Archive for Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Obituary: Mary Esther Bunce


December 11, 2002

No services are planned for Mary Esther Bunce, 82, Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Bunce died Nov. 30, 2002, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Her body is being donated to the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

She was born Sept. 9, 1920, in Lawrence, the daughter of George and Norma (McCuan) Adams. She grew up in Lawrence and had lived the last 32 years in Tonganoxie.

Mrs. Bunce married Herbert Hornburger on Nov. 10, 1940. They later divorced. She married Ralph Bunce on May 23, 1996, in Falls City, Neb. He died Sept. 13, 1996.

Survivors include a son, Darrell Hornburger, Hobbs, N.M.; a daughter, Sylvia Proffitt, Hobbs, N.M.; and two stepsons, William Bunce, Linwood, and Harold Bunce, Lecompton.

Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home handled arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to

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