Riley James Morgenstern

Memorial services for Riley James Morgenstern, 2 months, Lawrence will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2016 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. He died January 21, 2016 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Riley was born November 17, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas the son of Michael Morgenstern and Karissa Adams.

Survivors include his parents, a brother, Mason and grandparents, Jim Adams and Debbie Mercer; Steve and Teresa Morgenstern; and Carla Elsea; aunts and uncles include: Kellen and Corinna Adams, Brady Adams, Michelle Elsea, Mitchell Elsea, Cody Morgenstern.

The family suggest memorials in his name to the Riley James Morgenstern Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the mortuary.


13 Condolences

  1. Jim Adams on January 23, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    Grandpa misses you little man!! I know you are in the Lords hands and will be waiting for us when we come home too.

    Love, Grandpa

  2. Kelly & Deb Deterding on January 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Our sincere condolences, thoughts and prayers. The little guy is in Lord’s hands now.

  3. Amy Roadhouse-Swindler on January 23, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    My deepest condolences to everyone…you are all in my prayers.

  4. Carla elsea on January 23, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    U will always be in nanas heart!! I love u very much !! I will come to see u some day, wait for me!! Lots of kisses and fluffy hugs!!

  5. Wendy Traul on January 24, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Karissa, I am so sorry for your loss and the pain you and your family are experiencing. My thoughts are with you.
    Wendy Traul

  6. Nikki May on January 24, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Let Mason know his La Petite family is thinking of him and you are all in my thoughts.

  7. Linda Reynolds on January 24, 2016 at 8:51 pm

    I work with Carla at Hallmark. I am so sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you. I have been praying for you. Linda

  8. Joan Hahn on January 25, 2016 at 8:13 am

    I wanted to tell you how very sorry I am that your sweet child left you too soon. You don’t know me, but sadly I know the sorrow of losing a much wanted baby. It’s a pain like no other. As dark as it is now, it does get better. It does. You will never get over it, but it gets better. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

  9. Kellen and Corinna Adams on January 25, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Our comfort comes from knowing you are in a much better place with the Lord. You will be forever missed. We will cherish every second we spent with you. We can’t wait to see you again at the pearly gates of heaven.

    Uncle Kellen and Corinna

  10. Lisa Matson on January 25, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Karissa & Mason

    We are very sorry for your loss. We will pray for you and your family.

    Love, Marty & Lisa

  11. Tracy Hunt on January 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Jim, on behalf of myself and the Big 12 Conference, please accept our sincere thoughts and prayers for you and your family. God hold little Riley in your loving arms. Tracy –

  12. Anonymous on January 25, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I believe I met you on your first day. Your mom and dad beamed with joy. I’ve seen so many come into this world, but your name was unforgettable. By chance I saw the paper and am deeply saddened. I’m so sorry.

  13. ck on January 29, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    My condolences to Morgenstern family in the loss of your precious baby, words can not convey to you all the feelings of hurt and sorrow you’re experiencing. As your hearts are full of grief and pain, it is my hope that your family will draw comfort from the promise found in (John 5:28,29). Here we are assured that soon our loved ones will be resurrected back to life on a paradise earth. May God prove true to be your strength and hope during his most difficult time, and for more information on the hope for those we have lost in death, please go to

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