William “Bill” M. Vervynck

Memorial services for William “Bill” M. Vervynck, 75, Lawrence will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday December 1, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. He passed away Saturday, November 25, 2017 at The University of Kansas Medical Center.

Bill was born August 31, 1942 in Burns, Kansas the son of John and Edna (Hayden) Vervynck. Bill and his family moved to Lawrence in 1957. Bill graduated from Lawrence High School in 1960 and married Bernice Sarlls on January 13, 1962 in Eudora, KS. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Scott (Elizabeth) Vervynck, Laguna Hills, CA; Ken (Theresa) Vervynck, Baldwin, City, KS; sister, Edith Morris, Topeka, KS; two grandchildren, Rusty (Amy) and Brandy, and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Bristol, along with numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John R. Vervynck.

Bill was a sheet metal mechanic for Hopkins Sheet Metal for 30 years and retired in 2002. He was a car enthusiast, all of his stories would start with what make and model of the car or truck. Bill, Bernice and their boys spent most of their Saturday nights at the Lawrence Dragway, they belonged to River City Cruisers of Douglas County where they won numerous trophies and plaques – truly his passion, and his source of happiness.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Caregivers Home Health in Topeka and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

5 Condolences

  1. Linda Hemphill Buttron on November 29, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Sorry to hear of your loss Bernice. Prayers of comfort to you and your family.

  2. Suzie Craig on November 29, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Dearest Bernice and boys. We are so sad to read of Bill’s death. We have so many happy memories; when we were young, our kids were babies, and we were living on love because we didn’t have much money! That was long ago in years, but oh so close in our hearts. You have our deep sympathy.
    Love, Carl & Suzie Craig and family.

  3. Ernie & Rosie Aldrich on November 30, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Ernie and I are so sorry for your loss of Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at your time of sorrow.

  4. Linda Kiernan on December 1, 2017 at 5:48 am

    Dear Bernice,
    I am sorry to hear about your husband. I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.Blessings of peace to you and your family.

  5. Ray & Judy Stone on December 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    Sorry to hear about Bill. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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