Billy (Duane) Warrington

Funeral Services for Billy (Duane) Warrington, 62, Eudora, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday May 16th at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be immediately follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.  A visitation will be 6-7 pm, Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home

Duane ascended to a better place on May 10, 2024, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

He was born September 7, 1961, in Lawrence, the son of Billy Dee Warrington and Delores Jean Hubach (Dunn). He graduated from Lawrence High School in 1980. After high school he went on to receive HVAC and other trade certifications. He moved to Eudora in 1991 from Lawrence, Kansas.

Duane worked for the University of Kansas from 1988 to 1998 as the Maintenance Supervisor. Outside of that, well-known as a “Jack-of-all-trades,” did various odd jobs in and around Lawrence until his cancer diagnosis in the 1990’s.

He has always been interested in fixing things, building things, and working on cars, including being a builder and driver in several derby demolitions. He had various cars, trucks, and motorcycles through his life, that at some point, he would likely be tinkering with something on it. He also loved music, always having music playing on the radio, even as background; and he even took up learning the guitar and banjo in his later years.

Duane, affectionately known as “the strongest person we know” by his children, has previously survived cancer twice, a heart attack, a stroke, multiple times of pneumonia, an amputee, and countless other surgeries. He gave this final battle everything he had, hanging on longer than even some of the medical staff believed he would (to no surprise of his children). He will be missed by everyone who knew him and loved him and never forgotten, but will live on forever within us, from the memories we have of him.

He is survived by his children: twin daughters Sheena Rae Boden (Warrington) and husband Aaron Michael Boden, Shonna Mae Warrington and fiancé Mike Thomas Williams, daughter Danielle Joy Warrington, and son Dylan Duane Warrington. He is survived by his grandchildren: Channing Jon Calhoon, Cami Kay Calhoon, Vienna Rae Boden, and Vaeda Sue Boden.

Duane is also survived by his father Billy Dee Warrington and mother Delores Jean Hubach and stepfather Robert Hubach; sisters Rhonda Jeanene Tingle, Millie Delores Wheeler, and Lucinda “Cindy” Lynn Winger.

He was preceded in death by his Brother Roy Lewis Winger in 2018 and step dad Wally Winger.

The Family will hold a gathering after the burial immediately following the gravesite service, at Flory Meeting Hall at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

The Family suggests memorials be made to any medical field of research, P.O. Box 1260 Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Kenny...

Thinking about your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys.

From Leslie French...

My heart goes out to the family of Duane Warrington . We were good friends all through life and in school Duane was a very good hearted person . I will miss you friend you went through a lot here on this earth . Now it’s your time to fly until we meet again brother enjoy and fly high . R I P

From Susan & Dale Carnagie...

Sheena & Shonna,
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet dad. Keeping you all in my prayers as you navigate this sorrowful journey.

From Tom Day...

Dylan and all the Warrington family,
So sorry to hear about your father’s passing. Keep all your great memories of him close to your hearts, for they will help ease your sorrow.

From Julie L Hill...

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Duane. I will always remember the fun I had growing up with himand his sisters! He grew up to be a wonderful dad snd hard worker. I didn’t get to see him much in his latter years, but thought of him as a great cousin!
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

From Marsha Henry Goff...

Delores, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I notice he graduated from LHS the same year our son Greg did. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

From Greg Counts...

I’m so sorry for your loss. I knew your Duane when we were kids. Duane, Zeke Robinson, and myself used to hang out often in junior high and high school. We shared a love for cars. Sending thoughts and prayers

From cindyMiller...

I’m so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing i prayyou giirls findcomfort andpeace during this very difficult timeRest easyDuane

From Alicia & Jonathan Beard...

To Delores and all her family: We haven’t seen Duane since he was a child but the description of him in the obituary sounds like he grew into an amazing adult. We are so sorry for your loss. We are glad he won’t have to suffer anymore but we know you will miss him terribly. We are thinking of you and God bless all of you.

From Tammy Copp-Barta...

So sorry to hear of Duane’s passing. I talked to him on facebook a few times and knew he was really struggling.

Please know that our family is thinking of you. Losing ones parent is always hard.

May you both know peace in knowing he is no longer suffering and you have an angel watching over you.

Jon, Tammy, Timothy and Tia Barta

From Tammy Wilson...

So sorry for your loss, Sheena and Shonna. I knew your dad when we were kids. Always a really good person. Sending prayers to all…❤️

From Jeanette Born...

Sheena and Shonna so sorry for the loss of your Dad. Thinking of you all through this sad time. Hugs to you all.. Jeanette and Trig

From Jessica Freeman...

RIH Uncle Duane ❤️

From Matt M Montgomery...

Prayers to family and friends.
Duane was a longtime fried.
Millie , sorry for your loss.
RIP Brother

From Julie Rea...

Millie: I am sorry about the loss of your brother. Although it has been MANY years, I remember he was kind when you and I were on the same bowling team. May God bless your family with comfort and good memories as everyone is mourning.

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