A Mass of Christian Burial for Leslie Anne Riner will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lawrence, KS. Leslie died Saturday April 20, 2013 after a courageous five-year battle with cancer.
Leslie Anne Wurdeman was born September 23, 1983 in Topeka, KS, the daughter of Tom and Dana (Harris) Wurdeman.
Leslie grew up in Overbrook, KS and graduated from Santa Fe Trail High School and Emporia State University School of Nursing. She worked at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka and most recently at Lawrence Surgery Center in Lawrence.
Leslie married Kevin Riner on April 25, 2009 at Corpus Christi Church in Lawrence, KS. They built their home in rural Lecompton, KS.
She will be remembered for her amazing smile and her strength, determination and courage in facing her illness. She was simply a beautiful person inside and out.
She is survived by her husband, Kevin of the home, her father and mother, Tom and Dana Wurdeman of Overbrook; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jeff and Ronda Riner of Lecompton; her brother and sister-in-law, Gabe and Heather and their children, Mason and Alayna of Osage City; her brother, Greg of Overbrook; brother-in-law, Eric and fiancé, Kelli of Kansas City; grandparents, Bill and Joan Harris of Fowler, KS; Kevin’s grandparents, Larry and Mary James of Lecompton; many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Leslie Riner Memorial Fund in care of Warren McElwain Mortuary. The fund will be designated later to the Lawrence Oncology Center.