Archive for Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Obituary: William Lester Herd


August 11, 2004

Graveside services for William Lester Herd, 82, Lecompton, were Monday, August 9, 2004, at Bonner Springs Cemetery.

Mr. Herd died August 3, 2004, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. He was born July 26, 1922, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Joseph William and Mary Ruth Greer Herd.

Mr. Herd was a U.S. Army Air veteran of World War II and had worked for many years in maintenance at the Safeway Cereal Plant in Bonner Springs.

He was married to Ruby F. Herd for 61 years. She survives.

Other survivors include a son, Carl Herd, Lecompton; five daughters, Wanda Stevenson, Lawson, Mo., Rita Stroud, La Cygne, Jean Johnson, Welch, Okla., Jeanette Jacobson, Parker, and Betty Jo Gorsage, Freeman, Mo.; a sister, Dorothy Meyer, Shawnee; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Charlotte Anderson, and a granddaughter died earlier.

The family suggests donations to Palliative Care Team at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs handled arrangements.

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