Bruce Miller

Arrangements for Bruce Miller, 69, Kerrville, Texas, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Bruce died Sunday, September 13, 2020, at his home in Kerrville.

He was the son of Harry Sr. and Vivian Miller and grew up in the Lawrence area.

Survivors include two siblings, Harry Miller Jr. of Syracuse, New York, and Nancy Miller Reiling, Lawrence.

A full obituary will appear here later.

Myrna Mae Walters

Myrna Mae Walters, born November 17, 1926, to the Emmons family in Manhattan, KS, died on August 24, 2020, in Lawrence, KS. Myrna grew up on the outskirts of Manhattan, which her husband of 48 years, Francis K. Walters, referred to as “across the tracks”.

Myrna played clarinet in the high school band, worked in the shipyards during World War II, taught school briefly in a one room schoolhouse, and married Francis soon after World War II. She was mother to Becky A. Selders (Dave), Georgia S. Jimenez and Kipp J. Walters (LoRee). When the kids were grown, Myrna became a seamstress for two different clothing stores, Rothschilds and the Jones Store, in Overland Park, Kansas. She sewed or made alterations to the wedding dresses for all three children’s weddings.

There were seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren, at the time of her death.

Myrna was preceded in death by almost everyone she knew, Francis (husband), parents Foster Noel and Georgia Elizabeth Emmons, brothers Kipp and James, sister Martha, and daughter Becky, and many more, too numerous to list.

She will be cremated and interred next to husband Francis in Sunset Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas, at a later date.

Calvin Eugene Holladay

Calvin Eugene Holladay passed away September 10, 2020 at Providence Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. Calvin was born May 7, 1939. He was one of 10 siblings belonging to Elmer Eugene and Mary Ruth Holladay.

Calvin will be remembered for his witty sense of humor, love of country dancing and travel as well as his many stories of the ‘good ole days’. He is survived by four of his siblings, his four children and many grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as Marcella Mann his loving companion of over 16 years.

A private family memorial will be held at a later time.

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Mary Sophia Leach

Mary Leach was born Mary Sophia Hemme on March 28, 1920 to Joseph and May Hemme on a farm west of Perry, KS.

She passed away over a 100 years later on September 10, 2020 in Lawrence of natural causes.

The youngest of six children, all of her siblings preceded her in death.

She was married in February 1946 to Haldon “Taylor” Leach, who died in 2000.

She is survived by a son Steven of Arlington, VA, a daughter Linda of Lawrence, two grandchildren, a great grandchild and over 20 nieces and nephews .

Mary lived almost all of her life in the Perry community before moving to Lawrence about four years ago.

She was a loving mother, good homemaker, faithful spouse, and a kind person to family and friends.

Her family meant everything to her. They will all miss her.

Barbara Lynn Moyer

Barbara Lynn Moyer, 71, Emporia, died Monday, September 7, 2020, at her home.

She was born December 13, 1948, in Emporia, Kansas, the daughter of James J. and Betty E. Rathke. She graduated from Goodland High School in 1966 and attended Emporia State University.

Mrs. Moyer co-owned and operated Moon Abstract Company in Emporia for 20 years with her brother Jim Rathke of Emporia. She enjoyed her family, Kansas State University, and wildlife around her home.

She married Edward Blaine Moyer on October 20, 1989, in Emporia, Kansas. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include a son, Justin Nelson and wife Christine of Merriam, Kansas; a daughter, Dede Thomas of Emporia, Kansas; sister, Kathy Putnam and husband Larry; brother, Jim Rathke and wife Deb; stepchildren, Jim Moyer of Olpe, Kansas and Deb Besack and husband Hank of Lebo, Kansas; as well as 4 granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ron Rathke of Emporia, Kansas and stepson, Todd Moyer of Emporia, Kansas.

Due to the ongoing public health situation no services will be held at this time.

The family suggests memorial contributions to either of the following: Hand in Hand Hospice – and Kansas State University Foundation –

David Charles Bohanon

Change is the essential process of all existence.” The events of Friday
September 04, 2020 gave rise to a change we could not have prepared for,
nor could we have predicted. Our son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, and
friend, David Charles Bohanon, a proud member of the Choctaw Nation of
Oklahoma, journeyed to be with our Lord, for eternity.

Our loss is so very difficult for a multitude of reasons. He has been the
bringer of joy and lightheartedness since he was gifted by God, to Jacob
Steve and Gertrude Christine Bohanon on April 30, 1962. His older brother,
John aka Jerry, lovingly welcomed him and spent years changing diapers and
chasing David, keeping him out of harm’s way and mischief, as well. A few
years later, a sister, Melanie was born, and David spent years chasing her,
and failed to keep her out of mischief. As David grew, he did all the usual boy
things. He dreamed of being a pilot. His favorite childhood memory was of
meeting astronaut Alan B. Shepherd. One day he brought a small jar of baby
copperhead snakes home to his mother (yes, she screamed) and he tried his
hand at basketball and baseball, but chronic asthma hindered his play. He
soon became interested in music, reading and model aircraft building.

As time passed David’s passion for music grew stronger and he took
advantage of many opportunities to play and sing outside of school, at First
Presbyterian Church; in his father’s choir at Haskell Indian Nation’s University; in the Lawrence City Band; the Jazz House Swing Band; in the acapella group 8:1; and, various other musical groups. In 1980, David graduated from Lawrence High School. He attended the University of Kansas where he loved
playing in the KU Marching Jayhawk Band. David also attended Haskell Indian Nations University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. Afterward, David attended Baker University and received a master’s degree in Business Administration. Shortly thereafter, he accepted a position at Haskell as an Information Technology Specialist, and faithfully served the Haskell community for the past 17 years.

David, “Bo”, “Uncle Bo”, “D-Bo”, “Dave”, wore many hats, by choice. He loved Lawrence, it was where he grew up, it was home. He was active in his community. He played in the Lawrence City Band; he served as a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church; he played in a bell choir at First Pres, as well; he
served on numerous committees at Haskell; he crafted award-winning
models; played golf, trivia and poker; and he found time to take some
absolutely stunning photos. Over the years his friend group grew by the
dozens, spanning the country, and even the world. He is well-known for his
quick wit, his caring soul and willingness to help, anyone, anytime – and those dimples!

So, on a seemingly typical Friday morning, his world changed, for the better.
Ours, not so much. Although he leaves a lasting, shining legacy, he leaves a
crowd of grief-stricken loved ones and friends to carry on, including: the love
of his life, Loretta Gross and her daughter Laveda; his father, Jacob; his
brother John G. (Jerry) and Lois Pinder; his sister Melanie and her husband
Darryl Daniel; his niece Claire (Daniel ) and her husband Alex Leamen, and
their children, Max and Millie; his nephew Adam G. Daniel; and nieces,
Madison Grace and Hillary Jane Daniel. “Change is the essential process of
all existence.” Mr. Spock

Donations to honor David’s memory may be sent to the Haskell Foundation in
care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, PO Box 1260, Lawrence KS 66044.

Funeral services for David will be 4 pm, Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
A visitation will take place from 6-8 pm, Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

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Shana LeAnn Vanderslice

Visitation for Shana LeAnn Vanderslice, 32, Topeka, will be from 5-7pm, Monday, September 14, 2020, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Shana LeAnn Vanderslice past away peacefully on Saturday, September 5th, 2020, after a long battle with health complications. Shana was full of life & made an everlasting connection on everyone she met. She was a fighter, never giving up & always making light of a dark situation. She will be missed by so many.

She was born June 12th 1988, in Lawrence KS, to Marie Vanderslice & Wesley Trautloff. She graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 2007, and then began her career in nursing. ¿Shana loved to travel & see the world, even spending some time abroad. She was active in the church, and where she met her God Parents Georgia Hale & Dwayne Glisson.

In May of 2014 her & Avery Hedgecock Jr. welcomed their son Avery P. Hedgecock III. In July of 2016 they celebrated their love for eachother in a small private ceremony with close friends & family.

Survivors include: Avery Hedgecock Jr. (Spouse) & Son Avery P. Hedgecock III; both parents (Marie & Wesley); Russell Burton (foster dad); RuthAnna “Annie” Trautloff (Sister); 3 nephews (Jordon, Daniel & Gage); Bri Burton (foster sister) Ruth & Gary Crawford (Grandparents); Several Aunt’s, Uncle’s & Cousin’s; as well as several extended family including the Mathiot’s, Livingston’s, Kennedy’s & The Burton Clan.

She is proceeded in death by her maternal grandparents (Mildred & Clifford Vanderslice); Andrea Burton (foster mom); as well as Several Aunt’s, Uncle’s & Cousin’s

Memorial contributions may be made to Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, KS 66044.

Alice Fern Pryor

Alice Fern Pryor, 91, Lawrence, died September 3, 2020, at LMH Health in Lawrence. No services are planned at this time.

She was born August 14, 1929, in Pueblo, Colorado, the daughter of Albert and Marguerite Drew Gennetten.

Mrs. Pryor worked as a waitress and as an artist. Her specialty was oil painting and carving.

She was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Lawrence, and enjoyed art, cooking, playing cards, golf, and pool.

She married Tommy Pryor in 1971. He preceded her in death in 2010.

Survivors include a step son, Mark Pryor and wife Carie of Fayetteville, AR; step daughter, Liza Pryor of Scottsdale, AZ; sister, Betty Bean of Lawrence, KS; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; and siblings, Ernest Gennetten, Delbert Gennetten, Ron Wood, Ed Wood, and Cleta Greer.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Lawrence Seventh Day Adventist Church, sent in care of the funeral home.