Funeral services for Dana Michele Conway, 49, Lawrence, will be 11 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Cremation is planned to follow the service.
Ms. Conway died Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. She was born September 23, 1964, in Savanna, Georgia, the daughter of Isaac Jeremiah “Jerry” and Betty Rose Hewig Conway. Dana graduated from Springdale High School in 1982 in Springdale, Arkansas. Ms. Conway was an author and photographer. She enjoyed writing and taking pictures. She also published two books and was working on a third. Dana survived stage 3 breast cancer, underwent a mastectomy, and full breast reconstruction (TRAM).
She married Philip Perez on January 7, 1989 in Johnson County. They later divorced. Survivors include a son, Caleb Anthony Perez of Lawrence; her parents, Isaac and Betty Conway of Lawrence; brother, David Alan Conway of Lawrence; and three nephews, David Alan Conway II, Dallas Kane Conway, and Christopher William Conway. She also had 2 great nieces, Celestra Conway and Avani Coil.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The family suggests memorial contributions to Susan G. Komen For the Cure, or Relay for Life, sent in care of the funeral home.
Messages & Condolences
Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal but LOVE leaves memories that no one can steal.God Blesses us all with MEMORIES that we can hold until the day we are reunited again in Heaven…
Dana will live forever within your heart and you will feel her presence in different things you do- she will let you know she is with you. Now she has her “Angel Wings” I pray that she will continue to SOAR and SHINE her LOVE upon you and your family and friends… Thoughts & Prayers are with you all
Jerry, Betty and Family: May your sorrow be lessened by those who knew and loved Dana and share in you loss. She will be greatly missed.
Words can’t describe the sense of loss I have for your family. Dana fought through
a terrible disease and won. Her strength and her books have been a blessing to so many. She is now in a safe place with our Lord.
Jerry-Betty I’m really sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter. It is especially difficult to lose someone so young. We will be thinking of you and your family.
Dana was a special young woman who had a deep faith in her Lord and Savior that sustained her during life’s trials. We can only imagine how she is now celebrating her first day in heaven.
Prayers for her family as they have a hole in their hearts missing Dana. May memories of good times shared and the loving comfort of the Holy Spirit bring you peace.
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