our Mother’s service in July, 2006 was one of the nicest things that you could do for us. Please know that Alan and I are thinking of you during this difficult time. I remember your mother (and dad) fondly, as they were always so kind to us. I send you lots of love and hugs from Houston, Texas. I bet that your mom and dad are now with Thumby and Shadra and are very happy.

  31. Tom and Lori (Price) MacDonald on August 18, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Dear Reenie,
    We are so sorry to hear about your Mother. I have so many fun memories of your Mom and Dad. Whenever I see a harvest green horse trailer, I think of the Mulallys and the endless summer fun spent at horse shows. May you also remember the good times with your Mom as well. Sending you peace.

  32. Tim & Annette McBee on August 19, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Annette and I are deeply sorry for your loss but know that you have some comfort knowing that your mom is dancing on streets of gold today with her Lord and Savior. You guys are the best!! Your wonderful family is in our thoughts and prayers. Tim & Annette McBee

  33. Lance and Arlene Pender on August 20, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Alan, Laura, Maureen, and Rose — So sorry to hear of you Mother’s passing. She was such a dear, sweet lady, always thinking of others. I will remember her dancing at the last family reunion, with her frilly dress and that big smile on her face. Goodbye, Aunt Larry. Love to you all.

  34. Ron Wilson on September 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I am proud to have known Lauraine. I will be proud to stand by her side in my later years. When you see a Betty Boop doll at my viewing services, you can be sure sweet Lauraine will soon have another doll for her collection.

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