Funeral services for Preston Lee Scheibler, 21, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Lawrence Free Methodist Church, with the Rev. Nate Rovenstine officiating. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Preston died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in rural Douglas County, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
He was born Nov. 16, 1989, in Salina, the son of Ty B. and Mistie J. Copas Scheibler. He was a 2008 graduate of Lawrence High School, and later attended Highland Community College on a baseball scholarship. He also attended Johnson County Community College.
Preston was employed by Assist, LLC as an attendant care provider, and recently cared for Jared Axman. He enjoyed volunteering for the Community Transition Program which assists those with special needs. He attended Lawrence Wesleyan Church, and excelled at baseball, basketball, golf, video games, and loving life.
Survivors include his father, Ty Scheibler and wife Amy, Lawrence; his mother, Mistie Copas-Thomas and husband Steve, Lawrence; his sister, Alexis Scheibler, Lawrence; his maternal grandparents, Bill and LaVonne Copas, Bennington, Kan., his paternal grandmother, Barbara Scheibler, Bennington; his step-maternal grandparents, Steve and Sherry Thomas, Topeka; and step-paternal grandparents, Tom and Carol Cole, Shell Knob, Mo., and Judy and W.L. Alexander, Lawrence
Friends may call from 9.a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, where the family will receive them from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the Preston Scheibler Scholarship Fund at Lawrence High School, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Our thoughts are with your family in such a tragic loss. May you find peace.
I am so sorry to hear of your brother passing away. I know what it is like to lose a family member. I want you to know that i am here for you if you need a friend during these difficult times.
We are so very sorry for your loss. You and your entire family are in out thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, let us know.
Gary & Julie Crowe
I can’t express in words the heardache I feel for the Scheibler Family at this time. I know Grandma Barb very well, and I can only say that lots of hugs and strength are here for you! God Bless you all! Tammy
I’m not good with words. I seem to better with tears. My heart aches for your pain. One couldn’t help but love Preston due to his wonderful personality and glow. It was obvious he loved life. He lived with a smile on his face always. We feel lucky to have had the opportunity for Preston and Bubba to have become such good friends because of baseball. My prayer is that everyday gets easier for you as God carrys you thru this most difficult time. Preston will never be forgotten. He touched each of our lives in a different way. We love all of you and are here for you.
Peace and love be with you, Scheibler family. Amy, I know the love you have for these kids and the strong family you and extended family built around them. To you, I send strength and courage in a very sad and tragic time.
Amy, my heart is breaking for you and I am sending so much love and support to you and your family.
We are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our hearts are broken for you all. Preston was a great kid who touched so many lives. Misty, we have related on many fronts with our kids, and Preston was a lucky guy to have parents who loved him and supported him in the ways i know you all did. I hope you find comfort in all of the love and good times Preston brought to so many people. Know that we are thinking of you often and you are deep in our prayers. Chuck and Kelsy Schimmel
I have great childhood memories with preston playing sport going to school an even hanging out. I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You will all be in my prayers.
Peace be with you all. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers go out to you and your family. My god ease your pain and grant you a short suffering. May you remember all the good days in the next few weeks. If you need anything at all, let us know no matter how small you might think it is.
Constant prayer for comfort,strengh,and peace from our family to yours. We did not know Preston. But I know he was a great young man who was loved beyond words. His passing leaves many hearts broken. We are so very sorry for the tragic loss you are suffering.
I will never forget the GIGANTIC ballon bouquet that Preston brought to Amy to Wish her a Happy Birthday. The look on each persons face as the entered the salon and were greeted with the largest bunch of ballons EVER was a true source of joy and entertainment. Bringing smiles and laughter was obviously one of Preston’s gifts. May you find comfort in your loving memories.
To the Scheibler family, my heart aches for your loss. We ask that you lean on the lord Jesus Christ for strength. One day we all will be united to a world of joy and laughter once again. God bless the Scheibler family.
Ty and Amy,
I am sorry to hear of your loss. You both know I understand what you are going through. If you need anything, please let me know. You are in my prayers.
Im sorry for your loss. Amy you have helped me so much with my parenting skills, I can never thank you enough. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Mistie and Family,
Sorry for your loss, praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Ty and family, and Mistie and family,
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
Steve, Lisa, and Ashley
My heart just breaks for you. You are in my prayers. I wish you strength and a measure of peace during this most difficult time.
No words can express how sorry I am for the loss of your dear Preston. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, I have heard only great things about him and know he was loved by many. May the wonderful memories of him and the joy he brought to your life bring you comfort during this difficult time. Sending my love and prayers your way.
Amy – All of our prayers going up for you and your family. May you find peace in Him in your time of sorrow.
We are so sorry for you tragic loss. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Find strength from others who are here for you.
The Lomshek Family
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your son, Preston. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Lori, Marlo, Michelle, Cynthia, and Ryann
Barbara,Ty, Mistie, Alexis and family: I was
deeply saddened to hear of the death of Preston. I didn’t know him, but reading these messages I feel that he was indeed a fine young man. Be comforted in knowing that Preston’s love will continue to surround you each and every day of your life. May fond memories and the love of family get you through this difficult time! Most Sincerely, Carol
Ty, Amy, Alexis and Barbara – we cannot begin to express our deep grief on your behalf but also our confidence in our Lord’s love and grace towards Preston and to you. You are fervently in our prayers. Love, Aunt Betty and Sam Scheibler
Ty & Mistie,
Words cannot express our sadness! Keith, Brian and I were shocked to hear about Preston’s accident. I can tell you the first thought was what you two parents must be going through and our second was that HUGE smile Preston always had on his face. Keith recalled his humor or the tournament in Rossville when Brian threw a kid out at home from left field and Preston walked over said to Brian “is that all you got?” . Preston was so full of Life and he did live it everyday to it’s fullest. We were blessed to know such a wonderful family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.
Keith, Chris & Brian White
Know there are so many who love you and wish you strength. We are there for you; lean on us all! The Severa Family
I’m so very sorry for your loss. Barb and family I’m so sorry you are going through this. God bless you.
Mistie, Steve and Alexis,
David and I are so very sorry for the loss of Preston. He was a part of our family as well. My heart is breaking for you all. We have to know that Preston has met up with Jared and they are hanging out together again.
Love, Cindy and David
Ty & Amy –
I have no words and my heart is breaking for you both and for your family. Please know that I am here for you always and love you both very much.
We are thinking of you. We did not know Preston, but we have always heard so many great things. I hope it is a comfort to know that he touched so many lives.
Our hearts go out to you.
Mandy & Shane Burks
My thoughts and prayers are with at this time. I had the honor of getting to know Preston when he worked with Jared Axman while I was teaching at Free State. Preston took very good care of Jared and I can see both of them in Heaven playing ball and talking. I am so sorry for your loss, Preston will be greatly missed.
Ty and Amy please know that you are in our hearts. We are praying for some peace and comfort for you and yours always.
Amy, Mistie and Alexis and family-
My deepest condolences go out to you all during this difficult time. You are all in my thoughts!
We wanted to extend our sympathy and our prayers for your families.
Mistie and family,
We are so sorry to hear about Preston. I remember Preston as the little guy who came to the office with you and made you smile. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Amy & Ty,
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
Ty and family –
I am so very sorry to hear of your sons passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Melinda
Ty and family,
Was so saddened to hear of Preston’s death. As you know, I have been a very dear friend of your Mom for years and we have shared a lot. She loved her grandkids dearly and Preston sounded like one great kid with lots of friends and a wonderful future ahead of him. God Bless You and keep you in peace.
Eloise (Weezy) Gillette
im so sorry to hear that your son preston died you are in our prayers and we will continue to pray for all of you- mistie
Dear Ty and Amy,
We are so very sad to hear of the loss of Preston. It seems impossible that such a terrible thing could happen. You have been wonderful parents to Preston and Alexis. We have always admired your active involvement and support of their many activities. We hope you can take solice in many happy memories of Preston. We are deeply sorry for this tragic loss.
Doug & Elaine Nelson
Dear Amy, Mistie, and family,
There are absolutely no words that can adequately express all the feelings surrounding the loss of Preston. This is every parent’s worst nightmare. I have been praying for you and your family so much, and I know that everyone all over Lawrence and beyond is doing the same.
Love ~ Susie
Mistie, Steven & Alexis, we are so sorry about Preston. The news is still hard to believe. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers and love you very much. Preston had such an infectious smile and was always happy when we were around him and that is what I see each time I think of him. See you soon! Love Lonnie, B, Kyle and Trevor
Amy, your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Jan & Glen
We are sad and sorry for your loss. Our daughter Lauren grew up and went to school with Preston since grade school. We will continue to keep you and your family in our prayers.
Tony and Brenda Augusto, Lauren Kennedy
I am saddened and in shock by the news about your precious son. No family should have to go through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and those of my whole family. I love you all and know that somehow God will see you through.
I remember first meeting Preston when he was just a little toddler wearing footie-pajamas in your house in Lawrence, with little sis sitting on your hip as a baby. He will never be forgotten by those who knew him.
Love, Michelle & Rob
My heart breaks for your family. We used to live on the corner of 29th and Fenwick. Preston would come over and play football and baseball in the yard with my son, Travis and the other neighborhood kids when they were little. Alexis is a sorority sister to my daughter, Laci. We moved to Wichita area in 2005 so the girls lost contact. Laci was so excited this past summer when she found out that Alexis was going to rush Sigma Sigma Sigma. They were able to re-connect from when they were little girls. My prayers are going up for your family and especially Alexis. Lois Hart-Spillman
We are very saddened to hear of Preston’s passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time..
I am truely saddend by this news. Although I only worked with Preston for one summer it was all I needed for him to make a huge impact on my life. He was such a fun loving and free spirited young man and will truely be missed by many. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
so very sorry to hear of your loss.
Preston was a wonderful young man, with such a fabulous smile and manner. I know his family and friends will miss him terribly. My prayers are with you.
We were shocked and saddened to hear about Preston’s passing. I enjoyed coaching him during his freshman year of basketball at South. He was such a free spirit during the time I knew him, always keeping me on my toes! I also followed him as he continue an outstanding high school athletic career playing basketball for Coach Davis at LHS. Our thoughts are with you at this time of your grief. Coach Petry and family.
We are so very sad to hear of Preston’s passing. Your family is continually in our thoughts and prayers. Jeff and Sara Hodges
We are deeply saddened by Preston’s passing. Your friends will stand beside and behind you and your family as you deal with this sudden loss.
When we learned of Preston’s passing over the weekend the first thing that came to mind was his infectious smile. He had the ability to push all of the wrong buttons and still you ended up smiling and laughing with him.
Brad and I were driving home from KC when Brad received the news of Preston’s tragic accident. Brad rarely shows emotion, but I could tell from his demeanor and eyes that this hit home and it hit him hard. I am certain that is true of all of Preston’s friends. Friends are forever no matter how long or short you know someone. I know for a fact that Brad will always speak highly of Preston.
I (Dave) am honored to have been a very small part of Preston’s life. I am a better person and parent because of my time with him. He always greeted us with a smile and a hand shake. When we did meet he would take pleasure in reminding me of the time he knocked me out during the state tournament we were in as Wranglers. Although I don’t remember that incident too clearly, it was obviously something that stuck with him over time and I am happy to share that memory with everyone who asks.
You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers
The Thomas Family
Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. You are all in our thoughts during this very difficult time. Bob and Carol
Mistie, Steven, Steve, Sherry, and Alexis:
I am so sorry for your loss of Preston. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
Ty, Amy, & Alexis,
If there were only words that would take your
pain away. . . we are thinking of you. Please let us know if you need anything.
Scott & Jenn
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during such a difficult time. Ken, Gail, Gage and Griffin Nelson
We are thinking of you all and are so sorry for your loss. Pam, Jay and Brett
Mistie, Steve, Alexis and all who loved Preston,
I am so sorry and sad to hear of Preston’s passing. The LHS Pride has lost a talented and compassionate lion. Many thoughts and prayers will be with you all.
We are so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Lance, Jill, Austin and Mason Flory
Dearest Amy & Family – I can’t even imagine … I am so so sorry to hear about Preston. Hearing the news took my breath away. Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers and if there is ANYTHING I can do, you know you can always lean on me! Much Love, Kate
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
We will always remember Preston’s smile, and how fun he made the baseball games/trips during Legion ball.
Chris & Theresa Abel and family
Mistie and Steve
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please call if you need anything, god bless your family and let him look over you in your time of need.
So saddened by the passing of Preston. My prayers are with your family.
We are so so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bruce and Joyce Bigler.
Oh my dear Amy, I was devastated to hear about Preston’s accident. Please remember that our God is an awesome God and he will continue to watch over you and give you strength.If I can do anything to help you, please call. Love ya, Tracy
We are so sad and greif stricken by the news of Preston’s passing. Please know that you all are in our prayers and we will continue to pray for all of you. Love, Tim, Tracy,Billy, Stu and Mary.
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