Stoney Ray Strickland

Funeral services for Stoney Ray Strickland, 51, Lawrence, will be 3:30, Thursday, October 9, 2014, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

He passed away October 5, 2014, after battling cancer for almost 7 years.

Stoney was born August 1, 1963 in Parsons, KS the son of Barb and Marion Strickland.  He grew up in Lawrence and graduated from Lawrence High School in 1982.  He married Karen Grammer on June 21, 1996.  His recent employer was RD Johnson Excavating.  Stoney enjoyed camping, hunting and being with his family and friends.

He leaves behind his wife Karen of the home; his son, Rusty Vervynck and wife Amy; his daughter Brandy Vervynck and fiancé Cory Gaston; grandaughter Madison Vervynck; his father Marion Strickland; brother, Randy Strickland and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother Barb Strickland.

Friends may call from noon to 8 pm Wednesday, a visitation will take place from 6-7:30 pm.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stoney Strickland Memorial Fund, sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Mary Hacker...

Karen and family, I am sorry to hear of Stoney’s passing. I am praying for your strength and hope that we remember all the special times he gave you and the family. Love to you always.

From Jerry & Debbie Nelson...

We are so sorry for your loss Stoney was a fighter and a great person we will miss him at the Camp grounds for sure !

From Kay sheaffer...

We are so sorry for your loss, haven’t seen Stoney in yrs but he was always so full of fun. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Sheaffer family,
Kay, Ron, Shirley and Bob

From mike stogsdill...

Stoney was one of the good guys. He was always fun to be around and I never heard anyone say anything bad about him ever. RIP old friend…

From Lorie Ryan Scully...

To Karen and Randy and family of Stoney Strickland I am sorry for the loss of your husband and the loss of your brother.My prayers are with you and the family. And if you do not remember me I am Stanley and Linda Buckners niece.

From Ashley...

Dear Brandy,

I was very saddened when I heard the news about Stoney’s passing. He was a good man with a kind heart. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Please let me know anything I can do for you to help you cope during this difficult time. I will always be here for you. Stay strong.

My love and sympathy to you and your family,


From George & Cheryl Hunsinger...

Karen, I was saddened to hear about your loss. I know what he went thru with that dreaded illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, god bless.

From Jan Pool...

Karen and family,

This journey has been rich and full though not always easy. May Stoney’s strength become a permanent part of you all. And may your hearts find peace.

Jan Pool

From Susan Bohr...

I am so sorry for your loss. I know how much Stoney meant to you. Please remember that people don’t leave us, a part of them lives on in us, through all the good memories. They stay in our hearts and minds forever. Just know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong and if you need anything, please let me know.

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