HONOLULU - A memorial service for President-elect Barack Obama's grandmother, Madelyn Payne Dunham, will be held Friday at
the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu.
The Borthwick Mortuary said today that the service will be open to the public, but the Obama family will not be in attendance.
The president-elect is scheduled to visit Hawaii in December to honor his grandmother, who grew up in the Butler County town of Augusta, just east of Wichita.
She helped raise Obama in Honolulu and died two nights before the election. Officials have not specified when Obama will make the trip.
Dunham's husband, Stanley Dunham was buried at the cemetery following his death in 1992. The World War II veteran was raised in El Dorado.
It's unclear what arrangements have been made for Madelyn Dunham's remains.