Michelle Elizabeth Pavlicek

It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Michelle Elizabeth Pavlicek of Lawrence, KS on November 19, 2020 at the age of 65 years.

Michelle was born October 12, 1955 in Omaha, NE to Raymond and Marilyn Waner (both deceased). She graduated from Lawrence High School in 1973.

She married the love of her life Arland Pavlicek Jr, 67, on April 12, 1975. They were blessed with over 45 years of cherished memories of loving life together. A dedicated wife and mother, she treasured her family and embraced every moment with them.

Michelle worked for the USD497 for over 30 years. She shared her warmth and kindness with everyone she met.

Michelle will forever live in the hearts of her husband and her two children, Jason (Bah) Pavlicek and Rebecca Pavlicek. She is survived by her loving sisters Lynette Doucett, Jeanette Waner and Francine Koenig.

The family wishes to thank the staff of LMH Health, Lawrence first responders and police for their care and compassion.

A private family service was held in her honor. Memorial donations may be made in the name of Michelle Pavlicek to the American Heart Association, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.

Messages & Condolences

From Bob and Jane Clinton...

Arland and family. So sorry to hear of Michelle. Jane and I prayers are with you and your family. We always enjoyed seeing you and Michelle at various time of our walks.

From Megan Hurt...

My heartfelt condolences to Michelle’s family and loved ones. She was always smiling, fun, and kind in the lunch room at LHS. A wonderful person.

From Roscoe and Kathy...

Arland and kids, so sorry for your loss. Michelle was always a bright spot whenever we were around her. She will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. may God bless.

From Bob and Paula Hahn...

Arland and family, We were so surprised and saddened to hear of Michelle’s passing. She was a very special lady and will be missed by everyone who knew her. We remember her beautiful smile; she was a joy to be around. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

From Norman Pitts...

So sorry for your loss. Arland you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

From Hannes Combest...

I haven’t seen y’all for years but every time I think of you, I smile. It’s been 40 years since we would get together at holiday parties. Y’all always made me feel so included. It still makes me smile! My heart is broken for your family.

From Pat and Michael Lechtenberg...

We are so sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. We will be remembering all of her family in our prayers and are thankful for the blessing of having known MIchelle.

From Lisa Baxter...

I’m still in disbelief that Michelle is no longer with us. She was a ray of sunshine. Rest In Peace Michelle and Spread your wings high!

From Larry and Linda Gentry...

Our heart goes out to you and to everyone who loved knew and loved Michele. This is such a huge loss. Prayers for love and comfort during this difficult time.

From Doran and Cheryl Chaput...

We were so sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

From Billy & Julie Brumley...

Arland and family, We are so sorry for your loss.

From Gary Pearson...

So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are for you.

From Evelyn Cotton...

So sorry for your loss.

From Don Jardon...

Arland, prayers to you and your family. I’m sorry to hear about your loss.

From Frances Antle...

Arland and family: My prayers and condolences to you in your loss of Michelle. She was a gracious lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Please know that my thoughts are with you as you face the future without her. Your many friends will help you on this journey.

From Lisa K Clark...

So sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. She and I were high school friends then caught up with each other again when we both worked at Schw Elementary. She always had a warm smile for everyone.
Lisa Roush Clark

From Shelley Vann...

I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Michelle. She was so kind and patient with our students. She will truly be missed.♥️ Shell

From Karen Wiegert...

I’m so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed her company when I used to go to events at DelMonte and seeing the two of you walking together in the neighborhood

From Betsy Howland...

Dear Pavlicek Family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Michelle was such a wonderful person!! Always in my prayers!

From Lucius and Jan Turner...

Arland and family: Prayers and comforting thoughts to you at this time.

From John Weber...

Michelle was my back yard neighbor growing up. She was a genuinely nice girl to be around, and sounds like she maintained that throughout her entire life: no small feat.

From Michael Norris...

I spoke to her most everyday for almost 10 years. She was such a good person. This is heartbreaking.

From Pat Lindeman...

Arland I pray for strength in the time ahead and a road of positive memories for your family to walk.

From Mindy Dechant...

Michelle will be greatly missed at LHS. She always said Hi to me when I came thru the line and asked how I was doing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

From Marsha Abbott...

Michelle was a very friendly person. I enjoyed working with her at LHS. She will be greatly missed.

From Christie Barrand Curtis...

I’m am so sad to hear of Michelle’s passing. She was so sweet and kind and fun to be around. She will be missed.
Prayers and hugs to the family.

From Cindy Aldridge...

Bimbo(Arland), Jason, Becky, Pam, Jay and family, we are so sorry to hear about Michelle’s passing. She was such a sweet and caring person! Always stopped and talked when I saw her. You are all in our thoughts and prayers!❤️🙏 It has been a sad week. I also lost my husband Gary this week too.

From Mary Lou and Ed Almanza...

So sorry to hear of Michelle passing away. She was a very nice person and I always enjoyed being around her. Thoughts and prayers for you Arland, your children and family at this difficult time. She will be missed.

From Allison...

I was a student at LHS from 2012-2016 and I remember Michelle because of her kindness. I remember coming to her line in the lunchroom and her smiling and calling me by my name every single time. She brought so much light to LHS. Prayers for the family. She brought so much joy to LHS and I feel so lucky to have gotten to know her during my time there.

From Raye Ann Novotney...

I am so grateful for the chance to meet you!! You were always so wonderful to us and our kids. I loved coming through your line because you always had a smile and were always so polite. Your going to be missed by so many of us! Prayers to the family and thank you for sharing Michelle with us!!

From Eileen young...

I worked at school district where she worked. Sometimes we worked together. Great lady she will be missed. We took couples dance classes many years ago. Had great fun. Thanks for your friendship.

From Glenda...

I worked occasionally with Michelle. My memory of her is of a kind and compassionate soul. She was always patient and pleasant to work with. I’m so sorry she is gone from our world. We need people like her.

From Mary Anne Coleman...

Michelle was usually the first person who greeted me when I entered the cafeteria. Always enjoyed visiting with her! True, kind, beautiful person!

From Steven Ramirez...

Very sorry and shocked to learn of the passing of Michelle. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Arlan.

From Richard and Sandy Vigna...

So sorry to hear about Michelle. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

From Sharon Dwyer...

So sorry to hear of the passing of Michelle. I always enjoyed working with her on many school projects at Wakarusa Valley Elementary
where Jill and Todd Dwyer were classmates with Jason and Becky.

From Jill Powell...

Michelle was such a good friend to me. We met at West Jr High. She was a wonderful person. She was always smiling and made you feel special. She will be missed

From Zoanne Julian...

You were always a ray of sunshine in a sea of gray. You will be greatly missed.

From Debby Crady...

Dear Pavlicek Family,
I am so sorry for your lost. Michelle was a beautiful caring person.
Debby Crady

From Ed and Rita Schrader...

Arland, our thoughts and love go out to you and your family. Rita and I will always remember Michelle and her love and kindness.

From Mike & Julie Fuhrmann...

I am so sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. Arland, all felt right right with the world when we’d see you two walking through the neighborhood; it was always easy to see that you were best friends. I cherish now this past summer when the 4 of us stopped and talked on the sidewalk and got “caught up” again. Becca, I’m remembering it was your friendship with Adele that brought us together. Lifting you all up in prayer.

From Ted and Colleen Walker...

Arland, Jason and Bah, and Beck, you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you travel this difficult road. Our hearts are with you. Michelle was a lovely lady and fun to be with. We have many fond memories of our ski trips, boat outings, dinners, bowling league (Bimbo and the Jets) and time spent together. We know she is dearly missed. Hugs to each of you.

From Dixie Freeman...

I loved talking to you and laughing with you❤ you will be greatly missed!

From Cindy Smith Pogge (previous) Gress...

Thinking of you Bimbo (as I always knew you) and family in the loss of Michelle. I pray for comfort and God to wrap his wings around all of you as you walk this most difficult time. I was reliving all the great times we shared at LHS in our younger years.

From Mary Guenther Lowrance...

Arland and family; so sorry to hear of Michelle’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

From Kenna and Don Rothwell...

We are so sad for your loss. Michelle was such a ray of sunshine and love.
Hugs and love to you all.

From Bruce & Diana Sauer...

Arland and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the loss of Michelle. Wished we could have spent more time together. She was such a sweet and kind person 💕 She will be missed by all.

From Kathy Karl...

Arland and kids. BILL and myself are so sorry for the loss of Michelle
She will dearly be missed. We had a lot of great times together
Our heart goes out to you and family. Our prayers and thoughts
Are with you.

From Carol and Beth Ravins...

You all are in our hearts and prayers.

From Terry Parker...

Arland and Family: I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Michelle. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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