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Interment following funeral service

Council Grove/Dunlap United Methodist Church
Thursday May 9th, 2019

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Funeral Service

Marion Cemetery
Thursday May 9th, 2019

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Lisa Wilburn

Council Grove - Lisa Ann Wilburn, 58, of Council Grove, Kansas, passed away Sunday May 5, 2019 at Morris County Hospital, after a 5-and-a-half-year courageous battle with cancer.

She was born December 9, 1960 in Council Grove to Wayne and Donna Hayes. She graduated from Council Grove High School and attended Crum’s Beauty School. She was employed by Eric Nelson at Neosho Gardens for over 25 years.

Lisa enjoyed camping, casinos, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. She loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother.

She was proceeded in death by her father, Wayne Hayes, mother in law, Mary Vliet-Zerbe, and sister in law, Cindy Nelson.

She is survived by her husband, Larry, her mother, Donna Hayes; daughter, Erin Erichsen and Matt, daughter, Erica Effland and Kaleb, and daughter, Larisa Wilburn. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Brylee, Hudson, and Harrison Erichsen, and Quinn Effland; brothers, Brad Hayes (Kristie) and Michael Hayes (Gina); sister in law, Renee; and many nieces and nephews.

Lisa’s family invites close friends and family to join them at 11:00 am Thursday, prior to the service for a luncheon.

A celebration of Lisa’s life will be held Thursday, May 9th 2019 at the United Methodist Church of Council Grove/Dunlap at 12:00 pm. Interment will follow at Sunny Slope Cemetery.

A special thank you to Dr. Lora Siegle, Dr. Eric Carlson, and her many caregivers who helped her throughout her cancer journey. Lisa never fought alone.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Morris County Hospital, sent in care of Zeiner Funeral Home PO Box 273, Council Grove KS, 66846.




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I'm so sorry for your loss and pray for God's mercy on your family! I didn't know Lisa, because I'm a relative newcomer to Council Grove. I was born the day before Lisa in '60 and was diagnosed with cancer 1 1/2 years ago. I'm doing well, but maybe Lisa's battle is one of the reasons I have been overwhelmed with support from everyone here! God bless Lisa's husband, children, grandchildren, and friends!

Sharon Amos May 14 2019 12:00 AM

Best laugh in the world that was heard by so many of her family and friends.She will forever be loved and remembered.

Dave, Joany, Brier, Trent, Matthew and Brittany May 8 2019 12:00 AM

A RAY OF SUNSHINE was ordered on May 8, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 8 2019 12:00 AM

A HAWAIIAN SCHEFFLERA was ordered on May 8, 2019

Expression of Sympathy May 8 2019 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss Larry. Hoping prayers will bring you and your family comfort.

Sue Horton May 8 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry! My thoughts and prayers will be with you all.

Karen Smith May 7 2019 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kevin and Diana Ehrlich May 7 2019 12:00 AM

Larry and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Debbie Haverkamp May 7 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Alice Crowley (Burnett) May 7 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies,The Meierhoff Family.

Kathy Meierhoff May 7 2019 12:00 AM

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