• Lorraine C. Gardner

    25 May 2021

  • Lorraine C. Gardner

    Lorraine Catherine Gardner, 93, went to be with the Lord on January 30th, 2021 in Emporia,Kansas.  Lorraine was born on August 20th, 1927 in Baltimore, Maryland.  She was one of seven children, 5 girls and 2 boys.  She grew up in Baltimore and during WWII she met Henry EliGardner.  Soon after the two were married in Georgia.  After the war Lorraine and Henry movedto rural Oklahoma before eventually settling down near Chautauqua, KS.  They spent most oftheir 70 plus years of marriage in the Sedan Kansas area and were members of the First Baptist Church of Sedan.  In 2001, she and Henry moved to Emporia where they both spent the remainder of their lives.

    Lorraine treasured her time with family.  She raised two generations of boys and loved watching them play sports growing up.  She loved spending time with her family, shopping,eating BBQ and watching KU basketball games.  Lorraine is preceded in death by her husband, Henry, sons, Sherman Mark, Henry Edsel and James Harvey, Sr. She was also preceded in death by her parents and siblings, David, Charles, Emma, Lillian and Marie all of Baltimore MD.  Sheis survived by her sister Henrietta of York, PA, sons Charles Gardner of Fredonia, KS and James Gardner, Jr. of Carrollton, TX.  She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Trenton Gardner and Rylie Gardner of Emporia and Grant Gardner of Carrollton, Texas.

    Graveside Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Chautauqua, Kansas.

    Dickens Family Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of arrangements.

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    I am so sorry to hear about Lorraine. Last time I seen her and Henry was at an Elgin Reunion. We had a nice visit. I took my dad Don Lawson up there. Dad and Lorraine shared the same birthdate. Dad passed away in 2019. He would’ve been 99 this year. I grew up knowing all their family. I have a picture of their son Jim after fishing with my brother and dad. I cherish all my memories of them. I can imagine the celebration in Heaven. They talked about their grandkids all the time. They were their pride and joy. God bless.