LAWRENCE — Funeral services for Jeanette Lynn ‘Jeanie’ Ochs, 64, Lawrence, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dr. Tom Brady officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Jeanie died Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
She was born June 10, 1953, in Great Bend, Kan., the daughter of Lorenz E. and Norma C. Ackerman Ochs. She graduated from Great Bend High School, where she was active in journalism and yearbook. She was a Girl Scout, a member of the She Sharks swimming group, and a member of First United Methodist Church. She later earned a Bachelors of Science degree from Kansas State University. Jeanie worked as office manager in the Department of Mathematics at Kansas State University. She moved to Lawrence in 1982, and held the same position at Kansas University. Later she began working for Gill Real Estate as Office Manager, where she earned her real estate license, and then worked as the office manager for the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce. Most recently she worked as a bookkeeper for Jetz Laundry Services in Topeka. Jeanie enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, canning, collecting antiques, and traveling with family.
Survivors include her mother, Norma Ochs, Lawrence; two brothers, Mitchell Ochs (Jeanette), Great Bend, and Stephan Ochs (Judy), Fernandina Beach, Fla.; nieces and nephews Andrew Ochs, Cliffie Ives (Derrick), Rebecca Probst (Shawn), and Philip Ochs; and great nieces and nephews Darrin, Brady, Riley, and Presley Ives.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. The family will receive friends Tuesday from 10 a.m. until service time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the University of Kansas Cancer Center, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home
601 Indiana St.
Lawrence, Ks. 66044
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 20, 2018