Amy Louise (Oswalt) Woodmancy

A. Woodmancy PicAmy Louise (Oswalt) Woodmancy, 91, died Thursday, July 14, 2016, at Bonner Springs Nursing Center in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Amy was born on July 26, 1924, near Elgin, Oklahoma to Nellie Lee (Cox) Oswalt and Gervis E. Oswalt. She is survived by her husband Glenn Covert Woodmancy . They celebrated their 70th anniversary on July 6. She was a much-loved mother and grandmother to daughters and their husbands, Mary-Nell (Mark) Gleeson and Sarah (Michael) Van Horn and grandchildren Ben (Kate) Gleeson, Sam (Megan) Gleeson, Nate (Liz Cooper) Van Horn and Elizabeth Van Horn.

Amy and Glenn’s married life took them all over the United States. They lived in Boulder, CO, Goltry, OK, Wichita, KS(twice), Huntsville, AL (twice), Seattle, WA (twice), Randolph, NY and Lawrence, KS upon retirement to be near family. Amy was a teacher wherever she lived, starting in a one-room schoolhouse in Oklahoma and completing her career teaching English as a Second Language to new immigrants at Jardine Jr. High in Wichita, Kansas.

A memorial service for Amy will be held Saturday, July 30, 2:30 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home in Lawrence.

Donations in her name may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America ( or Community Christian Church, 4601 Main St. Kansas City, MO., sent in care of the funeral home.