A Memorial Mass for Margaret Bertha Wolf Traylor Elvig, Lawrence, Kansas, who died March 20, 2010 will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday May 7, 2010 at St. John The Evangelist Church, 1234 Kentucky St. Inurnment will be private.
She was born May 9, 1909, in Leavenworth, Kansas, the daughter of George W. and Lora Marchefke Wolf, and has lived in Lawrence since 1932 when she attended the University of Kansas. She was married to Joe R. Traylor in 1935. He died in 1964. Surviving are two sons, Jon W. Traylor and wife Sandra, of Twisp, WA, and D. Tom Traylor and wife Carrie of Gilbert, AZ; four grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. In 1968 she was married to Frithjof H. Elvig who died in 1984. Her extended family includes Elaine Connell, San Francisco, CA; Elizabeth Shinn, Kansas City, MO, and John F. Elvig, Houston, TX, and their spouses; also nine grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Mrs. Elvig was a graduate of Leavenworth High School, Huff Secretarial School, Kansas City, MO and was a legal secretary there before attending K. U. She operated the Joe Traylor Insurance Agency during Mr. Traylor’s service in the Navy in World War II. She was a homemaker, volunteered for various organizations, and was a docent at the Spencer Museum of Art. From 1965 to 1968 she was House Director at the Pi Beta Phi Sorority at K. U. She is a member of St. John The Evangelist Church; Chapter FZ of P. E. O., Ventura Club, Delta Zeta Sorority and the Orchards Ladies Golf Club.
The family will greet friends from 10:45 a.m. to noon following the service at Presbyterian Manor 1429 Kasold Dr.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be given to either the Joe Traylor and Margaret Traylor Elvig Student Fund (#01087) at the University of Kansas Endowment Association or K. U. Audio Reader and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.