Funeral services for Marsha G. Schwyhart, 70, Lawrence, will be at 11 am Wednesday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Tom Herries officiating. Interment will be at 2:15 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery. The service will be broadcast on Facebook Live on the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home page.
Marsha passed away on Thursday, February 17th, 2022, in Lawrence after a battle with cancer. Marsha was born September 4, 1951, in Garden City, KS- the daughter of Robert (Bob) and Martha Clester. Marsha married Vance Schwyhart on May 12, 1979, in Topeka KS.
Marsha served in many roles for the Girl Scouts, including Troop Leader, Service Unit Coordinator, and Product Sales Manager. She later served as a lead VIN Inspector for the Kansas Highway Patrol. Her greatest and most beloved job, however, was that of being a Mom and a Grandma. She spent countless hours volunteering at the schools of her kids and grandkids, including the harrowing task of homeschooling 3 of her grandkids during the pandemic.
Survivors include her husband, Vance Schwyhart; three daughters, Heather Lambert (Derek Thyssen), Cari Simons (Jeff Simons), and Katie Newell (James Newell); and five grandkids, she affectionally called “The Five”, Peyton, Logan, Lukas, Lilly, and Emma, all of Lawrence KS.
Marsha enjoyed traveling, camping, and being outdoors- especially on the lake. She loved reading, cooking, and anything that involved family. She was a prayer warrior and an avid student of the Bible.
Memorial contributions may be made to Kansas Trails Council or the Lawrence Public Library Friends & Foundation, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Dear Schwyhart family,
I was so saddened to hear of Marsha’s passing.
We have many fond memories of Marsha and the Jayhawks.
May you all find peace and comfort in all your memories. 🕯
Marsha was a joy to work with when our children attended school together. Her girl scout services were always appreciated. We are sorry for your loss.
Vance, we are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family and you in our prayers.
So sorry for your loss Vance and family. May the Lord give you peace in your time of grief. God bless you all. Russell and Jenny Grooms
Katie & Family, Sending all of our love & prayers your way!
My deepest sympathy on your loss. Keeping you all in prayer. I knew Marsha from her years as a KHP VIN inspector and enjoyed very much our business contacts during the process and catching up with Marsha when I would see her in the community after her retirement.
I am so sorry for your loss. Marsha and I were high school friends. I am thankful I got to visit with her at our 50th high school reunion. I didn’t know that she was ill. God bless you all…
Heather and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. One thing I remember most about Marsha is her beautiful smile. It seems the more we love someone, the more it hurts when they’re gone. Please accept my condolences during this difficult time.
Vance, such a great loss! Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.
Please accept my condolences for your loss. Marsha’s parents, Bob and Marcie Clester, were very close friends with my parents, Aaron and Marilyn Johnson, and as such we grew up together. She was like a big sister to me and I loved her as a sister. Our families snow skied together, water skied together, and enjoyed each other’s company often. I will miss her and am so very sorry for your loss.
Deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of a great woman. My thoughts are with you all during this difficult time.
I was so very sorry to read of Marsha’s passing. I’m sending strength and good memories to Vance and the girls at this most difficult time. I knew Marsha through church and through scouting.
My love and prayers go out to all of Marsha’s family,my heart aches for all of you,I am still grieving my mums passing,you will always be in my prayers,as Katie is my daughter in law,so I feel a special bond with the family.God bless you.
Heather and family, sending love and gratitude for sharing your mom with me. She was a wonderful, strong and patience presence in so many lives and raised some fierce women, including a bit of this one. Thinking of you all and holding you in my heart. With love, Heidi Miller
So sorry for our loss, but Heaven’s gain. I went to high school with Marsha. In fact I loaned her my ID once as I turned 18 before she did…lol. Rest well in the arms of our savior dear Marsha.😇🙏
You are resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior. What a beautiful and humble soul you are dear sweet Marsha. Give Jesus a hug and kiss His fine cheek. I will see you again, Marsha. I will miss and pray for you and all the family (((HUGS)))
My condolences and prayers go up for the family. May God wrap his arms around the family during your time of loss.
So very sorry for the loss of Marsha but praising God that she is with Him. She was a beloved member of our Bible Study, and I’m so grateful to have known her.
I hope the good times in your lives together will fill your hearts with happiness. Our thoughts are with your family.
Deepest sympathy to the Schwyhart family. All of our live and prayers. Shella and Terry Newell
So sorry to hear about Marsha passing. We were in school together. Prayers to your family
Marsha and I went to high school together. She lived 1.5 blocks from me. We enjoyed many good times together. My prayers are with your family. RIP, my friend.
To the family,
You have my deepest condolences.
May you find comfort in the memories.❤️
Even though I only saw her several times, it feels like I know her well through Katie. She must have been a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, friend and prayer warrior. Her suffering on this earth has ended, but those who knew her best will miss her dearly. May God sustain you and bless you during this difficult time.
Marsha grew into adulthood in Winfield Kansas. We, her many high school classmates remember and honor her life. Our condolences and prayers are offered to Vance, the daughters, and grandchildren.
Our condolences and love to Vance and the family in this time of sorrow.
Cari (and family)
The passing of your mom is a huge loss and this is a painful time. Memories of time spent with your mother are cherished, especially now. My condolences,
love and hugs to you and your family. Bless your mother for being such a beautiful person on earth. She will be fondly remembered by so many people she touched.♡
My thoughts are with you
And I hope you are able to recall the good memories when you need to feel better.
All my love,
Our thoughts and prayers are with Vance and the rest of the family. I always looked forward to Marsha leading the Thursday morning Bible Study and our visits afterwards. May you find Comfort and Peace in God’s Loving Arms.
We are so sad to hear this news. We’ve lost a good woman and a good friend. Our hearts go out to you. We hold you in our prayers.
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek. Our heartfelt condolences.
I am so sorry to hear this news. Julie and I send our love and prayers. Marsha made a difference in our lives. She will be missed. I know she will Rest In Peace and rise in glory.
OMG Vance, this is a real shocker. She was one nice lady.
My heart aches for the Schwyhart family. Your loss is great and you have my deepest sympathies. I have many found memories of learning to camp from Marsha and Vance in our Girl Scouting days and many other laughable and joyous adventures. . Marsha was a terrific leader.
Marsha and I worked together years ago in Scouts. My prayers to her family
Condolences and prayers to Vance and the family for their loss. Best Wishes to you all during this difficult time.
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