Amy Louise (Oswalt) Woodmancy

A. Woodmancy PicAmy Louise (Oswalt) Woodmancy, 91, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Bonner Springs Nursing Center in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Amy was born on July 26, 1924, near Elgin, Oklahoma to Nellie Lee (Cox) Oswalt and Gervis E. Oswalt. She is survived by her husband Glenn Covert Woodmancy . They celebrated their 70th anniversary on July 6. She was a much-loved mother and grandmother to daughters and their husbands, Mary-Nell (Mark) Gleeson and Sarah (Michael) Van Horn and grandchildren Ben (Kate) Gleeson, Sam (Megan) Gleeson, Nate (Liz Cooper) Van Horn and Elizabeth Van Horn.

Amy and Glenn’s married life took them all over the United States. They lived in Boulder, CO, Goltry, OK, Wichita, KS(twice), Huntsville, AL (twice), Seattle, WA (twice), Randolph, NY and Lawrence, KS upon retirement to be near family. Amy was a teacher wherever she lived, starting in a one-room schoolhouse in Oklahoma and completing her career teaching English as a Second Language to new immigrants at Jardine Jr. High in Wichita, Kansas.

A memorial service for Amy will be held Saturday, July 30, 2:30 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.

Donations in her name may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America ( or Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St. Kansas City, MO., sent in care of the funeral home.

Messages & Condolences

From Mary Gordon...

Dear Woody,
I am very glad that I got to know Amy. She was a very dear, caring, and loving lady. You were her strength when she had lost her ability to live independently. Your love and devotion to her were heart-warming to everyone. You were a blessing to her and an example for all of us to love unconditionally.

From Bill Shelton...

Woody, Mary-Nell, Sarah and families: I feel priviliged to have know Amy most of my life and remember her as a very gentile, kind and loving person with wonderful humor. She worked hard to help others and now deserves her eternal rest.
Blessings to all,
Bill and Pat Shelton
Arlington, TX

From Mary Shepherd...

My deepest condolences, she may have been around for many years but it’s still very hard to lose someone who has been a part of your life for all of your life. Will pray for peace in your heart. Sincerest sympathy, Mary (Megan’s grandma Shepherd)

From Glenn Wooddmancy...

Wife’s service

From Jim, Marilyn and Hannah Stuit...

Woody and family,
Please accept our condolences. We so enjoyed the ten years we lived next door to you and Amy in Lawrence. She holds a special place in our hearts.

From S. Tyler...

Please accept my sincere sympathy. The Bible says that a person who lives for 80 years is especially strong. (Psalm 90:10) What a privilege that your mother lived for 91 years. Take comfort in God’s promise concerning the hope of seeing her again and living in a world without tears where heartache and death will be no more.

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