Eva Louise (Lawson) Curtiss, 79, passed away on February 24, 2013 at her home, in Lawrence, KS. She was born on November 21, 1933 to Ernie James and Velma May (Richardson) Lawson in Hutchinson, KS. Eva grew up in Hutchinson, KS and graduated from Hutchinson High in 1951. Eva married Kelley J. Curtiss in 1952 in Hutchinson, KS. They were happily married for 60 years. She enjoyed being with her family, gardening, and music. Eva was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was the proud mother of six children and one stepson. Eva is survived by her spouse, Kelley, of Lawrence, KS; three daughters, Cleon Curtiss of the home, Melody Curtiss (Jamie Beletz) of Seattle, WA, and Lyric (Larry) Bartz of Lawrence, KS; three sons, Kelley (Myra) Curtiss of Colwich, KS, Kevin (Darcy) Curtiss of Kansas City, KS, Patrick (Martha Coffman) Curtiss of Lawrence, KS, and her stepson Ronald (Amelia) Curtiss of Guatemala City, GT. She is also survived by thirty-five grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Trantham and Donna Adcock and many nieces and nephews. Eva was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Goldie Helflin and Pat Baytosh. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be left on Eva Curtiss's online guest book at rumsey-yost.com. Eva Louise (Lawson) Curtiss
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Published in Topeka Capital-Journal on Mar. 3, 2013