Samuel Lewis

Funeral service for Samuel Lee Lewis, 72, Lawrence will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Worden United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at the Worden Cemetery.  Mr. Lewis died August 30, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. 

He was born on May 28, 1938 in Senatobia, Mississippi the son of Arnot Lee and Mary Frances Brandon Lewis. 

He retired on November 30, 1977 as a Master Sergeant in the United States Air Force and served during Vietnam. 

He was a member of the Worden United Methodist Church, VFW in De Soto, Dorsey-Liberty Post #14, American Legion, Mt. Oread Aerie #309, FOE, and the disabled American Veterans.   

He Retired from The University of Kansas in 2005 from the Department of Housing Ekdahl Dining Services.

He married Coleen Breithaupt on November 27, 1999 in Lawrence, Kansas.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include seven daughters, LuAnn Lewis, and partner, Bridgett, Topeka, Frances Paap, and husband, Keith, Excelsior, MN, Terry Alkire, Coon Rapids, MN, Kathryn Cummins, Oskaloosa, KS, Tamra Weems, and husband, Mark, Ozawkie, KS, Jamie Mann, Lawrence, KS, Shannon Mann, and husband, Brad, Kansas City, MO; ten grandchildren, Cassie, Vinnie, McKenzie, Sam, Easton, Kristopher, Brandon, Landon, Chloe, and Braxton; one sister Barbara J. Barnes, Inverness, FL; four brothers, Alfred L. Lewis, South Haven, MS, Phillip W. Lewis, Senatobia, MS, Robert P. Lewis, South Haven, MS, Richard L. Lewis, Arkabutla, MS; and was preceded in death by one grandson, Kevin Christopher, January, 1988. 

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to American Cancer Society or the VFW in De Soto and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

The family will greet friends 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, September 3, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

11 Condolences

  1. Carol and John Genet on August 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Thoughts and prayers are with you all.Never met Sam but know he has a wonderful daughter Francis. Rest in peace…

  2. Kristen and John Genet on August 31, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all! We’re fortunate to have gotten to know Sam. Hugs to you all!

  3. Pat Brandon Kurrus on September 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    I would like to send our condolences and prayers to the family. We send love, peace and prayers to all. In our younger years we all were close and always enjoyed family gatherings and spending time with all our Aunts, Uncle and cousins.

    From Cousins
    Pat Brandon Kurrus (Cordova TN)
    Mike Brandon (Memphis TN)
    Sheila Brandon Sanders (Memphis TN)
    Paula Brandon Gay (Bartlett TN)
    Ronnie Brandon (Memphis TN)
    Janet Brandon Shoemaker (Arizona)

    Pat Kurrus

  4. Rev. Sherry Triggs on September 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    On behalf of LuAnn’s congregation at Central Congregational Church in Topeka, we want to extend our sympathy and prayers to your entire family. LuAnn has always spoken very highly of her father.
    Peace to you..

  5. Sue Shreffler ( on September 1, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My heart goes out to all of you. I didn’t have long to know Sam, but I feel fortunate to have known him.

  6. Tina Shambaugh on September 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

    My thoughts are prayers are with your family through this difficult time. God bless and watch over you.

  7. Scott and Abby Breithaupt on September 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We will hold our memories of the time we spent with Sam close to our heart and will miss him dearly. We feel blessed to have gotten to know him over the past years.

  8. Dave, Chris & Nathan Madson on September 2, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. We prayer that God’s peace and love surround you and give you comfort.

  9. Dianna Hillebert on September 3, 2010 at 12:00 am

    LuAnn — I’m so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts are with you.

  10. Samuel Lewis on September 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

    LuAnn — We remember seeing him at the ballgames to see his “lil girl” play ball. Our condolences for you and your family. Mary and Donita

  11. Mary & Donita on September 7, 2010 at 12:00 am

    We remember seeing your father at the ballgames to watch you play ball. Our condolences to you and your family.

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