Shirley Landon

Shirley M. Landon, 75, Lawrence, formally of Leavenworth died May 12, 2009 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.  No services will be held.


She was born on August 4, 1933 in Kansas City, MO the daughter of Nicolas and Pearl Debutts Whetstine. 


Shirley began her career working in a glove factory then later working as a seamstress, owning her own business in the garment industry. 


She married Claude “Buddy” Landon on September 6, 1996 in Lancaster, South Carolina.  He survives of the home.


Other survivors include four sons, David Messinger, Leavenworth, Richard Messinger, Liberty, MO, Elano Salazar, Michael Salazar, both of Kansas City, KS; three step-sons, Doug Landon, John Landon, Mike Landon; one sister, Rosilee Narrogon, Mills, Wyoming; one brother, Ernie Whetstine, Leavenworth; many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.


Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses Association, Rehabilitation or Hospice Care, or Lawrence Memorial Hospital Oncology Department and sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary. 


Online condolences may be sent to  Subject: Landon







4 Condolences

  1. Jeff Chasen on July 22, 2016 at 11:07 am

    We are very sorry for your family’s loss. Especially at this difficult time, we are grateful for, and inspired by, his enduring impact on the University of Kansas. Above all, all of you are in our thoughts and prayers for strength and, ultimately, peace.

  2. Kevin Smith on July 23, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Very sorry for your loss. Be comforted in your grief by wonderful memories and a unique legacy. Celebrate his life, even while you mourn.

  3. Charles Yockey, M.D. on July 23, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Ramesh was the most gentle, wonderful person and it was a true privilege to be one of his physicians. Every visit I had with him was special, because he would usually share something from his life that was important, and it was almost always about “family.” He was a true gentleman.

  4. Dr. Rao S Vummethala on June 6, 2019 at 2:07 am

    I am privileged and fortunate enough to be the last batch (1993-’94) student of Dutta sir here in the department of English, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India.
    He made an indelible impression on me both as a teacher and a wonderful human being…
    My salutations to the great soul????????????

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