Mary Easum

Mass of Christian Burial services for Mary Irene Easum, 72, Lawrence will be 2 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2012 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Easum passed peacefully Tuesday June 12, 2012 at Pioneer Ridge Nursing Facility following an extended battle with lung cancer.

She was born December 17, 1939 in Chapman, KS. One of seven children, she was the daughter of Paul and Agnes Scanlan. Mrs. Easum attended school in Chapman, graduating from Dickenson County High School in 1957. Mrs. Easum attended Crums Beauty School in Manhattan, KS and worked as a licensed beautician in Lawrence before marrying Roy Easum on June 2nd, 1962 in Chapman, KS.

The couple lived in Lawrence where Mrs. Easum enjoyed family life raising four children and was a member of St. John’s parish.  Survivors include her sons Mike and wife Beth, Overland Park; Pat and wife Amy, Wichita; Kurt and wife Debby, Shawnee; and daughter Katie Northern and husband Joe, Lawrence. Grandchildren include Madison, Emily, Sarah, Shelby, Abby, Mason, Wes, Nate. Matthew, J.T., Grace, and stepgrandchild Jackie, and sister Elaine Winterscheidt, Leavenworth.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy, her parents, and brothers, Daniel, Richard, Tom, Phil, and sister Ann Marie.

A parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, after which the family will receive friends until 7:30 p.m.


6 Condolences

  1. Lisa Hogarth on June 12, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy for your loss of your mother. May you find comfort in your memories of her and may she rest in peace. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  2. Ron March on June 13, 2012 at 4:25 am

    May God bless you in this time of sorrow. GMS maintenace crew!

  3. Mike and Kathy Harms on June 13, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Pat and Amy,

    We are so sorry for the passing of your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  4. PJG on June 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    To the family of Mary Irene Easum my sincerest condolences for your loss, and as you grieve may the God who gives comfort to all comfort you and your family in your time of need as spoken of at 2 Corinthians 1:3

  5. Amy Schafer on June 14, 2012 at 12:29 am

    Pat and Amy,
    Our sincere condolences in the loss of your Mom. I know she suffered for a long time and hope you can take some comfort in knowing she is now at rest and at peace. May the thoughts and prayers of friends and loved ones surround you and give you the strength and courage you need. May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
    In sympathy and friendship,
    Amy S

  6. Lois Mersmann on June 14, 2012 at 9:23 pm


    I am sorry for your loss.
    May the memories of your mother be a comfort to you at this difficult time. You’ll be in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God Bless You!


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