Lanny Dayton Gaston

A memorial service for Lanny Gaston will be held Friday, June 9, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. in Danforth Chapel on the KU campus.

Lanny Dayton Gaston, 67, died March 26, 2017, in Kansas City, Kansas, after an extended illness.

Lanny was born in Wichita, Kansas, to Ralph and Virginia Gaston. He graduated from Wichita West High School and Wichita State University. He received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas in 1975. He worked for the Coleman Company as a technical writer and for the state of Kansas in the Division of Personnel and the Department of Education, where he was HR Director for twenty eight years. During his high school and college years, he was a member of a popular local band in Wichita called The Downbeats.

Lanny was married August 20, 1971, in Lawrence, Kansas, to his wife, Margie. She and their son, Joshua, survive of the home.

Lanny is also survived by his sister, Carol Munson, Wichita, brother, David (Rosemarie), Wichita, brother Doug (Lisa), Lawrence, mother-in-law Alice Amyx , Lawrence, brother-in-law R. Michael Amyx (Linda), Midlothian Virginia, and numerous nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Geoffrey Tyler Gaston, and a nephew, Caleb Alvarado Gaston.

A memorial service is planned for late spring. In lieu of flowers or a donation, the family requests any special memory of Lanny by friends or family be sent to M.Gaston, P.O. Box 442471, Lawrence, Kansas. 66044

Messages & Condolences

From Steve Foster...

Margie, we’re saddened by your family’s loss. May there be strength and solace in family and friends, and all who knew you and Lanny.
Steve and Kathy Foster

From Tom Mundinger...

Margie and Josh,
I was very sorry to read Lanny had passed away. I have fond memories of our paths crossing while he was at KSDE, when he would accompany you to school, and playing golf with him. Lanny always displayed a passion for whatever he was doing. Please know Brenda and I send our sincerest sympathy and condolences during this most difficult time.
Tom Mundinger

From Sheryl Henry...

Margie,
I am very sorry for your loss and am thinking of you.

From Tim, Stacey, Matt and Bronte Unrein...

Margie,
Very sorry to hear about Lanny passing. May the Lord be with you during this time. We will miss him.

From Helen Barker – Schweda...

Marguerite, my heartfelt condolences to you and your Family. Loosing a husband/Father is most tragic and difficult. May God wrap you in his Loving arms. God Bless…

Helen Barker – Schweda

From Dave and Mary Cosman...

Margie, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You and Josh will be in our thoughts.

From Steve and Linda (Pitman) Roe...

So sorry to hear of Danny’s passing. Please know the family is on our prayers and thoughts

From Margaret walker (stark)...

So sorry to hear about lanny. I was a classmate at west high.

From Brenda (Hopper) Rogers...

So sorry to hear of Lanny’s passing. My condolences to your family. We were classmates at West High.

From Bonny Fugett...

Margie,
My heart is in sorrow for your loss. Please know that I am thinking and praying for you and Joshua.
Bonny Fugett

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