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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: W. Russell Jeffries

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  • W. Russell Jeffries, 86, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012.He was born Sept. 24, 1926, in Lawrence to Wilbur and Rose Jeffries and received his BA of Fine Arts in Interior Design from the University of Kansas in 1956.He was an interior decorator and an accountant for Heads Shoe Store, Mid-America Meeting for Friends and the Friends University Church, a long-time member of the Kiwanis Club and Mennonite Church of the Servant in Wichita.He is survived by: his wife, of 48 years, Erna (Schmidt) Jeffries; five nieces; and eight nephews.He was preceded in death by: brother, Jim; sisters, Marie Purvis and Doris Sruggs.The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, at Cochran Mortuary (parking off of Market), with burial to follow at Lorraine Ave. Mennonite Church Cemetery.To sign a guest book, go to www.cochranmortuary.com.

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