Laura Maxine Deutscher

Laura Maxine (Rountree) Deutscher, 100, of Shawnee, KS passed away September 20, 2020. She was born on June 17, 1920 in Wakeeney, Kansas to parents, Agnus and Adison Rountree.

Laura graduated form high school in 1938. She had an Indian heritage. Her maternal grandparents name was Moses. Laura’s father never owned or drove a car, he had a horse and wagon. Laura lived through the dust bowl years of the 1930s and said that she thought all the wind and dust was normal. She was musical and played many instruments including: French Horn, Clarinet, Cello, Violin, Piano and Organ.

She was preceded in death by: parents, eight siblings, four brothers and four sisters.

Survivors include: son, Douglas Chambers of Shawnee, KS; daughter-in-law, Virginia Chambers of Shawnee, KS; six grandchildren, Loren (Michele) Chambers of Shawnee, KS, Joby (Eunice) Chambers of Shawnee, KS, Douglas (Lissett) Chambers of Tucson, AZ, Amanda (Jake) Chappelow of Lenexa, KS, Gabriel (Jill) Chambers of Lenexa, KS, Virginia (Bobby) Chambers of Pheonix, AZ; eleven great-grandchildren, Colten, Kendall, Miles, Maizy, Marlee, Derrick, David, Mary, Natalie, Harrison and Chase.

Condolences may be sent to:  5639 Quivira Rd Shawnee, KS 66216.


  1. Carmen and Jim Mott on September 29, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    0ur condolences to all the Chambers family. We know she will be missed but know she is in a better place!

  2. Patricia Davis on September 30, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I am so sorry for your lost Douglas!
    You both will be in my prayers.

  3. John Ramirez on October 3, 2020 at 10:44 am

    Laura was a special lady and always friendly to all of us, her extended family. May she rest in peace.

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