Dawn Michelle Pritchard McDermott

We are sad to announce the passing of Dawn Michelle Pritchard McDermott was born January 14th, 1977 in Ft. Campbell, KY. She is the daughter of James Douglas Pritchard, and Janell Sue Pritchard.

Dawn passed away on 02/25/2023, in San Diego, CA.

Dawn grew up in Baldwin City, KS and graduated from Baldwin High School in 1996. She attended Southwest State University in Marshall, MN.

On January 13th, 1997 Dawn married Joe Tomaszewski in Baldwin City, KS and they had two sons, Taylor and Alex Tomaszewski. The couple later divorced in 2002.

Dawn has worked for Wex Inc. for 6 years, and was a Workforce Analyst I.

She lived in Lawrence, KS for many years before moving to Brookings, SD to be with her boys.

Dawn moved back to Lawrence in 2021, and married Shane McDermott on 02/22/2022.

She is preceded in death by her husband Shane, grandparents Donald and Joyce Pritchard, and grandparents Gerald and Dorothy Puckett.

Dawn leaves behind two amazing sons, Taylor Tomaszewski and wife Brooklynn , and Alex Tomaszewski, all of Brookings, SD. Her parents, Doug and Janell Pritchard, from wherever the road takes them. 2 brothers, Sean Pritchard and his wife Candice, and their daughters, Jocelyn and Regan Pritchard of Olathe, KS. Keith Church and children Zak, Katelyn and her son James, and Shylah Church, of Lawrence, KS, and one sister, Staci Stuart and her husband Jeff, and their children, Greyson, Jayden, and Rylan Phillips, of Baldwin City, KS, and niece Rye Garcia and Aspen, of Olathe, KS. And many, many loved ones and friends, who will miss her very much!

Memorial services will be 2 pm, Saturday, March 25, 2023, at Rumsey-Yost funeral home in Lawrence, KS.

Donations to the family can be made at:


Online streaming of the service will be at   https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/index.php?data=MTY3OTU5NDQxNTI0MjU5OSZvbmVyb29tLWFkbWluJmNvcHlfbGluaw==

Messages & Condolences

From Tammy Johnson...

Doug, Janell and family, my heart breaks for all of you! You are in my thoughts and prayers. ???

From Kevin & Jennipher...

So sorry for your loss. Our condolences and prayers to you and your family.

From Colette Roth...

I will miss your smile and quick wit. So many times I shared with you.

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