A memorial visitation for Shane McDermott, 44, Lawrence, will be from 2-4 pm Tuesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Shane passed away Sunday, February 27, 2022, at his home.
He was born April 11, 1977, in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the son of Roy Steven and Kathy Ann Schaulis Odom. He graduated from Lawrence High School and later from the University of Kansas.
Shane co-owned and operated Midwest Estates Property Management and had previously owned Budget Blinds. He enjoyed anything outdoors – hunting, fishing, hiking, motorcycles, canoeing, caving, and ATV’s. He could build anything and would help anyone.
He married Dawn M. Pritchard on February 22, 2022, in Lawrence. She survives of the home. Other survivors include two children, Macie and Raegan McDermott, Lenexa; two step children, Taylor Tomaszewski (Brooklynn) and Alex Tomaszewski, all of Brookings, SD; his mother, Kathy Schaulis (Robert Slaughter), Lawrence; two siblings, Billie Chamberlin, Ottawa, and Sonya Palacios (Ramon), Phoenix; and maternal grandmother Donna Stoldt, Topeka.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com
Messages & Condolences
I tried to go. I really did. I knew exactly where my black dress was. I went to my Mom’s to ask her to see if someone could get Lucy. It all goes in slow motion now. I’m sorry. I promise Shane will tell you lots of funny stories about us when you see him again. He was a gentleman. God bless you.
Loved you lots Shane. I have known you since your were a young teenager. You’re mom and I best friend. I will miss you. 😭😘
I had not talked with Shane in many years but his light was never forgotten. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be remembered with great love.
Shane. You will be deeply missed by the Rodriguez’.
I will do everything I can to help your girls.
Kathy and Bob, I am so sorry for your loss.
I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Shane. May the special memories you made together help you through this very difficult time. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
This has been really hard for me. I miss you my friend. I wish I could go back in time and see you again. Let you know how much your friendship meant to me. How our daughters love us and need us in their lives. I always enjoyed coming over to visit with you. Talk about our crazy lives. I should have come over more often. I had no idea how hopeless and sad you must have felt.
Shane you were such a great friend to Javier & Jodie when we all were in Costa Rica. I so enjoyed getting to know your family then. Prayers for all but especially for your sweet girls Raegan & Macie.
Kathy and Bob
I am truly sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.
KATHY & BOB, We are so sorry to hear of your loss 🙏
DAVE & JEAN ( Stevenson ) AFFALTER
Our hearts hurt! What a special and great man Shane, we will treasure all the memories. So much love to his family and friends.
Shane way our neighbor our good friend and like a son to us. We Loved him to just pop over the hill Just to say Hi and talk. By his self or had the Girls Dog a Just be riding a Lawn Mower, ATV, Bike, . Was also so Kind full of Life always wanting to help us old Farts. He would help Richard with Something with just a Phone call. He would ask also would ask for a hand on something Because he knew Richard was the man with Big toys and Loved getting them out to help. I loved when his family would come over to take a swim. We miss the Girls very much… The last Time I saw shane was a Phone call from us old Fart Neighbors. Saying Shane What are you up too. We are down by the River and we are out of Gas in the Jeep. will you come help us. Sure thing he was there in a min. alway Always Great Guy. Shane I never would had thought that would be my last time to see you a thank you for your Kindness and you sweet smile. Richard and I will miss you Dearly. Prayers and Hugs to your mom and Bob and your Lovely Girls.
Sonya and family~
In times of loss and sorrow also allows welcoming thoughts of good memories and the times of laughter that you shared. Sending my love.
Dawn, Kathy and Bob. We are so sorry for your loss. We have been thinking of you.
Kathy and Bob, I am so very sorry for your loss. Love and Peace to you and his family.
Shane was nearly a fixture in our home, being a great friend of our son. Hearing of this is devastating but not nearly as much as to the family left behind. Our sincere condolences. May God give you strength.
The world is a little bit darker without you Shane! May you rest in peace my friend. I’m praying for your loved ones.
So so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you.
So sorry Kathy an Bob, my heart hurts for you!! Prayers to you and your family!! Hugs ❤
Im so sorry Kathy and Bob.
Deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Prayers for strength.
Sorry for your loss Kathy and Bob.
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