Normeasa “Sue” Forbes

Memorial services for Normeasa “Sue” Forbes, 81, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday,

January 10, 2015 at First Christian Church. Private burial will be held at Memorial Park Cemetery. She passed away January 5, 2015 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, MO.

She was born December 27, 1933 in Memphis, TN the daughter of Elmer C. and Sybil N. (Crockett) Lawlis.

She was an active member of the First Christian Church. She played in numerous bridge clubs and loved to travel. She enjoyed family time and taking great pride in her grandchildren and great grandchildren and their achievements.

She was a bookkeeper and secretary for the University Daily Kansan for nine years until she retired in 1986. Prior to that, she was a secretary at Schwegler Elementary School.

She married John T. Forbes May 25, 1951 in Baxter Springs, KS. He preceded her in death June 16, 2004.

Survivors include three daughters, Janet Lynn (Brad) Harsha, Lee’s Summit, MO, Laurie Ann (Doug) Sawyer, McPherson, KS, Susan Leigh Harper, Henderson, NV; seven grandchildren, Kevin (Kristi) Harsha, Kyle (Nicole) Harsha, Elizabeth (Mark) Fleske, Derek (Katie) Sawyer, Lucas (Kayla) Sawyer, Lance (Johnna) Sawyer, Tyler Harper; ten great grandchildren; and two sisters, Marjane Wamsley, Bartlesville, OK and Drenna Dean Bjork, Eugene, OR.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the First Christian Church or American Heart Association and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Randy Myers on January 7, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Laurie and Doug, I was so sad to hear that your mother had passed away. I want you to know that I am praying for, and thinking about you and your family. God Bless.

    Randy Myers

  2. George Stewart on January 7, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Janet, Laurie and Leigh,

    I was so sorry to learn of Sue’s passing. She was a wonderful woman and a true friend. She will be missed by many of us. Please know that our prayers will be with you in this difficult time. I regret that I will not be able to attend the service due to a family commitment.

  3. Kay Harsha on January 8, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Dear Janet, Brad and family – we were so very sorry to learn of the passing of your sweet mom and grandmother. Please know that you are in our daily thoughts and prayers for peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. Love, Kay, Mark and family

  4. NEVA JEAN RODGERS & ROBERT LEE BOYD on January 8, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Dear Family.

    We have lost our matrearch of the family. She was always there for us when we needed her. Aunt Sybil gave me a new
    perm every year before school started. Granny always had Sunday dinner and Unlce EC Aunt Sybil , Susie, Marjane and
    Drenna would always come to Miami and sometimes Uncle David and Aunt Dean would come down from Tulsa.

    It was always a great day and Grand Pa and all the men would set under the big willow tree and talk about ther fish that got away, while the women all talked about what cake they had made and so on.

    I wish all of the old stories could be told again. Uncle EC was my favorate Uncle and Aunt Sybil my favorate Aunt. The Crockett Blood Line goes back a long way.

    My father was Lee Milton Boyd – He Died 12-31-89
    His mother was Berty Jane Crockett Boyd, Aunt Sybil’s sistet.

    I wash you all could have a great family renunion and get to know each other and make great memories.

    Family’s is what makes our world stick together.

    My brother is all I have left . Now we only have 2 cousins left’
    Marjane and Drenna Dean. It seems in looking back that someone in the family always dies in Nov.-Dec.-Jan.-Feb.

    In closing Family, I am very sorry that Robert and I will not be able to come. Just remember our LOVE is sorrounding each of you this day and everyday.

    Love Always,
    Jean & Robert

    PS: John & Susie had the most beautiful wedding and Aunt Dean called John the worm man because he fished all the time.

  5. Linda Mathur (Matous) on January 8, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    Dear Janet, Laurie and Leigh:
    Your family has always been very special to us and we have lots of great memories of all of you! Your Mom has been wonderful to my Mom, especially the last year…calling, visiting and sending her cards. She has lost a very, very dear friend.
    Love to you all,

  6. Elda and John Matous on January 8, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I will miss my very dear friend, Susie Forbes!

    Elda Matous

  7. Mark on January 9, 2015 at 10:13 am

    S. Leigh, I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. It’s been a long time since we last talked, but I will always remember her in my prayers.

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