Theodore “Ted” Donald Luber, Jr.

Funeral services for Theodore “Ted” Donald Luber, Jr., 83, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, November 18, 2019 at Calvary Temple Assembly of God in Lawrence. Burial will follow at McLouth Cemetery in McLouth, KS. The family will greet friends from 7 – 8 p.m. Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Calvary Temple Assembly of God. Memorials may be made in Ted’s name to Calvary Tempe Assembly of God.

Theodore Donald Luber was born in Kingfisher, Oklahoma in 1936 to parents Theodore E. Luber and Anna McIntosh. Ted graduated from Lawrence High School in 1954, and a year later he married Janice Thornton in 1955. The two were happily married for 64 years. After high school, Ted worked for Miller Furniture, owned Luber Gift Shop, and eventually founded Luber Upholstery, which he proudly ran and served the Lawrence community for 30 years.

Ted is survived by his wife Janice, son Jeff Luber and wife Nancy, Olathe; daughter Shelly Cardin and husband John, Kansas City, Missouri; son Dennis Luber and partner Lauren Feldkamp, Liberty, Missouri; three brothers, George Luber, Elwyn Luber, Greg Luber; seven grandchildren Andrew, Alyssa, Ashley, Derek, MacKenzie, Braeden, and Keenan; and two great grandchildren Parker and Lyla Williams.




21 Condolences

  1. Susan warriner on November 15, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Janice as I sit in my living room visiting with my son Matt Beadleston I read of Teds passing . We both are saddened to hear of your loss and Matt remembers very well your family and memories! Having lost our dear David 2 years ago we understand the void of l love! Enjoy the memories that bring smiles! Our sympathy

  2. R.W. and Betty Scribner on November 15, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    Hello Janice, We just read of Ted’s passing. We are so sorry to hear of this loss. We value the time that we have known you and Ted over the years. His skill at refinishing furniture was phenomenal. His knowledge and interest in the Bible was amazing. There are so many good things to remember about Ted. I am sorry we will not be in Lawrence next week but just know that our prayers our prayers go with you and the family as you travel through this difficult time of life. Love to you.

  3. PAUL & JUDY VERHAGE on November 16, 2019 at 7:13 am


  4. Mary Engel on November 16, 2019 at 11:12 am

    Janice, I am so sorry! I have such fond memories of spending time with you and Ted. What a blessing you both were to Terry and me. May God bless and comfort you as you walk through this time of loss and grief.

  5. Barbara Ann and Barbara Barnett on November 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    Ted was a wonderful person, always so friendly. We will miss him terribly and count ourselves lucky we got to know him.

  6. Frank S. Day on November 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm

    So very sorry to hear of the passing of a friend and fellow Jaycee. We worked together on several community-based projects. I first met Ted in the early sixes and we have been friends ever since. I will miss him.

  7. Judy and Jerry Holland on November 16, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Janice and family. So sorry to hear about Ted. Mom always thought alot of you. Prayers are with you!!!
    Judy Holland, Imogene Waggoner’s daughter.

  8. Anita Meyer on November 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed Ted’s smile and laughter when I would walk over to say hi with the kiddos. I am thinking of you.

  9. Lorie Gish Sawyer on November 17, 2019 at 7:24 am

    Janice and family – Thinking of you and knowing you will lean on your faith to carry you through. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen each other, but recalling many sweet memories enjoying time with you all.

  10. Dorothy Cook on November 17, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Janice and Family:
    So very sorry for your loss. I know you will miss Ted greatly.
    I am sorry that it has been sometime since I have seen the two of you out and about in Lawrence. I will always remember Ted’s smile and pleasant greetings when our paths did cross.
    There was never a better upholsterer in this town as far as I am concerned. I
    have many items in my home to attest to that! His skills are very evident in my living and dining rooms ! Many pieces of furniture that are still in perfect shape after leaving his workshop many years ago!
    Thank you both for being very good neighbors of ours on 18th Terrace!
    My thoughts are with you and yours.

  11. Rick and Diane Falley on November 17, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    So sorry to hear of Teds passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Janice. Heavens gain! Rick and Diane Falley, and Linda Teichmann

  12. Olivette Watson on November 17, 2019 at 8:32 pm

    Janice and Family- I am lost for words and very sad to hear of this news. You and Ted helped me raise my kids. You both were the best child care givers any parent could hope for. Ted was a very caring person and each child in the day care he treated as his own. He will be missed.

    Olivette, Eric and Olivia Watson.

  13. Michele Trompeter on November 18, 2019 at 6:37 am

    Janice and family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Ted. Praying for you at this difficult time.

    Mark and Michele Trompeter

  14. Rhonda Banks on November 18, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    Shelly and family, my deepest sympathy on your loss.

  15. Jeannie Russell on November 18, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Janice Sorry about Ted’s passing. You are in my prayers and thoughts. I know that you are good people. Dad Russell spoke highly of you both.

  16. Susan Lomas on November 19, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    I will miss seeing Ted at the Lawrence Optometric Center! He was always a pleasant person and his skill at reupholstering our office chairs was spectacular!
    Take care Janice.

  17. Greg Ledom on November 21, 2019 at 8:01 am

    My sincere condolences to Mrs. Luber (Janice) and the family and for peace and strength during this difficult time in the coming days. I’ve known the Luber’s since a young boy in Lawrence when they lived directly behind us (across the alley) on Kentucky Street in Lawrence, KS. I occasionally had the opportunity to see Ted over the years when my dad cut his hair or through upholstery (my dad helped Ted learn the trade). Mr. Luber was a kind and generous man. I wish I had been aware of his passing in time to attend his visitation but unfortunately was not. Take care and God bless.

  18. Linda Folsom Tolbert on November 22, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    Jeff so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of sorrow.

  19. Mike&Diana Leming on November 22, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Janice, we are sad to see the lost of Ted. You are in our thoughts and. Prayers!

  20. Teresa Ledom Reddick on November 23, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Janice, Jeff and Shelly,

    I am so sorry to hear of Ted’s (your dad’s) passing…the memories all came back when Becky saw this as she was searching for our Uncle’s (mother’s brother) obituary ,and forwarded this to all of us Ledom children. For I certainly would of come, to pay my respects to all of you. You all were such a big part of our lives growing up on Kentucky St, and Tennessee St. all those years.
    Such wonderful memories of playing with Shelly, looking at Jeff’s drawings that I was always amazed by, talking to you Janice in your kitchen, you taught me a lot, you had a love for your dogs (I remember Peaches), and going in Ted’s store on Mass. and looking at all the things I wanted, there was so much to look at! lol
    Mr. Luber was a kind, funny, and generous man…accept my sincere condolences to you all…may God’s peace be with you at this difficult time.

    You are in my thoughts and prayers,
    Much Love, Teresa Ledom Reddick

  21. Don Clancy on January 24, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you Ted for the stand you always took in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ted you never compromised the Word regardless of who you were with or where you were. Ted, you were a faithful servant in everything you would say and do. Words are fleeting but actions eternal. Your actions were the fruit you bore to all around you.
    Ted, you are now immortal in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and now can look face to face in Him. How wonderful it is for everyone that loved you to know this. For in the end all that will ever account is Faith in Jesus Christ. Welcome home my good and faithful servant, welcome home my son and brother says the Father to the Son.
    With deepest love for my brother Luber in Christ Jesus. Donnie Clancy

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