Lorna Lorene Lewis
Graveside Services for Lorna Lorene Lewis, 71, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, December 26, 2020 at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence, KS. Please be aware that due to COVID-19 and safety precautions, we are asking her loved ones to please respect and comply with social distancing and must wear a mask.
Lorene passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at The University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS.
Lorene was born July 20, 1949 in Garden City, KS the daughter of James Roger and Lorna May (Lewis) Stoner.
Lorene attended Kansas State University where she fell in love with and married Bob Lewis. It is during this time she became a lifelong Wildcat fan. You would rarely see Lorene in public not wearing something purple.
Lorene combined the seamstress training she had received from her mother with her own design abilities to amaze her friends and family. Interior decorating, wall hanging quilts, the clothes she made, and the clothes she wore were all creative, unique, and beautiful.
Lorene was an outgoing and upbeat person. She made friends easily and often. People just enjoyed being in her company. Based on her ever present positive outlook, it was hard to believe she had required two kidney transplants (sister, Peggy Taylor and brother-in-law, David May donors) and a host of other surgeries.
These past eight years she has spent time rearing and nurturing butterflies. She enjoyed nature and has spent the spring and summer seasons weeding, cutting down brush, digging up roots and rocks to beautify an overgrown hillside.
Lorene was preceded in death by her father.
Lorene married Robert Lewis on May 31, 1970 in Garden City, KS and he survives the home. Other survivors include her mother, Lorna May Lewis, daughter, Kate Elizabeth (Edward) Pokorski, two brothers; Roger (Shere) Stoner, Ken (Ruth) Stoner, sister, Peggy (Terry) Taylor, two grandchildren, Tatyanna Pokorski and Connor Pokorski.
A celebration of life is planned for late spring after the vaccine.
Memorial contributions may be made in Lorene’s name to The National Kidney Foundation and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain, 120 W. 13th street, Lawrence, KS 66044
For more information or to post a condolence go to warrenmcelwain.com.